The MBTA reports the elevators and escalators at Orange Line stations from Jackson Square to Forest Hills stopped running tonight. Losing power will do that, but the good news is the power's back on.
Jonathan Tompkins got a view of Boston firefighters practicing ice rescues at the north end of Jamaica Pond this morning. Despite the warming temperatures of recent days, the ice still held for them - and they had to cut some holes in the ice to practice their rescue techniques.
Coots are interesting birds. While they're in the water, they look like small ducks. Then they stand on a rock and they look sort of like chickens. And then, if they come fully out of the water and start walking around, well, you can't help but notice their feet, as Enoch Pratt did today down at Leverett Pond in the Emerald Necklace.
But now it's gone and the MBTA reports normal service on the Orange Line again.
MassDOT reports that after tomorrow morning's rush hour, like around 10 a.m. or so, workers will shift the westbound (towards the Jamaicway) lanes on the Arborway at Forest Hills to their new permanent positions, which will mean getting into a new mindset when driving through the area. Read more.
Arbotopia is a running account of wildlife found on walks through the parks of the Emerald Necklace.
The MBTA reports it's replacing Orange Line trains with buses between Ruggles and Forest Hills due to a problem with the tracks at Jackson Square.
Boston first responders converged on Jamaica Pond this morning after the discovery of a seemingly abandoned bicycle on the shore with footprints leading onto the ice - but none coming back.
But police soon found the bike owner safe and sound - and dry - on the other side of the pond. Capt. John Greland at E-13 reported around 10:45:
Located person who owns the bike, she is OK, said left bike and walked across the pond and didn’t come back. Located the person by an ID number on bike. Units clearing out.
He outfitted it with a chair. A couple nights ago, Mickey PG put on a live show there. Of course, the forecast for tomorrow calls for rain (and possible floods), so the concert space could be at an end.
JPYuppie spotted this note and its riposte on a windshield on Burr Street in Jamaica Plain this morning, although they seemed to have gone up last night after work.
Mary Ellen spotted this northern pintail at Leverett Pond in the Emerald Necklace near Rte. 9 and Huntington Avenue yesterday.
Colleen O'Connor watched the waterfall at the Forest Hills T stop round 10 p.m.
Shoppers at Whole Foods stores across the Boston area are reporting serious shortages tonight - not of milk, eggs and bread, but of some fruits and green vegetables. Read more.
Roving UHub photographer Jed Hresko did a bit of early French-Toast buying at the Jackson Square Stop & Shop tonight and shows us the egg and milk cases.