The Boston Courant reports state transportation officials are working on plans to stick both sides of Storrow Drive under a Longfellow Bridge arch, which would let Mass. Eye and Ear Infirmary expand one of its buildings and dig a new parking garage under the current Infirmary parking lot in exchange for giving up the parking lot for the new road alignment and new parkland (Ed. note: Link goes to a JPG image of the article, because the Courant remains one of the few newspapers in America to resist the Web).
This afternoon on Radio Boston FM 90.9 Karyn Polito, Charlie Baker's far-right Lt. Gov. candidate, made the claim " I am not a Tea Party candidate." Hilarity ensued.
Baker's much-vaunted outreach to people who traditionally do not vote Republican took a big hit Tuesday night when he was a no-show at MIRA's gubernatorial forum on immigration and civil liberties in Boston.
Ed. note: I originally had a photo of a man being placed in a cruiser. That guy had dreadlocks, but Hutchinson had a short haircut in court the next morning. I've taken down the photo - there was another arrest around the same time for an unrelated incident near the Common and the photo might have shown that guy.
As reported last week in the Globe, the folks at the Commonwealth Future PAC have spent $3.6 million so far in the race for governor, rooting for Team Baker to beat Team Coakley.
A concerned citizen wants something done about this Sharpie graffiti on Phillips Street. At least he or she maked "no" for the question of whether it's offensive.
The Suffolk Journal reports that one of new President Norman Smith's first acts was to cancel those ads whose main purpose seemed to be to make everybody want to punch the person responsible for them.
That is an argument being made by an attorney who represented the defendant in question, who Josh Wall was prosecuting in the Suffolk DA's office.
David Woodman's parents, Cathleen and Jeffrey Woodman, are also speaking out against Josh Wall's nomination.
â€śBeing attacked by six police officers, lifted three or four feet in the air and slammed to the ground stopped his heart from beating. That was the cause of his death,â€ť Cathleen Woodman said.
At 8:46 a.m., taps played outside the State House as the American and Massachusetts flags were raised to half staff. Photo by PlunkettPrime.
Roving UHub photography Anthony Macchi couldn't rove very far around 11:30 this morning thanks to the driver of a U-Haul truck that suddenly realized he or she wasn't going to come out of the Storrow tunnel unscathed.
"Thought we were in the clear after the 1st," he writes.
Members of the Boston Center for Independent Living and friends gathered at Beacon and Charles streets today to celebrate the new handicap access ramps going in at Beacon Hill intersections.
Joe Pesaturo of the MBTA (which got a shout out for its accessibility work) caught the celebration, which also included a ceremonial hoisting of the commemoration's cake by some of the construction workers busy installing the ramps.
The Boston Center for Independent Living holds a little street celebration on Thursday for the installation of access ramps on Beacon Hill.
After nearly three years of discussion, the city is installing access rampsâ€”also known as curb cutsâ€”at intersections on Beacon Hill in Boston. Itâ€™s time to celebrate and support the cityâ€™s work!
Weâ€™ll be handing out flyers, cutting a celebration cake for attendees, and affirming the importance of the ADA!
Barely a month after Todd English's Figs on Charles Street closed for repairs and then re-opened, it's shut again.
Sara snapped this photo of the window this evening, featuring a prominent apology for being "temporarily" closed. The restaurant is one of the just three outposts left in English's rapidly shrinking Boston empire, the others being the other Figs in Charlestown and Bonfire at Logan Airport.
Well, actually, he pounded out some e-mail, but whatever: The Globe reports a board member of the Beacon Hill Neighborhood Association threatened unspecified action against the state last year if it didn't immediately rip up the concrete-and-red-plastic handicap ramps it placed around historically important Charles Circle, which is dominated by a modern, glass-sheathed Red Line station.
State officials snorted in reply.
Republican Charlie Baker thinks he can fool voters by skipping public forums, running away from his past and changing his policy positions based on the political winds. That is no way to run for the highest office in our Commonwealth and the former health insurance boss ought to start taking responsibility for his positions and stand by his record. Voters have a lot of questions that need answering and it is time Republican Baker comes clean about a few things.