Wednesday, July 19, 2006

A Refreshing Change of Pace

Significant flooding and traffic tie-ups not caused by the Big Dig.

A sewer contractor drilling holes on Massachusetts Avenue in Boston's South End last night punctured a 30-inch water main, sending tens of thousands of gallons flooding into the streets and briefly leaving residents from Andrew Square to Tremont Street without water, officials from the Boston Water and Sewer Commission said.

On a related note, there were EIGHT uniformed Boston police officers at the corner of Washington Street and Melnea Cass Boulevard this morning at 8:00 directing traffic. Well, actually, two cops were in the intersection assisting the flow of traffic, while six appeared to be "supervising".

Nice to see, with shootings in the South End and Roxbury on the rise this year, that the police have their deployment priorities in order.

I guess there's no time like overtime.