Back Bay

By - 3/10/16 - 1:14 pm
Activity on the Charles River

Activity on the Charles. Photo by Slottedpig.

Along the Esplanade around 12:30 p.m. near the Hatch Shell.

The Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports:

Preliminary evidence including clothing and other factors suggests that the body is not that of a young man from Harvard, MA, previously reported missing. Identification efforts are under way and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of his death.

By - 3/10/16 - 8:51 am
Burned hose at 298 Beacon St. in the Back Bay

Where the hose burned through. From the BFD report.

Federal and local officials today released reports on the 2014 fire that killed two firefighters trapped in the basement with a hose that had been burned through, leaving them with no water. Read more.

By - 3/9/16 - 11:06 pm
Sunset over Boston

JB Parrett captured the sunset over the Charles this evening.

By - 3/9/16 - 5:13 pm
People on a dock in the Charles River in Boston

Johnmcboston shows us all the people enjoying the warm weather on a dock in the Charles River today.

Compare to what people were doing in Roslindale on March 9, 2015.

By - 3/8/16 - 5:04 pm
Searching the Charles River

Tim watched some of the first responders searching the Charles around 4:30 p.m. Nick Gillham reported they were looking for somebody who might have jumped. Traffic was backed up in both directions.

By - 3/2/16 - 10:57 am
ominous cloud over Boston

Michele Connors looks at the Back Bay from the other side of the Charles this morning.

Nancy O'Connor watched the cloud move in over Millennium Park in West Roxbury: Read more.

By - 2/28/16 - 6:28 pm
Sunset over the South End

The view this evening from the Ink Block towards Back Bay.

By - 2/25/16 - 12:39 pm
The new Boston Sun

The Sun rises. Photo by Mr. Goodmorning.

The Back Bay Sun has added a reporter, changed its name to the Boston Sun and expanded into the South End and Fenway, neighborhoods, which lost a source of local news when the Boston Courant ended its press run earlier this month.

The paper is owned by the Independent Newspaper Group of Revere, which publishes weekly papers from Lynn to Jamaica Plain, including the Beacon Hill Times.

By - 2/25/16 - 8:33 am

Some sort of power problem at Back Bay means the T is urging people headed for downtown points to use the Green Line instead. Meanwhile, The Management reports:

Stuck at Aquarium and i can't even see the penguins. Blue Line delay due to "signal problem" at Orient Heights.

By - 2/24/16 - 10:09 am

On the heels of the shutdown of the Gardenside entrance to the Orange and Green Lines at North Station comes news that the pedestrian tunnel from Back Bay to Copley Place will be shut through December, starting March 6, so that Simon Co. can make the Dartmouth Street side of their mall less of a forbidding, soulless expanse of a wall, or something.

By - 2/16/16 - 11:45 am

UPDATE: Barney Fannings has gotten the OK to reopen.

ISD inspectors have shut several restaurants after their sprinkler pipes burst, flooding their kitchens with water and, in some cases, shutting off their water altogether, over the past three days. The tally so far:

Barney Fannings, 99 Broad St., downtown
Boston Beer Garden, 732 Broadway, South Boston
Upper Crust, 683 Tremont St., South End
Viga, 291 Devonshire St., downtown
Whiskey's Steakhouse, 885 Boylston St., Back Bay

By - 2/13/16 - 7:16 pm
Frozen on the Charles River Esplanade

We're going to assume JB Parrett was bundled up for his walk along the Esplanade on the Charles this afternoon.

By - 2/9/16 - 11:35 am
Lost guitar

Boston Police are seeking the public's help to find a guitar that looks like the one above:

It is an Eric Johnson Fender Stratocaster which was last seen in the possession of its owner early Saturday morning, February 6, 2016, in the area of the Fens or Back Street.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Boston Police Detectives at (617) 343-4470.

By - 2/6/16 - 11:34 am
Boston Courant to go out of business

In a front-page message to readers this week, Boston Courant owners David Jacobs and Gen Tracy say they lost a wrongful-termination lawsuit by a former employee and that: Read more.

By - 2/5/16 - 6:03 pm
Boston skyline after snowstorm

Mark Pijanowski marveled at the sunset around 4:56 p.m. today.

By - 2/5/16 - 12:51 pm
Pipe work on Charles Street in Boston

For the past few days, workers have been doing something with a large pipe under Charles Street and into the Public Garden. Manish Sinha gives us a view of the work in the snow today.

By - 2/3/16 - 5:47 pm
Rabbit on Commonwealth Avenue in the Back Bay

Deborah Elizabeth Finn reports spotting an urban bun in the tiny front yard of a home on Commonwealth Avenue between Hereford and Mass. Ave. today.

ABC Haskins, meanwhile, spotted a rabbit right outside 1 Ashburton Place today.

A Beacon Hill bunny last fall.