Back Bay

By - 10/8/16 - 3:07 pm
Smart Car in Copley Square

David Harris notes the advantage of having a Smart Car in the city (note that the perpendicular Smart Car is right in front of a behemoth Mini Cooper).

By - 10/7/16 - 12:07 pm
Wanted for eyeglass thefts in Boston

Boston Police are focusing on a guy they say keeps robbing eyeglass stores in the Back Bay. On Sept. 13, police report, he made off with $1,500 worth of frames from the Sunglass Hut in Copley Place.

If you eye him, contact Det. Kevin McGill at 617-343-4683.

By - 10/7/16 - 12:06 pm

Just got this alert:

Northbound Orange Line trains will use reduced speeds from Back Bay to Tufts Medical Center

By - 10/3/16 - 9:10 pm
MBTA workers outside Boylston Green Line station

T workers outside Boylston telling passengers: Nope. Photo by Nicky Enriquez.

Buses have replaced trolleys between Park and Kenmore due to what appears to be a derailment at Copley Square.

By - 9/30/16 - 10:30 pm
Misty Charles River dock

JB Parrett wasn't the only one out in the mist on the Esplanade.

By - 9/29/16 - 10:37 am
Truck just made it under Storrow bridge

Kevin reports a truck driver who barely cleared the BU footbridge outbound this morning was gunning for the next bridge, but was pulled over by a state trooper who stopped him from testing his luck a second time and forced him to slowly back up under the footbridge and into one of those emergency cutouts to await the swift administration of justice. Kevin photographed the truck as it backed up.

By - 9/28/16 - 7:16 pm
Dead train at Back Bay on the Orange Line

Sara Brooks was among the people who struggled to get home around 6 p.m. when a train up and died at Back Bay. Mathew Helman was another:

Beyond severe delays. Waiting 25 minutes, 1 jam-packed train.

By - 9/28/16 - 10:30 am

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to grant a food-serving license to a proposed Cornish-pasty restaurant on Mass. Ave. off Marlborough Street. Read more.

By - 9/26/16 - 8:52 am

The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force has posted photos of the man it says held up the Santander Bank branch at 575 Boylston St. on Sept. 6.

He gave the teller a note, then ran towards Dartmouth Street after getting money.

If he looks familiar, contact Special Agent Adam Howe at 617-742-5533.

By - 9/26/16 - 8:43 am

Around 2:10 a.m. at Clarendon Street, the Globe reports. This was about the same time as seven people were being stabbed a few blocks away in the Theater District.

By - 9/21/16 - 2:30 pm
New entrance between old and new wings of Copley Square BPL library

Not long after the Johnson wing of the BPL's main library went up, the story goes, an old lady became forever trapped in the stairs that were the only way to get between the new and old wings. The new renovations have finally fixed that.

UPDATE: When I originally posted this, I thought this was just one of those urban legends. But it turns out an elderly woman actually did die in a BPL corridor, although not one connecting the two wings, in 1977.

By - 9/20/16 - 5:33 pm
Mancini makes a point

Mancini makes a point as video of incident plays.

Boston Police officials said today an internal-affairs investigation into a widely publicized May incident involving a man and an off-duty cop whose car he swatted with an umbrella showed the police officer did nothing wrong; in fact, he did everything he was trained to do after an apparent felony. Read more.

By - 9/20/16 - 1:19 pm
Swan Boats on their way out for the season

You know fall's here when the Swan Boats go away. Penny Cherubino watched them being disassembled today for winter storage.

By - 9/16/16 - 10:11 pm

Transit Police report arresting a Roslindale resident they say dropped trou and began some knob polishing in the men's room at Back Bay station while another man was just trying to micturate around 2:30 p.m. yesterday. Read more.

By - 9/14/16 - 6:38 pm
Clouds reflected in Boston's John Hancock Building after a downpour

The Hancock Building got an interesting look for a few minutes after this afternoon's downpours as the clouds moved away.

Meanwhile, out in Roslindale: Read more.

By - 9/13/16 - 7:30 pm

Abdulrahman Alharbi, a Saudi national whom talk-show host Glenn Beck kept blaming as the organizer of the Boston Marathon bombings long after it was obvious he wasn't, is dropping his defamation suit against Beck. Read more.

By - 9/11/16 - 7:15 pm
Bagpipers at 9/11 ceremony in Boston

Stevil attended the 9/11 commemoration in the Public Garden this morning.

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

By - 9/10/16 - 12:58 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports a Cambodian sandwich chain based in New York is planning an outlet in the Prudential Center.

By - 9/6/16 - 5:53 pm
Track fire at Back Bay on the Orange Line

Jill was at Back Bay just in time for a track fire around 5:15 p.m.

Shnoox got a closer look at the firefighters who arrived: Read more.