With BU looking to sell the building that now serves as the iconic sign's base, the Boston Preservation Alliance has started collecting signatures on a request to Boston to designate the giant, glowing beacon an official city landmark.
Landmark designation will protect the CITGO sign permanently and require any possible changes to be reviewed (including those that result from future development of 660 Beacon Street). Further, it will recognize the CITGO sign as an important piece of Boston history and culture.
Michael Moran says the National Women's Hockey League owes him lots of money for what he says is his part ownership of the league and time he spent working as the league's chief marketing officer. Read more.
Updated, 1:20 p.m.
An Eversource power cable near Woodland station burst into flames, shorting out service on the D Line. The T is now busing passengers between Riverside and Newton Highlands.
WBZ reports the seared cable also means no service for some 3,800 Eversource customers in Newton.
Shortly after 9:30 a.m., a man walked into the Citizens Bank branch at 560 Commonwealth Ave. and gave a teller a note demanding money, but then fled without any money.
He's described as white, tall, wearing sunglasses and a white or gray hoodie.
The Boston Fire Department reports a fire that erupted in a recording studio at the College of Communications at 640 Commonwealth Ave. around 8:50 a.m. went to three alarms so that firefighters could limit their exposure to the toxic fumes given off by the fire.
Three BU students, a BU police officer and a Boston firefighter were taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation, the department says. Read more.
Sway Aveda Spa shows us the Citgo Sign tonight.
WBUR reports Boston University is looking to sell the Kenmore Square building the roof of which they now rent out for the iconic sign.
A concerned citizen requests that the city replace the "END" sign that used to designate the spot in Kenmore Square where Rte. 20 ends:
Prior to the reconstruction of Kenmore Square there was a sign marking the terminus of U.S. Route 20 (an important marker given its 3,365 mile span, the longest road in the United States). This image is attached, taken around 2005. After reconstruction the sign does not appear to have been replaced. Is there a reason this has not been replaced? Perhaps it could be added to the "Bicycles Stop On Line for Green" post that is on the island between Comm Ave. eastbound/Beacon St.
Annabelle Blake shares her photo of the "cotton candy" sunset over Kenmore Square this evening.
JGD looked out her window at just the right moment this morning.
Trolley past its expiration date at Kenmore is causing problems for riders who for some reason insist on heading downtown; train that had to be taken out and put out of its misery at Downtown Crossing causing problems for riders who for some reason insist on heading north instead of south.
UPDATE: Signals died, outbound riders sighed, on the Green Line at Copley.
A trolley that clang, clang, clanged its last this morning is causing grief on the Green Line. At 8:05 a.m., Matt Hrono reported:
Green line is royally bone. Disabled at Kenmore and I'm stuck somewhere between Hynes and Kenmore. Going on 20min now
The Transit Wire reports on the first clocks, in Kenmore station.