By - 5/26/12 - 10:29 am

Troops at Fenway

What do you think, Mr. Maddon?

Leslie Jones photographed military service at Fenway Park sometime between 1917 and 1934.

From the BPL's Leslie Jones collection. Posted under this Creative Commons license.... Read more

By - 5/23/12 - 4:02 pm

The Boston Licensing Board votes tomorrow on a request from local restaurant operator Douglas Bacon to buy the Siansa Pub on Westland Avenue, gut it and turn it into a place symphony attendees might want to go to.

Bacon said the area is currently "vastly underserved" with upscale dining options. If the board approves, he'll spend $500,000 to buy the pub - some $275,000 of... Read more

By - 5/21/12 - 10:08 am

Timothy DayUpdated with new information from the DA's office.

An economics consultant from Maryland was arraigned today on charges of indecent assault and battery for an incident on the Green Line near Kenmore Square in 2004, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Prosecutors charge Timothy Day spurted on a woman's pants... Read more

By - 5/18/12 - 7:25 am

The Boston Fire Department reports a fire at 125 Jersey St. did an estimated $100,000 in damage.

The department says the fire, reported shortly after 2 p.m., was caused by a plumber working on some pipes in the basement of the one-story block of stores. There were no injuries.

By - 5/17/12 - 8:50 am

Emmanuel College got a green light from the city this week to finish plans for a 17-story dorm on Brookline Avenue and to lease part of its campus to Brigham and Women's for a new research building on Avenue Louis Pasteur.

In a vote earlier this week, the BRA approved the college's "institutional master plan," which calls for replacing the existing four-story Julie Hall... Read more

By - 5/14/12 - 12:12 am

Sure, you've got your doubting Thomases, but ESPN is not among them. In fact, ESPN reports the Mother's Day game had one of the highest attendance records for any sporting event ever, in the history of the world.

By - 5/12/12 - 8:01 am

Boston Police report issuing a citation for "improperly made left turn" to a man who caused a minor collision at the intersection of Boylston and Ipswich streets shortly before 3 p.m. yesterday.

Police do not identify the driver who was at fault in a report longer than for most murders, but an educated Boston news consumer should probably be able to figure it out... Read more

By - 5/8/12 - 11:57 am

UPDATE, 12:45 p.m.: Power started coming back on.

The same substation where a transformer exploded in March shorted out today, darkening stores, offices and homes across the Back Bay again and causing traffic havoc as signals went dead.

The lights went out shortly before noon, in an area that extended from Columbus Avenue to Newbury Street, down toward Symphony and into Kenmore Square... Read more

By - 4/20/12 - 3:30 pm

So Richard Chudy, the Boston Burger Guy, raved about the burger at the Citizen Pub on Boylston Street, finding fault only with the bun.

An outraged David A. DuBois, CEO of the Franklin Group, which owns both the pub and Tasty Burger, replied by calling Chudy an asshole and saying he'd like to meet him in person to drive the point home even... Read more

By - 4/15/12 - 12:19 pm

A Mission Hill man walking out of a Green Line tunnel around 4:30 a.m. today aroused the suspicions of a passing Northeastern University police officer, who started an investigation that ended with the man under arrest for allegedly using spray paint to profess his love for hot sauce inside the tunnel.

Alex Wan, 23, was charged with malicious destruction of property and standing, walking, or... Read more

By - 4/13/12 - 1:25 pm

Root, root, root for the home team.

The Popeyes in Kenmore Square: Keeping Red Sox pitchers fed since 2011. Photo by Greg Schrank.

By - 4/8/12 - 11:03 am

Rowdy fans at Fenway.Rowdy fans at Fenway.

Fenway Park turns 100 this year. Browse some photos from back in the day.... Read more

By - 4/3/12 - 7:22 am

The Huntington News has some problems of its own - but theirs are just computer related: The paper kept all its important software and licenses on a single server, and it just died:

Recently, the server hosting all software licenses, archives and fonts crashed. The News no longer has access to its contents, leaving staff to use their laptops and trial software to produce the

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By - 4/2/12 - 4:09 pm

UPDATE: The actual Globe article ran Aug. 17, 1956. Here's a copy; the Globe has taken down the version that cause all the furor with the March 17, 2012 date.

Yeah, just because it's on the IntarWebs doesn't mean it's true. The Globe printed this droll little piece about the city banning beer in seats at Fenway, possibly as part of their big... Read more

By - 3/29/12 - 8:05 am

The Globe reports (registration required).

By - 3/29/12 - 8:01 am

The Huntington News reports student government has given the OK for a proposed Popeyes in the student-center space originally set aside for Chick-fil-A.

The News reports a Student Government Association poll found more support for Popeyes than two competing fried-chicken chains suggested by university officials and that Popeyes business practices gave students nothing to cluck about.... Read more

By - 3/27/12 - 7:07 am

The Daily Free Press has some additional details on the latest sexual attack on the Esplanade. The attacker, who is black and between 6' and 6'4" also has a mole on the right side of his face.