Fenway

By - 3/20/19 - 9:52 pm

The Globe reports that Josh Zakim (Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Fenway, Mission Hill, Bay Village) won't be running for re-election this fall.

Zakim, first elected in 2013, joins Tim McCarthy (Hyde Park, Roslindale, Mattapan), who announced in January he wouldn't be running again.

By - 3/14/19 - 10:07 am
Parking spaces just for ride-share riders

The city is marking off four spaces on Boylston Street at Kilmarnock for a pilot evening ride-share pick up and drop off area that starts Friday night. Read more.

By - 3/13/19 - 5:32 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeals yesterday approved pot shops proposed for Brookline Avenue in the Fenway and Hyde Square in Jamaica Plain.

The rulings mean the applicants can now go to the state Cannabis Control Commission to seek a license to open. Read more.

By - 3/7/19 - 9:43 pm
Winter sailing on the Charles River

Roving UHub photographer Alice Murphy was amazed to see some BU kids sailing on the Charles today.

By - 3/7/19 - 9:24 am

Mayor Walsh today announced a set of initiatives to make Boston roads safer and less clogged that include lowering the default citywide speed limit from 25 to 20 m.p.h., dedicated bus lanes on Brighton Avenue in Allston and North Washington Street along the North End, special pickup/drop-off lanes for Uber and Lyft cars - but also rush-hour surcharges for riding in them - and free T passes for all students in grades 7 through 12, regardless of whether they're BPS students. Read more.

By - 2/24/19 - 4:39 pm
Fenway ghost bike

Ron Newman was among the bicyclists who attended the unveiling of of Boston's latest ghost bike, to honor Paula Sharaga, 69, a Cambridge resident and Brookline librarian, who died in a crash with a cement truck at Brookline Avenue and Park Drive on Feb. 15. Read more.

By - 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 - 2/23/19 - 2:11 pm
Paperboy and I Heart Boston on

Jason spotted these near Jordan Hall today.

By - 2/16/19 - 10:19 am
Paula Sharaga

State Police have identified the woman killed in a crash with a truck at Park Drive and Brookline Avenue yesterday as Paula Sharaga, 69, of Cambridge.

Read more.

By - 2/15/19 - 1:51 pm
Fenway crash scene, showing bicycle.

Crash scene. Photo by Lynda Gail.

UPDATE: Victim identified.

State Police report a pedestrian suffered "serious injury" in the crash at Brookline Avenue and Park Drive. NECN reports the bicyclist, a woman, died.

By - 2/14/19 - 2:49 pm
Wanted for credit-card fraud - man in a NASA shirt

Dedham Police are looking for this guy in connection with the nearly $10,000 in charges they say he rang up on somebody else's credit card in stores in Dedham, the Fenway and Braintree, all on Feb. 1. Read more.

By - 2/12/19 - 7:27 pm

The MBTA reports a driver somehow got his or her car stuck on the E Line tracks between Northeastern and Brigham Circle, which means trolleys can't go anywhere and riders are being told to take the 39 bus instead.

By - 2/4/19 - 8:54 pm
Carl Yastrzemski statue and old Boston Art Academy

Roving UHub photographer MH spotted Carl Yastrzemski outside Fenway Park doffing his hat today at the former Boston Arts Academy, being torn down to make way for an all new Boston Arts Academy.

By - 2/3/19 - 9:55 pm

Boston Police report arresting Leonard Payne, 54, of Hyde Park on charges he held up two employees inside the Cask 'n Flagon on Brookline Avenue and fired his gun before fleeing. Read more.

By - 2/3/19 - 1:44 pm
Danilchuk Super Bowl display

Greg Cook Danilchuk Auto Body's annual Super Bowl prediction in East Boston.

Along the South Boston Waterfront, people - and cute, fluffy baby goats - made their preferences clear: Read more.

By - 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 - 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 - 1/29/19 - 11:53 am

On an unscheduled inspection of the Sidebar on Bromfield Street last month, BPD Sgt. William Gallagher asked a young-looking customer with a draft beer for his ID. The man handed over a Dutch ID showing him to be over 21. But then Gallagher flexed the card - a standard step to check whether an ID is fake, because fake IDs often have cheap laminating that separates from the paper underneath when bent. Read more.

By - 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 - 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.