Back Bay

By - 6/11/14 - 5:32 pm

The Globe reports on the plans for 60 floors' worth of "ultra high-end condos" on the edge of the Christian Science plaza, which raises the question: What happens when all those foreign investors stop buying up Boston residential units?

By - 6/10/14 - 8:42 pm

Around 7 p.m. came word that somebody had squealed to the cops and an officer was duly assigned to determine whether there was a pink pig with black spots roaming the Public Garden.

Mission Hill's Bobby the Pig? After all, he's been known to enjoy snuffling through the Public Garden.

But maybe not. Audrey alerted us to Back Bay's own... Read more

By - 6/10/14 - 5:03 pm
Hard rain about to fall on Cambridge

Marisssa Breton captured the sky over the Charles around 4:50 p.m., right before it was deluged.

By - 6/9/14 - 2:56 pm

Photo from last week's robbery.

The Eastern Bank branch at 155 Dartmouth St. was held up around 2:50 p.m. by a white man in a gray hoodie, a ball cap and sunglasses. Police suspect it's the same guy who robbed the branch last week because he has very big ears.

As he did last week, the robber presented a note, then grabbed it back when he got money. He... Read more

By - 6/9/14 - 9:38 am
Hammock by the Charles River

JGD spotted an occupied hammock by the Charles late yesterday afternoon.

It might have been a remnant from a more organized hammock hang.

By - 6/6/14 - 4:22 pm

I have a wallet and could only find the address. I would rather not put much money or effort into it.

Found in the Common rummaged through and placed on top of a trash can. Against my better judgment I picked it up. Tried to give it to a busy bpd bike officer who suggested I call it in (told me to call 911 at... Read more

By - 6/6/14 - 8:23 am

Maureen Rogers reports that of the four people in her building to whom Restoration Hardware addressed its 17-pound catalog bundles, three haven't lived there for years. The fourth does live in the building. With her parents. She's 3.

By - 6/5/14 - 10:40 am

A mini-documentary on some of Boston's food trucks by Mike Irving.

Via MC Slim JB.

By - 6/4/14 - 8:07 am

Associated Press reports Suffolk County prosecutors didn't have enough evidence to prove that Kevin "Kayvan" Edson "communicated a clear threat" when he allegedly danced toward the Marathon finish line in a black outfit and put a backpack with a rice cooker there.

By - 6/3/14 - 4:10 pm
Man doing crunches at Back Bay station

Roving UHub photographer Jed Hresko spotted this guy doing crunches at Back Bay on the Orange Line this morning.

By - 6/2/14 - 7:59 pm
Yarn bomb on the Msssachusetts Avenue Bridge

Marlena Love shows us some guerrilla knitters had some fun on the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge today.

Deborah Elizabeth Finn also paused to take in the city's newest yarn bombing:

By - 6/2/14 - 1:56 pm

A worker at Dirty Water Dough, 222 Newbury Street, suffered burns on his face and hands when one of the eatery's four ovens exploded this morning.

BFD spokesman Steve MacDonald reports:

They had four ovens. Three were on with the fourth - gas on but pilot light out. It built up with gas and fumes then came in contact with oven above it causing the

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By - 6/2/14 - 12:35 pm

The Eastern Bank branch at 155 Dartmouth St. was held up around 12:15 p.m. by a man who showed a note, but no gun.

He's described as being in his mid 20s, 5'6" to 5'8" with very short hair with just a touch of gray, a light goatee - and very large ears. He was wearing an over-sized, purplish L.L. Bean sweatshirt, white sneakers and... Read more

By - 6/2/14 - 8:38 am
Ironing board on Fieldler Footbridge

Teddy Kokoros notes the presence of an ironing board on the Fiedler Footbridge

By - 5/31/14 - 11:51 pm
Ladder 15 in the Back Bay

Ladder 15 among the BFD trucks looking for source of smoke. Photo by Chris Sasso.

Shortly after 11 p.m., people from North Cambridge and Porter Square to the Fenway, the Back Bay and Roxbury began reporting a strong burning smell. Fire departments in both cities started getting calls; people on the street began asking cops on the beat what that smell was.

Although fire officials suspected the smell was from the Hanscom plane crash around 9:40 p.m.,... Read more

By - 5/30/14 - 8:55 am
Swans in the Public Garden

Boston Mahk photographed Romeo and Juliet in the Public Garden this morning.

By - 5/30/14 - 8:47 am
Old crash at Newbury and Berkeley in the Back Bay

The caption for the original Leslie Jones photo from Jan. 29, 1937 reads:

Auto driven by Richard Kent turns over at Newbury and Berkeley.

One of the things you notice as you browse the 900+ photos in the BPL's collection of Leslie Jones auto-accident photos is how many of them have these large crowds of people right on top of the wrecked cars. In... Read more

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