Fenway

By - 5/24/16 - 12:58 pm

A man found unconscious and covered in blood outside the Baseball Tavern early on May 1 is slowly getting better, but remains in a medically induced coma, a homicide detective investigating the case said this morning.

Sgt. Det. Richard Daley spoke at a hearing of the Boston Licensing Board, which will decide Thursday whether the bar, at 1270 Boylston St., could have prevented the attack that sent Robert McLaughlin, 27, of Swampscott, to Brigham and Women's hospital. It was one of two hearings the board held today on violations at the sports bar. Read more.

By - 5/12/16 - 11:28 pm

Sometime after 10:30 p.m., Boston University Police came upon a trespasser in a BU building at 771 Commonwealth Ave. He ran, they chased - right to the banks of the Charles River, into which he jumped, just downstream from the BU Bridge.

As he tried to swim to Cambridge, Boston and State Police arrived, as did Boston and Cambridge firefighters with boats. Troopers in a boat found him, pulled him up and brought him to the Boston side, where, Rob Cant reports, he was put on a stretcher and taken away by Boston EMTs.

By - 5/10/16 - 3:21 pm

An MIT student wandering around a BU dorm overnight last October entered one sleeping woman's dorm room and raped her, Suffolk County prosecutors charge. Read more.

By - 5/8/16 - 10:32 pm
Raccoon in the Fenway

Vasant Marur didn't realize the Fenway had raccoons - until tonight, when he spotted one behind a building on Queensberry.

By - 5/2/16 - 3:35 pm

NECN reports the FBI is busy checking out the Connecticut home of a gangster they think might know about the infamous Isabella Stewart Gardner robbery in 1990.

By - 4/28/16 - 2:26 pm
Fens on fire

Flaming Fens. Photo by Amanda McNeil.

The reeds right behind the Boston Fire Department's dispatch center are burning like there's no tomorrow.

The Fens last caught on fire last Friday.

Right behind the Victory Gardens (photo by Andrew Ferreira): Read more.

By - 4/28/16 - 9:37 am

Michael Moran says the National Women's Hockey League owes him lots of money for what he says is his part ownership of the league and time he spent working as the league's chief marketing officer. Read more.

By - 4/27/16 - 11:26 pm
Truck whose driver avoided a Storrowing

Nilesh Gandhi captured our latest near-Storrowing tonight - and the "CARS ONLY" warning sign at the entrance to Storrow inbound at Charlesgate that the trucker plowed through.

By - 4/24/16 - 8:24 pm

The Riverside Line has degraded to "moderate" delays due to a trolley mistaking its tracks for the River Styx.

By - 4/22/16 - 8:10 pm
Proposed Fenway apartment tower

Architect's rendering.

Trans National Properties is looking to replace a small office building it owns, where Charlesgate turns from the Bowker overpass onto Boylston Street, with a $250-million apartment and condo tower overlooking the Fens, the Muddy River and Fenway Park. Read more.

By - 4/22/16 - 12:45 pm
Flaming Fenway fens

Heather got a close-up view of the fire that erupted in the Fens around noon.

The black smoke quickly became visible across the area. Shamus Moynihan watched it rise over the Fenway: Read more.

By - 4/22/16 - 10:38 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports it could be re-opened as a place called Tony C's.

By - 4/21/16 - 3:35 pm

Josh Kantor, the organist at Fenway Park, is playing tributes to Prince in between innings of today's game:

1st inning, Fenway organ: Prince's "Little Red Corvette"

2nd inning, Fenway organ: Prince's "Purple Rain"

3rd inning, Fenway organ: Prince's "Take Me With U"

Fenway organ, 4th inning: Prince's "Raspberry Beret"

By - 4/19/16 - 11:13 pm
One-way sign in the way in the Fenway

Because one of the first lessons might be about how you shouldn't install a sign so that it blocks a traffic signal, as a concerned citizen complains, in this case about a new sign at the Fenway and Agassiz Road.

By - 4/19/16 - 11:34 am

The Boston Licensing Board last week ordered a one-day suspension for the House of Blues after police found vendor tables set up after a March concert were causing too much of a bottleneck at the main exits.

Boston officials continue to be particularly vigilant about blocked egress; the memory of the Cocoanut Grove fire continues to reverberate here. Read more.

By - 4/18/16 - 11:42 am
Jeff Bauman throwing first pitch to David Ortiz at Fenway Park

While Marky Mark was down at the Marathon finish line playing a cop for his Patriots Day Marathon-bombing movie, Jeff Bauman was at Fenway throwing out the first pitch to David Ortiz for inclusion in the other Marathon-bombing movie, Stronger, as Patty Neal shows us.

By - 4/14/16 - 10:02 pm

The driver of this 18-wheeler managed to get his trailer stuck nice and tight on the barriers at the intersection of Mass. Ave. and Huntington tonight, as CraigglesOfDoom shows us (Here's another view).

By - 4/14/16 - 3:07 pm
Students march for adjunct professors at BU

Kanye Wes shows us a Commonwealth Avenue shut down by Boston University students supporting a bid by adjunct professors for higher pay, better working conditions.

By - 4/11/16 - 9:04 pm

Boston City Archaeologist Joe Bagley went back in time to show us what used to be where Fenway Park is now.

By - 4/11/16 - 12:38 pm

Updated, 1:20 p.m.

An Eversource power cable near Woodland station burst into flames, shorting out service on the D Line. The T is now busing passengers between Riverside and Newton Highlands.

WBZ reports the seared cable also means no service for some 3,800 Eversource customers in Newton.