By - 7/12/16 - 11:22 am

The Charles River Conservancy kicks off a Swim the Charles fundraising campaign and releases feasibility study supporting potential for Charles River Swimming Facility

In conjunction with today's sold­out fourth annual CitySplash event, the Charles River Conservancy, released "Swimming in the Charles: A Feasibility Study for the Establishment of a Permanent Swimming Facility in the Charles River Basin" and launched Swim the Charles, an Indiegogo campaign to support returning swimming to the Charles.

By - 7/12/16 - 9:57 am

M Rey asks where she can find one of the elusive creatures.

By - 7/11/16 - 5:00 pm

Vanyaland reports River Gods in Cambridge has shut forever.

By - 7/7/16 - 5:08 pm

Jamaica Plain News has a guide to the annual neighborhood-wide music festival this Saturday.

WBUR reports how organizers this year are trying to make it more inclusive.

By - 7/6/16 - 1:17 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports.

By - 7/5/16 - 11:47 am
In line for Louis CK tickets at the Paradise

Shortly after 10 a.m.., Louis CK sent e-mail to his fans that he'd be doing a show tonight at the Paradise. Matt Cadwallader reported at 10:41 a.m. from outside the Paradise that "people are literally running down Comm. Ave." to try to get tickets. By 11:37 a.m., they were already sold out, Pia Agliati reported.

By - 7/1/16 - 9:15 pm
Watching An Affair to Remember in the rain in Boston

David Finnerty watched the people who watched "An Affair to Remember," rain be damned, at the Boston Harbor Hotel on Rowes Wharf tonight.

By - 6/30/16 - 9:01 am

Vanyaland reports on an incident Monday night at Out of the Blue Too Art Gallery & More in Central Square.

By - 6/27/16 - 11:17 pm

The Buffalo News alerts us that one-time American Idol finalist John Stevens suffered a fractured skull and may have some hearing loss after being hit by a van in Chelsea last weekend.

Stevens is from the Buffalo area, allthough he now lives in Cambridge. He went to Berklee and sings with the Beantown Swing Orchestra.

H/t Karen.

By - 6/17/16 - 6:44 pm
Donna Summer roller skating at City Hall Plaza

Jed Hresko was one of the early arrivals at the annual Donna Summer disco skating night on City Hall Plaza.

By - 6/17/16 - 1:01 pm

Mayor Walsh today annnounced a ten-year program, called Boston Creates, to "weave arts and culture into the fabric of everyday life" in the city.

The city will set aside money each year for public art projects - 1% of each year's spending on capital projects. One of the first areas to benefit will be Hyde Square in Jamaica Plain, where the city Public Works Department will spend $100,000 on public art to go along with a planned road upgrade. Read more.

By - 6/10/16 - 1:34 pm

Vinod Johnson watched the Bandaloop dance troupe help the Fallon Co. inaugurate its new 12-story office building at 100 Northern Ave yesterday.

By - 6/9/16 - 5:31 pm
Mayor Walsh at the Huntington Theatre

Mayor Walsh discusses the deal. Photo by Adam Castiglioni.

Officials from the Huntington Theatre, the company that now owns its building and the city announced a deal today in which the theater company will stay in what's now called the BU Theatre on Huntington Avenue and the owner will redevelop the space around it. Read more.

By - 6/6/16 - 3:06 pm

This is what remains of the second bombing location for the movie, currently taking place on the decommissioned Weymouth NAS. Weeks-old debris remains from pyrotechnics, and filming has shifted to the Watertown set (see rooftops in the distance on left). Interesting to watch some of the film making process unfold. The amount of resources put toward this seem inexhaustible.

By - 6/3/16 - 2:45 pm

Parenteau was 66. The Worcester Telegram reports. Charles Laquidara posts photos.

By - 5/31/16 - 11:24 am

A couple of reports from this past holiday weekend:

Vanyaland reports the bassist for a band playing O'Brien's in Allston last night tried to set his instrument on fire - with the help of some lighter fluid. No, it wasn't the Flaming Lips.

Sgt. Luke Taxter at D-4 reports a large fight inside the Cask 'n Flagon early Sunday ended with "1 female with cut to face and officers closing the bar early."

By - 5/29/16 - 9:15 am

Some light-saber action on the Common last night.

Via Boston Reddit.

By - 5/27/16 - 1:28 pm

Boston Magazine reports that the Boston Calling music festival will be moving to a larger space owned by Harvard in Allston starting next year - and will be adding a film festival curated by Harvard alum Natalie Portman. Read more

By - 5/26/16 - 10:18 pm

Farah Jones asks:

Boston drummers: I miss Jack's on Boylston, and cannot find an independent store to shop from near transit. Suggestions?

By - 5/25/16 - 7:35 am

WBUR reports on a recent conclave on the state of the local live-music scene following the closings of several venues.