Back Bay

By - 8/9/14 - 1:22 pm
Esplanade suspect

State Police report this is the man suspected of attacking a woman on the Esplanade near Mass. Ave. early Friday.

Police do not think the guy is responsible for a series of attacks in 2007 and 2009.

Anyone with information about the man in these images or the incident itself is asked to call the Suffolk County State Police Detective Unit at 617-727-8817.

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By - 8/9/14 - 10:03 am
Boston Bike Party in Copley Square

Troublewithtribbles shows us the start of the Boston Bike Party in Copley Square yesterday.

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

By - 8/8/14 - 8:58 am

State Police report a woman walking on the Esplanade near the Mass. Ave. Bridge was attacked around 12:25 a.m. - by a man riding a bicycle who grabbed her around the waist.

The Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports the woman, 22, sought help from a nearby person, who called 911.

The woman described the assailant as a Latino male in his mid-20s to

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By - 8/7/14 - 10:33 am

Penny Cherubino reports that when tree experts chopped down an infected elm tree on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall recently, they left the stump behind - on purpose.

Instead of grinding out and removing the stump, contractors will use it and the root system that comes into contact with other trees on the block to dispense pest management treatment.

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By - 8/5/14 - 2:08 pm
Ted being protected in Boston

Emily Cervone forwards a photo, taken by a co-worker, of the guard for Ted on Berkeley Street in the Back Bay this morning (can't be too careful with Johnny Depp maybe still running around all balding and everything).

Ed Coppinger notes the cop on the left is his brother, Mike (and we note that Ed is not the state rep - that's his... Read more

By - 8/4/14 - 9:47 am
Tons of ducks in Boston's Public Garden

La Bibliotequetress stuck around just long enough to make sure the ducks didn't eat that guy by the bench yesterday.

By - 8/1/14 - 11:22 pm
Charles River dock

JB Parrett enjoyed another sunset on the Charles a few days ago.

By - 7/31/14 - 12:08 pm
Almost stuck truck at Storrow Drive entrance

GM2059 shows us a near-Storrowing around noon at a Storrow Drive entrance. Guess there's no question this time whether or not there's a warning sign in place. The State Police cruiser on the left is blocking the road so the driver can back up, of course.

By - 7/30/14 - 6:50 pm

UPDATE, 7:10 p.m.: The bomb squad determined the package was not suspicious but was somebody's misplaced property.

Not only is the store now shut, but Boylston Street in front of the store is closed to pedestrians and motor vehicles.

By - 7/30/14 - 11:34 am
Truck stuck on Storrow Drive

Roving UHub photographer Ryan Smith happened upon this freshly Storrowed truck at Silber Way sometime after 11 a.m. today.

By - 7/26/14 - 9:03 am

Around 3:45 a.m. at 285 Beacon St., Stanley Staco reports. Firefighters made short work of the mulch.

By - 7/24/14 - 10:24 pm
Sunset over the water from Chelsea

Jared Wickerham watched the sun set over the water in Chelsea this evening (also see his photo of the Chelsea Yacht Club).

JB Parrett, meanwhile, was also watching the sun go down, but in Boston, from Community Boating on the Esplanade:

By - 7/23/14 - 9:55 am
Sun coming up over Kendall Square in Cambridge

Julio Salado watched the sun come up over Kendall Square this morning:

Unmerited gift to practice Tai Chi Chuan on the Charles River docks to the rhythm of the universe.

By - 7/22/14 - 11:59 pm
Palestinian supporters in front of Trinity Church

Pro Palestinians and pro Israelis, their ranks for the most part separated by police, spent the early evening screaming at each other as they demanded justice from the other side.

The co-protests started on the steps of the BPL in Copley Square, moved over to Trinity Church, then went up Boylston, Charles and Beacon streets to the steps of the State House and then down... Read more

By - 7/16/14 - 9:48 pm
Sunset over the Charles River

Julie C. watched the post-deluge sunset over the Charles this evening.

By - 7/16/14 - 4:34 pm

Boston Fire Department spokesman Steve MacDonald reports:

Called to car parked in front of 88 Beacon St. at 12:38pm with an unattended

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By - 7/12/14 - 7:42 pm
Lost little bear

Bear and owner a few months ago.

Sonja Alves reports:

Long, long shot but my son’s lovey is lost somewhere in Back Bay. Old tan bear with 2011 on the foot.

The bear also has a red bow on.

By - 7/12/14 - 11:33 am
Christian Science Center in Boston

David Parsons photographed one of the lesser known buildings at the Christian Science Center.

Copyright David Parsons. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 7/11/14 - 9:49 am
Boring dancers in Copley Square, Back Bay

A concerned citizen complains about the lack of action outside the BPL in Copley Square:

Trio of would-be hip-hoppers have blocked off a large part of sidewalk in front of BPL and are not even dancing. Most boring show ever.

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