Bldup reports Star Market paid $17 million for the gas station at Boylston Street and Park Drive.
The Boston Fire Department reports a short circuit in a Fenway Park transformer room around 12:15 p.m. caused some smoke but no damage to the park and no injuries. An Eversource crew relieved firefighters and stepped up to the plate to deal with the problem.
A pizza-delivery guy was robbed of his keys and the pizza he was carrying at Edgerly Road and Westland Avenue around 10:45 p.m. by a group of eight to ten black teenagers. About 15 minutes earlier, another man was attacked, possibly by the same group, nearby on Huntington Avenue.
The tire-eating pothole is inbound just past the Kenmore ramp, so might be time to seek one of those alternate routes.
RoadTrip New England was on hand at Fenway Park to capture all the excitement.
Crowds of Patriots fans - and college students - are on the Common, Newbury Street in the Back Bay, Boylston Street and Park Drive in the Fenway and by Faneuil Hall, celebrating the Super Bowl win. Police report they are loud but well mannered.
Police did have to get onto the train tracks by Ipswich and Charlesgate to escort a guy who tried running across the tracks, except he tripped.
BPD has posted the list of streets where parking is banned today (for your own safety, so enthusiastic fans don't jump on your car roof or roll your car over, natch) and the streets that will just be shut completely at 9 p.m.
The T says Green Line trolleys will just zip through Kenmore starting in the third quarter of the Super Bowl and that the 8, 57 and 60 buses that normally stop at the station will also bypass the square.
The T says it's shutting down service at Kenmore at the request of Boston Police, who are taking a number of steps to keep possible Patriots celebrations in the square from getting out of hand.
By now, Boston officials have their post-Super Bowl planning down pat: At a press conference today, Mayor Martin Walsh and Police Commissioner William Evans described a series of steps to prevent the kind of violence and death Boston saw in the past decade in the areas of Kenmore Square and Fenway.
"Everyone please come out and celebrate; all we're doing is asking people to be responsible," Evans said at a City Hall press conference. Read more.
The Daily Free Press reports neo-Nazis are having fun trolling for printers accessible over the Internet - and have found a bunch at Boston University that they used to spit out anti-Semitic flyers.
Emily Grogan posts video of Mr. Butch on his platform, in Kenmore Square back in the day.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports Tequila Rain has dried up.
Boston Police are looking for a woman they say stole $1,100 worth of lipstick from the Sephora store at 1325 Boylston St. on Jan. 11.
If you know a woman whose mien has gotten glossier of late, contact Det. Thomas Keeley at 617-343-4683.
Free admission on Martin Luther King Day will do that, as Melissa Sullivan noticed.
The T is reporting "moderate" delays on the Riverside Line due to problems at Kenmore Square; initially reported as a dead train, but now as a more generalized power problem.
Sgt. Luke Taxter at District D-4 reports the Bank of America branch at 285 Huntington Ave. was held up early Thursday afternoon.
The suspect was a black man, wearing a black hat with red on it and a blue jacket. And he had a Band-aid on one finger on his right hand.
Prevailing sentiment in progressive haunts is “2016, don’t let the door hit you on the way out.” Between a stressful election season, acts of terror, and the crisis in Syria, many of us will be glad to see the calendar page turn on Sunday night. Still, to every cloud there is a silver lining, and at least when it comes to tackling climate change in the US, Massachusetts was a bright spot amidst the clouds of 2016.
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