Fenway

By - 12/19/14 - 3:27 pm

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday gave Wahlburgers permission to spend $325,000 for the liquor license of the old Goody Glover's in the North End for its impending burger joint at 132 Brookline Ave.

The Wahlburgers will have seating for 132 people inside and 84 people on an outdoor patio. In addition to permission to buy the liquor license, the outlet also won permission to... Read more

By - 12/18/14 - 8:12 am

WBZ reports on the suit, filed in Suffolk Superior Court, which charges the elevator door was already loose when Elisabeth Scott brushed against it, lost her balance and fell two stories onto the top of an elevator, suffering major brain injuries.

In an August hearing, city officials said they did not know why the door opened.... Read more

By - 12/17/14 - 8:14 pm
Parklet marker near Audubon Circle

A concerned citizen reports on the situation on Buswell Street:

There are two of these. They guarded a parklet. Said parklet has begun its winter hibernation but his two friends remain. I just talked to his two friends and they'd like to join Mr. parklet in hibernating before they get snowed on as currently they just block parking spaces.

H/t R.... Read more

By - 12/11/14 - 10:21 am

The Boston Licensing Board decides today whether to let the Domino's at 1260 Boylston St. extend its delivery time from 3 to 4 a.m.

William Mohan, director of licensing for Domino's in Boston started a hearing today by welcoming the all new Boston Licensing Board and declaring how happy he was that Mayor Walsh's statement on his purge of the old board members said the... Read more

By - 12/9/14 - 6:09 pm
Fenway sandbags

T workers piling up the sandbags. Photo by MBTA.

With the Muddy River rising fast, around 5:20 p.m., the MBTA shut the Riverside Line between Kenmore and Fenway and workers rushed to the portal just past Fenway to begin laying sandbags to keep the Muddy out of the Green Line, in two separate temporary dams.

Around 6:30 p.m., the Muddy River reached 16.4 feet - 1.4 feet above the flood stage at which... Read more

By - 12/1/14 - 5:16 pm
Protesting Ferguson in the Fenway.

Kelli Caruso watched students from the Boston Arts Academy hold a protest this afternoon over events in Ferguson.

By - 11/21/14 - 8:51 am

At 8:29 a.m., the MBTA tweeted:

#GreenLine: All branches: Moderate eastbound delays due to power issue.

In response to somebody's query about what exactly "moderate" means when he's been sitting on a trolley that hasn't moved in ten minutes, the T added:

Yes, we describe a "moderate" delay as a major disruption in service.

At 8:54, Andrea reported:

According to my

... Read more
By - 11/18/14 - 12:29 pm

Brigham and Women's Hospital is notifying 999 neurology and neurosurgery patients that their medical information may have been on a laptop and cell phone stolen from a doctor in an armed robbery on Sept. 24.

Although the devices were encrypted, the assailants forced the victim to disclose the pass codes during the robbery. The data contained on the devices included information of 999 patients

... Read more
By - 11/14/14 - 3:32 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports the Globe has narrowed its search for a new headquarters to two locations in Charlestown - including the Schrafft's building - and the Landmark Center in the Fenway.

By - 11/6/14 - 2:47 pm

The Hub reports a Simmons College student was grabbed from behind around 11:45 p.m. on Sunday in the Fens near Clemente Field.

She managed to break away from the attacker by screaming and struggling, causing him to flee the scene.

Simmons Police urged students to avoid the area, right in front of their campus, at night.... Read more

By - 11/4/14 - 1:01 pm

A DCR worker discovered a man's body in the Muddy River in the area of the Bowker overpass around 10 a.m. today, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

A tentative identification has been made based on a missing-person's report, the DA's office says, adding foul play does not appear to have been involved.

It's the same general location where bodies were found in ... Read more

By - 11/3/14 - 2:27 pm
Tom Menino's hearse passes Fenway Park

Michael Halle watched Tom Menino's hearse pass by Fenway Park on its way from Faneuil Hall to Hyde Park today.

By - 11/2/14 - 8:39 am
Fire at Park Drive and Beacon Street in Boston

The Boston Fire Department reports a four-alarm fire at 877 Beacon St. early this morning did an estimated $3 million in damage, forced the evacuation of residents of neighboring buildings and injured two firefighters.

Firefighters responded at 1:25 a.m. to the building, which housed offices, not apartments. The department says that while residents were evacuated - MBTA buses were brought in to give them... Read more

By - 10/31/14 - 2:36 pm

MIT reports both it and the Lambda Chi Alpha national fraternity have banned the local chapter, Lambda Zeta, 99 Bay State Rd. in Boston, for five years for "conduct that does not support the fraternity’s priority of providing a healthy chapter environment for its members."

MIT does not specify just what that conduct was. However, in August, a drunken non-MIT student fell out... Read more

By - 10/27/14 - 5:01 pm

Sgt. Luke Taxter at D-4 reports two people were robbed around 11:30 p.m., Sunday, at Hemenway Street and Westland Avenue by three black males in hoodies, at least one armed with a knife.

By - 10/20/14 - 7:49 am

The MBTA holds a meeting Thursday on a proposal to "consolidate the BU West, St. Paul, Babcock, and Pleasant stops into two fully accessible stations that will help reduce travel times and improve safety."

The session begins at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon room at the BPL main library in Copley Square.... Read more

By - 10/14/14 - 10:04 pm
Gas leak on Hemenway Street in the Fenway

The scene on Hemenway. Photo by RA.

UPDATE: After shutting off the gas to the entire building, National Grid said residents - many Northeastern students - could return inside, but that they won't have any gas until after repairs are made tomorrow.

204 Hemenway St., around 9:45 p.m. Both Boston Fire and National Grid teams are on scene.

By - 10/6/14 - 10:27 pm

Two men got into a fight around 9:30 p.m. on Boylston Street near Ipswich. When it was over, one man was on the way to a local hospital with stab wounds, the other was on his way in the Back Bay Fens, possibly with an eye injured in the altercation.

By - 10/3/14 - 11:11 am
Truck on fire on Commonwealth Avenue at Boston University

A sewage vacuum truck caught fire around 10:40 a.m. on Comm. Ave. near Amory Street, sending a plume of black smoke into the air before firefighters arrived to douse the flames.

Mark Vantour shows us the smoke. Jared Bancroft shows us the remains of the truck:

flaming truck

The fire, of course, caused "severe" delays on... Read more

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