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By adamg - 11/16/20 - 4:02 pm

A federal grand jury recently indicted Dennis Taylor on charges he robbed a Santander Bank branch at Massachusetts and Westland avenues in April even as he was on federal probation following his release from a sentence for robbing another bank, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports. Read more.

By adamg - 11/16/20 - 11:59 am
Storrowed truck on its side

The driver of a Frugal Furniture rig showed how it's done this morning on the Fenway off ramp from Storrow Drive outbound, delivering what passing photographer Charley A declared a solid storrowing.

By adamg - 11/13/20 - 2:31 pm

BU Today reports the director of BU's Student Health Services sees "Covid fatigue" kicking in and people letting down their guard and getting infected outside the "BU bubble" - with a recent increase in positive test numbers due mainly to students living off campus in Boston. Read more.

By bostonpads - 11/9/20 - 1:30 pm

The challenges faced by the Boston housing market have been well documented in 2020. The pandemic has caused massive shifts in urban population distribution in metropolitan areas all across the country, and Boston is no exception. It effectively took one of the nation’s hottest real estate markets and caused it to come to a grinding halt as apartment vacancies soar all over the city.

By adamg - 11/6/20 - 12:03 pm

Related Beal, which is re-doing the Citgo Sign block in Kenmore Square, has asked the BPDA for permission to shift about 12,000 square feet of planned ground-floor retail space in one building to laboratory space for the biotech R&D companies it hopes to attract. Read more.

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By adamg - 11/4/20 - 10:19 pm

A federal judge today gave several Boston University students, all trying to lead a class action against BU over the way it moved classes online this spring due to Covid-19, two weeks to show that they personally were harmed by the change in class assignments or have their cases tossed for good. Read more.

By adamg - 11/3/20 - 7:58 pm

Around 7:35 p.m. People on the neighboring Northeastern campus were asked to shelter in place.

By adamg - 11/3/20 - 4:17 pm
601 Newbury Street proposed rendering

Rendering by Khalsa Design

An Everett developer has proposed adding four floors to an existing three-story building at 601 Newbury St. in the Fenway and turning it into a building with 36 micro apartments and 49 "executive suites" - longish term, temporary housing for professionals on assignment in Boston or out-of-towners on extended visits to the city. Read more.

By adamg - 11/1/20 - 2:57 pm
Dumpster fires behind Fenway Target

BC captured the non-metaphorical flames rising from two dumpsters behind the Target on Boylston Street in the Fenway around 2:30 this afternoon.

Ng captured the bird's eye view of the twin fires: Read more.

By adamg - 10/23/20 - 4:43 pm

Huntington News reports only a few exceptions will be made, for people who fall into high-risk Covid-19 categories - although Northeastern says age is not one of them - or who live with somebody who is in a high-risk category.

By adamg - 10/22/20 - 10:17 pm
Darkened Prudential Center

Update: Lights started coming back on around 10:48 p.m.

Back Bay residents started reporting a power outage around 10:10 p.m., from Mass. Ave. all the way to Arlington Street, and down to Columbus Avenue in the South End. Traffic lights are out - and even the Citgo Sign fell dark. Read more.

By adamg - 10/21/20 - 9:19 am

With fewer BU students around, the Starbucks at 500 Commonwealth Ave. is calling it quits, at least until next semester, the Daily Free Press reports.

By Irma la Douce - 10/20/20 - 9:33 pm
Baby with candy corn

It's not clear if Awake MFA Baby is enjoying the taste. Spotted yesterday afternoon.

By adamg - 10/20/20 - 12:23 pm

Boston University's Covid-19 numbers have shown a slight rise in recent days, certainly nothing BC-ish or even comparable to the rate across Boston, but enough to get officials to remind students and employees to remain vigilant and practice steps to reduce their risks - like stop going to parties and gatherings. Read more.

By adamg - 10/19/20 - 10:19 pm
By adamg - 10/8/20 - 9:02 am

The Boston Sun reports Fenway residents are less than happy over the DCR proposal.

By adamg - 10/1/20 - 1:54 pm

Artnet reports on the three-year delay of a traveling show of the work of Philip Guston. What the museums called sensitivity to the issues that might be raised these days over such paintings, some critics called cowardice. Read more.

By adamg - 10/1/20 - 11:01 am

A federal judge ruled today that Northeastern University never specifically promised students they would be educated in person and so tossed most of a class-action suit against the school over tuition and fees for this past spring's semester. Read more.

By adamg - 9/22/20 - 10:10 pm
Sunset over the Fenway

Joe Blankenship looked down Westland Avenue early this evening.

By adamg - 9/17/20 - 9:51 pm

Northeastern University announced tonight that it's reversed its decision to make 11 first-year students found in a room together forfeit roughly $28,000 in payments if they decide to re-enlist at the school for the spring - the money will instead go towards the cost of being at Northeastern then. Read more.

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