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
[T]he male suspect came from behind her and put both arms around her and held her as he attempted to take her phone from her pocket. The victim put her arms... Read more
Stephen Baldwin dares the toughest of the tough:
Although Roald Amundsen was the first man to conquer the North Pole, he died regretting that he never managed to complete his circumnavigation of Kenmore Square in Boston, Massachusetts. This infamous icebound New England neighborhood proved to be one frozen hell too far even for that brave explorer. Kenmore's giant ice floes, inhospitable tundra and man-eating... Read more
Except the odd snail, turtle or glacier. Beth Adelson reports waiting 40 minutes for a trolley to BU today - and then, when the train got to Kenmore, the conductor announced it was an express train to Packard's Corner.
Jocular Schlemiel reports on a conversation with two desperately lost Christians near Kenmore Square.
Short circuit blamed for brief blaze that left soot marks on one side.