The Globe reports Boston officials have decided to tear down the old Northern Avenue Bridge starting in March - although a spokeswoman for the mayor said today that "there will still be an opportunity to preserve the bridge, but it cannot stay where it is because of its current condition." Read more.
This is YUGE: The Donald endorsed Emerson College this week after an Emerson-based poll showed him leading in Iowa:
Emerson College, very important, great college.
Chris Puopolo was among the Orange Line riders forced to detrain at State Street around 6:30 this morning when the train started smoking. Around the same time, another Orange Line train flatlined at Downtown Crossing.
Vague talk about doing something about the rusted out old Northern Avenue Bridge one of these years has suddenly become a more focused goal of city officials now that GE is moving to the South Boston Waterfront; the Globe reports officials made fixing the bridge part of their pitch to GE and seem confident they can come up with the money to fix it up.
JB Parrett reports the wind made it pretty nippy down by the Garden today.
Mark Novak took a walk around the Parkman Bandstand and the rest of Boston Common last night.
Patrick McMahon shows us a couple of kids with the snowman they built this morning on the Greenway in Dewey Square.
An Orange Line train breathed its last at North Station and now there are, of course, delays.
UPDATE: This post is proof of Betteridge's Law and the fact that I can be awfully unobservant since the signs have been there for 7 months and are only related to the Tower construction.
This sign recently popped up in Downtown Crossing (along with a twin at Summer and Winter). A signal of the city's intentions, or just a temporary measure until Millennium Tower is finished? In either case, many hardened Bostonian pedestrians were paying the sign no heed yesterday.
MassDOT reports Green Line service will be halted between Park and Haymarket stations for five nights - starting tonight - to allow work on the revamped Government Center station: Read more.
Spotted this little chirper on the Greenway near the InterContinental today. Anybody know what kind of bird it is?
Weber King got caught in the "total chaos" exiting the first Garden event since the T entrance on that side of Causeway closed, forcing thousands of people to cross the street to get to the subway:
Yeah, this isn't gong to work, at all. Need a plan B ASAP.
The Boston Licensing Board on Thursday considers whether the Stage Nightclub, 19 Boylston Pl., shares any responsibility for a November melee that left one of its servers lying on the floor, drenched in the champagne one angry patron had thrown at her, as other angry patrons grabbed her by the hair and pounded her head against the floor. Read more.
OK, to be accurate: 900,000 photos of the Boston skyline, and another 150,000 of the Cambridge skyline, all taken from the same spot in Cambridge over a five-year period.