Nicole Levay noticed this sign outside Old West Church on Cambridge Street today.
The Boston Licensing Board today gave Rock City Pizza, 568 Cambridge St., permission to stay open until 2 a.m. - and deliver until 3 a.m.
The pizza place had previously had to close at 1 a.m.
At a hearing yesterday, the pizza place's owner said the public need for the later hours comes from the repeated requests he's been getting from customers for later food - especially from people wandering by from nearby bars that have later closing times. He noted he's also right down the street from St. Elizabeth's Hospital.
An agonized citizen files a 311 complaint about the ludicrous spotlights at St. Joseph Preparatory High School on Cambridge Street:
St Josephs has spot lights that are so bright that shades and blackout curtains don't block them out. Please force them to put blinders on them that point the light down at their driveways and parking lot's instead of peoples windows.
The Boston Licensing Board yesterday granted a license to a wine store proposed for Charles River Plaza off Cambridge Street.
At a hearing Wednesday, nearby liquor stores and some residents opposed the VinodiVino outlet, saying it would prove unfair competition for locally owned shops and that the eight liquor stores within a half-mile radius could already meet residents' wine needs. VinodiVino attorney Dennis Quilty, however, countered market considerations should not be part of the board's calculus on deciding on a license.
An upscale wine store that wants to move into a Cambridge Street mall uncorked opposition from neighboring liquor stores and some residents at a Boston Licensing Board hearing today.
VinodiVino, which already has stores in Brookline, Newton and Needham, wants a license to open in Charles River Plaza, within feet of the existing Simmons Liquor and Jobi Liquors.
VinodiVino attorney Dennis Quilty said the area needs an all wine store that can provide the sort of service an area such as Beacon Hill and the West End deserves.
A car wound up sideways on Cambridge Street shortly before 7 a.m. Maria Elena Cruz captured the scene around 7:20.
BostonPoop reports on a collision this morning:
Some guy just crashed into a RotoRooter vehicle on Cambridge Street. Looks like their day just went down the drain.
City Councilor Josh Zakim says he doesn't hate lawyers - he's one himself - but he says he concerned that too many professionals are taking over street-level storefronts on Charles Street and the Beacon Hill side of Cambridge Street and wants to try to slow the process.
Zakim, who represents most of Beacon Hill, wants to make professional offices a "conditional" use on the two streets. The proposal would still let the agents and brokers move in, but only after a hearing before the Zoning Board of Appeals.
Another water main burst this afternoon, this time under Bowdoin Street on Beacon Hill, buckling the roadway and sending a flood down the hill onto Cambridge Street, which had to be shut as well. At least this time, no bus or truck got eaten.
Brian D'Amico, who took the video, also posted photos of the watery mess.
Look what Jose Rios spotted turning onto Cambridge Street from Court today. No word if it was being pursued by Libyans. Hmm, you think MakerBot could print us up a flux capacitor?
Pedestrian safety, physically separated cycle tracks, and opposition to a proposed fence were front-and-center last night in Allston at a Massachusetts Department of Transportation meeting about the reconstruction of Cambridge Street between Harvard Avenue and Lincoln Street.
More than 150 people attended the meeting, including Allston residents, business owners and transportation experts. Many wore stickers that read "Union Square to the Charles River:" A common theme was that MassDOT and the city of Boston, which both own parts of the road, need to come together on a plan to improve all of the Cambridge Street.
Airbags deployed and at least one person was taken away in an ambulance when several vehicles somehow managed to collide shortly after 7:30 a.m. at Cambridge Street and Harvard Avenue.
OrbitalHalcyon took this and other photos.
Today's the last day for filing comments on the state's proposed two-year redo of the Cambridge Street overpass and the Franklin Street pedestrian bridge. Some people aren't all that happy with the current proposal, and think the state could do better to make it safer for pedestrians to get across the turnpike and train tracks. They even have a petition to attach your name to.
Update: The Globe reports the victim, 12, died.
A pedestrian was hit by a van shortly after 7 a.m. on Cambridge Street near the intersection with Brighton Avenue, right by the fire station. Scott Eisen reports the person was in "traumatic arrest," which is not a good sign.
Traffic quickly gridlocked as police closed streets to allow EMTs to care for the victim and so that they could investigate what happened.
An irate citizen complains:
Marjorie Arons-Barron reports on an incident near Charles Circle yesterday involving ten kids on bicycles riding abreast on Cambridge Street, and an increasingly impatient driver who finally had enough:
Channel 4 reports you can look down through the sidewalk to the train tracks below - where trains have been ordered to slow down to minimize vibrations on the decrepit span.
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