Kenmore Square

By - 9/3/08 - 8:49 pm

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.

By - 9/3/08 - 8:49 am

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.

By - 8/17/08 - 2:13 pm

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 in a sting operation last night.

The T sets up these boxes at Fenway and Kenmore stations to expidite fare collection for passengers without cards or tickets after Sox games. Last night, police put marked bills in the fare boxes. When an audit this morning showed all but one of the bills missing, police arrested Carrasquillo.

Carrasquillo has worked for the MBTA for 22 years, the T said in a statement.

By - 8/13/08 - 11:19 am

More delays, more mess, more excuses.

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 fix something because one of its members is pissed at Grabauskas; or there's a feud going between the Italian wing and the Irish wing of city government. Something. If someone knows the politics, I'm sure that's 99% of the story; I would love to hear it. And I would love for the Globe to dig down to this next level. When a bridge is effectively running at 25% capacity for a few months, I want my local media to explain the root cause, rather than constantly turning to "MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo."

What I want to know is: as someone who loves this city very deeply, what can I do to fix what's broken? I'm not leaving this place. I want to make it better.

By - 7/7/08 - 9:39 pm

New England Coffee ad(d)s to the pre-game congestion in Kenmore Square buying time on a fuel-guzzling, carbon-spewing billboard truck.

By - 6/15/08 - 12:04 pm

Boston Police report a man was stabbed in the men's room at the Cask 'n Flagon around 1:30 this morning:

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.

The victim was taken to Brigham and Women's for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

By - 6/11/08 - 9:57 am

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 see isn't akin to Snow White giving herself a brazilian before the Icescapades at Disney.

By - 6/9/08 - 4:33 pm

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.

By - 6/4/08 - 7:24 pm

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.

By - 6/3/08 - 8:57 am

The Lone Beader presents her latest opus.

By - 5/28/08 - 4:11 pm

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.

By - 5/28/08 - 1:06 pm

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.


By - 5/8/08 - 3:09 pm

Jason wishes to remind idiot cyclists that traffic lights apply to them as well and that next time, they might not be so lucky.

By - 4/19/08 - 10:59 am

The Herald tells us, but basically: Lots.

By - 2/27/08 - 9:51 am

Brendan downs some newly legalized absinthe at Eastern Standard in Kenmore Square:

By - 1/22/08 - 11:58 pm

Riggs expresses admiration for the way a woman managed to get some college girl to stop hogging a pole on the trolley.

By - 1/13/08 - 9:55 am
Where's my pants, dude?

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 page!" Another young woman sitting across from pantsless riders who hadn't heard about the event decided that she was going to take her pants off. ...

Thom Dunn reports bringing his bike on the T with no pants on:

... When I was transferring trains at Kenmore, one of the MBTA employees stopped me and wouldn’t let me get on the train-because of my bike. She didn't mention or seem to notice that I wasn't wearing pants. She just kicked me off for my bike. ...

Nick Carlisle reports:

It was fun telling random people that I accidentally left my pants at home. Video shall come soon.

I never thought I'd say this, but props to the MBTA for being so accommodating. The T police were very kind and friendly, and even seemed to be mildly amused at some points. ...

Jack reports:

... It became really awkward on the ride back to Alewife Station on the Red Line when I got separated from my group, and I was the only pantless rider on the train. ...

By - 12/27/07 - 10:26 pm

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? ...

By - 11/24/07 - 6:53 pm

Mats Tolander dissects the MBTA's latest explanations for why the Kenmore station reconstruction project is now being delayed even longer.

By - 11/20/07 - 12:10 pm

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!"