Renee Graham wonders what happened to the marker commemorating Pope John Paul II's visit to the Common.
Firefighters had to foam down a smoking Red Line on the Longfellow Bridge just past Charles/MGH around 6 p.m. Gabriel Fishman, who captured the scene just as firefighters arrived, reports they made short work of whatever the problem was and that service seemed to start up not long after.
Teddy Kokoros couldn't help but notice this fallen tree between Cheers and the Common this morning.
Frank Kosiba watched the storm roll in from his deck in South Boston.
Elsie Kenyon, meanwhile, got to see both ends of the rainbow from the Longfellow Bridge: Read more.
A concerned citizen reports a nefarious practice:
People from outside neighborhood are bringing rubbish and paper products on Sunday for Monday pick up.
A helicopter is flying low and in circles over the area this morning. It could be a federal radiation chopper, or it could be a training exercise by the FBI and State Police. Read more.
Ryan Meador watched the clouds moving over the Charles without doing much more than looking menacing, around 6:20 p.m.
Sure, there's still snow in South Boston, but Andy Santos thinks a certain Beacon Hill resident needs a reminder winter officially ended two months ago.
Stevil was on the Common today: Read more.
Lenny Rowe watched a Storrowing that wasn't shortly after 10 a.m. today. But don't worry, traffic-jam fans: Police still shut down the road to let the trucker back up and find another way to head towards 93.
Dan Santry snapped Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's plane after it had landed at Logan. Abe starts a three-day US tour with dinner tonight at John and Teresa's place at Louisburg Square. His itinerary also includes a speech at the Kennedy School across the river and a trip down to DC for a speech before Congress.
Rachel Anne Miller watched as boaters rushed to a capsized sailboat on the Charles this afternoon and helped right it.
Interaction with a trooper at Charles Circle on Tuesday.
Via Boston Reddit.
UPDATE: Delvin Dixon, 40, of Charlestown, was arraigned on a charge of vandalism this afternoon. He was released on personal recognizance, but ordered to stay away from the Common until his case is resolved, the Suffolk County DA's office reports.
Somebody with a less than reverential view towards the past - not to mention Matthew Broderick - snapped off Robert Gould Shaw's sword from the 54th Massachusetts memorial across from the State House this morning.