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
This fall, Northeastern students, faculty and staff will have to leave the butts at home - the school tomorrow will announce plans for a smoke-free campus, both indoors and outside. In an e-mail to students today, Terry Fulmer, dean of BouvÃ© College of Health Sciences writes:
Last fall, President Aoun and the university's Senior Leadership Team asked me to chair a committee to explore the... Read more
Boston Bites Back at Fenway Park on May 15. Tickets are $211.99 and $1039.95 for food from 100 local chefs.
The mayor's office now says people near Landmark Center can expect to hear three explosions between 1 and 3 p.m. tomorrow as contractors use the sound waves to test pilings and other underground structures near the Muddy River reclamation project.
The sound will last approximately one second each time. Seven police details will be on site during the testing to stop vehicles briefly on nearby... Read more
A construction company working on the Muddy River reclamation project plans to set off a series of explosions along the river next week to help test the strength of pilings and other underground structures, the state alerts us.
These tests sound very much like cannon blasts or very loud gunshots.
Lovely. But try not to be too alarmed if you hear explosions between 9:30... Read more
Police shut down the intersection of Huntington Avenue and Gainsborough Street and evacuated the New England Conservatory after a suspicious package was... Read more
Boston Police are making a concerted effort to find a man who broke into Rutman's Violins on Mass. Ave. and stole a cello around 7:30 a.m.
The suspect, a white man in jeans, was last spotted going down Westland, holding the cello, before he went into haydn. He was balding, with light brown/reddish hair, possibly with a goatee.
Around 5 p.m. outside 320 Huntington Avenue, where somebody stopped by police floored it, at least until he hit the open door of a Boston cruiser. A couple of guys bailed, ran into the Northeastern campus and appeared to ditch something along the way, Bosfiddle reports. Both were arrested.
Yep, things are quickly returning to normal. Around 12:30 p.m., Charles O'Brien reported:
East bound Storrow Drive, truck can't clear BU footbridge. Major back up.
Both the Museum of Fine Arts and the Institute of Contemporary Art are opening their doors at no charge today. The MFA says:
We hope the Museum will be a place of respite for our community.
The ICA says:
We hope the museum will offer a place of community & reflection.