Galen Moore of the Boston Business Journal uses state data and Google Fusion Tables to create a map of "every outdoor patio bar in the state of Massachusetts."
The Dorchester Reporter reports the city-owned theatre, which has seen long stretches of quietude, is getting a resident theatre company promising "a minimum of two, high-caliber musicals will hit the stage for multi-week runs."
The 'Taylor Swift's Biggest Fan Contest', was being run by Boston, USA's Kiss 108 FM. The competition was hijacked when a 4chan user appealed to members of the online community to help Charles – whom he describes as a friend – win the vote.
The anonymous user wrote: "My creepy 39-year-old friend named Charles would like to crush all those girls' dreams... Read more
reality TV docu-series "The Vineyard" premiered last night. Per the ABCF press release, the show "is set against the idyllic backdrop of Martha’s Vineyard, MA [sic], and features the island’s iconic Black Dog Tavern."
Apparently, the Discovery Channel thinks America hasn't gotten enough of South Boston and is readying a series based on a book written by a former IRA gun runner and associate of murdering thug Whitey Bulger, only this time, a Southie crew will battle rivals from Roslindale and Dorchester for, oh, who the hell cares, it's going to suck.... Read more
Masshole Mommy reports the stadium appeared to have only five or six security lines for the sold-out Bon Jovi show on Saturday:
We were all getting pushed & shoved and a fight even ended up breaking out not far behind us. Add in the fact that the security people were moving in slow motion and not thoroughly checking people anyways and that made it... Read more
WCVB this week sued Aereo, which recently began a service to let people watch Boston TV stations, charging the company is ripping off the station's valuable local programming.
In its suit, filed in US District Court, WCVB says other companies that rebroadcast its programs do so only after paying a fee.
Aereo's service undermines the purposes served by the Copyright Act by exposing copyright... Read more
WBUR interviews a bunch of buskers, including the woman who plays the harp at Downtown Crossing on the Orange Line.
Nobody messes with Selena Gomez fans, apparently - not even other Selena Gomez fans. Around 4 p.m., about 100... Read more
A Mansfield man hired to help build sets for Adam Sandler's Boston-based "That's My Boy" is suing Sandler's production company, Sony, Columbia Pictures and Black and Decker because of what he says is the way he lost fingers on his right hand to a table saw.
In his suit, filed yesterday in US District Court in Boston, Richard Houpert says he was working on... Read more
Some singer claims he was in Boston over the weekend when some beefy male NKOTB fans not only recognized them they got angry enough to whale the tar out of him, at least, according to TMZ:
Aaron, who posted some gnarly selfies after the fight, tells TMZ he was leaving dinner with a friend last night in beantown, when a huge guy approached... Read more
The Brookline TAB published a story about our efforts to collect memories and photos of the Circle Cinemas and our hope to save the quirky CIRCLE sign from the landfill.
Read more here:
We're writing here to announce a new project commemorating the Circle Cinema, which has been a Brighton landmark since 1940. The theater, and its iconic CIRCLE sign, are scheduled to meet the wrecking ball later this year.
We are a photographer and a sociologist who have teamed up to collect memories, photos, and opinions of the theater and its sign (positive, negative, indifferent). We... Read more
Splash, which recently reopened after a burst water pipe caused major interior damage several months ago, has had enough with the water theme and is changing its name to Bliss.
The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to allow the name change for the Kneeland Street club. Nobody spoke in opposition at a hearing this morning.
Splash's attorney, William Ferullo, told the board this... Read more
Bob Brown harrumphs his way through a Herald-infused documentary about Dirk Greineder, the local doctor who murdered his wife in 1999:
I learned that not unlike the "horndog" Dr. Dirk Greineder, who turned Wellesley into "his own sinful playground," that "everyone in Wellesley has a guilty pleasure or two," including the "diet-cheating trophy wives and preppy high-schoolers smoking in the boys' bathroom."
And about... Read more
The owners of An Tua Nua, 835 Beacon St., say they're giving the bar a mathematical name in the hopes of attracting all the science nerds who now live in the area, but othewise aren't planning any major changes to the watering hole.
The new name, Arc, comes from the geometrical notion of a curve, bar attorney Karen Simao told the Boston Licensing Board today.... Read more