Late yesterday afternoon, this hawk sat in a tree on the Jamaica Pond shore along Parkman Drive. Oh, look, it has some dinner. After about 30 seconds of me taking its photo, it had enough and flew off, with dinner, right in front of a runner on the path.
You might think that having an enormous metal and glass structure over your head would be enough to protect you from torrential downpours, but obviously not, as BNF shows us at the lower busway at Forest Hills. But don't bother upper-busway riders with any complaints - most of them have nothing at all to stand under.
The Vita is a new 82-unit luxury condo building going in on Washington Street in Jamaica Plain that, based on its Web site, is aimed at the sort of hard-charging set who might feel a tad awkward at the Drinking Fountain across the street, except the Drinking Fountain closed last summer, so it's cool. Read more.
Paint the World took in Lilac Sunday at the Arnold Arboretum today.
Roving UHub photographer Elisha Meyer found herself stopped on Allandale Street on the Jamaica Plain/West Roxbury line around 4:15 p.m. today - by a monster turtle, at least until police showed up to help him across the street:
He got a BPD escort and everything. I guess it gives new meaning to the term "rubbernecking."
Roving UHub photographer Kirsten Morgan enjoyed the foggy sunset at Jamaica Pond this evening.
This woman moved around the upper busway at Forest Hills this afternoon, proclaiming the end was no longer nigh, it was here. She spent some time on the sidewalk and some time in the busway itself, proclaiming a warning or promise to people who mostly tuned her out. At one point, she stood at the edge of the 36/37 berth and continued to give witness even after both buses left and the berth was completely empty.
Now a novelist, in 1996, Alisa Valdes was a writer for the Living section of the Globe when Junot Diaz's "Drown" collection of short stories came out. When he came up to Boston, she interviewed him and they began a relationship even though he expressed disgust when she took him to a Dominican restaurant in JP rather than a fancy place downtown. Read more.
The T had been planning to run buses instead of Orange Line trains between Forest Hills and Jackson Square for track work this weekend, but canceled that when it learned the 40th annual Wake Up the Earth festival was scheduled for Saturday, basically spreading out from the Stony Brook T stop. So look for regular Orange Line service instead.
The launch of Amtrak's Acela service in 2000 brought 3 1/2-hour train travel between Boston and New York. It was a big improvement over the old 5-hour trip - but it was no faster than train service first proposed in the 1880s with steam engines. Read more.
The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports on a meeting between state officials and residents about the future of Shattuck Hospital's grounds in Franklin Park as the hospital is shut and moved to the South End. A state agency wants to use two acres of the land for affordable housing.
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