Friday, 12-2 in Harvard Square and 3-4 in Dewey Square, in a truck. Get free food, including muffin tops, black and white cookies and soup.
Although the fatal shooting of Dumayne Chin, 25, found at Atlantic and High, remains under investigation, "it appears (the man who fired the fatal shot) may have acted in self-defense and he has not been charged at this time," police say in a statement:
A dead train at Haymarket, you say? The Red Line attempts to trump that with a dead train of its own at Park Street AND another one at Harvard. How can Orange answer?
Meanwhile, speaking of competition, Landon Kolsky proposes an MBTA Olympics:
Events include high evasion jumping, baby stroller hurdles, 100 meter dash to the Red Line, and Curling.
Only problem, he adds:
The opening and closing ceremonies will be delayed due to a signal problem, they will apologize for any inconvenience.
Two Brazilian artists are transforming the plain brown side of that thing in the middle of the Greenway in Dewey Square into a mural - which will stay up until it gets to faded and ugly in the weather to stay up any longer.
A Colombian national who got bounced from oyster shucking jobs at two well known eateries was arrested last week on charges of being a coke dealer, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Garden officials revealed that fact at a hearing before the Boston Licensing Board today.
"There's significantly more beer drinking at Bruins games than at Celtics games," one Garden official told the board.
Of course, the officials and their high-priced lawyer from Ropes & Gray did not make their way to the eighth floor of City Hall just to discuss relative beer consumption. They were there to answer a citation issued by Boston Police on April 4 of this year for a drunken 16-year-old holding a beer and creating a disturbance during a Celtics/Spurs game.
A concerned citizen reports from our newest Segway racetrack:
On Sunday afternoon, approximately 5:00 to 5:30 PM, a Segway tour group was at the end of Long Wharf. While there, the tourists were encouraged to ride around the area in random circles, often chasing each other about. Toward the end, the guide encouraged the tourists to race each other, even stating "On your mark, get set, go". A few moments after the race started, one of the tourists went head over heels over his Segway, landing on the pavement. While he appeared uninjured, he did require a few minutes to gather himself. Why are the Segway tour operators allowed to use Long Wharf as a race course, especially since that area is also a magnet for many pedestrians. This seems to go well beyond giving a tour of the area and is a hazard to others using the area.
Don't worry: RedSox223's driver didn't jump into hyperspace inside the Sumner Tunnel - he waited until they were out in the open, of course.
Copyright Redsox223. Posted in Universal Hub pool on Flickr.
How was Sob Story Guy supposed to know people might not take kindly to him sneaking into a movie theater tonight to beg for money? Kyle Kerr was settling in for "To Rome with Love" at the AMC Boston Common when everybody's least favorite panhandler started trying to work the aisles:
Tried to ignore him. Two people ended up giving money. One woman ran out of the theater and didn't come back until he was gone. When someone came to escort him out, he got very verbally aggressive and started shouting at everyone. Got to be pretty hairy in the end. He kept pacing the theater and approaching people. Very curious to know how he got in!
The mayor is vowing to block the chicken chain from opening a location on the Freedom Trail after its president said gay marriage could bring God's wrath down on America, the Herald reports. The chain is looking at replacing the Purple Shamrock near Faneuil Hall.
It's SNAFU at Park Street, where people are sardined on platforms waiting for trains to move. At 6:38, Nikki Frankel tweeted:
MAJOR delays on green line. Been at Park St. for 20 minutes with no movement. PA said service has been "temporarily halted".
3 D line trains, sitting on the Park Street platform for 10+ mins.
At 7:07 p.m., Pat Haley tweeted it took his trolley 45 minutes to get from Copley to Park.
Desperate times call for desperate measures: One man does more than just curse the rain at Government CenterBy adamg - 7/18/12 - 6:09 pm
Mike Miccoli reported from Government Center at the height of one of the afternoon's storms:
Turnstiles at Govt Center aren't working. Of course, there are millions of tourists confused. Now I know what hell looks like.
Line to get into Govt Center is backed up into the rain. Of course, there's only one frantic employee trying to manually open each one.
Thankfully a true Bostonian used his hand to enter thru turnstile and let everyone in. MBTA worker not pleased, but hey, problem solved!
The Boston Business Journal reports on a BRA hearing on the proposed $175-million One Canal project on a piece of land now owned by the state.
UPDATE: The person who took the photo says it was at 11 a.m., Saturday, not near midnight.
Last night, MBTA Transit Police tweeted a request: If you see anybody on the T who looks like they could use shelter in this heat, give them a call.
Shortly before midnight, somebody tweeted the above photo to the police, added:
looks like someone needs shelter, or a bed
Redheadedgirl IDed the location:
It's park street, on the Red Line level- you can tell from the pillar.
Steve Annear reports the T is now investigating.
T cop found napping at Mattapan station.
Rob Grover reports an incident on a Green Line trolley at Park Street last night that makes you wonder - again - how well T workers keep up with their own written policies, in this case the one that says passengers can take pictures. In a series of tweets, he writes:
3838 at Park St. at 9pm, the motorwoman flashed interior lights on & off, screaming I can't take pics. Why am I harassed about this?
So aggravated @ the T staff harassing me about taking pics, even after they updated their photo policy weeks ago. I pay more for this?
The car was practically empty and I was taking pics of the interior w/ my phone.
I've printed out the policy before but that didn't stop 3 T staff @ Lechmere last yr. telling me I still needed a permit.
What really ticks me off is that I didn't even have my formal camera w/ me. I was taking pics on my phone!
I'm waiting on the day someone uses the See Something Say Something app & a T cop says "you still can't take pics".
A fare-hike protest that began outside the Park Street T stop this evening ended at Chinatown station on the Orange Line, where 25 protesters held open the fare gates on the inbound side and cheered when maybe 10 people went through the open gates - although some pressed their Charlie Cards to the readers anyway.
Harm caused to the Big Dig by two concrete-company executives who ordered workers to deliver substandard concrete was nowhere near as bad as prosecutors charged, a federal appeals court said today in upholding a judge sentencing them only to probation and community service.
The Citizens Bank branch at 6 Ave. de Lafayette was held up around 2:15 p.m. Police are looking for a black woman, about 5'2" who is clad in a hoodie, ball cap and sunglasses. Last spotted on Washington Street.
Boston Fare Strike is planning some fare evasion starting at 6 p.m. today at Park Street. The goal is to protest the recent fare increases, natch.
Bring an instrument or a noise maker and be ready to celebrate Fare Free Friday!
Black Seed Cafe and Grill, 132 Tremont St., goes before the Boston Licensing Board next Wednesday for permission to extend its closing time from 2 a.m. to 3 a.m.
Earlier this year, the board told Tequila Mexican Grill on Bromfield Street it could stuff its request for a 4:30 a.m. closing time.
Separately, the McDonald's at 1750 Soldiers Field Road in Brighton faces a violation hearing before the board after police found patrons buying food inside well after its stated 11 p.m. closing time; only the burger joint's drive-thru has a 24-hour license. That hearing is on Tuesday.
The true, final (well, so far) cost of the Big Dig is: