Jerad Lewis found Woody just lying there in Union Square.
The Boston Business Journal reports AvalonBay is just pleased as punch that it's charging less for an apartment at its new Assembly Row building than for a comparable unit in the Back Bay. Life is good.
Somerville Nieghborhood News interviews the Not Art guy, who lives in Somerville:
In the past, creating ânot artâ was something he did for fun. But this year, after he lost two food service jobs in three months, he decided it was a sign that he should pursue art full-time. ... "I'm planning on staying here,â he said. "I'm not going to be moving to... Read more
This site has video of a Somerville cop who just walks back and forth in a crosswalk, signaling drivers who don't stop for him to a uniformed cop in a nearby cruiser, who then pulls the Massholes over and issues them citations. For some reason, the site thinks trying to keep drivers from plowing into pedestrians who have the right of way is wrong.... Read more
They started the Esplanade fireworks a bit early tonight - just in time for them to end and evacuate the area as a storm plowed across the area, knocking out power in at least part of Waltham and Cambridge and sending skittish dogs and children under beds.
Have to give Boston Pops organizers credit on timing. Made it from the... Read more
Montague, a graduate of the North Bennet Street school who teaches residential construction at YouthBuild Just-A-Start, whipped out some wood and tools and built an impromptu beehive.
And as you can see from the photo, it worked.
Wrangled a swarm of bees... Read more
Abigail Taylor asks:
Favorite fish market to purchase littleneck clams near Cambridge/Somerville?
Somerville Police report arresting a man on charges he was going around town collecting money for the "Somerville Babe Ruth Baseball Fund" and then just pocketing the proceeds. Police say the guy, 54, wasn't working alone:
This is an active and ongoing investigation and other parties are believed to be involved. If any businesses or individuals believe they have scammed in this manner, please... Read more
Vanyaland reports some goon lifted the Jimmy Fund can from the bar at Bull McCabe's in Union Square, Somerville, earlier this week - and that a surveillance camera caught him in the act.
Shortly after 8:15 p.m., Union Square went dark, the victim, Nstar says, of "damage to high voltage equipment." It proved an inconvenience to many, but a lucky few found it kind of nice, as Spatch reports:
Power outage in Union Square; the block with Bronwyn was affected. Anniversary dinner in growing darkness is very romantic.... Read more
Nothing like a dead train inbound at Davis to make for a fun morning commute.
Don't Look Down, Beantown ambles about Assembly Row, the new mixed-use development going up in Somerville, likes the way it's coming together:
From materials to patterns, the faces of each building stand out from one another. Planned downtowns like this often run the danger of blending into a forgettable vanilla (nothing planned all at once could meet the eclectic nature of, say, Government Center... Read more
Roving UHub photographer Nick reports:
there was what I can only assume was more than a simple fender bender a week ago on the Arlington/Somerville line at the intersection of Route 16 and Broadway. The debris from the accident is all on the Somerville side of the street: parts of a quarter panel, side mirrors, lots of glass. One enterprising young (five-year-old?) kid was jumping... Read more
This morning, before the parade, the city DPW went along the route cutting bikes away from bike stands and pole, to pile them into a truck for removal.
Tiffany Montogomery, herself a veteran, found her car towed - and when she complained, a cop threatened to arrest her. And then, when she got to the tow lot, they wouldn't give her her car without... Read more
To go with the simulation of riding a trolley on the new end of the Green Line, MassDOT has created this simulation of riding a bike (or walking really quickly) along the 2-mile community path it's planning.
Via Somerville Voices.