The City Council agreed today to hold a hearing to look into the specific case of an immigrant construction worker whose boss allegedly reported him to ICE, which then arrested him with the help of Boston Police, after the worker was injured on the job and applied for worker's comp. Read more.
ND reports on the state of the staff parking lot at the Orchard Gardens K-8 Pilot School in Roxbury this morning:
I hope other schools fared better than we did - this is our staff parking lot at arrival this morning.
Complaints are ice-flowing into 311 about unshoveled sidewalks across our frozen tundra of a city, from Brighton to Charlestown to Jamaica Plain (where ice is ice, says Stan) and to the yuppie-encrusted ways of South Boston, where one disgruntled citizen gets particularly irate about condo owners: Read more.
Rick Macomber reports:
The crackle of breaking ice pierces the silence as this boat slowly pushes through the frozen Charles River last night
Lynne Palizzolo has an urgent request tonight:
Anyone have a foolproof way of getting iced car doors open? Spray de-icers not working. Rather not wait til spring
Gary Waldeck spotted the ice that had formed overnight by the mouth of the Charles River.
Damaskin gingerly walked across the Common this morning.
Jim Bishop admits he found it surreal to see a man standing on the Charles River today.
Mary Ellen spotted this skater on the Charles River at Millennium Park in West Roxbury a couple days ago.
Authorities, of course, recommend not skating on the Charles.
Daniel Brim watched the sun go down today after a frigid Back Bay and a frozen Charles River.
Adam Castiglioni reports Fort Point Channel is freezing up.
The mouth of the Neponset was pretty icy along the rotting pilings near the Venezia in Port Norfolk today. There was still a fair amount of open water out in the center of the river.
Geese, ducks and coots congregated in what appeared to be the last remaining bit of open water on Jamaica Pond, at the north end, this morning. Some birds remained aloof: Two swans seemed to prefer their space out on the ice rather than sharing it with their cousins, as did a flock of seagulls. Read more.
Boston Attitude shows us the hunk of tree that fell on a car parked near the State House on Beacon Hill this afternoon.
Cars and trucks crashed and people walking on sidewalks plunged to the ground across the Boston area overnight and this morning. Read more.
The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that a man who had a criminal charge dismissed should not have been then locked up to await federal officials who wanted him deported. Read more.
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