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By adamg - 1/25/23 - 9:30 pm
Old photo of Hotel Buckminster in 1900

Hotel Buckminster in 1900, three years after it went up in what would become Kenmore Square. From BPL.

A developer says it will soon file plans to gut Kenmore Square's Hotel Buckminster and turn it into a part of a new life-sciences building next door to the life-sciences-focused Fenway Center complex it's already building. Read more

By adamg - 12/2/22 - 9:58 am

More than 170 Boston University student groups have asked the school to rename Myles Standish Hall as Wituwamat Memorial Hall in honor of one of the indigenous leaders Myles Standish massacred in what is now Weymouth in 1623 after inviting them to "a peaceful summit." The university has no connections to Standish; it kept the name after it bought the Myles Standish Hotel in 1949.

By adamg - 9/11/22 - 9:51 pm

We saw it on July 21, when flames started going up the side of that Orange Line train And we saw it again today, not during the rapid-fire roof-top flash bangs on a B trolley at Park Street, but afterwards, when the T swapped in shuttle buses. Read more.

By adamg - 8/12/22 - 6:58 pm
Passengers walking narrow Green Line space to Hynes

Riders turned track walkers near Hynes.

The Green Line suffered a "power problem" near Kenmore and now it's rolled out the buses between Kenmore and Government Center. This was no mere inconvenience, though, as Jeremy DaCruz shows us, passengers had to get off the train with the "problem" and walk the narrow space between the trolley and the wall to stations, in his case, Hynes. Read more.

By adamg - 8/3/22 - 9:42 am

Footage of The Rat and Pizza Pad in 1985 (We Don't Knock clip)

James Harold, 79, of Medford, was owner of the Rat in Kenmore Square, in the pre-BU, pre-hotel era, when Mr. Butch held court and Deli Haus served breakfast late into the night. He died Sunday at 79.

Let's Go to the Rat - a documentary.

By adamg - 7/30/22 - 4:55 pm
Squashed Ryder box truck in Kenmore Square

Greg Moseley took some pictures this afternoon of a Ryder box truck just sitting on Beacon Street in Kenmore Square around 4:15 p.m., looking suspiciously like it was freshly storrowed. What else could cause that sort of damage in that area? Read more.

By adamg - 7/7/22 - 11:30 am

The MBTA, which just announced completion of some serious track improvements along the B Line, is now telling riders to brace for trolley-to-trolley transfers and delays because of a broken rail at a switch at Kenmore station. Read more.

By adamg - 6/25/22 - 11:42 am
Bladeless fan in Kenmore Green Line station

Glenn Whidden reports this fan in the Kenmore Square Green Line station isn't plugged in, although he adds:

No point, it has no blades. Never change MBTA.

By adamg - 5/28/22 - 8:55 pm
Rainbow over Kenmore Square

Thebostonlol looked inbound on Comm. Ave. after the storm had passed this afternoon.

By adamg - 5/1/22 - 9:04 pm
$30,000 wanted guy

Surveillance photos of the suspects via BPD.

Boston Police reports two people having trouble transferring money to relatives in China got hooked up with a guy who said he could take care of it, but after they handed over $30,000 in a meeting in Kenmore Square, the guy ran away. Read more.

By adamg - 1/13/22 - 10:43 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Garrett Harker, forced out of the Hotel Commonwealth in Kenmore Square, plans to open four "food and beverage concepts" in a new luxury building a couple blocks from the hotel at 771 Beacon St..

By adamg - 12/14/21 - 8:40 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man they say walked up to the front desk at the Hotel Commonwealth around 4:20 a.m., gave staffers a gun and asked if they could dispose of it for him. Read more.

By adamg - 11/24/21 - 1:20 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Cornwall's in Kenmore Square has shut due to the Citgo/Whoop construction next door, but that it hopes to re-open in March.

By adamg - 10/24/21 - 8:52 pm
Big whoop in Kenmore Square

Shamus Moynihan's first thought on seeing the illuminated word next to Kenmore Square's better known lit sign was not "Whoop!" but "WTF?"
Read more.

By adamg - 10/5/21 - 1:32 pm

Boston Police alert us:

Fenway Park/ Kenmore Sq. Community Advisory: ESPN will be utilizing a drone this afternoon, in the area of 500 Commonwealth Avenue, through the end of tonight’s Red Sox and Yankee game.

By adamg - 5/30/21 - 10:06 pm

J the roving UHub photographer happened to be in Kenmore Square just after the Red Sox called today's game due to rain.

By adamg - 5/20/21 - 9:26 pm

The Globe reports that Eastern Standard, Island Creek Oyster Bar and the Hawthorne will be replaced by brasserie, seafood and sushi "concepts" run by some New York concern that runs other "concepts" in places like Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

By adamg - 3/31/21 - 10:27 am

D-Tension - Kenmore Square

Five musicians who had never met got together and wrote four new songs and performed them at the Sinclair, including this ode to old Kenmore Square. Performed in the Before Times, but just released today.

By adamg - 3/18/21 - 3:18 pm

A couple faces charges today that they helped orchestrate a ring that managed to remove more than $1.4 million from several unfortunate people's accounts at banks in Uphams Corner, Kendall Square and Peabody. Read more.

By adamg - 2/17/21 - 11:39 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the two restaurants are seeking to transfer their liquor licenses to UrbanMeritage, the company that runs the retail space inside the Hotel Commonwealth. That usually happens when a property owner or manager wants to keep liquor licenses as they look for a new restaurant operator.

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