The Foo Fighters are playing Fenway Park tonight and, short of a biblical flood, tomorrow. Jeff Maker has a good seat to watch the line outside the pop-up Foo Fighters store on Brookline Avenue (where the Tilted Kilt and Copperfield's used to be).
Boston Police report arresting a Revere man on drug charges yesterday after they say officers watched him sell some drugs on Blackstone Street, walk over to a Haymarket tent and then sell some more drugs an hour later. Read more.
Mike Mennonno checks in from his usual Saturday-morning coffee spot - the Caffe Nero on Commonwealth Avenue in Allston, next to the Planned Parenthood clinic, where the scrum of protesters have been allowed into the usual no-protest zone because of ongoing roadwork:
So they shuffle around with their signs. One is taking snaps of people coming and going. They laugh and chat. Old friends. This is their Saturday morning coffee klatsch.
It’s a cast of mostly shriveled old men in wrinkled old clothes who look like they fell out of a cardboard box under a bridge after a 37-year bender, smoked a pack of Pal Mals and thought “well, got nothing better to do today than wear a sandwich board with someone’s miscarriage slathered all over it and harass the ladies!”
They all look like child molesters. Every. Last. One.
So to make a long story short: I just signed up to be a clinic escort.
Cambridge Police report an armored-car driver from New Bedford not only refused to move his wide vehicle out of a Mass. Ave. bike lane yesterday, he gave an officer some lip about it: He was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct, blocking a bicycle lane and refusing to produce his license and registration.
The Globe reports these Bird scoooters, which can be unlocked for riding via a smartphone app, got dropped in Somerville, Cambridge and Providence today. The Globe quotes a Somerville city spokesperson who said the DPW will round them up for disposal if they get left in places where they'd impede pedestrians, cyclists or motor vehicles.
In San Francisco, the scooters suddenly showed up as well, several months ago. City offcials ordered thm off the streets until they could figure out what to do about problems that included people riding them on sidewalks, blocking sidewalks and vandalizing them.
Boston, at least has a precedent for possible scooter regulation: Rules, established several years ago, that ban Segway tours from city sidewalks.