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By adamg - 5/21/22 - 5:21 pm

MassDOT alerts us that traffic on the Tobin Bridge could be slowed tomorrow so that some movie production company can get just the perfect shot of the bridge that has come to symbolize crime-ridden Boston in all the best violent-crime movies set here. Read more.

By adamg - 5/12/22 - 6:24 pm
Violinsts in the Roslindale Substation

The Substation in Roslindale Square formally opened today, starting with a performance by Musiconnects overlooking Adams Park. Read more.

By adamg - 5/7/22 - 2:18 pm

Vanyaland notes the passing of the local comedy legend at 79.

By adamg - 5/3/22 - 9:10 am

At 8:10 a.m., Matt Siegel announced his retirement from Kiss 108 after 41 years at the station. Read more.

By adamg - 4/24/22 - 9:27 pm

If you visited the Pandemonium Books and Games booth at Pax East at the South Boston convention center, you might want to consider getting a Covid-19 test.

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By adamg - 4/17/22 - 3:43 pm
Two bouquets, a note and a photo on the Public Garden bridge

Many of the people crossing the bridge over the Public Garden lagoon today stopped for a moment to contemplate the two bouquets of flowers, the photo of a young woman and a note left by the railing. Some even opened the folded note to read Samantha's pangs for Villanelle, whom she would never see again: Read more.

By adamg - 4/12/22 - 12:42 pm
Alex Matov at hearing

Matov in Zoom hearing.

The owner of the shuttered Garage on Linden Street and his new manager today gave the Boston Licensing Board a re-opening plan that would include having at least seven security guards trained in "de-escalation" on duty at all times. Read more.

By adamg - 4/6/22 - 1:09 pm

Update: Both approved.

Boston could soon be awash in places to hit your putts without worrying about the weather: With one indoor simulated golf "course" already planned for West Broadway in South Boston, companies are now proposing two more: A similar full-swing facility across from City Hall, where the wax museum used to be, and a mini-golf range in a new space in the Seaport. Read more.

By adamg - 3/31/22 - 10:13 am

WBUR introduces us to Christine Tobin of Roslindale, who "orchestrated every one of the dishes we see on screen" in HBO's upcoming Julia Child biopic - parts of which were filmed in West Roxbury.

By adamg - 3/30/22 - 2:32 pm
Waiting for Chris Rock at the Ritz

Danny walked over to the Ritz around 2 p.m. to see the paparazzi hoping Chris Rock will come out before his show at the Wilbur Theatre tonight.

By adamg - 3/27/22 - 11:42 pm

CODA — Official Trailer | Apple TV+

In addition to best picture, CODA's Troy Kotsur won for best actor in a supporting role and the move won for adapted screenplay.

By adamg - 3/23/22 - 12:01 pm

The Dropkick Murphys respond to local Nazis who used their music as background for a video of their South Boston parade cosplaying: Read more.

By adamg - 3/13/22 - 10:00 pm

Actor William Hurt died today at 71.

In 1980, in his first film role, he starred in Ken Russell's "Altered States," playing a researcher who tampers with the fundamental forces of nature, in the basement of Harvard Medical School. According to Movie-Locations.com, he and his wife (played by Blair Brown) lived at 108 Myrtle St. on Beacon Hill, and returned from a trip to Mexico via Logan Airport.

By adamg - 3/6/22 - 6:11 pm

Jon Latino caught some opera on the Prado this afternoon: Read more.

By adamg - 2/26/22 - 2:25 pm

Nick Elias recounts his days working at Sight and Sound, on Corinth Street and Poplar Street in Rozzie Square, at first as one of George Aymie's employees, later as a partner: Read more.

By adamg - 2/19/22 - 7:07 pm
Province Street in downtown Boston with New York cabs

Matthew Broude shows us Province Street downtown, as crews get ready for a scene in a movie called "The Holdovers," in which Boston once again stands in for New York (hence the yellow cabs, of course) and Paul Giamatti plays a Deerfield Academy teacher everybody hates.

By adamg - 2/14/22 - 11:21 am
John Bhatti

Josh Bhatti of the Bowery Presents testifies today.

The Bowery Presents, which runs the Sinclair, said today it hopes to open its 3,500-person Roadrunner on Guest Street in New Balance's Boston Landing complex by March. In fact, it's already selling tickets for shows starting March 17. Read more.

By adamg - 1/27/22 - 10:06 pm

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones - The Rascal King

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones announced they are breaking up:

After decades of brotherhood, touring the world and making great records together, we have decided to no longer continue on as a band.

By adamg - 1/27/22 - 12:35 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today approved a liquor license for Park 54, a restaurant planned for 81 Fairmount Ave., in Hyde Park, where the Fairmount Grill, and before that, Townsend's, used to be. Read more.

By adamg - 1/19/22 - 1:16 pm
Jon Voight at South Station

Aline Kaplan reports she liked Ray Donovan: The Movie, but chronicles all the ways it gets Boston geography wrong, like how Ray drives up from New York by way of the Zakim Bridge: Read more.

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