Good morning, Boston. Here’s what you need to know for the day ahead, including the Boston Public Library’s discovery, how police and clergy deal with officer shootings, and celebrating National Doughnut Day.
Missing Boston Public Library art found in … Boston Public Library: “When pressed about whether someone could have taken the prints and returned them, Melina Schuler, a library spokeswoman, said library officials were confident that the prints had been in the library all along, misfiled a year ago in a simple case of ‘human error.’’’ (The Boston Globe)
When Boston Police shoot someone, religious leaders get a call: “They’re using the clergy as a mechanism to get the truth about what the video depicts out to the public, and they’re doing it through an intermediary,’’ said David Klinger, a former cop and professor of criminology at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. “I’m not using them and they’re not using me, but we’re partners,’’ said the Rev. Mark V. Scott of the Azusa Christian Community Church, who has been present at both meetings this year. “We’re forging a partnership.’’ (Boston.com)
Boston College football to play in Ireland next year: “During my time in Ireland, I saw firsthand how sports play an incredible role in bridging communities,’’ Mayor Walsh said. “I am thrilled that Boston College will have the opportunity to host Georgia Tech in Dublin next year, and look forward to rooting for my home team and alma mater.’’ (Boston Magazine)
Baker drops $83 million on MBTA winter improvements: “Third rails will be replaced and heaters will be upgraded on outdoor sections of the Red and Orange lines. Emergency power generators and new snow removal equipment will be brought on. And the T will beef up its snow and ice removal crews (including by using Department of Corrections inmates, and by contracting to outside vendors).’’ (Boston.com)
This viral Facebook post about Caitlyn Jenner taught everyone a lesson in irony: One of the better twists in a story you’ll read in a while. “Hate helps nothing. Love wounds no one. and God heals all. (and irony makes us think)’’ (BDCwire)
Happy National Doughnut Day! Now here’s how to cash in. (Boston.com)
It’s Friday! Let’s celebrate with Julian Edelman at the Boston Pops. (Boston.com)
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