Fenway

By - 5/20/14 - 7:47 pm

The Globe reports John Rosenthal is trying to find a new place for the billboard now that he's sold his Lansdowne Garage to the Red Sox, which don't feel like reminding turnpike motorists of how many people die from gunshot wounds.

By - 5/19/14 - 3:54 pm
Windy Boylston Street in the Fenway

Mediacrity reports she was at her desk when she head a loud noise outside and ran to her window in time to see a worker at Pavement Coffeehouse on Boylston Street in the Fenway struggling with a patio umbrella in a fierce wind.

By - 5/16/14 - 11:25 pm

A woman fell two floors down an elevator shaft at Fenway Park when the doors unexpectedly opened even though the elevator wasn't there, around 11:20 p.m., the Boston Fire Department reports.

The woman wound up lying on the top of the elevator, unconscious.

Firefighters got into the elevator, used a chair to help them climb through its ceiling hatch aand pit the woman, 22, on a backboard.

They then lowered her through the hatch and handed her off to EMTs for treatment and then transport to a local hospital.

By - 5/16/14 - 8:08 am

Updated with arraignment info.

A homeless man was ordered held in lieu of $50,000 bail today on a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon in connection with the discovery of a dead man behind 1295 Boylston St. shortly after 4 a.m. yesterday, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

By - 5/14/14 - 7:43 pm

A city health inspector today suspended the permit for Red Mango, 334 Mass. Ave., due to violations that included: No hot water, a blocked off hand-washing sink, too warm cut strawberries in a toppings bar, a "black mold like substance" on the interior of an ice machine, live cockroaches inside cabinets and small black flies in the basement.

The manager can apply for a re-inspection once he or she has corrected the problems.

By - 5/14/14 - 1:26 pm

The Lyons Group wants to turn a closed taqueria on Lansdowne Street into a down-home eatery serving old-fashioned Southern food to the sound of country, bluegrass and folk music.

The Boston Licensing Board formally votes this afternoon whether to allow the company to convert La Verdad into Loretta's Last Call.

Lyons lawyer Dennis Quilty said the new restaurant would be Boston's first country-themed city. In recent years, country has become more popular in Boston - Fenway Park now hosts at least one country concert a year.

By - 5/8/14 - 4:14 pm
You're right, it's not art

Alexandra Knowles captured the work of a Not Art kibbitzer today, at Mass. Ave. and Huntington.

By - 5/7/14 - 8:05 am

Symphony 8, 10A Westland Ave., could re-open this fall after renovations, owner Douglas Bacon said yesterday.

Bacon told the Boston Licensing Board that renovations, in particular to the restaurant's storefront, have simply taken longer than he expected, because it's just an old building. Storefront renovation could begin within 30 days, he said.

Bacon was before the board to explain why it shouldn't strip him of the restaurant's liquor license because the restaurant has been closed for more than a year now. He told the board he's painfully aware of the delays, because he's now paid rent for 12 months for an empty space.

By - 5/2/14 - 12:13 pm

The Boston Licensing Board next week considers a deal in which the landlord of the defunct Morton's Steakhouse on Boylston Street would sell its liquor license to Boston Beer Works on Brookline Avenue so that Boston Beer Works can in turn sell its beer and wine license to Mei Mei on Park Drive.

Phew.

By - 4/23/14 - 4:51 pm

Chinese Mirch, which offers a menu with Indian-accented Chinese dishes, is prepping a location at 251 Massachusetts Ave.

By - 4/23/14 - 1:02 pm
Wired woman

Photo by Roza Yarchun. See it larger.

Jim Sullivan and his wife, Roza Yarchun, were on the way to the Sox game last night, when they spotted this seemingly incapacitated woman, just lying there in Kenmore Square. He reports:

By - 4/21/14 - 11:56 am
Mike Napoli about to be hit by a pitch

Greg C. captured the moment just before Mike Napoli got hit by a pitch in the wild ninth inning of last night's game.

Copyright Greg C. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 4/17/14 - 9:33 pm

Drew Starr asks:

Now taking suggestions for pizza/sub delivery to Symphony. Been too disappointed by Cappy's for too long.

By - 4/11/14 - 5:03 pm
Truck on Storrow Drive

Neil had plenty of time to photograph the truck whose driver was too stupid to comprehend the CARS ONLY signs but smart enough at least to avoid plowing into the Silber Way pedestrian bridge eastbound, shortly before 5 p.m.

Dan Ryan notes it was a Budget rental truck, wonders how Labor day snuck up on us like that.

By - 4/11/14 - 9:08 am
Tow trucks along a street in the Fenway

Alex Hubbard reminds us you can always tell the onset of spring in the Fenway when tow trucks arrive en masse to grab cars parked along the day's street-sweeping routes.

By - 4/4/14 - 8:14 pm
Helicopter over Fenway

As today's game approached, a teacher at the kidlet's school opened a window so the kids could better hear the flyover at nearby Fenway Parik.

Only they didn't hear anything - because unlike in years past, this year's flyover consisted of a Coast Guard helicopter, captured here by Brian D'Amico.

Copyright Brian D'Amico. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 4/3/14 - 5:43 pm
Bird of prey in the Fenway

Brian D'Amico noticed this bird of prey yesterday intently surveying the Fens, which, as we know, has been overrun by rabbits.

Copyright Brian D'Amico. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 3/31/14 - 11:11 am
Swan in the Fens

Masstreehugger photographs the latest addition to the Fens, wonders how he or she will get along with the Canada geese, and adds:

Note in foreground the stripped bark off the trees leaning over the water - courtesy of recent rabbit infestation in the park. They eat bark in order to survive winter, effectively killing the plant although it may resprout from roots. There will be lots of dead wood all over the park this year.

By - 3/25/14 - 4:09 pm

Well, look at this, the MFA enjoys a good yarn bombing after all, so just never mind ...

By - 3/24/14 - 8:19 am
Dusk over Fenway

Brian D'Amico captured the scene last evening.

Copyright Brian D'Amico. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.