The Globe reports the DoubleTree Guest Suites Hotel has fired Fred Taylor as its booker for Scullers. Taylor has been a "legendary figure" on the local jazz scene since the 1950s, the Globe reports.
Prevailing sentiment in progressive haunts is “2016, don’t let the door hit you on the way out.” Between a stressful election season, acts of terror, and the crisis in Syria, many of us will be glad to see the calendar page turn on Sunday night. Still, to every cloud there is a silver lining, and at least when it comes to tackling climate change in the US, Massachusetts was a bright spot amidst the clouds of 2016.
Chris in Boston looked down Harvard Avenue in Allston.
The Green Line is back and running between Packards Corner and BC after some unspecified power problem knocked out service and got the T to bring in shuttle buses.
A petulant woman struggling to get to the front of a concert at the Paradise on Oct. 19 decided one way to clear her way was to get a small cannister of Mace out from her purse and start spraying the people around her, police and venue officials told the Boston Licensing Board today. Read more.
Banker & Tradesman reports the supermarket chain is loving what New Balance is doing with its Brighton land and wants to emulate that by building 1,000 residential units and new office and residential space on its own 11-acre property.
The Crimson reports the U last month gave CSX a payment of $147.3 million for the easement the railroad still had on part of the 47-acre Allston site, which Harvard plans to transform one of these decades.
In more exciting Harvard news, the Crimson also shows us what happens when Harvard men quarrel: They write really angry e-mails.
Ten Boston-area men and one guy from California have been indicted on charges they imported "significant quantities" of meth from San Diego to the Boston area, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports. Read more.
A B Line trolley and a car came together in Allston's curve of doom at Comm. Ave. and Warren Street shortly before 5:30 p.m. Andrew Curtis arrived on scene not long after.
Emily shows us why the Green Line came to a standstill shortly after 11 a.m.
A Redditor reports that this tanker truck stopped just before striking a low-clearance bridge on Storrow Drive this morning, fouling up traffic.
Looks to be eastbound just before the Silber Way footbridge.
"Holy sunset, Boston," Jean Nagy says.
When obnoxious delinquent hooligans bellow their way on to the Green Line at Babcock Street after school (not to point a finger at the Match Charter Public School, but yeah), are the drivers allowed to tell them to STFU? Can T cops or real cops be summoned? Do intimidated senior citizens and full-fare-paying commuters have any recourse other than jamming into the front of the car and ceding the rear to the brats ? Sadly, this is not a hypothetical question.
William Brownsberger (D-2nd Suffolk and Middlesex, which includes Allston/Brighton and the Fenway), writes today he will vote no on Question 2, which would allow for more charter schools in the state, in part because he fears Boston's unique makeup could lead to a destabilization of its public-school system if the measure passed. Read more.