They are now not expected to attend.
In other Green Line news, riders with AT&T phones report they now work in the tunnel between Kenmore and Park Street.
UPDATE, 2:36 p.m.: The MBTA reports the station and tracks are back in service and Green Line service has resumed with, of course, residual delays.
Emergency responders raced to Boylston station, where one outbound trolley rear-ended another around 11:50 a.m. Matthew Gamber, who was in the first car of the train that got hit, tweeted at 11:54:
B Line outbound at Boylston just came to screeching stop, tossing unsuspecting passengers. Not leaving station soon.
The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let the owners of McFadden's, 148 State St., sell its liquor license to the owners of a chain of sports bars.
If approved, the State Street Stadium Sports Bar & Grill would join similar bars in South Boston, Quincy and Waltham. The chain will pay $675,000 for the location, equipment and liquor license.
Both are examples of sawtooth design, which, at least in the case of Millennium Place, allows for more profit-maximizing "corner" units. Utile explains.
UPDATE: Judge Mark Hart Summerville set bail for the watch case at $500 and denied a request from the DA's office to revoke Quiles's release on personal recognizance in the open drug case.
A man allowed freedom after the drug evidence against him turned out to have been tested by ex-chemist Annie Dookhan was arrested yesterday on charges he and a pal stole 13 watches from the Downtown Crossing Macy's.
Transit Police report officers' attention was aroused when they spotted two guys acting all suspicious on a platform at the Chinatown Orange Line stop around 10:15 a.m. yesterday:
A cavalcade of Nova Scotians, including red-suited Mounties, the deputy premier of the province and the percussion band Squid, will greet no doubt bemused commuters 7 to 9:30 on Thursday morning outside Park Street station, handing out "I Heart Nova Scotia" toques, um, caps and just generally thanking Bostonians for all that help we sent their way back in 1917. They'll then stick around for the lighting of the Nova Scotia Christmas tree on the Common, in a ceremony that starts at 6 p.m.
The Globe surveys the coming explosion of residential units downtown.
A box truck being carried on a flatbed truck hit the ceiling of the O'Neill Tunnel southbound around 9:30 a.m., causing some damage to wired in the ceiling, State Police report. The trucks were out of there and the damaged wires removed. Traffic impact was minimal, State Police say.
About an hour later, Mike Moura reports, a truck got stuck in a more traditional spot on Storrow Drive eastbound, just before the BU Bridge.
The Herald reports on a BRA filing by the developer of the planned Nashua Street Residences.
Association President Vivien Li and UNH professor Paul Kirshen will lead a discussion on Nov. 27 on "the current science behind sea level rise, what we can expect over the next century, and what can be done to make Boston's waterfront and downtown more resilent to coastal flooding."
It starts at 5 p.m. in the offices of Bingham, 1 Federal St. downtown. It's free, but registration is required.
The Boston Licensing Board yesterday revoked its license for a Kingston Street psychic after a hearing that included a former client detailing how she had been taken for $5,000 in cash and merchandise, a police detective accusing one of her employees of a felony and arguments over whether her studio's neon sign was permitted.
The move means Psychic Visions owner Theresa Miller can no longer legally operate a business reading palms and Tarot cards, gazing into a crystal ball or writing out a horoscope.
MBTA Transit Police report arresting a Henderson, Nev., woman on animal-cruelty charges yesterday after witnesses reported she was pummeling a Yorkshire terrier in the woman's restroom at South Station.
Ana Prado was in town to answer a drug-trafficking charge in Suffolk Superior Court - she's the woman who allegedly left painkillers stuffed inside rubber gloves at the Logan Airport Hyatt when she checked out there on Sept. 14.
According to Transit Police, officers were alerted by a woman who'd just come out of the restroom in the commuter-rail section of the station:
An irate citizen complains:
News boxes, dirty, faded and affixed with stickers on the window, along with graffiti on the top or elsewhere, have been dumped along Cambridge St. across from Center Plaza, on the sidewalk near pay phone at City Hall Plaza. One has a town of Belmont sticker, the other a city of Newton sticker. These are boxes for a paper from Martha's Vineyard I've seen in last year or two, but I don't believe the papers are even being distributed in Boston in these filthy boxes any longer. Yet other towns are dumping dirty and unwanted boxes in Boston. Plus, those are from Newton and Belmont, according to permit stickers on the front.
A South Boston woman who says she was taken for $5,000 in cash, gift cards, towels, underwear and electronics by a downtown psychic pleaded with the Boston Licensing Board to make sure nobody else winds up like her.
The board decides tomorrow what action, if any, to take on several police citations against Psychic Visions, 33 Kingston St., including "obtaining property by trick." In addition to overseeing food and liquor licenses, the board also oversees licensing of psychics and fortune tellers.
In an emotionally charged hearing - during which it seemed like a police detective was about to arrest the psychic for admititng she took her sister-in-law's driver's test - the West Broadway resident said she was at a really low point in her life this past summer when somebody at Downtown Crossing handed her a flyer for Psychic Visions.
She said she thought to herself, "Well, maybe I should go and see these people, maybe they can help me figure out some things in my life."
That began three months of frequent visits to the basement studio, illuminated by a neon sign that licensing-board members said was a license violation all on its own.
DotRat has video of a guy proposing to his girlfriend right on the floor of the home of the scorpion bowl this past weekend.
WBZ reports on the new Earl of Sandwich, one of whose founders is a descendant of the original Earl of Sandwich and another of whom is named Earl.
In addition to the standard giant tree on the Common to be lit up on Nov. 29, the province is sending us four smaller trees, for the Pine Street Inn and Rosie's Place, the Parks and Recreation Department reports.
Nova Scotia sends us an annual tree as thanks for the trainload of doctors, emergency workers and supplies we sent to Halifax in 1917 after a relief ship rammed a munitions ship, causing what was at the time the largest manmade explosion ever. Some 2,000 people died, 9,000 more suffered injuries and downtown Halifax was completely destroyed.
Efforts were made this year to educate the public about how the annual gift-giving tradition from Halifax began. One class at the Mather Elementary School in Dorchester began a pen pal relationship with children their age at St. Stephen’s School in Halifax. The students spoke with each other via Skype on two occasions. In addition, photographs taken following the 1917 explosion are on display during the month of November at Boston City Hall.
Boston's response to the pipe explosion and potential release of asbestos could also be negatively affected by a number of inconvenient circumstances for the city. The explosion occurred blocks from the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, where Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney had just finished delivering his concession speech.
Additionally, only one week after being hit by stormy weather caused by Superstorm Sandy that caused damage across the region, Boston is in line to get hit by a nor'easter on Wednesday and Thursday. Any bad weather that hits the area could not only worsen any asbestos issues that were caused by the explosion, but also impede workers from quickly containing any dangerous asbestos products.
Just blocks from the convention center!
Via Steve Annear.
Congress Street by the Haymarket T stop remained shut this morning (as did the Holocaust Memorial) as respirator-wearing workers repaired a burst steam pipe that gave way last night, sending a steady stream of steam - and, it turns out, asbestos - into the chill night air.
Boston Public Health Commission spokeswoman Katinka Podmaniczky writes:
We do not believe there is any risk to public health from last night's steam-pipe rupture. Our Office of Environmental Health joined the state Department of Environmental Protection and others in taking airborne asbestos fiber samples, and we did not detect any airborne asbestos in our sampling. The street was fully clean of all asbestos debris. Risk from asbestos comes from prolonged exposure to air-borne particles over a number of years. In this situation, asbestos would have mixed with the steam, fallen to the ground, and been cleaned up.