Fenway

By - 8/16/17 - 9:13 am

MassDOT reports that as of 5 a.m., the Commonwealth Avenue bridge over the turnpike is open again and Green Line trolleys are going hither and yon and life is just back to normal and all.

By - 8/13/17 - 1:05 pm

MassDOT reports that the complete re-opening of the Commonwealth Avenue bridge near the BU Bridge has been delayed for several days due to grouting taking longer than expected and the need to hold off pouring some concrete because of recent rains.

Weather permitting, trolley service on the MBTA Green Line B-Branch and private vehicle access to the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge and Boston University Bridge and local roadways will resume by the middle of the upcoming week.

By - 8/10/17 - 12:22 pm

Boston Magazine, whose writers can see the place from their office windows, reports that restaurant operator Douglas Bacon is getting closer to re-opening the long closed Symphony 8 on Westland Avenue under a new name: The Westland. Read more.

By - 8/7/17 - 10:07 pm

Edge Media reports the death of the longtime Avalon DJ.

By - 8/6/17 - 10:36 pm

MassDOT reports it's returning the turnpike in Allston to the full four lanes in both directions tomorrow morning, three weeks ahead of schedule.

The news is not quite as good for people who drive on the road above the turnpike - or take the Green Line, though: Work there to replace half of the Commonwealth Avenue bridge will continue through next week.

By - 8/1/17 - 9:46 am
Couple together since 1961 at Fenway Park

Marla M. spotted this pair of lovebirds at Fenway Park last night.

Copyright Marla M. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 7/31/17 - 9:11 am
Commonwealth Avenue bridge work under way

Photographynatalia took a look at the construction work on Comm. Ave. where it crosses the turnpike yesterday as workers begin to replace half the bridge (with the other half to get replaced next year).

If you normally drive/ride over the bridge, how was your commute this morning? Read more.

By - 7/30/17 - 10:54 am

Jacquelyn Goddard at MassDOT shows us some of the work to replace half the Commonwealth Avenue bridge in front of the BU Bridge over the next three weeks.

Earlier, John McLachlan took a look at where the Green Line used to be:

By - 7/26/17 - 9:30 pm
Workers getting Comm. Ave. bridge ready to be blocked

Workers gearing up to shut off traffic. Photo by Greg Hum.

The long awaited, little anticipated shutdown of the Comm. Ave. bridge began at 9 p.m., affecting motorists, Green Line and bus riders, Worcester Line riders and the braver souls heading to Springfield and Chicago on Amtrak. Boston Magazine runs down the details of the work, which the state says is pretty necessary on account of the bridge falling apart.

By - 7/26/17 - 12:11 pm

MassArt, which says it was unaware some of its ads were showing up on Breitbart, said today it will work with its ad networks to stop that. Read more.

By - 7/22/17 - 7:09 pm
Unsettled plate on Commonwealth Avenue bridge

Boston firefighters are at the Comm Ave. bridge inbound over the turnpike and the Worcester Line train tracks, where some large steel plates over a construction zone have settled too much, leading to concern they might give way. MassDOT engineers have been requested to the scene.

By - 7/20/17 - 5:31 pm
Flipped truck on Storrow Drive

Kevin couldn't help but notice the flipped, storrowed box truck outbound by the Fenway/Kenmore exit on Storrow Drive around 5 p.m. (although seems the flipping happened a little after 4).

By - 7/10/17 - 9:54 am

Boston University, which has a campus split by the infamously decaying span, has hired a company that sets up cameras to record construction jobs to time-lapse the heck out of the bridge now that the state has begun to replace it (how is the shrunken turnpike under the bridge doing?).

By - 7/9/17 - 10:18 am
Dawn over the Citgo sign

Ryan Murphy got up early on a Sunday to watch the sun come up.

By - 6/30/17 - 9:25 am
Well cap

The Boston Sun reports on a pilot project by the Boston Groundwater Trust to use Bluetooth-enabled well caps and a mobile app to better monitor the levels of groundwater that keep the wooden pilings that support hundreds of buildings in the Back Bay, the South End, the Fenway and Beacon Hill from collapsing. Read more.

By - 6/26/17 - 3:21 pm
Proposed Huntington Avenue tower

Architect's rendering. See it larger.

The owner of the Huntington Avenue block that includes the old BU Theatre says it will sell the theater building to the group that now runs it for $1 in exchange for city permission to build a 32-story building with 426 residential units atop two adjoining parcels. Read more.

By - 6/18/17 - 10:11 am

Joy of Sox recounts the Gamblers' Riot, 100 years ago today.

By - 6/17/17 - 3:02 pm
Bus parked off Brookline Avenue for Dead and Company concert at Fenway

Roving UHub photographer Jeff Maker reports Dead fans are pouring into the area around Fenway Park in advance of tonight's and tomorrow's Dead & Company concerts. This bus is parked next to 61 Brookline Ave.

By - 6/17/17 - 10:25 am

But the Boston Sun reports some nearby residents question the need for yet another liquor store in the area.