Back Bay

Back Bay

By - 5/6/15 - 11:10 am

Transit Police report arresting three teens - two 15 and one 16 - on charges they wrenched a man's iPhone 5s out of his hand after he got off an inbound Orange Line train at Back Bay around 12:40 p.m. yesterday.

Police say the victim got on at Roxbury Crossing, where four teens were already sitting: Read more.

By - 5/6/15 - 10:43 am
Three happy snoozers in Boston's Public Garden

Art is everywhere, Leslee shows us on a recent visit to the Public Garden.

The original.

Posted under this Creative Commons license and in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 5/6/15 - 10:32 am

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let Lir, 903 Boylston St. stay open until 2 a.m., an hour later than at present.

Lir is the only one of the four bars on that stretch of Boylston that currently has to close at 1 a.m. Read more.

By - 5/5/15 - 5:55 pm
Perez

Transit Police report they are looking for David Perez, 22, on charges he held up the Dartmouth Street flower stand at Back Bay station twice and took the tip jar from the Cha Cha Taqueria food cart inside the station.

If you know where Perez is, detectives would love to hear from you at 617-222-1050. You can also send an anonymous text tip to 873873.

By - 5/5/15 - 4:33 pm

for some common sense at 7-11. Went in there earlier for my daily chocolate fix, and saw notices by every register that they are now only accepting cash for scratch ticket purchases (no more debit cards).

Now,I typically stay far away from buying scratch tickets, but I'm still curious. Is this is a 7-11 policy or a Mass Lottery one? If it is a Lottery policy, perhaps the state could go one better and eliminate 90% of the current games - especially the ones that are so old the odds of winning any prize, especially the one remaining big prize, are almost next to nil.

By - 5/4/15 - 4:52 pm
Storrowed truck on Storrow Drive

Tamra Carhart shows us what happens when a truck that doesn't belong on Storrow Drive gets up to ramming speed before tearing itself apart at one of those quaint little overpasses leading up to the Fenway and Kenmore Square.

Rory Nolan gives us another view.

Wonder what that "Clearance" sign in the photo by P. Cheung reads:

Storrow truck crash
By - 5/4/15 - 11:53 am

The three museums on Columbia Point are offering a free trolley bus ride from the Back Bay to Columbia Point on Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 1.

Copley Square times: 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.
Columbia Point times: 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m.

By - 5/1/15 - 11:43 pm
Lion inside the Boston Public Library in Copley Square

Boston loves its lions. From stately lions in our main library to lions that spout water around a flagpole, from stylized lions with wings to lions that proclaim the majesty of the British empire, lions are our pride. Read more

By - 4/30/15 - 6:25 pm

Surveillance photo via Transit Police.

Transit Police are looking for a guy they say has held up the Fresco flower stand on the Dartmouth Street side of Back Bay station twice this week.

The guy made off with cash in afternoon heists on both Monday and Wednesday. On Monday, he motioned as if he had a gun. He's also wanted for possibly menacing other people in the station.

He's described as Hispanic, about 22, 5'8" to 5"10" and thin. He has a tattoo behind one of his ears.

If he looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous tip to 873873.

By - 4/28/15 - 11:58 pm

Updated, 12:25 a.m.

For the second day in a row, Boston and Cambridge firefighters and State Police responded to the Massachusetts Avenue bridge on a report of a possible jumper, only to find no evidence on the bridge or in the water that somebody had actually jumped.

Firefighters used thermal imagers and sonar to search the water, after the report of a possible jumper mid-span came in shortly before 11:50 p.m.

The bridge was shut in both directions. Around 12:20 a.m., Boston firefighters began packing up and leaving.

By - 4/28/15 - 8:19 am
Adrianne Haslet at the Boston Marathon finish line

Jay Franzone was among those on hand to watch Adrianne Haslet-Davis dance across the Boston Marathon finish line in Copley Square this morning.

Haslet-Davis, you may recall, was the ballroom dancer who lost her left leg below the knee in the 2013 bombings.

Haslet-Davis at the finish line
By - 4/27/15 - 6:41 pm
Massachusetts Avenue Bridge scene

The scene on the bridge. Photo by WhiteHotOven.

The Boston Fire Department responded in force around 6 p.m. when a report came in of a possible jumper from the bridge, but after searching the water, firefighters found nothing and left.

By - 4/27/15 - 5:08 pm

Boston Police have released details on their encounter with the guy they say refused to move his car off Boylston Street in Copley Square yesterday as they were trying to get the street ready for the Greek Independence Day parade.

By - 4/27/15 - 8:38 am
Nepal vigil in Copley Square in the Back Bay

Stevil attended the vigil for earthquake victims in Nepal in Copley Square last night.

Copyright Stevil. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 4/27/15 - 8:23 am
Japanese prime minister and Marty Walsh in the Back Bay

Nick Barber captured the scene as Marty Walsh greeted Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after Abe laid a wreath at the Boston Marathon finish line this morning.

By - 4/26/15 - 12:51 pm
Car won't move on Boylston Street

The intersection of Dartmouth and Boylston streets and Copley station on the Green Line were shut shortly before noon as the BPD bomb squad investigated a suspicious vehicle and its apparent driver.

Rory Razon, who took the photo of the car in question, reports:

Some idiot left his car and refused to move it. Police action. They took to guy into custody.

By - 4/22/15 - 3:03 pm
Swastika in the Back Bay

A roving UHub correspondent alerted us yesterday to this swastika on the rear wall of 66 Hereford St. in the Back Bay. It was still there this afternoon, granted, in an alley behind a parked car.

By - 4/22/15 - 9:25 am

Erica Hersh asks:

Where in Boston can I get reasonably priced but high quality bridesmaid dress alterations done? Back Bay/South End preferred.

By - 4/21/15 - 11:31 am

Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley says the contractors who sparked a fire that claimed the lives of Lt. Lt. Edward Walsh and Firefighter Michael Kennedy were truly careless, but they weren't reckless, the standard for bringing criminal charges against them.

By - 4/21/15 - 9:58 am

WCVB tells us about Maickel Melamed, who was born with muscular dystrophy, but wasn't going to let that stop him from finishing the Marathon.

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