Back Bay

By - 10/21/16 - 10:44 am

The Boston Architectural College Library shows us the changes.

By - 10/21/16 - 9:03 am

The Boston Sun reports the Back Bay Architectural Commission rejected dormers proposed for 197 Commonwealth Ave. after a neighbor complained their location would let people stare at her as she sat on her toilet. Read more.

By - 10/20/16 - 12:50 pm
Wanted in Cambridge

Cambridge and MIT Police are looking for two guys they say are responsible for a number of car thefts and break-ins in Cambridge, Boston and Somerville. Read more.

By - 10/16/16 - 6:32 pm
Newbury Street fire

Boston firefighters rushed to 228 Newbury St. around 6:20 p.m. for what turned into a two-alarm fire.

The Boston Fire Department estimates damage to the four-story brownstone at $900,000 and that the cause of the fire, which started on the first floor, is under investigation. No injuries were reported.

By - 10/16/16 - 1:57 pm

A concerned citizen files a complaint about the erhu guy by the Public Garden bridge who plays his erhu through an amplifier:

Hello I am wondering if it is possible to find a way to have this busker turn down the volume. It's incredibly loud and ruins a walk through the public garden.I asked him nicely.He does not speak English. I don't mind buskers but people should still be able to walk through that beautiful setting without being assaulted by overly loud music. I'm not sure if the man has a permit or if one is required. But his instrument is loud enough on its own - it does not need an amplifier. I don't want to ruin anyone's day but hoping there's a way to address this.I walk through the public garden twice a day and the noise ruins the experience.

By - 10/15/16 - 8:45 pm
Young reader at tbe Boston Book Festival

Johnmcboston spotted an enthusiastic reader at the Boston Book Festival in Copley Square today.

By - 10/12/16 - 2:51 pm

The Santander Bank branch at 575 Boylston St. was held up around 2:40 p.m. by a black man, mid-30s, 5'8" and 180 lbs., in a tan cap. He showed a note, said he had a gun, but didn't show one, stuffed the cash in his pants, then ran down Boylston Street towards Dartmouth Street.

The branch was also held up last month.

By - 10/12/16 - 2:24 pm

The T had to halt Orange Line service in both directions at Back Bay around 2:10 p.m. when a man went for a walk on the tracks towards Tufts. Transit Police officers found the wayward soul and escorted him to a waiting cruiser for a ride down to TPD headquarters for a little booking action.

By - 10/12/16 - 11:28 am
Sunrise over Boston Harbor

Christine Sullivan watched the sun come up over Boston Harbor this morning.

She wasn't alone: Read more.

By - 10/12/16 - 10:00 am

Not because he's Zoolander handsome or anything, but because police helpfully shut down the Mass. Ave. Bridge from Boston into Cambridge this morning so he could film a scene there for a movie.

By - 10/10/16 - 9:30 am

Richard Auffrey notes Eataly plans to hire 600 workers in an already tight market for its mega-place where the old Pru food court used to be, and how they'll find and, more important, retain all those workers after looking at a job site's comments on the New York Eataly.

By - 10/8/16 - 3:07 pm
Smart Car in Copley Square

David Harris notes the advantage of having a Smart Car in the city (note that the perpendicular Smart Car is right in front of a behemoth Mini Cooper).

By - 10/7/16 - 12:07 pm
Wanted for eyeglass thefts in Boston

Boston Police are focusing on a guy they say keeps robbing eyeglass stores in the Back Bay. On Sept. 13, police report, he made off with $1,500 worth of frames from the Sunglass Hut in Copley Place.

If you eye him, contact Det. Kevin McGill at 617-343-4683.

By - 10/7/16 - 12:06 pm

Just got this alert:

Northbound Orange Line trains will use reduced speeds from Back Bay to Tufts Medical Center

By - 10/3/16 - 9:10 pm
MBTA workers outside Boylston Green Line station

T workers outside Boylston telling passengers: Nope. Photo by Nicky Enriquez.

Buses have replaced trolleys between Park and Kenmore due to what appears to be a derailment at Copley Square.

By - 9/30/16 - 10:30 pm
Misty Charles River dock

JB Parrett wasn't the only one out in the mist on the Esplanade.

By - 9/29/16 - 10:37 am
Truck just made it under Storrow bridge

Kevin reports a truck driver who barely cleared the BU footbridge outbound this morning was gunning for the next bridge, but was pulled over by a state trooper who stopped him from testing his luck a second time and forced him to slowly back up under the footbridge and into one of those emergency cutouts to await the swift administration of justice. Kevin photographed the truck as it backed up.

By - 9/28/16 - 7:16 pm
Dead train at Back Bay on the Orange Line

Sara Brooks was among the people who struggled to get home around 6 p.m. when a train up and died at Back Bay. Mathew Helman was another:

Beyond severe delays. Waiting 25 minutes, 1 jam-packed train.

By - 9/28/16 - 10:30 am

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to grant a food-serving license to a proposed Cornish-pasty restaurant on Mass. Ave. off Marlborough Street. Read more.

By - 9/26/16 - 8:52 am

The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force has posted photos of the man it says held up the Santander Bank branch at 575 Boylston St. on Sept. 6.

He gave the teller a note, then ran towards Dartmouth Street after getting money.

If he looks familiar, contact Special Agent Adam Howe at 617-742-5533.