617 Images photographed Mrs. Mallard and her ducklings in Easter bonnets today.
Meg admired the annual Marathon window box on Beacon Street.
JC Considine spotted workers installing the carousel by the Frog Pond on the Common today.
State officials report contractors will begin prepping the Longfellow Bridge on Saturday to remove the two remaining towers as part of the overall bridge reconstruction project.
Don't worry, seasoning fans: The state says, as with the other two towers - and unlike that decorative railing a few years back - the towers will be put into storage so they can be replaced once the bulk of the repairs to the bridge and the realignment of the traffic/bicycle/pedestrian lanes is finished.
A manhole fire around 5:30 p.m. at Mt. Vernon and Walnut streets means a shutdown of the intersection for about 90 minutes as firefighters douse the flames and Eversource repairs the damage.
The Friends of the Public Garden board has a simple message for Boston 2024: Get offa their lawns.
The park advocacy group, which also looks after the Common, says it's against Boston 2024's proposals to build a 16,000-seat beach-volleyball stadium on the Common and to use Charles Street and part of the Public Garden for a marathon and bicycle races.
Updated with information from the DA's office.
A woman apparently walking against the light was struck and killed by a tractor trailer in Charles Circle this afternoon.
Witnesses reported that the woman, 68, was crossing Cambridge Street towards the Liberty Hotel when hit around 1:30 p.m., according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office, which adds:
Emergency medical technicians from an ambulance company were in the immediate area and stopped to assist. The woman was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital a short distance away, where she died of her injuries.
617 Images shows us the Make Way for Ducklings ducks are ready for St. Patrick's Day.
JB Parrett enjoyed the sunset over the Longfellow, the Charles and Kendall Square this evening.
K.A. ran across an air conditioner being used as a space saver on Beacon Hill this morning, wonders whether the owner just gave up on the idea of it ever getting warm enough again to need it for its original purpose.
Katia, meanwhile, discovered a microwave slowly emerging on the sidewalk as a Beacon Hill glacier retreats:
Looks like last night's snow/sleet/rain was the last straw for Boston buildings. We've had a partial roof collapse on Columbia Point and a complete building collapse in Readville. And now this: Cars are being flattened by killer death ice. Kristin MacDougall forwarded this photo of a car flattened like a pancake by snow that fell off a building on 3rd Avenue in the Charlestown Navy Yard.
Boston's DPW announced today it's holding off on the annual re-start of street sweeping until after "streets are cleared to the curb and gutters are free of ice and snow."
Fans of cleaner streets in the North End, the South End and Beacon Hill, where street sweeping normally starts in March, will have to wait for "a thaw and large scale melting," the department said, adding that also means daytime parking restrictions will not apply there, either. The DPW says it will send out notices when the streets are fit to sweep
Now that's a book we'd read. Lynne watched a firefighter dealing with an icicle on Beacon Street on Beacon Hill today before it fell on somebody's head.
Fredly reports he came out today to find his Prius's rear window smashed, the spoiler broken, a fender keyed and what appear to be kick marks. He was parked behind the State House.
Guess someone took the space saver away before I showed up. ... If you shoveled it, you should get to use the space, but if someone takes it, just write a note, don't get violent.
Sticky Icky shows us a new tunnel on Chestnut Street.
Kathleen O'Donnell watched her kitty watching the snow on Beacon Hill this morning.
Catarina Maia took a look out her window and realized immediately she wasn't going anyplace any time soon in this most historic of historic Boston winters. We could get 18 inches out of this snow, but with drifts, God, who knows?
Around 6 p.m., the outbound platform at Charles/MGH looked pretty much the same right after a train pulled out as it did before. As Lindsay Devers reports, the train was so crowded nobody could get on it.
Elsewhere? At least people waiting for trains out of South Station were inside. Ditto for North Station, where Ben Higgins snapped the departure list:
With many Boston roads still not fully plowed, traffic across the city continues to be tied up in knots, as Alison Kenney shows us with her dashboard-eye view of Charles Circle around 12:45 p.m.
In response to a citizen complaint yesterday about an unshoveled sidewalk outside the Kerry/Heinz homestead on Beacon Hill, the city said today:
Case Closed. TICKET: Ticket Issued.
Senator Eileen Donoghue .. claimed the high costs associated with..becoming a host city would be outweighed by the economic gains from increased tourism and business.