Back Bay

By - 9/19/17 - 4:13 pm
Storrowed rental truck on Storrow Drive

Rick came across a freshly storrowed box truck being towed off Storrow Drive this afternoon after having an intimate moment with a footbridge.

By - 9/17/17 - 12:43 pm
Foggy Chestnut Hill Reservoir

Daniel Glasser went for a morning walk around the Chestnut Hill Reservoir.

Damaskin did the same thing, but in the Public Garden: Read more.

By - 9/15/17 - 11:44 am
New Back Bay restrooms

The MBTA is showing off the revamped restrooms at Back Bay station, which opened this week.

By - 9/13/17 - 8:47 pm

The Herald reports the death of Jennifer Maiola, managing editor of the Boston Guardian, from breast cancer. Read more.

By - 9/13/17 - 8:14 am

The MBTA reports "minor" delays on the Green Line inbound due to a trolley that met its maker at Boylston.

By - 9/11/17 - 4:07 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Back Bay Harry's is going to close and turn into something called Citrus & Salt, which apparently will be a Mexican version of Buttermilk & Bourbon, which, of course, is a Southern version of Emack & Bolio, which is the ice-cream version of Myers + Chang, which is the Chinese version of Smith & Wollensky, which is the steak version of Crimson and Clover, which was Tommy James and the Shondells's big hit in 1968.

By - 9/10/17 - 12:44 pm

The bridge which is measured in smoots

European Bunny is a math teacher from England, who is here with a math-teacher friend from China. She reports her friend plans to use smoots in a homework assignment now, based in part on the video above.

By - 9/8/17 - 11:33 am
Destroyed Boston Coliseum

Post-Gale coliseum.

Today, the folks at the Boston City Archives remind us, is the anniversary of the Boston landfall of the Gale of 1869, a small but powerful hurricane that did major damage to the new Boston Coliseum - built for a "peace jubilee" where Trinity Church and the Fairmont Copley Plaza sit now.

Linda Horton writes about the Gale: Read more.

By - 9/4/17 - 11:43 pm

Well, what do you know? There were several close calls, but no actual storrowings this weekend on either river road, at least as far as we could tell. One of the close calls came late tonight, when the driver of a Stop & Shop 18-wheeler, who you really would think would know better, started to turn towards Storrow Drive, before realizing the goof and backing up, as Ari Ofsevit shows us.

By - 8/30/17 - 3:38 pm
Sanchez

Transit Police report arresting Robert Sanchez, 49, for allegedly exposing himself and masturbating in full view of at least one woman near the fare gates at Back Bay station around 3:30 p.m. yesterday.

Sanchez was charged with open and gross lewdness, police say.

Innocent, etc.

By - 8/29/17 - 8:17 am

Todd Cosentino reports one of the advantages of early-morning bike commuting is the view from the BU Bridge. Read more.

By - 8/26/17 - 10:41 am

The Boston Sun reports on one couple's idea to turn 29 Commonwealth Ave. into 11 stories of gilded fun for people with the sort of money it would take to join a place that features a fitness center on one floor, a giant game room on another and a rooftop patio - but not one where live music would be played.

By - 8/25/17 - 10:31 pm
Boston at dusk

Ron Perry captured the sun going down over the Back Bay on Thursday.

Copyright Ron Perry. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 8/25/17 - 4:33 pm

Matt Soleyn hooks us with the news that Haru Sushi Boston is no more.

By - 8/25/17 - 4:22 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Cheney Street teenager on charges he and a pal stole some motorcycles in the Back Bay - some six weeks after he was charged in connection with the four stolen scooters police say they found behind his house. Read more.

By - 8/23/17 - 3:36 pm
Willem Doeleman

Transit Police report they've charged an Easthampton man with using a selfie stick to take a photo up a woman's skirt at the Copley Square Green Line stop back in June.

Read more.

By - 8/22/17 - 4:58 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Moody's Delicatessen of Waltham will open an outpost in the sort of Boylston Street location (deep inside the Boston Legal building plaza) where Rebecca's Cafe will close next month.

By - 8/20/17 - 9:15 pm

CatBoston took in the India Day celebration on the Esplanade today.

By - 8/9/17 - 10:01 pm
Weird tour bus on Boylston Street in Boston

Brian Lee spotted this contraption rolling down Boylston Street today: Read more.