Bank of America to Bringing ATMs With Video Chat to Boston
The first ATMs will go in the Back Bay location later this month. Plus: more of today’s news.
Bank of America to Offer ATMs Where You Can Video Chat with Tellers. Boston is the first market in the U.S. to get the new ATMs, which will debut at the Back Bay location at 133 Mass. Ave. sometime in April. The video-chat service is available between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends. No word on whether the multitude of banking holidays will also apply to the video tellers. [Globe]
Some Somerville Schoolkids Are Planting a Garden with Michelle Obama Today. You can watch it live at 1:30 p.m. [White House]
New Docs Allege That 38 Studios Execs Knew They Were Running Out of Money … before making the move from Massachusetts to Rhode Island and “… relied instead on speculative financial projections to run their studio.” [Providence Journal]
An Aerial Photo of Boston Dated October 13, 1860. It’s the earliest known aerial photograph other than photos of Paris taken in 1858 that were lost over time, according to Aaron Cohen. [Kottke.org]
A 64-Year-Old Man Is OK After Spending 20 Hours Trapped Under a Snowmobile. Paul Lessard, of Milford, ventured out solo near the U.S.-Canada border in Maine when his snowmobile overturned on top of him. Luckly, he wasn’t seriously injured—just very, very cold when the Maine game wardens found him 20 hours later. [WBZ]
On the Naming of Pope Francis. James Carroll, an author and former Catholic priest, had this to say about the naming of Pope Francis, after St. Francis of Assisi, who was devoted to serving the needy: “There is a ringing clarity to it that took the world’s breath away. It was ingenious. It was worthy of the great poet, the choice of that name,” Carroll said at the Harvard Divinity School. “Saint Francis belongs to the world … This man choosing that name conveyed something nonverbally … it just rang, which in itself is so hopeful.” [Harvard Gazette]