"The Embrace" by Hank Willis Thomas and MASS Design Group
The city and MLK Boston yesterday released the five finalists for a proposed memorial to the civil-rights leader and his wife - both of whom studied in Boston, where they met - on Boston Common.
Drawings of the five proposals are now on display at the BPL main library in Copley Square. They vary in size - one would include large walkways in black stone that would continue across Beacon Street to the grounds of the State House - and proposed location on the Common.
In addition to the Embrace (more info), the finalists are:
A concerned citizen files a 311 report about the intersection of Saratoga and Bennington streets in East Boston:
Smell like Gas!!! Please send a competant gas crew to investigate this god damn gas leak that has been in this intersection for weeks.these useless contractors come here and barely check anything..the public is scared .is anyone listening
A seagull once dropped a submarine sandwich roll when I was bombing down Devonshire St. The roll was loaded with nothing but mustard. Roll smacked me in the face, then hit the street & splattered mustard all over me. The seagull was flying dangerously close the entire time.
Two tables that had been trash talking each other enough to bring the manager over to see if everything was OK got more physical outside, where a member of one party sent a member of the other party to the hospital with a broken nose and a swollen forehead - in the middle of a snowstorm. Read more.