Fenway

By - 4/1/15 - 6:13 pm
Closed Burger King on Boylston Street in Boston's Fenway neighborhood.

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:

By - 3/31/15 - 8:41 pm
ISD warning sign in the Fenway

Sophie spotted ISD signs on some Alpha Management buildings in the Fenway tonight.

By - 3/29/15 - 7:55 am
Looking at the Daughters of Edward Darley Boit at the Museum of Fine Arts

Myron Freeman took in a couple of people taking in Sargent's Daughters of Edward Darley Boit at the MFA recently.

Copyright Myron Freeman. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 3/28/15 - 5:53 pm

The Herald reports the owner of the Remy's franchise on the waterfront will reopen the shuttered Fenway Remy's in time for opening day - and is planning things such as businesspeople's lunch specials to fill the place during the 284 days a year the Sox don't play at home.

By - 3/24/15 - 9:25 pm

A tutorial.

Growing up in Boston, the MBTA Green Line was a lifeline to many activities in the city. My favorite green line station is KENMORE or Kenmore Square - home of Fenway Park and the Boston Red Sox.

H/t Leah Harnack.... Read more

By - 3/24/15 - 4:46 pm
Fenway turkey

Jeremy spotted this turkey in the parking lot of the Fenway Tasty Burger today.

By - 3/17/15 - 8:04 pm
Boylston Street in the Fenway shut down

High winds are wreaking havoc across the area. Joseph Couture looked out his window to see Boylston Street shut between Jersey and Kilmarnock streets in the Fenway around 7:40 p.m. - as firefighters went to the top of one of the street's construction sites to secure loose items the wind was threatening to send flying.

Fire commanders gave the OK shortly after 8 to... Read more

By - 3/10/15 - 3:33 pm

Sgt. Luke Taxter at District D-4 reports somebody tried, but failed to hold up Cappy's Pizza, 82 Westland Ave. at knifepoint around 6:10 p.m. yesterday.

He's described as white, in his 20s, 6'2" and about 180 lbs. He wore a black puffy jacket and a red hat.

By - 3/3/15 - 8:47 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the sportscaster's flagship restaurant behind Fenway Park suddenly shut today.

By - 2/27/15 - 8:20 am
The Point proposed tower in the Fenway

Architect's rendering.

The BRA board yesterday approved a revised plan to build a $290-million tower of both condos and apartments at the intersection of Boylston Street and Brookline Avenue, replacing an old D'Angelo sub shop.

Samuels and Associates says its Point project will include a mix of condos and apartments, ranging from studios to three-bedroom units and with two floors of retail space. Some 15 floors of... Read more

By - 2/22/15 - 2:12 pm

My promotional deal with Comcast just expired and my bill jumped by a HUGE amount. My place is both Comcast- and RCN-ready, but before I switch to RCN, has anybody made the change? I'm just looking for HD/DVR TV, maybe HBO, plus high-speed internet services. Any thoughts/experiences/warnings would be most appreciated!

By - 2/19/15 - 9:32 am
Running for the 55 bus

Seems the driver of a 55 bus couldn't get down a particularly narrowed Fenway street this morning, so he went down another one. And, of course, as Najah shows us, nobody told the people waiting for the bus at Jersey and Queensberry, forcing them to run to Jersey and Boylston to try to catch the bus, literally.... Read more

By - 2/19/15 - 8:57 am
Park Drive snow removal

State Bobcat clearing the sidewalk it had just blocked.

Last night, Vasant Marur was out for a stroll along Park Drive when he noticed guys in Bobcats clearing snow from the roadway by pushing it into mounds along the curb, where it promptly rolled onto the previously clear sidewalks, blocking them.

But rather than just take a photo and tweet about it, Marur looked for the supervisor of the operation - a MassDOT... Read more

By - 2/18/15 - 12:59 pm
Derailed Green Line trolley on Huntington Avenue

Stuck trolley. Photo by Jon Frederick.

Michael Femia reports a trolley acting as a plow got stuck on Huntington Avenue by the Museum of Fine Arts around 12:30 p.m. Yacques reports it derailed and took out a street light and hit a pole.

In the photo above, that yellow thing was the plow attached to the front of the trolley.

Frederick also happened to photograph the snow mound... Read more

By - 2/15/15 - 1:52 pm
Trucks full of snow in the Fenway

A roving UHub photographer watched a convoy of dump trucks heading through the Fenway to pick up snow.

By - 2/10/15 - 10:06 am
Crushed windshield in Kenmore Square

This is Leanne Winters's windshield this morning - after some ice/snow plunged into it. She reports the car was parked in Kenmore Square at the time, unoccupied, so nobody hurt.

By - 2/6/15 - 5:39 pm
Buses in a row in Brighton

KWAPT shows us the non-moving bus traffic on Washington Street in Brighton, where a bus and a cab may have tried to occupy the same space at the same time. Traffic elsewhere is marginally better, except possibly in Kenmore Square, where the stop lights have taken the night off.

Atlantic Avenue by Summer is also a morass of non-movingness, as Cybah noticed out... Read more

By - 2/5/15 - 7:40 am

The Globe reports Boston 2024 has dropped the idea of forcing students out of year-long leases as a way to house thousands of Olympics-goers. The Globe cites the generally shoddy natures of these apartments, the risk that actual families might be forced out and protests from landlords that the Olympics plan would prevent them from gouging tourists like hotels hope to.... Read more

By - 2/4/15 - 2:01 pm

With parking-lot fees around Fenway Park continuing to rise, out-of-towners increasingly see a $40 fine for parking in resident-only spots in the Fenway as a bargain.

City Councilor Josh Zakim (Fenway, Mission Hill, Back Bay, Beacon Hill) wants to put a stop to that - by increasing the fine for parking in a resident-only space on the streets around the ballpark to $100.

Zakim said... Read more

By - 2/4/15 - 11:21 am
Emergency crews on the BU Bridge

First responders looking down from BU Bridge. Photo by Rodney French.

Updated, 2:15 p.m.

Damian Drella reports:

BU Bridge over Storrrow Drive female just fell off the bridge down to storrrow serious injuries.emergency responders scrambling.

State Police report:

The 22-year-old woman suffered serious injuries. She was conscious and alert when transported to Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Whether the fall was accidental or intentional remains part of an ongoing State Police investigation.

... Read more

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