Back Bay

By - 12/15/15 - 8:13 am
Livingstone

State Rep. Jay Livingstone (D-Back Bay) announced last night he's running for the 1st Suffolk and Middlesex senate seat being vacated by Anthony Petruccelli.

His announcement came only hours after neighboring state Rep. Aaron Michlewitz (D-North End) announced he wasn't going to run for the seat. Read more.

By - 12/14/15 - 9:00 am

T workers managed to dispose of the carcass of a trolley that died at Cleveland Circle earlier this morning, but now there are signal issues at Copley jamming up the works.

By - 12/12/15 - 7:17 pm

617Images reports the annual SSRun raised $97,000 for Play Ball Boston from Lir in the Back Bay back to Lir.

Arturo Gossage took lots of photos as well.

By - 12/10/15 - 5:25 pm
Santa on the Charles River at sunset

Nick McNulty captured this scene at Community Boating on the Charles River this afternoon.

By - 12/8/15 - 7:15 pm

You've heard of Hawk Technology Systems, right? After all, they hold the patent on displaying videos on a PC and then storing them. Or, at least, they claim they do. Or did, until the patent expired last year. In any case, the company, which has filed 171 patent-infringement lawsuits since 2012 this week sued Berklee College for not paying it royalties for displaying and storing videos. Read more.

By - 12/5/15 - 5:01 pm

A concerned citizen posts a photo of what's left of his Audi Q5 on Marlborough Street in the Back Bay, asks the city to please, for the love of God, do something before the rest of his car disappears in a burp of rattus digestion.

On Beacon Hill, too.

By - 12/5/15 - 1:13 pm
The George Washington statue in Boston's Public Garden at night
By - 12/4/15 - 3:16 pm

WBZ reports it was among the maps stolen more than 10 years ago by notorious map thief E. Forbes Smiley.

By - 12/3/15 - 5:02 pm
White squirrel in the Public Garden

Not this squirrel, spotted by PatrickWBP in the Public Garden today.

By - 12/3/15 - 4:40 pm

UPDATE, 10 a.m. Bhaiwala has set her report to "friends only."

UPDATE, 8:35 a.m.: A Transit Police spokesman says: "We have attempted to reach out to her but have not, as of this correspondence, received a reply."

Zahra Bhaiwala, who is studying health economics at the Harvard School of Public Health, reports she was on her way from class to work on the Green Line today when the trolley entered Copley and some guy she says had been eyeing her since Longwood started yelling that she had a bomb in the black bag she was carrying:

"Copley is next! That’s the best place for them to do an attack!” Followed by “Women are doing it too now, don’t you see the news?”

4 or 5 angry men had now gathered around me and I showed them my Harvard and Genzyme IDs and opened up the bag to show them my computers. They nodded their heads and backed away slowly. No one in the car said anything to the man, who refused to come with me to the MBTA office and also refused to apologize. None of the 5 men apologized either, which is more upsetting.

By - 12/3/15 - 9:07 am
Dempsey's in Hyde Park

Disappearing Dempsey's?

A Hyde Park bar so little known outside the neighborhood it has only one brief Yelp review wants to sell its liquor license to the upcoming Eataly going in where the Pru food court used to be. Read more.

By - 12/1/15 - 9:53 am
Truck stuck on Storrow Drive

DevNullToYou was among the stuck on Storrow inbound this morning.

By - 11/27/15 - 8:19 pm

Boston Police report they are investigating an incident outside Storyville on Exeter Street early Thursday that apparently ended with Philadelphia 76ers' center Jahlil Okafor showing his boxing chops are better than his basketball skills. Read more.

By - 11/23/15 - 4:34 pm
Old cars in front of Boston's Hancock building

Filming of Ben Affleck's 1920s-era movie shifted to Copley Square this week. IHM spotted these old cars in front of the Hancock.

They were probably there for a scene in front of the Copley Plaza, as Sara Brooks shows us: Read more.

By - 11/23/15 - 1:10 pm

Or filming for Ben Affleck movie in Copley Square today.

By - 11/21/15 - 2:29 pm
Cranksgiving in Copley Square

Greg Hum was among those who biked to Copley Square for the second Cranksgiving ride to benefit the Greater Boston Food Bank, Red Cross, and the Somerville Homeless Coalition.

By - 11/20/15 - 4:33 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports on the sale of 500 Boylston and 222 Berkeley, notes:

The deal to acquire 500 Boylston and 222 Berkeley comes at frothy time in Greater Boston commercial real estate market.

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