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By adamg - 7/29/22 - 11:32 am

A pair of developers and the Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral say they will soon file detailed plans for two seven-story residential buildings on part of the church's 1.4 acres of land at 165 Park Dr. in the Fenway - and that the project will include "important repairs" to the cathedral. Read more.

By adamg - 6/6/22 - 10:15 pm
Rendeirng of new Boylston Street building and park

Rendering by Elkus Manfredi, looking across from 401 Park to where the Star and gas station used to be.

Samuels & Associates, which has been building in the Fenway for a couple decades now, today filed detailed plans with the BPDA for its proposal to replace the Boylston Street Star Market and the neighboring abandoned gas station with an 11-story life-sciences building, new parkland and bike lanes along Park Drive and a "cultural pavilion." Read more.

By adamg - 11/23/21 - 9:36 pm
Dirt bikers and ATVers on the loose

Surveillance photo via State Police.

State Police report they are hunting roughly 40 people on dirt bikes and ATVs they say began attacking an 82-year-old Brookline man near the Bowker Overpass, then kept following him as he tried to escape onto Storrow Drive and then beat him when he rolled down his window on Cambridge Street in Allston to yell for help this past Thursday night. Read more.

By adamg - 10/13/21 - 4:46 pm

Boston University Police report that the Domino's at 508 Park Dr. was held up around 2:25 p.m. by a man with a gun: Read more.

By adamg - 5/1/21 - 9:32 am
Expanded Landmark Center rendering

Rendering by Elkus Manfredi, showing proposed new building on the left.

Samuels & Associates yesterday filed plans with the BPDA for a new 13-story building next to the existing Landmark Center that would include 550,000 square feet of lab and related office space and room for a large new Star Market that would replace the current one on Boylston Street. Read more.

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By adamg - 1/24/21 - 11:56 am
Firefighters put out a Fenway dumpster fire

Firefighters douse a flaming dumpster in the Fenway. Photo by Live Boston.

Live Boston reports firefighters were kept busy early Friday dousing a series of dumpster fires across the Fenway - two weeks after a similar series of fires in the Back Bay. Read more.

By adamg - 10/8/20 - 9:02 am

The Boston Sun reports Fenway residents are less than happy over the DCR proposal.

By adamg - 3/25/20 - 9:12 pm
Giant masked baby heads

Greg Cook not only reports on the mask one of the giant baby heads behind the MFA is now wearing, he tells us about the guerilla artist who created and tied on the mask - with some help from his nephew.

By adamg - 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 adamg - 2/24/19 - 4:39 pm
Fenway ghost bike

Ron Newman was among the bicyclists who attended the unveiling of of Boston's latest ghost bike, to honor Paula Sharaga, 69, a Cambridge resident and Brookline librarian, who died in a crash with a cement truck at Brookline Avenue and Park Drive on Feb. 15. Read more.

By adamg - 2/16/19 - 10:19 am
Paula Sharaga

State Police have identified the woman killed in a crash with a truck at Park Drive and Brookline Avenue yesterday as Paula Sharaga, 69, of Cambridge.

Read more.

By adamg - 2/15/19 - 1:51 pm
Fenway crash scene, showing bicycle.

Crash scene. Photo by Lynda Gail.

UPDATE: Victim identified.

State Police report a pedestrian suffered "serious injury" in the crash at Brookline Avenue and Park Drive. NECN reports the bicyclist, a woman, died.

By adamg - 3/7/17 - 8:14 am
Fenway flooding

The roads around the Landmark Center are a mess this morning becuase of the flooding that Lindy captured around 6:30 a.m. She advised:

Avoid the area if you can. I was on foot so not bad but traffic/public trans is AWFUL

Rick Macomber captured some of the flooding even earlier, around 4:30 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 2/27/17 - 8:58 am

Bldup reports Star Market paid $17 million for the gas station at Boylston Street and Park Drive.

By adamg - 2/5/17 - 11:03 pm

Crowds of Patriots fans - and college students - are on the Common, Newbury Street in the Back Bay, Boylston Street and Park Drive in the Fenway and by Faneuil Hall, celebrating the Super Bowl win. Police report they are loud but well mannered.

Police did have to get onto the train tracks by Ipswich and Charlesgate to escort a guy who tried running across the tracks, except he tripped.

By adamg - 9/20/16 - 6:26 pm

Around 5:30 p.m. at Park Drive and Agassiz Road. Sgt. Lucas Taxter at District D-14 reports the wound did not appear too bad.

By adamg - 6/23/16 - 10:29 am

This morning at Park Drive and Queensberry Street, Scott Parkinson reports. The homicide unit was called in due to the severity of his injuries.

By adamg - 9/23/15 - 8:10 pm
Fenway fire

Looking towards the Fens fire. Photo by Tyler.

Firefighters rushed to Park Drive to battle a brush fire in the Fens that filled the neigbhborhood with smoke and falling ash. The fire was declared knocked down around 8:05 p.m.

David Callahan photographed the smoke at Fenway Park: Read more.

By adamg - 5/16/15 - 10:38 pm

Around 10:20 p.m. in the Fens near Park Drive and Jersey Street.

Both suspects were black and wore dark hoodies; one was about 5'10" and the other about 5'8". One pointed a gun, the other a Taser.

By adamg - 2/19/15 - 8:57 am
Park Drive snow removal

State Bobcat clearing the sidewalk it had just blocked.

Last night, Vasant Marur was out for a stroll along Park Drive when he noticed guys in Bobcats clearing snow from the roadway by pushing it into mounds along the curb, where it promptly rolled onto the previously clear sidewalks, blocking them.

But rather than just take a photo and tweet about it, Marur looked for the supervisor of the operation - a MassDOT guy, since Park Drive is owned by DCR:

I had a friendly chat and indicated that all the snow was falling onto the sidewalk. He was nice about it, stepped out of the truck and realized the problem. They are now clearing the sidewalk as I type this up.

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