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
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
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
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.
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
Associated Press reports Citgo is replacing the LEDs it used to replace the neon tubes now that the particular LEDs are no longer made.
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
State 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
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
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 â€“ Between North Washington and Merrimack and Causeway to Congress.
- Faneuil Hall â€“ Between North Sudbury to State ... Read more
Paola Ferrer snaps a photo of cabbies idling in the new bike lane on Comm. Ave at Kenmore Square.
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
The Riverside downtime was apparently scheduled. The downed wire on the B line at Kenmore, though? On the weekend that BU is graduating? Totally unplanned, natch. Totally chaotic as the T brought in buses for service between Copley and Kenmore - with extra bus service for B riders to Blandford. Take a look at the scene in Copley around 9 p.m.... Read more
A.M. UPDATE: The river actually dropped overnight, but as of 5:45 a.m., was rising again and was back to 11.5 feet.
USGS data shows the Muddy River rapidly climbing the height ladder today. If it gets to 15 feet, the MBTA will haul out the large wooden boards and the sandbags and blockade the tunnel the Riverside Line uses to get into and... Read more
The suspect showed a silver handgun and took $300 from the cash register. He's described as black, late 30s to early 40s, 5'11" or 6', with a gray mustache and wearing a black scally cap, a green and black flannel jacket with denim sleeves and... Read more
Jeff Tamagini reports a run-in at Kenmore this morning with an MBTA supervisor unaware that the authority allows photography in stations:
... The train pulls up and opens its doors, I take my camera off my shoulder to carry it in my hand so it doesn't bang into the door, when I get a tap on the shoulder. It's the MBTA inspector that was... Read more