Back Bay

By - 8/6/17 - 4:41 pm
Green Line bully

Camo-hatted bully in action. Photo by David Yamada.

A man's haranguing of a young Muslim woman that started on the Green Line platform at Prudential Saturday ended on a trolley when several people stood up and put themselves between them, according to one of the participants in the incident. Read more.

By - 8/4/17 - 3:34 pm
Mass. Ave. blocked by backpacks

Shortly after 3 p.m., the back of a tractor-trailer sprung open on Mass. Ave. in front of the new Berklee building, and hundreds of backpacks sprung out, immediately shutting the road, as Riggs shows us.

Crews moved the backpacks into the bike lane

The road towards Boylston will be shut for awhile as the trailer is completely offloaded.

By - 8/2/17 - 12:54 am

Yeah, yeah, but the state really means it this time: The Charles River Basin is full of toxic cyanobacteria, which could make you feel pretty bad - and kill your dog, so be especially careful to keep Fido away from the water.

The state warning went into effect Tuesday.

More info on cyanobacteria from the state.

By - 8/1/17 - 8:04 am

Rick Macomber chronicled a storrowing, shortly after 2 a.m. on the inbound side at the Longfellow.

By - 7/26/17 - 11:04 pm

A federal appeals court today tossed a lawsuit by a woman who claimed Nordstrom Rack owed her lots of money because of what she said was a bogus "compare at" price on the $49.97 sweater she bought at its Boylston Street store in 2014. Read more.

By - 7/26/17 - 11:49 am
Three Back Bay buildings

JB Parrett looks up from in front of what was once the Museum of Natural History.

By - 7/26/17 - 11:15 am

The state has sued a Wakefield company it says improperly removed boilers at a Newbury Street building without taking proper measures to keep asbestos insulation from escaping from the site. Read more.

By - 7/26/17 - 10:46 am

The Board of Appeals yesterday approved plans to turn a long vacant storefront at 441 Stuart St., at the corner of Dartmouth Street, into a liquor store.

Back Bay Wine and Spirits will also sell high-end groceries out of the 1,000-square-foot space, its attorney, Kristen Scanlon, told the board.

By - 7/23/17 - 2:17 pm

Matthew Bushery gives us a quick overview of Open Newbury Street today.

By - 7/20/17 - 6:45 pm

John Stephen Dwyer reports on an incident at the Back Bay Orange Line stop around 2:30 p.m.: Read more.

By - 7/14/17 - 12:16 pm

Boston Police report arresting a trio of guys first spotted riding "erratically" on two scooters through Roxbury on the way to the Back Bay where, police say, they used a bolt cutter to steal a scooter parked on Boylston Street. Read more.

By - 7/12/17 - 1:01 pm

UPDATE: And the answer is NO. The Green Line is a mess - no service at all between Arlington and Government Center, due to a small tunnel fire that forced passengers to leave trains and walk the tracks to the nearest stop. At least one person taken to the hospital from Park Street.

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Green Line due to a "power problem" at Boylston.

By - 7/9/17 - 12:52 pm
Krishna parade on Boylston Street

Area Hare Krishnas celebrated the Festival of Chariots on Boylston Street yesterday and Greg Cook was there to chronicle it.

By - 7/8/17 - 6:12 pm
Rain storm over Boston

John Gage watched a rain cell mover across Boston around 6 p.m.

By - 7/8/17 - 9:34 am

At Boylston and Berkeley streets this morning:

By - 7/3/17 - 8:34 pm
Hatch Shell in Boston before the July 4th concert

Molly Lanzarotta took in the Pops rehearsal concert at the Hatch Shell this evening.

By - 7/1/17 - 7:45 pm

A fed-up citizen files a complaint about some chirping that's been going on since Tuesday - and not by a mockingbird - from a residence on Comm. Ave. between Clarendon and Berkeley:

Every 20 seconds loud chirp from upper front facing unit. Can be heard throughout Commonwealth mall. Keeping everyone and pets up since Tuesday!! Please help!!

By - 6/30/17 - 9:25 am
Well cap

The Boston Sun reports on a pilot project by the Boston Groundwater Trust to use Bluetooth-enabled well caps and a mobile app to better monitor the levels of groundwater that keep the wooden pilings that support hundreds of buildings in the Back Bay, the South End, the Fenway and Beacon Hill from collapsing. Read more.