Good morning, Back Bay! Here are five things you need to know today, Friday, Aug. 9:
1. RED LINE SHUTTLES THIS WEEKEND: If you are planning on using the Red Line as part of your travel to or from Back Bay this weekend, shuttle buses will be replacing trains from Kendall/MIT to Park Street Saturday and Sunday. That includes the stop at Charles/MGH between those two stations.
2. IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Two friends of alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev at UMass Dartmouth have been indicted on federal charges related to their alleged efforts to impede the investigation into the April bombings.
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4. THIS DAY IN HISTORY: On this day in 1969, the 26-year-old actress Sharon Tate, the pregnant wife of acclaimed movie director Roman Polanski (Rosemary’s Baby, Chinatown), is found murdered along with four other people at her Los Angeles home. The gruesome crime, in which the killers scrawled messages on the walls with the victims’ blood, sent Hollywood into a state of panic. The career criminal and cult leader Charles Manson and his followers, who lived together on the outskirts of L.A. in a commune where drug use and orgies were common, were later convicted for the murders. Information courtesy of History.com.5. TODAY'S FORECAST: Before we get to the weather, have you noticed our new partnership with Weather.com has brought your local weather back to the top of our homepage? Hooray! Thunderstorms possible today with a high of 76. Low tonight of 68, continued chance of scattered T-storms.