Penny Cherubino reports both snowdrops and daffodils were coming up in a front yard on Commonwealth Avenue in the Back Bay today.
The T is reporting "severe" delays on the B Line due to a "power problem" near Chestnut Hill Avenue. The buses are rolling between Babcock and BC.
Sarah Matthews shows us part of the memorial somebody set up on Commonwealth Avenue at Cummings Road tonight for the 26 children and teachers murdered at Sandy Hook three years ago.
The Brighton Marine Health Center says it's going to build 108 units of housing on its campus because helping veterans get a place to live is more important than assuaging the Secretary of State of the Commonwealth.
At issue are several structures on the campus that the health center wants to raze to make way for the apartments. Read more.
Perry Donham alerts us that BU will be doing some drone-filming along Comm. Ave. and the Charles River through 6 p.m.
The City of Boston Public Works Department last night presented new plans for the reconstruction of Commonwealth Avenue between Brighton Avenue (Packards Corner) and Warren/Kelton Streets.
To create space for wider sidewalks and dedicated space for people biking, it was proposed that left-side angled parking be removed from the carriage road and any remaining angled parking be reconfigured to parallel parking along the curb. Read more.
An upcoming $20-million revamp of Comm. Ave. from Packards Corner to Warren Street could include new plazas at Harvard Avenue aimed at turning the huge intersection into a place where people would actually want to hang out. Read more.
Plunkett Prime shows us the Budget rental truck whose driver somehow got its left tires over the curb and onto the Green Line right of way and now, of course, it's stuck, and blocking all the outbound B trolleys behind it.
Just because it's not the middle of winter doesn't mean we have to go without confounding parking notes. Brad Burns found this note - and attached pen on Commonwealth Avenue in Brighton today.
After trying, but failing, to cut off a trolley at Linden Street and Comm. Ave. around 6:30 p.m., the driver of the Escalade could have backed off, let the trolley, and the other trolley coming from the other direction, through, then been on his way. But, no, of course not. As URNotinvisible shows, the guy got out of his land yacht and began yelling at the T driver.
As of 7 p.m., the T reported no problems due to yelling people standing on tracks, so presumably this particular logjam has been fixed (you didn't, however, ask about the signal problems at Park Street).
UPDATE: Service restored at 3:30 p.m.
The T is telling B Line riders to take the 57 bus instead between Kenmore Square and Packards Corner, due to a trolley with wheels that no longer fully rest on the tracks.
Around noon, Boston Police swarmed the area of Comm. Ave. and Harvard Avenue, where a guy was allegedly threatening people with a taser outside the McDonald's. They quickly found the suspect and the taser and now he's undergoing booking.