Flannfry braves the tourist warrens around Quincy Market to bring us this warning about the saffron-robed "monks" who are, once again, trawling for dollars.
The T's reporting "moderate" delays due to a Blue Line train that unexpectedly made Government Center outbound its last stop.
The Dunkin' Donuts in the Little Building at Tremont and Boylston streets has ceased to be.
A Boston company that makes greeting cards that pop open into 3D designs is suing a New York company it says has ripped off its work.
In a copyright lawsuit filed this week in US District Court in Boston, LovePop, Inc., 71 Chatham St., charges that Paper Pop Cards "has slavishly copied several of LovePop’s designs without LovePop’s authorization, and is selling virtually identical or substantially similar copies of LovePop’s cards on Paper Pop’s website and in retail stores. Read more.
For the past week, dd808 has watched a bird he's calling Bugsy Seagull attack his or her own reflection in a Government Center window. The Animal Rescue League papered over the window, but Bugsy outsmarted them - he just moved to another window.
I need a place for lunch in DTX/FD that serves soup & has cozy booths.
Missing Dogs Massachusetts reports Hercules was in a carrier bag snatched yesterday from the South Station bus terminal. He's six years old, two lbs. and was wearing a neon-green harness. If you see him, call 774-955-6541.
The Dig is offering $500 in gift cards for information leading to the arrest, or just public shaming, of whoever is destroying its newsboxes in Downtown Crossing.
Justin Thompson reports an incident around 6:15 p.m. on the Red Line at South Station:
Woman fell onto outbound red line tracks at south station. Missed third rail, two good samaritans jumped in and pulled her out.
John Duffill reports Boston firefighters responded to Macy's around 8:30 a.m. for a loading-dock fire. Firefighters knocked the fire down not long after, but then had to figure out how to keep the smoke that got into the basement from going up into the main part of the store.
A concerned citizen complains about a woman partial to Portal Park - the little green area at the Zakim/I-93 overlook next to the Garden:
Crazy birdfeed lady is at work and littering birdseed all over Portal park attracting rodents and pigeons.
They pass you a trinket and then ask for money. Just curious.