Playing at the House of Blues tonight, Guster figured the audience would want to keep track of the Patriots score, so they had a guy in a Bruschi jersey come on stage to update the crowd, as roving UHub photographer and Guster and Pats fan Garrett Quinn reports. Read more.
Chris Ruker came across this ultimate example of Storrowing at the Fenway exit around 1:45 p.m. Note that the truck not only got storrowed, it flipped over and was completely destroyed.
A man who watched his son get sentenced yesterday to up to 18 years in prison for following a woman home from the Fenway Star Market and raping her now faces a criminal charge of his own after he allegedly began yelling at the victim in "a hostile verbal confrontation" in the courtroom, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
A guy who followed a man who'd dated his ex into the men's room at Eastern Standard, burst into the stall the man was in and beat him up has been banned from the 528 Commonwealth Ave. restaurant, a manager told the Boston Licensing Board this morning. Read more.
The Unleashed By Petco store on New Edgerly Rd (across from Symphony Whole Foods and Symphony Hall) will close permanently on January 26, according to the man standing on the sidewalk holding a sale sign. Everything in store is currently 10-40% off, including pet food.
During rush hour on one of the busiest travel days of the year, a driver for Bob's Furniture decided to get on Storrow Drive outbound. It did not end well, at least for all the other drivers behind him. The Bob's guy, at least, did manage to stop before he storrowed his truck to smithereens at the BU Bridge. Read more.
A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Michael Purpura, 38, of Westwood on rape and strangulation charges for an attack in September of 2014, in which he followed a woman home to her Queensberry Street apartment from the Fenway Star Market, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
A local developer and a California company told the BPDA this week they plan to replace the old Boston Cab garage on Kilmarnock Street and another low-slung building across the street with two towers housing a total of roughly 400 residential units. Read more.
The approval includes creation of new theater space in the tower for the Huntington Theatre Co., which would lease the space for $1 a year. The theater company now needs to raise roughly $70 million to outfit the space.
The Boston City Council today unanimously backed a plan to tear down the current Boston Arts Academy on Ipswich Street in the Fenway and replace it with a $124.8-million school that will feature actual practice space for the school's music and dance students and where teachers will no longer have to use restrooms as storage spaces. Read more.
The MBTA reports "minor" delays on three of the four Green Line branches due to a daisy-pushing trolley at Kenmore Square.
The Boston Business Journal reports a developer wants to replace the Shell station at 1241 Boylston St., at Ipswich, with an eight-story hotel. With the recent closing of the Gulf station at Park Drive (snapped up by Star Market), the proposal would leave that Boylston Street with just one gas station - a Sunoco across from the Shell.
Maureen Rogers recounts taking in a trio of Irish hurling matches at Fenway yesterday.
For the first half of the Galway-Dublin match, we tried to figure out the rules by just watching. My brother Rick, who played pretty much every American sport growing up, was able to pick up on some of the rules as we went along, figuring out the difference between a 1 point play, a 3 point play, and a 5 point score, and picking up on the fact that there seemed to be some sort of rule similar to dribbling with respect to how long you could hold the sliotar (the ball) in your hand. But at half time we gave up and went to the Google. It was just too much of a struggle to try to guess what would be called a foul. Apparently, whacking someone in the head with a hurley is perfectly okay.
Looks like not all the water fountains in Boston got turned off before the first freeze, based on reports filed with the city 311 system over the past couple of days. Read more.
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