Back Bay

By - 4/23/14 - 9:42 am

WBUR reports the owner of 298 Beacon St. is suing the welders who allegedly started the fire that killed two Boston firefighters and the owner of 296 Beacon, where they were working.

By - 4/22/14 - 7:19 pm

Tim Lawrence reports:

Just when you think you've seen it all, a bowling pin (Lucky Strike) walks by you on Boylston St!

Sarah adds:

That bowling pin walked into Landmark Starbucks yesterday and the barista almost cried, she was so scared.

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By - 4/22/14 - 4:55 pm

Deadspin fills us in on what happened after the four runners picked up that fifth runner who collapsed near the finish line. But the story by Wesley Lowery, the former Globe reporter whose tweets started it all, is probably a better thing to read if you're not looking to get all grumpy.... Read more

By - 4/21/14 - 5:39 pm

In addition to the Hoyts finishing their last Boston Marathon, former Globe reporter Wesley Lowery shows us four runners who helped a fifth finish the race... Read more

By - 4/21/14 - 2:46 pm
Boston Marathon proposal

Kim Angelovich captured a successful marriage proposal at roughly mile 25 today.

Paula Ebben spotted another successful proposal, at the finish line.

By - 4/21/14 - 12:14 pm
Tarzan Jones in the 1939 Boston Marathon

In 1939, three years after he had bested local favorite Johnny Kelly - barefoot, and with a burst of speed at the top of what is now Heartbreak Hill - Ellison "Tarzan" Jones won his second Boston Marathon.

Leslie Jones photo from the BPL Marathon collection. Posted under this Creative Commons license.... Read more

By - 4/20/14 - 6:32 pm
Marathon Sports on Boylston Street

Amy B. photographed the line to get into Marathon Sports - scene of one of the two explosions last year - the day before the 2014 Marathon.

By - 4/20/14 - 10:44 am
BAA 5K in the Back Bay

Ed Hatfield watched the Invitational Mile through the Back Bay yesterday.

Copyright Ed Hatfield. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 4/20/14 - 8:24 am

Justin Porter watched the sun come up this morning.

By - 4/19/14 - 8:34 pm
Boston artwork

Chris Watson shows us the new artwork on the Boylston side of the Pru.

By - 4/19/14 - 1:40 pm

1938 British Pathe newsreel on that year's Boston Marathon.

By - 4/18/14 - 9:47 pm
Fuzzy dogs in Boston

Brian D'Amico photographed the return of the comfort dogs to the Back Bay today. The dogs, sponsored by Lutheran Church Charities, first came to Boston in the aftermath of the Marathon last year.

Copyright Brian D'Amico. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 4/18/14 - 8:04 pm
Man with scarves at Old South Church

For the past year, volunteers at Old South Church have been knitting scarves for Marathon runners. Photographynatalia watched some of them distributed today.

Copyright Photographynatalia. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 4/18/14 - 9:38 am
Helicopter low over Boylston Street

Jake Walker was one of many people to wonder about the helicopter flying low along Boylston this morning. He notes he looked down on the chopper from his 22nd-floor office.

This comes a day after people wondered about the fleet of helicopters flying around town. They're all Marathon related, of course. Today's might be your standard background radiation testing, nothing to... Read more

By - 4/17/14 - 7:53 am

The Tech reports both its national fraternity and MIT have suspended Delta Upsilon, based at 526 Beacon St. in the Back Bay, for "inappropriate behavior during unsanctioned events" over January break.

No word if a horse in the dean's office was involved.

Bonus fun fact: Animal House producer Ivan Reitman belonged to a Delta Upsilon chapter at McMaster University.... Read more

By - 4/16/14 - 1:59 pm

A Wakefield man was ordered held in lieu of $100,000 bail and sent down to Bridgewater for evaluation at his arraignment today on a variety of charges related to the alleged act of performance art that led police to shut Boylston Street for more than two hours last night on the anniversary of the Marathon bombings.

Kevin "Kayvon" Edson was charged with disturbing the... Read more

By - 4/15/14 - 7:09 pm
Suspicious backpack

UPDATE: Kayvon Edson facea a variety of charges in Boston Municipal Court following his arrest at the finish line.

Boylston Street was shut at the Marathon finish line tonight after police found two unattended backpacks - not long after a barefoot man dressed like a Southern belle in mourning danced his way up the street with a backpack on, yelling "Boston Strong."

People in... Read more

By - 4/15/14 - 6:19 pm
Changing of the guard on Boylston Street

Brian D'Amico watched commemorations on Boylston Street, including a changing of the guard at a marker for one of the two explosion sites.

Meanwhile, Tom Reiner watched and listened to ships in the harbor sound their horns after the afternoon's moment of silence.

Harbor horns

Photos copyright Brian D'Amico and Tom Reiner, respectively.... Read more

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