Gary Waldeck ran across the Weather Channel's Steve Petyerak and Jim Cantore along the waterfront this morning, bracing, as one does when one works for the Weather Channel, for this weekend's snow/sleet action.
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports: Real Estate Sales Dive in Downtown Boston; Listing Inventory at 5-Year High.
Gary Waldeck spotted the ice that had formed overnight by the mouth of the Charles River.
Time to pour one out for Durgin-Park, the Boston landmark that opened in 1827 and closed last night, after serving its last prime rib, baked beans (in a bean pot) and Indian pudding, after the New York company that's owned it since 2007 decided it was never going to make money again. Read more.
The MBTA reports delays of up to 15 minutes on the Orange Line due to "a disabled train with a door problem" at Downtown Crossing.
Maureen Rogers said the waitresses had reason to be surly back in the day: The owner was prone to bouts of screaming and raging, the days were long and hard and the pay sucked.
Nina took the nasty Durgin waitress to a new level. I once saw here leaning out the unscreened window, raining change down on the heads of her departing customers, and telling them to “shove your tip up your fucking asses.”
Still, she says she'll miss the Indian pudding (and provides a recipe for it).
Samantha Washburn was among the people who tried to get into Durgin-Park tonight, after hearing the news the venerable restaurant would be closing forever on Jan. 12. Read more.
Ashish Kasturia said good bye to the giant Christmas tree at Faneuil Hall Marketplace today.
This week and next, Boston will pick up residents' un-decorated Christmas trees on their recycling days.
It's not as if we all haven't known since the September primaries that come Jan. 2, Althea Garrison would replace Ayanna Pressley on the City Council.
And yet, as one roving UHub photographer discovered today, it seemed like a huge surprise at City Hall. He reports Garrison, her new chief of staff and some friends made their way up to the fifth floor at 12:30 p.m. - as somebody at City Hall told them to - only: Read more.
Claire Blechman shows us the scene in North Station, where a Dunkin' Donuts is getting rebuilt this morning. As she notes, jittery commuters don't have to fret - they just have to walk another 100 feet or so to the station's other Dunkin' Donuts because, after all, this is Boston.
A concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint about an overactive writer on a utility box at West and Tremont streets downtown.
The MBTA is reporting Orange Line delays of up to 15 minutes due to a train with "a mechanical problem" at Downtown Crossing.
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