David Geller filed this report on some excitement on the Common yesterday:
Landed right next to our Sunday morning football game at the softball field. Was swooping for a squirrel but missed him.
Four of the five candidates running to take Mike Ross's place on the City Council said tonight it's way past time for the city to give District 8 more elementary schools.
The fifth candidate, Angelica Addivinola might have agreed as well, but she didn't attend a forum sponsored by the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay at the Copley Square library. The field will... Read more
This just in from City Hall:
The Boston Parks and Recreation Department announced today that a 2013 Park Permit has been granted to the MassCann/NORML Boston Freedom Rally to hold an event/concert on Boston Common on September 14. The permit gives the group permission to hold the event from 12pm-6pm on September 14.
Mass. Eye and Ear reports some of its top docs have just released findings on figuring out the best way to stop a nose bleed severe enough to warrant a trip to the ER:
According to the study, nondissolvable packing demonstrated the highest rate of failure or recurrence (57.4 percent) for initial bleed management. Chemical cautery was significantly more successful in achieving lasting hemostasis... Read more
Michael Buell photographed a protest against military action in Syria outside John Kerry's Louisburg Square digs this afternoon.
Roving UHub photographer Will Kilburn reports:
While I was listening to the Clash's "Police On My Back" on the Worcester Line, this little guy landed on my leg... and stayed there all the way to Beacon Hill, where I finally... Read more
Maria Elena Cruz watched the whole thing unfold shortly after 5 p.m.:
Just witnessed an assault on a woman at MGH Station. This amazing guy jumped out of his bike, in front of cars to save her. Huge dude choked and dragged woman to floor right outside the back-door exit of MGH. Guy riding bike on street jumps in front of cars to confront... Read more
A Middlesex County prisoner about to get medical treatment at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary managed to grab a deputy sheriff's gun and shoot him. A second deputy then shot the prisoner in the... Read more
Signal problems on the Longfellow or track problems at Charles/MGH, take your pick of announcements.
Sometimes, the truth is just kind of boring: That upside-down lemon ice cone on the State House is just masking some repair work to the dome - including installation of a hidden lightning rod inside the pine cone at the top, Associated... Read more
DNA test results show Albert DeSalvo "was the source of seminal fluid" found at the murder scene of Mary Sullivan in 1964, law-enforcement officials announced today.
Specifically, DNA specialists calculated the odds that a white male other than DeSalvo contributed the crime scene evidence at one in 220 billion. At the time Sullivan was killed, only about 3.2 billion human beings were alive on the... Read more
The state begins Longfellow Bridge detours this weekend as it begins to rip the bridge apart and put it back together better than ever.
Starting Saturday, only people driving from Cambridge to Boston will be allowed on the bridge. The Cambridge bound will instead be diverted via Storrow Drive up to Charles River Dam Road and then across that thoughtfully already re-built span into... Read more
WBZ reports on some guy's arrest outside Kerry's Louisburg Square manse yesterday.
Even in this day and age, of course, taking photos in public is not necessarily enough for an arrest, no matter how angsty it might make a State Department security guy inside the Secretary of State's house. That car in a no-parking zone with an open container of alcohol, in Massachusetts,... Read more
The Globe ran your basic second-day reaction story today to the news that another woman was indecently assaulted on Beacon Hill. About what you'd expect, except for this quote from a chipper public-relations major at Suffolk - who lives on Beacon Hill:
Honestly, I feel like the people getting attacked aren't being aware. And they're probably overreacting in their [police] reports.... Read more