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
Updated 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
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.
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
UPDATE, 12:45 p.m.: Power started coming back on.
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
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
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
The Popeyes in Kenmore Square: Keeping Red Sox pitchers fed since 2011. Photo by Greg Schrank.
Yeah, whatever happened to that?
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... Read more
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.
The Globe reports (registration required).
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