It's Northeastern's annual underwear run, and thousands of students in their underwear are streaming down Huntington Avenue towards the Pru.
Boston University and the Huntington Theatre Company released a joint press release yesterday announcing they were dissolving their 33-year old partnership. As a result, Huntington will have to vacate their facility at 264 Huntington Ave. BU will immediately list that property for sale, along with the two buildings adjacent. Read more.
The intersection of Hemenway and Norway streets is shut thanks to the driver of an 18-wheeler, who turned onto Hemenway from Boylston, even though Hemenway is a one-way street into Boylston, then tried to turn onto Norway Street, sideswiping several cars and coming to a halt as police tried to figure out how to get the stuck rig out. Brian the roving UHub photographer shows us the scene.
A heavy-duty tow was summoned around 3:30 p.m.
Around 8:30 p.m. at 96 Fenway, by a black man, around 5'8" with short hair and wearing a blue zip-up jacket.
UPDATE: Tree removed, service resumed.
The T is shutting the Green Line between Fenway and Reservoir at 11 a.m. so workers can remove a large tree that is now leaning dangerously close to the overhead wires near Reservoir. Expect a two-hour shutdown.
Because substitute bus service will be limited, customers are strongly encouraged to use the closest stations along the Green Line’s C branch (Beacon Street).
Bus service will be available for persons with disabilities at Reservoir and Kenmore Stations.
TinyTruncale spotted this notice at Mass. Ave. and Boylston today.
A city zoning rule that bans more than four undergraduates in an apartment isn't working, city officials said today, so they've begun looking at changes that would let them start levying fines on landlords who persist in overcrowding their units. Read more.
PRI interviews a Finnish landscape architect about everything that's wrong with the Emerald Necklace.
Ed. note: Interesting article, but it sounds like she doesn't know anything about the Muddy River reclamation project and didn't spend any time south of Rte. 9.
George shows us what it was like on the Mass. Turnpike outbound around 11:45 this morning.
Oh, lookee here at Storrow Drive inbound this morning, as Kara Sassone shows us. At least his brakes worked.
And all it takes is for another music venue to die. Boston Restaurant Talk reports Copperfield's in the Fenway will be shutting down by year's end to make way for a Tilted Kilt, which is sort of like Hooter's, except the servers wear what look like remnants from a tartan-factory explosion, rather than T-shirts and shorts.
A trolley that clang, clang, clanged its last this morning is causing grief on the Green Line. At 8:05 a.m., Matt Hrono reported:
Green line is royally bone. Disabled at Kenmore and I'm stuck somewhere between Hynes and Kenmore. Going on 20min now
Michael Purpura, 36, was ordered held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing Thursday on charges he forced a Queensberry Street resident into her apartment, then raped her last week, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Meanwhile, Winchester Police announced they have charged Purpura with attempted kidnapping for an incident Saturday afternoon involving a 10-year-old girl in a tunnel at Skillings Field - and that additional charges may follow: Read more.