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Boston Restaurant Talk reports the re-opening of Cappy's on Westland Avenue.
This just in from the Boston Police Department:
Traffic & Parking Advisory: Relative to College Move in Weekend August 31-September 4, 2012 Residents should expect congestion and delays in the areas of Allston, Brighton, Fenway, Back Bay, Mission Hill and Beacon Hill as 70,000 college students will be moving in these neighborhoods.
You know all those giant boxes that have been showing up at key intersections all over town? Boston Police are now enforcing the New York-like "don't block the box" rules that basically require you to stay out of an intersection if you can't get to the other side before the light changes. KWAPT reports this morning:
Boston PD is up & down Brookline... Read more
Boston University Police report that sometime between 9:45 and 10:15 p.m. on July 21, a patron at the Island Creek Oyster Bar in the Hotel Commonwealth in Kenmore Square discovered that her $9,000 Louis Vuitton purse was missing.
Police have identified three women as "persons of interest" and report that two of them used one of the credit card's in the victims purse that... Read more
Steve Buckley at the Herald tweets Pesky died this afternoon. He was 92.
Lataria Milton is the MBTA driver charged with getting angry and running her bus into a meter maid and several cars. Latarian Milton is the then-7-year-old charged with getting angry and crashing his grandmother's SUV into a curb and several cars.
An MBTA bus driver is scheduled for arraignment in Roxbury District Court tomorrow on a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon after she allegedly ran down a Boston parking supervisor trying to give her a parking ticket in Kenmore Square this morning.
Lataria Milton, 34, eating breakfast at the time,... Read more
A city transportation worker is in the hospital this morning following a confrontation with an MBTA bus driver in Kenmore Square that ended with the driver plowing into... Read more
You get a bigger crane - in this case, to right a crane that tipped over on the BU Bridge.
Inspectors swarmed the bridge today to make sure it was OK after the accident, which did not, at least, block traffic, at least, until the big crane arrived (and what would happen if it tipped over?). State Police are still investigating how the... Read more
Turns out PETA helped the Red Sox bottom line by buying one of those 100th-anniversary bricks. Only the crafty animal righters report their brick has a subliminal message in it that will convince Bostonians to stop eating lobsters:
Lead Our Bo Sox To Early Runs! Late Inning Blasts! Easy Routs! A Trophy In Our Name!
If you take the first letter of each word, you... Read more
Updated 4:40 p.m.
Boston Police tweeted this afternoon:
Missing: Wally the Green Monster, If seen please call Boston Police.
About an hour later, police updated: Wally was back, safe and sound at Fenway. What at first sounded like a case of a dementia-suffering Wally, or perhaps a cruel prank by a Yankees fan, turned out to have a much simpler/stupider explanation: An employee who... Read more
UPDATE: An overhead wire became an underfoot wire on the Riverside line around 9:30 p.m., leading to busing, passengers being forced to evacuate trolleys to walk back to stations, etc.
Maybe the trains just couldn't bear all the weight of soccer fans heading to Fenway. Or the anguished ghosts of riders past were reaching up and grabbing the wheels of the trains. Whatever, Perry... Read more
A sore-eared Fenway resident complains:
Helicopter tours over Fenway Park creating massive noise pollution to neighborhood residents. Aren't there regulations against this?
Ed. note: Today's game would suggest the Sox are doing their best to end this problem as quickly as possible.
Mats Tolander posts some photos of Nava in a gray plaid shirt.
Boston Police report arresting a Northeastern student after, they say, his girlfriend broke up with him, he got good and drunk and then proceeded to stumble and roll down Queensberry Street in the Fenway kicking and smashing car mirrors.
Police say officers responding to a 911 call about vandalism on Queensberry Street found the guy "rolling around in the grass median at the corner... Read more
Most journalism students don't walk right into their dream jobs, but I suspect if they did, most probably wouldn't find a reason to whine about it.