Kenmore Square

By - 7/18/11 - 11:43 am

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

By - 7/16/11 - 6:59 pm

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

By - 6/14/11 - 4:34 pm

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).

By - 4/7/11 - 2:51 pm

Wally and Davey

What's going on in this photo? Your caption, please (official reason for the photo in the comments).

By - 1/18/11 - 7:43 am

An inbound trolley at Kenmore had smoke coming from its roof around 7:30. Boston Fire reported the all out at 7:43. Traffic through Kenmore Square is a mess.

Meanwhile, there's no E service past Brigham Circle because of a trolley/car collision.

By - 12/26/10 - 10:17 pm

No people in Kenmore Square

Rob Colonna braved the storm for this shot of Kenmore Square.

Posted under this Creative Commons license.... Read more

By - 11/9/10 - 9:23 am

Dave Daniels reports on a recent incident in Kenmore Square - and posts a photo of the bowlegged bicyclist who nearly hit him:

He was weaving back and forth from one side of the sidewalk to the other. I don't know if he had "issues", was on some sort of mind-altering substance, or just an idiot.

... Read more
By - 11/5/10 - 5:02 pm

Ahmed Yerow, 29, of Chelsea, will spend the next three weeks at Bridgewater State Hospital following yesterday's race of destruction down Comm. Ave., during which he allegedly damaged up to ten cars and injured two people by getting up to ramming speed on the wrong side of the street, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says.

Roxbury District Court Judge David Poole ordered the evaluation... Read more

By - 10/30/10 - 1:15 pm

Boston University Police report two guys came prepared for a heist at a Kenmore Square jeans store yesterday evening.

Police say the two entered Jeans Therapy, 524 Commonwealth Ave. around 6:50 p.m. yesterday with "a gray dry cleaning type bag with a draw string" and, after looking around for a bit:

One of the black males then told [a clerk] in a threatening

... Read more
By - 10/15/10 - 8:48 am

Something off about the Citgo Sign

Bobby Main took this photo this morning. One hopes Citgo has a warranty on all those new lights they just installed.... Read more

By - 9/30/10 - 6:34 pm

The Daily Free Press reports the student was thrown into the air when hit by a car near the BU East T stop around 12:30 p.m. today, but that she was conscious when taken away by EMTs. The driver was not cited.

By - 9/14/10 - 7:49 am

The Daily Free Press reports that when a couple finished their $95 meal at the Kenmore Square Bertucci's and then sauntered out last Thursday afternoon, a waiter chased them outside only to have the guy whip out a knife to ward him off. Dude was in his 40s with salt-and-pepper hair and a brown beard. Gal pal was 5'7" with red frizzy hair.... Read more

By - 7/22/10 - 10:35 am

Associated Press reports Citgo is replacing the LEDs it used to replace the neon tubes now that the particular LEDs are no longer made.

By - 6/26/10 - 2:08 pm

Boston Police report arresting a pair of Allston residents on charges they beat up a cabbie in Kenmore Square because they allegedly didn't believe he was driving them home on Comm. Ave. as they'd asked.

The victim, after some time of being verbally abused by the passengers, and noticing their increasing aggressive behavior, decided to pull over in Kenmore Square and terminate the fare.

... Read more
By - 6/18/10 - 5:37 pm

Un-robberState and Boston Police report they are looking for a guy who tried to hold up the Mercantile Bank branch at 61 Brookline Ave. while wearing striped pants yesterday morning.

The subject presented the teller with a demand note, but fled the bank without receiving any cash.

If you know somebody who... Read more

By - 6/15/10 - 5:04 pm

SignPhoto by Jed H.

Making sure we understand why we can't have nice things, Boston Police are doing everything they can to keep drunken louts from overturning cars in Kenmore Square (and near Faneuil Hall and the Garden) both today and Thursday (because you never know), in addition to... Read more

By - 6/8/10 - 3:50 pm

The Boston Police Department has asked local newspaper distributors to remove all their honor boxes by tomorrow from the areas around North Station, Kenmore Square and Faneuil Hall - and to keep them out of those areas until after the NBA finals. The specific areas:

  • North Station – Between North Washington and Merrimack and Causeway to Congress.
  • Faneuil Hall – Between North Sudbury to State
  • ... Read more
By - 5/29/10 - 11:16 pm

Paola Ferrer snaps a photo of cabbies idling in the new bike lane on Comm. Ave at Kenmore Square.

By - 5/28/10 - 10:09 am

Wally and Davey

It'll be a T-mendous day at Fenway Park: In addition to Richard Davey throwing out the first pitch (the Sox and the T have long promoted use of public transit to get to and from Fenway), the Sox will honor Orange Line train operator Charice Lewis and inspector... Read more