Talk:Kenmore Square

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Does this article really warrant the section on the 2004 riot? It has relevance to the Victoria Snelgrove story, certainly, but even that happened outside of the square. Aside from a busted up McDonald's edifice, the disturbance seemed pretty insignificant in the long term history of Kenmore Square. Hiberniantears 17:40, 14 October 2005 (UTC)

I agree with the above comment... also, is the Citgo Sign a historical landmark or not? The article first says it is not, then a couple sentences later it says it is. Stoneice02 17:40, 2 September 2006 (UTC)

Merging of Kenmore Square and Fenway-Kenmore[edit]

There already are articles called Back Bay Fens, Kenmore Square and Back Bay which encompass much of this in formation – Fenway-Kenmore should either be merged with Back Bay or Kenmore Square

I recalled the merge request - thanks for your input all. Markco1 05:20, 10 December 2006 (UTC)


trivial change, but Brookline is a town, not a city. Changed article to reference "town of Brookline" rather than "city of Brookline. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 03:17, 2 April 2007 (UTC).

Missing a chunk[edit]

What about south of Boylston west of Mass Ave? That certaintly isn't Kenmore Square or Back Bay. I'm pretty sure Kenmore Square refers to the interestion and the immediate surrounding area, not specifically the neighborhood. And Back Bay would be the east side of Mass Ave since there is a sign on Mass Ave and Boylston saying "Welcome to Back Bay." Also the Back Bay Fens is a park, not a neighborhood. You can check many apartment listings to find how many are listed as "Fenway" refering to the neighborhood discribed in the wiki article for Fenway-Kenmore.

I'm sure not too many Northeastern or Wentworth students would be pleased if you told them they were living in the Back Bay Fens/Muddy River instead of Fenway next semester.


I'm moving the riot section here for the time being. I think it can be deleted entirely, as it is not terribly relevent any longer, and I doubt this article needs to become a list of all notable things which ever happened in Kenmore Sq. Hiberniantears 19:35, 3 August 2007 (UTC)

Riot police attempt to calm vandalism in Kenmore Square

Following the surprising 2004 American League Championship Series victory, Boston Red Sox fans filled the square. The celebration quickly turned sour when mob mentality set in and acts of vandalism and destruction broke out, leading to broken windows, destroyed traffic lights and smashed signs. When the crowd began to attack a McDonald's, Boston Police Department riot police moved in to calm the crowd. When the riot police arrived, activity in Kenmore Square calmed down, but elsewhere violence continued. Victoria Snelgrove was killed near Fenway Park by a crowd control projectile fired by the Boston Police. The police department later accepted "Full responsibility." [1]

  1. ^ "Boston police accept 'full responsibility' in death of Red Sox fan". CNN. 2006-08-24. Retrieved 2006-09-24.