The state Senate decided today to set an April 3 primary and a May 1 final election to select a replacement for Linda Dorcena Forry, who resigned on Friday as the senator for the 1st Suffolk District (South Boston and Dorchester). Whoever wins will then have to decide whether to run for re-election in the regular primary and general election this fall. Nomination papers are already available at the Secretary of State's offce at Ashburton Place.
The Associated Press sent a story out over the wire about Dana White, a guy from Southie who has gotten rich arranging fights involving people in a cage trying to beat each other up. It's the ultimate success story, but AP's Dan Gelston needs to be put in a cage himself with a guide to Boston English, because he keeps calling White "a Southie." Read more.
Linda Dorcena Forry announced today she formally resigns tomorrow to become a vice president at Fish's Suffolk Construction. Read more.
News that GE is in a spot of financial trouble has set Shirley Leung to thinking about the $60 million the state spent on buying those Fort Point buildings for GE (and the $60 million it set aside for renovations and infrastructure upgrades) and what happens if the company just leaves Boston altogether or stays here a shrunken husk of its former self. Read more.
A roving UHub photographer spotted this space saver on F Street around 12:30 p.m. today: Would-be parkers are invited to take some candy - and a noisemaker - and then just keep on circling.
And what innovative space savers are you seeing?
UPDATE: Ye olde ed. got caught by a meme. The message isn't real.
The State Police's Dustin Fitch shows us the sign flashing a warning on the Southeast Expressway into town this morning.
Adam Castiglioni reports Fort Point Channel is freezing up.
The Liquor and Wine Emporium, 336 K St., was held up at gunpoint around 10 p.m. by a white man, about 6' and medium build, in a black ski mask and all black clothes.
Cars and trucks crashed and people walking on sidewalks plunged to the ground across the Boston area overnight and this morning. Read more.
Developer Joseph Fallon says the city and state have made it financially impossible for him to build a hotel on Fan Pier and so is asking the BPDA to let him build up to 245 new residential units instead. Read more.
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