Police found a man on Tremont Street at Park Street with fresh slice wounds to the hand he said were inflected by another man armed with a machete, around 9:35 p.m., possibly on Temple Place.
Alex Goldstein forwards the news that Mel Stiller, who has long led Friday-night singalongs at Jacob Wirth, will be playing at Faneuil Hall Marketplace until the restaurant recovers from water damage from a June 10 fire a couple floors up.
Stiller will play on an outdoor piano near Durgin Park and J.J. Donovan's, between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. on four straight Fridays, starting on July 20.
Huzzah! David Finnerty ran across this Minuteman picking up an iced coffee at a Dunkin' Donuts near Faneuil Hall this sweltering Independence Day.
The National Park Service has just canceled its afternoon Freedom Trail tours:
Please join us in the air conditioned Great Hall of Faneuil Hall for talks every 1/2 hour until 4:30. Stay cool!
Kara Solomon shows us how workers took a T sign for a whirl while working on the new AT&T store in Downtown Crossing.
The mayor's office says it finally has a plan to permanently convert the vast field of bricks outside City Hall into a place that can support even more festivals and become a place where people will want to come for more than just special events, but that the work to achieve the seemingly impossible will require it to cancel the annual winter festival that had brought hundreds of thousands of people to the plaza over the past two winters, and don't you dare think the timing might have had to do with increasing friction between the city, the festival's operator and its subcontractors. Read more.
The woman who got her leg trapped between an Orange Line train and the platform at Massachusetts Avenue yesterday afternoon had a bit of luck - another passenger had just seen a video of people freeing a man in a similar predicament in Australia by pushing the train just enough to get him out, and directed other passengers to give a good push. Read more.
Tens of thousands of Bostonians braved the heat and humidity today to rally at City Hall Plaza and on Boston Common to support immigrant families, especially the ones locked up and separated under the policies of the Trump administration. Read more.
Members of the Mendon Mennonite Church gathered on the grass near the Brewer Fountain today to belt out some gospel songs.
And that was only part of the horror at Massachusetts Avenue station during rush hour:
Just as upsetting she begged no one call an ambulance. “It’s $3000,” she wailed. “I can’t afford that.”
— Maria Cramer (@GlobeMCramer) June 29, 2018
Firefighters responded to the eighth and seventh floors of 1 Summer Street in Downtown Crossing late this afternoon where rooms containing uninterruptible power supplies and large batteries at Markley Group's data center began filling with arc'ing and smoke and then water when the sprinklers went off. Read more.
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