Some immediately cast doubt on the idea, saying it was more likely a sunfish, because a shark would have a tail fin sticking out of the water as well, but who knows if a giant... Read more
Update, 1:30 a.m.: BFD crews getting ready to leave, no man found.
Firefighters and police officers started searching the water off Whiskey Priest around 12:45 p.m. on a... Read more
John Keith is so liking the idea of a rail connection between Back Bay and the South Boston waterfront that he went out and took lots of photos - including of the parking lot where cars now park right on the tracks.
Just another example of Nanny State pinkos like Menino trying to foist their naive socialist ideas on the old town and destroy the neighborhood's proud tradition of double parking on Broadway, John Ciccone thunders, adding, of course, that Obama sucks.
H/t Chris Mullen.
Ed. note: Ciccone's column is called "Information Center," which will no doubt bring up fond memories for those of you... Read more
The Globe gets the scoop on a plan to use small self-propelled diesel cars to shuttle people between the Seaport and Back Bay station via a short and dormant track the state acquired in last year's CSX deal.
For you oldtimers, think Budd cars, only more modern. And, yes, the state is planning on buying some of the units for use on the... Read more
The T announced tonight that workers will have all the damage from Saturday's third-rail and cable fire at Broadway fixed by early tomorrow morning:
Regular Red Line service will resume at start of service tomorrow. We thank you for your patience as we dealt with this issue.
Boston Police report they are investigating what appear to be three drug overdoses at a Bank of America Pavilion concert last night.
Three men in their 20s suffered apparent overdoses during a concert by Sound Tribe Sector 9, police say, adding all were taken to local hospitals for treatment.
Update, Sunday morning: Bustitution continues as workers repair the third-rail damage at Broadway.
The Boston Fire Department ordered the Red Line shut in both directions around 10:05 p.m. as the station filled with smoke from a third-rail fire.
Firefighters initially responded to the Gillette complex, where the smoke was first detected.
The T did not shut the power off to allow firefighters onto the tracks... Read more
Southie Bikes posts a map to prove it.
The city is holding an end-of-summer blast, so get to Christopher Columbus Park or Castle Island to see the 9 p.m. fireworks.
The Sovereign Bank branch at 474 W. Broadway was held up at lunchtime today by a man described as white, tall, thin and in his 60s, wearing a white cap, a dark blue shirt and light-colored khakis or sweatpants.
The Herald reports the owner of a Fort Point condo is facing fines because his condo association objects to the American flag in his window:
Trustee Sean McGrail said the board was merely responding to a residentâ€™s complaint about the flag, which breaks condo rules banning colored curtains.... Read more
UPDATE, 12:30 p.m.: MBTA reports normal service resuming.
UPDATE, 11:05 a.m.: BFD reports "recovery completed" and station turned back over to the T.
Around 8:30 a.m. at Broadway on the inbound side.
The Boston Fire Department reports the person did not survive the impact. After Transit Police finished their investigation around 10 a.m., firefighters went through the process of recovering the remains.
Transit... Read more
Boston Fire Investigators have determined the cause of the 5 alarm church fire; an electrical short circuit. Specifically, a ceiling light fixture in vestibule area behind the main altar. It had old wiring commonly referred... Read more
The Red Cross reports residents of the six apartments at 322-324 Athens St. have been evacuated from their homes behind the destroyed St. John the Baptist Church, because "the back wall of the church is still threatening that property."
Firefighters are escorting residents to the South Boston Community Health Center to meet with Red Cross staffers.
Meanwhile, the Boston Fire Department, which says the... Read more