By - 2/26/16 - 11:28 pm

WBZ reports the company agreed to a request from town officials, who said recreating the events on the streets they actually happened on was not a good idea.

By - 2/26/16 - 12:10 pm

RCN is alerting customers they might have brief problems with their TV pictures during the day between Feb. 29 and March 8.

These outages are caused by a phenomenon called "solar satellite interference" or "sun outage." This happens when the sun moves directly behind a TV satellite and interferes with its signal.

Read more.

By - 2/24/16 - 8:11 am

Peter Gelzinis talks to some Watertown residents about Marky Mark's plans to recreate the Tsarnaev manhunt and shootouts on the streets where they happened, including the owner of The Boat, who's opposed, and two people who lived on the street with the shootout, who are down with the idea.

By - 2/17/16 - 11:09 pm

Michael J. Epstein, a Somerville musician and filmmaker who has given us, among other things, the Boston version of the opening of The Prisoner, is leaving for Los Angeles this fall along with his partner Sophia Cacciola. Epstein cites a number of reasons, including the weather, but writes the move is ultimately about the frustrations and limitations of the creative world in the Boston area:

Every year, more and more of our friends give up and move outside the city because they can no longer afford the rent. Boston, as a community and as an institution, fails to support startup and mid-level arts groups. ...

This deficit means that the city fails to attract the types of infrastructure that result in creative workers getting paid fair wages. For our needs, that means that there are very few record labels, booking agencies, feature-film production houses, film distribution companies, etc. We personally just can’t rely on crowdfunding and accumulating debt forever, and we can’t work under those financial restrictions to do better than we are now. We are just killing ourselves to pull off anything serious on tiny budgets. The true cost of this failure to value creative work is that people like us are significantly burdened by staying, and we are driven to leave. We’d prefer to stay, but it’s self-sabotaging to wait for sociopolitical miracles.

By - 2/15/16 - 4:06 pm

UPDATE, 5 p.m. Theaters have been re-opened.

The AMC Boston Common closed its doors after shooing patrons out around 2:30 p.m. due to some sort of security threat or maybe just burst pipes.

And then a worker put Closed until further notice signs on the doors.

By - 2/15/16 - 11:52 am

It used to be 500 channels and nothing to watch, but this morning it's more like two channels and nothing to watch. As Matthew Gilberti reports:

My TVs are stuck on Sportscenter and The View. Don't know which is worse!

By - 2/6/16 - 1:48 pm

What were those 3 military helicopters flying over the South End about???

By - 2/4/16 - 11:51 am

Fenway Recording Sessions presents Baio at Brighton Music Hall on Thursday night! Event is 18+, and you can find tickets here: http://bit.ly/1lxa5Ud

By - 2/2/16 - 4:15 pm

On the evening of February 3rd, Doors at 7pm, show at 8pm! Advance tickets $10.50, DOS tickets $15!

TOMORROW NIGHT :: Allan Rayman, Mothers, LOLO and Animal Flag play Brighton Music Hall as part of the Fenway Recordings Sessions, in association with Communion Music.

Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/820182171426697/

Tickets here: http://www1.ticketmaster.com/event/01004F8FB86F46ED

By - 1/22/16 - 9:32 am

But wouldn't "the townie" say "dude" or "khed" instead of "bro"?

H/t Michael Ratty.

By - 1/12/16 - 9:07 pm
Central Square David Bowie tribute

Chris Devers found this Bowie tribute in the Central Square graffiti alley today.

Posted under this Creative Commons license.

By - 1/10/16 - 9:39 pm

Maura Tierney, one of Hyde Park's own, won a Golden Globe for best supporting actress tonight for her role in The Affair.

By - 1/7/16 - 11:58 am

Greater Media announced today that Ramiro Torres is moving to Hot 96.9 - where he will rejoin Pebbles on the morning show. The two last worked together at Jam'n 94.5, where owner Clear Channel ditched Pebbles in 2012; then Ramiro last summer.

Torres, a.k.a. "the freakin' Puerto Rican," has been on the air locally for some 20 years.

By - 1/6/16 - 10:54 am

Do you want to get more involved with your community in 2016? Want to help out the youth in Boston? Want to add more value to your life? Look no further!

Boston Partners in Education is seeking adults in the community to step up and become academic mentors to Boston Public Schools students.

By - 1/5/16 - 7:22 pm

Jamaica Plain News reports the Footlight Club is going to have to come up with $200,000 to replace all its seats at the demand of the Boston Fire Department - on top of the money it's already raised to replace its fire alarm, emergency lighting and sprinkler systems.

By - 12/17/15 - 12:25 pm
Man waiting outside Boston theater for the new Star Wars movie

Downtown Boston BID found this guy waiting outside the AMC Loews Boston Common at lunchtime today - waiting for the evening screening of some new science-fiction movie that's debuts today.

By - 12/16/15 - 11:21 pm
Imperial stomtroopers at Massachusetts Avenue and Tremont Street

Pat from Boston spotted these horn-playing stormtroopers on Mass. Ave. at Tremont around 9:20 p.m.