Are we facing a shortage of toddlers with dehydration these days? For some reason, Pedialyte had some shills in Dewey Square yesterday trying to foist samples on passing adults. Maybe it goes great chilled with some vodka.
UPDATE: Ye hair-of-the-dog editor has been informed by reliable sources that Pedialyte is pushing itself as a hangover cure. Blecch. Read more.
Rovin' UHub photographer Jed Hresko captured a Dewey Square fruit vendor this morning all ready for the day.
Steve Abreu looked out his window shortly after 4 p.m., when anti-Trump protesters who gathered there began to march towards the Common.
Meanwhile, scores of state troopers traveled to the South Boston convention center this afternoon to go over plans for protecting the much larger march planned from the Common to Copley Square. Read more.
Joe Pesaturo gives us the bird's eye view of South Station and Dewey Square on a snowy Saturday.
Bldup reports the sale of 175 Federal St. to a German investor.
Patrick McMahon shows us a couple of kids with the snowman they built this morning on the Greenway in Dewey Square.
William Fleurant took a look at the newest Dewey Square mural going up on the Greenway this morning.
KWAPT shows us the non-moving bus traffic on Washington Street in Brighton, where a bus and a cab may have tried to occupy the same space at the same time. Traffic elsewhere is marginally better, except possibly in Kenmore Square, where the stop lights have taken the night off.
Atlantic Avenue by Summer is also a morass of non-movingness, as Cybah noticed out his office window:
TrueNE_79 spottted these snowdecahedrons in Dewey Square this morning.
Could they be the work of Dan Sternof Beyer, who sculpted the forms in Porter Square and elsewhere back in 2011? Well, Beyer is a member of New American Art, a collaborative interested in "beautiful, interactive public art," and just take a look at what they posted yesterday on their Tumblr site.
Good thing Boston has more than one paramedic unit: Boston EMS Incidents reports that when a report of a person suffering a heart attack in the Prudential Center food court came in around 10:30 p.m., the Paramedic 1 unit stationed on Purchase Street was dispatched to the scene - but couldn't even get out of its bay due to the large traffic jam caused by protesters in Dewey Square and police blocking traffic to keep motorists from plowing into the protesters.
Dispatchers then routed Paramedic 2, based on Warren Street in Roxbury, to the mall, where firefighters and EMTs were treating the unconscious but still breathing person until the paramedics could arrive.
A Ferguson protest in Dudley Square turned into a march of people that kept getting thwarted by Boston and State Police to shut one of the highways running through Boston.
The action started at the Southeast Expressway southbound at the Mass. Ave. connector, where protesters were mostly blocked - although they shut down the connector, police kept them off the Expressway.
The Boston Business Journal reports Crumbs is opening an outlet that will feature not only cupcakes, but pushup cupcakes in a tube and some mutant bagel/croissant thing.
Our own Swirlygrrl reports workers took down the Dewey Square mural by Os Gemeos and began putting up its replacement - some black and white seascapey thing.
Terrorist mural on the front of the building across from the Federal Building. This is a disgrace and should be removed or painted over immediately. With marathon events last month, this is extremely offensive!!!
An off-duty air marshal who hit an Occupy Boston organizer and grabbed her camera an hour before police shut down its Dewey Square encampment last December, was sentenced to 18 months' probation and ordered to undergo drug and alcohol treatment and take anger-management classes, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
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