DCR, MassDOT and State Police say that since 2007, there have been 25 recorded storrowings on Storrow and Memorial drives and Soldiers Field Road on weekends during which students flow into and out of the city. Read more.
Police have shut off traffic on Mass. Ave. between Huntington and Columbus due to a suspicious package at St. Botolph St. Fire crews and EMS on the way, just in case.
UPDATE, 5:45 p.m. Roads being reopened. Patty reports it appeared to be a pink and blue suitcase.
7:18 AM and summer is officially over. On a train with 40 BU Freshmen all wearing lime green orientation tshirts
Star Market is hoping customers will buy foods to eat on patios outside its Dorchester, Fenway and Allston stores.
The chain goes before the Boston Licensing Board on Wednesday for permission to add patios at the three locations, similar to what the Whole Foods in the South End offers - with 24-hour patio seating at the Fenway store. Read more.
He flew down Ipswich when the cops arrived, but was unable to evade their tag. No word what he measured on a radar gun.
Tim Lawrence photographed an entrance to the inbound side of Symphony station that had been buried in the 1970s, but which re-emerged in 2012 and again this week as part of an ongoing construction project.
Another view: Read more.
The Transit Wire reports on the first clocks, in Kenmore station.
Associated Press reports.
JunctionSouthie enjoyed both the sunset and the James Taylor concert at Fenway Park tonight.
Boston Police report they are looking for a man they say attacked two women and kicked a man in Kenmore Square on July 4.
Police said the man made "anti-gay comments" as he attacked the two women.
He's about 6' in his 20s and has a buzz cut. he was wearing a black shirt, a black jacket and bluejeans at the time, and carried a black backpack.
Bouncers managed to avert physical contact and injuries at Bill's Bar on May 17, when a guy in a group of white Sox fans about to get on a bus to go back to New Hampshire after a game and some drinking decided to scream a racial slur at a small group of black men entering the bar, police and bar workers told the Boston Licensing Board today. Read more.
A health inspector ordered the Chipotle at 148 Brookline Ave. shut today after finding cheese, raw steak and chicken, marinated chicken, barbacoa and carnitas in a walk in cooler at temperatures well above the maximum allowable 41 degrees - as well as similar conditions in a "reach-in unit" holding cheese and guacamole at the front of the store.
Turlach MacDonagh wonders about this pink thing:
Found this object epoxied to the BU bridge. Assume it is a public art kind of thing. Wondering if anyone know what the deal is?
The Globe reports on last evening's gallery talk about that Monet painting. The teacher was disappointed people can no longer wear a kimono matching the one in the painting; on the other side, there was some check-your-privileging going on.
The Museum of Fine Arts reports it's responding to complaints about cultural appropriation and banning the weekly wearing of kimonos in front of Monet's La Japonaise.
A roving UHub photographer reports the MFA had this "try on a kimono" event this evening - that got crashed by a man and a woman who tried to convince participants they were being racists by trying on kimonos or even just looking at paintings of people in kimonos - by participating in "yellowface." He was not impressed: Read more.
Ashley spotted these flowers in front of a Fenway apartment building, wonders what kind they are.