A city transportation worker is in the hospital this morning following a confrontation with an MBTA bus driver in Kenmore Square that ended with the driver plowing into... Read more
UPDATE: An overhead wire became an underfoot wire on the Riverside line around 9:30 p.m., leading to busing, passengers being forced to evacuate trolleys to walk back to stations, etc.
Maybe the trains just couldn't bear all the weight of soccer fans heading to Fenway. Or the anguished ghosts of riders past were reaching up and grabbing the wheels of the trains. Whatever, Perry... Read more
Updated with new information from the DA's office.
An economics consultant from Maryland was arraigned today on charges of indecent assault and battery for an incident on the Green Line near Kenmore Square in 2004, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Prosecutors charge Timothy Day spurted on a woman's pants... Read more
UPDATE, 12:45 p.m.: Power started coming back on.
The lights went out shortly before noon, in an area that extended from Columbus Avenue to Newbury Street, down toward Symphony and into Kenmore Square... Read more
The Popeyes in Kenmore Square: Keeping Red Sox pitchers fed since 2011. Photo by Greg Schrank.
NStar reports it'll be shutting off power to 8,000 customers (and remember, each "customer" could represent several people) starting around 3 a.m. to reconnect them to the power grid:
Beacon to Boylston between Kenmore & Copley.
A man who allegedly pulled out a knife on B trolley in Allston tonight was arrested after passengers fled at BU Central, the MBTA reports.
Ronald McNally, Jr., 53, was arrested by BU Police around 6:45 p.m. after he also got off the train and witnesses IDed him, the T says. There was no fight or injuries aboard the trolley, the T says.
Innocent, etc.... Read more
Boston Police say anybody not ensconced in a bar in those areas by the time Madonna starts to sing on Sunday will be turned away from the area. And people who are in a bar who leave after she starts belting it out will be escorted out of the area.
In its listing of Important Super Bowl Safety Tips for Patriots Fans Looking to... Read more
Firefighters, police and NStar workers are on scene on Massachusetts Avenue by the Berklee construction site, where a backhoe took out some underground power conduits around 9 a.m., causing a power outage that extends to Northeastern and Bay State Road. The backhoe operator was apparently injured, but not critically.
Roving UHub reporter Chelsea reports:
Saw flashes then puff of smoke at mass ave and belvedere... Read more
A pair of Hungarians living at the Buckminster Hotel who allegedly managed to swindle eBay visitors out of hundreds of thousands of dollars were ordered without bail until Roxbury District Court can find a Hungarian interpreter, the Suffolk County... Read more
Two teenage boys rode by on their bikes. One of the suspects grabbed her buttocks squeezing it. The victim screamed at them and then started to chase the suspects. The suspect that assaulted the victim was wearing the grey... Read more
An electrical fire in a utility room at the station means no service on the B, C and D lines, Local 718 reports.
Douglas McGregor watched a two-wheeled BPD officer secure his ride outside the Kenmore Square Dunkin' Donuts, notes:
The bike cops are smart to not carry the weight of a superfluous bike lock! It was the fastest bike lockin' I have ever seen... at perp-arresting speed.... Read more
A Brookline man was arrested at Kenmore station last night on charges he grabbed a teen's crotch on the crowded platform following the Red Sox game.
According to a report by MBTA Transit Police, a 16-year-old from Greenfield was walking down the platform with his parents and grandfather shortly after 11... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board holds a hearing next Wednesday on a fortune teller's proposed studio in Kenmore Square.
Angela Mitchell will be asking for a license to read palms and tarot cards at 485 Commonwealth Ave.
Unlike with liquor and food licenses, in which prospective operators are required to explain their experience in their fields, the board does not ask would-be seers about their... Read more
One of those people who read the Globe even on Saturdays noticed this story, in which the region's paper of record says the closing of the Downtown Crossing Borders would leave Boston with "only one chain bookstore in Boston: the Barnes & Noble in the Prudential Center."
Even setting aside the chains at the airport (and the Hallmark store in West Roxbury; why... Read more
It's a mess on the Green Line tonight due to a "minor derailment" of an outbound trolley between Hynes and Kenmore.
MBTA spokeswoman Lydia Rivera says trolley 3602 derailed around 6:15 p.m. after leaving Hynes. No injuries were reported and passengers were evacuated through the tunnel to Kenmore, Rivera says, adding the T hopes to have repairs made by 8:15 p.m. In the meantime, it's... Read more
Boston Police announce the now standard parking bans for Game 7 around the Garden, Faneuil Hall and, of course, Kenmore Square (even though most college students are now home for the summer).