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.
David Bernstein reports that with Councilor Mike Ross (Mission Hill, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Fenway) running for mayor, Joshua Zakim, now running Joshua Dawson's campaign to replace Marty Walz in the House of Representatives, will be running to replace Ross. Phew. And yes, Zakim is the son of the late Leonard Zakim, as in the bridge.
He'll be running in District 8 against Greg... Read more
Drivers this morning were not prepared for yesterday's shutdown of the overpass on the Cambridge side of the BU Bridge - although they'll now have six months to get used to it.
Driver of the CT2 is freaking out screaming obscenities at... Read more
For the second time in less than a week, the Fens behind the Boston Fire Department fire-alarm center caught fire, shortly after 7:15 p.m. today. As with the last fire, firefighters made quick work of the flaming reeds, although unlike last time, firefighters didn't find somebody floating in the water past the reeds. However, the department did call in its arson investigators to help... Read more
For the last week or so, people who live or work along Boylston Street have reported an annoying sulfur smell - possibly caused by construction of the street's latest big project hitting either sulfur pockets or a hellmouth.
Drew Starr tweets:
The sulfur smells bad, but isn't toxic at those levels. Cost of building in the Fens. Better after digging stops.
That... Read more
The Berkeley Community Garden reports on a faucet theft sometime yesterday or early today:
The gates were found locked in the morning, so we're assuming someone hopped over the Alley fence to do the damage. Every tap except the two near tremont were removed - we assume visibility kept them from those taps. There wasn't much metal in the plumbing (minimal copper and brass),... Read more