Kenmore Square

By - 9/5/14 - 7:54 am

The Daily Free Press reports the Hotel Commonwealth in Kenmore Square has re-done one of its suits in homage to BU:

It includes a giant graphic mural of Rhett … a photo montage of archival Boston University news clippings and a ‘Wall of Fame’ headboard. The school gave priceless guidance on tailoring the room to appeal to Boston University alumni, students, faculty and

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By - 8/18/14 - 10:10 am
Green Lime riders in Kenmore Square.

Mister Jon captured the scene in Kenmore Square, where refugees streamed out of the Green Line after a trolley derailed.

By - 7/10/14 - 1:33 pm

An arbitrator recently ruled that an MBTA bus driver kept telling such dramatically different stories about how her bus came to hit a BTD supervisor and several parked cars in Kenmore Square that the T was within its rights to fire her.

The T fired Lataria Milton not long after the Aug. 9, 2012 incident, in which Milton's bus hit the supervisor and the... Read more

By - 6/17/14 - 8:24 am

Using Oculus Rift headsets, hopefully in the area of Kenmore Square, the Boston Business Journal reports.

By - 5/30/14 - 10:34 pm
Upside down Citgo sign in a Kenmore Square puddle

Eric Andersen had time to reflect on the Citgo sign in Kenmore Square tonight after the downpour stopped.

By - 4/23/14 - 1:02 pm
Wired woman

Photo by Roza Yarchun. See it larger.

Jim Sullivan and his wife, Roza Yarchun, were on the way to the Sox game last night, when they spotted this seemingly incapacitated woman, just lying there in Kenmore Square. He reports:

This is Gina, who took this position outside the Santander bank in Kenmore Square before the Sox-Yankees game Tuesday. She was videoed by her friend Christina. Both are students at the Art

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By - 3/11/14 - 5:05 pm

WCVB reports the MBTA has found no track or signal problems on the Green Line between Kenmore and Fenway and that its attention is now focused on the driver, who was taken off the job following yesterday's D Line derailment.

By - 3/10/14 - 12:39 pm
Derailed trolley

The first car of an outbound Riverside trolley derailed shortly after 12:30 p.m., hitting a tunnel wall.

Boston EMS reports ten people injured.

Three people with injuries were able to walk out of the tunnel near Fenway station; a third was put on a backboard to be carried out by firefighters. The rest were put on the rear trolley, which was disengaged from... Read more

By - 2/27/14 - 8:23 am

As of 8:20 a.m.: A Red Line train flatlined at Ashmont around 6:20. An Orange Line train gave up the ghost in Malden around 7. Another Red Line train began pining for the fjords somewhere on the Braintree Line around 7:20. A Green Line trolley met St. Peter at Harvard Avenue around 7:50. Another Green Line trolley put both feet in the grave around 8... Read more

By - 2/2/14 - 10:50 am

Boston Police report that officers responding to a report of a large fight on the fourth floor of the Hotel Buckminster in Kenmore Square late Friday arrested a Roxbury man packing a loaded gun and a Dorchester man carrying a large kitchen knife nowhere near a kitchen.

It's the latest spot of trouble for the Beacon Street hotel, whose officials promised the Boston Licensing Board... Read more

By - 1/28/14 - 1:22 pm

Officials from MIT and the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity at 487 Comm. Ave. assured the Boston Licensing Board today there'll be no repeat of the September plunge that saw a new pledge fall through a skylight and wind up on the ground with remarkably few injuries.

The pledge himself wrote out a statement, provided to the board, that acknowledged "the absurdity of my... Read more

By - 12/15/13 - 3:55 pm

After performing quite well during the storm last night (except for that little fire at Aquarium on the Blue Line), the T is struggling this afternoon:

On the Green Line, something went horribly awry with a switch and now there are supposedly shuttle buses from Kenmore to points inbound. At 3:20 p.m., Sam H. tweeted:

Shuttles replacing B, C, and D inbound at Kenmore

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By - 11/11/13 - 8:48 am

The Daily Free Press reports on the final planting of memorial bulbs in Kenmore Square on Saturday.

By - 10/31/13 - 11:31 am

The Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports Boston and State Police made ten arrests in the area around Fenway Park last night - in addition to the guy Transit Police arrested after he allegedly ran into a Green Line tunnel.

Eight of the ten are from out of town. One of the other two lists Roxbury as his address but also said he was... Read more

By - 10/24/13 - 4:03 pm
Charlie with a beard

Only Charlie won't use it, at least not until after the World Series, when maybe he and his pal Officer Horgan will shave the beards off for charity.

The T has posted an explanation of service after the Sox game - basically, if runs long, the T will extend subway hours or hold some commuter-rail trains.... Read more

By - 10/23/13 - 2:07 pm
Jon Lester

The MBTA has replaced the applique of Chicken and Beer Guy with Jon Lester at Kenmore station just in time for tonight's game - and a day after somebody complained about the old homage.

By - 10/22/13 - 12:25 pm

No, don't worry, ceiling tiles aren't falling on people and the tracks aren't broken or anything. But Paul McNamara says it's really past time to paint over the Josh Beckett memorial.

By - 9/19/13 - 2:48 pm
Next-train sign at Kenmore

Walking Boston snapped one of the Green Line's new next-train signs, which shows, well, the next train to arrive, but, unlike the signs on the other lines, not when it's due.

"For the first time in the 100-year history of the Green Line, customers on the outbound platform will no longer have to guess which train is coming next," state Transportation Secretary Richard Davey... Read more

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