Boston Police Department Tries to Get More Applicants

Boston Police Department Launches Campaign To Combat Applications Lull. The BPD, which has experienced a decline in applications in recent years, has a new campaign aiming to boost its number of applicants. But officials say that it’s harder than ever to draw people into the profession, even with Donnie Wahlberg offering to make a promotional video. “I don’t know why the numbers have dwindled,” deputy superintendent Lisa Holmes told the Herald. “I think that’s a question every law-enforcement agency nationwide is trying to answer, because everyone is having the same issue recruiting.”  [Herald]

Fidelity Is Selling Four Buildings in the Financial District. The buildings, located at 68 Devonshire St., 15 Congress St., 19 Congress St., 82 Devonshire St./35 Congress St. as well as a parcel at 54 Devonshire St., have an assessed value of more then $50 million, according to the Boston Business Journal.  [Boston Business Journal]

1 1/2 Miles of Commonwealth Avenue Will Be Made Safer for Bicyclists. The changes arrive after graduate student Christopher Weigl was killed while riding his bike on Comm. Ave. in December, and undergraduate Chung Wei Yang was killed at the intersection of Harvard and Brighton Avenues in Allston.  [BU Today]

Northern New England Doesn’t Want To Be a ‘Pass-Through’ for Destructive Fuel. Environmentalists are concerned over suspected plans—and the lack of reassurance—about flowing Alberta oil through the Portland Montreal Pipe Line, which transports crude oil from Portland, Maine, to Montreal.  [AP]

Carl Stevens Wrote A Poem About How Sick He Is Of Snow. Bonus: Listen to audio of Carl reading his poem.  [WBZ]