The MBTA reports a driver somehow got his or her car stuck on the E Line tracks between Northeastern and Brigham Circle, which means trolleys can't go anywhere and riders are being told to take the 39 bus instead.
Greg Cook Danilchuk Auto Body's annual Super Bowl prediction in East Boston.
Along the South Boston Waterfront, people - and cute, fluffy baby goats - made their preferences clear: Read more.
The Globe reports that developer Robert Korff has proposed a 300-foot-tall hotel replacement for the Citizens Bank in Kenmore Square - and to build a new road between Commonwealth Avenue and Beacon Street.
The proposal would be a replacement for an earlier plan to build two hotels in the square, neither anywhere near as tall as the current plan, but without any major changes to the square itself.
On an unscheduled inspection of the Sidebar on Bromfield Street last month, BPD Sgt. William Gallagher asked a young-looking customer with a draft beer for his ID. The man handed over a Dutch ID showing him to be over 21. But then Gallagher flexed the card - a standard step to check whether an ID is fake, because fake IDs often have cheap laminating that separates from the paper underneath when bent. Read more.
The Boston Language Institute, which for decades guaranteed Boston subway riders they could learn Swahili, shut down today, not because every Bostonian who has ever wanted to learn Swahili has done so, but because its bank seized its account. Read more.
City councilors Josh Zakim (Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Fenway, Mission Hill) and Michael Flaherty (at large) say it's time to curb a proliferating number of road races that tie up neighborhood streets, particularly in the Back Bay, but also in the Fenway and Beacon Hill. Read more.
An MIT fraternity in Kenmore Square found itself hauled before the Boston Licensing Board today to face police citations for allowing underage drinking and vaping at a party in which way more people were stuffed into the building than allowed by its Boston-issued licenses. Read more.
Two bars not normally associated with Boston College had to explain today how underage BC students were able to get in and consume adult beverages until the moment detectives from the BPD licensing unit asked for their IDs. Read more.
This morning, Jeremy Sarna watched workers restore the cladding that fell off one of those brand-spanking new buildings on Boylston Street in the Fenway in the wind yesterday. The wind-whipped building pieces shut Boylston Street overnight and into this morning.
The Fenway Sports Group, which owns the Red Sox and Fenway Park, yesterday filed a letter of intent with the BPDA to build a new entertainment venue next to Fenway Park between Lansdowne and Ipswich streets, behind the Fenway bleachers, to "host a wide variety of entertainment and civic events on a year-round basis." Read more.
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