Kenmore Square

By - 1/22/09 - 3:39 pm

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

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By - 1/15/09 - 10:24 pm

Boston University Police report a woman walking in front of 189 Bay State Rd. was jumped from behind around 8:45 p.m. last night by two guys trying to steal her cell phone:

[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

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By - 1/12/09 - 8:18 pm

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

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By - 11/12/08 - 5:28 pm

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.

By - 11/4/08 - 10:08 am

Jocular Schlemiel reports on a conversation with two desperately lost Christians near Kenmore Square.

By - 10/15/08 - 2:03 pm

Short circuit blamed for brief blaze that left soot marks on one side.

By - 9/3/08 - 8:49 pm

Boston Foodie, late of New Jersey, gives a thumb's up to the pastrami at the Bleacher Bar, that place built into the side of Fenway Park:

Bleacher Bar is now ranking as my favorite Fenway hang out.

By - 9/3/08 - 8:49 am

You know, the one with all your papers and cassette tapes in it, when you went into the Citizens Bank? Well, sorry, but the police bomb squad blew it up.

By - 8/17/08 - 2:13 pm

A veteran MBTA worker was arrested this morning on charges of skimming money from fare boxes after Red Sox games, the MBTA reports.

Gilberto Carrasquillo, 43, of Dorchester, will be arraigned tomorrow in Boston Municipal Court on a charge of larceny over $250.

The MBTA says Carrasquillo, a senior revenue collection agent in charge of returning post-Sox "drop boxes" to a T vault, was caught... Read more

By - 8/13/08 - 11:19 am

More delays, more mess, more excuses.

Stephen Laniel adds this to a list of T construction and maintenance issues. And as somebody who moved back to Boston because he missed it so much, he gets frustrated:

... It all smells very much like politics: buried deep within the MBTA and the city government, someone has paid someone else off; or the union won't

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By - 6/15/08 - 12:04 pm

Boston Police report a man was stabbed in the men's room at the Cask 'n Flagon around 1:30 this morning:

According to witnesses, they observed a male suspect (5'07", light skinned black male wearing a light green shirt, jeans and sneakers) run out of the bar holding a small knife. Witnesses further stated that the suspect appeared to have blood on his hands.

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By - 6/11/08 - 9:57 am

Tom Fulry wishes the Sox would forget about gentrifying Boylston Street for a moment and turn their attention to that steaming whale excavation site in the ground that is Kenmore Square:

... At least slap a coat of paint on the old bitch Kenmore Sq and dress her up in her fancy hooker skirt so that the first sight these morons coming to Fenway

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By - 6/9/08 - 4:33 pm

Alan "Bubba" Daughtry of Dorchester pleaded guilty last week to a string of robberies of bakeries, convenience stores and other small shops last year, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office announced.

Daughtry, 37, got a 12-year prison sentence and 10 years of probation for holding up stores from Kenmore Square to South Bay, the DA's office says.

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By - 6/4/08 - 7:24 pm

Steve S. gets that real secure feeling when he notices the armed security guard asleep at the Bank of America kiosk - and he explains why, in the end, he decided not to knock over the bank.

By - 6/3/08 - 8:57 am

The Lone Beader presents her latest opus.

By - 5/28/08 - 4:11 pm

Steve Garfield discovers why parking seemed so easy on that road behind Eastern Standard along the turnpike in Kenmore Square today. And now he owes the city of Boston $40.

By - 5/28/08 - 1:06 pm

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Don't tell my kids, but it turns out I might not be as bright as I've been leading them to believe. For weeks, I've been reading the yellow sign on the right each morning, wondering, "What the hell is 'that sign'?"

Finally, it hit me.

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By - 5/8/08 - 3:09 pm

Jason wishes to remind idiot cyclists that traffic lights apply to them as well and that next time, they might not be so lucky.

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