Logan Airport

By - 8/27/11 - 9:42 am

Vance Gilbert of Arlington recounts what happened after he settled into his seat on a United flight out of Logan:

I had taken out and was reading a book of Polish Aircraft circa 1946 and I was also looking at views of an Italian aircraft from 1921. ...

By - 8/19/11 - 3:29 pm

Storm rakes the Back Bay. Photo by Drew.Storm rakes the Back Bay. Photo by Drew.

An astonished Government Center worker e-mailed about the hail around 3:30 p.m. To be more exact, he wrote:

HAILSTONES THE SIZE OF GUMBALLS IN GOV'T CENTER!!!

At least one hailstone the size of a golf ball came down on Washington Street in Downtown Crossing - look at the size of that thing at the end of this video.

Elsewhere, reports poured in end-of-days torrents and pea-sized hail from the Fenway to Chinatown.

A state trooper and police dog were in a cruiser hit by lightning on Perimeter Road at Logan Airport. Both are reported OK, however.

A tree came down on Dartmouth Street near Warren in the South End.

Copley Square in the stormGround-eye view of the storm, from the BPL main library. Photo by Penny Cherubino.

Ed. note: No hail here on the Roslindale/Hyde Park frontier, but tons of thunder and lightning.

By - 8/10/11 - 6:35 pm

Jim Romanesko posts Associated Press's 9/11 style guide, which includes:

The first name of an individual and the word international may be deleted from a formal airport name while the remainder is capitalized: John F. Kennedy International Airport, Kennedy International Airport, or Kennedy Airport. Use whichever is appropriate in the context.

By - 7/24/11 - 1:44 pm

Amelia Earhart and Edward LarkinAmelia Earhart and Medford Mayor Edward Larkin exit the Ritz-Carlton in Boston.

By - 7/17/11 - 10:18 pm

JetBlue found a way. The Toronto Star reports that when Nathan Horton got off a JetBlue plane in Buffalo on his way to his hometown to show off the Cup, the Cup's designated guardian got off, too. But the Cup was nowhere to be found:

"They tried to locate it," said [the minder]. "It wasn't in Buffalo. They called Boston. They did find it. It was on the very next flight."

H/t Kevin Vahey.

By - 7/15/11 - 8:47 am

Jessica Lipnack reads about yesterday's Delta collision at Logan and is prompted to post about her own Delta Connection experience last week. No tail shearing, no injuries, but no way to run an airline, either.

By - 7/11/11 - 8:03 am

Channel 5 reports federal officials are investigating how a stun gun wound up in a seat pocket on a JetBlue flight to Newark from Logan.

By - 7/9/11 - 10:15 am

Harbor sunset

Greg MacKay watched the sun go down over Boston Harbor and Logan Airport from Castle Island.

Copyright Greg MacKay. Tagged as universalhub on Flickr.

By - 6/29/11 - 5:49 pm

Nobody's taken responsibility for a jet-fuel spill last fall that ended a decades-long clamming tradition, the East Boston Times-Free Press reports.

By - 6/25/11 - 10:59 pm

Channel 5 reports a man told TSA agents at the Southwest terminal at Logan that he had an AK-47 and hand grenades in his luggage. He didn't, but that was still good enough for a free trip to the nearest State Police barracks.

By - 5/20/11 - 10:11 pm

A federal appeals court today overturned a verdict that would have awarded skycaps at American the $2-per-bag fee American started charging for curbside service in 2005.

A jury agreed with skycaps that their tips fell precipitously because passengers thought the fee was a mandatory "tip" and that they didn't have to give skycaps anything extra. American noted the airline put up signs that the fee was a fee, not a gratuity. The court agreed:

By - 5/5/11 - 4:44 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today put the Airport Hilton on notice: Give the local constabulary any guff and the result could be a license suspension.

At issue was a surprise license inspection by two BPD detectives on March 23. The detectives told the board at a hearing Tuesday that the hotel restaurant manager at first refused to let them because they had not made an appointment. He then called the hotel security director, who told the detectives they could carry out their inspection but that in the future, they should make an appointment.

"We don't make appointments," Det. Kevin McGill said.

By - 4/6/11 - 3:34 pm

Seized guns. Photo by Massachusetts State PoliceSeized guns. Photo by Massachusetts State Police.

A New Hampshire man was arrested on charges of illegal weapons possession after TSA X-ray screeners at Logan Airport noticed two antique guns in a carry-on bag, according to Massachusetts State Police.

Brent Cameron, 44, of New London, NH, was released on personal recognizance at his arraignment in East Boston District Court, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

According to State Police:

By - 3/28/11 - 10:12 am

The Herald reports an East Boston woman was arrested at Logan for allegedly transporting two pounds or so of a white powdery substance in "a diaper-like garment" she was wearing under her clothes.

By - 3/17/11 - 3:44 pm

The Animal Rescue League reports Environmental Police and league staffers kept busy today in what turned out to be a futile search for a brown furry thing, possibly a river otter, "running around Logan."

By - 3/8/11 - 4:11 pm

Scott Eisen was there with a camera.

By - 2/9/11 - 8:42 am

Jets blue

Paul Buckley reports he is not the only person at the JetBlue gate at Logan this morning who doesn't want to get on that plane.