On Saturday Jamaica Plain's Stop & Shop celebrated Marty the Robot's 1st birthday. It's fair to argue that robots don't have birthdays. But tell that to C-3PO! I'm not going to lie to you. I was suspect when the supermarket introduced a robot to beep beep beep around the store informing employees there's a spill, a product fell off the shelf, or other "not supposed to be there" things happen.
In a shocking turn of events, District 6 City Councilor Matt O'Malley held an impromptu press conference to announce that he has been a fake redhead for years. "It started when my parents dyed my hair when I was just a toddler. They wanted me to fit in with all the other redheads on my block. I continued on with the charade until now. But I can no longer go on with being a redhead --- it's not who I really am.
For the first-time ever Boston is hosting the Geek Bowl, a huge trivia contest of more than 100 competing pub teams and a Jeannie Johnston Pub crew is competing this year. At last year's Geek Bowl, Boston Mayor Walsh announced through a hilarious video that Geek Bowl XII would be held in our hometown. In the video Mayor Walsh reminisces about the New England Patriots last second Super Bowl victory against the Seattle Seahawks and says everyone is welcome in Boston "unless you're from Little Rock, Arkansas." He also provides directions to get to Boston, which includes giving directions based upon all of our Dunkin' Donuts stores, rotaries and the Mass Pike. Check out the video below:
Oh, the things you see in the world -- like a whole raw chicken in a Little Free Library in Jamaica Plain! Seriously. Someone decided to put a whole raw chicken inside the Little Free Library at the corner of Bardwell and South streets. The chicken was still in its plastic wrapper and did not seem like it was leaking as of 6 pm on Wednesday afternoon. It was not clear whether the chicken was raised organically, with antibiotics, free range or caged.
District 6 City Councilor Matt O'Malley is giving any Boston kids a $5 gift certificate to J.P. Licks if they shovels out a fire hydrant and a parent posts before and after photos. While O'Malley represents only a portion of the city -- including Jamaica Plain -- he said the offer is open to all Boston kids. He announced the offer via social media Sunday, and children quickly got out their shovels -- why wouldn't they for free ice cream?!
Looking for a hydrant to clear? There's an online hydrant locator: