Fenway

By - 11/20/17 - 11:27 am

Introduction

REVIEW PLATFORM: Motorola Droid running Android 5.1-update 1

Motorola Droid, and Android phone in general, is actually a pretty good platform to play online games on. The screen is excellent, and the phone has full 3D tilt support, plus the hardware keys if you need them. Here are some of the games that use the tilt sensors.

As there are many games, the description will be a little short, but all major features will be covered.

By - 11/20/17 - 9:14 am

Maureen Rogers recounts taking in a trio of Irish hurling matches at Fenway yesterday.

For the first half of the Galway-Dublin match, we tried to figure out the rules by just watching. My brother Rick, who played pretty much every American sport growing up, was able to pick up on some of the rules as we went along, figuring out the difference between a 1 point play, a 3 point play, and a 5 point score, and picking up on the fact that there seemed to be some sort of rule similar to dribbling with respect to how long you could hold the sliotar (the ball) in your hand. But at half time we gave up and went to the Google. It was just too much of a struggle to try to guess what would be called a foul. Apparently, whacking someone in the head with a hurley is perfectly okay.

By - 11/12/17 - 11:41 am
Spraying fountain in Charlestown park

Quite the spray in Doherty Park in Charlestown

Looks like not all the water fountains in Boston got turned off before the first freeze, based on reports filed with the city 311 system over the past couple of days. Read more.

By - 11/5/17 - 1:53 pm
Mural: 100 Years of Solitude

Lily Wo shows us Daniel Anguilu's mural on the Northeastern campus (more of the mural).

Copyright Lily Wo. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 10/26/17 - 9:15 am

The Daily Free Press keeps us updated on Kenmore Square happenings.

By - 10/24/17 - 12:09 pm

BU Today recounts how a BUPD detective found a student's stolen $14,000 silver flute:

Eventually, Stone found someone in the neighborhood of BU who’d had an earlier encounter with the suspect and was willing to give Stone a name - but it was just a first name. That was enough to reduce that pawnshop database to about 500 hits. After searching hundreds of records in more detail, Stone found a 2014 transaction where the first name and a picture matched the suspect on the video.

By - 10/23/17 - 4:02 pm

MassDOT announced today that it's installing specialized traffic signal systems along Beacon Street in Brookline, and Comm. Ave. and Huntington Ave. in Boston that will switch to green lights for approaching trolleys. Mass. Ave. in Cambridge will get similar treatment for buses. Read more.

By - 10/20/17 - 9:45 pm

Shamus Moynihan watched the annual Northeastern underwear run, at Huntington and Mass. avenues tonight.

By - 10/17/17 - 12:16 pm

Early on Aug. 13, a woman standing in Club Cafe, 209 Columbus Ave., had her buttocks grabbed by a male employee. Read more.

By - 10/4/17 - 3:54 pm

Around 3:45 p.m. by an outbound Worcester Line train. Transit Police report the man, about, 20, was taken to a local hospital in critical attention.

By - 10/3/17 - 12:00 pm

On the evening of July 20, a man who said he was a Marine walked into Game On on Lansdowne Street with what he said was an emotional-support dog. By the time he left, police and bar managers said, he slapped one woman in the face, punched a bouncer twice and unleashed his now snarling dog on the crowd, urging it to bite everybody. Read more.

By - 10/3/17 - 11:20 am

An underage BC student and his equally underage friend who were turned away from an event at the Baseball Tavern walked across the street to Tony C's, where they had no trouble getting drinks, a Boston Police detective said today. Read more.

By - 9/28/17 - 3:35 pm

A truck carrying one of those POD things became a truck carrying pieces of one of those POD things this afternoon when its driver decided what the hell and took Storrow Drive westbound, at least until the top of his POD got destroyed by the BU Bridge. Read more.

By - 9/27/17 - 8:54 am
Lydia Edwards

David Bernstein writes that the interesting news in last night's results were not in the race for mayor - which surprised no one - but in the council races, which could mean two black women joining the council in January - possibly alongside incumbent minority councilors Ayanna Pressley and Michelle Wu (at large) and Andrea Campbell (Dorchester). Read more.

By - 9/15/17 - 11:55 am

Seems a colony of Italian Wall Lizards has established itself in the Fenway Victory Gardens. They normally couldn't survive our winters, but the gardens are full of warmth-supplying mulch.

Massachusetts hasn't had any lizards of the reptilian variety since the five-lined skink went extinct here.

Via Jef Taylor.

By - 9/14/17 - 10:14 am
Wanted for flute thievery

BU Police have put out an APB for a man they say stole a handmade, sterling silver Arista flute from the School of Fine Arts on Aug. 29. Read more.

By - 9/6/17 - 1:22 pm

Boston Police report detectives ordered the immediate evacuation of several dozen non-residents at Phi Delta Theta, 97 Bay State Rd. on Sunday night after they discovered a place filled with both water from the ad-hoc waterfall and way too many people - including at least one hapless freshman with a Bud Light. Read more.

By - 9/1/17 - 10:16 am
Proposed Landmark Center extension

Architect's rendering of new office and lab building.

The owner of Landmark Center in the Fenway has submitted revised plans to the BPDA for a major expansion that calls for a 14-story office and lab building, rather than a four-building, 600-unit residential complex approved by the city three years ago. Read more.

By - 8/31/17 - 6:16 pm
Truck on tracks

Why, yes, the B Line is stuck this rush hour because the driver of a U-Haul van somehow managed to get it stuck on the tracks near the BU Bridge. Annie Whitehouse, who captured the moment for posterity, suggests:

U-Haul stuck on the tracks at the BU Bridge is the most Allston thing to ever happen.

At least since the last most Allston thing to ever happen, back in 2015.