Grace Hightower's soon-to-be-ex husband Robert De Niro is kinda going through some sh*t. His "Goodfellas" co-star Ray Liotta got a guest voice spot on "SpongeBob SquarePants" and he didn't. Some deranged former male stripper sent him some very crazy fan mail. Someone buy De Niro a drink...and you can do just that with this Broadway World promotion commemorating A Bronx Tale: The Musical coming to Boston:
A large contingent of Boston firefighters went down into the Downtown Crossing T stop to investigate an odor of smoke near the CharlieCard store around 10 p.m. They returned to the surface and their firehouses after determining the odor to be the remains of a heavy pot-smoking session, but not a fire.
A woman who was apparently angry at the world in general and at the staff at Sissy K's in particular early one January morning opened up the bar manager's forehead with a single punch due to the large ring she was wearing, police and the manager told the Boston Licensing Board at a hearing this morning. Read more.
So a guy walks into a bar, orders a beer, gets in the faces of some other patrons and then punches one in the face. Read more.
King Boston, a group set up to select and build a memorial for Martin Luther King, said today it's selected "The Embrace," by Hank Willis Thomas and the MASS Design Group. Read more.
Christine Sullivan watched the sunrise this morning.
Update, 4:35 p.m. All-out sent, firefighters to leave, T electricians to fix problem.
Count on not going anywhere fast on the Blue Line right now, because something on the tracks at Bowdoin is smoldering. Firefighters are a bit hampered because whatever it is is under a train, only the power is off due to the possible track fire, but they need the train moved so they can take a look. In the meantime, the T is terminating and starting Blue Line service at Government Center.
The owner of the Bell in Hand on Union Street told the Boston Licensing Board this morning he immediately fired three workers because of their role in a December incident in which two underage people were allowed to buy and drink vodka and Red Bull - right before a couple of BPD licensing detectives walked in for an inspection. Read more.
Boston firefighters responded to the under-construction side of the Government Center garage complex, where a fire on the 13th floor extended to the 14th floor. Firefighters were ordered off the 14th floor.
The HYM Investment Group, which owns the garage and which is turning it into the Bulfinch Crossing complex, said in a statement: Read more.
The MBTA today tested "tiger dams" as a way to keep harbor water from cascading down the Long Wharf entrance to the Aquarium Blue Line stop in future nor'easters and other water-raising floods.
Good thing South Station has a couple of places to get a beer.