Shortly after 3 p.m., the back of a tractor-trailer sprung open on Mass. Ave. in front of the new Berklee building, and hundreds of backpacks sprung out, immediately shutting the road, as Riggs shows us.
The road towards Boylston will be shut for awhile as the trailer is completely offloaded.
Shortly after 11:30 p.m. One woman was found inside 521 Massachusetts Ave., another found outside the building and a man found on Northampton Street near Shawmut Avenue. Read more.
A roving UHub photographer happened upon this scene on Mass. Ave. at MIT around 5:30 p.m., reports "the driver of the RAV ran for it," bringing State, Cambridge, MIT and MBTA police to the area to look for him. Boston Police also arrived on scene - and took custody of the driver and the car after he was located nearby, because the vehicle was carjacked on Edgerly Road in the Fenway.
Dave Boudreau reports the driver, who crossed the center line, also hit a taxi.
Besides the Smoot, that is. Today I discovered that Boston Medical Center is two Dunkin' Donuts down Mass. Ave. from the Orange Line stop - although as Jay Fallon notes:
But only on one side of the street which is unacceptable.
The First Church of Christ Scientist wants to remove an arch in front of its Publishing House on Mass. Ave., but the Boston Landmarks Commission wants to keep it. The Boston Sun reports.
Drew Starr could only stare in amazement at this person's parking job on Mass. Ave. near the Christian Science Center today: Too far from the curb, in a handicap space and with "a crushed bike lane marker underneath."
This afternoon near the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
UPDATE: Preliminary investigation shows no evidence of foul play, the DA's office reports.
"This is not how I remember 'Make Way for Ducklings'," Gedalia Pasternak thought while watching a bus on Mass. Ave in Harvard Square making way for passing poultry this morning.
Jennifer Helfer photographed protesters at Mass. Ave. and Boylston Street this morning.
WCVB reports a woman suffered life-threayening injuries after a woman with whom shed been fighting outside Victoria's Diner dragged her down Mass. Ave. around 4 a.m.
This morning on Massachusetts Avenue near Washington Street around 11 a.m. Homicide detectives were called in because of the seriousness of the woman's injuries.
Boston EMS Incidents reports somebody was stabbed at Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard around 6 p.m.
Joe Donahue reports the Cumberland Farms at Mass. Ave. and Albany Street in the South End has bought the farm.
The Boston Sun reports that Mayor Walsh concentrated on the ongoing problems related to addicts and homeless people along Melnea Cass Boulevard and Mass. Ave. and on Boston Common at a recent South End Forum meeting.
We’re laser focused on it. It’s the same for Boston Common. We’re laser focused on Boston Common. That and the area here are the two hot spots. We’re meeting weekly internally on every aspect of the problem…You’ll still see homeless people, but we’re hoping to reduce it…
NECN reports a person hit by an MBTA bus at Massachusetts Avenue and Theodore Glynn Way Thursday night has died.