A.P. Blake reminds us that on this day in 1924, the predecessor of the MBTA shut the trolley line between downtown and East Boston for 50 hours to convert it into what we now know as the Blue Line.
The Boston Street Railway Association posted this photo of one of the old trolleys at Devonshire (late renamed State).
Concerned citizen is concerned about what appears to be a grave - complete with flowers - on the East Boston Greenway near the caboose and the fire station:
Some sort of witchcraft nobody ever die there yet it's a cemetery plot.
Body, stabbed repeatedly, found around 7 a.m. at 282 Border St., Boston Police report.
Mike Moura shows that firefighters don't let stupid cars get in the way of water, in this case at the eight-alarm fire in East Boston.
An engine fire in a car parked next to 85 Lexington St. jumped to the house a foot away, causing an eight-alarm conflagration that also damaged two neighboring houses, the Boston Fire Department reports.
Firefighters, who started arriving around 7:20 p.m., were ordered out of the building; BWSC was summoned to try to increase water pressure for all the lines firefighters were aiming at the buildings to try to keep the fire from spreading.
The East Boston Times-Free Press reports on the impending closing of Al's Shoe Store, where the Wein family has been outfitting the feet of East Boston since 1924.
To pay tribute to Edward Walsh and Michael Kennedy. 7 p.m. today in Central Square.
A weary citizen in Maverick Square sighs:
I know our vote on the casino didn't matter but I thought the election for mayor was settled? Can we get these taken down?
Ed. note: Over the past few weeks, Citizens Connect has gotten a scattering of complaints about another candidate with green signs, but the city always marks the cases closed because the signs are on private property.
Around 9 p.m. on Tuesday on West Eagle Street, between Border and Meridian, by two men who took his phone, wallet and car keys. One of them may have had a gun. Police recovered the phone on Border Street.
Boston Metro reports Massport is starting a shuttle between Logan, Copley Square and the Hynes Convention Center. The shuttle, partly in reaction to the closing of the Government Center T stop, will be free to people with an MBTA pass, $5 for everybody else.
Sure, neither the Mohegan Sun nor the Wynn sites are actually in Boston, but they're right on the line and neither could survive without Boston's transportation and world-classness, so the mayor wants the state gaming commission to give Boston the same sort of "host community" status Revere and Everett have, the Globe reports.
Brian D'Amico reports that around 10:20 p.m. at 118 Brooks St. and again about an hour later on Curtis Street, somebody inside a green Accord fired paintballs out the window.
In between, there was a third drive-by paintballing on Curtis Street.
D'Amico reports there were similar incidents in Chelsea around the same time as well.
Commercial jets arriving at Logan don't usually get greeted by three helicopters and a smaller plane flying a banner, but Logan allowed an exception for the first Emirates Airline flight into Boston this afternoon.
That's the airline that redecorated the inside of Red Line trains in red.
After the plane landed and dried off and taxied a bit more, the pilot whipped out a Massachusetts flag for the occasion, as Dan Santry shows us: