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By - 7/7/15 - 6:40 pm

Brian D'Amico reports Boston firefighters and state troopers recovered a body from the water at Charlesgate East around 6:30 p.m. - after getting a report about 15 minutes earlier that somebody had jumped into the river.

Last year, crews recovered a total of three bodies from the same general location.

By - 7/7/15 - 6:27 pm

The Museum of Fine Arts reports it's responding to complaints about cultural appropriation and banning the weekly wearing of kimonos in front of Monet's La Japonaise.

Last week, protesters stood with signs in front of the painting protesting non-Japanese people being allowed to put on a kimono as cultural racism. In a statement today, the museum says: Read more.

By - 7/1/15 - 9:11 pm
Don't wear that kimono

A roving UHub photographer reports the MFA had this "try on a kimono" event this evening - that got crashed by a man and a woman who tried to convince participants they were being racists by trying on kimonos or even just looking at paintings of people in kimonos - by participating in "yellowface." He was not impressed: Read more.

By - 6/28/15 - 1:55 pm

Ashley spotted these flowers in front of a Fenway apartment building, wonders what kind they are.

By - 6/23/15 - 8:50 pm
Amazing sky over Fenway park

Curt Nickisch watched the sunset at Fenway tonight.

Of course, it wasn't just over Fenway that the sunset was amazing.

Rachel Anne Miller took in the sunset over Kendall Square: Read more.

By - 6/19/15 - 3:09 pm
Laboy

A Somerville man who used his Facebook page to talk about death, weapons and what part of his body police and federal marshals could suck was shot dead by police on the Silber Footbridge today after, officials say, he came at officers with a knife and refused their orders to drop it. Read more.

By - 6/10/15 - 11:13 am

UPDATE: They got the license.

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to grant an all alcohol license to Target for the new store the chain says will open July 22 at Boylston and Kilmarnock.

The four-story store will be the first East Coast CityTarget, aimed at nearby residents who arrive on foot, rather than in a car.

Target attorney Joseph Devlin said the Fenway is ideal for that, given all the residential development along Boylston. He said the neighborhood's existing liquor outlets, which includes the Boylston Star Market, have not kept pace with the demand.

Devlin said the alcoholic beverages, in a single aisle near housewares, will be aimed at people stocking up for parties or events, rather than the sort of people looking for a quick buzz. The store will not sell 40s, nips or pints, he said.

The proposal was supports by the mayor and city councilors Josh Zakim, Ayanna Pressley, Michael Flaherty, Michelle Wu and Steve Murphy. Nobody spoke in opposition.

By - 5/26/15 - 12:08 pm
Blue Angels over Kenmore Square

Sam Ditzion watched the Blue Angels fly over Kenmore Square.

MadTy got a closeup:

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By - 5/20/15 - 11:01 am
Colorful inflatable thing on the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Jess Idres shows us what's sprouted on one side of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. As the museum explains:

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By - 5/16/15 - 10:38 pm

Around 10:20 p.m. in the Fens near Park Drive and Jersey Street.

Both suspects were black and wore dark hoodies; one was about 5'10" and the other about 5'8". One pointed a gun, the other a Taser.

By - 5/9/15 - 9:21 am
Tree faces in the Fenway near the MFA

Bettlebrox ran across this tree art in the Fens behind the MFA the other day.

Posted under this Creative Commons license and in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 5/6/15 - 10:57 pm
Back Bay Fens fire

Firefighters responded to the Back Bay Fens shortly before 10:50 p.m. after the Fens caught on fire, as they seem to do every spring, in the area between the BFD dispatch building and Boylston Street. The fire was reported knocked down shortly after 11.

By - 5/5/15 - 6:41 pm
Cars going nowhere fast on the Massachusetts Turnpike in downtown Boston

Going nowhere fast on the turnpike. Photo by Jed Hresko.

UPDATE: Around 6:50 p.m., people stuck in a garage at 125 High St. called 911 to complain of the fumes; police were helpless in the face of downtown-wide gridlock.

A multi-car crash on the turnpike westbound near Kenmore Square shortly after 5 p.m. quickly jammed the turnpike out of town and then all the roads leading to it downtown. At 6:30 p.m., State Police reported one lane was still shut due to the crash.

By - 5/5/15 - 7:58 am

David Weinberger reports on an encounter with a trash-bag-laden Dukakis outside Wheelock College yesterday:

He chatted me up: My name, what I do, etc. I complimented him on setting such an example. When I beat him to a ruptured styrofoam coffee cup, he offered to throw it out for me, but I instead relieved him of some of the trash he was carrying because Mike Dukakis.

By - 5/5/15 - 6:38 am
Sunseet at Fenway Park in Boston

Jeff Tamagini watched the sun go down on Fenway Park (not the Sox season) last night.

By - 5/4/15 - 7:02 am
Blooming cherry trees in Somerville

Ocschwar enjoyed some flowering trees in Conway Park in Somerville the other day.

Over in the Fenway, meanwhile, Views of the Northeast took in the Art in Bloom exhibit at the MFA (more info on the show). Read more

By - 4/30/15 - 6:41 pm
Forlorn mama goose in the Fenway

Hillary spotted this poor mother goose in the Fenway today, along with a sign from an outraged person about how her eggs have been stolen and demanding justice for mother, now resorting to sitting on tennis balls and apples, apparently.

By - 4/30/15 - 5:04 pm
Flipped car on Huntington Avenue in Boston

Kyle happened upon bystanders trying to help the driver of a car that flipped on Huntington Avenue at St. Alphonsus around 4:45 p.m., before firefighters and EMTs arrived.

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