The Boston Business Journal reports a state official says building a temporary helipad in Boston by September is "doable," says that that would be like a bus stop, while the permanent location would be more like a bus station. No word on whether they'll take CharlieCards - or, for that matter, where they want to put it. We need to get this thing in place quickly because we'd hate to disappoint GE, which is, of course, moving here in part because we're a world-class city and world-class cities have helipads.
Around noontime today, a fog came in from the outer harbor, blanketing the islands near Castle Island and Dorchester Bay in gray and even giving a hint of a chill along with water.
We just walked through Roslindale Square and there are so many gypsy moths you have to keep your mouth closed to avoid one flying in. Reports are coming in of equally gross conditions in South Boston and Dorchester.
Josh Deering reports his flight into Logan last night had to sit 20 or 25 minutes at the gate to clear a swarm of the moths to connect the jetway.
The East Boston Savings Bank branch at 708 East Broadway was held up around 9:30 a.m.
The branch was also held up on March 4.
Caught in Southie reports DCR has denied a permit for the proposed Fright Night at Castle Island.
The Herald reports Massport is stuck with some 9,400 specially designed concrete barriers for the IndyCar that Wasn't, sitting on land that was supposed to be for maritime uses, but no longer is, thanks to the thousands upon thousands of these things that the local IndyCar promoters are no longer paying to store there.
UPDATE: Bail set at $25,000.
A Boston man faces OUI and other charges while the MassDOT worker he allegedly hit early this morning remains in the hospital with serious injuries, State Police report. Read more.
General Electric on Thursday filed a letter of intent with the BRA to renovate two existing buildings on Necco Street and build a new 12-story building. Read more.
The Globe reports on the war of words over a promoter's plan to convert the Castle Island fort into a horror show for Halloween:
Fright Island’s critics worry the family-friendly South Boston they cherish is under siege as younger professionals flock to the neighborhood, and handing Castle Island over to blood-covered zombies and beer-buzzed millennials would just accelerate that trend.
Police found the man shortly before 11:30 p.m. on Sterling Square, although he may have been shot nearby off O'Callaghan Way.
Nick Cosky watched the strawberry moon over Spectacle Island and Pleasure Bay this evening.
A peeved citizen is unlikely to patronize the Dorchester Street laundry that left a flier on his or her car:
[They] left a flier on my car windshield that now has melted and cannot get off. Who should I report to that they are defacing my private property?