Back Bay

By - 10/5/15 - 7:34 am
That's some rat on Beacon Hill

A cowering citizen submitted this photo to buttress his complaint about Branch Street on Beacon Hill:

Huge rodent on street.

Read more.

By - 10/1/15 - 5:42 pm
Message to Byron: Alex has your money

TinyTruncale spotted this notice at Mass. Ave. and Boylston today.

By - 10/1/15 - 11:05 am
Circumcision protester in Copley Square

J. Tammaro spotted this "intactivist" in Copley Square this morning, urging people to vote against circumcision, even though there are no circumcision-related ballot questions in the works for the 2016 ballot.

By - 9/30/15 - 1:31 pm

PRI interviews a Finnish landscape architect about everything that's wrong with the Emerald Necklace.

Ed. note: Interesting article, but it sounds like she doesn't know anything about the Muddy River reclamation project and didn't spend any time south of Rte. 9.

By - 9/29/15 - 12:03 pm
Hancock building in the fog

Julie Ciollo notes it was a little foggy in the Back Bay this morning.

By - 9/26/15 - 6:11 pm
Pickup truck driving down the Charles River

Bettlebrox spotted this novel craft in the Charles today:

It wasn't very fast, I passed it while cycling along the river and I last I saw of it was when it went under Harvard Bridge (Mass Ave Bridge)

Posted under this Creative Commons license and in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 9/26/15 - 8:32 am

You can read more about Jean and Nick's wedding.

By - 9/24/15 - 11:06 am
Papal motorcade up Boylston Street

Eric Griswold shows us Pope John Paul II's motorcade going down Boylston Street on the way to a mass on the Common in 1979. Read more.

By - 9/23/15 - 11:38 am
Art up on the Hancock Tower in Boston

Manu looked up to an odd sight on the Hancock this morning. The new owners of "200 Clarendon" say the art will take 7-10 days to complete and that they'll reveal the artist's name after that.

Daniel Cantwell gives us a closer view:

Mystery man on the side of the Hancock
By - 9/22/15 - 3:48 pm
Welding a beam at new Prudential Center building in Boston's Back Bay

A worker did welding on a beam today in what will be one of the entrances to the Prudential Center on Boylston Street after the completion of the building now under construction where the plaza in front of the food court used to be.

By - 9/21/15 - 3:47 pm

The Emerald Necklace Conservancy is pleased to announce a new fundraising event, Emerald Necklace YogaFest, to be held on October 4 at Clemente Field in the Back Bay Fens, Boston. The event will run from 9 am to 3pm and include morning and afternoon yoga classes, demonstrations, a pop-up marketplace, food trucks, raffles and more. Featured yoga instructors are Cara Gilman, of Sweat and Soul Yoga; Dan Steel, of Coolidge Corner Yoga and Izzy VanHall, AcroYoga instructor. The event welcomes all levels of yoga experience – from first-timers to practiced yogis!

By - 9/19/15 - 7:01 pm
Flowers on Marlborough Street in the Back Bay.

Katherine Larson enjoyed the flowers on Marlborough Street in the Back Bay today.

By - 9/18/15 - 12:55 pm

Sgt. Luke Taxter at D-4 attempts to calm a wary citzenry:

The drone flying above Copley Place is authorized by the FAA & BPD.

By - 9/18/15 - 12:29 pm
Floating head in the Public Garden Lagoon

A concerned citizen gets right to the point in a complaint filed at 8:52 this morning:

Floating heads in lagoon

Because, really, what more need be said, except maybe "why?"

By - 9/16/15 - 9:40 am
Masked man getting off an Orange Line train in Boston

Surveillance photo via TPD.


UPDATED, 3:25 p.m. with Transit Police statement.

A man wearing a Guy Fawkes mask was arrested today after allegedly threatening to blow up the Forest Hills-bound Orange Line train he was on this morning - a threat he couldn't actually carry out because he had no bomb - Transit Police report. Read more.

By - 9/13/15 - 4:50 pm

Scene in Back Bay. Photo by Paula Tennyson.

Cambridge Police report somebody was shot as the Caribbean parade wound down in Kendall Square this afternoon.

The victim, a 25-year-old woman from Roxbury, was shot in the leg but is expected to survive, police say. Read more.

By - 9/11/15 - 9:39 pm
Sunset on the Boston waterfront

Michael Ratty watched the sunset from the Seaport tonight.

Neil, meanwhile, was out on the water watching the sun go down over Boston: Read more.

By - 9/10/15 - 8:14 pm
Somebody doesn't like the inscriptions on the Good Will Hunting bench in Boston's Public Garden

So the Parks Department replaced a bunch of benches in the Public Garden this summer and now a concerned citizen is kvetching about Robin Williams fans marking up the replacement for the bench he and Matt Damon made famous:

PUBLIC GARDEN BENCH-new ugly graffiti from Robin Williams fans on this beautiful new bench! Please remove before more is added! The new bench is so nice!