Channel 4 sics the I-Team on the restaurants at Logan, says they found lots of violations, but no proof anybody's actually gotten sick - not that that stopped them from teasing the story that you would.
The Globe reports on a 200-pound shipment of cocaine seized at Logan Airport on Wednesday - with a street value of around $13 million.
Massport has announced today that they are offering free Wifi for the next two years! Since Thanksgiving, WiFi access has been free at Logan and other airports around the country due to a sponsorship deal with Google to provide the access for free that only required you to click past a splash page announcing Google's sponsorship.
The two months showed a sixfold increase in usage at Logan according to Massport and they wanted to follow up on that by continuing the program with other sponsorship.
De-icing fluid getting into airplane air-conditioning systems not the only problem at Logan, the Herald reports.
I ask because the MBTA is reporting a dead train at Airport.
OK, savvy travelers know there's free wireless at Logan for the holidays.
Ben Ostrander reports, though, that when you connect to loganwifi, you're given a choice: Free wireless or the traditional $10 wireless.
Anybody know if the paid WiFi is better somehow (better throughput?)? Or is it just for the sort of person you'd expect to see on a Chance card in Monopoly, using a $10 bill to light a cigar?
John Murray of Glasgow is scheduled for arraignment in East Boston District Court this morning on charges of "interfering with the flight crew" on a flight from Philadelphia to London overnight. The Suffolk County District Attorney's office says he refused to stop blocking the aisle on the US Airways flight and became belligerent and disruptive enough to force the flight crew to land the plane at Logan to get him off.
UPDATE: TSA responds.
Hokay: FORCV.com has updated its story on the Cape Verdeans blocked from taking stuff on a flight to their homeland. It wasn't Tylenol and Vitamin C that TSA blocked them from taking onboard, but "large quantities of mosquito repellent spray cans and alcohol-based hand sanitizer bottles in suitcases." And the reason TSA agents stopped people from bringing all these cans and bottles with them is because "TSA checkpoint personnel were alarmed by the large amount of those flammable products in several suitcases since they fall under the category of dangerous goods."
UPDATE: FORCV.com has updated its story and so are we: It was large quantities of pressurized cans, not Tylenol.
FORCV.com, which covers the Cape Verdean community in Boston, reports TSA agents today blocked Cape Verdeans from boarding a plane to their homeland with large quantities of a variety of medical items to help victims of a dengue-fever epidemic there:
... TSA officials, unaware of the breakout of dengue Epidemic in Cape Verde this week, delayed the flight and did an extensive search of the luggage. By the end of the process, passengers were allowed to take only small amount of medical supplies. ...
Dengue, also known as breakbone fever because of the intense pain it causes, is spread by mosquitoes. On Thursday, the Cape Verdean government declared a national emergency because of the outbreak.
In addition to the painkillers and vitamins, Cape Verdeans also tried boarding a TACV flight with rubbing alcohol, mosquito repellents and hand sanitizers, FORCV.com reports.
The Boston Business Journal reports on a preliminary ruling by the FAA that proposed 40- and 59-story towers on what is now the aquarium parking garage are way too tall too close to Logan. Developer Don Chiofaro basically said "meh" and that the ruling just means closer scrutiny of the project.
Would it surprise you to learn it hasn't?
Any number of times, DSG's gotten on a flight at Gate 32, but ever since 9/11, it's felt different, because that's the gate boarded by passengers of American Airlines Flight 11, flown into the World Trade Center:
... The next time you're in that end of Terminal B, walk to the right side past Starbucks. Look out the window near Gate 32. The flag's there, paying tribute to everyone who was killed on a gorgeous late summer morning. If you're like me, you might say a small prayer in memory of all who went to an airport or to work that day, and never returned home.
State Rep. Lori Ehrlich of Marblehead is proposing adding Kennedy's name to the airport, the Globe reports, in a story that also answers the question: Just who was Logan, anyway?
The MBTA reports a disabled Blue Line train at Airport inbound.
I was not the only crazy person walking around Castle Island today, although I was the only one not in a jacket (but at least I had the sense not to venture onto the fishing pier, onto which the occasional wave crashed). I watched boats jumping into waves and a fair number of seagulls and terns divebombing the choppy water (fish down there?). The planes heading to Logan swayed as the pilots fought the wind - and as their wings trailed streamers of mist.