Entertainment

By - 9/6/16 - 9:43 pm

Meet Bret LaBelle, a sergeant who's been on the force for 18 years. And yes, he rocks the accent, which is a requirement for all Bostonians on the show.

By - 9/5/16 - 10:57 am

Wicked Local Watertown reports the helicopter that buzzed the town awake early yesterday was hired by the production company making Marky Mark's Marathon-bombing movie. Back in February, the town asked the film company to find some other place to recreate the Watertown manhunt because it was just too soon.

By - 8/30/16 - 5:57 pm

MassDOT reports Keolis will run a train to and from the Bruce Springsteen concert at Gillette on Sept. 14.

The downbound train will leave South Station at 5:35 p.m., Back Bay at 5:40 and Dedham Corporate Center at 5:55. The train back to Boston will leave a half hour after the end of the concert. Tickets are $20 at the ticket counters at South Station, Back Bay and North Station.

By - 8/30/16 - 5:20 pm

This just in from inside BPD:

This evening a Hollywood production company, Wheelman PSC, LLC will be test firing prop weapons on Federal Street at Franklin St. We will arrive at 7:30pm and will be finished with in one hour. I will temporarily shut down traffic on Federal Street during the simulated gunfire. I will also make an "on air" announcement before we proceed. Please share this with the community partners in the financial district. Thank you

Titanium Cranium reports her apartment manager has forwarded a similar message.

Wheelman PSC is listed as the company behind Wheelman, a thriller involving a failed bank robber who can't trust anyone - except his 14-year-old daughter, natch. But they weren't originally scheduled to start filming here until Sept. 12.

By - 8/27/16 - 4:39 pm

Some things don't change much in Boston, as you'll see in this intro to an episode of the old Martin Milner vehicle, if you can dig it.

Bikeyface notes the episode was directed by Elliot Silverstein, who got local boy Leonard Nimoy his start in acting.

Via Boston Reddit.

By - 8/25/16 - 11:27 am

Drew Starr reports the owners of the Burren want to move into the Pad Thai Cafe space at 1116 Boylston St. and turn it into a jazz club and restaurant.

By - 8/25/16 - 9:45 am

Finally, the Boston accent gets the movie it deserves. With requisite bar fight, even.

Compare.

By - 8/15/16 - 9:24 am

Jimmy Buffet returns to Great Woods the Xfinity Center this coming Saturday and Mansfield Police are warning tailgating fans not to bring their own jury-rigged toilets this time:

Fortunately, the folks at Live Nation New England have supplied the parking lots with an abundance of actual, health-code-compliant toilets that aren't attached to the bumper of a pickup truck. We want to get the word out early this year that the "tent toilets" will not be permitted (or tolerated). We know, we know....no one likes to poo in a Porta-Loo, but think of it as an experience to build character. Like showering at camp with a family of spiders.

By - 8/14/16 - 8:40 pm

Sara reports tonight from the My2K Tour at the House of Blues - which features several bands, including 98 Degrees - that 98 degrees also appears to be the temperature inside: Read more.

By - 8/14/16 - 12:34 pm
Playing with fire at Ignite in Union Square, Somerville

Myron Freeman took in the annual Ignite festival in Union Square last night.

Copyright Myron Freeman. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 8/4/16 - 9:37 am
Lights at James Taylor concert at Fenway Park

Michael Ratty shows us a sea of cell phones at the end of last night's James Taylor concert at Fenway Park.

By - 8/1/16 - 10:37 am

National Night Out will take place on Monday, August 1 and Tuesday August 2.

List of locations:
http://bpdnews.com/news/2016/7/31/please-join-the-bpd-this-monday-and-tu...

Read more.

By - 7/31/16 - 9:56 am
Hogwarts Square in Cambridge

Teddy Kokoros journeyed to Hogwarts Square in Cambridge last night for the release of the latest Harry Potter book.

By - 7/30/16 - 11:40 am
Silly Walks on the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston

Looks like the British Consulate is helping Bostonians explore one of the unique facets of Her Majesty's Government on the Greenway near Rowes Wharf today, as Steve Holt discovered.

What the ministry in question does.

Or it could be part of Figment Boston.

By - 7/29/16 - 5:59 pm
Ray Bolger mural in Dorchester

The Mayor's Mural Crew this week finished an homage to Dorchester's own Ray Bolger, best know for his role as the Scarecrow in "The Wizard of Oz." It's on the side of Romel Dry Cleaners, at Dorchester Avenue and St. Mark's Road.

By - 7/28/16 - 10:56 pm

Rachel Platten, who wrote "Fight Song," the song Hillary Clinton walked across the stage to, grew up in Newton and went to Buckingham Browne and Nichols.

By - 7/28/16 - 9:07 am

The Independent Film Festival Boston is suing the Boston International Film Festival for trademark infringement, charging the latter is intentionally confusing both movie makers and ticket buyers. Read more.

By - 7/26/16 - 1:19 pm

Fenway Recordings Sessions Presents:
Sunflower Bean
w/ Burglary Years, DJ Carbo
Thursday, 10/6
Doors @ 6pm, Show @ 7pm
Brighton Music Hall
158 Brighton Ave, Allston, MA
This event is all ages.
Tix: http://bit.ly/2aezZd6 Adv price: $13
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1582297848736237/
Web: http://crossroadspresents.com/brighton-music-hall/

By - 7/26/16 - 12:19 pm

The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today that "permanent" means "permanent," and that an injunction that permanently barred Karl Clemmey from Great Woods in 1993 remains in effect despite the facility's change of both ownership and names. Read more.

By - 7/25/16 - 2:26 pm

It’s a brunch + concert + makers market! Looking for something hip and local to do in the Boston area on a hot summer Sunday? There’s no better place to shop local, eat local, and support local music than at Somerville Local First’s Music & Makers Event on August 7th. Read more.