What’s News

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OMG: The Herald reports that the Boston Police Department’s anonymous text-messaging program has helped catch at least two murder suspects and led to leads in other cases. Even Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis is surprised at how well the program has worked. [Herald]

Stripping the Longfellow: Workers are removing loose metal strips that weigh 200 pounds so they don’t fall into the water below. The strips were just decorative, but their removal would stem the tide of bad PR if chunks of metal fell off yet another bridge. [Globe]

I just got a breakfast: Yesterday, Filene’s Basement fan and mayor of Boston Thomas Menino thanked Basement employees for their hard work at a breakfast held at the store. The Downtown Crossing Basement will close within two weeks to allow construction to begin on the new shopping and condo complex. [Globe]