Park Square

By - 3/9/15 - 4:04 pm

Rise is announcing it will shut for good at the end of April.

As many of you know, our lease expired several years ago and we have been open since on borrowed time.

It’s been an amazing run of over 16 years which is rare in the club business and even rarer for a club that never served a drop of alcohol. ...


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By - 12/18/14 - 6:35 am

The Globe reports state officials are working on a plan to empty the Transportation Building in Park Square and build a new transportation complex as part of the Tremont Crossing mixed-use development across the street from Boston Police headquarters on Tremont Street. The move would jump start that project and free up the Park Square building for redevelopment.

The BRA has a vaguely...Read more

By - 9/1/14 - 1:57 pm
Labor Day parade in Boston's Park Square.

Leslie Jones photographed the Labor Day parade through Park Square in 1920, back when "Labor Day Parades were common."

Photo from the BPL's Leslie Jones collection used under this Creative Commons license.Read more

By - 10/1/13 - 7:47 am

The Boston Business Journal reports the Boston Licensing Board rejected a proposed 1 a.m. closing time for a restaurant in the former Renaissance charter-school building because we can't have restaurants in that area staying open that late.

In fairness to residents, the developer of the school-to-apartments project did promise them any restaurant in the building would be open no later than 12:30 a.m., but...Read more

By - 8/14/13 - 9:54 am

The Globe reports Saunders, whose family owns the Park Plaza Hotel, had one of her minions wrangle a valet space for one in front of her office so that she wouldn't have to mix with the hoi polloi when she got out of her Cadillac for work.

Dang Globe sic'ed a reporter to verbally and physically assault her (she claims, in a police report)...Read more

By - 12/14/12 - 10:17 am

Old Boston train station

The Boston Public Library's posted this ad for the Providence and Boston train station that once sat where Columbus Avenue today enters Park Square - and which replaced an even older station. Note on this map that its tracks crossed the line...Read more

By - 4/20/10 - 1:13 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday what to do about an incident at a Park Square bar Jan. 1 that left a Flyers fan in the ICU and his son under arrest.

Brian Leonardo and his wife Margaret told the board this morning that bouncers at MJ O'Connor's, 27 Columbus Ave., choked him into unconsciousness after a rowdy but good natured verbal battle between Flyers...Read more

By - 3/4/10 - 9:07 am

Abdel Abla, a waiter at Maggiano's Little Italy, 4 Columbus Ave., yesterday filed suit against its parent company, alleging it charges gratuities to private parties that aren't turned over to food servers.

The suit, filed in US District Court in Boston against Brinker Restaurant Corp. said this violates the Massachusetts tip law and the state's minimum-wage law, because restaurants are only allowed to pay workers...Read more

By - 6/11/07 - 12:47 pm

Boston Police report on an incident on Lubec Street in East Boston Sunday morning: A woman rolled up her window at 72 Lubec St. and started screaming at a landscaper that he was making too much noise for a Sunday. Then a man at 85 Lubec St joined the chorus - using a black object to make his point. The landscaper, fearing he was...Read more