A concerned citizen could take it no more and went out in the rain last night to chronicle the fact that one of those welcome signs still has Tom Menino's name on it.
Update, 9:15 p.m. NStar reports more than 2,500 customers in Boston and Brookline have no power.
An NStar transformer in an underground vault along Beacon Street self-immolated shortly before 8 p.m., plunging many of the blocks around into darkness. Power in both Boston and Brookline was affected; fire officials refrained from exclaiming "oy, the vault!" but they were probably thinking it.
The BSO posted these clips from Andris Nelsons's debut as its music director.
Ric Duarte was among commuters who had plenty of time this morning to consider the impressive sardine-canning of a truck whose driver learned the Bowker Overpass is not meant for his ilk.
Antoinette Antonio reports the box truck is wedged in nice and tight, so it's going to take some work to get it out.
State Police report the driver suffered minor injuries.
Blauer Manufacturing, based in the Fenway, holds two
The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let the owner of the fire-ravaged TC's Lounge on Haviland sell the liquor license to a company that plans a restaurant and music venue in the new Berklee tower on Mass. Ave.
Jeremiah Tracy, manager of the proposed Boston Beats, said he's hoping to recreate the best of the old Wally's - a place where Berklee and other musicians can just drop in for jam sessions as others enjoy a bite to eat and something to drink.
A fed-up citizen who lives on Gainsborough Street in the Fenway complains:
Unit 105 have been renting out his condo to people online on a nightly bases! The people staying are completely random! This a quite neighborhood with long term residents something needs to be down about this! This is a residential neighborhood not a hotel! Security for our building has been compromised. Leaving Keys under the railing for guest to access the unit is appalling anyone can come in! Please stop this immediately!!!
The Daily Free Press reports the Hotel Commonwealth in Kenmore Square has re-done one of its suits in homage to BU:
It includes a giant graphic mural of Rhett âŠ a photo montage of archival Boston University news clippings and a âWall of Fameâ headboard. The school gave priceless guidance on tailoring the room to appeal to Boston University alumni, students, faculty and parents.
The Tech reports the Institute announced the new ban yesterday, after determining that non-MIT student who fell out a window at a Bay State Road fraternity was "intoxicated" despite an MIT ban on liquor at rush-week events.
City officials last year basically banned parties at MIT's Boston frats after an MIT student fell through a skylight.
Northeastern University Police say the woman was walking down Huntington early this morning when the man attacked her and dragged her into an alley next to 578 Huntington Ave.
Police report the attacker fled when the woman screamed and nearby security officers arrived to investigate. Boston Police were called around 4:20 a.m.
The suspect is described as black, in his 20s, 6/2" and 180 lbs., clean shaven, with a muscular build. He wore a gray hoodie and dark sweatpants with boxers underneath. He fled toward Brigham Circle.
Both Northeastern and Boston Police are investigating.
Michael captured the sun shower along Comm. Ave. at BU around 4:30 p.m.:
Rain going crazy. Sun shining, absolute downpour.
Sgt. Lucas Taxter from district D-4 is helping to keep the streets clear around Northeastern today. He reports:
After witnessing mother/daughter move-in's from MI untie & toss the No Parking sign the officer did the right thing.
Roxbury, MA â It is election season for Massachusetts residents! There are so many important issues that need to be addressed. Whether it be violence in the community, education, the economy, or green energy, everyone needs to be heard. For the first time, the Young Professionals Network of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts (YPNULEM) is hosting a series entitled âCandid Conversationsâ. During this series, the community has the opportunity to speak to candidates directly and learn how each candidate stands on issues that matter the most to them. All are welcome to attend.
Sgt. Luke Taxter at District D-4 reports that late Sunday or early Monday, somebody broke into a '95 Taurus parked on Ipswich Street in the Fenway and stole the owner's manual - but didn't take a GPS or phone that were also in the car.
The Boston Licensing Board last week decided that Fenway Park was not to blame for a fan falling two stories down an elevator shaft after a May game and that the Green Dragon near Faneuil Hall was equally blameless for the death of a man due to an apparent heroin overdose in its men's room.
After hearings on both matters, the board ruled "no violation" in both cases.