A training exercise that will turn Fenway Park into a series of battlefields this weekend is aimed more at training Boston Police and other first responders how to deal with a lone gunman with a large arsenal than a coordinated attack by terrorists. Read more.
BPD and Homeland Security will create an impromptu battlefield at Fenway Park this weekend with an Army center that works to develop the weapons of tomorrow.
Sunday's "full scale counterterrorism exercise" will ring out with "realistic-sounding, simulated gunshots" between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. as drones fly overhead and various other technologies, including bomb-sniffing dogs and specialized metal detectors, get put to the test.
Yawkey way, from Brookline Avenue to Boylston Street and Van Ness Street from Ipswich to Ross Way, will be shut.
Hardball Times provides an oral history of that famous night when air-traffic controllers from San Diego to Boston cleared a private jet ahead of other planes and then Sox fans on Storrow Drive pulled to the side so a state trooper could get Doug Mirabelli to Fenway in time to catch Tim Wakefield in a game against the Yankees.
Massachusetts State Police (via a statement): We wouldnâ€™t do something like that again, certainly not with lights and siren. As a public safety agency, that was not an appropriate use of our assets.
Josh Kantor, the organist at Fenway Park, is playing tributes to Prince in between innings of today's game:
1st inning, Fenway organ: Prince's "Little Red Corvette"
2nd inning, Fenway organ: Prince's "Purple Rain"
3rd inning, Fenway organ: Prince's "Take Me With U"
Fenway organ, 4th inning: Prince's "Raspberry Beret"
Jeremy Selwyn, one of the region's foremost potato-chip experts, reports fans of Wise potato chips could get pretty fried when they go to a Red Sox game this year: The Sox have switched their official potato chips from Wise to Lay's.
"Not cool," Mister Jason opines after seeing a defaced 6 outside Fenway Park last night.
You can download a Fallout 4 mod that lets you play David Ortiz in a post-apocalyptic Fenway Park with a spiked bat. Video contains scenes of Ortiz slicing through zombies with that bat.
The City Council yesterday approved an ordinance banning the use of smokeless tobacco at all professional and amateur sports venues in the city. The measure needs the signature of Mayor Walsh, but since he originally proposed it, he'll probably sign it.
At-large City Councilor Michael Flaherty said the measure is a step towards helping young people avoid oral cancer and other problems the stuff can cause.
The Globe's appended this to Dan Shaughnessy's column about Orsillo:
Clarification: Because of a reporting error, an earlier version of this story made reference to signs being confiscated at Fenway Park. The reference has been removed because the Globe could not independently verify that any signs were confiscated at the ballpark. ...
Via Dan Kennedy.
JunctionSouthie enjoyed both the sunset and the James Taylor concert at Fenway Park tonight.
WHDH reports on the second-inning incident.
Jeff Tamagini watched the sun go down on Fenway Park (not the Sox season) last night.
Anusha Mookherjee sighted him at Fenway tonight.
The BAC Library posted a copy of the Fenway map from the 1917 Bromley atlast of Boston.
Mayor Walsh today signed an ordinance raising the fines for parking in resident-only spaces around Fenway Park on game days from $40 to $100 - just one day after the City Council approved the idea.
The increased fine will remain in place through the end of the year - after which city officials will evaluate them to see if it worked to free up spaces for Fenway residents. The $100 tickets will be doled out to cars without resident stickers starting two hours before a game and ending two hours after.
With parking-lot fees around Fenway Park continuing to rise, out-of-towners increasingly see a $40 fine for parking in resident-only spots in the Fenway as a bargain.
City Councilor Josh Zakim (Fenway, Mission Hill, Back Bay, Beacon Hill) wants to put a stop to that - by increasing the fine for parking in a resident-only space on the streets around the ballpark to $100.
Zakim said it's unfair that Fenway residents with parking permits have to compete for spaces with out of towners in for a game.
The council agreed today to send Zakim's idea to a committee for a hearing.
The Boston Licensing Board yesterday gave Wahlburgers permission to spend $325,000 for the liquor license of the old Goody Glover's in the North End for its impending burger joint at 132 Brookline Ave.
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