David Brand, a BU student, recounts an incident early Saturday on Harvard Street that still has him upset - especially since it happened around the same time as Shawn Dow's death above a bloody brawl:
... On Friday night, a group of 3 guys yelled at my friends and I when we passed them on Harvard Street.
"Fags! Hippie fags!"
Big deal. Clearly... Read more
Tommyvon recalls going to the Rat on its last day, ten years ago:
... I remember showing up for the show and people were buzzing about the closing. I'd heard the rumors for years but never believed it until that day. I was at the last day show, Aus Rotten and the Stratford Mercenaries headlined (with a memorable speech about the Rat on stage... Read more
Mats Tolander discusses the recent closing of Truly Jorg's:
... It's definitely a set-back for the upscale vision of the post-ruffian so-called new Kenmore Square. The main problem for the new square is that is has more or less the same demographics to work with as the old one: Students, Red Sox fans and Lansdowne Street revelers. ...
It doesn't help, he adds, that... Read more
TS worked the paramedic detail in Kenmore Square last night. He describes the scene:
... Every so often, we received a report of someone injured. A man was punched in the face. Someone had broken an ankle. An intoxicated student had passed out. For these incidents, we executed a well-choreographed battlefield plan. My partner and I jumped on the back of a "Gator," a... Read more
Boston Police put Sox fans on notice: Nobody will be let into the area around Fenway Park after the
seventh sixth inning tonight:
If you are not already inside an establishment, be it a bar or restaurant, you will not be able to gain access to the area in and around Fenway Park. If you are inside an establishment and choose to exit the... Read more
Roxbury District Court Judge Edward Redd today ordered seven people arrested on charges related to public disturbances after last night's Red Sox game to write five-page essays detailing what they learned from the experience of getting arrested, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office.
The seven were also ordered to provide the court with written verification that their parents are aware that they have... Read more
By the Minor Thirds: "From Kenmore Square, it's a long commute, but I will take this T clear to Saskatchewan and I will not get off until we reach Saskatoon:"
... The hotel has tried to reference the Square's past by designing its street-level retail space with some stores one flight above the street and some one flight below, but it seems like an empty gesture. Maybe the Square is nicer these days, but it feels a lot less... Read more
Boston Development discusses the planned 1 Kenmore project, which would mean two towers (one 20 stories, one 17) and three smaller buildings across the turnpike and on what are now parking lots:
... Estimated at around $400 million, the mixed-use development would bring many positives to the surrounding area. Some of the significant benefits are the addition of housing and valuable retail, easier access... Read more
You may recall how Mats Tolander and other Kenmore denizens ran into the streets early one recent morning to help a woman getting attacked on Comm. Ave. Tolander reports on a more typical early-morning incident in the Square, which left him just lying in bed:
... This morning I was roused from my not overly deep sleep by a much a more frequent... Read more
Mats Tolander sums up the changed Kenmore Square in three sentences.
Mats Tolander gets up for some reason at 3 this morning, then hears a woman screaming get off of me!
... From our window I saw a white guy running across the street, roughly from Commonwealth Hotel, towards the spot where the woman was still yelling.
I put on clothes and shoes, raced down the stairs and across the street. There I saw a... Read more
If you've ever ridden the Green Line, the Outraged Liberal's tale of disrupted service will be nothing new. If you're a highly paid MBTA general manager who doesn't ride the T to work, however, it might make for interesting reading:
... Walking into the lavish [Kenmore] turnstile area (how many years have you been working on that station now?) I was informed there was... Read more
State Police are investigating the 2 a.m. accident, in which the man, possibly homeless, was hit by a car while crossing the westbound side of the road.
The Suffolk County District Attorney's office says police have met with the driver in the accident; are continuing to investigate it.
Mats Tolander explains why it might now be Robmore Square and wonders when Boston Police will start doing some community policing in that community.
OK, the two really have nothing to do with each other (or do they?), but Mats Tolander provides proof of both Kenmore happenings. As for Popeye's, he notes:
Don't scoff. Customers piled in from the minute the doors opened.
World Leader, whose city councilor is Jerry McDermott, says enough about Hugo Chavez already: Take down the Citgo sign because it's embarrassing that a major Boston landmark is an ad:
... As the video says, London has its Big Ben, Paris has its Eiffel Tower, and Boston has its...Citgo sign?
Boston? The "Athens of America"? The "Hub of the Universe"? And its famous landmark... Read more