Now this is nuts: Jennifer Costa reports the T had to evacuate an Orange Line car at Jackson Square this morning after a squirrel boarded and began running all over the car.
Around 11:15 a.m., roving UHub photographer Will Murphy came upon BPD Officer Oscar Guerrero doing a good deed: Changing a flat tire for a senior citizen on the Hyde Park Avenue side of the Forest Hills T stop.
Jamaica Plain News covered the re-opening of the expanded BPL branch on South Street today.
It's not even rush hour yet and already the parkways are a parking lot between Forest Hills and Faulkner Hospital due to issues related to the Washington Street re-do.
In a few days, maybe people will have adjusted, but at least this morning, the re-alignment of traffic on Washington Street between Ukraine Way and New Washington Street caused headaches for motorists and people trying to get to the T station by bus. Read more.
Adam Sell reports spotting an "It's OK to be white" sticker on a utility pole at Boylston and Beecher yesterday afternoon. He adds he did his civic duty and removed it.
Jamaica Plain News clucks over the whole, raw chicken in a plastic bag in the tiny library atop the traffic control box on South Street, across the street from the BPL.
The Arnold Arboretum is moving its traditional Mother's Day Lilac Sunday to Saturday this year because of anticipated "severe weather."
The Board of Appeal today approved Mordechai Levin's proposal for a 45-unit, six-story building at the corner of Green and Washington streets in Jamaica Plain. Read more.
A mystified citizen files a complaint about a trash barrel at the intersection of Weld Hill and Wenham streets in Jamaica Plain:
I reported this trash can last week. It moved to the other side of the intersection but it still full of trash and no owner is taking responsibility. It's not labeled so I don't know which neighbor is responsible.
Jameson said it appeared to be an otter - it seemed too small for a beaver and its home "seemed more otter-like too, a hole more than a lodge."
But local wildlife aficionado Jef Taylor says, no, that's a muskrat.
The Boston Pretzel Bakery, housed at the Brewery complex on Amory Street, makes 500,000 soft pretzels a year.
Around midnight on Washington Street, on the JP side of Columbus, per Boston EMS Incidents.
In what has become an annual tradition for governors of the Commonwealth, Charlie Baker went down to Jamaica Pond yesterday to join with local school kids and City Councilor Matt O'Malley to restock the pond with fish.
Moby Carp lives!
JP's own watery behemoth, Moby Carp, surfaced today in Jamaica Pond. He serenely swam along the pond's north shore, studiously avoiding the lure of somebody fishing nearby. After all, you don't get to be as old and as big (like two feet long) as Moby Carp by chasing after lures.
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