The Emerald Necklace Conservancy is pleased to announce a new fundraising event, Emerald Necklace YogaFest, to be held on October 4 at Clemente Field in the Back Bay Fens, Boston. The event will run from 9 am to 3pm and include morning and afternoon yoga classes, demonstrations, a pop-up marketplace, food trucks, raffles and more. Featured yoga instructors are Cara Gilman, of Sweat and Soul Yoga; Dan Steel, of Coolidge Corner Yoga and Izzy VanHall, AcroYoga instructor. The event welcomes all levels of yoga experience â€“ from first-timers to practiced yogis!
Katherine Larson enjoyed the flowers on Marlborough Street in the Back Bay today.
Sgt. Luke Taxter at D-4 attempts to calm a wary citzenry:
The drone flying above Copley Place is authorized by the FAA & BPD.
A concerned citizen gets right to the point in a complaint filed at 8:52 this morning:
Floating heads in lagoon
Because, really, what more need be said, except maybe "why?"
UPDATED, 3:25 p.m. with Transit Police statement.
A man wearing a Guy Fawkes mask was arrested today after allegedly threatening to blow up the Forest Hills-bound Orange Line train he was on this morning - a threat he couldn't actually carry out because he had no bomb - Transit Police report. Read more.
Cambridge Police report somebody was shot as the Caribbean parade wound down in Kendall Square this afternoon.
The victim, a 25-year-old woman from Roxbury, was shot in the leg but is expected to survive, police say. Read more.
So the Parks Department replaced a bunch of benches in the Public Garden this summer and now a concerned citizen is kvetching about Robin Williams fans marking up the replacement for the bench he and Matt Damon made famous:
PUBLIC GARDEN BENCH-new ugly graffiti from Robin Williams fans on this beautiful new bench! Please remove before more is added! The new bench is so nice!
The Globe introduces us to Jonathan Fertig, who spent $40 buying potted plants and traffic cones to protect the new bike lane on Mass. Ave. at Beacon, in an example of "tactical urbanism." He's now raised more than $2,200 to add more barriers (meanwhile, the city, good to its word, installed its own mini barriers today).
Greg Hum shows us the difference: Read more.
Jonathan Berks came upon what could have been an awful Storrowing involving a bike today.
Runner Cait ran across this BMW protected with swim noodles in the Back Bay today.
Jared Dobson can only utter a hearty "Tis the season!" as he waits to get by a moving van with a driver alert enough to stop before slamming into a Storrow footbridge shortly before 6:30 p.m., if not alert enough to pay attention to any of the "CARS ONLY" signs earlier on his journey. Read more.
Kevin, meanwhile, gives us the eye-in-the-sky view from the footbridge:
A Boston Municipal Court judge today ruled two men who traveled to a Boston Pokemon competition loaded for bear are enough of a potential danger to society that the can be held without bail for at least four months before they come to trial. Read more.
The Boston Business Journal reports on renovations to Copley Place, one of two 1980's Boston malls designed to let suburbanites experience a taste of life in the city without actually having to interact with it (the other being the failed Lafayette Place downtown). The work is part of an overall mall upgrade that includes "upgraded escalators and glass handrails" and a 52-story residential tower.
Penny Cherubino at BostonZest shows us the newly re-striped intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Beacon Street this morning.
Electronic signboards now warn motorists to "BE ALERT FOR CYCLISTS."
The intersection is where Anita Kurmann was struck and killed by a semi while bicycling earlier this month.
NotThatWeird reports a massive tree on Fairfield Street near Comm. Ave. came crashing to the ground tonight, blocking the road - after it got smashed into by the cab of a passing U-Haul.
A shocked citizen was shocked to see that the window display for Sweet-N-Nasty on Mass. Ave. in the Back Bay, which specializes in X-rated cakes and chocolates, was filled with the sorts of items one might expect to find in the window of a store that specializes in X-rated cakes and chocolates.
"Totally offensive," was all the outraged citizen could muster before hitting submit on his or her 311 app and, no doubt, swooning to the ground.
After working overnight doing preparation work Thursday and Friday, crews are repaving Massachusetts Avenue from the intersection of Beacon Street to Marlborough Street today.
A construction worker told a detail police officer that they hoped to complete this part of the project today.