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By adamg - 5/18/19 - 10:27 am
Godzilla battles Ghidorah in Kenmore Square

A new trailer for "Godzilla: King of the Monsters" is out, and as keen-eyed monster hunter Chris Devers notes, a climactic battle between Godzilla and multi-headed, winged Ghidorah takes place right in our very own Hub, including in Kenmore Square. Read more.

By adamg - 4/25/19 - 8:39 am
Kenmore Square sometime before 1921

An almost bucolic Kenmore Square, sometime before 1921. Photo from the Boston City Archives.

A developer's plans to remake Kenmore Square won't be the first time the Boston crossroads gets a major makeover - and it probably won't be the last. Thanks to Digital Commonwealth, we were able to set the Wayback Machine way, way back to the days when Kenmore Square - Governor's Square in the old days - still had a fountain (built and maintained by the MSPCA) for thirsty horses: Read more.

By adamg - 4/24/19 - 11:23 am
Map of proposed new Kenmore Square

Developer Robert Korff has filed detailed plans for a 27-story hotel in Kenmore Square that would feature a new plaza in the middle of what is now one of the city's busiest intersections - with his hotel and a half-acre of public outdoor space in the middle. Read more.

By adamg - 4/5/19 - 9:21 am

The mayor's office announced that come July 1, the cheapest parking meters in the city will set you back $2 an hour - up from the current $1.25 - as part of a bid to reduce street congestion and raise money for road infrastructure projects. Read more.

By adamg - 1/30/19 - 8:40 am

Kenmore Square Square

The Globe reports that developer Robert Korff has proposed a 300-foot-tall hotel replacement for the Citizens Bank in Kenmore Square - and to build a new road between Commonwealth Avenue and Beacon Street.

The proposal would be a replacement for an earlier plan to build two hotels in the square, neither anywhere near as tall as the current plan, but without any major changes to the square itself.

By adamg - 1/18/19 - 11:19 pm

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 adamg - 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 adamg - 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 adamg - 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 adamg - 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 adamg - 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.

By adamg - 11/11/18 - 9:26 am

Kenmore Square was shut this morning for something found at 656 Beacon St., but was reopened after police determined the contents were not dangeous, WBUR reports.

By adamg - 10/16/18 - 2:05 pm

UPDATE: WBUR reports police found an Airsoft pellet gun, but no suspect.

A search for a man spotted with what might have been a gun near Landmark Center around 1:20 p.m. turned into a massive police search through Kenmore Square after he was spotted running into an inbound Green Line tunnel. Read more.

By adamg - 10/14/18 - 11:15 am
Wanted for Kenmore Square bank robbery

The FBI's bank-robbery task force has released photos of a man who held up the Santander Bank branch in Kenmore Square around 12:30 p.m. on July 5. Read more.

By adamg - 8/13/18 - 10:08 am

Julio Salado reports the Beacon Street Bruegger's has baked its last bagel, another of the victim's of the impending redevelopment of the block that includes the Citgo sign and the bookstore.

By adamg - 7/13/18 - 11:39 pm

TsuruTonTan, a Japanese chain that specializes in udon noodle dishes, is looking to open at the Hotel Commonwealth, 500 Commonwealth Ave. in Kenmore Square. Read more.

By adamg - 6/10/18 - 12:33 pm
Sunrise over the Charles River

Ryan Murphy was up at 4:45 a.m. to take this photo from Kenmore Square.

By adamg - 5/25/18 - 8:54 am

The Boston Sun reports the USPS is looking for space to replace the current post office, due to be replaced by a new office building; an official acknowledges it's rough going due to the difficulties of finding a large space in a tight real-estate market.

By adamg - 5/10/18 - 9:26 am
New look for Kenmore Square block

Gyro Gearloose inspects new buildings in this architect's rendering.

Related Beal yesterday filed its detailed plans to remake the Kenmore Square block topped by the Citgo Sign, featuring the replacement of six of the seven buildings and an extensive overhaul of the building that supports the sign. Read more.

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