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By adamg - 10/19/20 - 10:19 pm
By adamg - 7/13/20 - 5:36 pm

Today's news that the Washington NFL team is finally changing its name (after FedEx and other sponsors vowed to walk away) ends an 88-year racist streak that started at Fenway Park. Read more.

By adamg - 6/11/20 - 12:33 pm

The Red Sox yesterday responded to news that Torii Hunter insisted his contracts had a clause to keep him from being traded to Boston because of the racists here with a simple statement: Read more.

By adamg - 5/18/20 - 10:37 am

No, Marty hasn't caved: The boys and the Boss will be playing to an empty ball field and livestreaming around the world. OK, technically, Springsteen will be playing from a remote location. Starts at 6 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 5/11/20 - 4:07 pm

COVID-19 Media Availability 5/11/20

Mayor Walsh said today that city transportation planners have started looking at expanding sidewalks out into the street, at least temporarily, to give restaurants and other businesses more room to conduct business as the weather gets nicer and they're still constrained by Covid-19 social-distancing requirements. Read more.

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By adamg - 4/19/20 - 12:51 am
Protesting Ken Harrelson's trade

On April 19, 1969, the Red Sox stunned fans by trading Ken "The Hawk" Harrelson to the Indians, less than two years after they'd acquired him to replace the injured Tony Conigliaro and the year after he'd made the All-Star team and led the league in RBIs. Read more.

By adamg - 4/16/20 - 1:03 pm

The Entire "Here Comes The Pizza" Affair

Now, more than ever, we need to recall April 16, 2007: "Here comes the pizza, see!" Read more.

By adamg - 9/13/19 - 10:56 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today dismissed a lawsuit by a Revere lawyer challenging the way Boston gave the Red Sox permanent access to Jersey Street, saying he was not directly harmed by the sale and so had no "standing" to sue. Read more.

By adamg - 7/7/19 - 10:32 pm
Spent balloons near Fenway park

Photo by BPD.

Boston Police report seizing "67 canisters containing a substance believed to be Nitrous Oxide in the area surrounding Fenway Park" before the Phish concert there on Friday. Read more.

By adamg - 5/10/19 - 10:05 pm

J. Alain Ferry reports from Fenway Park tonight that some Trumpies unfurled a Trump 2020 banner from the upper deck and that maybe 20 seconds later, some fans in the deck below ripped the thing down.

By adamg - 4/13/19 - 12:15 pm
Drone over Fenway

Drone circled for your convenience. Photo by James Sauerbaum.

Boston Police report that they and other law-enforcement agencies have recovered the drone thousands of Sox fans spotted flitting about over Fenway Park during Thursday's game. Read more.

By adamg - 2/24/19 - 2:30 pm
Fenway Theater architect's rendering.

Architect's rendering.

The Red Sox last week filed their formal plans for a four-level performing-arts theater behind the Fenway Park outfield that can hold up to 5,400 patrons at once. Read more.

By adamg - 2/1/19 - 5:19 pm

Ryan Benharris has gone through the list of concerts at Fenway Park since they started in 2003, and found that out of all 66 concerts, only one has had a black headliner - and that even then, Jay-Z had to share billing with Justin Timberlake. Read more.

By adamg - 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 adamg - 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 adamg - 10/28/18 - 2:42 pm

Boston Police are taking no chances with the outcome of tonight's World Series game: Traffic barriers go up at 10 p.m. from the BU Bridge to Mass. Ave. and along Boylston, Ipswich, Lansdowne, Van Ness and Jersey streets. Read more.

By adamg - 8/28/18 - 11:22 pm
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