Back Bay

By - 6/12/16 - 11:06 pm
William remembers those lost in Orlando

William, who used to perform at Pulse Orlando, remembers friends and co-workers killed there.

Several hundred people gathered in front of Trinity Church in Copley Square tonight to vent their anger at the deaths in Orlando, but also to show their love for those hurting.

William, a drag performer who moved to Boston from Orlando last fall, recalled the four friends he had there who died, the four in critical condition and others who were shot. But as he tried to maintain his composure, he said, "if I preach one word today, it would be love." Read more.

By - 6/11/16 - 4:54 pm
Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence in Boston

Ryan Ruel snapped shots at the Boston Pride parade today, including the Boston Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.

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

By - 6/11/16 - 10:38 am
Big soccer ball in the South End

Lauren Stoler watched these guys and their big ball on West Newton Street in the Back Bay this morning.

By - 6/9/16 - 12:25 am
Judy Pagliuca before the Back Bay Architecural Commission

Judy Pagliuca makes a point to commission members.

Judy and Steve Pagliuca hit .500 before the Back Bay Architectural Commission Wednesday night: The board gave them permission to add an addition that would house a two-car garage and a deck in the rear of their house at 362 Marlborough St., but rejected a similar request for a smaller house they also own at 352 Marlborough.

The City Hall hearings on the two proposals turned into a contentious debate on the future of a historic neighborhood where even exterior changes visible only from its numerous service alleys - and the removal of trees - require commission approval. Read more.

By - 6/7/16 - 9:06 pm
Lightning hits Boston

Jonathan Berk captured a lightning bolt hitting Boston during tonight's storm.

Further south, Seth Gitell reported shortly before 9 p.m.:

Trees down along Furnace Brook in Quincy. Apparent flash flooding. Dangerous. I'm parked safely at gas station.

By - 6/5/16 - 11:54 am
Morning mist along the Charles River

Chris Silverio went for a walk along the Charles River in Cambridge this morning.

Copyright Chris Silverio. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 5/31/16 - 7:58 am

The Boston Business Journal reports a group of local developers are snapping up the Taj Hotel, where the Ritz used to be.

By - 5/26/16 - 7:27 am
Sunset along the Charles River Esplanade

JB Parrett reports this Esplanade sunset photo was the last he took as a Boston resident - he's moving up to New Hampshire.

By - 5/25/16 - 10:06 pm

The Boston Licensing Board next week considers a request to allow a Dunkin' Donuts to open at 270 Newbury St., between Fairfield and Gloucester.

This would be Newbury Street's first Dunkin' Donuts since the one that used to be down near Newbury Comics closed, saving shoppers the time it would now take them to walk over to one of the Dunkin' Donuts on Boylston Street. Read more.

By - 5/25/16 - 2:22 pm

Classic Boston thing: Guy in car veers towards guy in crosswalk, who swings at car with his umbrella. Only the guy in the car is an off-duty cop. Stephen Arlowe videoed what happened next.

By - 5/24/16 - 3:50 pm
Interesting bus stop on Boylston Street in Back Bay

JB Parrett shows us the bus stop on Boylston Street at Dartmouth.

By - 5/21/16 - 12:03 am
Allium in Copley Square

Chris in Boston shows us what a beautiful night in Copley Square looks like.

Juliana declared the square straight up magical when viewed through the allium puffballs.

By - 5/20/16 - 6:14 pm
Dancing on the Charles River Esplanade

Shannon Dooling wasn't the only one enjoying a nice day along the Charles River Esplanade today.

By - 5/19/16 - 12:18 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports the owners of the Taj Boston are putting it up for sale - and pricing it to move (they paid $170 million for the former Ritz, would accept $125 million).

By - 5/18/16 - 11:38 pm

Banker & Tradesman reports (subscription required) the commercial condo space used by the Starbucks at 165 Newbury St. recently sold for $6.25 million - a new Newbury Street record. Read more.

By - 5/18/16 - 11:38 am

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to give a food-serving license to Digg Inn, a proposed new feed station for Boston's growing herd of locavore veggie grazers, at 557 Boylston St., between Dartmouth and Clarendon.

"Hopefully, this will be the first of many," Digg Inn attorney Andrew Upton told the board at a hearing this morning. Read more.

By - 5/13/16 - 7:31 am

State public-health officials have released the itinerary of a European visitor to the Boston area earlier this month and say anybody who might have been in the same area at the same time as this person might want to check with their health-care provider because that person came down with measles.

The locations include the Cambridgeside Galleria on the afternoon of May 1, the 1 bus that morning and the Green Line later that afternoon and the Star Market at the Pru and the Nespresso on Newbury Street on the afternoon of May 4. Read more.

By - 5/12/16 - 6:27 am
Car on its side on Storrow Drive

Tom Altmann came upon this scene on the outbound side of Storrow Drive around 11:20 p.m. on Wednesday near the Kenmore exit.

By - 5/10/16 - 12:15 pm
Former home of Daisy Buchanan's in Boston

Still being renovated after all these years.

The owner of Daisy Buchanan's on Newbury Street assured the Boston Licensing Board today he plans to re-open the watering hole - just in a smaller space and with a more limited menu. Read more.

By - 5/7/16 - 8:37 pm
Oliver Smoot in parade on the Massachusetts Avenue bridge

Oliver Smoot, the man who became a unit of measurement, was back in town today to serve as grand marshal of the 100th anniversary of MIT's moving day - the celebration of the school's moving from the Back Bay to Cambridge.

RoadTrip New England snapped him as he rode past the markers bearing his name on the bridge.

Curt Nickish caught him being measured to make sure he still had an ear (the bridge being, of course, 364.4 smoots long, plus or minus an ear): Read more.