Wicked Local Cambridge reports that Brad Marston, running against 8th Suffolk incumbent Marty Walz, says his name was incorrectly slapped on anti-abortion statements on two Web sites.
UPDATE: See the comments for a note from one of the people involved.
Boston Police report a man spotted breaking into a car on the Public Garden side of Charles last night found himself chased across the Common by several people who kept after him until police arrived.
Jamie Kitchens, 34, was arrested on charges of breaking and entering a motor vehicle, receiving stolen property and, of course, possession of burglarious tools after, police say, several friends walking through the Public Garden "heard glass break and observed the suspect leaning into the broken window of a car parked on Charles St. and removing items from the car" and then decided to do something about it.
On the Web, nothing ever dies. Take, for example, this page advertising Buzzy's Roast Beef, more than eight years after it was demolished to make way for a hotel where people pay good money to eat behind bars:
We're more than just Roast Beef.
Stop by and check out our menu of sandwiches, salads, and more. We even serve breakfast.
Buzzy's Fabulous Roast Beef is practically a Boston tradition. It was first opened at Charles Circle during the 1960's, and was re-opened September 27, 1996 - and has not been closed a minute since! You will find an extensive menu of sandwiches, salads, sides, breakfast, and of course, the best Roast Beef sandwiches in Boston.
Indoor and Outdoor seating available.
Spatch, who found the page, sighs:
The fact that this webpage for Buzzy's Roast Beef still exists is both amazing and depressing.
Christina recalls the last day we ate at Buzzy's.
Yes, of course there's a Facebook page for Buzzy's fans.
Points for creativity, if nothing else: Boston Police report arresting a couple of faux doxies for a pair of robberies on Charles Street and Tremont Street late last night. In the first case, the victim told police:
He was walking along Charles Street when he was approached by two women. The two women asked the victim if he would like to have a good time and he answered affirmatively. One of the two women then directed the victim to touch the other woman's breast and he heeded her instructions touching the other woman's breast. One the victim touched the other woman's breast he was then pushed against a wall and one of the women exclaimed, "You are under arrest, we are the police!" One of the suspects then reached into his pocket and removed both his wallet and cell phone and walked away.
Not long after, police say, officers on patrol in Chinatown noticed three women surrounding a man at LaGrange and Tremont, with one of them holding him by the neck:
Officers spoke to the male and he told officers that he was walking on LaGrange St. when he was approached by the same two females who had approached the victim from Charles Street and demanded to know what he was doing on the street. The victim then reported that before he could answer one of the suspects grabbed him by his shirt collar and took his wallet from his back pocket. One of the women after taking his wallet told him that they were cops and that he was going to jail. The woman holding him then told the other one to "call it in" and she started to motion as if she was waving someone to come to her aid.
Angela C. Kasper, 30 of Cary, NC and Kimberly Mosby, 43 of Boston, were arrested and charged with unarmed robbery and impersonating a police officer.
The Globe reports the Friends of the Public Garden, which also looks after the Common, is in talks with companies to help sponsor repairs and upgrades to America's oldest public park.
The idea is to replicate New York's success in transforming a small park behind the New York Public Library from a crime-ridden drug den into a bucolic urban oasis. In fact, the guy in charge of that is now working for the Friends of the Public Garden.
To preview your primary ballot for tomorrow, click on the link from the Secretary of State's website:
then enter your address and select a political party. It will show you what choices you'll have on tomorrow's primary ballot.
Lynch plays his cards close to the vest in what seems like a defensive style of politics. It certainly is not leadership-driven.
Take his process on the health care bill debate last summer. From March through August we heard Rep.Lynch say he didn't know how he'd vote on the bill. At the same time, he did not take a leadership role in shaping it. In August at Curry, Rep. Lynch held a town hall meeting and said he had read the bill but still didn't know how he was going to vote. Once again, his constituents could not get a bead on where he stood.
Perhaps even more stunningly at that town hall meeting, Rep. Lynch was given the chance to answer a question about death panels (after all he had read the bill) and refudiate (sic) ;-) the meme that right wing Republican liars and Fox News had made popular. Lynch equivocated! He would not take a stand!
Around 3:45 p.m. today, the Animal Rescue League of Boston tweeted:
A call for a bat swimming in a toliet in Beacon Hill came in...ARL en route.
Less than ten minutes later we learned the bat was successfully rescued.
J.L. Bell spreads the alarum that the annual encampment of His Majesty's regiments of foot starts today and runs through Sunday on ye olde Common. Expect numerous battles with patriots.
NotifyBoston alerts us that Frog Pond is closed today because of yesterday's rain - too much debris and dirt got dumped into the pond by the storms. Could be open tomorrow, but call first: 617-635-2120.
Here's a thought: When the state rebuilds the Longfellow, narrow the roadway and give more space to walkers, bicyclistsBy adamg - 8/2/10 - 8:02 pm
ForLeft considers two alternates for a rebuilt Longfellow - one of which has only one traffic lane in each direction:
... I love the idea of cutting down on car traffic and [putting] benches on the walks. This is a chance to really change the urban environment. ...
“It is known that there was an electrical problem earlier that morning that resulted in an electrician being called and then doing work in the basement,” Boston Fire Department spokesman Steve MacDonald said.
