Kenmore Square

By - 7/20/07 - 4:49 pm

Mr. Butch's death gets Some Assembly Required to pondering the old, scruffier Kenmore Square:

... 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

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By - 7/10/07 - 9:14 am

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

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By - 6/15/07 - 8:47 am

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

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By - 6/11/07 - 9:34 am

Mats Tolander sums up the changed Kenmore Square in three sentences.

By - 6/8/07 - 7:57 am

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

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By - 6/5/07 - 9:27 am

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

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By - 5/23/07 - 1:26 pm

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.

By - 5/10/07 - 8:17 am

Mats Tolander explains why it might now be Robmore Square and wonders when Boston Police will start doing some community policing in that community.

By - 4/8/07 - 3:38 pm

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.

By - 9/23/06 - 10:11 pm

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

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By - 9/23/06 - 9:11 am

Harry Mattison, who actually gets to vote for Jerry McDermott (or not), says we should all rush out and buy genuine Citgo caps and golf balls to remind us of our First Amendment rights.

Oh, yeah, that pesky First Amendment. Dan Kennedy wishes to have a word with McDermott:

... Both ('RKO blabmeister) Miller and McDermott are advocating government censorship, in direct

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By - 9/22/06 - 1:57 pm

Beth lets Jerry McDermott, Allston/Brighton's district city councilor, have it with both barrels over his demand the city tear down the Citgo sign:

... I may not be a Bush fan, but anyone with half a brain knows that Hugo Chavez is a total moron, and a moron who has little to no actual clout on the geopolitical world as a whole. The fact

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By - 9/21/06 - 1:40 pm

Dan Kennedy fact-checks Scott Allen Miller:

... Scott Allen Miller is raising a ruckus because "taxpayers" several years ago refurbished the landmark Citgo sign in Kenmore Square. Citgo, you see, is owned by the Venezuelan government, and Venezuela's president, Hugo Chávez, went off on President Bush yesterday.
< br />Trouble is, Miller was wrong -- in fact, Citgo refurbished the sign at its own

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By - 3/16/06 - 3:01 pm

Little Brother is Watching billboardOver in the Wicked Good Conference, Crayonmoonbeam wonders who put up that billboard in Kenmore Square. The Web site doesn't say (and the domain registrant is "private"). Ron Newman speculates:

Since the last organization (of many) listed on their website is the American Hunters & Shooters Association,

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By - 1/16/06 - 10:09 pm

colorful sunset

Taken from the Museum of Science.

By - 6/21/05 - 10:41 am

Mike may pine for the Kenmore Square of yore, but Mats says there are some good reasons to yuppify it:

... It's not that I'm rah-rah about the New Kenmore Square, but I think us Kenmorians have to take one for the team here: Making Kenmore Square ridiculously attractive to parents of prospective BU students is just about the best-use one can

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By - 6/20/05 - 8:01 pm

Mike is getting sick of adulatory puff pieces about the new Kenmore Square:

... OK, show of hands - does anyone who actually lives in this neighborhood think Kenmore Square has improved? Did anyone without a vested interest in the new development really believe this was a "down-on-its-heels" neighborhood?

Personally, I miss the Deli Haus. The Rat. The old Cornwall's. And never mind the

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