By - 7/6/12 - 11:28 am

The Boston Fire Department reports fire flared up a manhole behind 359 Huntington Ave. this morning when some "penetrating spray" being used by a worker to loosen a bolt on an underground transformer hit a "small torch" and flashed over.

The transformer itself had already been shut down for repairs, the department says. The fire went out by itself and there were no... Read more

By - 7/5/12 - 8:29 pm

Joy of Sox reports on an effort to shame the shameless during the series against the Yankees:

Four games, on four networks. Bring your anti-Boston Sports Media signs to the ballpark! Or make them once you're inside. The media's ego has exploded, and they're making not only themselves but us look like morons. It's time to let them know that they don't represent Red

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By - 7/1/12 - 9:39 pm

Roger Waters at Fenway

Patty Neal forwarded this photo from tonight's Roger Waters concert at Fenway Park - where officials alerted residents to large booms between 8:45 and 9 p.m.... Read more

By - 7/1/12 - 10:26 am

Mats Tolander reports on (and photographs) an incident on Comm. Ave. by BU's Warren Towers yesterday that ended with an MBTA cop spraying a belligerent guy in the face with pepper spray and cuffing him.

By - 6/27/12 - 3:15 pm

The family of a man who died from the aftermath of a fight he had nothing to do with at the Lansdowne Pub is suing the bar for $4 million.

Michael DiMaria, 23, was visiting from New York with some friends when they went to the bar in August, 2010. On their way out, Hector Guardiola of South Boston and a member of DiMaria's party... Read more

By - 6/25/12 - 6:23 pm

Scott Eisen was at Logan this afternoon to watch the president arrive on Air Force One en route to fundraisers at Symphony Hall and in the South End.

Not everybody was pleased to see Obama in Boston. Mediacrity photographed protesters, who included Occupiers, Palestinian supporters and some Republicans.

Protesters ... Read more

By - 6/12/12 - 1:24 pm

Old CharlesgatePlans probably don't include restoring Charlesgate to its early 20th-century state.

State officials hold a meeting tonight to discuss options for the turnpike through the Back Bay and the Bowker Overpass - the decaying hulk that now speeds cars across the fetid remains of the Muddy River between Fenway... Read more

By - 6/11/12 - 6:23 am

The Globe reports the FBI is planning an advertising campaign - similar to the one that brought down Whitey Bulger - around the 1990 Gardner art heist.

By - 6/7/12 - 7:33 am

Bicyclists gather at Huntington Avenue and Forsyth Street at 8 p.m. tonight to install a white "ghost bike" in memory of Kelsey Rennebohm, a BC grad student who died after a collision with an MBTA bus Friday night.

After the installation, bicyclists will go on a memorial ride to BC. More info and to RSVP.

In 2007, another bicyclist died in a... Read more

By - 6/4/12 - 8:45 pm

MV files the following report, to go with the video he took of some guy stealing one of several banners off poles by Fenway:

I was awakened at approximately 4am this morning by the sound of somebody banging on a metal streetlight in front of Game On (in Fenway) with what sounded like... Read more
By - 6/3/12 - 10:07 am

Kelsey Rennebohm Boston College today identified the woman killed in a Huntington Avenue incident late Friday as Kelsey Rennebohm, a graduate student in the Lynch School of Education:

Rennebohm was a gifted student and an experienced teacher who worked to provide high-quality instruction and support services for all children. A

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By - 6/1/12 - 10:52 pm

UPDATE: Bicyclist identified as BC grad student.

A woman in her late 20s died Friday night after a collision on Huntington Avenue at Forsyth Street around 10:30 p.m. Boston Police report an MBTA bus was apparently involved but that investigators have yet to determine a cause.

Boston and MBTA police initially had some trouble locating the bus that might have been involved; by... Read more

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