If you happen to be downtown or in the Back Bay or the Fenway this evening and wonder about the Major Motorcade and all the police and stuff, it's because German Präsident Frank-Walter Steinmeier is Hubbing it to conclude "the official end of Wunderbar Together, the Year of German-America Friendship," with a joint concert by the BSO and the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester tonight. Read more.
The US chapter of the National Trust for Scotland announces that the Fenway's long missing statue of Robert Burns and his dog, Luath, will be formally re-unveiled in its original location in the Back Bay Fens on Wednesday. Read more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.