Fenway

By - 9/15/17 - 11:55 am

Seems a colony of Italian Wall Lizards has established itself in the Fenway Victory Gardens. They normally couldn't survive our winters, but the gardens are full of warmth-supplying mulch.

Massachusetts hasn't had any lizards of the reptilian variety since the five-lined skink went extinct here.

Via Jef Taylor.

By - 9/14/17 - 10:14 am
Wanted for flute thievery

BU Police have put out an APB for a man they say stole a handmade, sterling silver Arista flute from the School of Fine Arts on Aug. 29. Read more.

By - 9/6/17 - 1:22 pm

Boston Police report detectives ordered the immediate evacuation of several dozen non-residents at Phi Delta Theta, 97 Bay State Rd. on Sunday night after they discovered a place filled with both water from the ad-hoc waterfall and way too many people - including at least one hapless freshman with a Bud Light. Read more.

By - 9/1/17 - 10:16 am
Proposed Landmark Center extension

Architect's rendering of new office and lab building.

The owner of Landmark Center in the Fenway has submitted revised plans to the BPDA for a major expansion that calls for a 14-story office and lab building, rather than a four-building, 600-unit residential complex approved by the city three years ago. Read more.

By - 8/31/17 - 6:16 pm
Truck on tracks

Why, yes, the B Line is stuck this rush hour because the driver of a U-Haul van somehow managed to get it stuck on the tracks near the BU Bridge. Annie Whitehouse, who captured the moment for posterity, suggests:

U-Haul stuck on the tracks at the BU Bridge is the most Allston thing to ever happen.

At least since the last most Allston thing to ever happen, back in 2015.

By - 8/29/17 - 4:19 pm

The two schools announced today they have started merger negotiations on how to make the 1,000-student college a part of the 33,000-student research university. Read more.

By - 8/21/17 - 10:02 am

Drew Starr reports that Pad Thai, which closed a few months ago on Boylston Street, is re-opening on Hemenway Street, where Rice Bowl used to be.

By - 8/16/17 - 9:13 am

MassDOT reports that as of 5 a.m., the Commonwealth Avenue bridge over the turnpike is open again and Green Line trolleys are going hither and yon and life is just back to normal and all.

By - 8/13/17 - 1:05 pm

MassDOT reports that the complete re-opening of the Commonwealth Avenue bridge near the BU Bridge has been delayed for several days due to grouting taking longer than expected and the need to hold off pouring some concrete because of recent rains.

Weather permitting, trolley service on the MBTA Green Line B-Branch and private vehicle access to the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge and Boston University Bridge and local roadways will resume by the middle of the upcoming week.

By - 8/10/17 - 12:22 pm

Boston Magazine, whose writers can see the place from their office windows, reports that restaurant operator Douglas Bacon is getting closer to re-opening the long closed Symphony 8 on Westland Avenue under a new name: The Westland. Read more.

By - 8/7/17 - 10:07 pm

Edge Media reports the death of the longtime Avalon DJ.

By - 8/6/17 - 10:36 pm

MassDOT reports it's returning the turnpike in Allston to the full four lanes in both directions tomorrow morning, three weeks ahead of schedule.

The news is not quite as good for people who drive on the road above the turnpike - or take the Green Line, though: Work there to replace half of the Commonwealth Avenue bridge will continue through next week.

By - 8/1/17 - 9:46 am
Couple together since 1961 at Fenway Park

Marla M. spotted this pair of lovebirds at Fenway Park last night.

Copyright Marla M. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 7/31/17 - 9:11 am
Commonwealth Avenue bridge work under way

Photographynatalia took a look at the construction work on Comm. Ave. where it crosses the turnpike yesterday as workers begin to replace half the bridge (with the other half to get replaced next year).

If you normally drive/ride over the bridge, how was your commute this morning? Read more.

By - 7/30/17 - 10:54 am

Jacquelyn Goddard at MassDOT shows us some of the work to replace half the Commonwealth Avenue bridge in front of the BU Bridge over the next three weeks.

Earlier, John McLachlan took a look at where the Green Line used to be:

By - 7/26/17 - 9:30 pm
Workers getting Comm. Ave. bridge ready to be blocked

Workers gearing up to shut off traffic. Photo by Greg Hum.

The long awaited, little anticipated shutdown of the Comm. Ave. bridge began at 9 p.m., affecting motorists, Green Line and bus riders, Worcester Line riders and the braver souls heading to Springfield and Chicago on Amtrak. Boston Magazine runs down the details of the work, which the state says is pretty necessary on account of the bridge falling apart.

By - 7/26/17 - 12:11 pm

MassArt, which says it was unaware some of its ads were showing up on Breitbart, said today it will work with its ad networks to stop that. Read more.