Back Bay

By - 10/6/14 - 8:15 am
Arthur Fiedler's giant head in Boston

JB Parrett enjoyed a nice fall day on the Esplanade yesterday, along with Arthur Fieldler's giant disembodied head.

By - 10/4/14 - 11:32 pm

Stanley Staco reports a man with a knife on the Comm. Ave. mall did not want to surrender himself to police. He continued to struggle even after cuffed and police sprayed him with pepper spray to get him to stop. He did, around 9:45 p.m., but one officer needed a trip to the hospital after he got sprayed as well.... Read more

By - 10/2/14 - 2:41 pm
Cops lined up in the Back Bay for Joe Biden motorcade

Motorcycle cops massing for vice-presidential motorcade. Photo by Lauren Ali.

Because you just know that Uncle Joe Biden, in town for a little fundraiser at Mistral on Columbus Avenue and a chat at Harvard, would have his Trans Am uncrated and he'd challenge the guy to a race and that just wouldn't end well on our cow paths.

Tomorrow, by the way, Michelle Obama heads to the Strand Theater in Dorchester for a... Read more

By - 10/2/14 - 11:40 am
Xu

Sgt. Luke Taxter at D-4 reports on an arrest on Beacon Street near Exeter in the Back Bay yesterday:

Officers arrested an unlicensed BU student after pulling his Maserati over; est speed 100mph!

He adds this was around 2:30 p.m.

Zeguang Xu, 19, of the South End, was arraigned today in Boston Municipal Court on charges of operating without a license, providing a false... Read more

By - 10/1/14 - 6:23 pm

Sgt. Luke Traxter at District D-4 report a woman walking in front of 729 Boylston St. around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday was pushed to the ground and robbed of her iPhone.

The mugger, described as a black female teen, then fled on a bike, along with two males, also on bikes.... Read more

By - 10/1/14 - 8:19 am
Homeless man on steps of Arlington Street Church in Boston

JB Parrett photographed a homeless man on the steps of Arlington Street Church yesterday.

By - 9/25/14 - 8:56 am
Aftermath of car crash on the Massachusetts Turnpike

Patty Neal was among commuters who had plenty of time this morning to consider what exactly caused this crash on the turnpike westbound in Boston.

By - 9/25/14 - 6:39 am

Sgt. Luke Taxter at District D-4 reports a man was stabbed around 10 p.m. on Wednesday at Boylston and Clarendon streets, and that police arrested a suspect.

By - 9/24/14 - 12:29 pm
Building permit for new Chipotle on Boylston Street in the Back Bay

Ryan Fox photographed the work permit for the new Chipotle going in where the Burger King used to be until a fire closed it for good in February.

By - 9/23/14 - 1:42 pm

Boston Police report the driver of a car that collided with a Boston ambulance at Beacon and Fairfield streets around 11:30 p.m. on Monday was taken to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead about 90 minutes later.

Two EMTs in the ambulance were also transported - in another ambulance, to Boston Medical Center - for treatment of minor injuries. They were on their... Read more

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

... Read more

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