Fenway

By - 9/28/14 - 8:19 pm

Update, 9:15 p.m. NStar reports more than 2,500 customers in Boston and Brookline have no power.

An NStar transformer in an underground vault along Beacon Street self-immolated shortly before 8 p.m., plunging many of the blocks around into darkness. Power in both Boston and Brookline was affected; fire officials refrained from exclaiming "oy, the vault!" but they were probably thinking it.

The outage... Read more

By - 9/28/14 - 1:06 pm

The BSO posted these clips from Andris Nelsons's debut as its music director.

By - 9/25/14 - 8:43 am
Storrowed truck at Bowker Overpass

Ric Duarte was among commuters who had plenty of time this morning to consider the impressive sardine-canning of a truck whose driver learned the Bowker Overpass is not meant for his ilk.

Antoinette Antonio reports the box truck is wedged in nice and tight, so it's going to take some work to get it out.

State Police report the driver suffered minor injuries.... Read more

By - 9/20/14 - 10:29 am
Baby heads drawings outside the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston

Viewsnortheast photographed some sidewalk drawings of the giant baby heads outside the MFA the other day. They just went on and on.

Copyright Viewsnortheast. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 9/17/14 - 8:42 am

Blauer Manufacturing, based in the Fenway, holds two patents on a lightweight system for concealed armor for police and is suing a New York competitor it alleges sells a product that violates the patents.

In a lawsuit filed this week in US District Court in Boston, Blauer wants a judge to order Spiewak to stop selling the competing product forthwith and... Read more

By - 9/10/14 - 11:21 am

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let the owner of the fire-ravaged TC's Lounge on Haviland sell the liquor license to a company that plans a restaurant and music venue in the new Berklee tower on Mass. Ave.

Jeremiah Tracy, manager of the proposed Boston Beats, said he's hoping to recreate the best of the old Wally's - a place where Berklee... Read more

By - 9/5/14 - 12:55 pm

Northeastern University Police report that two students were mugged in the area of Albert and Ruggles streets between 9 and 11 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday.

In both cases, the attacker approached the students, struck up a conversation, then demanded their valuables.

Although no weapons were shown in either incident, the suspect indicated he had one.

Northeastern University Police say they are stepping... Read more

By - 9/5/14 - 12:11 pm

A fed-up citizen who lives on Gainsborough Street in the Fenway complains:

Unit 105 have been renting out his condo to people online on a nightly bases! The people staying are completely random! This a quite neighborhood with long term residents something needs to be down about this! This is a residential neighborhood not a hotel! Security for our building has been compromised. Leaving

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By - 9/5/14 - 7:54 am

The Daily Free Press reports the Hotel Commonwealth in Kenmore Square has re-done one of its suits in homage to BU:

It includes a giant graphic mural of Rhett … a photo montage of archival Boston University news clippings and a ‘Wall of Fame’ headboard. The school gave priceless guidance on tailoring the room to appeal to Boston University alumni, students, faculty and

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By - 9/4/14 - 9:17 am

The Tech reports the Institute announced the new ban yesterday, after determining that non-MIT student who fell out a window at a Bay State Road fraternity was "intoxicated" despite an MIT ban on liquor at rush-week events.

City officials last year basically banned parties at MIT's Boston frats after an MIT student fell through a skylight.

In April, MIT suspended Delta... Read more

By - 9/4/14 - 8:51 am

Photos from BPD.

Northeastern University Police say the woman was walking down Huntington early this morning when the man attacked her and dragged her into an alley next to 578 Huntington Ave.

Police report the attacker fled when the woman screamed and nearby security officers arrived to investigate. Boston Police were called around 4:20 a.m.

The suspect is described as black, in his 20s, 6/2" and 180... Read more

By - 9/2/14 - 4:40 pm
Rainstorm on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston

Michael captured the sun shower along Comm. Ave. at BU around 4:30 p.m.:

Rain going crazy. Sun shining, absolute downpour.

By - 9/1/14 - 2:55 pm
Ticket on illegally parked car in Boston

Sgt. Lucas Taxter from district D-4 is helping to keep the streets clear around Northeastern today. He reports:

After witnessing mother/daughter move-in's from MI untie & toss the No Parking sign the officer did the right thing.

By - 9/1/14 - 2:52 pm

The Globe reports on an incident last night at ol' Lambda Chi Alpha. The woman was a student, but not at MIT. She fell one floor onto a second-floor roof.

You may recall how the Boston Licensing Board basically banned parties at MIT frats on this side of the river after that kid fell four stories through a skylight at another... Read more

By - 8/26/14 - 3:49 pm

Roxbury, MA – It is election season for Massachusetts residents! There are so many important issues that need to be addressed. Whether it be violence in the community, education, the economy, or green energy, everyone needs to be heard. For the first time, the Young Professionals Network of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts (YPNULEM) is hosting a series entitled “Candid Conversations”. During this series,... Read more

By - 8/22/14 - 8:00 pm

Maybe the City Council didn't go far enough in banning that smartphone app that lets drivers hand off parking spaces to other users. Nam Le reports:

WTF, just saw a graybeard in a polo doing his own Haystack by hawking his space for $20 on Boylston outside Machine.

He adds:

I think he had an Infiniti SUV. Wish I knew if the

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By - 8/20/14 - 11:29 am

Sgt. Luke Taxter at District D-4 reports that late Sunday or early Monday, somebody broke into a '95 Taurus parked on Ipswich Street in the Fenway and stole the owner's manual - but didn't take a GPS or phone that were also in the car.

By - 8/19/14 - 10:01 am

The Boston Licensing Board last week decided that Fenway Park was not to blame for a fan falling two stories down an elevator shaft after a May game and that the Green Dragon near Faneuil Hall was equally blameless for the death of a man due to an apparent heroin overdose in its men's room.

After hearings on both matters, the board ruled... Read more

By - 8/18/14 - 10:10 am
Green Lime riders in Kenmore Square.

Mister Jon captured the scene in Kenmore Square, where refugees streamed out of the Green Line after a trolley derailed.

By - 8/14/14 - 10:35 am
Rental truck stuck on Storrow Drive

Tim McCann shows us just how cute Penske trucks are when playing hide and seek on Storrow Drive.

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