Around 10:20 p.m. in the Fens near Park Drive and Jersey Street.
Both suspects were black and wore dark hoodies; one was about 5'10" and the other about 5'8". One pointed a gun, the other a Taser.Read more
Firefighters responded to the Back Bay Fens shortly before 10:50 p.m. after the Fens caught on fire, as they seem to do every spring, in the area between the BFD dispatch building and Boylston Street. The fire was reported knocked down shortly after 11.Read more
UPDATE: Around 6:50 p.m., people stuck in a garage at 125 High St. called 911 to complain of the fumes; police were helpless in the face of downtown-wide gridlock.
A multi-car crash on the turnpike westbound near Kenmore Square shortly after 5 p.m. quickly jammed the turnpike out of town and then all the roads leading to it downtown. At 6:30 p.m., State Police...Read more
David Weinberger reports on an encounter with a trash-bag-laden Dukakis outside Wheelock College yesterday:
He chatted me up: My name, what I do, etc. I complimented him on setting such an example. When I beat him to a ruptured styrofoam coffee cup, he offered to throw it out for me, but I instead relieved him of some of the trash he was carrying because...Read more
Mayor Walsh today signed an ordinance raising the fines for parking in resident-only spaces around Fenway Park on game days from $40 to $100 - just one day after the City Council approved the idea.
The increased fine will remain in place through the end of the year - after which city officials will evaluate them to see if it worked to free up...Read more
WBUR reports the appointment of Matthew Teitelbaum, currently director of the Art Gallery of Ontario, which his father, artist Mashel Teitelbaum, used to picket as being elitist - which brings us to an open letter to Teitelbaum by Greg Cook, who knows something about combating elitism at the MFA....Read more
The City Council today approved a proposal to increase the fines for non-residents parking in resident-only spaces around Fenway Park from $40 to $100 during Red Sox games.
Councilor Josh Zakim, who represents the neighborhood, said the measure should help residents with parking stickers who come home to find all the on-street spaces filled with Sox fans - many of whom find a $40 fine...Read more
The City Council yesterday approved proposals by Mayor Walsh, that, if they actually go through this time, could lead to major renovations to the Boston Arts Academy, now housed in an old, formerly condemned post-office warehouse in the Fenway and the Josiah Quincy Upper School, housed in a 19th-century former elementary school.
The council approved spending $1.7 million to hire somebody to design a revamped...Read more
Chad O'Connor noticed today that another low-density commercial square is being replaced by a high-density residential square. Or more specifically: The Boylston Street Burger King has closed - to make way for a 240-unit, 17-story apartment building by Skanska USA, as shown in this architect's rendering submitted to the BRA: