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By - 8/12/14 - 8:06 am
Good Will Hunting bench in Boston's Public Garden

Robin Williams fans are turning the Public Garden bench where he sat with Matt Damon in "Good Will Hunting" into a memorial.

Hedge photographed the bench around 6 this morning.

Buzzfeed interviews the first person to write something at the bench.

"When we got there, there were two guys sitting on the bench,” Rabchenuk said to BuzzFeed. "As we were talking, another

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By - 8/11/14 - 7:41 pm

The Public Garden scene in "Good Will Hunting."

L.A. Times: Robin Williams dies at 63 in apparent suicide.

By - 8/9/14 - 6:31 pm
Batman and the Joker in the Prudential Center

Neal Doyle captured Batman and the Joker doing some shopping at the Cambridgeport Star Market (presumably before heading to the comics convention at the World Trade Center).

By - 8/7/14 - 4:56 pm

Lou Delpidio, owner of the Guilt/Underbar clubs in the Theater District, reports he's changing the name of Underbar to Candibar just as soon as some fancy new LED lights arrive from their factory in Greece.

Delpidio told the Boston Licensing Board yesterday Underbar will remain basically the same, but that the lights, which "are on a ship right now" will change the look enough to... Read more

By - 8/6/14 - 7:06 pm
Teens outside the Ritz Carlton in Boston

Kristin MacDougall captured some of the One Direction fans who dropped whatever they were doing and rushed down to the Ritz-Carlton late this afternoon as word spread the boys might be staying there.

By - 8/5/14 - 2:08 pm
Ted being protected in Boston

Emily Cervone forwards a photo, taken by a co-worker, of the guard for Ted on Berkeley Street in the Back Bay this morning (can't be too careful with Johnny Depp maybe still running around all balding and everything).

Ed Coppinger notes the cop on the left is his brother, Mike (and we note that Ed is not the state rep - that's his... Read more

By - 8/5/14 - 9:59 am

Looks like the bill to make "Roadrunner" the official state rock song (a measure championed by then state Rep. Marty Walsh and then arts promoter Joyce Linehan has become the Norwegian Blue of legislation.

By - 8/1/14 - 11:17 pm
Temptations in the North End, Boston

Matt Conti met the Temptations at St. Agrippina's Feast in the North End tonight. More photos.

By - 7/28/14 - 10:08 am
Somebody in a stretchy bag on the Rose Kennedy Greenway

Photographynatalia captured a couple of people inside a stretchy sack at Figment Boston on the Greenway over the weekend.

Copyright Photographynatalia. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 7/23/14 - 3:03 pm

TD Garden officials said today they tripled the number of ambulances they normally have on hand for a concert and added extra security guards and other staffers to deal with what they knew could be an onslaught of pre-gamed ticketholders streaming in for a June 25 concert by the Swedish EDM DJ.

But just as Avicii was taking the stage around 9:30 p.m., city EMS... Read more

By - 7/21/14 - 2:32 pm

Vanyaland interviews Constantine Valhouli, who has added Boston-area locations referenced by song lyrics to a Google map.

By - 7/19/14 - 6:35 pm

Jamaica Plain News has the photos from today's concerts.

By - 7/16/14 - 9:47 am

The city Office of Arts and Culture is throwing a Donna Summer roller-skating bash on City Hall Plaza Friday evening.

The Donna Summer Memorial Roller Disco Tribute Party, which pays tribute to the Dorchester disco diva, starts at 6 p.m. Skateless? Don't worry - there'll be a dance floor set up to bust a move on.... Read more

By - 7/10/14 - 9:20 am

A company called Music Vault has posted more than 13,000 videos of classic rock shows on its website and on YouTube. There are a dizzying number of priceless performances. Unfortunately, none that appear to have taken place in Boston but several that feature hometown favorites including Boston and Aerosmith. (Sadly, no Del Fuegos.) Here's the J. Geils Band performing (Ain't Nothin'... Read more

By - 7/9/14 - 1:05 pm

City Councilor Steve Murphy wants the Garden, the House of Blues and other concert venues to explain what they're doing to prevent a recurrence of incidents involving young concert goers collapsing from drug use.

Murphy added he also wants better coordination between the venues, the city and local hospitals to handle large numbers of collapsed drug users. He said all of the kids... Read more

By - 7/9/14 - 7:41 am

The Globe explains the Verb, the replacement for the Fenway Howard Johnson's that is an homage to the Boston rock scene, circa 1975.

For $200 a night, guests will get to stay in rooms decorated with old Phoenix covers (contributed by Stephen Mindich himself):

They’ll also see a grittier Fenway/Kenmore area, a place where Burger King and the Pizza Pad were considered gourmet

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By - 7/2/14 - 4:26 pm

Organizers are moving the Boston Pops concert and fireworks to tomorrow night due to Arthur. The real festivities will take the place of the practice concert, which will not take place at all.

The state plans to keep Storrow Drive open for the morning commute, but to shut it at noon, so if you drive to work on Storrow tomorrow, keep that in mind.... Read more

By - 6/30/14 - 11:16 am

The Globe reports there'll be no extended bar hours in Boston, because decades after the legislature took away local control of bars, legislators still don't trust City Hall.

By - 6/30/14 - 8:44 am

Prince William County and Jiffy Lube Live (yes, they have a venue called Jiffy Lube Live) were ready for Boston levels of Molly ODs at an Avici concert last night, but that didn't happen.

By - 6/30/14 - 12:49 am

"Human Contact: Short Sci-Fi Plays," which opens in a couple weeks,
is an evening of five thought-provoking one-acts that ask whether
technology robs the soul or augments it. These original tales explore
the evolution of the nature of humankind as we confront aliens, time travel,
self-directed evolution, and more. With well-crafted stories performed by a large
cast of Boston’s finest... Read more

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