Back Bay

By - 2/7/18 - 12:35 pm
Charles River in the snow

Owen peered into the abyss from the Cambridge side of the Charles River shortly after noon.

By - 2/7/18 - 10:18 am

The MBTA reports "minor" delays on the Green Line inbound due to a deceased trolley at Copley Square.

By - 1/30/18 - 11:40 am

A landlord's effort to win city approval for a restaurant at his Newbury Street building before he even knows who would rent the space fell as flat as a souffle behind an oven door that's just been slammed. Read more.

By - 1/29/18 - 4:09 pm

Transit Police report a man caught trying to get down to the Orange Line at Back Bay without paying reacted to the news he was under arrest by grappling with an officer and biting him in the head this morning.

Read more.

By - 1/27/18 - 12:11 pm
Architect's rendering of 1000 Boylston St.

Architect's rendering.

In a filing with the BPDA this week, Weiner Ventures explains why the units in its proposed luxury tower next to the Hynes are so large - and why that means the building needs more parking spaces than the city requires and why it can't put any affordable units in the proposed building. Read more.

By - 1/25/18 - 12:14 pm

Attorney General Maura Healy this week urged state regulators to reject a deal between National Grid and the developer of the 61-story One Dalton project that would give the developer a price break on a required gas main and let it avoid the energy-efficiency charges regular customers who are not building luxury hotel/condo projects have to pay. Read more.

By - 1/24/18 - 10:52 am

16 seconds: The Killing of Anita Kurmann

MassBike takes another look at the the 2015 crash at Massachusetts Avenue and Beacon Street that killed Dr. Anita Kurmann. The driver of the truck was not charged; the Globe reports authorities stand by their conclusion he did nothing wrong.

Ed. note: The video includes footage of Kurmann's death.

By - 1/23/18 - 1:13 pm

The Esplanade Association reports it's banned a series of Philadelphia-related items from the 3.5-mile Park until after the Patriots make their return to Boston for their Duck Boat celebration.

Now banned from the Museum of Science to the BU Bridge: Read more.

By - 1/23/18 - 12:23 pm

Greg Cook reports on the sortable diplay of signs from the 2017 women's march and protest on the Common and in the streets of the Back Bay.

By - 1/23/18 - 11:09 am

Arbotopia is a running account of wildlife found on walks through the parks of the Emerald Necklace.

By - 1/19/18 - 9:06 pm
Trump fans and their banner over Storrow Drive

A woman walking her dog along Back Street in the Back Bay this afternoon spotted these two men with bandanas on their faces waltzing away from the Dartmouth Street overpass, where they'd just placed a "Deport Them All" banner over Storrow Drive. Read more.

By - 1/19/18 - 5:57 pm

An outbound trolley at Copley Square kicked the bucket and now there are "moderate" delays on the Green Line, the MBTA reports. This is on top of problems on the Riverside Line due to an inbound train that died earlier at Reservoir.

By - 1/19/18 - 12:48 pm

Beth Treffeisen reports on concerns in the Back Bay over a $15-million natural-gas pipeline National Grid wants to build under and through the neighborhood to support the new towers going up like mushrooms.

No word if Back Bay residents have talked to anybody in West Roxbury about how difficult it is to stop a pipeline.

By - 1/18/18 - 10:48 pm
George Ticknor

Somebody or something really seems to have upset George Ticknor's disembodied head in Bates Hall at the Copley Square main library.

By - 1/18/18 - 9:47 am

The MBTA is reporting "moderate" delays due to signal problems at Copley Square.

By - 1/17/18 - 8:50 am
Snow in the Public Garden

Damaskin went for a walk through the Public Garden early this morning.

By - 1/14/18 - 4:01 pm
Hats and scarves in Copley Square

Rachel Kohn reports volunteers left dozens of hand-knitted hats, scarves and gloves in Copley Square today for anybody who might need them.

They're the work of Chase the Chill Boston, a group of local stitchers who: Read more.

By - 1/13/18 - 9:42 pm

UPDATE: Boston Police report one victim has died; the other is expected to survive. Both were in their 20s. NECN reports the victim was Jamal Bannister, 24.

Two men in a car were shot around 9:30 p.m. at Boylston and Gloucester streets, one repeatedly, according to Boston EMS Incidents. The homicide unit has been called in due to the severity of his injuries, Chargemyline reports.

Boylston is shut due to the investigation.

By - 1/12/18 - 4:07 pm
Destroyed truck on Storrow Drive

Chris Ruker came across this ultimate example of Storrowing at the Fenway exit around 1:45 p.m. Note that the truck not only got storrowed, it flipped over and was completely destroyed.