Also, he's disappointed he couldn't get into Cheers and says it isn't marketed enough. Makes some good points about our insane intersections, but one of his points is how there's almost no parkland along the Charles - somehow he missed the entire Esplanade. Also, the Freedom Trail is confusing. Hmm, maybe he was just cranky because of jet lag or something.
Natasha Lloyd tweets:
The inbound Worcester MBTA train just crashed into the platform at South Station. Several people were injured. Most are ok.
WBZ tweets 12 people are being treated for minor injuries, adds the injured were all people standing waiting to get off the train. Local 718 tweets two people had to be put on backboards, one elderly.
And, of course, last night, two Worcester Line trains almost collided head on near Back Bay.
Passengers being taken away outside South Station, by NECN:
No doubt there's some specific reason a guy in colonial garb is riding a horse around City Hall Plaza as I type this, but I like to think it's just an everyday occurrence; maybe he commuted up from JP or something and is just circling around looking for a space at a hitching post to tie the horse to.
A. Monday morning! There's a disabled train causing outbound delays between Government Center and Kenmore, the T reports.
Mass. High Tech and Xconomy alert us to a planned Quest for Innovation on Oct. 9, in which teams of "entrepreneurial leaders & startups, universities, industry associations & agencies, entrepreneurial organizations and the New England business community" will fan out across downtown trying to figure out clues related to Boston's role as a leader in innovation over the centuries.
Scott Van Vorhis writes the luxo-condo bubble downtown has finally popped.
Around 7 p.m., Emily Holden tweets.
John Keith relays the news from the Boston Courant.
Alert from the T web page:
Green Line service is experiencing 10-15 minute delays due to a switch problem at Government Center. 9/3/2009 4:09 PM
Scheduled to hop over to State Street to protest Brookstone's sale of live frogs.
Hmm, what about Mexican jumping beans?
Well, not poor, exactly, but the local developer tells the Boston Business Journal he's tired of bearing the brunt of anger and jokes over the Filene's Memorial Hole, since that whole mess is almost entirely owned by Vornado Realty Trust and JPMorgan & Chase Co. out of New York, and his development company only has a small piece of it.
Channel 7 reports no injuries; the train had no passengers. The MBTA advises:
For service beyond Park Street please walk down the Winter Street Concourse to Downtown Crossing and use the Orange Line for service between Park Street and North Station.
Boston Police report the two - and an accomplice - held up a pair of moviegoers in one of the Tremont Street theaters around 10:20 p.m. on Monday, shortly before the movie began:
Developer Ori Ron told the Boston Civic Design Commission tonight he still plans to build a tower combining condos with retail space at the Dainty Dot parcel at Kingston and Essex streets, where Chinatown meets the Leather District and the Greenway.
Ron also told commission members and nearby residents he would not leave them with another Filene's-type hole: He said he would not tear down the existing Dainty Dot building until he has financing in place to at least build the external frame of the tower.
Ron showed the commission revised plans for the 180-unit building - which already has city approval - that would lower its height from 291 to 261 feet, decrease the number of parking spaces in a garage built into the building's lower floors and do away completely with the skeletal remains of the Dainty Dot building that now sits on the parcel.
Tom O'Keefe captures the scene from the 70-Smoot marker on the Mass. Ave. Bridge this morning.
Around 10 a.m., Boston Police tweet.