The Crimson reports that former Trump Chief of Staff Reince Priebus will spend three days next week as a fellow at the Kennedy School's Institute of Politics, where he will attend “a number of events” and “engage with students." Last fall, you may recall, Sean Spicer took a turn as a fellow at the institute.
Aline Kaplan explains what happened to the arch that gave Arch Street its name.
Matt Calvin watched men's winner Yuki Kawauchi glide by on Beacon Street in Brookline today.
Lots of Marathon photos by Photographynatalia.
Granite blocks covering a retaining wall under the bridge that carries Albany Street over the Amtrak and commuter-rail tracks between South Station and Back Bay collapsed on the tracks around 6:30 p.m. WHDH reports no injuries.
Cambridge Day reports.
Gedalia Pasternak spotted this bird in his front yard in Inman Square today; reports the bird was like that for at least ten minutes.
A man was shot on Blue Hill Avenue near Wayne Street around 1 p.m. The homicide unit was called in due to the severity of the victim's injuries.
Southbound traffic was being diverted at Geneva Avenue.
The Guardian introduces us to one of the cigar smokers, Jerry Rotonda, a former Deutsche Bank executive who has the distinction of having a case brought before our own Supreme Judicial Court.
The Guardian has the basics of the case, which revolved around the future Master of the Universe screaming racial epithets at a black meter maid in Kenmore Square and threatening to run her over in 1998. Also worth reading is the...Read more
The MBTA cut the power to both sides of the Orange Line at Back Bay around 12:30 after trash between the tracks just outbound from the station burst into flames. The fire was quickly extinguished and the Boston Fire Department returned the scene to T control around 12:45 so that power could be turned back on.
Boston Magazine reports that Bertucci's has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, which means the chain can stay open - but can renegotiate leases and stuff, and might close some additional outlets. Another pizza chain based in the area (Uno's - yes, Uno's is headquartered in West Roxbury) has used Chapter 11 in the past.
At 11:39 a.m, Wellesley Poice reported:
Cold & wet conditions taking a toll on runners in #Wellesley, several runners being treated for cold related injuries throughout town.
Cambridge Police report at least three shots were fired on Columbia Street near Suffolk Street around 1:35 a.m. No victims found.
Jamaica Plain News reports the impending arrival of a new store on Centre Street that will specialize in chocolate and freshly roasted nuts. Cacao will open in the space between the Same Old Place and Chilicates.
Boston Parents Schoolyard News reports that parents at the Bates School on Beech Street have set up a GoFundMe page to try to raise enough money to keep Adam Prisby, who runs a program that helps to connect poor students with extra resources in the community - right down to ensuring homeless students get Christmas presents and eyeglasses. Read more.
NorthEndWaterfront.com has video of the annual lighting of the lanterns (two if by sea and all) in Old North Church.
Would appreciate some insight on which 'hoods were predominantly Italian in the 1940-1950s; doing research for a new novel and want it based in fact although the story is entirely fiction. Thanks very much for any info on this. Am a midwesterner but my way-back grandfather settled near Boston in 1630-something, so maybe that counts?
The Globe reports nearly 50 of the people who drive commuter-rail trains have had their motor-vehicle licenses suspended. Even the guy in charge of training them to operate trains safely has racked up 11 parking tickets and caused two accidents, the Globe reports.