Sunday, August 5, 2012
Dartmouth Street will be closed from 5 a.m. - 1 p.m. for work being done at Back Bay Station.
Massachusetts Department of Transportation traffic advisory: On Sunday, Aug. 5, Dartmouth Street in Boston will be closed between Columbus Avenue and Stuart Street. The closure will last from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. The closure is to provide for a sufficient work area for the replacement of the existing HVAC units at Back Bay Station. During this process, a crane will be positioned on Dartmouth Street to replace the units. This work is associated with the Back Bay Station Improvement Project. Back Bay Station will remain open during this road closure.
Friday, August 3, 2012
It will be closed on Saturday, Aug 4 for maintenance purposes.
The Department of Conservation and Recreation will close the left lane of the Storrow Drive Tunnel to perform maintenance on Saturday, Aug. 4 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please plan accordingly.
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Which roads will be closed? We've got the info here.
At noon, an estimated 35,000 participants will kick off the Gay Pride Parade. They'll travel along a route from on Boylston Street at Dartmouth Street, right on Clarendon Street, left on Tremont Street, left on Berkeley Street, right on Boylston Street, left on Charles Street, right on Beacon Street, left on Tremont Street, straight to Cambridge Street, right onto City Hall Plaza. To accommodate the parade, temporary "Tow Zone, No Stopping, Parade Saturday" parking regulations will be in effect at the following locations. In addition, temporary “Tow Zone, No Stopping, Friday and Saturday” parking regulations will be in effect at the following location. The Annual Chandler Street Block Party will take place on Saturday, June 9. Temporary "…
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Street closings and traffic updates on Sunday for the Walk for Hunger
Project Bread’s Walk for Hunger: Sunday, May 6, 2012. Walkers will enjoy a 20-mile route weaving through Boston, Brookline, Newton, Watertown, and Cambridge, and will be provided with entertainment and free snacks along the way. More than 40,000 participants will raise nearly $4 million in pledges to help fund over 450 emergency programs, schools, summer food programs, community health centers, farmers’ markets, community suppers, home care organizations, and other programs that protect the individual and strengthen our community food security. Registration is from 7:00 – 9:00 A.M. on the Boston Common. For more information, call 617-723-5000 or visit www.projectbread.org. Street Closings and Traffic
Friday, April 6, 2012
Secretary of Transportation Richard Davey provided an update on local issues at the Back Bay Association's Back Bay Update.
Transparency will be key for the future of the Department of Transportation, Secretary Richard Davey said during the Back Bay Update breakfast at the Hilton on Thursday. Davey spoke about the approved MBTA service cuts and fare increases, the study of Massachusetts Turnpike ramps between the Back Bay and South Boston, and development plans for the Turnpike Air Rights parcels 12, 13 and 15 by Mass Ave. and Dartmouth Street. But overall, he stressed that the state plans to be open about what’s doing well – and what’s not. “Why would we tell the public what we’re not doing well?” Davey said. “Because they know already.” The first step is admitting there’s a problem, he said, and the practice of 'we’ve always done it this way' will be replaced…
Sunday, March 18, 2012
NStar crews need to the disconnect the temporary generator and hook up permanent power.
The following is from the Massachusetts State Police: As part of NStar’s process of restoring power in the Prudential Tunnel on the Massachusetts Turnpike, work crews must disconnect the generator currently providing power to the lights and ventilation system, then re-splice the wires to the power grid. We have been notified that there will be a complete loss of ventilation and lighting during the switchover period because both systems – the current temporary one and the permanent one – cannot run simultaneously. Thus for safety reasons, State Police will shut down the Turnpike in both directions at the tunnel location. The switchover is currently scheduled for overnight Sunday into Monday, beginning at midnight with targeted completion …
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Firefighters sawed behind the bar to gain access after a short circuit in a beer cooler sparked the blaze.
The Boston Fire Department responded just after 4:30 Tuesday to a 2-alarm fire behind the bar of T.C.'s Lounge. Damage is estimated at $250,000, and it was caused by an electrical short circuit in a beer cooler. Twitter reports say firefighters used saws to gain access to inside the bar. Only a few employees were inside, and no injuries were reported. The flames at 1 Haviland St., in the first floor of the four story brick building on the corner of Mass Ave. were out by 5:16 p.m. As of 5:26 p.m., traffic was still backed up by Mass. Ave and Boylston Street. This story will be updated if more information becomes available.
The popular food truck will start serving breakfast and lunch in the spring.
Folks in the Back Bay will soon have a new place to get their Soy BLT sandwiches. Starting this spring, the Back Bay will have a new breakfast and lunch option while the T generates some much-needed non-fare revenue. Clover Foods, which also operates one of the more popular food trucks in Boston, will set up shop on the MBTA-owned space just outside the Hynes Station exit on Newbury Street. It’s a one-year license at $12,000 per year ($1,000 per month), and they pay for the utilities, said MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo. The 275-square-foot space is currently a graffiti-covered strip offset from the sidewalk on Newbury Street. Last year Rep. Marty Walz and City Councilor Mike Ross approached the MBTA to see if something could be done to …
Traffic, closures and power outage update.
Traffic conditions are improving around Back Bay, Copley and Mass Ave, but many signals are not functioning, and multiple businesses are closed. Local police, along with state police as backup, are out in full force directing traffic. But if you approach an intersection where the lights aren't working and there's no officer, treat it as a stop sign and yield to cars to your right. The Pru Tunnel on the Mass Pike reopened this morning. Green line service is not stopping at Prudential and Symphony stops, but the Mass. Ave. stop on the orange line reopened this morning. All Boston schools are open, and Snowden International is running on a generator. The Boston Public Library will remain closed for the day. NSTAR is reporting 14,000 are still…
Monday, February 13, 2012
More than 400 people turned out for the MBTA public hearing Monday.
The proposed MBTA fare hikes fall disproportionally on the elderly, disabled, student and low income population, many people said at a packed-to-capacity public hearing Monday night. Following an Occupy Boston rally at Copley Square hundreds of people - many of them college students - flowed into the Boston Public Library. They filled the 342-seat auditorium and 110-seat overflow room by 6:05 p.m. "Some people got here at 4:30," a library worker said. Officials began turning away at least 100 people lined up inside the foyer, and promised to add more public hearings to the already lengthy list. "If we try to raise the fare the way we are now, there won't be more money," said Back Bay resident Elliot Laffer. "There will be a failed …