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By adamg - 11/28/23 - 11:54 am
Traffic heading into Kenmore Square on Commonwealth Avenue and Beacon Street in 1946

Jam and cram in front of the Hotel Buckminster. See it larger.

Richard Merrill photographed traffic heading into Kenmore Square on Commonwealth Avenue and Beacon Street past the Hotel Buckminster in March, 1946.

Roughly the same view via Google Maps in November, 2022: Read more.

By adamg - 11/16/23 - 9:22 am
Protesters calling for a ceasefire in Gaza on the Cambridge side of the bridge

Protesters block bridge in Cambridge. Photo via Cambridge PD.

Protesters with signs calling for an end to the Israeli invasion following the Hamas massacre of Israelis blocked both sides of the BU Bridge this morning.

Cambridge Police alerted motorists to "please find an alternate route to avoid delays."

By adamg - 11/10/23 - 9:06 pm
Sunset over the Fens

Ryan took some awesome photos of this evening's sunset in the Fens.

Mango Matt, meanwhile, got a great shot of the sun going down over the Back Bay, the Common and downtown: Read more.

By adamg - 11/8/23 - 9:36 pm

The MBTA reports delays on the C and D branches of the Green Line due to "a track problem at Kenmore," bad enough to require bustitution between Kenmore and Fenway on the D Line and St. Mary's on the C Line. Read more.

By adamg - 10/27/23 - 10:54 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports YGF Malatang, a West Coast chain of restaurants known for its extra hot Sichuan dishes, plans to open an outlet at 137 Massachusetts Ave. at Boylston Street.

By adamg - 10/26/23 - 10:58 am

The Boston Licensing Board today ordered a one-day license suspension for Walsh Wine & Spirits, 388 Washington St. in Brighton Center, which police detectives cited on July 19 for selling tequila, rum and other drinks to two guys who were under 21, in the latest such incident at a place that had become popular among Boston College and Boston University students. Read more.

By adamg - 10/16/23 - 10:02 am
Proposed route of new steam pipe

Proposed route of new steam pipe across Charlesgate, from Vicinity filing

Vicinity Energy is planning a half-mile pipe from the Back Bay to the Fenway Park area to provide steam heat to all the new buildings going up or planned on and near Brookline Avenue. Read more.

By adamg - 10/13/23 - 4:19 pm

The Huntington News reports on the controversy over Delta Kappa Epsilon's annual alligator roast, which the boys decided to hold this year on campus instead of at their Mission Hill house. In addition to an alligator on a spit, the event featured a severed alligator head on a chair. Naturally, you want to slow roast your gator, so the brothers turned the thing on the spit for some eight hours.

By adamg - 10/11/23 - 8:29 am

The Huntington News reports about 100 students at Northeastern's Willis Hall, 50 Leon St. in the Fenway were forced into the brisk night air Tuesday when a burning candle on one student's stove somehow exploded. The News reports the student managed to douse the candle-sized blaze, but not until it sent enough smoke into the air to trigger alarms and bring the Boston Fire Department to the scene.

By adamg - 10/7/23 - 1:14 pm
Geese on the Muddy River

Brooks Payne captured some geese in the Muddy River along the Riverway section of the Emerald Necklace.

By adamg - 10/5/23 - 1:12 pm

Sharp-eyed users of local restaurant reservation systems such as Michael Ratty and Grahams noticed this morning that the revived Eastern Standard in the Fenway is now accepting reservations - and so the IsEasternStandardBackYet site has been re-set to "Almost."

Boston Restaurant Talk has more.

By adamg - 10/2/23 - 4:09 pm
Flag lowered at Fenway

In honor of Tim Wakefield.

By adamg - 9/29/23 - 11:17 pm

The Simmons Voice reports Simmons University is ending eight majors, including art, French, music and philosophy, as it reorganizes to boost its programs in the sciences, business, management and the humanities, except in the majors it'll be ending.

Students currently majoring in the eight tracks will be allowed to finish out their majors - even if that means hiring part-time professors to teach classes.

By adamg - 9/26/23 - 2:38 pm

Update: Board rules restaurant not at fault.

A dispute over a shove inside El Jefe's Taqueria, 269 Huntington Ave. in the Fenway, early one May morning ended with a woman beaten to the ground and a man whipping out a gun and shooting up a car that had nothing to do with either the victim or any of her attackers, police and the restaurant's owner told the Boston Licensing Board this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 9/25/23 - 3:11 pm

Bus/bike lanes on Huntington Avenue between Brigham Circle and Gainborough Street will be made permanent by the end of the year with the addition of red paint, after the MBTA and BTD said today that 39 and CT-2 riders are saving up to two minutes per trip during the morning and evening commutes when compared to the same period in 2019. Read more.

By adamg - 9/22/23 - 11:02 am

Jared reports that at 6:47 a.m., Boston University sent out text messages: Read more.

By adamg - 9/22/23 - 9:29 am

WBUR takes a look at the highway that unites Kenmore Square and Newport, OR, 3,365 miles away - and reports that Tom Tinlin, the former Boston and then state highway czar who got the highway marker installed in Kenmore Square, is thinking of doing a road trip along the entire highway, the longest in the US.

By adamg - 9/19/23 - 1:09 pm
Proposed new life-sciences tower on Boylston Street

Rendering by Elkus Manfredi from kitty corner across Boylston Street.

The company that wants to replace the Star Market and the defunct gas station next to it on Boylston Street in the Fenway with a life-sciences building today filed modified plans that call for a new stand-alone Boston Public Library on the 2 1/2-acre site. Read more.

By adamg - 9/18/23 - 2:44 pm
Car on the Green Line near the BU Bridge

Zeke snapped the car whose driver managed to get it across both inbound and outbound Green Line tracks near the BU Bridge, knocking both sides out of commission.

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