NBC Boston reports Eastern Standard has given up plastic straws to help the environment.
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.
Related Beal says it won't move the oil-company ad turned beloved Boston beacon when it redoes the block of nine buildings in Kenmore Square that it's agreed to lease from Boston University. Read more.
As has become usual in the City of Champions, Boston Police will once again set up cordons around the two sports-focused areas to prevent any massive knuckleheadedness, this time at the end of the third quarter of the Super Bowl. Read more.
A guy who followed a man who'd dated his ex into the men's room at Eastern Standard, burst into the stall the man was in and beat him up has been banned from the 528 Commonwealth Ave. restaurant, a manager told the Boston Licensing Board this morning. Read more.
The MBTA reports "minor" delays on the Riverside Line due to a deceased trolley at Kenmore Square.
The MBTA reports "minor" delays on three of the four Green Line branches due to a daisy-pushing trolley at Kenmore Square.
The Daily Free Press keeps us updated on Kenmore Square happenings.
Ryan Murphy got up early on a Sunday to watch the sun come up.
The T reports "minor" delays on outbound B, C and D trains through Kenmore Square due to signal problems.
UPDATE: And now there's a dead train at Reservoir.
Two development companies teamed up today to file preliminary plans for new hotels at the intersection of Beacon Street and Commonwealth Avenue that would house up to 763 rooms in two separate towers. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday what action to take, if any, about an underage Boston University student served a vodka drink at Eastern Standard on May 2 and an underage BU student served a Red Bull and vodka the next night at T's Pub. Read more.
Alyssa Miller says rainy nights make Boston pop.
Mayor Walsh today announced a deal that will keep the Citgo sign flashing above Kenmore Square for years and years.
Walsh says Citgo and Related Beal, the company that now owns the building the sign sits on, hammered out a deal in a room at City Haill - which he offered to them as a "neutral negotiation location" for as long as they needed to work out a deal. Read more.
The Boston Preservation Alliance is looking for names on a signature to help convince the Boston Landmarks Commission to designate the iconic Kenmore Square sign as an official city landmark, now that Citgo and the new owner of the building the sign sits on are unable to agree on how much rent the sign is worth.
Also see: Campaign to Save the Citgo Sign.
The T says Green Line trolleys will just zip through Kenmore starting in the third quarter of the Super Bowl and that the 8, 57 and 60 buses that normally stop at the station will also bypass the square.
The T says it's shutting down service at Kenmore at the request of Boston Police, who are taking a number of steps to keep possible Patriots celebrations in the square from getting out of hand.
By now, Boston officials have their post-Super Bowl planning down pat: At a press conference today, Mayor Martin Walsh and Police Commissioner William Evans described a series of steps to prevent the kind of violence and death Boston saw in the past decade in the areas of Kenmore Square and Fenway.
"Everyone please come out and celebrate; all we're doing is asking people to be responsible," Evans said at a City Hall press conference. Read more.
Emily Grogan posts video of Mr. Butch on his platform, in Kenmore Square back in the day.
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