Back Bay

By - 3/29/15 - 3:26 pm
Human tiger on the Esplanade

Enoch Pratt spotted this chimera on the Esplanade today, goes: "Why?" to which we, of course, reply: "Why not?"

By - 3/26/15 - 6:09 pm
Mist above the Charles River

Mix ice, snow, rain and temperatures in the 50s and you get mist rising from the Charles and the Lagoon, as Adam Shutes shows us.

By - 3/23/15 - 8:53 am

Seems a trolley breathed its last around 8:30 a.m. near Park Street and gummed everything up. Caitlin Drown reports:

It's taken almost 20 mins going from Hynes to just past Arlington.

By - 3/21/15 - 1:31 pm
Dead Green Line trolleys at Park Street

Pining for the fjords at Park Street. Photo by Colin Steele.

Shortly before noon at Arlington, now riders between Kenmore and Haymarket get to enjoy above-ground scenery in shuttle buses.

By - 3/20/15 - 10:25 am
Flowers in the Back Bay

Christopher Ryan spotted a bit of spring in a bare patch in the Back Bay on this first day of spring.

By - 3/17/15 - 6:52 pm
Clarendon Street shut at the Hancock Building in Boston

Clarendon shut. Photo by Teddy Kokoros.

A cracked window on the 35th floor of the Hancock Building around 5:30 p.m. prompted authorities to close Clarendon until the window could be secured. The street was re-opened about an hour later.

Earlier at the Hancock.

By - 3/13/15 - 9:11 pm

The Friends of the Public Garden board has a simple message for Boston 2024: Get offa their lawns.

The park advocacy group, which also looks after the Common, says it's against Boston 2024's proposals to build a 16,000-seat beach-volleyball stadium on the Common and to use Charles Street and part of the Public Garden for a marathon and bicycle races.

By - 3/13/15 - 11:51 am
Man wanted for Back Bay men's room theft

Transit Police report they are looking for this guy for stealing a suitcase on wheels containing a Toshiba laptop from somebody who took his hands off the suitcase to take care of other matters in the men's room at the Back Bay train station.

The suspect in the theft, which happened around 7:35 a.m. on Jan. 26, is described as Hispanic, with a goatee, and 45 to 50.

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

By - 3/11/15 - 8:08 am

WBUR reports on the confessed murderer's scribblings inside the boat in Watertown. The Herald reports the judge in the case is considering having the boat towed to the South Boston courthouse for jurors to see.

By - 3/7/15 - 11:05 pm
Gees crossing busy Back Bay intersection

Mike Ball watched a couple of geese navigate the intersection of Mass. Ave. and Boylston Street this afternoon.

By - 3/6/15 - 8:13 am

Associated Press reports on Bill Richard's testimony at the Tsarnaev trial about watching his son Martin die. MassLive.com reports on Jeff Bauman's testimony. The Globe recaps all the day's testimony.

By - 3/5/15 - 7:55 am
Boston Strong sign across from courhouse where Tsarnaev is on trial

Workers at the construction site across from the courthouse have a message for Dzokhar. Photo by Manu.

Tsarnaev is an engima, the Globe reports.

By - 3/4/15 - 2:40 pm

The Globe reports on the first day of the Tsarnaev trial, which included his lawyer laying the groundwork to blame it all on his older, and, of course, dead, brother and testimony from a manager at Marathon Sports, outside of which one of the bombs exploded.

Tsarnaev faces a possible death sentence if convicted.

By - 2/28/15 - 4:23 pm
View of Boston from the frozen Charles River

Ari Ofsevit took this photo while on skis - on the frozen Charles River.

By - 2/27/15 - 6:54 pm
Adult and child on the Charles River

Michele Connors watched an adult and child walk across the Charles this afternoon, reports they were met on the shore by police officers, who escorted them away.

Meanwhile, Greg Hum reports the water's just fine for biking on. He took this photo from his helmetcam near the BU Bridge this afternoon:

By - 2/26/15 - 9:54 am
Tree on the Esplanade at sunset

JB Parrett walked the Esplanade at sunset yesterday.

By - 2/25/15 - 10:12 am
Moron driver on Storrow Drive

Brian Vogel reports he drove with this guy "from Back Bay to Storrow and onto 93s."

Earlier:
A mobile snowbank on Huntington Avenue.

By - 2/24/15 - 8:53 pm

WBUR reports the restaurant, which rebuilt after being damaged in the Marathon bombings, is closing due to rent increases.

By - 2/24/15 - 1:45 pm
On the frozen Charles River

JB Parrett watched some folks venture onto the ice off the Esplanade yesterday.

By - 2/24/15 - 6:25 am

People reports Jennifer Lawrence spent Sunday night at the Pru mall instead of at the Oscars.

She is, of course, in town to work on a biopic of the inventor of the Miracle Mop. No word on who plays Billy Mays.

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