Boston firefighters had to rush to the luxury Fenway Triangle Trilogy apartment complex on Brookline Avenue early this morning to douse flames in the underground trash room - and, naturally, they couldn't let residents back in until they'd done a thorough inspection to make sure there weren't any hidden embers or hot spots.
On Oct. 21, 1996, after nearly a foot of rain, the Muddy River overflowed its banks and poured into the Riverside Line tunnel into the T stop.
Today, the T is stocked with sandbags, which workers pile in front of the portal whenever it looks like the normally sedate Muddy River might overflow again. And the current work along the Muddy River is aimed in large part at preventing another flood like that one.
Developer John Rosenthal bounded up to the microphone at the BPDA board meeting this afternoon: "I'm baaack!"
"We are truly ready to go" with the $580-million Fenway Center project, Rosenthal said. Construction on the two initial buildings, itself a $230-million job involving, among other things, 313 residential units, should begin this spring, Rosenthal said. Read more.
The Swellesley Report tells us that Boloco will close its Wellesley and Natick locations this Wednesday, October 19, turning the locations over to b.good. Boloco CEO John Pepper wrote a long letter to his MetroWest customers.
Boloco is also closing its Northeastern University location on Huntington Avenue, as well as its stores in Burlington, VT and Concord, NH. These also will become b.good.
(hat tip to Boston Reddit for bringing all of this information together)
Jonathan Levitt was up and at 'em on Commonwealth Avenue this morning.
A woman walking along Agassiz Road around 9:40 p.m. was robbed by a man and a woman, both black, both in their late 20s. The man was about 5'8" and wore a black vest, the woman wore a red sweater, a black vest and glasses. They ran along the Fenway towards the MFA.
Shortly before 9 p.m. yesterday, an aggrieved citizen filed a complaint:
Several Cleveland Indians are chewing tobacco in violation of the city ordinance banning tobacco in parks including Fenway Park.
William Brownsberger (D-2nd Suffolk and Middlesex, which includes Allston/Brighton and the Fenway), writes today he will vote no on Question 2, which would allow for more charter schools in the state, in part because he fears Boston's unique makeup could lead to a destabilization of its public-school system if the measure passed. Read more.
Earlier today, 376 Northeastern students got low to the ground, made like crabs and moved backwards in unison, as a representative from the Guinness Book of World Records sternly watched and counted and then gave them all a large certificate proving they had just set a world record for mass crab walking, at least by humans.
So far, the only photos I've found are of students getting ready to get on the ground and then posing afterwards with the certificate. Anybody have any crabby photos?
The Huntington News reports a male Northeastern student who got to Skyping with a woman he met on Facebook disrobed for her - after which she demanded $500 to not send the photo to his friends. And another student told campus police a guy who said his son was in the morgue convinced the student to give him $600 - but that wasn't enough because now the guy is calling him asking for more.
The MFA is hosting the first of four all-night
raves "mfaNOW" contemporary-art events that includes dancing and "food trucks and lawn games, live music and DJs, lectures, artist demonstrations, performance art."
Only problem is more people showed up than the museum expected/can handle ... Read more.
Luisa LaSalle watched the sun come up over the Charles from the BU Bridge this morning.
UPDATE: The restaurant has passed a re-inspection and is open for business again.
A Boston health inspector yesterday shut the McDonald's at 540 Commonwealth Ave. because of a broken sewage drain that left the restaurant's basement covered in the sort of liquid that would pour out of a sewage pipe at a busy burger joint. Read more.
The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters recovered a body from the river near where it enters the Charles around 2:45 p.m.
Where to go for date night dinner in Fenway area?
Drew Starr reports the owners of the Burren want to move into the Pad Thai Cafe space at 1116 Boylston St. and turn it into a jazz club and restaurant.
- 1 of 55
- next â€º