The Boston Business Journal reports outgoing Mayor Tom Menino has agreed to designate the area in front of the Boston Garden "blighted" so that he can give the Garden and developers a multimillion tax break for developing in such a horrid area - and the right to make one of their proposed towers 45 stories, to be filled with luxury residential units.... Read more
The Boston Business Journal reports the owners of the Garden have asked the BRA for Liberty Mutual-style tax breaks because
damnit, they deserve it the fact they've failed to build anything on what is now a parking lot, a high water table on land near the Charles and Harbor and the presence of the Green and Orangle Lines means the land is blighted and... Read more
The Globe reports on a forum in Dorchster last night, in which Barros, former head of the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative, compared the law-enforcement response to the Amy Lord murder with the response to murders in Roxbury.
The Boston Business Journal reports on the latest proposal over the past couple decades by the owners of the Garden for the parking lot where the Garden used to be - a mixed-use development with a 45-story tower and two shorter buildings.
The City Council on Wednesday considers an ordinance that would ban children under 16 from any cage-fighting matches that make their way to Boston - unless the kids are accompanied by a parent.
City Council President Steve Murphy had originally proposed an ordinance that would bar everybody under 18 from the matches, with no exceptions. Murphy cites not just spurting blood and violence but the... Read more
Don't be knuckleheads, Ed Davis tells fans getting ready to throng the Garden tonight.
I ask that you celebrate a win or loss with the pride and class that our team and our city deserves.
Davis has a special word for any college students left in town: Act up, and your school will have a word with you.... Read more
WBUR reports on plans to finally hide that ugly blank front wall of the Garden with two mixed-use buildings featuring retail space, offices and, of course, 500 luxury apartments and a 200-room hotel.
A thronging mass of screaming teens from Braintree raised hell all the way from South Station to North Station on their way to the Garden for a basketball game, commuters report.
Some of the kids, heading to the Braintree High girls' championship game against Central Catholic, smashed a Green Line window at Park Street.
The Globe reports the owners of the Boston Garden are finally looking to make good on plans - approved in the 1980s - to put something in front of the arena. Specifically, they're considering two 400-foot towers featuring, naturally, lots of luxury apartments, along with a Target and a Stop & Shop.... Read more
The Herald reports on a BRA filing by the developer of the planned Nashua Street Residences.
Updated: Authorities now say woman was cut by tap handle, not broken mug handle.
A Medford man is due for arraignment today for an incident at last night's Madonna concert, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Jeffrey Jansen, 37, was arrested at the Garden after, the DA's office days, he got so angry that a woman got served a beer before him at a... Read more
Garden officials revealed that fact at a hearing before the Boston Licensing Board today.
"There's significantly more beer drinking at Bruins games than at Celtics games," one Garden official told the board.
Of course, the officials and their high-priced lawyer from Ropes & Gray did not make their way to the eighth floor of City Hall just to discuss relative beer consumption. They were there... Read more
Today's the 40th anniversary of a Rolling Stones concert at the Garden that almost didn't happen. On their way to the show, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards got into a scuffle with a photographer at TF Green Airport and wound up in jail. As thousands of hopped-up Stones fans waited at the Garden and Stevie Wonder played on and on, Boston Mayor Kevin White... Read more
Colin Steele shows us what the Garden looks like without banners, thanks to the NCAA, which both required the Bruins and Celtics banners be taken out for their March Madness games and put their own parquet on the floor, because God forbid college players get the chance to say they've been on the most famous floor in basketball.
Boston Police report arresting the pair yesterday.
Cherie Devotie, 24, of New York, and Equcon Milling, 32, of New Jersey, were arrested after officers on a walking beat:
Observed both suspects in possession of multiple tickets. Officers confiscated the tickets after confirming with Garden officials that the tickets were counterfeit.
Police said fans should only buy tickets from official outlets, such as the Garden... Read more
The T says it's beefing up service on Saturday for the Bruins victory parade, which kicks off at 11 a.m. at the Garden.
All four subway lines will run at "near rush hour" schedules during the day. The T says it will also have extra orange-vested workers stationed throughout the system to help riders unfamiliar with how to use CharlieCards or get to the parade... Read more