The Huntington News reports a male Northeastern student who got to Skyping with a woman he met on Facebook disrobed for her - after which she demanded $500 to not send the photo to his friends. And another student told campus police a guy who said his son was in the morgue convinced the student to give him $600 - but that wasn't enough because now the guy is calling him asking for more.
The MFA is hosting the first of four all-night
raves "mfaNOW" contemporary-art events that includes dancing and "food trucks and lawn games, live music and DJs, lectures, artist demonstrations, performance art."
Only problem is more people showed up than the museum expected/can handle ... Read more.
Luisa LaSalle watched the sun come up over the Charles from the BU Bridge this morning.
UPDATE: The restaurant has passed a re-inspection and is open for business again.
A Boston health inspector yesterday shut the McDonald's at 540 Commonwealth Ave. because of a broken sewage drain that left the restaurant's basement covered in the sort of liquid that would pour out of a sewage pipe at a busy burger joint. Read more.
The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters recovered a body from the river near where it enters the Charles around 2:45 p.m.
Where to go for date night dinner in Fenway area?
Drew Starr reports the owners of the Burren want to move into the Pad Thai Cafe space at 1116 Boylston St. and turn it into a jazz club and restaurant.
Enoch Pratt spotted this happymobile headed into Kenmore Square this evening.
Around 9:40 p.m. at Boylston and Ipswich streets, near the Sunoco station.
Penny Cherubino went for a walk on the normally green grass along the normally brown Muddy River the other day.
There is a cool "kon tiki" looking thing floating in the Fens Lagoon. Any idea what it is? Can't find any reference in the normal media.
BU Today reports the buyer is Related Beal, which turned the old Lovejoy Wharf into Converse's new world headquarters, and which is currently building an all-affordable apartment building near North Station.
Although the company is buying the buildings, BU will continue to own the land they're on. Not resolved: The future of the Citgo sign.
Michael Ratty shows us a sea of cell phones at the end of last night's James Taylor concert at Fenway Park.
WBZ reports a monitor dislodged by high winds last night fell on Remy's head, sending him home for the night.
Boston Police confiscated several nitrous-oxide tanks in the area outside the Dead & Company concert at Fenway Park tonight. After police interrupted the sale of balloons filled with the gas, firefighters collected the tanks for disposal.
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