Jed Hresko captured a crew hooking up a generator to get the traffic lights around South Station working again after they went out right at rush hour.
A Twitter-enabled Christmas tree in the lobby of Boston City Hall lets anybody around the world change its colors just by tweeting at it.
The Wicked Cool Tree, a project of the Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics and the city IT department, involves 720 LED lights wrapped around your basic tree, connected to three WiFI-enabled Arduino boards that control the lights based on commands... Read more
Lauren Mack tours the Aquarium. No penguins, though?
Via Boston Reddit.
The Boston City Archives has begun digitizing its collection of photos of Boston Elevated Railway photos, including a set showing construction of the North Station/Lechmere section, such as this photo of Haymarket Square on March 24, 1909.
Kin Moy was among a group of protesters who managed to evade police and briefly get onto a ramp to I-93Thursday night:
I was filming some arrests that were unnecessarily forceful and aggressive, and I tried to catch... Read more
The Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports all ten - arrested at four different spots along last night's protest marches - were arraigned in Boston Municipal Court today. Eight had their cases converted to civil infractions.
Edward and Addis Summerhill, both of Dorchester, however, requested that they go to trial on criminal charges of disorderly conduct, trespassing, and resisting arrest for marching on a... Read more
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... Read more
The Green Line tracks at Park Street were cleared by 11:20 p.m., and the T resumed Green Line service - but trolleys bypassed the station.
After repeatedly trying to shut down the turnpike, the O'Neill Tunnel and Storrow Drive, protesters against a New York grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer in Eric Garner's death swarmed the Park Street T stop around 10:30... Read more
The city plans to light the Nova Scotia Christmas tree on the Common at 7 tonight - the same time people protesting a New York grand jury's decision not to issue an indictment in the Eric Garner case plan to rally on the Common.
Boston Police plan to block traffic on Tremont Street between Boylston and Court streets around 6:45 p.m.... Read more
Boston Restaurant Talk reports on plans for a skating rink and ice bar on City Hall Plaza.
Mike Ball took in the annual Christmas tuba concert at Faneuil Hall Marketplace today.
He reports he took one of the inaugural Saturday Fairmount Line trains from his home in Hyde Park and that it was the bee's knees compared to shlepping to Forest Hills for the Orange Line.
WCVB reports a trash fire on the Red Line around 2:30 p.m. was quickly put out by a T employee with a fire extinguisher, but, of course, delays on the Red Line persisted long beyond that, and people on incoming commuter-rail trains also had issues.
At 3:18 p.m., Jenna reported:
MBTA train to Boston from Providence now delayed 25 minutes. Starving passengers searching... Read more
State Police report 51 people were arrested at three locations during last night's wending Ferguson protest march, which made its way from one highway ramp to another in what turned out to be vain attempts to block a highway.
Some 33 people were arrested on or near the Mass. Ave. Connector, where protesters first tried to walk onto I-93 south; 17 in Dewey... Read more
JB Parrett noticed a few letters missing from the top of the new Converse building on the old Lovejoy Wharf on North Washington Street yesterday.
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 march then headed... Read more