By - 7/10/14 - 1:33 pm

An arbitrator recently ruled that an MBTA bus driver kept telling such dramatically different stories about how her bus came to hit a BTD supervisor and several parked cars in Kenmore Square that the T was within its rights to fire her.

The T fired Lataria Milton not long after the Aug. 9, 2012 incident, in which Milton's bus hit the supervisor and the cars after, police said at the time, the supervisor had told Milton to move it because it was blocking a turn lane in the busy square.

By - 7/9/14 - 7:41 am

The Globe explains the Verb, the replacement for the Fenway Howard Johnson's that is an homage to the Boston rock scene, circa 1975.

For $200 a night, guests will get to stay in rooms decorated with old Phoenix covers (contributed by Stephen Mindich himself):

They’ll also see a grittier Fenway/Kenmore area, a place where Burger King and the Pizza Pad were considered gourmet restaurants, and punks and Sox fans sometimes brawled on the sidewalks.

Oh, the name comes from "reverb."

By - 7/2/14 - 9:33 pm
Fenway sunset

Steven Ganeles watched the sunset at Fenway Park tonight.

By - 7/1/14 - 7:50 pm

We already knew that Jimmy John's, a Midwestern sub chain, planned to stuff a space in a South Boston luxury complex with one of its outlets.

By - 7/1/14 - 9:44 am

A man who spent a night in lockup after an incident involving a police detective outside Symphony Hall is suing both the detective and the city, which he says had known for years the cop had issues but failed to address them.

In his lawsuit, filed last week in US District Court in Boston, Sean Anderson charges he had just pulled over to let an ambulance go by on Mass. Ave. on the afternoon of Dec. 21, 2012, when he heard a loud bang from his trunk and saw what he thought was a security guard in a fluorescent green vest going around his car in the rear:

By - 6/28/14 - 5:39 pm
Dog riding shotgun in a motorcycle

Julio Salado almost had to take this picture of a motorcycle rider and a dog riding shotgun because otherwise, nobody would believe him.

By - 6/21/14 - 11:43 am

UPDATE: Boston Police identify the body as male.

The Boston Fire Department reports a body was discovered around 9 a.m. where Boylston Street crosses the river. The body was in bad enough shape the gender could not be immediately determined.

On Boston Reddit, ChickenWhiskers describes finding the body:

By - 6/21/14 - 9:23 am

A health inspector shut Church, 69 Kilmarnock St., on Thursday until it can get its hot water back on, at least on a more consistent basis:

The establishment has been operating without hot water for a few days. The plumber was called to repair the issue and they thought it was fixed but the establishment has continued to operate without consistent hot water.

By - 6/20/14 - 8:05 am

But they don't run into abutments and go "ow!" OK, not much of a joke.

Around 11:45 p.m. yesterday, KiloWhisky reports, a bus driver decided that "CARS ONLY" sign obviously didn't refer to him and tried to get on Storrow Drive inbound at Fenway. He didn't get far before realizing the error of his ways. The ramp was closed while State Police helped guide him backwards.

By - 6/19/14 - 11:04 am

A company that has a contract with Billy Joel to sell officially authorized Billy Joel concert clothing and tchotchkes yesterday filed a pre-emptive lawsuit against 200 John and Jane Does and "XYZ Company" to keep them from trying to sell Joelware outside the singer's concert next Thursday at Fenway Park.

Defendants John Does 1-100, Jane Does 1-100 and XYZ Company who are sued herein under fictitious names because their true names and capacities are unknown at this time. This complaint will be amended when their true names and capacities are ascertained.

By - 6/17/14 - 8:24 am

Using Oculus Rift headsets, hopefully in the area of Kenmore Square, the Boston Business Journal reports.

By - 5/31/14 - 11:51 pm
Ladder 15 in the Back Bay

Ladder 15 among the BFD trucks looking for source of smoke. Photo by Chris Sasso.

Shortly after 11 p.m., people from North Cambridge and Porter Square to the Fenway, the Back Bay and Roxbury began reporting a strong burning smell. Fire departments in both cities started getting calls; people on the street began asking cops on the beat what that smell was.

By - 5/30/14 - 10:34 pm
Upside down Citgo sign in a Kenmore Square puddle

Eric Andersen had time to reflect on the Citgo sign in Kenmore Square tonight after the downpour stopped.

By - 5/29/14 - 7:05 pm
Milk truck in the window of a Huntington Avenue drug store

Last fall, Marc Hermann juxtaposed old crime and accident photos from the archives of the New York Daily News with photos of the scenes in modern times. The results are wicked cool.

I started thinking Boston would also lend itself to this sort of treatment. In recent days, I've been taking photos of the current scenes where news photographer Leslie Jones and the (generally) anonymous photographers enshrined in the Boston City Archives captured life in Boston back in the day.

By - 5/29/14 - 7:16 am
Dawn over Commonwealth Avenue in Boston

Daniel Guzman watched the sunrise around 5 a.m. from high atop the WBUR studios.

By - 5/22/14 - 3:52 pm

The sound of gunfire outside the Mass. Ave. Orange Line station around 3 p.m. brought police racing, led to the road being shut for the investigation between St. Botolph and Columbus and a halt to Orange Line service as police searched the station for possible shooters.

Police are looking for two men seeing fleeing on bicycles towards St. Botolph. Both were black. One was in a gray hoodie and pedaling on a yellow, 18-speed bike with a plastic rain guard over the rear tire. The other was on a less distinctive bike but was dressed all in red.

By - 5/20/14 - 7:47 pm

The Globe reports John Rosenthal is trying to find a new place for the billboard now that he's sold his Lansdowne Garage to the Red Sox, which don't feel like reminding turnpike motorists of how many people die from gunshot wounds.

By - 5/19/14 - 3:54 pm
Windy Boylston Street in the Fenway

Mediacrity reports she was at her desk when she head a loud noise outside and ran to her window in time to see a worker at Pavement Coffeehouse on Boylston Street in the Fenway struggling with a patio umbrella in a fierce wind.