A concerned citizen reports on the situation on Buswell Street:
There are two of these. They guarded a parklet. Said parklet has begun its winter hibernation but his two friends remain. I just talked to his two friends and they'd like to join Mr. parklet in hibernating before they get snowed on as currently they just block parking spaces.
A concerned citizen could take it no more and went out in the rain last night to chronicle the fact that one of those welcome signs still has Tom Menino's name on it.
Update, 9:15 p.m. NStar reports more than 2,500 customers in Boston and Brookline have no power.
An NStar transformer in an underground vault along Beacon Street self-immolated shortly before 8 p.m., plunging many of the blocks around into darkness. Power in both Boston and Brookline was affected; fire officials refrained from exclaiming "oy, the vault!" but they were probably thinking it.
The Boston Licensing Board next week considers a deal in which the landlord of the defunct Morton's Steakhouse on Boylston Street would sell its liquor license to Boston Beer Works on Brookline Avenue so that Boston Beer Works can in turn sell its beer and wine license to Mei Mei on Park Drive.
Boston Police report they are looking for three men who got out of a car in Audubon Circle around 2:50 a.m. Saturday to pummel a BU student who objected to them trying to run him down as he crossed the street.
"The victim stated the suspects assaulted him by punching and kicking him," police say, adding he was taken to Brigham and Women's in critical condition. Police say they are looking for three black men in a dark-colored sedan.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports the owners of the Chinese-food truck will be setting up a bricks-and-mortar restaurant in the Audubon Circle area on the Boston/Brookline line.
The Daily Free Press reports a student living on Aberdeen Street notified campus police that "the area around her sink looked different and looked as if someone shaved in the bathroom and left." So that probably rules out frizzy-haired comedians who like rearranging things and putting them back exactly as they were.
Channel 7 reports on the 11 a.m. accident. Longtime activist (and one-time mayoral candidate) Mel King was in one of the cars, but was not hurt.
Interesting stop-motion video by a bicyclist on his way to work (he even stops for a red light).
Might be a bit discomforting, though, if you're the sort who needs Dramamine on boat trips.