Around 2:45 p.m. Leslie Kinzel tweets:
Sirens, lights, placid announcer voice saying there's an emergency in the building, please exit.
Didn't last long. At 3:03, Dusto Masterson tweeted:
They've let us back in at the MFA. Guards are unsure of exact problem, but speculate something minor such as a kitchen fire.... Read more
Went to see the Sox play the Padres at Fenway tonight. Took the 4:56 p.m. Commuter Rail from Worcester to Yawkey Station. Left the game a little early to catch the 10:30 p.m. train back to Worcester. Uponarrival at the Yawkey T platform the digital news sign was posting "Train not moving in Worcester, presently 85 mins late" then each min we waited, the time... Read more
With MBTA management silent, what better way to get answers for the daily "E"xcuses than to ask an operator? It was brought to my attention that the elusive Huntington Ave construction is actually occurring somewhere on Route 9 in Brookline. The thought on the T's part is that this will cause traffic to back up all the way into Boston - even if it... Read more
David Bernstein talks to Michael Nichols, one of the numerous candidates running to replace Mike Ross as district 8 councilor in the fall elections.
The owners of An Tua Nua, 835 Beacon St., say they're giving the bar a mathematical name in the hopes of attracting all the science nerds who now live in the area, but othewise aren't planning any major changes to the watering hole.
The new name, Arc, comes from the geometrical notion of a curve, bar attorney Karen Simao told the Boston Licensing Board today.... Read more
The City Council on Wednesday considers a request by Councilor and mayoral candidate Mike Ross for a hearing to grill NStar officials about the Sunday blackout, which he said came "despite assurances of safety upgrades and additional installation of materials to prevent future outages" following last year's transformer explosion and... Read more
Downed wires at Copley and the resulting fire around 10 a.m. mean no service and lots of grumpy commuters... Read more
UPDATE: Power began coming back along Boylston Street and Commonwealth Avenue around 9 a.m.; BPD was maintaining officers in the area just in case.
The Back Bay and parts of the South End and Fenway went dark again overnight in its second major blackout in a little more than a year, when an underground cable feeding the Scotia Street substation failed around 3:15 a.m.
That's... Read more
Rob Colonna and other inbound commuters had a sour experience on Storrow Drive this morning due to an epic battle between a milk truck and a bridge. As ever, the bridge won - one wonders how the driver failed to realize the bridge would skim the top off his truck. No word if he received a ticket for a mooving violation.... Read more
Boston Restaurant Talk reports An Tua Nua becomes just a memory this weekend.
The Globe reports Boston Cab, the company that was the focus of its recent series on the local cab industry got a visit today from IRS agents, accompanied by other law-enforcement officers who went in with their guns drawn.
Ed Hatfield captured the scene yesterday on the entrance to Storrow Drive from the Bowker Overpass:
I would hate to drive in any big city in anything bigger than a sedan. Why doesn't GPS warn these guys? I think this guy was trying a U turn and got stuck. There is a very small cut through just to the left.
At least he didn't... Read more
Service on the B Line was interrupted briefly around 1:30 p.m. by a family of ducks - and bystanders trying to convince them trolley tracks are not really all they're quacked up to be. MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo reports on the incident on Comm. Ave. near Blanford:
Approaching the tunnel portal, a trolley operator spotted a small group of people chasing some ducks on the... Read more
But the result could be formal requests for later hours for pizza places in the Fenway and in Brighton - as late as 3 a.m. for the Brighton Domino's.
University House of Pizza in the Fenway and Papa John's and Domino's in Brighton all had to explain this morning why they were open way past their licensed closing times at a hearing before the Boston... Read more
Updated with MIT info.
Kanako Miura, 36, a visiting scientist at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, died this afternoon... Read more
The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that Our House East on Gainsborough Street engaged in "unfair or deceptive conduct" under the state's consumer-protection law by building an illegal and unsafe staircase down which Jacob Samuel Freeman fell to his death while talking on his cell phone in 2007.
However, the court sent the case back to a lower-court judge to reconsider the monetary awards,... Read more