Fenway

By - 2/11/16 - 8:17 am

UPDATE: Not an actual sleeping homeless person; just some blankets that appeared to be a sleeping homeless person.

There's a homeless guy asleep under the Yawkey Way commuter-line stop, with his feet hanging over the tracks. Dave reports train 506 has been halted just before the station so that police can remove him.

By - 2/10/16 - 9:54 am

BU Today reports thieves are targeting the coats, which can run up to $1,300, and are finding good pickings in locker rooms at the campus fitness center - which are not equipped with surveillance cameras. Police note that, unlike iPhones, the coats have no serial numbers.

By - 2/9/16 - 11:35 am
Lost guitar

Boston Police are seeking the public's help to find a guitar that looks like the one above:

It is an Eric Johnson Fender Stratocaster which was last seen in the possession of its owner early Saturday morning, February 6, 2016, in the area of the Fens or Back Street.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Boston Police Detectives at (617) 343-4470.

By - 2/9/16 - 8:31 am
Yaz in the snow

Steve captured Yaz in the snow early this morning. Truck Day is, of course, tomorrow.

Copyright Steve. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 2/2/16 - 8:54 pm

Who's on First on Yawkey Way will be going away, Red Sox President Sam Kennedy said tonight at a meeting between Red Sox officials and Fenway residents. Read more.

By - 2/2/16 - 5:20 pm
Truck with leaking acid bottle near BU dorm

Hazmat crew works on package as other firefighters maintain their distance. Photo by Liz Porcari.

The Boston Fire Department reports a bottle of hydrochloric acid started leaking in the back of a FedEx truck parked outside BU's Myles Standish Hall on Beacon Street, at Bay State Road, around 4:45 p.m. Read more.

By - 1/26/16 - 9:18 am
Sun rising over the Citgo sign and Kenmore Square in Boston

JGD watched the sun come up over Kenmore Square this morning.

Tim Shawver was up early as well and watched the sunrise over Boston Harbor: Read more.

By - 1/22/16 - 1:16 pm

It was a full house last night at the Fenway Community Center at 1282 Boylston Street where Burning Greed was screened. A second screening will be held tonight at the Capitol Theatre, in Arlington.

Burning Greed is a documentary produced by Sonia Weinhaus covering the arson-for-profit ring operating in The Fenway in the late-1970s. Read more.

By - 1/22/16 - 8:23 am

WBUR reports Boston University is looking to sell the Kenmore Square building the roof of which they now rent out for the iconic sign.

By - 1/20/16 - 6:28 pm
Looking over the side of the BU Bridge

First responders on the BU Bridge. Photo by Greg Hum.

UPDATE, 7 p.m. A thermal scanner mounted on a State Police helicopter found no evidence of a body; firefighters began packing up to leave.

Around 6:15 p.m., based on a phone call. Police and firefighters from both Boston and Cambridge are on scene and searching the Charles River.

By - 1/18/16 - 9:37 pm

About 9:05 p.m. at Hemenway Street and Westland Avenue, by two men, in their 20s, both about 6'1", one white with blond hair, one black with short dreads, who got into a gray sedan driven by a third man. The white guy showed a silver handgun.

By - 1/15/16 - 3:07 pm

Ben Timmins asks why the Fenway neighborhood smells like sulfur.

By - 1/12/16 - 11:44 am

A male employee of the House of Blue was fired after he was discovered having sex with a female patron in a second-floor men's room in November, the venue's manager told the Boston Licensing Board today. Read more.

By - 1/8/16 - 8:48 pm

Keiko reports the Museum of Fine Arts will hold a panel discussion next month on lessons learned from last year's "Kimono Wednesdays" controversy, in which Asian-American protesters charged letting white people try on a kimono was racist cultural appropriation - an accusation met by Japanese and Japanese-American counter-protesters, who saw the event as an introduction to Japanese culture.

She posts a statement by the MFA on the lengthy negotiations that led to the Feb. 7 event - which is free but for which you have to reserve tickets.

By - 1/7/16 - 7:58 am
Defaced Pesky 6 outside Fenway Park

"Not cool," Mister Jason opines after seeing a defaced 6 outside Fenway Park last night.

By - 12/30/15 - 3:39 pm

The Boston Licensing Board ruled today that Who's on First was not to blame for a quadruple shooting on Nov. 26 that left Jephthe Chery of Hyde Park dead. Read more.

By - 12/22/15 - 1:02 pm
End of Rte. 20

A concerned citizen requests that the city replace the "END" sign that used to designate the spot in Kenmore Square where Rte. 20 ends:

Prior to the reconstruction of Kenmore Square there was a sign marking the terminus of U.S. Route 20 (an important marker given its 3,365 mile span, the longest road in the United States). This image is attached, taken around 2005. After reconstruction the sign does not appear to have been replaced. Is there a reason this has not been replaced? Perhaps it could be added to the "Bicycles Stop On Line for Green" post that is on the island between Comm Ave. eastbound/Beacon St.

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