Mary Ellen spotted this yellow-throated vireo at Millennium Park in West Roxbury the other day, reports they're not a common visitor there - possibly because they prefer they tend to prefer bug foraging in the canopies of large forests.
The Boston Cannabis Board yesterday approved a proposal by the city's first medicinal-marijuana dispensary, on Milk Street, to add recreational pot to its offerings and approved a number of proposed pot shops from East Boston to Roslindale. Read more.
Somebody brought a chair down to the banks of the Charles River in Millennium Park in West Roxbury and then left it there.
I used it this afternoon to watch a great blue heron on the Dedham side of the river - wanted to be ready should it just stop standing there and fly. It finally did - all of 20 feet upriver, where it then proceeded to just stand there again. Read more.
In the actual photo the mural is based on, Curley wasn't so thrilled.
The Boston Licensing Board yesterday approved the $2.4-million sale of the shuttered Squealing Pig on Centre Street at Hastings Street to two operators who plan to open a new pub called the Boston Ale House there - over the opposition of Hastings Street residents, who said they worry about patrons parking and carousing along the quiet way that starts just after the restaurant's locally famous mural featuring both a scene from the good old days on Centre and James Michael Curley shaking hands with Dapper O'Neil. Read more.
A question on qualified immunity, which provides protection for police officers and other municipal employees when they do something wrong while on duty, proved one of the more dramatic differences among the three candidates for state representative in the 14th Suffolk district - Hyde Park and parts of Roslindale and West Roxbury. Read more.