By - 10/19/18 - 10:17 pm

Tonight was the annual half-naked run at Northeastern, and it followed its traditional route into the Back Bay.

By - 10/18/18 - 8:48 am

The Huntington News reports on a protest aimed at getting Northeastern to increase its voluntary payments in lieu of taxes.

Boston has long asked non-profits to kick in 25% of what they would pay in property taxes if their property were commercial instead of non-profit. Northeastern has always been on the low side of PILOT payments, but says it more than makes up for it in other things, such as annual scholarships for Boston residents attending Northeastern - and the $100 million it put into renovating a city playground (in a statement, the university did not mention that that money also gave it rights to use the playground).

By - 10/16/18 - 2:05 pm

UPDATE: WBUR reports police found an Airsoft pellet gun, but no suspect.

A search for a man spotted with what might have been a gun near Landmark Center around 1:20 p.m. turned into a massive police search through Kenmore Square after he was spotted running into an inbound Green Line tunnel. Read more.

By - 10/14/18 - 11:15 am

The FBI's bank-robbery task force has released photos of a man who held up the Santander Bank branch in Kenmore Square around 12:30 p.m. on July 5. Read more.

By - 10/4/18 - 3:06 pm
SWAT team in Longwood Medical Area

Police shutting down Longwood Medica Area on Huntington Avenue side. Photo by Wepainttheworld.

A report of gunfire around 2:40 p.m. sent Simmons University students and staff rushing into locked classrooms and even closets as Boston and Simmons police rushed to the campus to look for the "active shooter" that Simmons sent out an alert about. Read more.

By - 10/4/18 - 9:17 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports on a proposed recreational-marijuana shop on Hancock Street in Uphams Corner - where customers would need to make an appointment first.

The Boston Sun reports on a Canadian chain that wants to open a pot shop at 120 Brookline Ave.

By - 10/3/18 - 1:33 pm
Architect's rendering of new BU building - with birds

Architect's rendering with obligatory birds.

Boston University has filed plans with the BPDA for its proposed 19-story data-sciences building, to house the school's computer sciences and mathematics and statistics departments, along with an interdisciplinary center that combines the two.

The building, which would go up on what is now a parking lot on Commonwealth Avenue at Granby Street, was designed to foster fields of study that now permeate pretty much everything the university now teaches, BU says: Read more.

By - 10/3/18 - 9:01 am

The Dig interviews Scott Von Doviak, author of Charlesgate Confidential, which sets the Gardner heist in the '40s - and builds on the knowledge of Boston he built while a student at Emerson, back when it owned a hotel-turned-dorm called Charlesgate.

By - 10/2/18 - 11:53 am

A Brookline Avenue bar say it's fired its security firm after an April incident in which two plainclothes Boston police detectives showed up for a snap inspection and one of the security workers got on the radio to announce a "Code Blue." Read more.

By - 9/27/18 - 11:49 pm

The Daily Free Press reports BU has told the BPDA it will file plans for a 19-story data-sciences building on what is now a parking lot on Comm. Ave. at Granby Street.

By - 9/21/18 - 10:08 pm
Defaced Charlesgate taggers

The Esplanade Association reports that sometime late last night or earlier this morning somebody spray painted over " Patterned Behavior," a series of three murals painted last year by Silvia Lopez Chavez on three supports and a wall under the Bowker Overpass. Read more.

By - 9/15/18 - 4:11 pm
Yankee haters in Boston

Brandon Bowser captured the scene before this afternoon's Mets/Sox game.

By - 9/11/18 - 9:16 pm

Enormous Printed Mural Installation in Fenway Boston

Nate Swain, who knows something about big art, watched Raul de Nieves install his work All Is One on the side of the Fenway Community Health building on Boylston Street in the Fenway last month.

By - 9/3/18 - 8:41 am

The Boston Sun catches up with incumbent state Rep. Byron Rushing and challenger Jon Santiago on the eve of tomorrow's Democratic primary for the 9th Suffolk district, which covers the South End, the Fenway and part of Roxbury.

By - 9/2/18 - 8:27 am

UPDATE: Cause was a lit candle.

The Boston Fire Department reports a one-room fire Saturday night at 722 Commonwealth Ave. sent one BU student to the hospital and did an estimated $200,000 in damage. Read more.

By - 8/30/18 - 2:32 pm

Mass. Incident Paging reports the stabbing was shortly before 1:30 p.m.

By - 8/28/18 - 11:19 am

The Boston Licensing Board today gave local restaurateur Douglas Bacon a November deadline to re-open a Westland Avenue restaurant and bar he bought in 2012, closed for renovations and then never re-opened - or have the joint's liquor license taken away. Bacon said he hopes he can meet that deadline. Read more.

By - 8/27/18 - 11:32 am

The Boston Licensing Board has ruled the House of Blues kept control of the situation when moshers began bouncing against each other a little too hard at a June 1 concert. Read more.

By - 8/22/18 - 4:55 pm
Rain over Kenmore Square

Paula Tennyson watched the rain come down over Kenmore Square and the Fenway around 4 p.m.

Down at Jamaica Pond, this ominous cloud approached quickly - about five minutes after the shot below, a torrential downpour began: Read more.

By - 8/21/18 - 12:08 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday whether the House of Blues deserves any sort of punishment for a mosh pit on that police said this close to becoming something worse at a June 1 rap concert. Read more.