Fenway

By - 8/1/15 - 3:42 pm
New Yorkers suck sign on Cape Cod

M. Mantis reports somebody is driving around the Cape with this sign posted on their pickup.

Meanwhile, Drew Starr reports:

Just saw a sweet old lady give tourists completely wrong directions to Fenway Park. I caught her eye. "Yankees fans," she said.

By - 7/29/15 - 12:24 pm

Boston Police report they are looking for a man they say attacked two women and kicked a man in Kenmore Square on July 4.

Police said the man made "anti-gay comments" as he attacked the two women.

He's about 6' in his 20s and has a buzz cut. he was wearing a black shirt, a black jacket and bluejeans at the time, and carried a black backpack.

By - 7/28/15 - 11:25 am

Bouncers managed to avert physical contact and injuries at Bill's Bar on May 17, when a guy in a group of white Sox fans about to get on a bus to go back to New Hampshire after a game and some drinking decided to scream a racial slur at a small group of black men entering the bar, police and bar workers told the Boston Licensing Board today. Read more.

By - 7/10/15 - 4:03 pm

A health inspector ordered the Chipotle at 148 Brookline Ave. shut today after finding cheese, raw steak and chicken, marinated chicken, barbacoa and carnitas in a walk in cooler at temperatures well above the maximum allowable 41 degrees - as well as similar conditions in a "reach-in unit" holding cheese and guacamole at the front of the store.

By - 7/9/15 - 7:30 am

Turlach MacDonagh wonders about this pink thing:

Found this object epoxied to the BU bridge. Assume it is a public art kind of thing. Wondering if anyone know what the deal is?

By - 7/9/15 - 6:57 am

The Globe reports on last evening's gallery talk about that Monet painting. The teacher was disappointed people can no longer wear a kimono matching the one in the painting; on the other side, there was some check-your-privileging going on.

By - 7/7/15 - 6:40 pm

State Police and the Boston Fire Department report the death of a man spotted falling into the river at Charlesgate around 6 p.m. State Police report: Read more:

By - 7/7/15 - 6:27 pm

The Museum of Fine Arts reports it's responding to complaints about cultural appropriation and banning the weekly wearing of kimonos in front of Monet's La Japonaise.

Last week, protesters stood with signs in front of the painting protesting non-Japanese people being allowed to put on a kimono as cultural racism. In a statement today, the museum says: Read more.

By - 7/1/15 - 9:11 pm
Don't wear that kimono

A roving UHub photographer reports the MFA had this "try on a kimono" event this evening - that got crashed by a man and a woman who tried to convince participants they were being racists by trying on kimonos or even just looking at paintings of people in kimonos - by participating in "yellowface." He was not impressed: Read more.

By - 6/28/15 - 1:55 pm

Ashley spotted these flowers in front of a Fenway apartment building, wonders what kind they are.

By - 6/23/15 - 8:50 pm
Amazing sky over Fenway park

Curt Nickisch watched the sunset at Fenway tonight.

Of course, it wasn't just over Fenway that the sunset was amazing.

Rachel Anne Miller took in the sunset over Kendall Square: Read more.

By - 6/19/15 - 3:09 pm
Laboy

A Somerville man who used his Facebook page to talk about death, weapons and what part of his body police and federal marshals could suck was shot dead by police on the Silber Footbridge today after, officials say, he came at officers with a knife and refused their orders to drop it. Read more.

By - 6/10/15 - 11:13 am

UPDATE: They got the license.

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to grant an all alcohol license to Target for the new store the chain says will open July 22 at Boylston and Kilmarnock.

The four-story store will be the first East Coast CityTarget, aimed at nearby residents who arrive on foot, rather than in a car.

Target attorney Joseph Devlin said the Fenway is ideal for that, given all the residential development along Boylston. He said the neighborhood's existing liquor outlets, which includes the Boylston Star Market, have not kept pace with the demand.

Devlin said the alcoholic beverages, in a single aisle near housewares, will be aimed at people stocking up for parties or events, rather than the sort of people looking for a quick buzz. The store will not sell 40s, nips or pints, he said.

The proposal was supports by the mayor and city councilors Josh Zakim, Ayanna Pressley, Michael Flaherty, Michelle Wu and Steve Murphy. Nobody spoke in opposition.

By - 5/26/15 - 12:08 pm
Blue Angels over Kenmore Square

Sam Ditzion watched the Blue Angels fly over Kenmore Square.

MadTy got a closeup:

Read more

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:

Read more.

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.

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.

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.

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 reported one lane was still shut due to the crash.

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