A diverse group of residents, commuters, transportation advocates, business owners, and elected officials packed a standing-room only Jackson Mann Community Center last night for the first MassDOT public meeting of the Mass Pike Interchange Improvement Project.
When you're rich, people listen to you. And you get to build monuments to wacky ideas with no proof behind them.
JB Parrett took a moment to look across the Charles.
JB Parrett walked along the Charles around 7 p.m.:
Nearly spring in Boston. Light at 7pm and a nearly ice-free Charles.
Brad Kelly, meanwhile, noted a possible sign of spring: Whiskey Priest poking its head up above one of the snow piles along the South Boston waterfront.
State officials say the Callahan Tunnel should open round about 5 a.m. Monday morning, which will begin to restore karma to Boston traffic and eventually end those mysterious clumps of state troopers along Rte. 16.
However, late-night drivers can expect some delays elsewhere along I-93 for the rest of the week as MassDOT gets the mighty highway back into fighting form:
Most notably, the effort requires the closure of Exit 24/Govâ€™t Center on I-93 Southbound on Sunday night into Monday morning and the complete closure of I-93 Southbound through Boston overnight Tuesday into Wednesday.
Greg Hum looked out his window this afternoon to see two people walking across the Charles.
The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters were dispatched to the Mass. Ave. Bridge around 11:35 p.m. when somebody noticed a person on the ice on the Charles.
Person is tethered with a rope and is now walking off of the frozen river to shore. ... Unknown why person was on the ice. Police to investigate.
Galen Moore asks:
Anyone know why the north bank of the Charles won't freeze between the Longfellow and the Museum of Science? It's creepy.
Cassie Grey-Sautelet watched the sun go down over the Charles this afternoon.
Alden Keefe Sampson watched the sun rise over the Charles this morning. He says:
I was jogging along this morning with my friend and all of a sudden looked out to see this brilliant scene. We just happened to be in the right spot in the right time. Surreal moment.
Devorah Klein reports seeing several people bicycling on the Charles River this evening:
The cyclists were right by MIT, near what looked like a crack in the ice.
Why should the L Street Brownies have all the fun? Evan Hiltunen forwards this photo, by Alina Tsvor, of a staffer at Inman 1369 spending some quality time in the Charles.