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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.

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.

By adamg - 1/16/22 - 12:42 am

On what was already looking to be a slow night due to the brutal cold and the (equally brutal) Pats game, the first night of Boston's requirement that people show proof of at least one Covid-19 shot at public indoor spaces did not go well at all, promoter Ace Gershfield reports from at Venu in the Theater District. Read more.

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