Prevailing sentiment in progressive haunts is â€ś2016, donâ€™t let the door hit you on the way out.â€ť Between a stressful election season, acts of terror, and the crisis in Syria, many of us will be glad to see the calendar page turn on Sunday night. Still, to every cloud there is a silver lining, and at least when it comes to tackling climate change in the US, Massachusetts was a bright spot amidst the clouds of 2016.
The owners of the Arsenal Mall, um, Project, today announced plans for a major revamp that will turn the old Army complex turned shopping mall into one of those new mixed-use residential/commercial/office complexes that are all the rage these days.
Sean Graham has been a bostonglobe.com digital subscriber for years. His wife decided she wanted to start getting the actual Sunday paper. You'd think that would be easy. You'd think wrong. Graham describes, in excruciating detail what happened this past week, in the course of numerous phone calls and online chats with Globe reps: They cut off his digital subscription, reactivated it, then then gave it to somebody in Wellesley, then they didn't deliver his Sunday paper today. And they still haven't gotten his delivery address right.
WBZ reports Eversource is blaming a squirrel that "came into contact" with some of its equipment for a power outage this morning. The power, if not the squirrel, came back in about an hour.
Wicked Local Watertown reports the helicopter that buzzed the town awake early yesterday was hired by the production company making Marky Mark's Marathon-bombing movie. Back in February, the town asked the film company to find some other place to recreate the Watertown manhunt because it was just too soon.
Kat Powers reports a low-flying chopper, with one of those large video thingees mounted on the front, began buzzing Watertown awake before 6 a.m. today.
At least she's in touch with local lore, though, adding:
If I pull a Gidget on the #lowFlyCopter, how #Boston is that?
The Supreme Judicial Court today rejected Lexus of Watertown's claim that a jury was wrong to award a female manager a settlement in a sexual-harassment suit because there was no evidence her work output suffered during months of unwanted, sexually explicit remarks and actions by her supervisor. Read more.
Watertown News reports a woman from Hyde Park tried to shoplift an iPhone case at the Target by also grabbing a skateboard and trying to wheel out of the mall. Mall cops, however, blocked her escape.
Watertown News reports.
Seems the Watertown resident who flew a Confederate flag on July 4th weekend says he was doing it to commemorate the Battle of Gettysburg. The Watertown News reports (scroll down a bit) that proved too subtle a reference for the person who ripped the flag down and spray-painted "Make America Great Again" on it.
The overhead wires for the 71 trackless trolley don't do much good when they catch on fire, as they did this afternoon in Watertown Square - as Itbeale captured.
Jam Murphy spotted these old trolley tracks that are being exposed as crews dig up Arsenal Street in Watertown.
Watertown Police videoed the mooseling roaming Watertown before it crossed into Belmont, where Belmont Police picked up the chase: Read more.
WBZ reports the company agreed to a request from town officials, who said recreating the events on the streets they actually happened on was not a good idea.
Peter Gelzinis talks to some Watertown residents about Marky Mark's plans to recreate the Tsarnaev manhunt and shootouts on the streets where they happened, including the owner of The Boat, who's opposed, and two people who lived on the street with the shootout, who are down with the idea.
A federal jury yesterday convicted a Watertown man on insider-trader charges for buying up shares of Wainwright Bank before it was acquired by Eastern Bank - based on a tip a friend who worked at Eastern wrote him on a cocktail napkin.
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