Back Bay

By - 10/25/14 - 1:26 pm
Protest march on Newbury Street

Protesters against police violence, organized by Black Lives Matter, marched down Newbury Street at lunchtime, then congregated in the middle of the intersection of Newbury and Mass. Ave. briefly before heading down Mass. Ave. to Boylston Street.

More on Denis Reynoso.

By - 10/20/14 - 11:39 am

Transit Police provide a couple examples of alleged dumbassery at two of our major transit hubs:

Shortly after 2 a.m. today, police - and firefighters - responded to South Station because somebody had activated a fire alarm there. Transit Police report officers found Marwin Maurin, 22, of Revere, standing by a closed Red Line entrance:

Maurin informed the officers he set off the fire

... Read more
By - 10/17/14 - 10:37 am
Painters in a Back Bay alley

The other day, Phil spotted all these painters doing a class project in the alley behind Old South between Dartmouth and Exeter.

Copyright Phil. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 10/14/14 - 2:05 pm
Framed landscape in Boston's Public Garden

Today, there was exactly one tree in the Public Garden that had decided enough was enough and it was time to shed its leaves in a blaze of glory.

And that tree just happened to be within the frame that the Friends of the Public Garden has mounted on a pole for the convenience of strollers who want to compose their own landscape or outdoor... Read more

By - 10/11/14 - 1:33 am

Around 1:10 a.m. at Boylston and Dartmouth streets. Police found two possible suspects - and a gun - in Public Alley 439 between Boylston and Newbury. Two other suspects were clad in hoodies, one black, one red.

UPDATE: Boston Police report:

While en route to the call, officers were notified that four black male suspects had fled the area and one of them had

... Read more
By - 10/11/14 - 12:36 am

Area chef Jason Santos posts a copy of the printed list of instructions for the very specific drinks the ten diners at one table at one of his restaurants wanted Friday night.

2. Jesse. Bombay Sapphire Martini. Bone Dry. Don't Shake. Don't Stir. No ice. Room temperature warm glass. Up. No garnish.

Via Drew Starr.... Read more

By - 10/9/14 - 1:06 pm

Suspicious package.

UPDATE: Roads re-opened around 1:45 p.m.

By - 10/6/14 - 5:30 pm

Boston Police report officers arrested three teens and seizing several bicycles Sunday afternoon after watching "approximately 75 young males on bicycles, cutting in and out of traffic creating a hazardous environment for pedestrians and motor vehicles operating in the area" of Boylston and Clarendon streets in the Back Bay.

The three were charged with disturbing the peace, police say, adding one was also charged... Read more

By - 10/6/14 - 8:15 am
Arthur Fiedler's giant head in Boston

JB Parrett enjoyed a nice fall day on the Esplanade yesterday, along with Arthur Fieldler's giant disembodied head.

By - 10/4/14 - 11:32 pm

Stanley Staco reports a man with a knife on the Comm. Ave. mall did not want to surrender himself to police. He continued to struggle even after cuffed and police sprayed him with pepper spray to get him to stop. He did, around 9:45 p.m., but one officer needed a trip to the hospital after he got sprayed as well.... Read more

By - 10/2/14 - 2:41 pm
Cops lined up in the Back Bay for Joe Biden motorcade

Motorcycle cops massing for vice-presidential motorcade. Photo by Lauren Ali.

Because you just know that Uncle Joe Biden, in town for a little fundraiser at Mistral on Columbus Avenue and a chat at Harvard, would have his Trans Am uncrated and he'd challenge the guy to a race and that just wouldn't end well on our cow paths.

Tomorrow, by the way, Michelle Obama heads to the Strand Theater in Dorchester for a... Read more

By - 10/2/14 - 11:40 am
Xu

Sgt. Luke Taxter at D-4 reports on an arrest on Beacon Street near Exeter in the Back Bay yesterday:

Officers arrested an unlicensed BU student after pulling his Maserati over; est speed 100mph!

He adds this was around 2:30 p.m.

Zeguang Xu, 19, of the South End, was arraigned today in Boston Municipal Court on charges of operating without a license, providing a false... Read more

By - 10/1/14 - 6:23 pm

Sgt. Luke Traxter at District D-4 report a woman walking in front of 729 Boylston St. around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday was pushed to the ground and robbed of her iPhone.

The mugger, described as a black female teen, then fled on a bike, along with two males, also on bikes.... Read more

By - 10/1/14 - 8:19 am
Homeless man on steps of Arlington Street Church in Boston

JB Parrett photographed a homeless man on the steps of Arlington Street Church yesterday.

By - 9/25/14 - 8:56 am
Aftermath of car crash on the Massachusetts Turnpike

Patty Neal was among commuters who had plenty of time this morning to consider what exactly caused this crash on the turnpike westbound in Boston.

By - 9/25/14 - 6:39 am

Sgt. Luke Taxter at District D-4 reports a man was stabbed around 10 p.m. on Wednesday at Boylston and Clarendon streets, and that police arrested a suspect.

By - 9/24/14 - 12:29 pm
Building permit for new Chipotle on Boylston Street in the Back Bay

Ryan Fox photographed the work permit for the new Chipotle going in where the Burger King used to be until a fire closed it for good in February.

By - 9/23/14 - 1:42 pm

Boston Police report the driver of a car that collided with a Boston ambulance at Beacon and Fairfield streets around 11:30 p.m. on Monday was taken to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead about 90 minutes later.

Two EMTs in the ambulance were also transported - in another ambulance, to Boston Medical Center - for treatment of minor injuries. They were on their... Read more

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