UPDATE: They got the license.
The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to grant an all alcohol license to Target for the new store the chain says will open July 22 at Boylston and Kilmarnock.
The four-story store will be the first East Coast CityTarget, aimed at nearby residents who arrive on foot, rather than in a car.
Target attorney Joseph Devlin said the Fenway is ideal for that, given all the residential development along Boylston. He said the neighborhood's existing liquor outlets, which includes the Boylston Star Market, have not kept pace with the demand.
Devlin said the alcoholic beverages, in a single aisle near housewares, will be aimed at people stocking up for parties or events, rather than the sort of people looking for a quick buzz. The store will not sell 40s, nips or pints, he said.
The proposal was supports by the mayor and city councilors Josh Zakim, Ayanna Pressley, Michael Flaherty, Michelle Wu and Steve Murphy. Nobody spoke in opposition.
WHDH reports on the second-inning incident.
Around 10:20 p.m. in the Fens near Park Drive and Jersey Street.
Both suspects were black and wore dark hoodies; one was about 5'10" and the other about 5'8". One pointed a gun, the other a Taser.
Firefighters responded to the Back Bay Fens shortly before 10:50 p.m. after the Fens caught on fire, as they seem to do every spring, in the area between the BFD dispatch building and Boylston Street. The fire was reported knocked down shortly after 11.
UPDATE: Around 6:50 p.m., people stuck in a garage at 125 High St. called 911 to complain of the fumes; police were helpless in the face of downtown-wide gridlock.
A multi-car crash on the turnpike westbound near Kenmore Square shortly after 5 p.m. quickly jammed the turnpike out of town and then all the roads leading to it downtown. At 6:30 p.m., State Police reported one lane was still shut due to the crash.
David Weinberger reports on an encounter with a trash-bag-laden Dukakis outside Wheelock College yesterday:
He chatted me up: My name, what I do, etc. I complimented him on setting such an example. When I beat him to a ruptured styrofoam coffee cup, he offered to throw it out for me, but I instead relieved him of some of the trash he was carrying because Mike Dukakis.
Jeff Tamagini watched the sun go down on Fenway Park (not the Sox season) last night.
Hillary spotted this poor mother goose in the Fenway today, along with a sign from an outraged person about how her eggs have been stolen and demanding justice for mother, now resorting to sitting on tennis balls and apples, apparently.
The BAC Library posted a copy of the Fenway map from the 1917 Bromley atlast of Boston.
Mayor Walsh today signed an ordinance raising the fines for parking in resident-only spaces around Fenway Park on game days from $40 to $100 - just one day after the City Council approved the idea.
The increased fine will remain in place through the end of the year - after which city officials will evaluate them to see if it worked to free up spaces for Fenway residents. The $100 tickets will be doled out to cars without resident stickers starting two hours before a game and ending two hours after.
The City Council today approved a proposal to increase the fines for non-residents parking in resident-only spaces around Fenway Park from $40 to $100 during Red Sox games.
Councilor Josh Zakim, who represents the neighborhood, said the measure should help residents with parking stickers who come home to find all the on-street spaces filled with Sox fans - many of whom find a $40 fine a decent price to pay for game parking.
The measure, which requires the mayor's approval, would run through Dec. 31 as a pilot program.
State Police report a woman heading from a ramp at Charlesgate onto Storrow Drive inbound "failed to slow and struck the barrier on the ramp" around 3:45 p.m.
The driver of the 2001 Corolla, 60, was rushed to Mass. General, where she was pronounced dead.
The City Council yesterday approved proposals by Mayor Walsh, that, if they actually go through this time, could lead to major renovations to the Boston Arts Academy, now housed in an old, formerly condemned post-office warehouse in the Fenway and the Josiah Quincy Upper School, housed in a 19th-century former elementary school.