Bova’s in the North End will close for 5 days in March (March 20-25) for the filming of a Matt Damon and Casey Affleck movie called “The Instigators.”
It’s the first time the 24/7 bakery has ever closed in its 97-year history
The Boston City Council just approved Mayor Michelle Wu’s plans to cap annual rent hikes.
@MayorWu’s rent control plan would ban rent increases of more than 6% plus inflation, with a cap of 10% in high-inflation years.
$138,000 - The annual household income required to afford a house in the lowest-priced third of the Greater Boston housing market in 2022.
$96,000 - that same figure one year earlier in 2021.
Drop of a pair of new socks at any J.P. Licks between now and February 28th and receive a dollar coupon towards the best ice cream in the city.
New & warm socks - the most requested item at homeless shelters - benefit local homeless women at @RosiesPlace.
Why is the T so slow? “For 100 feet near Fenway Station, Green Line trains have been moving at only 3 MPH since December 2020”, according to MBTA data on speed restrictions. Green Line trains travel 6 MPH at eight other spots for a distance of 1,500 feet.
Emerson College and Trillium Brewing to partner on a new beer garden and performance space (live music, slam poetry, dance performances, live art) in the Boston Common near the Boylston MBTA station.
Artists Wanted: The City of Boston is looking to hire artists to redesign City-owned neighborhood signs.
@CityOfBoston will be offering a stipend of $1000 in addition to credit to the artists for designs that are chosen.
45 years ago today the Blizzard of ’78 blanketed Boston and New England with 27” of snow in 30 hours - a record back then.
This man, interviewed by @GBH, wasn’t too concerned about being stuck on the highway thanks to his CB Radio.
“If you see people experiencing homelessness out in the cold, please call 911. If residents are aware of anyone staying in a vehicle or a place not intended for living during these extreme cold temps, they are encouraged to call 911 as well.”
Getting Brighter: During the month of February Boston will gain 2+ minutes of sunshine each day for a total of 71 minutes of sunshine this month.
Our first 5pm sunset of 2023 is on Friday. 🌞
P.S. Friday evening and Saturday are going to be brutally cold. Please be careful.
The Animal Rescue League of Boston @ARLBostonRescue recently rescued 70 cats from two overcrowded homes in Mass.
The cats & kittens will be available for adoption soon at ARL Boston (Chandler St) and Brewster (Cape Cod).
If you’ve ever lived in or even walked through Beacon Hill then you probably knew Mikey - one of the friendliest and most optimistic guys I’ve ever met. I’m sad to hear of his passing.
The City of Boston is expecting dangerously cold temperatures Friday evening into Saturday. For cold weather safety tips, including how to prepare for the extreme cold this weekend, visit https://t.co/fzgo31Akuk.
Stride for Stride’s Year in Review
* Team Stride for Stride grew from 111 to 232 runners in 2022
* Team Stride for Stride ran 154 distinct races in 2022 for a total of 6,830 miles
* Stride for Stride spent $43,880 on race bibs in 2022
Keep clothes, shoes, and textiles out of the trash by recycling them in one of Boston's textile drop boxes. And if you can't make it to a drop box, we will come to you! You can now schedule curbside pickup to make it even easier.
Learn more ➡️ https://t.co/lraiEMMSMd
At 5:16am the first trains departed Oak Grove & Forest Hills, officially reopening the Orange Line. After a successful 30-day closure, we’re pleased to welcome riders back to the Orange Line. Thanks to our riders for their patience & our crews for their efforts #BuildingABetterT.
Two Wins for the team today at the Cambridge Fall Classic; one for the largest team (51 runners), and another for first place finisher (Antonio @ 00:16:03).
Congrats team. It was a great 5K! https://t.co/xngjuZ3772
Marshmallow Fluff was invented 105 years ago in 1917 by Archibald Query at his home in Union Square, Somerville.
The 17th annual What the Fluff Festival is tomorrow (Sept 17) in Union Square. 3-7pm https://t.co/Jy4UYXG5KP
I watched sparks explode from the top of this @MBTA Green Line B train at Park street right before 3 pm. People screamed and evacuated the train while smoke poured onto the platform. More sparks and explosions right after I took this video @WBUR
This tree in the Boston Public Garden was seeded from the 9/11 Survivor Tree at Ground Zero, and given to the City of Boston from the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center.
The tree today, and….
Take a stroll around Jamaica Pond, and enjoy new temporary park furnishings! Built sustainably using the distinctive spruce pole fence that wraps around the @NatlParkService Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site. #olmsted200https://t.co/fnvAd9PLvq
The Rat City Arts Festival is on Saturday! Head out to @AeronautBrewing Allston and enjoy amazing neighborhood artists and vendors! Food and beverages will be available for purchase. 🍻 🎙
🐀 Make sure you spend your Saturday celebrating the rats! 🐀 https://t.co/nZhqlUS6aK
Update: Boston reached 100°F as of 2:25pm. The previous 100-degree day or greater was June 30th, 2021 with a high of 100°F. Once again, this surpasses the daily record high of 98°F which was set in 1933 #MAwxhttps://t.co/4wVzxrVrXK