First responders from both Cambridge and Boston and divers from Boston rushed to the Charles River near the Longfellow Bridge around 6:30 p.m. on what appeared to be a report that two people might be in the river. Read more.
Around 6:20 p.m., Harvey Leonard had this to say about the storm in the Boston area: "It's a very significant event" for the next hour or 2.
Megz reports: Read more.
JB Parrett watched the skaters on Frog Pond.
JDMD Owner, LLC, owned by three New Yorkers, has filed a letter of intent with the BRA to convert buildings at 33 and 61 Temple St. into 75 condominiums. Read more.
With temps approaching 70, Rachel reports the ice skating on Frog Pond today was more like puddle skating.
The Boston Fire Department reports smoke from a fire in an apartment building at 80 Revere St. Wednesday night killed two dogs. A third dog was rescued.
The fire, reported around 8 p.m. in a second-floor kitchen of the five-story, ten-unit building, did an estimated $60,000 in damage, the department says. No people were injured.
Boston Magazine reports Bryon Hefner is registered to vote in Amherst, which is just a bit out of the 1st Suffolk and Middlesex state-senate district he said yesterday he might like to try his hand at representing. Legally, at least, that's not a problem - as long as he changes his registration to his Beacon Hill home before the election.
State Rep. Jay Livingstone (D-Back Bay) announced last night he's running for the 1st Suffolk and Middlesex senate seat being vacated by Anthony Petruccelli.
His announcement came only hours after neighboring state Rep. Aaron Michlewitz (D-North End) announced he wasn't going to run for the seat. Read more.
Boston snapped these cherry blossoms on Boston Common today.
Ed. note: A lot less glamorous, but down the street from us, somebody's yard is full of dandelions.
WBZ reports on the anonymous Good Samaritan.
Around 2:40 p.m. Transported to Mass. General.
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports state Sen. Anthony Petruccelli is resigning for a job at Kearney, Donovan & McGee, a downtown lobbying firm. His district includes the North End, East Boston and Beacon Hill.
The folks who oversee the Frog Pond report their Zamboni is hard at work today, getting the surface just right for the opening of skating season at 10 a.m. on Friday.
Saturday evening near the Longfellow, WBZ reports.