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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Saw this at the MFA yesterday around noon. Was gone when I left around 2. Anyone know the story?
The Boston Licensing Board last week looked into its bag of packie licenses, found it had one and awarded it to Shaw's, after determining its managers were of high moral character and had proved a public need for an aisle of beer, wine and spirits at its Star Market on Boylston Street.
Shaw's has begun work to bring its aging Boylston Street Shaw's store into the 21st century with an extensive remodeling that it hopes will include one aisle devoted to the sort of liquor the increasingly discerning population of the Fenway demands, officials told the Boston Licensing Board today.
The board decides tomorrow whether to grant the Star Market a license to sell beer, wine and spirits in its rehabbed store, which will be rebuilt both inside and out.
John Carroll reports Huskie U. has taken out full-page ads in not just the Globe but the Times and the Wall Street Journal to inform their readers how wonderful it is.
Brian D'Amico reports a chemical reaction inside a lab fume hood at the Egan Engineering and Science building at 120 Forsyth Street sent one victim to the hospital with facial irritation around 6:30 p.m.
A New York company that makes ink it says can be used to encode data on business cards to be read by smartphones is suing a Boston company that uses ink to encode data on business cards to be read by smartphones.
Around 9:15 p.m. by a black man, who jumped into a purple, 1999 Corolla, Mass. 2JG-D90, headed outbound. About 10 minutes later, a man in that car was stopped at Centre and Cedar streets in Roxbury.
Bryan Joiner makes the case that it's time we stop honoring an unrepentant racist.
He's described as black and in his 20s.
There was another armed home invasion across the street last August.
The incident occurred about 90 minutes after an armed robbery on the other side of the Fens.
A man was attacked and robbed in his own apartment at 55 Park Dr. shortly after 10 p.m.; he apparently managed to slice his two attackers, who ran away, trailing blood on the street outside.
The victim's injuries were not life threatening.
Everybody involved appeared to be college students.