By - 10/15/18 - 11:08 am
Black plastic left behind in Blackstone Square fountain

A peeved citizen files a 311 complaint about the rubber sheeting a film crew (part of Marky Mark's Spenser funky bunch?) left behind Friday night in the Blackstone Square fountain. Also, they tore up the grass.

By - 10/12/18 - 12:25 pm
Romsey Street with fake snow

Seems Marky Mark is back in his old hood, doing a movie in which he really stretches his dramatic wings and plays a gritty gun-toting tough guy with a Boston accent. One of the scenes in the Netflix-sponsored version of a "Spenser: For Hire" story (of course) called for snow. Kaw3589 reports the recreation of winter on Jones Hill this morning was "pretty damn spot on" - look at those space savers and the half-assed shoveling job for that half inch of snow.

By - 10/8/18 - 10:38 am

Kay Hanley has some thoughts about that interchange between Sox pitcher Ryan Brasier and Yankees batter Gary Sanchez in Saturday's game (put those ear buds in first if you're at work):

By - 10/7/18 - 10:40 pm
Honkfest bees

Some bees go honk. Greg Cook took in the annual Honk Festival parade from Somerville to Cambridge today.

By - 10/7/18 - 11:32 am
Dartmouth Street with horses and dirt

Greta Gerwig is filming part of her version of "Little Women" on Dartmouth Street in the Back Bay, and that means covering the asphalt with dirt to recreate 19th-century scenes featuring horses and carriages, as Pilotblock observed this morning.

By - 9/30/18 - 1:17 am
By - 9/15/18 - 8:44 pm
Harpist at Tony's Market in Roslindale

Janna Maria Frohlich played the harp and sang at Tony's Market as part of Roslindale Porch Fest today. Across the neighborhood, on porches, in backyards and at Tony's, people gathered for the annual neighborhood music festival.

Singing jazz with the Patrice Monahan Trio on Orange Street: Read more.

By - 9/6/18 - 3:34 pm


In 1972, Reynolds starred with Raquel Welch and Tom Skerritt as BPD detectives chasing after evil bomber Yul Brynner through Boston streets, the Charlestown el and the Public Garden. Most of the scenes were filmed on location. Read more.

By - 8/22/18 - 2:02 pm
Batman gets into a Subaru

Tony Ursillo reports spotting Batman getting into a Subaru Outback after dropping somebody off on Court Street by City Hall Plaza yesterday

By - 8/21/18 - 11:10 pm

In a ruling that will leave neither side feeling satisfied, the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston today upheld a lower-court ruling and verdict that basically instructed two former bandmates in the '70s rock and roll band Boston to stop suing each other, at least over the use of the band's name. Read more.

By - 8/21/18 - 12:08 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday whether the House of Blues deserves any sort of punishment for a mosh pit on that police said this close to becoming something worse at a June 1 rap concert. Read more.

By - 8/15/18 - 2:06 pm

The Board of Appeals yesterday approved plans by Dillon's, 955 Boylston St., to host acoustic performers both inside and on a patio outside and to give the maitre d' the ability to spin records when nobody's doing live singing. Read more.

By - 8/15/18 - 8:38 am

An area group of Dr. Who fans is trying to organize a Boston BritCon in 2019 to celebrate British pop culture:

Boston BritCon aims to be the first and best fan event in Boston focused on all things British, including television, film, literature, and culture!

By - 8/8/18 - 6:29 pm
Keytar Bear at Back Bay station

After recuperating from a May motorcycle wipeout, Keytar Bear is back. L Conley spotted him at Back Bay on the Orange Line.

Loren McLean reports it was awesome to see him back: Read more.

By - 7/22/18 - 6:18 pm
Boston is destroyed by a giant wave or something in next Godzilla movie

From the Citgo Sign to the R2-D2 building. See it larger.

Eagle-eyed kaiju fan Chris Devers alerts us that the trailer for next summer's "Godzilla: King of the Monsters" features Boston being destroyed by a tsunami (coming, oddly, from Cambridge). Read more.

By - 7/21/18 - 1:02 pm
Line for Foo Fighters merch outside Fenway Park

The Foo Fighters are playing Fenway Park tonight and, short of a biblical flood, tomorrow. Jeff Maker has a good seat to watch the line outside the pop-up Foo Fighters store on Brookline Avenue (where the Tilted Kilt and Copperfield's used to be).

By - 7/13/18 - 3:23 pm

Alex Goldstein forwards the news that Mel Stiller, who has long led Friday-night singalongs at Jacob Wirth, will be playing at Faneuil Hall Marketplace until the restaurant recovers from water damage from a June 10 fire a couple floors up.

Stiller will play on an outdoor piano near Durgin Park and J.J. Donovan's, between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. on four straight Fridays, starting on July 20.

By - 7/7/18 - 4:02 pm
Guitarist in Jamaica Plain

A musician way up the stairs at the River of Life Church on Centre Street at South Huntington serenaded people on the sidewalk below - and across the street at Canary Square.

He was performing as part of the annual Jamaica Plain Porchfest.

By - 7/6/18 - 10:27 am

Scout Somerville reports ONCE Ballroom in Somerville is shutting after a series of unfortunate events, including a robbery and a "bookkeeper failure," but that it hopes to re-open sometime this fall.