Townie Town Hall
Not every item of note can make it into Boston’s big dailies. We scoured the local papers to keep you up-to-date.
Squawking of the human and avian variety: A Cantabrigian has taken his fight over his neighbor’s loud parrot to the Cambridge Licensing Commission, telling them that the bird ruined his summer with his squawking that sounds like, “a truck backing up, a broken smoke alarm or a high-pitched ‘koo-kee.” That actually sounds like our apartment building. [Cambridge Chronicle]
Brookline isn’t going to take it: The town may try to block the demolition of John Henry’s recently-purchased 1930s mansion. We’ll know if the property will have “initial historical significance” soon, which could result in a 12-month delay of demolition. [Brookline Tab]
Shot in the crack over crack: A Cambridge teenager was arrested on Monday for shooting a drug-dealing teenager in the ass. Despite the numerous charges both teens face, the most humiliating punishment for the drug dealer is the extensive discussion of how the bullet entered his buttocks. [Cambridge Chronicle]
What happens when you put art under a bridge? Vandals come and destroy it. Artists who put their work under the McGrath Highway are disappointed that their efforts have been vandalized. [Somerville Journal]
An eye for an arrest: A man who was arrested at the Boston Medical Center got angry with the officers, and made a litany of threats against them, including, “I’m gonna gouge your eyeballs out and f-ing eat them.” Ick. [South End News, first item]