Fenway

By - 3/15/16 - 11:40 pm

Jorge Quiroga reports a driver was nearly hit by a falling 2x4 in the Huntington Avenue underpass at Mass Ave. tonight.

By - 3/9/16 - 10:21 am

UPDATE: Name change approved.

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let Who's on First change its name to the Bullpen as part of a transformation into a family-friendly restaurant, complete with tables and booths.

Jack Diamond, attorney for owner Robert Paratore, said the Red Sox, who own the building, have approved the change and that the two sides are negotiating a new lease that would let the new restaurant open. Read more.

By - 3/8/16 - 2:26 pm

A person was robbed at gunpoint by two males, 14 or 15, outside 24 Westland Ave., around 9:20 p.m. on Saturday, Sgt. Luke Taxter at District D-4 reports.

By - 3/2/16 - 1:05 pm

Boston city councilors are going to give Northeastern officials a second chance to show up and discuss their decision to equip the campus police force with high-powered weaponry. Read more.

By - 3/1/16 - 10:25 am

State officials say they've had to push back replacement of the aging Comm. Ave. bridge over the turnpike by a year because of design mistakes by an engineering firm working on the project.

The delay, however, means the state is increasing the number of open lanes in each direction on the turnpike under the bridge from three to four lanes. Read more.

By - 3/1/16 - 9:28 am

Police are investigating gunfire at St. Botolph and Gainsborough streets around 2:15 a.m. on Monday. Sgt. Luke Taxter at District D-4 reports nobody was hit.

By - 2/25/16 - 12:39 pm
The new Boston Sun

The Sun rises. Photo by Mr. Goodmorning.

The Back Bay Sun has added a reporter, changed its name to the Boston Sun and expanded into the South End and Fenway, neighborhoods, which lost a source of local news when the Boston Courant ended its press run earlier this month.

The paper is owned by the Independent Newspaper Group of Revere, which publishes weekly papers from Lynn to Jamaica Plain, including the Beacon Hill Times.

By - 2/22/16 - 12:44 pm

BC High School in Dorchester, South Boston High School, East Boston High School, the South Bay jail and a location on Queensberry Street in the Fenway all got bomb threats around noon. Police have not ordered evacuations, but are sending bomb experts to the locations.

Meanwhile, Newton North High School has also gotten a call, as have schools in Cambridge, Randolph and, of course, Arlington.

By - 2/11/16 - 8:17 am

UPDATE: Not an actual sleeping homeless person; just some blankets that appeared to be a sleeping homeless person.

There's a homeless guy asleep under the Yawkey Way commuter-line stop, with his feet hanging over the tracks. Dave reports train 506 has been halted just before the station so that police can remove him.

By - 2/10/16 - 9:54 am

BU Today reports thieves are targeting the coats, which can run up to $1,300, and are finding good pickings in locker rooms at the campus fitness center - which are not equipped with surveillance cameras. Police note that, unlike iPhones, the coats have no serial numbers.

By - 2/9/16 - 11:35 am
Lost guitar

Boston Police are seeking the public's help to find a guitar that looks like the one above:

It is an Eric Johnson Fender Stratocaster which was last seen in the possession of its owner early Saturday morning, February 6, 2016, in the area of the Fens or Back Street.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Boston Police Detectives at (617) 343-4470.

By - 2/9/16 - 8:31 am
Yaz in the snow

Steve captured Yaz in the snow early this morning. Truck Day is, of course, tomorrow.

Copyright Steve. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 2/2/16 - 8:54 pm

Who's on First on Yawkey Way will be going away, Red Sox President Sam Kennedy said tonight at a meeting between Red Sox officials and Fenway residents. Read more.

By - 2/2/16 - 5:20 pm
Truck with leaking acid bottle near BU dorm

Hazmat crew works on package as other firefighters maintain their distance. Photo by Liz Porcari.

The Boston Fire Department reports a bottle of hydrochloric acid started leaking in the back of a FedEx truck parked outside BU's Myles Standish Hall on Beacon Street, at Bay State Road, around 4:45 p.m. Read more.

By - 1/26/16 - 9:18 am
Sun rising over the Citgo sign and Kenmore Square in Boston

JGD watched the sun come up over Kenmore Square this morning.

Tim Shawver was up early as well and watched the sunrise over Boston Harbor: Read more.

By - 1/22/16 - 1:16 pm

Burning Greed RC VO Test

It was a full house last night at the Fenway Community Center at 1282 Boylston Street where Burning Greed was screened. A second screening will be held tonight at the Capitol Theatre, in Arlington.

Burning Greed is a documentary produced by Sonia Weinhaus covering the arson-for-profit ring operating in The Fenway in the late-1970s. Read more.

By - 1/22/16 - 8:23 am

WBUR reports Boston University is looking to sell the Kenmore Square building the roof of which they now rent out for the iconic sign.

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.