George shows us what it was like on the Mass. Turnpike outbound around 11:45 this morning.
Oh, lookee here at Storrow Drive inbound this morning, as Kara Sassone shows us. At least his brakes worked.
And all it takes is for another music venue to die. Boston Restaurant Talk reports Copperfield's in the Fenway will be shutting down by year's end to make way for a Tilted Kilt, which is sort of like Hooter's, except the servers wear what look like remnants from a tartan-factory explosion, rather than T-shirts and shorts.
A trolley that clang, clang, clanged its last this morning is causing grief on the Green Line. At 8:05 a.m., Matt Hrono reported:
Green line is royally bone. Disabled at Kenmore and I'm stuck somewhere between Hynes and Kenmore. Going on 20min now
Michael Purpura, 36, was ordered held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing Thursday on charges he forced a Queensberry Street resident into her apartment, then raped her last week, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Meanwhile, Winchester Police announced they have charged Purpura with attempted kidnapping for an incident Saturday afternoon involving a 10-year-old girl in a tunnel at Skillings Field - and that additional charges may follow: Read more.
Boston Police tonight released images from surveillance video they say show the man who forced a woman into her apartment and sexually attacked her on Queensberry Street early this morning.
If he looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-343-4400 or the anonymous tip line by calling 800-494-TIPS or texting TIP to CRIME (27463).
Bostonian Hospitality Group is negotiating with the owners of Church - which recently shut the concert part of its Kilmarnock Street location - to buy the place and operate it as a restaurant. Read more.
Artblog.net covers the latest controversy around that kimono thing at the MFA: The people who organized the original "yellowface" protests organized a panel discussion for this Saturday at MassArt - from which they initially planned to exclude whites, and prevent blacks and Latinos from making any comments - although they would be given note cards on which to jot down questions. Read more.
UPDATE, Wednesday morning: WCVB reports a friend of the store-owner was experimenting with making fish-oil supplements.
Kilmarnock Street and Park Drive were shut and two apartment buildings and several restaurants evacuated tonight when an ISD inspector found a large quantity of suspicious fluids in the basement of the Fenway Market, 76 Kilmarnock Street. Read more.
MassArt student Maj-Britt Pedersen writes about having her non-textile dress rejected from a MassArt showing at Copley Place because it's made out of cigarette packs:
In today's world of Donald Trump and heroin overdoses, how could a dress constructed of cigarette packs be deemed too controversial? Cigarettes are not illegal. Nowhere on the dress does it tell anyone they should smoke. In fact, the bust is made up of the warnings.
Vanyaland reports the owners of the Fenway music venue have shut it for good.
Ain't no party like a party at former Burger King site w/no guests but a lovey table setup.
Mike McD shows us the bare shelves at the Fenway Target tonight.