Boston spotted turtles enjoying the sun at Jamaica Pond today.
Fred White watched a backhoe operator rip up light poles on the Casey Overpass and just fling them over the side. "This must be fun," he suspects.
As Jessica Burko reports on the second day of the rest of our lives without the Casey Overpass:
Traffic parking lot from Forest Hills up thru JWay to Centre St rotary AND all up South Street to Centre. Bad.
To which Mike, sitting in a Boston firetruck, adds:
No way for even the mighty Tower Ladder 10 to get out of overpass traffic!
It gets better once drivers get used to the new surface roads and lights, right?
Chris Helms was at the overpass to record the scene at 3:53 p.m. today.
Stephanie Ainbinder spotted this horse and rider under the overpass today.
With the overlaying concrete gone, a backhoe started wrenching out its first piece of structural steel at the going-down Casey Overpass in Forest Hills, as Clay Harper shows us.
This weekend, the state is scheduled to shut the overpass towards Morton Street, which will free workers to rip the whole thing down.
Go figure: Crews painted all these new don't-block-this-box boxes around Forest Hills in anticipation of the overpass shutdown and motorists promptly figured screw this, we're going to block these boxes just like we always do, as Chris shows us this morning.
Isaac Walwrath took what could be his last walk across the doomed Casey Overpass this morning - the state is scheduled to shut the overpass towards Jamaica Pond this weekend, and the other side next weekend and then tear the whole thing down. Read more.
State officials said tonight the Casey Overpass demolition begins in earnest this weekend, when crews shut off the side heading towards Jamaica Pond and begin diverting traffic onto the new temporary surface road they've built. Read more.
Shaun Harrison, 55, a minister and counselor in Boston schools, was ordered held in lieu of $400,000 today at his arraignment on charges of armed assault with intent to murder, aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm, two counts of unlawful possession of ammunition, possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony ... Read more.
You'll notice that while he has appropriate footwear on, he's staying well away from the big box o' fish. You may recall that the first time Deval Patrick attended a restocking, he grabbed the biggest fish of them all and promptly got slapped around by the mini-leviathan.
Robbie Shade gets up close with some cherry blossoms at the Arboretum today.
Lilac Sunday is, of course, next weekend.
Grace captured the floral peace symbol and heart on the parkway hillside near Jamaica Pond.
The Globe reports the shuttered Sanctuary in Hyde Square could soon be replaced by a new restaurant serving cuisine from the Low Country of coastal South Carolina and Georgia.
Demolition of the abutments on the Arborway side of the Casey Overpass in Forest Hills began today, as Clay Harper shows us.
HBP posts photos of a great horned owlet in Forest Hills Cemetery.
State officials say next week is when workers take the first real bite out of the Casey Overpass - they're scheduled to remove a piece of the abutment on the rotary side of the hulking, crumbling bridge.
Along with that comes the first overpass-removal detours: Traffic heading from the rotary into Jamaica Plan will be diverted onto the temporary road that's been built alongside the Arborway bus depot - which means the gazillion traffic lights the state has installed will blink into use.