Back Bay

By - 4/28/17 - 3:57 pm

A parking space, that is. But the garage is heated and the driveway is positively radiant.

By - 4/26/17 - 11:20 am

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let an Italian restaurant open on Newbury Street at Fairfield - and if so, whether to let it stay open until 1 a.m. like its owners want, or midnight, like the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay wants. Read more.

By - 4/26/17 - 9:41 am
Foggy Charles River

Patrick McMahon looked out over the Charles this morning and didn't see much.

Other people looked out and up, too: Read more.

By - 4/23/17 - 6:35 pm
Ferraris at a bus stop on Boylston Street

Alex C. captured two Lamborghinis and a Ferrari whose drivers figured the absolute best place on Boylston Street to stop and compare the size of their, um, wallets this afternoon would be the bus stop at Clarendon Street. He reports:

I told them they were in a bus stop right after they parked there, and they were like "whatever."

By - 4/22/17 - 11:31 am

A passerby noticed a body on the Esplanade bicycle path around 5:30 a.m., the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will attempt to determine the cause and manner of his death, but the preliminary investigation did not reveal signs of violent trauma and the circumstances do not suggest robbery.

By - 4/19/17 - 8:17 pm

WBUR reports on the repatriation of several items, including a pair of medieval manuscripts, that the library bought not knowing they were stolen.

By - 4/18/17 - 9:51 am

Tim Murphy, who normally drives trolleys on the Mattapan Line, was driving a Green Line trolley on Saturday. At 2:49 p.m., he found himself between Hynes and Copley - basically right under the spot where the bombs exploded four years earlier. He reports: Read more.

By - 4/17/17 - 10:52 pm
Mobilia

Kristen Mobilia, who has long been active in the Fenway Garden Society, which oversees the Fenway Victory Gardens, has filed papers with state elections officials for a possible race against District 8 (Fenway, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Mission Hill) City Councilor Josh Zakim.

To get on the fall ballot, Mobilia will have to file enough signatures on nominating petitions that the city elections department will release next month.

Mobilia is also director of finance and administration at VideoLink, LLC, a Newton company that creates and manages videos for corporate clients.

By - 4/17/17 - 10:51 am

Paula Tennyson watched police and cadets assemble for Marathon duty near Mass. Ave. around 8:30 a.m.

By - 4/16/17 - 4:16 pm

BqRally snapped a photo as Carlos Arredondo led the annual blessing of the runners at Old South Church's Easter service today.

By - 4/14/17 - 11:40 pm
Lenox and Prudential lit up for the Marathon

Matthew Ireland looked up tonight at the Lenox Hotel and the Pru, lit up in the colors of the Boston Marathon.

By - 4/13/17 - 9:40 am
Swan Boat swans on the grass in the Public Garden

Charley A shows us some of the swans waiting to be re-attached to their platforms for paddling around the Public Garden Lagoon.

By - 4/12/17 - 2:23 pm

Matthew George watched one of the National Nuclear Security Administration's helicopters fly low over the Marathon route today for our annual background-radiation check.

By - 4/12/17 - 9:24 am
Swan Boats return to the Public Garden

Charley A couldn't help but notice the return of the Swan Boats this morning from their winter nesting grounds.

By - 4/11/17 - 1:15 pm
Questions most todllers can't process, in the Back Bay

J. Goddell spotted these questions laboriously scrawled inside a piece of equipment at the playground for little kids along the Esplanade by Mass. Ave. today, wonders if the author has ever actually met any toddlers.

By - 4/11/17 - 9:28 am
Repainting Hynes station on the Green Line

Jeff Tamagini watched workers give Hynes on the Green Line some fresh paint this morning.

By - 4/10/17 - 9:16 am

David Bates writes nobody should be surprised a condo at the impending Four Seasons Condominiums on Dalton Street will likely break the $35-million sales price for a condo at the Millennium Tower downtown. He gives various reasons, but key is the question of who really wants to live downtown when you've got the Back Bay. Read more.

By - 4/10/17 - 8:51 am

The Globe reports Walsh will seek a change in state law to make those shadow issues with the Common go away in exchange for tighter restrictions on other development downtown and in the Back Bay, which future mayors and the BPDA would never, never, never seek to nullify.

At issue is the $153 million the city would earn by selling the now unused Winthrop Square garage to Millennium Partners.

By - 4/7/17 - 5:28 pm

The T reports "moderate" delays on the Green Line due to a deceased trolley at Copley Square.

UPDATE: The T now reports "severe" delays, says the flatlined trolley is at Boylston. Unclear if it's a different one or they managed to get the Copley one running just long enough to move the problem a station down.

By - 4/7/17 - 1:35 pm
Falling ceiling at Back Bay station

Todd Buffum shows us where part of the ceiling plunged to the ground today at the entrance to Tracks 5 and 7 at Back Bay.