Katie Painter went out tonight and managed to snap this photo of a Brighton snowbank.
Geoffrey Grove tweets:
Very large coyote roaming in Chestnut Hill... People plowing/shoveling beware!
G.A. Robinson reports somebody had their cell phone stolen around 8 p.m. at the Chestnut Hill stop on the Green Line by a black man and a Hispanic woman with a rifle.
Wicked Local Newton reports the Newton PD is hunting for whoever stole two automatic toilet-flush sensors from the men's room at the Chestnut Hill Star Market. Apparently, the thief didn't leave a paper trail.
The Boston Business Journal reports on the latest refugees from the increasingly empty Rte. 9 mall.
Wicked Local Newton reports Wegman's plans to open a store in the new mall being built on Rte. 9 where Omni Foods used to be.
AlertNewEngland reports somebody was held up this afternoon at the Chestnut Hill stop on the Green Line by a black male wearing a ski mask and baggy red and black clothes who fled toward the Longwood Cricket Club.
This is an exciting new Museum celebrating the history, architecture, public health, and aesthetic beauty of 3 glorious Turbine Engines that have been hidden away for so long.
Somebody's going around shooting squirrels with a BB gun, Brookline Patch reports.
Dead trolley at Chestnut Hill this morning.
7:35 update: One could ask the same thing about commuter rail: As I type, there are 17 alerts about delays at the MBTA Web site.
9:00 update: Probably should have written "What is it about the T?" since switch problems at Oak Grove AND a dead train are causing agita on the Orange Line. Or as Boon Sheridan tweets: "Orange line from inbound from Oak Grove dead in the water. Seek alternate routes and aspirin."
Yes, if it falls on Newton Alderman Charlie Shapiro's car, Wicked Local reports.
Because what isn't catching on fire today?
Seems there's a brake fire on a Green Line trolley at Chestnut Hill (photo).
Also, a propane tank at 49 Calender St. in Mattapan caught fire this afternoon.
Anybody know if anything's happening with mulch along Gallivan Boulevard? Or has all of that already gone up in flames?
MassDOT announced the reopening of the Green D Line as of 2:30 PM this afternoon after setting an original expected date of Monday.
The MBTA reports that in four days, workers:
- Pumped all the water out of the swimming pool-sized hole;
- Installed a 250 foot, 18 inch in diameter, concrete drainage pipe to prevent wash-outs in the future;
- Erected a retaining wall comprised of concrete blocks;
- Re-built the earthen rail bed beneath the tracks;
- Restored power to the overhead wires and tested the signal system and tracks
There'll be a little ceremony/press conference at 2:15 at Reservoir station, after which Transportation Secretary Jeff Mullan and acting T General Manager William Mitchell will board a trolley and not be swallowed up by a sinkhole as they take the ceremonial first ride on the new trackbed.
The amazing cartveyor.
Armed with a $5 coupon, we trekked to Chestnut Hill today to check out the new Star Market (question for Shaw's/Star: Why do you want to encourage people in 02131 to travel to Rte. 9 when you've got perfectly serviceable Shaw's in West Roxbury and Hyde Park?).
Hello out there in UniversalHub land. I have determined that what the internet lacks most of all is a personal blog about some schlub's experiences in and around [insert major city here]. I have decided to rectify that problem my moving my ramblings over here.
I will be blogging about Boston politics, the T, local music, dining, bars, sports, and life from the perspective of a 21-year-old Revere native now living in an apartment in Chestnut Hill, where I will be a senior this fall at Boston College.
Via Marc Stober, who adds:
... I guess if Jews have waited thousands of years for a return to Zion and are still waiting for the Messiah, we can wait a bit longer for a place to buy kosher meat with adequate parking. :)