Back Bay

By - 8/24/14 - 10:54 pm
Water fowl makes a landing in the Charles at sunset off the Esplanade

JB Parrett watched a goose come in for a landing at sunset in the Charles River off the Esplanade tonight.

Brian MacLean, meanwhile, watched the sun go down over Scituate Light yesterday:

Copyright JB Parrett and Brian MacLean, respectively. The second photo also posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 8/24/14 - 12:35 pm
Artist at work in the Back Bay

Stevil watched an artist painting the scene on Commonwealth Avenue in the Back Bay the other day.

In Fields Corner, a woman looked at some of the life-size self portraits on Dorchester Avenue, part of Dot Art's annual "Portraits, People and Places" exhibit.

Art on Dorchester Avenue in Fields Corner

Also in Dorchester,... Read more

By - 8/21/14 - 9:38 pm
Swan Lake on Swan Boats

JB Parrett was among those who watched Boston Ballet's Swan Lake on Swan Boats in the Public Garden this afternoon.

By - 8/18/14 - 8:01 pm

Boston Magazine trumpets a free performance this Thursday on the Lagoon.

By - 8/18/14 - 8:57 am

Updated with arraignment info.

Mohamed Alfageeh of Allston faces arraignment today on two counts of motor-vehicle homicide for the deaths of two pedestrians in the Back Bay in June.

A Suffolk County grand jury indicted him last week, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Bail was set at $10,000 at his arraignment in Suffolk Superior Court today, the DA's office says:... Read more

By - 8/17/14 - 3:40 pm

Around 3:35 p.m., Devin Cole spotted three Hubway riders going against traffic inbound on Storrow Drive, near the River Street Bridge.

By - 8/16/14 - 11:01 am

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly reports on the content of messages to and from Post editors over the photo of those two local high-school kids fingered as Marathon-bombing suspects on the paper's front page who turned out to have nothing at all to do with the bombing.

By - 8/14/14 - 10:28 pm
Ruined truck on Storrow Drive

Penske must love Storrow Drive. Photo by Matt DeCastro. See it larger.

A truck driver got an introduction to the immutable nature of Storrow Drive bridges and overpasses tonight at Fiedler Footbridge eastbound and now there's debris everywhere, a truck with a newly storrowed roof peeled back like a can of sardines and a driver who probably wishes he were someplace else.

By - 8/12/14 - 3:59 pm
Saying good bye to Robin Williams in the Public Garden

All day, people slowly approached the Public Garden bench made famous in "Good Will Hunting" to remember Robin Williams.

Most quietly stood there, lost in their thoughts.

Good Will Hunting bench
Couple lost in thought

But a steady stream of people left... Read more

By - 8/12/14 - 8:06 am
Good Will Hunting bench in Boston's Public Garden

Robin Williams fans are turning the Public Garden bench where he sat with Matt Damon in "Good Will Hunting" into a memorial.

Hedge photographed the bench around 6 this morning.

Buzzfeed interviews the first person to write something at the bench.

"When we got there, there were two guys sitting on the bench,” Rabchenuk said to BuzzFeed. "As we were talking, another

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By - 8/9/14 - 1:29 pm

Dan Adams reports consumers should be wary of hot yoga pants from Victoria's Secret - the Newbury Street store just had 30 pairs stolen.

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.

... Read more
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.

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