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Your Roadmap to Wednesday’s Fenway Parking Nightmare

No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Wednesday & Thursday 4PM to 2AM

I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to get my car towed/ticketed/flipped/broken-into-during-riots… so I checked out the City of Boston’s parking ban list… and I was lost as I read down the laundry list of roads.

I help myself out (and you) mapped out the bans… if it is in red…or close to the red… don’t even think about pulling over.

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From the Department of Transportation:

Red Sox fans are strongly encouraged by the City of Boston to leave their personal vehicles at home and take the T whether they are heading to Fenway or another destination in Boston to watch the World Series games scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday of this week.  On-street parking will be restricted on several streets in the Fenway/Kenmore neighborhood of the City.  Parking will also be restricted on streets in Brighton, as well as near Northeastern University, Faneuil Hall and North Station.

Additional Parking Enforcement staff will be working before, during and after the games to assist with public safety needs.  They will also be concentrating on ensuring that only vehicles with Fenway/Kenmore Resident Parking Permits are parked in curbside spaces designated for residents in that neighborhood.

For more information on the parking ban check out the City of Boston’s Press Release for the official road closings… I wouldn’t want you to get mad at me if you park on a street that I missed!

Sports Department

Opening Number: 8

Sox vs. Tigers

Eight.

The magic number for the 2013 Boston Red Sox to take the A.L. East pennant is down to a mere eight games after last night’s win over the Tampa Bay (Devil) Rays. The team is now 9.5 games up on the struggling Rays–and 10.5 over the Yankees–with 15 games to go.

A big shout out to Mike Carp for his game winning, pinch hit Grand Slam in the 10th to bring the good guys that much closer to home field advantage in the 2013 playoffs.

Also–Closer Koji Uehara has retired 33 straight batters. This is a Red Sox record. Papelbon who?

Fenway, OUT & About, Sports Department

‘The Sandlot’ to be Screened at Fenway on Aug 21st


Celebrating the 20th anniversary of one of the all time classic baseball movies, the Red Sox will be showing ‘The Sandlot‘ at Fenway Park on August 21st at 8pm (park will be open at 7pm).

Admission is free for season ticket holders and members of the Red Sox Kid Nation. Other general admission tickets for the public are priced at $10 for adults, $5 for children 3-12, and free for kids 2 and under. They can be purchased at redsox.com/sandlot, by calling (877) REDSOX-9, or by visiting the Fenway Park ticket office.

Don’t be an L7 weenie, this is not to be missed.

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Via Boston.com

Sports Department

$100 for Sox Tickets Could Be Yours If You Have a Favorite New Towne Player

Shane Victorino

It’s the end of May, just about one-third of the way through the season and the Red Sox are  technically in first place in the AL East. If you predicted this, you’re lying, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy it.

Heck, the romantic in me sure does.

A big part of the success of the team has been contributions from guys who weren’t on the team last year. Napoli, Victorino, Dempster, heck, technically Lackey.

These guys also could be the ticket to your own personal success. Our friends at TiqIQ are running a quick contest this week – sign up here, tell them your favorite new Sox player and why, and you could pick up a cool $100 to put back towards some tickets down at Fenway. Enter, register and check out the rules over this a-way. You have until Thursday, go go!

Photo of the Week, We Love Beantown

Photo of the Week: May 15, 2013

Boston Marathon 2013

Where we were a month ago.

Literally – this photo was shot by We Love Beantown’s own Alex Dupnik.

And we were cheering on Beacon and Boylston streets, frolicking in the sun with our dogs, toasting friends in bars, watching the Red Sox at Fenway – and then.

Today, let’s look at and reflect on how things have changed, and, more importantly, how they haven’t.

Where we are now: Eating and shopping on Boylston street, running and frolicking in the sun, toasting friends in bars, watching the Sox and Bruins – and more.

Better yet, post your Boston Strong badassery on our Flickr page. Because this city rocks.