Back Bay

Back Bay

By - 6/30/15 - 11:01 pm

I may be wrong but I think New Jersey has the same no parking in front of hydrant laws. I watch them park this car on Marlborough St and just walk away. At first I thought they would be quick (still not cool) but an hour later they came back to check on the car and left again!

By - 6/28/15 - 9:41 pm
Trolleys in Copley Square

The Boston City Archives recently posted a collection of photos of Boston street cars, including this photo of trolleys lined up in Copley Square for the School Boy Parade on June 6, 1937, and a photo of the scene on Tremont Street around 1895 - two years before the first subway tunnel in America opened underneath Tremont: Read more.

By - 6/26/15 - 6:58 pm
Pride flags at BPL

Sup3rmark shows us the main library in Copley Square today.

By - 6/25/15 - 10:11 am
William Ellery Channing with sunglasses

Kathleen O'Donnell spotted William Ellery Channing sporting some new shades this morning at his usual perch at the Public Garden entrance at Arlington and Boylston streets.

By - 6/25/15 - 7:57 am

The Friendly Toast, which has an outlet in Kendall Square, wants to move into space being vacated by a Mexican restaurant at 76 Stanhope St. Read more.

By - 6/24/15 - 6:38 pm

Luke's Lobster, which runs lobster-roll places in Manhattan and Brooklyn, is poised to open its first Boston outlet, at 77 Exeter St. Read more.

By - 6/22/15 - 8:27 am

The Globe gets an advance look at a report that tears into the Boston Public Library for the disarray of its valuable print collection.

By - 6/21/15 - 5:18 pm
Fog over Boston Harbor islands

Eileen Murphy spent some time today watching the fast changing weather over Boston Harbor. One moment fog, then the skies brightened: Read more.

By - 6/13/15 - 8:02 pm
Woman at annual Pride parade in Boston

Tens of thousands of people either marched in the annual Pride parade today or cheered on from the sidewalks along the route. From little kids on parents' shoulders to senior-citizen couples holding hands as they marched, people enjoyed the parade. You could tell some people were really having a ball: Read more.

By - 6/12/15 - 5:22 pm
Halfway to hell on the Harvard Bridge

Nikki and Noelle noticed the marker pointing the way to MIT today. How much is that in Smoots?

By - 6/12/15 - 10:20 am

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday ordered a four-day shutdown for Itadaki, 267-269 Newbury Street, after a BPD detective found four 18-year-olds sitting at a table with Bud Lights - and fake out-of-state IDs. Read more.

By - 6/9/15 - 10:45 pm
Piano on wheels in Copley Square

Nilesh Gandhi reports this guy wheeled into Copley Square tonight with a piano hitched to his bike, unhitched the piano and started playing classical and jazz.

By - 6/9/15 - 12:07 pm

In a city full of college students, in a world full of increasingly realistic fake licenses, restaurants and bars face a never ending battle to keep the pre-21 set from getting drinks. A Japanese restaurant on Newbury Street vows to try a new solution: Suing the families of the four teens who got it hauled before the Boston Licensing Board for serving underage drinkers. Read more.

By - 6/8/15 - 8:59 am

Transit Police report arresting a Rhode Island man on a charge of indecent assault and battery for an incident Saturday night by the commuter-rail ticket booths at Back Bay station. Read more.

By - 6/6/15 - 10:07 am

Shortly after 7:30 a.m., a truck driver seemed to figure he felt more like a car driver this morning and didn't realize that wasn't the case he suddenly found himself unable to get under the footbridge just before the Kenmore/Fenway exits westbound, as hkergrrl shows us.

State Police arrived not long after and shut the road in both directions to get the fool thing off the road, after helping the driver to unwedge the truck and turn it around, as Jack Loughran observed: Read more.

By - 6/5/15 - 2:38 pm

City Councilor Steve Murphy said today he has postponed a planned hearing Monday on the Boston Public Library's handling of valuable prints and other items, not because two of those items, worth an estimated $630,000, turned up misfiled rather than stolen, but because he does not want to "compromise the integrity" of federal and city investigations into "the whereabouts of library valuables." Read More

By - 6/5/15 - 8:59 am

Transit Police report arresting a Woburn man after he was spotted piggybacking behind another person at the Back Bay Orange Line stop around 2:20 p.m. yesterday.

Police were initially just going to write Timothy Chapman, 35, a citation for fare evasion, but then arrested him after discovering there was a warrant for his arrest on motor-vehicle violations out of Concord District Court. Police say:

During booking Chapman was found to be in possession of nearly 7,000 dollars in US Currency. Yes that's correct, he evaded a $2.10 fare while in possession of nearly 7 thousand dollars and had a warrant for his arrest. Hmmmmmmm.

Innocent, etc.

By - 6/5/15 - 8:42 am
Proposed infill of plaza at 500 Boylston St. in the Back Bay

Architect's rendering: Why is the woman in the foreground just walking down Boylston?

The owner of the 500 Boylston St. tower made famous by Boston Legal has filed renderings of the proposed "infilling" of the curved plaza it says few people use because it's too dark and windswept and too close to the more pleasing Copley Square. Read more.

By - 6/4/15 - 4:02 pm
Found prints at the Boston Public Library

Amy Ryan, BPL Conservation Officer Lauren Schott and the prints.

The Boston Public Library reported this afternoon an employee found the two prints that had gone missing more than a year ago. They weren't stolen, they were just misfiled.

The Rembrandt and Dürer were found together in Row 14B, Bay 3 on Shelf 2, approximately 80 feet from where the items should have been filed. Fourteen staff members searched 180,000 of the print stack’s 320,000 items (including 200,000 prints and drawings in the Print Collection and 120,000 chromolithographs), totaling 38 rows of the 60 rows of print stacks, or about 60% of the inventory. Nine offices, work rooms, and reading rooms had also been searched. The Durer and Rembrandt have been refiled.

Suddenly outgoing BPL President Amy Ryan announced the find not long after at-large City Councilor Steve Murphy called for all of the library trustees to quit immediately.

By - 6/3/15 - 11:06 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Pru food court closes forever on June 25 so that it can undergo a yearlong transformation into an Eataly, which sounds sort of like the old Marché Mövenpick that used to be at the Pru, only a lot larger and more Italiany.

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