Fenway

By - 6/26/17 - 3:21 pm
Proposed Huntington Avenue tower

Architect's rendering. See it larger.

The owner of the Huntington Avenue block that includes the old BU Theatre says it will sell the theater building to the group that now runs it for $1 in exchange for city permission to build a 32-story building with 426 residential units atop two adjoining parcels. Read more.

By - 6/18/17 - 10:11 am

Joy of Sox recounts the Gamblers' Riot, 100 years ago today.

By - 6/17/17 - 3:02 pm
Bus parked off Brookline Avenue for Dead and Company concert at Fenway

Roving UHub photographer Jeff Maker reports Dead fans are pouring into the area around Fenway Park in advance of tonight's and tomorrow's Dead & Company concerts. This bus is parked next to 61 Brookline Ave.

By - 6/17/17 - 10:25 am

But the Boston Sun reports some nearby residents question the need for yet another liquor store in the area.

By - 6/10/17 - 9:01 pm
Scene outside Tilted Kilt

A fight that broke out around 7:40 p.m. at the Tilted Kilt, 96 Brookline Ave. in the Fenway, left one man lying on the sidewalk, although he was eventually able to get up and walk around. Read more.

By - 6/2/17 - 5:53 pm

The T reports "minor" delays on outbound B, C and D trains through Kenmore Square due to signal problems.

UPDATE: And now there's a dead train at Reservoir.

By - 5/30/17 - 8:23 pm

Two development companies teamed up today to file preliminary plans for new hotels at the intersection of Beacon Street and Commonwealth Avenue that would house up to 763 rooms in two separate towers. Read more.

By - 5/30/17 - 11:04 am

The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday what action to take, if any, about an underage Boston University student served a vodka drink at Eastern Standard on May 2 and an underage BU student served a Red Bull and vodka the next night at T's Pub. Read more.

By - 5/24/17 - 11:06 am
Todd Desper

An FBI agent who has spent more than 14 years investigating the theft of paintings from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum figured almost immediately that a guy offering to sell two of the painting for a total of $55 million on Craigslist was full of it. But on the off chance that Todd Desper was for real - and if not, to catch a guy trying to run a large scam - Special Agent Geoffrey Kelly started an investigation. Read more.

By - 5/23/17 - 3:14 pm
Badly parked car on Massachusetts Avenue in Boston

Drew Starr could only stare in amazement at this person's parking job on Mass. Ave. near the Christian Science Center today: Too far from the curb, in a handicap space and with "a crushed bike lane marker underneath."

By - 5/22/17 - 9:05 pm
Desper

A Beckley, WV man was arrested today on charges he tried to scam foreign art lovers into wiring him millions for two of the paintings stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1990, the US Attorney's office reports.

Todd Andrew "Mordokwan" Desper's arrest is the culmination of an investigation in which the Gardner's security director was brought in to communicate with him in an attempt to determine if he actually had the paintings (spoiler: He didn't). Read more.

By - 5/18/17 - 8:40 am

The Globe reports BPS plans to replace the old postal warehouse in the Fenway now used for the city arts high school with a new building designed as an arts building from the beginning.

By - 5/12/17 - 9:23 am

The Daily Free Press reports the Panera at 888 Commonwealth Ave. is shutting down because, basically, the rent is too damn high. Last year saw several Boston-area Paneras shut down, including the one in West Roxbury and the one near Faneuil Hall.

By - 5/11/17 - 2:16 pm
Bus stuck on Storrow Drive

Rick Schimpf paid his regards to the bus whose drive rather suddenly discovered was somewhat taller than 11 feet, shortly before 11 a.m. on Storrow Drive inbound by the BU exit.

By - 5/5/17 - 10:11 am

The Boston Sun reports on the nascent Charlesgate Alliance, which aims to restore what grandeur it can to Charlesgate, once a tree-lined pond where the Muddy River entered the Charles but now a dumping ground where homeless people drown.

Read more.

By - 5/4/17 - 7:19 pm
Truck and car crash on Commonwealth Avenue

K-Rock photographed this crash involving a truck and a car on Commonwealth Avenue at the BU Bridge around 6:45 p.m.

By - 5/3/17 - 9:23 pm

Update: Hennick has made his Facebook feed private, but the Globe report quotes more extensively from his original account.

Calvin Hennick reports on what happened when he took his son to his first Sox game, the day after Orioles player Adam Jones complained of racist taunting:

At the game, Jones got a small ovation from the crowd when he was introduced (and a much larger one before his first at-bat, when the stands had filled in). But after a young Kenyan woman finished singing the Star-Spangled Banner, the middle-aged white fan next to me leaned over and said, "It was too long, and she niggered it up."

Read more.

By - 5/3/17 - 3:36 pm

Boston Police report a fight on Gainsborough Street around 2 a.m. ended with a man stabbing two other men. Read more.

By - 4/26/17 - 4:43 pm

Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley said today that the state trooper who shot Santos Laboy to death on the Silber Way Footbridge in 2015 was completely justified. Read more.

By - 4/23/17 - 11:03 pm

A man who began attacking his neighbor at 149 Hemenway St. with a stick around 6:30 p.m. was subdued by police, but, according to WHDH, only after injuring four officers. Police used a taser to subdue him.