Beacon Street between Audubon Circle and Kenmore Square was shut to both vehicles and pedestrians for about 30 minutes this afternoon so police could examine a Budget truck that was parked on the bridge over the turnpike without any license plates. After examining the truck and determining there was nothing threatening, police re-opened the street around 3 p.m.
Stuck in the cluster that is the Muddy River work in front of Landmark Center today, roving UHub photographer Brian had plenty of time to observe Half Naked Santa Guy, who has been jauntily jaunting about the Boston area for years now, at least, in warmer weather.
An arbitrator recently ruled that an MBTA bus driver kept telling such dramatically different stories about how her bus came to hit a BTD supervisor and several parked cars in Kenmore Square that the T was within its rights to fire her.
For $200 a night, guests will get to stay in rooms decorated with old Phoenix covers (contributed by Stephen Mindich himself):
Theyâ€™ll also see a grittier Fenway/Kenmore area, a place where Burger King and the Pizza Pad were considered gourmet... Read more
Boston Magazine reports on the crash this morning.
Steven Ganeles watched the sunset at Fenway Park tonight.
We already knew that Jimmy John's, a Midwestern sub chain, planned to stuff a space in a South Boston luxury complex with one of its outlets. Turns out the chain is planning two more Boston sub shops: One at 512 Park Dr. near Audubon Circle and the other at 123 Antwerp St. in Brighton.
The chain goes before the Boston Licensing Board... Read more
A man who spent a night in lockup after an incident involving a police detective outside Symphony Hall is suing both the detective and the city, which he says had known for years the cop had issues but failed to address them.
In his lawsuit, filed last week in US District Court in Boston, Sean Anderson charges he had just pulled over to let an... Read more
Julio Salado almost had to take this picture of a motorcycle rider and a dog riding shotgun because otherwise, nobody would believe him.
UPDATE: Boston Police identify the body as male.
The Boston Fire Department reports a body was discovered around 9 a.m. where Boylston Street crosses the river. The body was in bad enough shape the gender could not be immediately determined.
On Boston Reddit, ChickenWhiskers describes finding the body:
My girlfriend and I were walking our dog this morning, crossing the Boylston bridge... Read more
A health inspector shut Church, 69 Kilmarnock St., on Thursday until it can get its hot water back on, at least on a more consistent basis:
The establishment has been operating without hot water for a few days. The plumber was called to repair the issue and they thought it was fixed but the establishment has continued to operate without consistent hot water.... Read more
But they don't run into abutments and go "ow!" OK, not much of a joke.
Around 11:45 p.m. yesterday, KiloWhisky reports, a bus driver decided that "CARS ONLY" sign obviously didn't refer to him and tried to get on Storrow Drive inbound at Fenway. He didn't get far before realizing the error of his ways. The ramp was closed while State Police helped guide... Read more
A company that has a contract with Billy Joel to sell officially authorized Billy Joel concert clothing and tchotchkes yesterday filed a pre-emptive lawsuit against 200 John and Jane Does and "XYZ Company" to keep them from trying to sell Joelware outside the singer's concert next Thursday at Fenway Park.
Defendants John Does 1-100, Jane Does 1-100 and XYZ Company who are sued herein under... Read more
Using Oculus Rift headsets, hopefully in the area of Kenmore Square, the Boston Business Journal reports.
Bostonian photographed a hawk being kept on the ground by numerous smaller birds in the Fenway this morning.
Shortly after 11 p.m., people from North Cambridge and Porter Square to the Fenway, the Back Bay and Roxbury began reporting a strong burning smell. Fire departments in both cities started getting calls; people on the street began asking cops on the beat what that smell was.
Eric Andersen had time to reflect on the Citgo sign in Kenmore Square tonight after the downpour stopped.
Last fall, Marc Hermann juxtaposed old crime and accident photos from the archives of the New York Daily News with photos of the scenes in modern times. The results are wicked cool.
I started thinking Boston would also lend itself to this sort of treatment. In recent days, I've been taking photos of the current scenes where news photographer Leslie Jones and the... Read more
Daniel Guzman watched the sunrise around 5 a.m. from high atop the WBUR studios.
The sound of gunfire outside the Mass. Ave. Orange Line station around 3 p.m. brought police racing, led to the road being shut for the investigation between St. Botolph and Columbus and a halt to Orange Line service as police searched the station for possible shooters.
Police are looking for two men seeing fleeing on bicycles towards St. Botolph. Both were black. One was in... Read more