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By adamg - 6/11/19 - 12:41 pm

With Myrtle the Turtle now temporarily clothed in a blue tarp, the Boston Parks Department reports it is has asked an outside design firm to design a more permanent shady thing to keep the statue from becoming a kid-burning heat trap again. Read more.

By adamg - 6/10/19 - 1:04 pm
City workers taping off hot turtle at Myrtle Street playground

Boston firefighters tape off Myrtle.

A concerned citizen watched city workers tape off a metal turtle in the middle of the Myrtle Street playground on Beacon Hill today following earlier complaints the thing - installed just last month - is burning kids who made the mistake of actually sitting on it. But all the tape in the world marked "COLD" won't actually cool down the sun-concentrating turtle for good and the resident filed a 311 complaint to request that the city: Read more.

By adamg - 1/14/11 - 6:28 pm
Perkins and Tierney

An alleged pair of lunkheads managed to steal an ATM from a Beacon Hill pizza place early this morning and lug it back to South Boston - only to promptly get arrested - officials say.

Gerald Perkins, 37, and William Tierney, 24, were arraigned today in South Boston District Court on charges of receiving stolen property, breaking into a depository and breaking and entering, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Tierney was also arraigned on charges of possession of burglarious tools and possession of a Class B substance - the DA's office says police found about 30 Gabapentin painkilling pills.

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