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By adamg - 3/1/23 - 11:36 pm

The Simmons Voice reports that LGBTQ Nightlife Events, which has been running queer nights at local clubs over the last few years, is getting ready to settle down with a permanent home on Boylston Street in the Back Bay - in a town that has mostly seen gay and queer venues disappear over the past decade. Read more.

By adamg - 2/3/23 - 12:55 pm

Update: Emerson sent e-mail saying a student died, that police say there are "no security concerns" and that counselors will be available.

The Berkeley Beacon reports police responded to the Little Building, at the corner of Boylston and Tremont streets, after a body was discovered around 10 a.m.

The building houses dorm rooms for first-year Emerson College students.

By adamg - 12/2/22 - 9:08 pm

Matthew Lindner, 38, of Comfort, TX used his gun-business phone on Aug. 31 to call in a death threat to a doctor who works at a Fenway LGBTQ health center, according to court records unsealed today after his arrest on one count of transmitting interstate threats. Read more.

By adamg - 10/26/22 - 11:20 am

The closed Tiger Mama at 1369 Boylston St. in the Fenway will be reborn as a pizza place, owner Tiffani Faison told the Boston Licensing Board this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 10/6/22 - 4:28 pm

Sequeira in M&T Bank survellance photo.

A man first charged with robbing banks in the 1980s was ordered held in lieu of $50,000 bail today on charges he robbed three banks in the Back Bay over the past couple of weeks, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 10/4/22 - 12:52 pm
Mr. Moneybags holding up fresh cash at Back Bay bank

Surveillance photo via FBI.

The FBI has released photos of the money grabber they say held up the M&T Bank branch at 425 Boylston St. around 3:55 p.m. on Sept. 28.

If he looks familiar, contact the FBI at 857-386-2000.

By adamg - 9/29/22 - 10:19 am

The Boston Licensing Board today approved a proposal by El Jefe's Taqueria to extend the closing time at its Emerson location, at Boylston and Tremont streets, to 2 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 9/28/22 - 11:54 am

Update: Approved.

The Boston Licensing Board could decide tomorrow whether to let El Jefe's Taqueria extend the closing time of its outlet in Emerson College's Little Building at Boylston and Tremont streets from midnight to 2 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 9/20/22 - 10:15 am

Huntington Avenue between Brigham Circle and Gainsborough Street and Boylston Street in Copley Square will keep their dedicated bus lanes, city officials announced today. Read more.

By adamg - 9/14/22 - 10:58 am
975 Boylston St. rendering

Rendering by The Architectural Team. See it larger.

A Miami developer has proposed a new complex over the Massachusetts Turnpike and a rarely used Hynes Green Line exit that would include a 12-story life-sciences wing, a 10-story wing with 125 affordable apartments, two new ADA-compliant T-stop entrances and a public bicycle "hub" with bike racks and lockers. Read more.

By adamg - 9/9/22 - 5:24 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Tasty Burger, which opened at 1301 Boylston St. at Jersey Street when that stretch of Boylston mostly consisted of fast-food joints, gas stations and garages, is moving to Van Ness Street. Read more.

By adamg - 9/2/22 - 11:53 am
New sign: Feeling run down? You will be if you walk this way

There are already several warning signs at Boylston and Dalton streets in the Back Bay. Spysqueeze noticed this morning a new one has been posted.

By adamg - 8/14/22 - 10:30 pm

Boston Streets Chief Jascha Franklin-Hodge reports contractors began laying down the stencils and paint tonight to create bus lanes down Boylston Street in Copley Square as the first set of temporary bus lanes for the charter buses that will move between Orange Line stations when the trains stop running for a month at 9 p.m. on Friday.

We’re marking around Copley Square now, and moving on to Government Center over the next few nights.

By adamg - 8/13/22 - 11:07 am
Flooded Charles Street

Chris in 02134 shows us the new Lake Charles this morning. Earlier, he watched water bursting up at Charles and Beacon streets and flowing into the Public Garden Lagoon, which broke free from its artificial bounds and flooded the surrounding land: Read more.

By adamg - 8/5/22 - 10:42 am
Anti-Chinese graffiti in Chinatown

A Chinatown resident photographed the newest illiterate scrawlings at Liberty Tree Plaza, the small space in front of the city-owned China Trade Building and BPL branch at Boylston and Washington streets. She took the photo yesterday, reports it's still there this morning, but says, yes, she'll be reporting it via 311.

By adamg - 6/7/22 - 11:28 am

Update: Licensing board finds Dillon's did nothing wrong.

A couple of Irish brothers in town for the holiday who figured they'd check out Dillon's on Boylston Street ended their night at the fire house next door nursing fresh cuts on their foreheads from where a bar regular decked them after they refused to leave for being drunken arses on St. Patrick's Day eve, police and the bar's manager told the Boston Licensing Board today. 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 - 5/17/22 - 4:46 pm
Flaming manhole on Boylston Street

The Boston Fire Department reports a couple of manholes on Boylston Street near Fairfield Street belched flames around 12:45 p.m., causing no injuries but startling passersby. Read more.

By adamg - 5/16/22 - 5:58 pm

Guy Fieri set up one of his restaurants in the old Masonic Building on Tremont at Boylston, you know, the one with the signs warning you about hollow sidewalks and the large old Mason's Lodge logo done in tile that's been there for decades. Guy Fieri thinks his mug, and his need for workers, is more important, though, so he's wheat-pasted a garish help-wanted ad right over it.

What the mosaic used to look like.

By adamg - 4/17/22 - 3:17 pm
People running down Boylston Street

Shortly after 11 a.m., these people came running down the otherwise empty stretch of Boylston Street, down near Arlington. People eating outside at the Parish Cafe or just standing nearby cheered them on.

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