By - 1/20/16 - 6:28 pm
Looking over the side of the BU Bridge

First responders on the BU Bridge. Photo by Greg Hum.

UPDATE, 7 p.m. A thermal scanner mounted on a State Police helicopter found no evidence of a body; firefighters began packing up to leave.

Around 6:15 p.m., based on a phone call. Police and firefighters from both Boston and Cambridge are on scene and searching the Charles River.

By - 1/18/16 - 9:37 pm

About 9:05 p.m. at Hemenway Street and Westland Avenue, by two men, in their 20s, both about 6'1", one white with blond hair, one black with short dreads, who got into a gray sedan driven by a third man. The white guy showed a silver handgun.

By - 1/15/16 - 3:07 pm

Ben Timmins asks why the Fenway neighborhood smells like sulfur.

By - 1/12/16 - 11:44 am

A male employee of the House of Blue was fired after he was discovered having sex with a female patron in a second-floor men's room in November, the venue's manager told the Boston Licensing Board today. Read more.

By - 1/8/16 - 8:48 pm

Keiko reports the Museum of Fine Arts will hold a panel discussion next month on lessons learned from last year's "Kimono Wednesdays" controversy, in which Asian-American protesters charged letting white people try on a kimono was racist cultural appropriation - an accusation met by Japanese and Japanese-American counter-protesters, who saw the event as an introduction to Japanese culture.

She posts a statement by the MFA on the lengthy negotiations that led to the Feb. 7 event - which is free but for which you have to reserve tickets.

By - 1/7/16 - 7:58 am
Defaced Pesky 6 outside Fenway Park

"Not cool," Mister Jason opines after seeing a defaced 6 outside Fenway Park last night.

By - 12/30/15 - 3:39 pm

The Boston Licensing Board ruled today that Who's on First was not to blame for a quadruple shooting on Nov. 26 that left Jephthe Chery of Hyde Park dead. Read more.

By - 12/22/15 - 1:02 pm
End of Rte. 20

A concerned citizen requests that the city replace the "END" sign that used to designate the spot in Kenmore Square where Rte. 20 ends:

Prior to the reconstruction of Kenmore Square there was a sign marking the terminus of U.S. Route 20 (an important marker given its 3,365 mile span, the longest road in the United States). This image is attached, taken around 2005. After reconstruction the sign does not appear to have been replaced. Is there a reason this has not been replaced? Perhaps it could be added to the "Bicycles Stop On Line for Green" post that is on the island between Comm Ave. eastbound/Beacon St.

By - 12/21/15 - 10:27 am
Flier for lost 2004 penny in the Fenway

Ben Quahog spotted this unusual flier this morning.

By - 12/18/15 - 11:19 am

The Boston Licensing Board will meet next week to decide if Who's on First on Yawkey Way could have done anything to stop an attack that left a commuter-rail conductor dead and three other men with injuries as Thanksgiving began.

If the board determines the bar was negligent or somehow at least partially responsible for the shootings, it could take steps ranging from a simple warning to suspending or even revoking its liquor license. Read more.

By - 12/11/15 - 11:19 pm
Sunset over the Citgo sign in Kenmore Square

Annabelle Blake shares her photo of the "cotton candy" sunset over Kenmore Square this evening.

By - 12/10/15 - 8:14 am
Sun over Kenmore Square

JGD looked out her window at just the right moment this morning.

By - 12/9/15 - 10:17 am

Didn't bother to tell Boston Police first, the Globe reports.

By - 12/3/15 - 11:31 am

UPDATE: Bail set at $250,000 on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm as a second offense, unlawful possession of ammunition, and attempted assault and battery with a firearm - and being a Level II armed career criminal, Suffolk County DA's office says.

Boston Police report arresting Dominique L. Carpenter-Grady, 26, of Dorchester, on firearms charges related to the gunfire that killed Jephthe Chery outside Who's on First early on Nov. 26. Read more.

By - 11/26/15 - 9:06 am

UPDATE: WBZ identifies the victim as Jephthe Chery, a Keolis commuter-rail conductor.

Boston Police report a man in his late 20s was shot dead around 2 a.m. outside Who's on First, 19 Yawkey Way.

Three other men, also in their late 20s, were taken to local hospitals with injuries that did not appear life threatening, police say.

Two women were shot outside the bar on Sept. 6.

By - 11/20/15 - 1:15 pm
Notre Dame matching band in the Fenway

Whitney Wilson watched the Notre Dame matching band practice at Clemente Field today in advance of Notre Dame's "home" game at Fenway Park against, um, Boston College - which, last we checked, was actually slightly closer to Fenway Park than South Bend.

By - 11/19/15 - 9:03 am

The Huntington News reports a Northeastern student narrowly avoided setting his or her dorm on fire by trying to cook a bag of Corn Puffs in an oven.