Back Bay

By - 9/14/14 - 11:56 pm

State Police report finding a man who plunged 50 feet off the footbridge around 2:20 p.m.

Witnesses said the man was leaning his back against the concrete wall on the east side of the footbridge - which connects the Esplanade with Beacon Street - when put his arms out and appeared to do a back flip up over the wall and down toward the roadway

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By - 9/13/14 - 5:35 pm

Around 5:10 p.m. The bicyclist got the worst of it, was taken away in bad shape, but is expected to survive.

By - 9/11/14 - 6:39 pm

UPDATE: Hollaback! Boston reports the guy on the banner is actually not Dov Charney but Dov Charney's grandfather - who just happens to look just like Charney looked like in his 20s:

We want to apologize for jumping the gun in this particular case, but we appreciate the outpouring of support for our work to create safe public spaces in Boston and throughout New England.

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By - 9/10/14 - 11:21 am

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let the owner of the fire-ravaged TC's Lounge on Haviland sell the liquor license to a company that plans a restaurant and music venue in the new Berklee tower on Mass. Ave.

Jeremiah Tracy, manager of the proposed Boston Beats, said he's hoping to recreate the best of the old Wally's - a place where Berklee... Read more

By - 9/7/14 - 9:19 pm

Around 9:15 p.m. a man jumped in front of an outbound Orange Line train as it entered Back Bay station.

The T shut power in both directions so that firefighters could extricate the man, who remained alert and conscious (photo from the platform). About 22 minutes later, firefighters got him onto the platform for treatment by EMTs and transportation to a local hospital.

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By - 9/7/14 - 12:04 am
Boston's Prudential Center honors Malcolm Rogers of the MFA

The Prudential was lit up Saturday to honor retiring Museum of Fine Arts Director Malcolm Rogers for his 20 years in the post.

By - 9/5/14 - 10:16 pm

The owner of Vlora, 545 Boylston St., wants to sell the business - and its liquor license - to somebody who wants to re-open the place as Yamato II, serving Japanese food.

The transaction needs the approval of the Boston Licensing Board, which will hear from proposed Yamato II manager Ming Jiang at a hearing on Wednesday morning in its eighth-floor hearing room in City... Read more

By - 9/3/14 - 4:50 pm

The state Department of Transportation and the MBTA said today they're soliciting bids for development above state land at Boylston Street and Massachusetts Avenue - and say the project is key to making the existing Hynes Green Line station handicap accessible.

Parcel 13 represents approximately 54,500 square feet of air rights over the Massachusetts Turnpike and portions of the MBTA Green Line tunnel across the

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By - 9/2/14 - 2:55 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports the church, caught between the sale of its Back Bay headquarters and the continued decay of its planned headquarters in the South End, is setting up temporary digs in Quincy Center.

By - 9/1/14 - 10:33 am
Stuck truck on Storrow Drive in Boston

A truck driver with cat-like reflexes managed to avoid a full storrowing around 10:30 a.m. Michael Cotrone was on hand to record the scene and, who knows, sell commemorative copies to the driver.

By - 8/30/14 - 1:48 pm

WBZ reports a worker on the ground was injured today when some window-washing scaffolding fell from about 15 feet up.

By - 8/29/14 - 1:52 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports on the apparent end of the Boylston Street Mexican place.

By - 8/28/14 - 5:12 pm

At 5:05 p.m., Beaz reported signal problems meant a 45-minute trip from Ruggles to State Street.

By - 8/27/14 - 10:08 am

Lin Dolin and Lauren report seeing signs on Rte. 2 and on ramps heading to 93 and Storrow warning drivers of rental trucks to stay off Storrow Drive.

By - 8/26/14 - 3:49 pm

Roxbury, MA – It is election season for Massachusetts residents! There are so many important issues that need to be addressed. Whether it be violence in the community, education, the economy, or green energy, everyone needs to be heard. For the first time, the Young Professionals Network of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts (YPNULEM) is hosting a series entitled “Candid Conversations”. During this series,... Read more

By - 8/24/14 - 10:54 pm
Water fowl makes a landing in the Charles at sunset off the Esplanade

JB Parrett watched a goose come in for a landing at sunset in the Charles River off the Esplanade tonight.

Brian MacLean, meanwhile, watched the sun go down over Scituate Light yesterday:

Copyright JB Parrett and Brian MacLean, respectively. The second photo also posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 8/24/14 - 12:35 pm
Artist at work in the Back Bay

Stevil watched an artist painting the scene on Commonwealth Avenue in the Back Bay the other day.

In Fields Corner, a woman looked at some of the life-size self portraits on Dorchester Avenue, part of Dot Art's annual "Portraits, People and Places" exhibit.

Art on Dorchester Avenue in Fields Corner

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By - 8/21/14 - 9:38 pm
Swan Lake on Swan Boats

JB Parrett was among those who watched Boston Ballet's Swan Lake on Swan Boats in the Public Garden this afternoon.

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