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By adamg - 8/19/19 - 9:57 pm
One of the Boylston Street memorials for the victims of the 2013 Marathon bombers

The two Boylston Street memorials for the four who died at the hands of the 2013 Marathon bombers were formally unveiled tonight. Chris photographed them.

By adamg - 8/17/19 - 6:43 pm

The BPDA board on Thursday approved plans for a two-building complex along Mass Ave. across atop the turnpike and what is now the Mass Ave. turnpike entrance. Read more.

By adamg - 8/17/19 - 12:20 pm

A verb, meaning: To ram your truck into a bridge or overpass because you thought the "CARS ONLY" signs at the onramps were just suggestions. Can be done on the river roads - Storrow Drive, Soldiers Field Drive and Memorial Drive - but also at select bridges elsewhere, such as the East Street Bridge that carries the Franklin Line near Endicott station in Dedham.

The latest storrowing news.

By adamg - 8/15/19 - 9:35 am
Big bag of bagels

A puzzled citizen filed a 311 complaint this morning about the situation at Commonwealth Avenue and Clarendon Street:

Someone left their huge bag of bagels here.

By adamg - 8/14/19 - 9:37 am
Old bus transfer dispenser at Back Bay station

Back in the day, when T riders without a monthly pass had to keep some tokens jangling in their pockets or purses, you usually had to pay extra to transfer from the subway to a bus. One of the exceptions was for riders of the 39 bus, who could get a transfer ticket at Back Bay. Read more.

By adamg - 8/6/19 - 2:03 pm
Clarendon on ramp to turnpike

On ramp set to be shut. Photo by MassDOT.

MassDOT reports it will permanently shut the on ramp down to the Massachusetts Turnpike from Clarendon Street on Sept. 3 because hardly anybody uses it and it's really a pretty crappy little on ramp. Read more.

By damaskin - 8/4/19 - 9:25 am

Steve the White Squirrel.

By adamg - 7/30/19 - 9:47 am

What the State Police called an overheight tractor trailer got up close and personal with the Dartmouth Street footbridge on the inbound side of Storrow Drive right in the middle of rush hour this morning. Everybody had a hearty chuckle, especially the people who got stuck in a backup that extended back to North Harvard Street on Soldiers Field Road.

By adamg - 7/26/19 - 12:27 pm
Giant pothole in Pru tunnel

State Police report crews closed off a lane on the Pru exit ramp off the turnpike after this sinkhole erupted but not before, WBZ reports, it chewed its way through the tires of several cars.

By adamg - 7/25/19 - 10:37 am

The Charles River Watershed Association reports a bloom of blue-green algae - which is actually a type of bacteria - in the Charles River between the BU Bridge and the Museum of Science. The stuff can kill dogs and make people pretty sick.

By adamg - 7/18/19 - 12:13 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man they say tried beating up a BPL employee on Boylston Street last night after the worker asked him to leave the building for causing a ruckus. Read more.

By adamg - 7/17/19 - 6:10 pm
Lightning hits Back Bay

Around 5:40 p.m. Sheila watched lightning strike.

Matthew Ireland got some video: Read more.

By adamg - 7/16/19 - 10:42 pm
Graffiti on the Chilton Club in the Back Bay

A concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint about fresh graffiti today on the top floors of the Chilton Club on Commonwealth Avenue at Dartmouth Street.

Compare to the graffiti at the Hynes T stop for which a JP man was charged yesterday (note in particular the small 's' on the third letter-like thing).

By adamg - 7/16/19 - 1:52 pm
Graffiti

What's green and white and indecipherable all over?

Royce

Transit Police report arresting a Jamaica Plain man on charges he was caught red-handed spraying green and white graffiti on a wall at the Hynes Green Line stop last night.

Read more.

By adamg - 7/14/19 - 7:57 pm

Fawn asks:

Looking for breakfast reco’s for Boylston St/Newbury, but on a Monday

By adamg - 7/13/19 - 1:28 pm

Boston Police report arresting a local man they say was selling drugs out of a room he'd rented at the Park Plaza Hotel. Read more.

By adamg - 7/11/19 - 11:05 pm
Virgo tattoo

UPDATE: State Police say she was a 23-year-old Mission Hill resident.

State Police have released a photo of a tattoo they found on a woman whose body was recovered from the Charles River yesterday, in the hopes somebody might recognize it and help them identify her. Read more.

By adamg - 7/10/19 - 12:59 pm

The MBTA reports Green Line delays of up to ten minutes due to a trolley with a dreaded mechanical problem at Copley.

By adamg - 7/10/19 - 12:37 pm

State Police report its marine unit recovered a woman's body from the Charles River between the Mass Ave. Bridge and Community Boating around 7:25 a.m. after a kayaker reported her floating in the water. Read more.

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