Fenway

By - 5/20/15 - 11:01 am
Colorful inflatable thing on the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Jess Idres shows us what's sprouted on one side of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. As the museum explains:

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By - 5/16/15 - 10:38 pm

Around 10:20 p.m. in the Fens near Park Drive and Jersey Street.

Both suspects were black and wore dark hoodies; one was about 5'10" and the other about 5'8". One pointed a gun, the other a Taser.Read more

By - 5/9/15 - 9:21 am
Tree faces in the Fenway near the MFA

Bettlebrox ran across this tree art in the Fens behind the MFA the other day.

Posted under this Creative Commons license and in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.Read more

By - 5/6/15 - 10:57 pm
Back Bay Fens fire

Firefighters responded to the Back Bay Fens shortly before 10:50 p.m. after the Fens caught on fire, as they seem to do every spring, in the area between the BFD dispatch building and Boylston Street. The fire was reported knocked down shortly after 11.Read more

By - 5/5/15 - 6:41 pm
Cars going nowhere fast on the Massachusetts Turnpike in downtown Boston

Going nowhere fast on the turnpike. Photo by Jed Hresko.

UPDATE: Around 6:50 p.m., people stuck in a garage at 125 High St. called 911 to complain of the fumes; police were helpless in the face of downtown-wide gridlock.

A multi-car crash on the turnpike westbound near Kenmore Square shortly after 5 p.m. quickly jammed the turnpike out of town and then all the roads leading to it downtown. At 6:30 p.m., State Police...Read more

By - 5/5/15 - 7:58 am

David Weinberger reports on an encounter with a trash-bag-laden Dukakis outside Wheelock College yesterday:

He chatted me up: My name, what I do, etc. I complimented him on setting such an example. When I beat him to a ruptured styrofoam coffee cup, he offered to throw it out for me, but I instead relieved him of some of the trash he was carrying because

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By - 5/5/15 - 6:38 am
Sunseet at Fenway Park in Boston

Jeff Tamagini watched the sun go down on Fenway Park (not the Sox season) last night.Read more

By - 5/4/15 - 7:02 am
Blooming cherry trees in Somerville

Ocschwar enjoyed some flowering trees in Conway Park in Somerville the other day.

Over in the Fenway, meanwhile, Views of the Northeast took in the Art in Bloom exhibit at the MFA (more info on the show). Read more

By - 4/30/15 - 6:41 pm
Forlorn mama goose in the Fenway

Hillary spotted this poor mother goose in the Fenway today, along with a sign from an outraged person about how her eggs have been stolen and demanding justice for mother, now resorting to sitting on tennis balls and apples, apparently.Read more

By - 4/30/15 - 5:04 pm
Flipped car on Huntington Avenue in Boston

Kyle happened upon bystanders trying to help the driver of a car that flipped on Huntington Avenue at St. Alphonsus around 4:45 p.m., before firefighters and EMTs arrived.Read more

By - 4/9/15 - 2:58 pm

Mayor Walsh today signed an ordinance raising the fines for parking in resident-only spaces around Fenway Park on game days from $40 to $100 - just one day after the City Council approved the idea.

The increased fine will remain in place through the end of the year - after which city officials will evaluate them to see if it worked to free up...Read more

By - 4/9/15 - 12:23 pm

WBUR reports the appointment of Matthew Teitelbaum, currently director of the Art Gallery of Ontario, which his father, artist Mashel Teitelbaum, used to picket as being elitist - which brings us to an open letter to Teitelbaum by Greg Cook, who knows something about combating elitism at the MFA....Read more

By - 4/8/15 - 1:08 pm

The City Council today approved a proposal to increase the fines for non-residents parking in resident-only spaces around Fenway Park from $40 to $100 during Red Sox games.

Councilor Josh Zakim, who represents the neighborhood, said the measure should help residents with parking stickers who come home to find all the on-street spaces filled with Sox fans - many of whom find a $40 fine...Read more

By - 4/5/15 - 7:23 pm

State Police report a woman heading from a ramp at Charlesgate onto Storrow Drive inbound "failed to slow and struck the barrier on the ramp" around 3:45 p.m.

The driver of the 2001 Corolla, 60, was rushed to Mass. General, where she was pronounced dead.Read more

By - 4/2/15 - 8:50 am

The City Council yesterday approved proposals by Mayor Walsh, that, if they actually go through this time, could lead to major renovations to the Boston Arts Academy, now housed in an old, formerly condemned post-office warehouse in the Fenway and the Josiah Quincy Upper School, housed in a 19th-century former elementary school.

The council approved spending $1.7 million to hire somebody to design a revamped...Read more

By - 4/1/15 - 6:13 pm
Closed Burger King on Boylston Street in Boston's Fenway neighborhood.

Chad O'Connor noticed today that another low-density commercial square is being replaced by a high-density residential square. Or more specifically: The Boylston Street Burger King has closed - to make way for a 240-unit, 17-story apartment building by Skanska USA, as shown in this architect's rendering submitted to the BRA:

By - 3/31/15 - 8:41 pm
ISD warning sign in the Fenway

Sophie spotted ISD signs on some Alpha Management buildings in the Fenway tonight.Read more

By - 3/29/15 - 7:55 am
Looking at the Daughters of Edward Darley Boit at the Museum of Fine Arts

Myron Freeman took in a couple of people taking in Sargent's Daughters of Edward Darley Boit at the MFA recently.

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

By - 3/28/15 - 5:53 pm

The Herald reports the owner of the Remy's franchise on the waterfront will reopen the shuttered Fenway Remy's in time for opening day - and is planning things such as businesspeople's lunch specials to fill the place during the 284 days a year the Sox don't play at home.Read more

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