Back Bay

By - 9/23/14 - 7:47 am

UPDATE: Police report the driver of the car died.

Jil Murphy reports it happened around 11:30 p.m. on Monday at Fairfield and Beacon streets. Stanley Staco reports serious injuries.

This is the same intersection where two pedestrians were killed in a crash in June.

Photo of the scene.... Read more

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

Greg Hum spotted this bicycle built for five on Storrow Drive this morning during the annual Hub on Wheels.

SouthieSpots captured the start of the tours - which ranged from 10 to 50 miles around Boston - this morning at City Hall:

By - 9/19/14 - 11:12 pm
Little kid outside the Apple Store on Boylston Street in Boston.

A concerned citizen complained shortly after 10 p.m.:

There is a child (maybe 8) who is sleeping on the street outside the Apple Store while his parents are in line. This is child abuse. Please intervene.

By - 9/19/14 - 11:13 am

WCVB reports OSHA has cited D & J Ironworks for not taking even rudimentary precautions while welding on a windy March day behind one Beacon Street building, which led to a fire in the neighboring building that trapped and killed Lt. Edward Walsh and firefighter Michael Kennedy.... Read more

By - 9/18/14 - 4:22 pm
Apple fans lining up outside the Boylston Street Apple store

As Chris shows us, there were already people lined up outside the Apple Store on Boylston Street at 12:50 p.m. today to make sure they are among the first to get Apple's latest thing when it goes on sale tomorrow morning.

By - 9/18/14 - 9:05 am
Public Garden Swan Boats at night

JB Parrett spent some time looking at the Swan Boats at night (he reports: "20-second exposure, camera placed on the stones at the pond's edge").

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.

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