Nick Cosky took photos of a guy who'd strung up a wire in Moakley Park to do various feats of acrobatic derring-do today.
City officials have had the asphalt islands recently installed at Emerson and East 3 Streets painted to look like cobblestones.
Officials had to step in this week to try to calm a burgeoning text war being fought over the city's 311 system over the new raised islands that has pitted people who don't understand the preference for asphalt over trees and bushes and people who love how asphalt acts as a dog and addict repellent. Read more.
WBUR reports on the new obelisk near District Hall, which honors American service people who have died since the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001.
A proposal to enclose the Northern Avenue Bridge and turn it into a year-round botanical garden was among the top entrants in a competition to help the city figure out what to do with the bridge after it's floated to East Boston and repaired. Read more.
The Boston Fire Department reports "careless disposal of smoking material" sparked a fire around 11:45 a.m. on the roof of 57 W. 7 St. that jumped to the siding at 55 and 59 W. 7 St. - "specifically using a rooftop planter as an ashtray."
The department reports no injures; six residents of 57 W. 7, however, were displaced.
Lauren Demarco discovered today that the pay toilet that used to sit in front of the new wing of the Copley Square library has been relocated to a lot on Dot Ave. in South Boston.
Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas is the largest cruise ship to ever dock in Boston.
Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina says he sometimes gets frustrated with the otherwise beautiful view from Piers Park in East Boston: He can see the Seaport in South Boston, but knows the only way to get there by public transportation is via three subway lines and a bus. Read more.
Earlier this year, the Boston Licensing Board didn't grant a liquor license to developer Michael Norton's proposed Italian restaurant at L Street and Broadway in South Boston (and then rejected a Starbucks there).
Tomorrow, though, the board considers a request from the owner of Mirisola's, 200 L St., to serve beer and wine with his Italian food. Read more.
Two South Boston brothers today admitted they attacked a man sleeping near the JFK/UMass T stop with a metal pole and their urine on their way home from a Sox game last August because he was too Mexican for their tastes. Read more.
Some residents, at any rate. Caught in Southie presents the new asphalt islands in the sidewalk in front of the post office. To a casual outsider, they might look ideal for plantings and trees, but some residents objected because plantings and trees bring dogs. And dogs bring, well, you know.
The Boston Licensing Board yesterday handed a warning to the Tasty Burger on L Street for the beer-holding people Boston Police detectives said they found loitering outside its pick-up window during the St. Patrick's Day parade this year. Read more.
A developer whose office is in the heart of FiDi has filed plans with the BRA for a four-story, 36-unit residential building at 55 W. 5 St. at the corner of B Street that he will market under the name SOBO Place. Read more.
A concerned citizen uses Bos:311 to file a complaint about another concerned citizen using Bos:311 to file a complaint - while behind the wheel of his car on Dorchester Avenue in Andrew Square.
There does not appear to be a complaint about the person standing in the middle of Dorchester Avenue taking a photo to file a complaint about the person taking a photo to file a complaint.
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