A man who used to live it up in the Theater District and the Seaport faces arraignment tomorrow on 45 fraud-related charges after allegedly secreting away more than $375,000 from women he met online - and another $15,500 from two soldiers he knew, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
As today's king tide reached its peak around 1:20 p.m., this guy kept diving into the harbor from the end of Long Wharf.
He dove off one of the giant bollard things. He took a running leap into the water. He dove backwards. Read more.
Our own SwirlyGrrl took a walk down to the end of Long Wharf today to see the effects of the "king tide," a high tide two feet higher than normal caused by the alignment of the sun and moon - but which experts say will become the normal tide by 2050 as the polar ice sheets continue to melt and sea temperatures rise.
The new Sweetgreen on Summer Street in Downtown Crossing is giving out free salads today and people really want those free greens.
J.L. Bell recounts Adams's trip up from Quincy in 1818 to see Trumbull's now famous painting of the Continental Congress.
At 1:35 p.m., the MBTA sent out this tweet:
Lowell Train 319 (1:15 pm outbound) is operating 15-25 minutes behind schedule between North Station and Lowell due to terminal congestion.
Ever since the Windsor Button Shop on Temple Place closed in 2013, restaurant operators keep proposing restaurants for the space - and then keep pulling back. The latest never-will-be is Niku Ramen, which applied for a liquor license last month, then canceled its hearing and which, Boston Restaurant Talk reports, has pulled out for good.
Aaron Agulneck got close up to two of the three yutzes holding signs outside the Federal Reserve Bank this afternoon.
Adam Castiglioni shows us Boston City Hall with one of its new nighttime lighting configurations.
The BWSC's rain tally-o-matic shows Matthew-inspired precip levels for yesterday that range from 1.85 inches in subtropical Hyde Park and Adams Street in Dorchester to 1.49 inches in the Longwood Medical Area and Allston.
Of course, that rain has to go somewhere - like, oh, the Park Street Red Line platform.
What Boston City Hall (now Old City Hall, of course) looked like on the 400th-anniversary Columbus Day back in 1892, via the Boston City Archives.
La Bibliotequetress noticed this sign hanging at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul on Tremont Street tonight. The Sox are now down 0-2 to the Indians in a best-of-five series.