Kenmore Square

By - 12/22/15 - 1:02 pm
End of Rte. 20

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.

By - 12/11/15 - 11:19 pm
Sunset over the Citgo sign in Kenmore Square

Annabelle Blake shares her photo of the "cotton candy" sunset over Kenmore Square this evening.

By - 12/10/15 - 8:14 am
Sun over Kenmore Square

JGD looked out her window at just the right moment this morning.

By - 12/2/15 - 8:31 am

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.

By - 11/14/15 - 4:19 pm
Graffiti Alley in Central Square in Cambridge

Anulfo Baez spotted Caleb Neelon's tribute to Paris in Central Square this afternoon.

Over in Kenmore Square, Anusha Mookherjee spotted a French flag waving in the brisk breeze:

Read more.

By - 10/27/15 - 7:49 am

The Daily Free Press interviews students who knew Melvin Ramos, a homeless man who became known as "the ambassador of Kenmore Square."

By - 9/22/15 - 8:21 am

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

By - 8/30/15 - 1:19 pm
Kenmore Square as students move in

Julio Salado looked out his Kenmore Square window as students moved in today.

Meanwhile, JGD reports:

When Zakim bridge tunnel flashes "all rental trucks do not use Storrow Drive" we know parents are on campus!

By - 8/14/15 - 9:53 am

The Transit Wire reports on the first clocks, in Kenmore station.

By - 8/9/15 - 2:33 pm

The third annual Boston Marathon Motorcycle Ride roared 26 miles along the Marathon route today from Hopkinton to Copley Square: Read more.

By - 7/29/15 - 12:24 pm

Boston Police report they are looking for a man they say attacked two women and kicked a man in Kenmore Square on July 4.

Police said the man made "anti-gay comments" as he attacked the two women.

He's about 6' in his 20s and has a buzz cut. he was wearing a black shirt, a black jacket and bluejeans at the time, and carried a black backpack.

By - 7/10/15 - 3:55 pm
Broken track on the Green Line

Where the track is whack. Photo by Turlach MacDonagh.

It's buses all the way down from Kenmore to Packards Corner due to a track problem, the T reports.

By - 5/26/15 - 12:08 pm
Blue Angels over Kenmore Square

Sam Ditzion watched the Blue Angels fly over Kenmore Square.

MadTy got a closeup:

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By - 3/24/15 - 9:25 pm

A tutorial.

Growing up in Boston, the MBTA Green Line was a lifeline to many activities in the city. My favorite green line station is KENMORE or Kenmore Square - home of Fenway Park and the Boston Red Sox.

H/t Leah Harnack.

By - 2/10/15 - 10:06 am
Crushed windshield in Kenmore Square

This is Leanne Winters's windshield this morning - after some ice/snow plunged into it. She reports the car was parked in Kenmore Square at the time, unoccupied, so nobody hurt.

By - 2/6/15 - 5:39 pm
Buses in a row in Brighton

KWAPT shows us the non-moving bus traffic on Washington Street in Brighton, where a bus and a cab may have tried to occupy the same space at the same time. Traffic elsewhere is marginally better, except possibly in Kenmore Square, where the stop lights have taken the night off.

Atlantic Avenue by Summer is also a morass of non-movingness, as Cybah noticed out his office window:

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 parents.

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 cars after, police said at the time, the supervisor had told Milton to move it because it was blocking a turn lane in the busy square.