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By adamg - 10/17/19 - 10:10 am
Tree on car on Symphony Road

As you might expect, Boston 311 is getting lots of reports about downed trees, including this one on a car on Symphony Road in the Fenway.

By adamg - 10/15/19 - 9:39 am
Giant heads of Boston

Boston has tons of statues, but only a select few are giant heads rising from the ground. The other day, we went on a tour of the city to take a look at some of these bad boys and girls: Read more.

By adamg - 10/10/19 - 9:25 am

The Daily Free Press reports growing numbers of BU students are using scooters - most of them non-electric - to get from A to B on the elongated BU campus; quotes a BU official as saying there's only so much they can do to keep scootin' scholars from getting flattened on public roads in a city with no formal scooter regulations.

By adamg - 10/9/19 - 5:11 pm

The Boston Public Health Commission reports a Boston resident who was out and about last week has been diagnosed with measles, and is urging anybody who doesn't know their measles vaccination status to get a new MMR shot if they were at any of the following locations: Read more.

By adamg - 10/8/19 - 3:39 pm
Proposed Boylston Building

Architect's rendering of Boylston building

Scape, a British company that initially wanted to build a 533-bed private dorm building on Boylston Street, has filed new plans with the BPDA that now call for a Boylston Street building with 477 market-rate apartments - and for 445 apartments in a new Audubon Circle building and another 220 apartments in a new building on Charlesgate West. Read more.

By adamg - 9/30/19 - 11:02 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that even as work continues on a new Popeyes in West Roxbury, the outlet in Kenmore Square has apparently flown the coop.

Obligatory Red Sox reference here.

By adamg - 9/27/19 - 11:09 am

The Huntington News reports on the formation of Northeastern's newest student organization: Cheese Club. And it's just what it sounds like.

By adamg - 9/24/19 - 9:15 am

The owners of the Verb Hotel in the Fenway, which uses old Phoenix covers to help create an homage to the Boston music scene, is suing Hard Rock Cafe to block it from opening a chain of music-themed hotels called Reverb. Read more.

By adamg - 9/21/19 - 11:23 am

City Councilor Josh Zakim (Fenway, Mission Hill, Back Bay, Beacon Hill) yesterday endorsed Kenzie Bok in Tuesday's preliminary election for the District 8 seat he's giving up. Read more.

By adamg - 9/21/19 - 11:19 am

The Boston Sun reports residents living near Charlesgate and the Bowker Overpass are reporting more homeless people setting up camp there following the city's "Clean Sweep" along Methadone Mile.

By adamg - 9/18/19 - 9:00 pm

Gov. Baker today endorsed fellow Republican Jennifer Nassour for the District 8 City Council seat (Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Fenway, Mission Hill) being given up by Josh Zakim. Read more.

By adamg - 9/16/19 - 8:56 am

The Ward 10 Democrats are hosting a forum for candidates for the District 8 (Fenway, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Mission Hill) seat that Josh Zakim is giving up, at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Tobin School, 40 Smith St. on Mission Hill. Read more.

By adamg - 9/13/19 - 10:56 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today dismissed a lawsuit by a Revere lawyer challenging the way Boston gave the Red Sox permanent access to Jersey Street, saying he was not directly harmed by the sale and so had no "standing" to sue. Read more.

By adamg - 9/10/19 - 10:48 am
Architect's rendering

Architect's rendering.

The Zoning Board of Appeal this morning approved a plan by developer Cabot, Cabot & Forbes to build 440 apartments and condos in three buildings on Kilmarnock and Queensberry streets in the Fenway. Read more.

By adamg - 9/9/19 - 8:45 am

Storrowing Week continues with a driver who wedged his box truck into the Bowker Overpass at the Fenway exits on Storrow outbound this morning. State Police report they had to shut the right lane at Fenway exits to get the thing out. Eye-in-the-sky video of the non-motile truck.

By adamg - 9/7/19 - 12:33 am

State Police report the man who managed to carjack a Kia on the Bowker Overpass, drive against traffic and then flip the vehicle at the start of rush hour on Friday was arrested at the scene. Read more.

By adamg - 9/6/19 - 2:37 pm

Shortly before 1 p.m, State Police reported somebody drove an "overheight" truck right into the bottom of a bridge on the outbound side. No injuries, but the right travel lane had to be shut while the remains of the truck were extracted. WCVB has more.

Earlier:
Somebody with a better calendar.

By adamg - 9/3/19 - 6:57 am
Storrowed rental truck on Storrow Drive

Around 11 p.m. on Monday, just before the end of another Allston Christmas, the driver of a rental truck made contact with the Silber Way footbridge on Storrow Drive, as Chris shows us.

Now, the truck is facing inbound on the outbound side of Storrow; in an attempt to get it out. Presumably, they eventually figured it out. Another view, by KMV: Read more.

By adamg - 8/27/19 - 9:56 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a plan by the owners of the Verb Hotel to add ten rear units along Van Ness Street in the Fenway for people who have always wanted to stay in a mobile home without worrying about getting carried away by a tornado. Read more.

By adamg - 8/21/19 - 6:12 pm

Hélène Vincent is running for the District 8 (Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Fenway, Mission Hill) city-council seat that Josh Zakim is giving up. Last night, she posted a photo of a stairway in an apartment or condo building and, in a series of tweets, reported: Read more.

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