The Daily Free Press keeps us updated on Kenmore Square happenings.
Ryan Murphy got up early on a Sunday to watch the sun come up.
The T reports "minor" delays on outbound B, C and D trains through Kenmore Square due to signal problems.
UPDATE: And now there's a dead train at Reservoir.
Two development companies teamed up today to file preliminary plans for new hotels at the intersection of Beacon Street and Commonwealth Avenue that would house up to 763 rooms in two separate towers. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday what action to take, if any, about an underage Boston University student served a vodka drink at Eastern Standard on May 2 and an underage BU student served a Red Bull and vodka the next night at T's Pub. Read more.
Alyssa Miller says rainy nights make Boston pop.
Mayor Walsh today announced a deal that will keep the Citgo sign flashing above Kenmore Square for years and years.
Walsh says Citgo and Related Beal, the company that now owns the building the sign sits on, hammered out a deal in a room at City Haill - which he offered to them as a "neutral negotiation location" for as long as they needed to work out a deal. Read more.
The Boston Preservation Alliance is looking for names on a signature to help convince the Boston Landmarks Commission to designate the iconic Kenmore Square sign as an official city landmark, now that Citgo and the new owner of the building the sign sits on are unable to agree on how much rent the sign is worth.
Also see: Campaign to Save the Citgo Sign.
The T says Green Line trolleys will just zip through Kenmore starting in the third quarter of the Super Bowl and that the 8, 57 and 60 buses that normally stop at the station will also bypass the square.
The T says it's shutting down service at Kenmore at the request of Boston Police, who are taking a number of steps to keep possible Patriots celebrations in the square from getting out of hand.
By now, Boston officials have their post-Super Bowl planning down pat: At a press conference today, Mayor Martin Walsh and Police Commissioner William Evans described a series of steps to prevent the kind of violence and death Boston saw in the past decade in the areas of Kenmore Square and Fenway.
"Everyone please come out and celebrate; all we're doing is asking people to be responsible," Evans said at a City Hall press conference. Read more.
Emily Grogan posts video of Mr. Butch on his platform, in Kenmore Square back in the day.
The T is reporting "moderate" delays on the Riverside Line due to problems at Kenmore Square; initially reported as a dead train, but now as a more generalized power problem.
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.
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.
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.
UPDATE: The restaurant has passed a re-inspection and is open for business again.
A Boston health inspector yesterday shut the McDonald's at 540 Commonwealth Ave. because of a broken sewage drain that left the restaurant's basement covered in the sort of liquid that would pour out of a sewage pipe at a busy burger joint. Read more.
Enoch Pratt spotted this happymobile headed into Kenmore Square this evening.
BU Today reports the buyer is Related Beal, which turned the old Lovejoy Wharf into Converse's new world headquarters, and which is currently building an all-affordable apartment building near North Station.
Although the company is buying the buildings, BU will continue to own the land they're on. Not resolved: The future of the Citgo sign.
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