Daily Archives: January 31, 2011

Here We Snow Again

Published January 31, 2011

Remember when snow was charming? Man, those were the days.

A two-parter is coming Tuesday morning. Snow will start in the morning but get heavier in the afternoon. Expect accumulation of 3 to 6 inches and highs in the mid 20s.

After a break, the storm is expected to resume Tuesday night and start dumping snow, sleet and freezing rain through Wednesday afternoon. Expect a foot or more. Altogether, some parts of the state, especially in the north-central area, could get up to 21 inches. By the time this thing has passed, Boston will have received more than seven feet of snow this season.

…And Boston has barely even dug out of the last storm.

Snow emergencies declared:

  • Somerville, 10 p.m. Monday. Park on the odd-numbered side of the street.
  • Boston, 9 a.m. Tuesday. Alternate parking is available at 7 a.m.
  • Brookline, 8 p.m. Tuesday.
  • Boston University, 5 p.m. Tuesday

Monday Morning: Brown’s War Chest

Published January 31, 2011

Good Monday morning! Enjoy the sunshine. A 48-hour storm is on its way tomorrow.

Scott Brown might have a primary challenger next year — not to mention a strong Democratic challenger — but the junior senator has plenty of cash. The Herald reports Brown’s war chest now exceeds $7 million. Rep. Michael Capuano (D-Somerville), a possible 2012 opponent, has about $168,000 on hand. “No one is unbeatable, but he’s going to be tough to beat,” Capuano told the Herald.

Speaking of the Herald, it’s getting smaller — the dead-tree version, that is. WBUR’s Curt Nickisch reports the tabloid is shaving pages from its business and lifestyle sections, as advertising revenue and circulation fall.

WBUR opens a series about mental health care for children with the story of Will, a 17-year-old who says he was overmedicated. “They would just leave kids lying in bed. That was the most terrible experience, seeing little kids scream while they put syringes up their a–. It’s disgusting. It’s horrible.”

What ya gonna do with all that snow, all that snow inside yo’ plow? In Boston, we just move it around. Ex-CEO Paul Levy suggests we dump it in the Harbor.¬†Environmentalists¬†are queasy about the chemicals.