Kenmore Square

By - 12/1/09 - 8:00 am

The Kenmore Square burger joint is OK this morning, but a kitchen in an apartment above it is a bit of a mess: A stove fire brought firefighters racing to the scene last night, although sprinklers had mostly doused the flames by the time they got there, the Daily Free Press reports.

By - 11/17/09 - 3:56 pm

The Traveling Wheelchair reviews Kenmore Square:

...Once safely on the brick sidewalk, I found it plenty wide enough and fairly easy to wheel on the bricks. As we were about to cross the street at a pedestrian sidewalk, we were pleased to see there is a map with Braille for the blind to read; and the crosswalk made of brick which provides contrast and is easy to see if you are visually impaired like me. I like it because the brick will always stand out and not fade as painted white lines do. ...

By - 10/24/09 - 12:05 am

Boston Police tweet somebody had their face sliced with a knife on Comm. Ave. in the square late Friday night.

By - 10/15/09 - 2:02 pm
Fenway development

New footprint; click for larger version.

Construction begins next summer on a $500-million project across from Fenway Park that will replace a non-descript parking lot and aging commuter-rail station with new housing and offices - some built on a deck across the turnpike - and a large new train station, developer John Rosenthal and city and state officials said today.

By - 10/8/09 - 9:06 pm

Boston_Fireman tweets a car caught on fire around 9 p.m. on on Storrow Drive eastbound near the Kenmore exit. One person was reported trapped inside. Local 718 tweets the car hit a tree just before the BU bridge.

Danielle Ouellette tweets traffic is at a standstill.

By - 9/4/09 - 8:15 am

Sara Drummond tweets this morning:

T stopped so abruptly woman slid 3 seats. Stuck just before Kenmore [outbound] on green line. Maint working on train.

By - 9/3/09 - 11:59 pm

Photo of a cat on the tracks at the Kenmore stop on the Green Line Thursday night.

UPDATE: The Globe reported on Dec. 7 that a worker finally captured the cat and that a trolley driver took him home.

By - 8/31/09 - 1:41 pm

Boston Biker reports there's a meeting at 6 p.m. today (yes, today) at the BPL main branch in Copley Square - and that, as you might expect, Back Bay doyens and doyennes will oppose the plan.

By - 7/31/09 - 11:46 am

UPDATE: Fire ruled arson.

The Boston Fire Department tweets that the fire early this morning at 21 Bay State Rd. caused $1.5 million in damage and forced out 12 residents and a dentist.

By - 7/26/09 - 8:36 am

The Boston Fire Department tweeted last night:

Incident Response: Tech Rescue response for Barnes & Noble bookstore at 660 Beacon St. Kenmore Square. at 11:22pm.

Incident Update: Small one foot square piece of morter fell to sidewalk. No injuries. Turned building over to BU (owner) to secure. 12:30 am

Final Incident Update: Six story building. Morter fell from top. BU will have engineer check further in the morning. Sidewalk closed for now

By - 6/24/09 - 8:56 pm

Small chemical explosion on the third floor, 590 Comm. Ave., around 8:45 p.m., hazmat team on the way.

By - 6/19/09 - 5:41 pm

Red Line, Green Line both having problems, the Twittersphere reports: People sitting in trains that aren't moving or jamming stations waiting for trains that aren't coming. Green Line especially fun: Switching problems at Kenmore at rush hour on a Red Sox game night.

By - 5/27/09 - 1:13 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the seafood place at Kenmore Square's Hotel Commonwealth is closing this week.

Aujourd'hui deviendra Hier.

By - 4/10/09 - 8:40 pm
Dry busway

Who knew the T was having problems with sightseers and swimmers in the Kenmore busway? Maybe that's why the project is so behind schedule. Saul Blumenthal is perplexed.

Copyright Saul Blumenthal.

By - 3/31/09 - 10:26 am

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.

By - 3/28/09 - 10:45 pm

POTUS32 had a camera trained on the Citgo Sign at 8:30 p.m. for Earth Hour:

By - 3/25/09 - 9:02 am

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.