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By adamg - 7/31/21 - 12:16 pm

The National Transportation Safety Board announced this morning it "is investigating the July 30, 2021, collision of two Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) light rail trains on MBTA's Green Line near Boston, Massachusetts."

Prediction: The NTSB will issue a report that concludes the MBTA needs to equip the Green Line with a "positive train control system," just like it does after every Green Line collision.

By adamg - 7/28/21 - 2:57 pm
Body recovered from Charles River

Body being removed from river. Photo by Chris in 02134.

The Cambridge Fire Department reports a search of the Charles River for a swimmer in trouble ended this afternoon with the recovery of a man's body.

By adamg - 7/26/21 - 8:15 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports.

By adamg - 7/22/21 - 9:58 pm
Defaced Vietnam memorial in the Rose Garden

Update, Friday: Crews have started cleaning the memorial.

A disgusted citizen files a 311 complaint about the vandalism to the Vietnam War memorial in the Fenway Rose Garden.

By adamg - 7/19/21 - 11:00 am

Boston University President Robert Brown said today that optimism that all Boston University employees would get vaccinated against the virus proved unwarranted, so the school is now requiring that everybody who gets a BU paycheck either show proof of vaccination by Sept. 2 - or really good proof why they should be exempted for medical or religious reasons. Read more.

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By adamg - 6/27/21 - 9:54 pm

Their equipment truck got stuck trying to flee Fenway Park today.

By adamg - 6/20/21 - 11:17 pm
New look of Huntington Avenue with new transit and bike ways in one MBTA rendering

Possible next-gen Huntington Avenue, with transit/bike lanes on either side.

MBTA planners tomorrow will discuss potential new designs for the Green Line along between Brigham Circle and Heath Street and along Commonwealth Avenue with the goal to make the two branches more easily accessible to people with mobility issues. Read more.

By adamg - 6/3/21 - 10:54 pm
New building at Brookline Avenue

Bird-enhanced rendering of new building at Brookline Avenue and Jersey Street by Morris Adjmi.

A key player in the development of the Seaport, the Red Sox and the D'Angelo family, which owns stores on Jersey Street across from Fenway Park, today filed plans with the BPDA for a 2.1-million-square-foot redevelopment of several parcels around Fenway that will include residential units, new retail space, offices and, of course, life-sciences research space. Read more.

By adamg - 5/30/21 - 10:06 pm

J the roving UHub photographer happened to be in Kenmore Square just after the Red Sox called today's game due to rain.

By adamg - 5/20/21 - 9:26 pm

The Globe reports that Eastern Standard, Island Creek Oyster Bar and the Hawthorne will be replaced by brasserie, seafood and sushi "concepts" run by some New York concern that runs other "concepts" in places like Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

By adamg - 5/1/21 - 9:32 am
Expanded Landmark Center rendering

Rendering by Elkus Manfredi, showing proposed new building on the left.

Samuels & Associates yesterday filed plans with the BPDA for a new 13-story building next to the existing Landmark Center that would include 550,000 square feet of lab and related office space and room for a large new Star Market that would replace the current one on Boylston Street. Read more.

By adamg - 4/30/21 - 1:03 pm
Rendering of proposed 109 Brookline Ave.

Rendering by Gensler.

A California-based real-estate trust that focuses on life-sciences projects has filed plans to replace a vacant three-story building at 109 Brookline Ave. at Overland Street with a ten-story, 247,000-square foot building aimed at the burgeoning life-sciences business, with lots of lab space and room for offices for overseeing all that lab work. Read more.

By bostonpads - 4/19/21 - 3:42 pm

Over the past month, most of Greater Boston’s largest Universities have made announcements that they plan to significantly scale down remote learning for the Fall 2021 semester. The much anticipated news was greeted with a collective sigh of relief from thousands of Boston professors and college students, most of whom have been struggling with remote learning. The announcements also bodes well for the off-campus housing market in Boston and the thousands of businesses that rely on the student population for business.

By adamg - 4/16/21 - 2:18 pm

Here comes the pizza! Revealed: Why that guy tossed that slice of pizza that day at Fenway.

By adamg - 4/7/21 - 11:26 am

A former track and field coach at Northeastern University was charged today with wire fraud and cyberstalking for allegedly posing as a woman himself as part of a ploy to get athletes to send him nude photos and for allegedly cyberstalking one Northeastern athlete - to the point of figuring out how to break into her Snapchat account. Read more

By adamg - 4/6/21 - 9:07 am

Northeastern is expecting fully vaccinated Huskies this fall - except for people with a medical or religious exemption. International students from countries that might not have as plentiful a supply of vaccine can still come, but the school will help them get a shot.

By adamg - 3/31/21 - 10:27 am

D-Tension - Kenmore Square

Five musicians who had never met got together and wrote four new songs and performed them at the Sinclair, including this ode to old Kenmore Square. Performed in the Before Times, but just released today.

By adamg - 3/31/21 - 9:41 am

The Daily Free Press reports on a Boston University forum on anti-Asian racism, and includes this account:

By Fenway Park, just over a week ago, Yeh said he was walking back from Northeastern University around 8:30 p.m. when a maskless middle-aged white male approached him, called Yeh a racial slur and told him to "go die."

By adamg - 3/30/21 - 10:03 pm
Storrowed pizza truck at the BU Bridge

Chris in 02134 reports the driver of an Oath Pizza box truck storrowed but good at the train bridge under the BU Bridge tonight: Read more.

By adamg - 3/30/21 - 9:52 pm

A Fenway man who spent a year in prison for possession of child pornography several years ago - and who is currently facing a meth-trafficking charge - was arraigned yesterday on three counts of aggravated rape of a child under 16 and one count of distribution of obscene material to a minor, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

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