Fenway

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
By - 2/1/15 - 10:25 pm
Cops at Landmark Center

Ryan captured the BPD squad at Landmark Center after the Super Bowl.

Police have locked down Kenmore: No cars, pedestrians being allowed in; only people in Kenmore bars being allowed onto streets - and that to leave the area. The Green Line is bypassing Kenmore station.

By - 1/30/15 - 2:40 pm

In a message to students, BPD Commissioner William Evans says play nice and don't do anything you wouldn't want your dean of students to find out about:

The Boston Police Department, in the interest of general public safety, has requested certain temporary parking and access restrictions to several locations in the city both due to the Superbowl event and the recent storm. These traffic

... Read more
By - 1/23/15 - 12:05 pm

As tourist-oriented as the Boston area is, it might not have enough hotel rooms to handle the crush of spectators, media types and various hangers on who would flood into town for the Olympics. Boston 2024 has an answer:

You know all those students who normally sublet their apartments in the summer? Boston 2024 would try to convince landlords to offer them only nine-month... Read more

By - 1/7/15 - 7:00 am

In the last day or so, all the news boxes have mysteriously disappeared from my namesake neighborhood, around Mass. and Huntington. No more Improper Bostonian, no more South End News, no more Bay Windows, all banished from their convenient locations by Symphony Hall, in front of Whole Foods, and near the Green Line entrances.

My first thought was that this blatant attack on a free... Read more

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

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