By - 4/18/19 - 4:25 pm

Boston Police report that what began as an investigation into a reported sexual attack at the House of Blues on Lansdowne Street last night turned into a large-scale crowd control effort involving some 1,000 fans of the rapper Kodak Black, upset because he'd failed to show up for his performance - since he was in federal custody in upstate New York, although nobody knew that at the time. Read more.

By - 4/18/19 - 1:12 pm

A disgusted citizen goes into ALL CAPS mode to file a 311 report about all the MFA visitors parking on the streets near the museum: Read more.

By - 4/17/19 - 10:21 pm

Update: Police initially called to House of Blues on report of a sexual attack.

Cops from across the city swarmed Lansdowne Street after a brawl broke out around 9 p.m. at what was supposed a concert by Kodak Black concert at the House of Blues, only the performer didn't show - turns out he had been arrested at a Niagara Falls border crossing on gun and marijuana charges. At least one person was arrested - and two taken to a local hospital with injuries. Some photos.

By - 4/17/19 - 2:46 pm

An irate citizen files a 311 complaint about the Bird scooters from Brookline he or she says are now piling up along the Riverway in Boston, where the things are not (yet) legal: Read more.

By - 4/13/19 - 12:15 pm
Drone over Fenway

Drone circled for your convenience. Photo by James Sauerbaum.

Boston Police report that they and other law-enforcement agencies have recovered the drone thousands of Sox fans spotted flitting about over Fenway Park during Thursday's game. Read more.

By - 4/12/19 - 3:30 pm

The MBTA reports service on the E Line is back to normal after a trolley died at the Longwood Medical Area stop and caused delays of up to 20 minutes.

By - 4/12/19 - 12:35 pm
Architect's rendering

Architect's rendering.

A British company that specializes in building private dorm buildings has filed formal plans for a 15-story, 533-bed dorm on the Boylston Street block across from the Fenway Park side, between the Sunoco station and Jersey Street. Read more.

By - 4/5/19 - 9:21 am

The mayor's office announced that come July 1, the cheapest parking meters in the city will set you back $2 an hour - up from the current $1.25 - as part of a bid to reduce street congestion and raise money for road infrastructure projects. Read more.

By - 4/1/19 - 4:43 pm
Burns statue in 1920

Burns and Luath at their 1920 commemoration (Source).

The Fenway Civic Association is hoping to restore the statute of Scottish poet Robert Burns - and his faithful companion, Luath - to its original perch in the Fens this May, association Vice President Matthew Brooks says. Read more.

By - 3/31/19 - 12:28 pm
Holi colors

Greg Cook captured the colors yesterday as Boston University students celebrated the Hindu spring festival of Holi on Cummington Mall - the road behind Warren Towers.

By - 3/29/19 - 3:30 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk pours the news on Trillium Brewing Co.'s plans for space near Park Drive and Brookline Avenue.

By - 3/28/19 - 8:11 pm

The MBTA announced today it's renaming Yawkey station on the Worcester as Lansdowne, starting April 8.

By - 3/28/19 - 1:11 pm

The Boston Guardian reports the latest to get in the run to represent the Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Bay Village, Fenway and part of Mission Hill is Kenzie Bok of Beacon Hill.

Zakim recently announced he would not seek re-election to the seat he's held since 2013.

By - 3/28/19 - 11:14 am

In an annual rite of spring, the Back Bay Fens burst into flames shortly before 11 this morning, sending a thick plume of smoke high into the air. One person with burns was rescued from the Muddy River at the scene of the brush fire, near the Boston Fire Department's dispatch center. Read more.

By - 3/28/19 - 10:54 am
New look of Winthrop Square without Burns

At a Boston Civic Design Commission meeting on Tuesday, Millennium Partners showed off its plans for a re-done Winthrop Square in front of its skyscraper there, in which an oval water fountain replaces the statue of Robert Burns and his faithful companion, Luath, which the company will pay to move back to its original home in the Back Bay Fens. Read more.

By - 3/25/19 - 9:24 am
Rod needs to be tamped down on Massachusetts Avenue

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint about this strip of metal on Mass. Ave.:

I took a terrible fall on Friday evening, tripping on this metal rail. I think it should be attended to, at least bent down. There's a lot of people around there for the Symphony.

By - 3/25/19 - 8:55 am

The Daily Free Press reports on the allegations against the as yet unnamed student organization, which included "sleep deprivation, strenuous physical activity, physical abuse, yelling and running errands for current members," as well as withholding food and keeping new members from studying for their classes.

By - 3/22/19 - 12:04 am

As the old saying goes: You can take the girl out of Boston...but you can't take the Boston out of the girl who is taking a trip outside Boston. Not too long ago I received an email from MassPoetry about its Evening of Inspired Leaders fundraiser event (LMAO @ MASSPOETRY ASKING ME FOR MONEY YEAH AIGHT) happening this Monday, March 25 at 7pm at the Huntington Theatre Company.

By - 3/21/19 - 12:11 pm
Old Symphony 8 sign

An aggrieved citizen files a 311 complaint about the sign advertising a restaurant below it that recently re-opened after being shut for years, only with a new name:

This sign for a long closed retiring is a blight on the area - it can't be legal to just leave it there? Please initiate removal