A New 35-Story Tower Near Copley Square?
A 35-Story Tower Near Copley Square? The skyscraper, which would sit along Stuart Street on top of the former John Hancock Hotel & Conference Center, is in the works by a team that includes the Saunders Hotel Group. Formal plans have yet to be filed with the city, but the developer reportedly plans to seek approval for a 400,000-square-foot hotel and residential space. [Boston.com]
Lady Gaga: ‘This Might Be One of the Best Days of My Life.’ Yesterday, Gaga and Oprah visited Harvard for the Born This Way Foundation launch, which was held before a packed crowd (and packed crowd of fans standing outside) at the Sanders Theater. Through the work of her foundation, Gaga says she wants bullying to become a thing of the past. “It could be 50 years,” she said. “If I’m dead, I don’t give a shit. I just want it to happen.” [The Crimson]
Sal DiMasi’s Lawyer Seeks Stay in Rhode Island. Thomas R. Kiley is asking a federal judge to block DiMasi’s return to the Lexington, Ky., prison where he started his sentence. DiMasi has been in Rhode Island for the past few weeks, presumably so that he could testify before a grand jury that’s investigating the state Probation Department. [Herald]
Western and Central Massachusetts See Snow, Boston Gets Mostly Rain. We’re still waiting, patiently, to use this handy where to sled in Boston guide from February, when, you know, we normally get about a foot of snow on average. [Herald]
The ‘What is Wrong With People?’ Logan Baggage Handler Edition. Not only did Logan Airport baggage handlers Lashawn Fontenot, of Lynn, and Joshua Wright, of Mattapan, rummage through travelers’ belongings and sticky-finger their cameras, electronics, tobacco, and other items, Wright also had the cojones to do an interview with FOX 25 in which he described his motives for stealing from total strangers. “I got stolen from, and I made two wrongs a right,” he said. That’s just wrong. [Fox]