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.
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.
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
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... Read more
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.... Read more
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... Read more
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.
Another man was initially charged with the... Read more
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.
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.
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.
Duh!... Read more
Jason wishes to remind idiot cyclists that traffic lights apply to them as well and that next time, they might not be so lucky.
The Herald tells us, but basically: Lots.
Brendan downs some newly legalized absinthe at Eastern Standard in Kenmore Square:
... In the end, I didn't see anything. No curious things, no monstrous things, and I didn't cut my ear off. But, to be honest, I wasn't expecting too much in terms of transcendental experience. If you can buy it in a bar, I really doubt its going to turn Commonwealth Avenue... Read more
Riggs expresses admiration for the way a woman managed to get some college girl to stop hogging a pole on the trolley.
Elisha Boudreau took some photos during yesterday's pantsless T rides.
Caroline Roberts provides a participatory report (she dropped trou):
... One woman had pictures of herself taken with pantsless riders and triumphantly shouted, "I'm putting this on my match.com page!" Another young woman sitting across from pantsless riders who hadn't heard... Read more
The Outraged Liberal wonders:
... Why did the MBTA feel the need to place bus shelters on the newly re-opened busway in Kenmore Square? Is it because the $32 million project features a canopy that may (stress may) look nice but is incapable of keeping riders dry when the rain and snow trickles in between the glass plates? ...... Read more
Mats Tolander dissects the MBTA's latest explanations for why the Kenmore station reconstruction project is now being delayed even longer.