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By adamg - 9/20/21 - 9:52 pm
Globe employees with signs

Members of the Boston Newspaper Guild, which represents the newsroom and advertising staff at the Globe, stood outside WBUR's auditorium at Comm. Ave. and St. Paul Street this evening as Globe CEO Linda Pizzuti Henry was inside speaking on a panel titled "Trailblazers: Women news leaders from Katherine Graham to today," led by NPR's Robin Young - who asked if she wanted to say anything about the guild's lack of a contract for three years now. Henry said the panel was not the place to discuss labor issues.

By adamg - 9/11/21 - 6:24 pm

Shamus Moynihan, who lives in JP, but who has occasion to travel along Huntington Avenue from time to time, suggests:

As part of orientation, could you please teach a class called “How to Cross a Street”? This current wandering en masse into the middle of Huntington ave with headphones in while staring at their phones isn’t working out.

By adamg - 8/29/21 - 6:08 pm
Stuck truck at the Grand Junction Bridge

Ethan McCoy got a grand view of the storrowed box truck at the train tracks by the BU bridge (where Storrow turns into Soldiers Field Road outbound) shortly before 5 p.m. today. Looks like the driver doesn't follow DCR on Twitter.

By adamg - 8/19/21 - 8:24 pm

Scape, a British company whose contractors are now busy erecting a 477-unit apartment on Boylston Street, where Machine and Ramrod used to be, says it will soon file plans for a 400-unit residential building at 2 Charlesgate West - currently home to a a nondescript office building at the corner of Ipswich, where the previous owner once proposed a 29-story luxury tower fought by everybody from nearby residents to the Red Sox. Read more.

By adamg - 8/11/21 - 4:20 pm

Northeastern University today added indoor mask use to vaccination as being required by all students and staff, due to the delta variant. Read more.

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By adamg - 8/11/21 - 11:36 am

Chris in 02134 spotted a rental-truck driver who was alert enough not to rip the top of his box truck off on a bridge at Bay State Road, if not alert enough not to get onto Storrow Drive in the first place: Read more.

By adamg - 8/9/21 - 9:34 am
Juvenile yellow-crowned night heron

Mary Ellen spotted this juvenile yellow-crowned night heron in the Back Bay Fens, amazingly serene given what's going on right behind it: Read more.

By adamg - 8/7/21 - 1:30 pm
Near storrowing averted on Storrow Drive

Somebody hauling a boat learned first hand shortly after 1 p.m. that despite their names, the river roads aren't meant for watercraft. A Curiosity Machine chronicles his successful effort to avoid becoming the subject of a limerick like two Men from the Islands this week.

Ooh, and guess where he's from? Read more.

By adamg - 8/6/21 - 2:59 pm

The owner of 409 Huntington Ave. says it will soon file plans with the BPDA to add 14 new floors to the shell of the current apartment building - and pledges to hire Franklin Institute students to work on the project. Read more.

By adamg - 8/5/21 - 9:10 pm
Emergency responders at bridge

Some of the emergency vehicles at the scene. Photo by We Paint the World.

State Police report a woman jumped off the Carlton Street overpass onto the outbound turnpike around 6:05 p.m.

Troopers and other first responders rushed to the scene and undertook emergency medical aid in an attempt to save her life. She sustained serious life-threatening injuries and has been transported to Tufts Medical Center.

By adamg - 8/2/21 - 9:18 pm
Smashed in trolley

The rear of the hit trolley, the next day, after it had been taken to a T yard. Photo by NTSB.

The National Transportation Safety Board reported today that its initial findings from Friday's B Line crash showed that an outbound trolley traveling at 30 m.p.h. plowed into the back of a trolley going just 10 m.p.h. at Pleasant Street. Read more.

By adamg - 8/1/21 - 8:59 pm

With the delta variant ascendant, Northeastern University announced today that, in addition to students, faculty and staff will also have to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination by Sept. 8.

By adamg - 7/31/21 - 12:16 pm

The National Transportation Safety Board announced this morning it "is investigating the July 30, 2021, collision of two Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) light rail trains on MBTA's Green Line near Boston, Massachusetts."

Prediction: The NTSB will issue a report that concludes the MBTA needs to equip the Green Line with a "positive train control system," just like it does after every Green Line collision.

By adamg - 7/28/21 - 2:57 pm
Body recovered from Charles River

Body being removed from river. Photo by Chris in 02134.

The Cambridge Fire Department reports a search of the Charles River for a swimmer in trouble ended this afternoon with the recovery of a man's body.

By adamg - 7/26/21 - 8:15 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports.

By adamg - 7/22/21 - 9:58 pm
Defaced Vietnam memorial in the Rose Garden

Update, Friday: Crews have started cleaning the memorial.

A disgusted citizen files a 311 complaint about the vandalism to the Vietnam War memorial in the Fenway Rose Garden.

By adamg - 7/19/21 - 11:00 am

Boston University President Robert Brown said today that optimism that all Boston University employees would get vaccinated against the virus proved unwarranted, so the school is now requiring that everybody who gets a BU paycheck either show proof of vaccination by Sept. 2 - or really good proof why they should be exempted for medical or religious reasons. Read more.

By adamg - 6/27/21 - 9:54 pm

Their equipment truck got stuck trying to flee Fenway Park today.

By adamg - 6/20/21 - 11:17 pm
New look of Huntington Avenue with new transit and bike ways in one MBTA rendering

Possible next-gen Huntington Avenue, with transit/bike lanes on either side.

MBTA planners tomorrow will discuss potential new designs for the Green Line along between Brigham Circle and Heath Street and along Commonwealth Avenue with the goal to make the two branches more easily accessible to people with mobility issues. Read more.

By adamg - 6/3/21 - 10:54 pm
New building at Brookline Avenue

Bird-enhanced rendering of new building at Brookline Avenue and Jersey Street by Morris Adjmi.

A key player in the development of the Seaport, the Red Sox and the D'Angelo family, which owns stores on Jersey Street across from Fenway Park, today filed plans with the BPDA for a 2.1-million-square-foot redevelopment of several parcels around Fenway that will include residential units, new retail space, offices and, of course, life-sciences research space. Read more.

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