Greg Cook watched as the Boricua All Stars tried to clamber to the top of a greased pole at yesterday's Greased Pole Tournament at Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción’s annual Festival Betances. The group, who've done it before, tried eight times, but just couldn't quite make it this time.
Shortly after 11:30 p.m. One woman was found inside 521 Massachusetts Ave., another found outside the building and a man found on Northampton Street near Shawmut Avenue. Read more.
The Boston Sun reports on a pilot project by the Boston Groundwater Trust to use Bluetooth-enabled well caps and a mobile app to better monitor the levels of groundwater that keep the wooden pilings that support hundreds of buildings in the Back Bay, the South End, the Fenway and Beacon Hill from collapsing. Read more.
Around 7:10 p.m. in a parking lot off Northampton Street near Harrison Avenue. The shooters seem to have missed each other.
Ray Flynn's son, Ed, has the backing of Southie's Nick Collins and Michael Flaherty for the District 2 (South Boston, South End, Chinatown, downtown) seat, but Mike Kelley has the support of Linda Dorcena Forry, Aaron Michlewitz, Joseph Boncore and Byron Rushing, the Herald reports.
Despite intense efforts by a city crew to pick up needles, Newmarket Square, where Methadone Mile begins (or ends), remains full of abandoned syringes. ZD Gordon shows us a not-so-rare Newmarket Porcupine.
Besides the Smoot, that is. Today I discovered that Boston Medical Center is two Dunkin' Donuts down Mass. Ave. from the Orange Line stop - although as Jay Fallon notes:
But only on one side of the street which is unacceptable.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports the owners of Victoria's Diner in Newmarket Square are taking over the space long occupied by Charlie's Sandwich Shoppe, bu that it's unclear whether they plan a second diner-type place there or will keep Charlie's as it was.
In the back and leg on Shawmut Avenue near Lenox around 10 p.m., Scan Boston reports.
A correspondent who grew up in the South End and who now lives in Roxbury was not at all pleased with the post card he got the other day advertising a house for sale on Greenwich Street. For one thing, that's Lower Roxbury. For another, that's not the "Fredrick Douglas Historic District." Read more.
Around 8:30 p.m. at Tremont and Upton streets. WCVB reports the driver stayed at the scene.
A concerned citizen ponders the intersection of Clarendon and Tremont streets in the South End:
When there is a streetlight pole, traffic signal pole, and new spy/Verizon pole, all within 3' of each other, is that pole pollution?
Pilotblock noticed this sign on a tree in an alley off Pembroke Street in the South End today.
Lisa spotted some busy bees on the Southeast Expressway this morning.
Emma reports some kids set up a lemonade stand this afternoon on Warren Avenue, behind the BCA, where they were selling re-purposed Brisk - for $10 a pop. She did not buy a glass.
A concerned citizen who lives at the intersection of Washington Street with West and East Brookline streets in the South End files a complaint:
Samsung is [filming] a back pack commercial on our stoop without permission or permits. Also, taking up two sidewalks with film materials.
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