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.
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