Drew Starr spotted this thing in Christopher Columbus Park, wonders what it is.
Earlier this afternoon, the Lechmere train I was on pulled into Government Center. After the robo-voice announced the station, it stated the usual "The destination of this train is Lechmere" twice. After the second destination announcement, the robo voice then stated "This train will run express to Haymarket."
About half the people in the front car, including me, immediately broke out in laughter.
James Isaac, 21, of Roxbury, was ordered held in lieu of $750 cash bail at his arraignment today on charges he smashed one of the panels at the Holocaust Memorial with a rock, but will be held in jail for at least two months because the Boston Municipal Court judge revoked his bail on an earlier assault-and-battery case out of Chelsea District Court, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
Ray Flynn's son, Ed, has the backing of Southie's Nick Collins and Michael Flaherty for the District 2 (South Boston, South End, Chinatown, downtown) seat, but Mike Kelley has the support of Linda Dorcena Forry, Aaron Michlewitz, Joseph Boncore and Byron Rushing, the Herald reports.
WCVB reports the man threw a rock at the panel around 2 a.m.
James E. Isaac, 21, of Roxbury, will be charged with malicious destruction of property and willful damage to a church, synagogue or memorial, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
A disgusted citizen files a 311 complaint to assert that visitors don't need to be reminded of bodily functions on the Greenway:
These porta potties on the walkway of the greenway are a terrible example of poor judgement. whoever made the decision to allow:approve these in this location where people are eating/ drinking and enjoying the city needs to rethink how the city should be represented.
Bisnow reports the new owners plan to renovate the five stories of space into high-end retail under the name DTX 399, starting this summer.
Thomas B. forwards this photo from outside the Old State House and wonders what this sign is trying to tell people.
The MBTA reports it's moved the carcass off the tracks, so the Red Line delays have dropped from "moderate" to "minor," at least.
A woman wearing a head scarf on the Orange Line came under attack Monday night by a man who started screaming anti-Muslim slurs at her and hit her in the back with an umbrella before using his fists and feet to knock out a window, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
In most parts of the city, it would be totally unremarkable: At 11:45 p.m. on May 24, a worker at a restaurant opened a rear door, went outside and tossed a garbage bag into a trash hopper. Read more.
UPDATE: Both woman and violin found, Transit Police report.
Transit Police report that when the owner of a $40,000 violin accidentally left it behind at South Station on June 10, a woman picked up the case and walked out of the station. They've yet to find her or the violin, so have turned to the public for help to reunite the violin with its owner. Read more.
John Duffill reports the Orange Line was basically shut when the third rail short circuited at Haymarket before 10 p.m. The T was continuing to report "severe" delays as of 11:20 p.m.
The three New Hampshire teens charged with beating Keytar Bear - from Londonderry, Salem and Manchester - were ordered to stay away from Faneuil Hall and Keytar Bear at their arraignments today on charges of delinquency for assault and battery and disorderly conduct, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.