By - 5/18/18 - 12:31 pm
Architect's rendering for 72 Burbank St. in the Fenway

A Cambridge company has filed plans to replace a small parking lot at 72 Burbank St. in the Fenway with a six-story building housing 36 "Compact Living residential rental units," none more than 673 square feet in size. Read more.

By - 5/10/18 - 9:26 am
New look for Kenmore Square block

Gyro Gearloose inspects new buildings in this architect's rendering.

Related Beal yesterday filed its detailed plans to remake the Kenmore Square block topped by the Citgo Sign, featuring the replacement of six of the seven buildings and an extensive overhaul of the building that supports the sign. Read more.

By - 5/8/18 - 11:53 am

A week after it got a three-day liquor suspension for letting young'uns buy beer, the Target at 1345 Boylston St. was back before the Boston Licensing Board, this time after BPD detectives found a security guard out of uniform and packing a very visible gun with an expired Boston firearms ID card - and without first notifying the city he would be on duty as required. Read more.

By - 5/2/18 - 6:20 pm

Joseph Matz, 48, formerly of Arlington, pleaded guilty today to escaping from a Huntington Avenue halfway house while nearing the end of a bank-robbery sentence and was sentenced to 27 months in a federal prison. Read more.

By - 4/30/18 - 1:42 pm

It's been several hours of helicopter above lower Hyde Park/Fairmount Hill area. Anyone with a scanner know what's up? It started maybe 11 AM.

Neighbors are carping and checking with each other and we're just ignorant.

By - 4/26/18 - 3:50 pm

WCVB reports that city board has finally up and approved changing the name of Yawkey Way to Jersey Street, WCVB reports. Now the MBTA has to figure out how to change the name of its nearby commuter-rail station.

By - 4/24/18 - 2:48 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the venerable Our House East on Gainsborough Street in the Fenway has new owners, who plan to replace it with two restaurants, one a "chic, bordello-evoking taco bar."

By - 4/23/18 - 11:48 am

MassDOT today released the schedule for summer driving hell on the Comm. Ave. bridge: The outbound lanes will be shut between July 26 and Aug. 11 as part of "accelerated" replacement work scheduled for completion next year. Read more.

By - 4/9/18 - 8:43 am

They're red in all directions, Margo Romanowski reports.

By - 4/4/18 - 2:17 pm
Sign warning BU students about not getting killed crossing Commonwealth Avenue

Ilana Brownstein spotted this flier today outside Boston University's College of Fine Arts, 855 Comm. Ave., just past the BU Bridge.

By - 3/31/18 - 10:32 am

Greg Cook reports on Saul Levine's retort to a MassArt investigation into possible Title IX violations: They stem from him showing a 1989 movie he made - which, yes, has a scene with him and his partner having sex - to a senior-thesis class to make points about film editing.

By - 3/26/18 - 7:07 pm

NBC Boston reports Eastern Standard has given up plastic straws to help the environment.

By - 3/24/18 - 4:41 pm
Near Storrowing by a bus

Or is that side of the BU Bridge still technically Soldiers Field Road? In any case, if he has any passengers, they're probably relieved he had good enough reflexes to stop before plowing into the lower train bridge there.

By - 3/23/18 - 11:34 am

Greg Cook reports the Massachusetts College of Art and Design investigation into Nicholas Nixon will continue, under federal Title IX, which governs sex discrimination.

By - 3/20/18 - 11:17 am

The Baseball Tavern told the Boston Licensing Board today that it will really crack down on underage college students bellying up to its bar after it was caught serving more young people. Read more.

By - 3/19/18 - 10:57 am

A man who went into court ready to acknowledge he was walking across the Northeastern campus with a loaded gun had his conviction dismissed because campus police didn't have enough of a reason to "seize" him in the first place and because the judge in the case failed to ask him at the start of his trial if he were really sure he wanted to admit possession of the gun. Read more.

By - 3/18/18 - 11:22 pm

Boston Police report arresting an Everett man in the Fenway on charges he picked up a woman in his rideshare vehicle, then raped her. Read more.

By - 3/14/18 - 9:59 am
Architect's rendering of new Kenmore Square hotels

Architect's rendering.

Mark Development of Wellesley and Buckminster Annex LLC have filed plans with the BPDA to add two new hotel towers next to and across the street from the Buckminster Hotel in Kenmore Square. Read more.

By - 3/10/18 - 12:15 pm
Commonwealth Avenue bridge work

Dig they must. Photo by MassDOT.

Massachusetts Avenue is shut at Commonwealth Avenue for some bridge work today and tomorrow, so find another way to get around the area, MassDOT advises.