Daniel Guzman ran across this cute proposal this morning on a walk in Allandale Woods on the Jamaica Plain/West Roxbury line, marred by the fact that whoever made it felt compelled to also carve his or her feelings in the tree behind it.
The MSPCA reports a Siamese cat named Kitty had successful surgery to remove 14 hair elastics from his stomach and intestines.
The society reports Kitty's owner, who was already trying to find another home for the rubber-mad feline, rushed him to Angell Animal Medical Center in Jamaica Plain after discovering numerous hair ties were missing - and the cat showing signs of distress: Read more.
Word reaches us that part of Jamaica Plain, like Moss Hill, is without power this morning. Eversource reports 417 customers with no electricity in Boston.
The move could force a reduction in the size of the proposed two-acre development, whose developer says it would generate more energy than it consumes and would consist of units able to withstand a mega-hurricane.
Around 2:50 p.m.
A train is being held in the station, its doors closed, passengers inside.
Boston Strolls asks:
Is there a reliable, affordable place to get my old photographs digitized around here (prefer JP/HP/Rozzie)?
The City Council today agreed with a proposal to look at designating Hyde and Jackson Squares as an official Latin Quarter, in recognition of the Latinos who have long called the area home. Read more.
Patty Neal spotted a commuter with just one wheel on Lamartine Street by the Stony Brook T stop in Jamaica Plain this morning.
The Jamaica Plain News reports.
UPDATE, 3:27 p.m. National Grid arrived and shut off the gas.
Firefighters and police are on Amory Street between Boylston and School streets for a natural-gas leak inside 192 Amory St. that started around 2:50 p.m.
Police have blocked Amory and are evacuating neighboring buildings as they await somebody from National Grid to try to shut the gas off. At least 14 neighboring residents are now being sheltered on Marbury Terrace.
Police had to ask pilots of news helicopters to back off because of the risk the building could explode.
Ben Quahog reports that the upper busway at Forest Hills briefly became Boston's longest bus parking lot around 5:20 p.m. when a bus died pretty much at the exit, keeping about a dozen other buses from moving.
A concerned citizen complains about conditions at the Mendell School on School Street in Egleston Square:
The Mendell not only does not have a gymnasium, but our parents have to buy the shovels AND clear the snow in the outside play area ourselves if we want our kids to have space to play in the winter.
Ed. note: 311 devotees should notice a flood of school-related complaints today as parents use 311 to protest proposed school budget cuts by pointing out problems at BPS schools.
Around 9:10 p.m. on Hyde Park Avenue in front of the lower level of the T station by two black teens, one in a red hoodie, one in a gray hoodie.