Hey, did you leave a toolbox in front of the Marine Corps recruiting station at 141 Tremont St. this morning? The bomb squad would like to have a word with you.
Mike Mennonno walked by the revival tent on the Tremont Street side of the Common yesterday morning:
... "Do you know about Jesus Christ?" he called out to me.
"Je-whoosy-whatsy?" I said, not breaking my stride.
"Jesus Christ," he repeated. "Your personal lord and savior?"
"My personal what?" I said, stopping and looking at him screwy. "Did I win an iphone? What is this?" ...
Boston Police report arresting Harjeet Singh, 50, on charges he blew through a red light around 6:50 p.m. yesterday and knocked down a woman crossing the street at West Street.
The woman, being cared for by a U.S. Park Ranger when police arrived, was taken to Tufts Medical Center and is expected to survive, police say.
Police say that when Singh stumbled out of his car, an empty liquor bottle fell out with him.
Boston Police report that when a woman left the key in the ignition as she got her two young kids out of her car and into a stroller on Tremont Street in the South End yesterday, two punks slipped into the car and drove off (just as she got the second kid in the stroller:
Boston Police report a Dorchester teen never intended to buy the phone he'd agreed to from somebody he met through a Craigslist ad. Unfortunately for the kid, police say, when he grabbed the phone from the seller in front of the Loews cineplex on Tremont Street, where they'd agreed to meet, and then ran, the guy chased after him - and grabbed him at Charles and Boylston, where a passing officer noticed them grappling.
Steven Mejia, 19, of Dorchester, was then arrested on a charge of unarmed robbery.
The city has shut the Old Granary Burying Ground on Tremont Street as officials try to figure out what caused a deep sinkhole at the rear of the cemetery - and what to do about it. Those cones don't look like much, but they mark a wooden sheet covering a hole big enough that officials don't want to worry about a tourist disappearing in it.
The Web site for Vessel on Tremont Street in the South End exhorts:
This winter, consider Vessel your source for beautiful, practical items that speak volumes for your good design sense.
These photos by the Missus of the ice-covered sidewalk in front of the store may not be beautiful, but they speak volumes for the store's lack of concern for pedestrians.
Dan Miller noticed something amiss as soon as he left Park Street station: There wasn't a pigeon in sight. Then he saw something out of the corner of his eye:
... It's a huge gray hawk, its wing span at least three feet. Maybe more.
The hawk settles on the street lamp, looking down at the Tremont Street traffic and the passersby, including me. ...
Miller also explains why it's a good thing he shifted course and didn't walk right under the bird.
Skater dude tries to mock street preacher yelling to an audience of, apparently, nobody, on Tremont by the Common, but the preacher guy wasn't taking the bait and dude runs out of mocking moves after awhile, so it's probably a good thing a Boston park ranger pulled up and told him to knock it off because by then he was just sort of standing there like a lamer, even if you do have to wonder if park rangers have nothing better to do than drive on the sidewalk.
Lori Magno notices that before you get to the friendly balloons at John McCain's Massachusetts headquarters on Tremont Street, you first have to make yourself presentable and not look like a common bum.
What's special about today's date that would lead people to parade down Tremont Street in uniforms, shooting off cannons? At least, I'm assuming Downtown Crossing isn't under attack; our Downtown Crossing correspondent reports she is still free to walk around.
Jenny Frazier posts some cool photos, taken yesterday:
... I actually turned the corner onto Tremont Street in the South End, gasped at what I saw, immediately pulled over and dumped out the entire contents of my bag looking for my camera so I could shoot it. ...
Dan Miller did not have a good commute this morning:
... Three-hundred pound guy falls face-forward onto the floor of the Green Line, knocking into me on his way down and sending my poor, abused glasses sideways onto my head.
A quick walk up Tremont, the icy chill searing, intense. ...
Jenny Frazier decides she NEEDS that pair of USB-powered heated gloves:
Evan goes into Colonial Trading Company on Tremont Street to see if they might have an old postcard of Symphony Hall and promptly gets into an argument with the guy at the counter over whether they might have one (memo to guy behind the counter: The customer was right this time).
Or maybe it was the several empty wine bottles allegedly under her seat? In any case, a Holbrook woman was arrested on OUI charges around 1 a.m. today after Boston Police spotted her driving the wrong way up Tremont Street.
Also, an East Boston woman learned that if you sideswipe Boston officers writing out a ticket, when they get in their cruiser, chase you down and proceed to give you a ticket, there's only so much they'll put up with: