Protesters prepare to be cuffed before ride to booking. Photo via Danny Factor.
Four more people were arrested this morning as part of ongoing protests against tree cutting on woodlands where Belmont, Arlington and Cambridge come together.
News of the arrests comes from the Green-Rainbow Party:
Secretary of State candidate Danny Factor was arrested today along with three other protesters as they demonstrated against the destruction of the Silver Maple Forest on the Cambridge/Belmont border. The sound of trees crashing to the ground could be heard in the background as Belmont police handcuffed the demonstrators who had entered the area to ask that the forest be left intact to allow efforts to protect the land to come to fruition.
The Boston Licensing Board this week hears a request from restaurateur Brian O'Donnell to rename Jason Santos's old Blue, Inc. at 131 Broad St. to Broad Street Riot.
The name harkens back to the Broad Street Riot of 1837, when drunken Protestant firefighters got into it with Irish Catholic men about to form a funeral procession, sparking a riot that left nearby businesses and homes in ruins.
The restaurant is just down Broad Street from Nix's Mate, which is named for an island in Boston Harbor where colonial authorities would hang the bodies of executed pirates as a warning to other ne'er-do-wells. Perhaps the next Broad Street restaurant could be a barbecue place called Fire.
The board's hearings begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in its eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall.