Fenway

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.

By - 3/20/14 - 11:40 am

Shortly after 11:30 a.m. just upstream from where Boylston Street crosses it. Homicide detectives are investigating, as they do with all unexplained deaths.

By - 3/19/14 - 10:01 pm
Bench near the MFA

Alyssa Dion spotted this thing on a bench outside the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum this evening and wonders: "WTF is this little guy?"

By - 3/19/14 - 12:39 pm
Bomb squad at Fenway Whole Foods

Bomb squad getting suited up at Whole Foods. Photo by Brian.

UPDATE, 12:55 p.m. Whatever was in the suitcase determined to not be a threat.

Managers evacuated the Whole Foods at 15 Westland Ave. around noon when they discovered an unattended stainless-steel briefcase just sitting there, inside the entrance.

The BPD bomb squad is on scene; firefighters are staging down the street, just in case they're needed.

By - 3/14/14 - 7:45 pm

The Huntington News reports a leafletting campaign over the treatment of Palestinians on the West Bank.

By - 3/13/14 - 9:32 am

Boston's Mobile Food Truck Committee (yes, of course the city has a Mobile Food Truck Committee) has approved a pilot project in which food trucks can keep serving food until midnight in designated areas in Copley Square and at Boston University East and Northeastern on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Mayor Walsh says that if the pilot proves successful, he'd want to look at expanding it to other areas.

By - 3/11/14 - 5:05 pm

WCVB reports the MBTA has found no track or signal problems on the Green Line between Kenmore and Fenway and that its attention is now focused on the driver, who was taken off the job following yesterday's D Line derailment.

By - 3/11/14 - 12:50 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeals today approved a plan by the Red Sox to operate a hot-dog stand on the Lansdowne Street side of Fenway Park whenever the Red Sox aren't playing.

Sox attorney Dennis Quilty did not specify exact hours, but noted that under its existing food-serving license, Fenway can sell food until 2 a.m.

The stand, to be called Fenway Franks, will also sell burgers and soda, he said, adding, however, that beer will not be on the menu.

He said the Sox are also preparing a formal request for a food truck on Yawkey Way.

By - 3/11/14 - 6:19 am

Now the T tries to figure out what caused a trolley to derail in the tunnel between Kenmore and Fenway yesterday.

By - 3/10/14 - 12:39 pm
Derailed trolley

The first car of an outbound Riverside trolley derailed shortly after 12:30 p.m., hitting a tunnel wall.

Boston EMS reports ten people injured.

Three people with injuries were able to walk out of the tunnel near Fenway station; a third was put on a backboard to be carried out by firefighters. The rest were put on the rear trolley, which was disengaged from the front car and backed up to Kenmore station.

By - 3/10/14 - 9:50 am

The Red Sox go before the Boston Licensing Board this week for permission to add cans to their repertoire of beer options at the lyric little bandbox this season.

By - 3/3/14 - 5:56 pm
Giant baby head with giant baby hat

Roving UHub photographer Steve Chase photographed one of the giant baby heads at the MFA around noon yesterday, reports that by 2 p.m., the hat was already gone. He wonders: Who made it and who took it?

By - 3/3/14 - 5:08 pm

Saw this at the MFA yesterday around noon. Was gone when I left around 2. Anyone know the story?