Eric Ballard spotted a CNN truck parked in South Boston (for the Tsarnaev trial?), and the trash bag its crew apparently left in the street - and a note from an outraged citzenry informing the network to cut that crap out, right this second.
Mayor Walsh and parade organizers tonight agreed on a shortened St. Patrick's parade on March 15 that will go from Broadway station to Farragut Road.
In a statement, the mayor added:
This weekend, organizers of the parade will be coordinating a volunteer effort, with the assistance of the City, to clear the remaining snow on the modified route.
Anyone know what closed this place down, and what's happening with it? Not the greatest store in of itself, but it was indeed a convenience to have it across from the T stop, open later than the other hole-in-the-wall convenience stores in the vicinity.
The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force reports a man who held up the Eastern Bank Branch at 470 W. Broadway last Monday while wearing a shamrock cap is probably the same guy who held up the branch on Jan. 21 while wearing a Bruins cap - and the guy who held up the Santander Bank branch at 474 W. Broadway on Feb. 17.
He's described as white, about 5'9" with a slender or medium build and clean shaven.
Interim Boston School Superintendent John McDonough last night released the names of the five schools he says need to be shut this year to save money: Community Academy in Jamaica Plain, Middle School Academy in South Boston, Rogers Middle School in Hyde Park, Elihu Greenwood Leadership Academy in Hyde Park and West Roxbury Academy.
BPS says that with a $40 million to $50 million shortfall in the coming fiscal year's budget, these schools are too small to keep operating.
Southie Spots acknowledges it's time for South Boston residents to face the music and remove their space savers, now that Mayor Walsh has changed his tune and begun beating the drum for less cluttered streets.
We weren't the only ones to head to Castle Island this afternoon - including this guy peering hopefully into the closed Sullivan's, which, believe it or not, is scheduled to open this coming Saturday.
This guy seemed to like the conditions just fine:
Roving UHub photographer Tu Qab stopped to photograph this impressive icicle on the side of 347 Congress St. in Fort Point today.
Kathleen O'Donnell looked across a solid surface on Fort Point Channel this morning.
Twitter comes to us with this example of why parking in someone else's spot is "Not OK". From the looks of the windshield sticker, it's an out-of-state car, probably belonging to someone not familiar with quaint local custom.
Jonathan Murphy watched the sun go down over Siberia, uh, South Boston, today.
Neighbors dug the fort all day yesterday from the snow pile in their yard - we added the fire.
At 10 p.m., the city will turn several streets in South Boston into one-way streets to make them easier for public-safety crews to get around the neighborhood, Mayor Walsh announced.
The "South Boston Emergency Transportation Reconfiguation" goes into effect at the same time as the latest citywide snow emergency - which bans parking on major thoroughfares.
"This reconfiguration will enhance the public safety response in South Boston," Fire Commissioner Joseph Finn said in a statement. "Minutes count for firefighters and alleviating congestion on the side streets allows for a better response to those who need our help."