Spanning the Web

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Taking you around the internet for your afternoon enjoyment.

1210613275You can now feel more confident that you’ll get help when you call 9-1-1: The Boston Police Department says the glitch that caused officers to respond to the wrong address for a report of a homicide has been fixed. Now all you have to worry about is making it clear you have an actual emergency when speaking to a dispatcher. [Boston.com]


Not as awesome as we may have believed: The MBTA will unveil the system’s first-ever bike cage at Alewife Station. We thought it was one of those cool globes that motorcyclists perform tricks in, but it’s just a fancy place to park your bike when you get to the subway. Oh, well. [Cambridge Chronicle]

The power of the Lord compelled them: Parishoners at a Cape Cod church pinned a would-be robber down until the cops showed up. [WCVB]

This rider got peace and quiet and a heartwarming story: A T rider watches a boy comfort a crying preschooler on the bus. [Universal Hub]

And here’s what Bostonista has for you.

Taking it to the Banq: We try out the South End’s newest hotspot.

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