State Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez (D-15th Suffolk) and challenger Nika Elugardo agreed on more than they disagreed on, at a candidate forum in Jamaica Plain last night.
Instead, the two battled over who was the most progressive - and how to fight for progressive values - in one of the state's most progressive districts, which includes parts of Jamaica Plain, Mission Hill, Roslindale and Brookline, in a room at the First Baptist Church that was so packed people were turned away at the door. Read more.
Wicked Local Brookline reports:
At 8:16 p.m., the police received a call about two males catching geese for dinner. They had been catching the geese by Leverett Pond.
There's probably a good reason a Bay State Taxi cab wound up on the Green Line tracks on Beacon Street near Coolidge Corner, as Jason Kashdan shows us. Whatever the reason, the line is now dead.
You can work up an appetite driving sort of aimlessly around - especially if you forgot to eat lunch - so when we saw the Pizza Stop on Cypress Street in Brookline, we pulled over and went in - and were immediately struck by the large sorta-Lichtensteinish mural on one wall (especially impressive given that the whole place is really tiny).
Compare to the Phaeton legend painted on a wall at Nick's on Washington Street in Roslindale: Read more.
The MBTA reports delays on the Green Line outbound along Beacon Street due to a trolley that gave up the ghost.
Long a familiar sight at fires in the Boston area, photographer Stephen Walsh died this afternoon. Read more.
The launch of Amtrak's Acela service in 2000 brought 3 1/2-hour train travel between Boston and New York. It was a big improvement over the old 5-hour trip - but it was no faster than train service first proposed in the 1880s with steam engines. Read more.
Jamaica Plain News interviews Nika Elugardo, an aide to state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz, who is running against incumbent state Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez in the 15th Suffolk and Norfolk district (Jamaica Plain, Mission Hill, Brookline and Roslindale).
Matt Calvin watched men's winner Yuki Kawauchi glide by on Beacon Street in Brookline today.
Lots of Marathon photos by Photographynatalia.
Tuesday’s meeting hosted by WalkBoston and the Charles River Conservancy about how MassDOT’s reconstruction of the Mass Pike in Allston can Unchoke the Charles River Throat brought out 150 people and a renewed emphasis on the need for the project to prioritize removing barriers, creating connections and healthy transportation. Read more.
Brookline Police report a three-car smashup on Harvard Street this afternoon sent one person to the hospital with minor injuries.
Massachusetts Avenue is shut at Commonwealth Avenue for some bridge work today and tomorrow, so find another way to get around the area, MassDOT advises.
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