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.
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
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 District Attorney's office reports.
Zsold Lendvai and Eniko Somodi's scheme, which involved advertising a goulash of vehicles from cars to bulldozers, began to unravel when somebody noticed his car for sale on eBay and contacted Boston Police, the DA's office says. BPD began surveillance and notified local banks to beware of people attempting to use Greek or Portuguese passports as IDs to open accounts, from which money would then be wired to overseas accounts.
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.
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.
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.
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 shuttle buses between Kenmore and Copley in both directions.
Scott Madin reports:
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).
What's going on in this photo? Your caption, please (official reason for the photo in the comments).
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.
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.
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 - and ordered Yerow to be held at Bridgewater without bail. He is scheduled to return to court Nov. 24, the DA's office says.
Boston University Police report two guys came prepared for a heist at a Kenmore Square jeans store yesterday evening.
Bobby Main took this photo this morning. One hopes Citgo has a warranty on all those new lights they just installed.