Boston Police tweet somebody had their face sliced with a knife on Comm. Ave. in the square late Friday night.
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Construction begins next summer on a $500-million project across from Fenway Park that will replace a non-descript parking lot and aging commuter-rail station with new housing and offices - some built on a deck across the turnpike - and a large new train station, developer John... Read more
Sara Drummond tweets this morning:
T stopped so abruptly woman slid 3 seats. Stuck just before Kenmore [outbound] on green line. Maint working on train.
Boston Biker reports there's a meeting at 6 p.m. today (yes, today) at the BPL main branch in Copley Square - and that, as you might expect, Back Bay doyens and doyennes will oppose the plan.
The Boston Fire Department tweeted last night:
Incident Response: Tech Rescue response for Barnes & Noble bookstore at 660 Beacon St. Kenmore Square. at 11:22pm.
Incident Update: Small one foot square piece of morter fell to sidewalk. No injuries. Turned building over to BU (owner) to secure. 12:30 am
Final Incident Update: Six story building. Morter fell from top. BU will have engineer check... Read more
Small chemical explosion on the third floor, 590 Comm. Ave., around 8:45 p.m., hazmat team on the way.
UPDATE: Not a bomb, but a dummy used to lock customers inside the bank branch by people protesting the bank's energy policies or something.
Looks like somebody heard about the fake bomb in Wellesley, so decided to try it out at the Bank of America branch in Kenmore Square this morning. Traffic and the T are, of course, affected.... Read more
POTUS32 had a camera trained on the Citgo Sign at 8:30 p.m. for Earth Hour:
Boston University Police report a man walking on the stairs Blandford Street to Beacon Street was mugged by a couple of Hispanic males. However, he managed to fend them off and they were unable to wrest his backpack from him.
Kat reports she was on a sardine-like C trolley this morning that stopped at Kenmore but didn't let anybody out:
... 10 seconds pass. Doors don't open. A business-suit guy next to me yells to the driver, "BACK DOORS!" 20 seconds pass. The train moves about 10 feet farther up the track, and then stops again. I look to the front of the train... Read more
Technology Review reports that Kenmore Square start-up MTPV (yes, Kenmore, not Kendall) has won $10 million in funding to develop a new way to turn sunlight into energy - by using the light to heat up a special material that gives off light in a particular wavelength, which is then turned into electricity by standard solar cells.
... A conventional solar panel absorbs... Read more