Angela Wang reports DPW workers wielding bolt cutters are roaming the Back Bay this morning, cutting bicycles away from meters and taking them away to that place where bad bicycles go.
State Police report a woman walking by the lagoon around 2:50 a.m. was pushed to the ground by a man, who was then chased off by several passersby.
She was taken to Mass. General for treatment of minor injuries.
The man is described as white or Hispanic, bald, about 5'7" or 5'8" tall.
Thomas Ozbolt photographed the car at the height of the fire, around 12:45 p.m. on the wesbound side between Arlington and Berkeley.
There's an odd sight in Copley Square this morning: A film crew shooting something involving a supposed NYPD cruiser.
No, has nothing to do with "Black Mass." Stefani Vieira, who took the photo, reports it's a German film crew making their own movie in which Boston stands in for the more-expensive-to-shoot-in New York.
She says they're also using the BPL as a stand-in... Read more
At 8:20 a.m., Anna McCarter tweeted:
VERY disabled Green Line D train between Kenmore and Hynes.
Authorities are trying to figure out the identity of a man in his 20s whose body was removed from the Charles River near the Community Boating boathouse this afternoon.
"The death does not appear suspicious at this time, but the facts and circumstances remain under investigation," a spokesman for the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports, adding investigators are checking with local colleges.... Read more
Boston Strolls spotted a love lock permanently affixed to the Public Garden bridge (or at least until somebody from the parks department arrives with a bolt cutter), wonders when this became a thing in the Public Garden. Until now, local love locks had been confined to the bridge over the turnpike at Mass. Ave. and Boylston Street.... Read more
Mister John asks:
Where can I find some neat graduation cards around Newbury St? Trident surprisingly failed me. Preferably locally made.
Sunglass Hut, 86 Newbury St., was held up around 8:15 p.m. by a man who showed a clerk a knife - and then walked out with a single pair of sunglasses.
He's described as black, mid-40s, about 5'6" and 160 lbs. He wore a gray sweatshirt and was last seen sauntering towards Boylston Street holding a brown paper bag.
Apparently a manhole outside 505 Boylston St., just past Clarendon, has been steaming all week, giving passersby a strong whiff of something awful. But today, it started steaming even more than usual, and firefighters, at first thinking they were dealing with a flaming manhole, doused the thing with liberal amounts of water. They summoned NStar, whose hole it is, to the scene; before an... Read more
A concerned citizen complains:
I don't want to be a wet blanket, but every evening when I walk through the Public Garden between 5 and 6, I see this gentleman feeding the geese and ducks, in spite of the fact that such feeding is not allowed - I would normally let it go, but he feeds them practically every night, and he feeds them... Read more
The Tech reports the ban applies even to frats in Cambridge as the Interfraternity Council tries to get Boston to lift what is essentially a ban on all parties at MIT dorms on account of that student falling four stories through a skylight at an illegal roof-deck party. The council kinda needs to try to get the ban lifted by September, when the... Read more
No doubt this scrawl on a traffic-control box on Boylston Street at Arlington Street makes sense to somebody.
Head over to ArchBoston for a discussion about an entrance to what used to be the Mass. Ave. trolley stop that workers uncovered the other day - then promptly filled right back in. With some photos of when the station was a trolley hub (more photos).... Read more
Craig Fitzgerald revisits May 9, 1989, when a postal worker at the South Boston postal annex murdered his ex-wife with an AK-47, then commandeered a Cessna at Beverly Airport and headed for Boston, which he buzzed for nearly three hours as he took shots at the Pru, Newbury Street and Kenmore Square.
Boston Municipal Court Judge Thomas Horgan ruled today that Kevin "Kayvon" Edson is competent enough to assist in his own trial, following a mental-health evaluation at Bridgewater State Hospitals, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Edson is charged with disturbing the peace, disorderly conduct, disturbing a public assembly, possession or use of a hoax device and making a false bomb threat for an incident... Read more