Back Bay

By - 7/20/17 - 6:45 pm

John Stephen Dwyer reports on an incident at the Back Bay Orange Line stop around 2:30 p.m.: Read more.

By - 7/14/17 - 12:16 pm

Boston Police report arresting a trio of guys first spotted riding "erratically" on two scooters through Roxbury on the way to the Back Bay where, police say, they used a bolt cutter to steal a scooter parked on Boylston Street. Read more.

By - 7/12/17 - 1:01 pm

UPDATE: And the answer is NO. The Green Line is a mess - no service at all between Arlington and Government Center, due to a small tunnel fire that forced passengers to leave trains and walk the tracks to the nearest stop. At least one person taken to the hospital from Park Street.

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Green Line due to a "power problem" at Boylston.

By - 7/9/17 - 12:52 pm
Krishna parade on Boylston Street

Area Hare Krishnas celebrated the Festival of Chariots on Boylston Street yesterday and Greg Cook was there to chronicle it.

By - 7/8/17 - 6:12 pm
Rain storm over Boston

John Gage watched a rain cell mover across Boston around 6 p.m.

By - 7/8/17 - 9:34 am

At Boylston and Berkeley streets this morning:

By - 7/3/17 - 8:34 pm
Hatch Shell in Boston before the July 4th concert

Molly Lanzarotta took in the Pops rehearsal concert at the Hatch Shell this evening.

By - 7/1/17 - 7:45 pm

A fed-up citizen files a complaint about some chirping that's been going on since Tuesday - and not by a mockingbird - from a residence on Comm. Ave. between Clarendon and Berkeley:

Every 20 seconds loud chirp from upper front facing unit. Can be heard throughout Commonwealth mall. Keeping everyone and pets up since Tuesday!! Please help!!

By - 6/30/17 - 9:25 am
Well cap

The Boston Sun reports on a pilot project by the Boston Groundwater Trust to use Bluetooth-enabled well caps and a mobile app to better monitor the levels of groundwater that keep the wooden pilings that support hundreds of buildings in the Back Bay, the South End, the Fenway and Beacon Hill from collapsing. Read more.

By - 6/27/17 - 12:08 pm

The Board of Appeal today approved plans by Tatte to open a bakery at 399 Boylston St., across from where the Rattlesnake used to be. Read more.

By - 6/26/17 - 8:57 pm
Interesting clouds over Cambridge

J. Nathan Matias watched the clouds over the Charles and MIT in Cambridge this afternoon. Read more.

By - 6/26/17 - 6:24 pm

The mayor's office today announced that Newbury Street will turn pedestrian-only on July 23rd, Aug. 13th, and Sept. 10th.

Between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on those days, the street between Arlington Street and Mass. Ave. will be available for pedestrians to stroll down.

Canal Street will have a similar day on July 8.

By - 6/25/17 - 11:23 pm

State Police report they are looking for a man they say was jumped and robbed by four teens on the Esplanade around 8:25 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20. Read more.

By - 6/25/17 - 8:51 pm
Bunny in the Back Bay

Beancounter spotted this bunny on Marlborough Street today.

By - 6/23/17 - 5:47 pm

Credit/Debit Card Only fare machine that doesn't take credit or debit cards

At lunchtime today, I went to purchase my July commuter rail pass. The Charlie sales machine in the State Transportation Buliding accepts only credit or debit cards - which doesn't make sense, given that the machine is in the STB where many tourists congregate and where the T has its administrative offices - and is clearly marked as so (see first photo).

So I tap the "Purchase Charlie Ticket" button, and immediately get a flashing message "Sorry No Credit Or Debit Cards Accepted." (see second photo)

By - 6/22/17 - 9:55 am

It was odd enough to see a guy in a power boat on the Lagoon. But he was doing donuts - and spraying something out of a hose. Penny Cherubino reports the man and a colleague onshore were there to try to kill the weeds that have been making it hard for the Swan Boats to make their circuit.

By - 6/22/17 - 8:48 am

Vanessa Kuo spotted him outside Trinity Church in Copley Square yesterday, four days after he was beaten downtown.

By - 6/21/17 - 9:05 am
Crash on Storrow Drive

Liz Covart reports nobody seemed injured, at least, in this crash on Storrow Drive outbound shortly after 6 a.m.

By - 6/20/17 - 10:00 am

The MBTA is reporting "minor" outbound delays on the Green Line due to a deceased trolley at Arlington.