Oddly enough as I write this I think of another notorious incident that took place across the street back in the 70s. Back in the 60s and 70s there was a chain of muffin houses around New England called The Pewter Pot Café. There also some notorious characters around in those days. One you may have heard of, Whitey Bulger. He was headquartered in the next city which borders Boston. There was another local mobster that was headquartered in Boston. Whitey Bulger wanted that operation. He slowly started eliminating the mob in Boston, you can guess how, and that mobs leader took off to here. Why he picked to flee only about 10 miles where he was before seems kind of stupid. Well guess what? Whitey found out that he liked to go to the Pewter for coffee and a treat. In walks a man dressed as a construction worker and guns him down in broad daylight, escaping in a waiting car.
The Pewter Pot chain is long gone but the place is now a breakfast place. Arlene and I have gone there from time to time on a Sunday morning.
Lets see... Mark Walberg is trying to shoot a movie about the marathon bombings. So far he will not be able to shoot any scenes at the University of Massachusetts and the town of Watertown, 8 or 10 miles west of here. The town won't allow them to shoot the scene on the street where the shoot out between the brothers and the police took place. The residents on that street were ok with it but the town manager was against saying something like, "It wouldn't be good for the town."
For a laugh I checked out real estate on Martha's Vineyard. Believe me I don't have the kind of money it would take to buy a home there. I can't even afford a home here. Anyway there wasn't a home for sale under $900,000. The prices went up to $3,500,000. Yikes! Still, I want to be here.
Ok, enough. My brain is drained. Time for bed.
I'm outta here.