At least, based on the zillions of little yellow signs advertising "CASH" for unused test strips that sprouted overnight in West Roxbury, Roslindale and Jamaica Plain.
Firefighters and police are at the north end of Jamaica Pond, where a passerby noticed a body in the water near Perkins and Chestnut streets, around 10:30 a.m. Firefighters quickly retrieved the body; now police are investigating who the man was and how he wound up there. NECN reports police do not suspect foul play.
Around 8:45 a.m. at 24 Walk Hill St., at Hyde Park Avenue. The suspect was described as Hispanic or black, about 6' and 190 or 200 lbs.
City returns shows first-time challenger Andrea Campbell besting long-serving City Councilor Charles Yancey 58-34 in District 4, which includes Dorchester, Mattapan and small sections of Jamaica Plain and Roslindale. Read more.
For more than three days, one of those giant move-across-the-country storage boxes has sat partly in a driveway on Bynner Street in Jamaica Plain, the rest on the sidewalk and jutting into the street - forcing pedestrians to walk blindly around it, hoping there's not a speeding Masshole on his cell phone coming the other way. Read more.
The Globe reports on a forum for the districts now represented by Charles Yancey and Tito Jackson - the only ones to have enough candidates to require preliminaries on Tuesday.
Perennial candidate Roy Owens, this time running for Jackson's seat, demanded the city stop asking churches to close on Sunday for "rock and roll."
Kathy Cahill reports:
Never know what you'll see at Arnold Arboretum. Guy on bike with hamster in cage (plus wheel) strapped to the back! Fresh air.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports the well known JP restaurant has ceased to be.
Around 11:15 p.m. near Bucknam Street. A car and a tree were hit.
AA Market, open for two months at 138 South St., is seeking a license to sell beer and wine.
Owner Marcia Peguero Mojica today asked the Boston Licensing Board today to defer acting on her request until after she makes her her case to the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council at a Sept. 8 meeting. Read more.
Oh, yeah, there's a reason you're not supposed to let your dog run wild through the Arboretum. Joe Growhoski reports these fliers about off-leash killers are now posted at the Arboretum: They kill the local wildlife, bite kids and bike riders, trample new plantings and shit all over the place. Stop it, the Arboretum implores.
Erica Mattison watched some clouds that obviously mean business roll over what used to be the Casey Overpass in Forest Hills around 3:40 p.m.
A bad crash on the Jamaicway between Perkins and Castleton around 11:15 a.m., had firefighters getting out the Jaws of Life to get two people out. Then police and firefighters discovered a long oil slick that forced them to shut the road between Perkins up towards Rte. 9 so it could be cleaned up.