On the Campaign Trail I Meet Families Every Day Who Tell Me They Cannot Afford Private Health Insurance. Let's Admit Our Health Care System is Broken and Fix It!By pamela julian - 7/19/10 - 11:40 pm
On the campaign trail I meet families every day who tell me they cannot afford private health insurance and that their health care policy includes high deductibles. Last week, one family informed me they pay over eighteen thousand dollars per year to Blue-Cross Blue Shield to cover their family. That's not fair. Let's admit our health care system is still broken and fix it.
Private health insurance is a product and private health insurance companies must make a profit for shareholders.
That's a problem because there is no way to control costs. I champion Governor Patrick's efforts to control rising private health insurance costs. As he said, "It is a complicated issue," but I am confident we can solve this serious issue if voters are willing to critically evaluate rather than swallow private health insurance company advertisements claiming we need private health insurance products and that there are no other rational choices.
Please, let us not believe those media messages. Let's examine all of the facts, not just how we need to work with private health insurance companies.
The Boston Herald reports that Boston health inspectors closed DeLuca's Market on Newbury Street after learning that it was selling food damaged by the Charles Street store's fire last week.
The Boston Fire Department reports a fire that erupted shortly before 5 a.m. at 51 Phillips St. sent one woman to the hospital with serious injuries from burns and smoke and one man to the hospital with burns and other injuries possibly caused by jumping from the third floor.
The woman was found inside her apartment, the department says, adding one firefighter went to the hospital after getting debris in his eye.
The fire broke out on the second floor of the ten-unit building and left at least 12 people without a home, the department says. Damage is estimated at $250,000.
UPDATE: The Globe interviews a resident of a neighboring building, who rushed in to pound on doors to try to get people up - and out.
Boston_Fireman tweets Boston fire companies are at DeLuca's Market, 11 Charles St., because of a fire that started in the basement and spread upwards: Crews are attempting to rescue a turtle and either a cat or a dog on the floor above the market. The fire went to four alarms shortly after noon.
Channel 4: Owner vows to rebuild.
Charles Street was shut to traffic between Pickney and Beacon; Beacon is shut between Charles and Park.
This is Boston's fifth two-alarm or worse fire since July 4
UPDATE: Boston Police report arresting Kareem Pitts, 20, of Dorchester, and Diana Allen, 18, on charges of attempted armed robbery, armed assault with intent to rob and assault and batter with a dangerous weapon.
When one of the attackers loosened his grip one the victim to try to dig into his pants pocket, the victim was able to flee and scream for help, which brought passerby to his aid. The man was taken to nearby Mass. General and is expected to survive.
Police describe the suspects as two black men, in their late teens or early 20s. One is 6'1" and 230 lbs., the other 5'7" and 160 lbs. The shorter suspect had an earring in his right ear.
Tinker Ready went down to Harvard Gardens near Mass. General last night to watch the new Boston-based show. She reports the bartender had it on - but without sound:
... By its nature, a series like this will likely find the heroes (rocking music here) and tragedies (acoustic guitar) and miss the many small, infrequent, unglamorous acts that save lives. (Cut to crew team on the Charles.) We'll see the face transplant but will we see the errors beyond last night's wrist slapping? Will we get the drudgery of the low level tech or janitor? Tune in next week. ...
Join Our Campaign! Stand up Against Injustice Now and Forever Not Only During an Election Cycle - pamelajulian.comBy pamela julian - 6/14/10 - 4:33 pm
Despite the rain, my daughter and I at the Boston Pride Parade on Saturday kept walking with Hyatt Boycott protesters.
AOL's Patch hyperlocal network is advertising jobs for editors of new sites in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown and the South End, as well as all of Boston, according to postings on the AOL corporate site.
The incursion is a full scale attack on, well, almost nobody, since boston.com has yet to set up a single Your Town hyperlocal site in the city it's named for. The South End News does have a longstanding site, unlike the Back Bay Courant, which doesn't get this InterWebs thing.
In addition to these jobs, Patch is also advertising for editors in the sort of suburban towns now the domain of GateHouse Media's Wicked Local sites. And it's advertising for a Boston-specific ad director.
Lost Remote takes a look at Patch's massive expansion in metro areas across the country.
NOTE: AOL uses some furshlugginer token system to keep you from bookmarking specific job postings. If you want to see where Patch is hiring locally, go to the AOL careers page, click on Search Openings, then select Patch as the brand and United States - Massachusetts - Boston as the location.
... I only hope that people in Northampton are smart enough to see through his charade, and keep their children far away from his influence. ...
MBTA officials will gather at the Science Park/West End Green Line station today to announce a $22-million project to outfit the station with two new elevators, along with a new lobby and mezzanine. The work will bring the station, built in 1954, into compliance with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act. The project, scheduled for completion in the spring of 2012, will also include better lighting and more surveillance cameras.
Gubernatorial candidate Cahill and Governor Patrick’s response to the current million dollar plus negative television advertising funded by the Republican Governors Association provides an opportunity for educators to bring this story to the attention of their elementary and high school students before the school year ends.
If students learn how to evaluate media messages, why voters choose candidates based on an advertisement, and how and why political campaigns employ focus groups to develop media messages, they will learn how to critically evaluate media messages, how to evaluate speakers, how to evaluate writers, and how to form an argument orally and in writing.
Mike the Mad Biologist reports on a proposal to do that - back in 1907. Beacon Hill nobs, concerned about the view, put the kibosh on the idea.
Spotted the other day on one of the Common's decaying mystery buildings, between the bandstand and the ball field.
If you do want to see the Banksy stuff, Chris Devers has a collection of photos.