By - 9/4/13 - 1:20 pm

The Globe reports on a Boston Licensing Board hearing on the fatal and two non-fatal ODs at the Fenway music hall.

You'll also see reports on the evening news tonight.

Meanwhile, around 10:15 this morning, police had to block traffic in the area of Dorchester Avenue and Adams Street in Dorchester so an ambulance could get to a woman suffering an apparent... Read more

By - 9/3/13 - 1:28 pm
Tanker almost hits overpass on Storrow Drive

Unluckily for him, Brian Clarke wound up right behind this tanker truck around 1 p.m. on Storrow Drive. Luckily for him, the driver stopped before proving that you can't drive a truck under a train bridge under a car bridge while a plane flies overhead.

Ed. note: Even though it doesn't seem like the tank is filled with anything flammable, can you imagine how... Read more

By - 9/2/13 - 8:49 pm

Sarah Galvez asks:

Looking for a reasonably priced tailor for a dress alteration in Fenway/Back Bay. Any suggestions?

By - 8/31/13 - 6:54 pm

Good God, Lion!

About the only thing that could improve this coffee table would be a large leg lamp standing next to it.

Jeremy Sarna captured the table, no doubt snapped up moments later, at the corner of Queensbury and Jersey, where, he notes, "every day is... Read more

By - 8/28/13 - 2:46 pm

Boston Police report officers called to the hall around 12:45 a.m. today found:

Three individuals, unknown to each other, had been transported to Beth Israel Hospital. The victims appeared to be suffering from an overdose from an unknown substance. One adult female victim was later pronounced deceased. Another adult female victim and adult male victim are currently listed in serious condition.

Sorry, Zedd... Read more

By - 8/27/13 - 1:17 pm

Injured osprey loaded into Animal Control wagon

Courtney Allender was on scene on Boylston Street this morning when firefighters blocked traffic for an injured osprey until animal control could arrive and take it away for treatment. More photos of the rescue.... Read more

By - 8/16/13 - 10:08 pm

As promised, Patch began to lay off 40% of its staff today. Gone locally, that we know of: Sara Jacobi, editor of the South End and Fenway/Kenmore Patch sites, Becca Manning, at the Charlestown and North End sites, Jake O'Donnell at Back Bay and Beacon Hill and Chris Caesar at Malden.

O'Donnell reports that he and Jacobi, at least, were told their... Read more

By - 8/15/13 - 1:31 pm

It was just like every other day at Longwood Medical Area Station: waiting 20+ minutes until one of the "every 8 minutes" Heath St trains showed up at 12:10. On cue, a green sardine can came hurtling towards me, but then proceeded all the way up to the intersection before speeding off and blowing it's horn. That was certainly not typical. From my knowledge of... Read more

By - 8/15/13 - 12:13 pm

The Huntington News reports on a recent arrest at Northeastern:

A man, not affiliated with the university, approached an officer and claimed that he worked for the US Government agency called "Black Ops", and was assigned to count every toilet on campus. As the officer began to question the man, he assaulted the officer.

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By - 8/10/13 - 11:49 pm

Turns out Bey was in town for her boy Jay Z's duet with that other guy at Fenway tonight. Stanley Staco reports she got as snagged by post-concert traffic as everybody else in greater Kenmore:

FENWAY: Mult Boston Police CycleDiv units Setting up to move Jay Z + Beyonce outa Fenway Area, Lansdowne St now Gridlocked - Avoid Area.

FENWAY: Jay Z + Beyonce

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By - 8/4/13 - 11:33 pm

Guy in a sleeping bag

A creeped-out citizen complains about this sight yesterday in the Fens:

Fenway garden, Man in red sleeping bag - passed out or dead? 911 called an hour ago, commissioner Ed Davis: listening?

The city replies today:

Case Noted. Emergency shelter commission

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By - 8/2/13 - 12:10 pm

Boston Police report they are investigating an incident shortly after midnight on Thursday in which two gunman burst into an apartment at 65 Westland Ave., beat the occupants, then left with money.

Both suspects were black, police say, adding:

One of the suspects is described as being approximately 6'2" wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt with black writing on the front, blue jeans, and

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By - 7/25/13 - 8:59 am

Simmons College sent out an alert this morning:

On July 25, 2013 at approximately 4:45am, Boston Police responded to an armed robbery where a handgun was allegedly displayed by two suspects. The Boston Police described the suspects as males wearing all black clothing. This occurred on the footbridge in the Fens Park across from the rear of the Museum of Fine Arts. The victim was

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By - 7/21/13 - 11:18 pm

First Ward Committee to Endorse in Mayoral Race

Boston, MA -- The Ward 21 Democratic Committee officially endorsed Councilor Mike Ross for Mayor on Thursday. The committee, made up of Democratic activists from parts of the Allston, Brighton, and Fenway neighborhoods, cited Ross’ innovative ideas as key to the endorsement.

“Councilor Ross stood out in a field of several qualified candidates as the one... Read more

By - 7/14/13 - 9:17 pm


We don't know what you did, but as Steve Annear shows us, the music hall is not amused, so cut it out.... Read more

By - 7/5/13 - 3:09 pm

Around 2:45 p.m. Leslie Kinzel tweets:

Sirens, lights, placid announcer voice saying there's an emergency in the building, please exit.

Didn't last long. At 3:03, Dusto Masterson tweeted:

They've let us back in at the MFA. Guards are unsure of exact problem, but speculate something minor such as a kitchen fire.

... Read more
By - 7/4/13 - 2:16 am

Went to see the Sox play the Padres at Fenway tonight. Took the 4:56 p.m. Commuter Rail from Worcester to Yawkey Station. Left the game a little early to catch the 10:30 p.m. train back to Worcester. Uponarrival at the Yawkey T platform the digital news sign was posting "Train not moving in Worcester, presently 85 mins late" then each min we waited, the time... Read more

By - 7/1/13 - 9:05 am

With MBTA management silent, what better way to get answers for the daily "E"xcuses than to ask an operator? It was brought to my attention that the elusive Huntington Ave construction is actually occurring somewhere on Route 9 in Brookline. The thought on the T's part is that this will cause traffic to back up all the way into Boston - even if it... Read more