Fenway

By - 7/25/14 - 12:30 pm

Boston Magazine reports somebody went around the outside of the MFA spray painting bad renditions of Homer Simpson - including on the base of "Appeal to the Great Spirit" on Huntington Avenue.

Ed. question: Anybody notice the explosion of graffiti along the Orange Line from Forest Hills to just past Back Bay over the last few months?... Read more

By - 7/18/14 - 2:06 pm

Elizabeth Connolly asks:

Any bars around Fenway open early on Saturdays? I'm talking like 9:30/10. Alcohol service is required.

By - 7/16/14 - 12:33 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the demise of Sal's on Brookline Avenue.

By - 7/10/14 - 3:11 pm

Beacon Street between Audubon Circle and Kenmore Square was shut to both vehicles and pedestrians for about 30 minutes this afternoon so police could examine a Budget truck that was parked on the bridge over the turnpike without any license plates. After examining the truck and determining there was nothing threatening, police re-opened the street around 3 p.m.

By - 7/10/14 - 2:52 pm
Half naked Santa Claus in the Fenway

Stuck in the cluster that is the Muddy River work in front of Landmark Center today, roving UHub photographer Brian had plenty of time to observe Half Naked Santa Guy, who has been jauntily jaunting about the Boston area for years now, at least, in warmer weather.

By - 7/10/14 - 1:33 pm

An arbitrator recently ruled that an MBTA bus driver kept telling such dramatically different stories about how her bus came to hit a BTD supervisor and several parked cars in Kenmore Square that the T was within its rights to fire her.

The T fired Lataria Milton not long after the Aug. 9, 2012 incident, in which Milton's bus hit the supervisor and the... Read more

By - 7/9/14 - 7:41 am

The Globe explains the Verb, the replacement for the Fenway Howard Johnson's that is an homage to the Boston rock scene, circa 1975.

For $200 a night, guests will get to stay in rooms decorated with old Phoenix covers (contributed by Stephen Mindich himself):

They’ll also see a grittier Fenway/Kenmore area, a place where Burger King and the Pizza Pad were considered gourmet

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By - 7/2/14 - 9:33 pm
Fenway sunset

Steven Ganeles watched the sunset at Fenway Park tonight.

By - 7/1/14 - 7:50 pm

We already knew that Jimmy John's, a Midwestern sub chain, planned to stuff a space in a South Boston luxury complex with one of its outlets. Turns out the chain is planning two more Boston sub shops: One at 512 Park Dr. near Audubon Circle and the other at 123 Antwerp St. in Brighton.

The chain goes before the Boston Licensing Board... Read more

By - 7/1/14 - 9:44 am

A man who spent a night in lockup after an incident involving a police detective outside Symphony Hall is suing both the detective and the city, which he says had known for years the cop had issues but failed to address them.

In his lawsuit, filed last week in US District Court in Boston, Sean Anderson charges he had just pulled over to let an... Read more

By - 6/28/14 - 5:39 pm
Dog riding shotgun in a motorcycle

Julio Salado almost had to take this picture of a motorcycle rider and a dog riding shotgun because otherwise, nobody would believe him.

By - 6/21/14 - 11:43 am

UPDATE: Boston Police identify the body as male.

The Boston Fire Department reports a body was discovered around 9 a.m. where Boylston Street crosses the river. The body was in bad enough shape the gender could not be immediately determined.

On Boston Reddit, ChickenWhiskers describes finding the body:

My girlfriend and I were walking our dog this morning, crossing the Boylston bridge

... Read more
By - 6/21/14 - 9:23 am

A health inspector shut Church, 69 Kilmarnock St., on Thursday until it can get its hot water back on, at least on a more consistent basis:

The establishment has been operating without hot water for a few days. The plumber was called to repair the issue and they thought it was fixed but the establishment has continued to operate without consistent hot water.

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By - 6/20/14 - 8:05 am

But they don't run into abutments and go "ow!" OK, not much of a joke.

Around 11:45 p.m. yesterday, KiloWhisky reports, a bus driver decided that "CARS ONLY" sign obviously didn't refer to him and tried to get on Storrow Drive inbound at Fenway. He didn't get far before realizing the error of his ways. The ramp was closed while State Police helped guide... Read more

By - 6/19/14 - 11:04 am

A company that has a contract with Billy Joel to sell officially authorized Billy Joel concert clothing and tchotchkes yesterday filed a pre-emptive lawsuit against 200 John and Jane Does and "XYZ Company" to keep them from trying to sell Joelware outside the singer's concert next Thursday at Fenway Park.

Defendants John Does 1-100, Jane Does 1-100 and XYZ Company who are sued herein under

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By - 6/17/14 - 8:24 am

Using Oculus Rift headsets, hopefully in the area of Kenmore Square, the Boston Business Journal reports.

By - 5/31/14 - 11:51 pm
Ladder 15 in the Back Bay

Ladder 15 among the BFD trucks looking for source of smoke. Photo by Chris Sasso.

Shortly after 11 p.m., people from North Cambridge and Porter Square to the Fenway, the Back Bay and Roxbury began reporting a strong burning smell. Fire departments in both cities started getting calls; people on the street began asking cops on the beat what that smell was.

Although fire officials suspected the smell was from the Hanscom plane crash around 9:40 p.m.,... Read more

By - 5/30/14 - 10:34 pm
Upside down Citgo sign in a Kenmore Square puddle

Eric Andersen had time to reflect on the Citgo sign in Kenmore Square tonight after the downpour stopped.

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