Fenway

By - 12/7/16 - 5:15 pm
New sign going up in Kenmore Square

MassDOT reports that tomorrow state officials will post a new Rte. 20 marker in Kenmore Square - marking the 3,365 miles to Newport, OR, which make the highway the longest continuous road in the US. Read more.

By - 11/23/16 - 11:23 am
Student with new hoodie

Jerimaih with his new hoodie and hat.

Josie Glauson, a teacher at the Edison School in Brighton, reports somebody did an incredibly nice thing for one of the students at the school this morning: Read more.

By - 11/21/16 - 4:25 pm
Image of tall building near Fenway Park

Gray Monster: Rendering by the Red Sox of proposed building

The Red Sox, the Fenway Civic Association, volunteer groups that look out for the Muddy River and the Emerald Necklace and Berklee College are all raising questions about shadows and winds that could be generated by Trans National Properties' proposed 29-story tower at Charlesgate. Read more.

By - 11/18/16 - 8:53 am
771 Commonwealth Ave.

Outside the scene. Photo by Zef.

Police, including the bomb squad and a SWAT team, arrived around 8:30 a.m. at 771 Commonwealth Ave. The building was emptied and the street shut to both pedestrians and motorists.

BU Today reports police were forced to act after getting what turned out to be hoax calls about a man claiming he was strapped into a booby-trapped room in the building.

The street was re-opened at 9:26 a.m.; firefighters and EMTs were released from the scene.

By - 11/14/16 - 9:56 pm

BLDUP.com reports a developer is eying a one-story Citizens Bank at 560 Commonwealth Ave. - at the intersection with Beacon Street - for a glass-walled hotel with a roof-deck restaurant.

Bank fans need not fret, however - the rendering shows a bank going into the first-floor retail space.

By - 11/10/16 - 6:18 pm

Adam, I hope you'll let me post a thank you to the students of the Boston Consevatory and of Berklee, who I'm assuming are jointly responsible for the chalk graffiti all over Boylston and Mass Ave, and to the Conservatory specifically for the quotations they posted all over their front windows. In a country I no longer feel I know, understand, or belong in, their messages of love, hope, and strength made me feel better and safer than I have felt in days. In my rush I wasn't able to take photos, but I would encourage everyone to go have a look. Hopefully it will lift others' weary spirits as it has mine.

By - 11/10/16 - 4:52 pm

Adam, I hope you'll let me post a thank you to the students of the Boston Consevatory and of Berklee, who I'm assuming are jointly responsible for the chalk graffiti all over Boylston and Mass Ave, and to the Conservatory specifically for the quotations they posted all over their front windows. In a country I no longer feel I know, understand, or belong in, their messages of love, hope, and strength made me feel better and safer than I have felt in days. In my rush I wasn't able to take photos, but I would encourage everyone to go have a look. Hopefully it will lift others' weary spirits as it has mine.

By - 11/9/16 - 11:16 am
Car and trolley on Commonwealth Avenue

Emily shows us why the Green Line came to a standstill shortly after 11 a.m.

By - 11/2/16 - 10:12 am

The Huntington News reports on a Suffolk Superior Court lawsuit by a Northeastern student.

By - 10/25/16 - 5:04 pm

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.

Today, building management sent out a memo to residents reminding them that: Read more.

By - 10/22/16 - 7:35 am

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.

By - 10/20/16 - 5:19 pm

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.

By - 10/17/16 - 12:10 pm

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)

By - 10/17/16 - 10:04 am
Commonwealth Avenue in Boston at sunrise

Jonathan Levitt was up and at 'em on Commonwealth Avenue this morning.

By - 10/13/16 - 9:52 pm

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.

By - 10/11/16 - 9:20 am

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.

By - 10/3/16 - 3:57 pm

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.

By - 9/29/16 - 1:59 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports an otherwise routine budget bill got a last-minute addition that would name the Brookline Avenue bridge near Fenway Park the David Ortiz Bridge. Read more.

By - 9/25/16 - 8:10 pm

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?

By - 9/22/16 - 8:46 am

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.