Fenway

By - 4/8/13 - 9:55 am

Drivers this morning were not prepared for yesterday's shutdown of the overpass on the Cambridge side of the BU Bridge - although they'll now have six months to get used to it.

Kathy reports traffic was tied up in knots on the Boston side. Nikki reports from on board a bus:

Driver of the CT2 is freaking out screaming obscenities at

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By - 4/4/13 - 8:11 pm
Fens on fire

>Flamey Fens. Photo by Jonathan Berk.

For the second time in less than a week, the Fens behind the Boston Fire Department fire-alarm center caught fire, shortly after 7:15 p.m. today. As with the last fire, firefighters made quick work of the flaming reeds, although unlike last time, firefighters didn't find somebody floating in the water past the reeds. However, the department did call in its arson investigators to help... Read more

By - 4/4/13 - 8:57 am

For the last week or so, people who live or work along Boylston Street have reported an annoying sulfur smell - possibly caused by construction of the street's latest big project hitting either sulfur pockets or a hellmouth.

Drew Starr tweets:

The sulfur smells bad, but isn't toxic at those levels. Cost of building in the Fens. Better after digging stops.

That... Read more

By - 3/31/13 - 5:55 pm

The Berkeley Community Garden reports on a faucet theft sometime yesterday or early today:

The gates were found locked in the morning, so we're assuming someone hopped over the Alley fence to do the damage. Every tap except the two near tremont were removed - we assume visibility kept them from those taps. There wasn't much metal in the plumbing (minimal copper and brass),

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By - 3/30/13 - 6:29 pm

Firefighters move victim to ambulance. Photo copyright T.S. MillerFirefighters move victim to ambulance. Photo copyright T.S. Miller. More photos.

What seemed like your basic springtime Fens fire this evening took on a more somber tone when firefighters pulled... Read more

By - 3/29/13 - 9:52 am

No clue if this is the downtown turkey, or just some fly-in from Brookline (although it doesn't seem particularly mean), but here's a turkey at the New England Conservatory off Huntington Avenue in the Fenway on Tuesday (note to conservatory students: flip your phone 90 degrees when taking videos of fast-moving fowl).... Read more

By - 3/25/13 - 2:14 pm

The Herald reports the supermarket chain will open up shop in Landmark Center.

By - 3/22/13 - 8:06 am

Boston University yesterday sued Samsung for patent infringement, alleging it holds the rights to the way Samsung is making LEDs and similar electronic components.

In its lawsuit, filed in US District Court in Boston, the university charges that Samsung's charmingly named SPHWWTHDD805WHT0GD violates a patent for creating "highly insulating monocrystalline gallium nitride thin films."

The university says the patent is based on... Read more

By - 3/21/13 - 1:39 pm

Ambulance. Photo by John Keith.Ambulance. Photo by John Keith.

John Keith and Katie Kelly report a Boston ambulance and another vehicle collided around 1:15 p.m., sending the ambulance hurtling into the shrubbery in front of an apartment building. Kennedy reports both... Read more

By - 3/18/13 - 2:11 pm

Stolen: La Sortie de Pesage by Degas. More.Stolen: La Sortie de Pesage by Degas. More.

SuspectsSuspectsThe FBI and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum today announced a $5... Read more

By - 3/15/13 - 9:53 am

The Herald reports the BRA last night approved plans for a $305-million, 350-apartment complex on the site of an old McDonald's on Boylston Street.

By - 3/5/13 - 5:08 pm

Hugo Chavez dead.

Michael Patrick Brady wonders:

Will the Citgo sign in Kenmore Square go dark for Hugo Chavez tonight?

By - 3/1/13 - 1:54 pm

Join Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders at our annual Summer Party held outside in the heart of Provincetown, MA on Saturday, July 27 from 4:00-7:00PM. Enjoy the view of the harbor, mingle with other GLAD supporters and learn more about our ground-breaking cases.

Tickets are $75 online | $85 on site | $30 student
Purchase at www.glad.org/events.

Don't miss our amazing auction... Read more

By - 2/28/13 - 7:33 am

The Huntington News reports Northeastern police officers came running when a college worker reported "a man in the Smith Hall laundry room standing still in a strange position for several hours" - with his head stuck in a drier. Turns out he had good reason for standing still: He was a mannequin.

By - 2/24/13 - 8:42 am

John Carroll runs the numbers on an auction of art the MFA no longer wanted.

By - 2/22/13 - 12:22 pm

Jerry Remy's on Bolyston Street goes before the Boston Licensing Board next week for permission to keep its season-old roof deck open until midnight seven days a week. The restaurant currently has to start ushering guests off the roof by 11 p.m. when it's open.

The board's hearings begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in its eighth-floor hearing room at City Hall.... Read more

By - 2/20/13 - 11:12 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the owners of the Chinese-food truck will be setting up a bricks-and-mortar restaurant in the Audubon Circle area on the Boston/Brookline line.

By - 2/5/13 - 10:57 am

He might have something like this to say about Truck Day.

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