Northeastern University reports its entire campus has been officially designated an arboretum by ArbNet, which, of course, has a formal accreditation program for arboreta, which is a word we'll have to get used to now that Boston has at least two of them. Read more.
Boston Fire Department divers got a man in his 30s out of the Muddy River at Charlesgate this morning, but he was pronounced dead at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
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.
Rendering of proposed Simmons tower, next to Boston Latin School.
Simmons University has filed plans with the BPDA to shut down its current six-acre residential campus in the Longwood Medical Area and tear down its science building and to replace both with a single, 21-story "Living and Learning Center" that would house 1,100 dorm rooms, classroom and office space and athletic facilities. Read more.
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.
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.
Boston Police report that what began as an investigation into a reported sexual attack at the House of Blues on Lansdowne Street last night turned into a large-scale crowd control effort involving some 1,000 fans of the rapper Kodak Black, upset because he'd failed to show up for his performance - since he was in federal custody in upstate New York, although nobody knew that at the time. Read more.