Fenway

By - 1/18/19 - 11:19 pm
Guaranteed Swahili

The Boston Language Institute, which for decades guaranteed Boston subway riders they could learn Swahili, shut down today, not because every Bostonian who has ever wanted to learn Swahili has done so, but because its bank seized its account. Read more.

By - 1/9/19 - 1:17 pm

City councilors Josh Zakim (Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Fenway, Mission Hill) and Michael Flaherty (at large) say it's time to curb a proliferating number of road races that tie up neighborhood streets, particularly in the Back Bay, but also in the Fenway and Beacon Hill. Read more.

By - 1/9/19 - 9:40 am

Boston Police report a man drove his car into the Muddy River at Charlesgate West early Tuesday evening, but that officers got into the river and got him out. Read more.

By - 1/8/19 - 3:35 pm

An MIT fraternity in Kenmore Square found itself hauled before the Boston Licensing Board today to face police citations for allowing underage drinking and vaping at a party in which way more people were stuffed into the building than allowed by its Boston-issued licenses. Read more.

By - 1/8/19 - 2:55 pm

Two bars not normally associated with Boston College had to explain today how underage BC students were able to get in and consume adult beverages until the moment detectives from the BPD licensing unit asked for their IDs. Read more.

By - 1/2/19 - 10:48 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Westland, where Symphony 8 used to be, has finally opened, years and years after it was supposed to.

By - 12/30/18 - 11:27 pm
Dicky Betts of the Mighty Mighty Bosstones

Maria M. took in the Mighty Mighty Bosstones' at their annual Hometown Throwdown at the House of Blues Saturday night, including Dicky Barrett greeting his fans.

Copyright Maria M. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 12/22/18 - 6:46 pm
Cake in honor of Punter's Pub

Lisa McColgan reports somebody at Northeastern made this gingerbread homage to the fabled and now closed Huntington Avenue watering hole.

She adds the interior was "terrifyingly accurate:" Read more.

By - 12/22/18 - 11:32 am
Restoring building cladding on Boylston Street in the Fenway

This morning, Jeremy Sarna watched workers restore the cladding that fell off one of those brand-spanking new buildings on Boylston Street in the Fenway in the wind yesterday. The wind-whipped building pieces shut Boylston Street overnight and into this morning.

By - 12/19/18 - 9:41 am

The Fenway Sports Group, which owns the Red Sox and Fenway Park, yesterday filed a letter of intent with the BPDA to build a new entertainment venue next to Fenway Park between Lansdowne and Ipswich streets, behind the Fenway bleachers, to "host a wide variety of entertainment and civic events on a year-round basis." Read more.

By - 12/14/18 - 1:45 pm

The MBTA will hold a drill inside the Riverside Line's tunnel between Kenmore and Fenway stations between 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday: Read more.

By - 12/13/18 - 9:43 am

Billy West Christmas in Kenmore Square WBCN Audio Master courtesy of Tom Sandman Billy & Tom

From the WBCN oldies collection.

H/t Gary C.

By - 12/12/18 - 11:58 am
Nazi flier on Boylston Street

Somebody with some anti-immigrant fliers and a bucket of wheatpaste was busy overnight plastering anti-immigrant posters in the area of Berklee College. An outraged local, Erin Kane, promptly tore down the ones she saw on Boylston Street, at Hemenway Street and Mass Ave. Read more.

By - 12/8/18 - 2:55 pm
Kenmore Square platform on the Green Line

Jesse the roving UHub photographer didn't have much room to rove at Kenmore on the Green Line around 2 p.m., due to continuing problems caused by the trolley that derailed just outside the tunnel this morning.

By - 12/8/18 - 11:09 am
Derailed trolley outside Kenmore Square

UPDATE: After 11 hours, the B Line started running again.

A B Line trolley went off the rails as it trudged along just past Kenmore Square. WBZ reports there were no passengers on board at the time, and no injuries.

By - 12/4/18 - 5:31 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court judge ruled today that if a New Jersey cop who started a fight at a Fenway Domino's that put a BC student into the hospital stays out of trouble for the next two years, the charges against him will be dismissed, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 12/4/18 - 1:30 pm
Davido and TMP

Members of the band that opened for Nigerian singer Davido at the House of Blues on Aug. 31 told the Boston Licensing Board today that the singer's beefy security entourage beat them up and chased them out of the backstage room where they had been enjoying a post-concert snack. Read more.

By - 11/29/18 - 11:54 pm

The 41st John Coltrane Memorial Concert (JCMC) is a special holiday celebration, honoring two master JCMC alumni, Bill Pierce and Stan Strickland, and featuring the 14-piece JCMC Ensemble, with host Eric Jackson. Read more.

By - 11/29/18 - 3:11 pm

The Boston Guardian reports John Henry and Friends will seek city permission for 12 concerts this year at the lyric little bandbox - but say they'll keep them from turning the Fenway neighborhood into an aural hell by requiring the concerts to end at 10:30, having on-hand sound engineers who can lower the volume and maybe installing evening sound-deadening curtains. A licensing hearing is scheduled for Dec. 12 at City Hall.

By - 11/29/18 - 2:34 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports on a deal between Walsh, Boston University, which owns the building the giant red triangular flasher sits on and Related Beal, which has a deal with BU to knock down much of the block and put up new office space.