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By adamg - 11/29/23 - 4:21 pm

An employee of an accounting firm in the Hancock Building today sued Los Amigos Tacos for what she says were the horrifying effects of eating salmonella-contaminated food from its Brighton Center outlet three days before Boston health inspectors ordered the place shut due to a salmonella outbreak. Read more.

By Sasha Patkin - 11/24/23 - 1:58 pm
From Motherhood Undone

"I never expected to be a mother," Jennifer McClure writes in her artist statement. "I was forty-six when she was born, and I spent twenty-one days in the hospital after. When I got home, we had a long process of getting to know each other. She became more of her own person, while I let go of the self I thought I knew." Read more.

By adamg - 11/22/23 - 4:51 pm

A man who now does "faith" outreach for the homophobic, book-banning Moms for Liberty in Philadelphia was once a familiar sight in Copley Square, where he'd try to convince passersby that Barack Obama was as evil as Hitler and Dick Cheney. Read more.

By adamg - 11/22/23 - 12:25 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man they say claimed he had a bomb and he'd set it off if a clerk at Wild Duck, 86 Massachusetts Ave. didn't give him all the money in the register shortly before 6:40 p.m. on Tuesday. Read more.

By adamg - 11/16/23 - 3:20 pm

Transit Police report arresting Calvin Freeman 38, of Jamaica Plain at Hynes on the Green Line after he threatened several riders there with a knife around 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Read more.

By adamg - 11/16/23 - 9:07 am

Charlie Dippolito checks out the new Central Perk on Newbury Street and suggests you leave it to the tourists who want to sit on a replica couch and buy "Friends" tchotchkes as the "Friends" song plays over and over and over and eat sandwiches that are just like what you could get at Panera, only more expensive and with "Friends"-based names.

By adamg - 11/13/23 - 4:02 pm

The MBTA reported at 2:08 p.m. that Green Line service in both directions came to an abrupt halt due to a newly cracked rail inbound between Arlington and Boylston. At 3:19, after telling riders they could take the Orange Line downtown, the T reported the unexpected repair work was completed.

By adamg - 11/10/23 - 9:06 pm
Sunset over the Fens

Ryan took some awesome photos of this evening's sunset in the Fens.

Mango Matt, meanwhile, got a great shot of the sun going down over the Back Bay, the Common and downtown: Read more.

By adamg - 11/8/23 - 3:50 pm

A federal judge yesterday agreed to let Charles Murrell III, beaten by members of the white-supremacist Patriot Front rabble on July 4th weekend last year, formally alert the group's leader of his lawsuit against it by e-mail instead of in person, because the guy has been changing addresses like somebody who doesn't really want to be served with lawsuit paperwork. Read more.

By Sasha Patkin - 11/7/23 - 2:54 pm
Jamaica by Just Bloom'd Weddings

"Jamaica" by Just Bloom'd Weddings.

Even as the weather outside hurtles ever forward toward the wrong side of fall, the inside of the Prudential Center was full of flowers and life for Voyage, a temporary installation created in partnership with Fleurs de Villes and featuring the work of local floral artists. Eighteen mannequins, each decorated by a different florist, were adorned with stunning arrays of flowers to represent different global destinations. Read more.

By adamg - 11/1/23 - 10:23 am

Boston's Map, Explained

Daniel Steiner comes up to Boston and talks to a couple of local experts on the way roads in olde Boston got laid out.

H/t Brendan.

By adamg - 10/28/23 - 11:34 am
MBTA wire workers

They've been working on the wires, all the livelong day. Photo by MBTA.

The MBTA said yesterday it's identified the overhead power-line issues that have led to a recent spate of dead trolleys from the new Green Line Extension to the ancient tracks near Copley and on Beacon Street. The T also said it's working to keep them from happening again. Read more.

By adamg - 10/24/23 - 11:23 am

Noon update: The T reports the problem is fixed, but says delays could persist through the afternoon due to the need to send a wire-inspection crew along the tracks.

For the third time in less than a week, the MBTA has been forced to roll out some buses to play the role of trolleys after yet another power problem near Copley Square. Read more.

By adamg - 10/21/23 - 9:10 pm

The day after a train stopped dead between Science Park and Lechmere, service on the Green Line failed this morning due to "an overhead wire problem" near Copley.

By adamg - 10/20/23 - 11:45 am

Frederick Hewett has lived within a mile of the Charles River for 40 years now:

As you spend more time around Boston, the Charles infuses into your consciousness.

By adamg - 10/19/23 - 1:25 pm
Wanted for laptop thefts at Copley Green Line station

Surveillance photos via TPD.

Transit Police report they are looking for a guy who took advantage of a Green Line rider's lapse of forgetfulness at Copley to walk off with two laptops early on Oct. 10. Read more.

By adamg - 10/17/23 - 11:25 am

NBC Boston shows us the latest storrowing: A truck that went skreeeeeeee after its driver learned what those "CARS ONLY" signs mean in a lesson applied by the Silber Footbridge on the inbound side of Storrow Drive this morning. Drivers in the resulting traffic backup were, of course, thrilled at all the extra time to check their phones.

By adamg - 10/17/23 - 10:36 am

Live Boston reports on the rally in front of the Copley Square library and march through the Back Bay yesterday afternoon.

By adamg - 10/13/23 - 10:37 pm
Truck stuck at a pedestrian overpass on Storrow inbound

Alisa Bokulich reports seeing her first ever storrowing this evening, on the inbound side: A food truck whose driver realized too late that, oh, yeah, he's driving a truck - although, fortunately for him, not too late to stop before that pedestrian bridge sheared off that weird smokestack thing his truck still sports.

By adamg - 10/10/23 - 10:14 am
Wanted for Peeping Tommery

Surveillance photos via BPD.

Boston Police report they are looking for a man they say took "illicit pictures of others in various stages of undress" in the changing rooms at H&M, 100 Newbury Street in the Back Bay, around 3:30 p.m. on Sunday - and may have snapped similar photos elsewhere on the street. Read more.

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