So they're filming the Ghostbusters remake in Boston, which, of course, has to stand in for New York, because, well, that's what the Keymaster demands or something. Today, a half block of Harrison Avenue at Essex was made more Chinatownier for the movie.
The old Verizon switching station was livened up with Chinese banners (as was the newer and uglier Verizon switching station next door): Read more.
Organizers of the Jamaica Plain Porchfest on July 11 say more than 100 bands will perform on porches and in yards across the neighborhood, between noon and 6 p.m. In addition to musicians, spaces will be set aside for storytelling, dramatic readings and circus performers - including unicyclists.
Meanwhile, the Roslindale Arts Alliance is putting together the first Roslindale Porch Fest, on Sept. 12.
Rachel enjoyed the dance performance that was part of a Chinatown street festival today.
Barbara S. hopped over to the Cambridge Dance Party outside City Hall in Central Square.
Bijou owner George Aboujaoude says he is "very grateful" Boston Police quickly showed up outside his club early on May 17 - without that, a melee that ended with ten arrests, three guns seized and one officer in the hospital could have turned out far worse.
But at a Boston Licensing Board hearing on the incident this morning, Aboujaoude and club attorney Karen Simao said they're taking several steps to try to keep gang members - whom police blame for a good part of the roving brawl and all three of the guns - out of the club. Read more.
Wendy Blom, Executive Director of SCATV, sits down with Eric Fellinger, Board Chair of Union Square Main Streets, and Esther Hanig, Executive Director of Union Square Main Streets to discuss their grassroots fundraising campaign to help provide farm fresh food to Somerville neighbors in need of Farmers Market SNAP benefits. Support their endeavor: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/20...
Boston Restaurant Talk reports T.T. the Bear's Place could soon exit this mortal coil.
Help us dust off and unlock our community vaults! Join your neighbors for a special film screening at Davis Sq. Theater on June 20th at 3pm.
Saturday, June 20th! Jump back in time with us as we rediscover the history of community + place, and explore how it has changed. Or will we discover that it hasnâ€™t changed much? The full line-up of videos will be announced late May. Community Vault proceeds will help support the mission of Somerville Community Access TV station--your local community media center.
Yep, it's the trailer for the Johnny Depp version of the Whitey Bulger story.
H/t Patty Palmer.
Erica Mattison took in some swing dancing on the Common today.
Jacques Cabaret, 79 Broadway in Bay Village, goes before the Boston Licensing Board on Wednesday for permission to stop serving food - the day after it has to answer charges of not using the food-serving license it has.
The cabaret currently has a liquor license that requires it to make food available to patrons. On Tuesday, Jacques has to explain to the board why BPD detectives caught it on March 2 not offering food to customers, indeed, not having a kitchen or food-preparation area at all.
Yes, it's an official thing, with a mayoral proclamation and everything. Vanyaland explains.
The kidlet and I made our annual trek to the Pru to check out the costumes for Anime Boston. As always, it didn't disappoint, except for maybe the fact there were no Tron characters.
Thousands of costumed con goers flitted through both the Hynes and the Pru, where they mixed with bemused tourists and a few little kids, who found themselves watching an impromptu parade.