Fenway

By - 5/2/14 - 12:13 pm

The Boston Licensing Board next week considers a deal in which the landlord of the defunct Morton's Steakhouse on Boylston Street would sell its liquor license to Boston Beer Works on Brookline Avenue so that Boston Beer Works can in turn sell its beer and wine license to Mei Mei on Park Drive.

Phew.

By - 4/23/14 - 4:51 pm

Chinese Mirch, which offers a menu with Indian-accented Chinese dishes, is prepping a location at 251 Massachusetts Ave.

By - 4/23/14 - 1:02 pm
Wired woman

Photo by Roza Yarchun. See it larger.

Jim Sullivan and his wife, Roza Yarchun, were on the way to the Sox game last night, when they spotted this seemingly incapacitated woman, just lying there in Kenmore Square. He reports:

By - 4/21/14 - 11:56 am
Mike Napoli about to be hit by a pitch

Greg C. captured the moment just before Mike Napoli got hit by a pitch in the wild ninth inning of last night's game.

Copyright Greg C. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 4/17/14 - 9:33 pm

Drew Starr asks:

Now taking suggestions for pizza/sub delivery to Symphony. Been too disappointed by Cappy's for too long.

By - 4/11/14 - 5:03 pm
Truck on Storrow Drive

Neil had plenty of time to photograph the truck whose driver was too stupid to comprehend the CARS ONLY signs but smart enough at least to avoid plowing into the Silber Way pedestrian bridge eastbound, shortly before 5 p.m.

Dan Ryan notes it was a Budget rental truck, wonders how Labor day snuck up on us like that.

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.