Back Bay

By - 11/25/16 - 11:11 pm

Transit Police report arresting Derrek Toussaint, 29, on a charge of open and gross lewdness around 5 p.m. on Wednesday, after another man came out of the men's room at the Back Bay T stop to report Toussaint was masturbating there.

Earlier:
Couple charged with sexing it up in the men's room.

Innocent, etc.

By - 11/23/16 - 12:18 pm

A man perched on the ledge of 32 Hereford St., who was threatening to jump this morning, was talked down by BPD negotiators around 12:15 p.m. and is now on the way to the hospital for observation.

Photos from the scene.

By - 11/21/16 - 12:19 am
White ghost profiles in Boston Common

Greg Cook attended Sunday's World Day of Remembrancemarch from Copley Square through Boston Common and vigil in front of the State House.

Many of the walkers carried white outlines with the names of people who died in crashes. Activists have begun putting these markers at the crash locations. Not everybody is a fan of the idea.

By - 11/18/16 - 10:16 pm
Serene sunset over the Charles River and the Back Bay

JB Parrett savored the sunset over the Charles River and the Back Bay.

By - 11/18/16 - 4:38 pm

Transit Police report an officer arrested a Boston man and his Braintree squeeze around 9 p.m. yesterday at Back Bay station after spotting them vigorously enjoying each other in a stall just beyond that Amtrak poster that has been promising improvements for the last 30 years. Read more.

By - 11/18/16 - 11:29 am

First Brian Poe announced he was shutting the Rattlesnake on Boylston Street. Then it looked like it might re-open. Nope, Boston Restaurant Talk reports.

By - 11/16/16 - 4:46 pm
Giant turkey in Copley Square

Christina couldn't help but notice this really tall turkey in Copley Square this afternoon:

It was the weirdest scene. Literally rehearsing a scene with a kid and a skateboard and sad turkey...

By - 11/15/16 - 9:27 am

State Police report a marked State Police cruiser at Commonwealth Avenue and Berkeley Street around 2:50 a.m.

The crash also caused two other vehicles to be struck, one of them parked, before the taxi fled the scene. The crash also caused damage to a light pole and fence.

There were no injuries, State Police say.

By - 11/15/16 - 9:08 am

The MBTA is reporting the dreaded "severe" delays inbound between Hynes and Park Street on the Green Line due to a signal snafu at Copley. Outbound delays are merely "moderate."

David reports it took him 70 minutes to get from Washington Square in Brookline to Government Center.

By - 11/12/16 - 3:08 pm
Hawk outside somebody's door in the Back Bay

Casie Gillette stopped to look at the hawk outside somebody's front door on Commonwealth Avenue in the Back Bay today.

By - 11/10/16 - 12:46 pm

Beth Treffeisen reports that Northeastern is looking to lease roughly 80,000 square feet of space in the Christian Science publishing complex off Mass. Ave. for office and storage space.

By - 11/9/16 - 9:45 am
Illiterate truck driver on Storrow Drive

Kara Sassone found yet another truck driver astute enough to not plow into a bridge after ignoring the CARS ONLY sign on Storrow Drive this morning.

By - 11/7/16 - 6:14 pm
Lucy Stone statue on Commonwealth Avenue in the Back Bay

The statue of suffragist Lucy Stone (the first woman in Massachusetts to earn a college degree) on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall was freshly bedecked with flowers yesterday, as Leslee captured.

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

By - 11/3/16 - 11:37 am

A federal judge has approved a lawsuit settlement in which Commonwealth Academy in Springfield will change its name to Springfield Commonwealth Academy and the Commonwealth School in the Back Bay will pay the academy $25,000 to cover the costs of the name change. Read more.

By - 11/2/16 - 10:04 am

HBO's documentary on the Boston Marathon bombings (done with the Globe) premieres on Nov. 21.

By - 10/31/16 - 12:24 pm
Crash at Commonwealth Avenue and Dartmouth Street

Penny Cherubino happened on this scene at Commonwealth Avenue and Dartmouth Street around 11:45 a.m., reports that ten cars were hit - or damaged in a chain reaction among parked vehicles. Read more.

By - 10/29/16 - 5:48 pm
Hawk in the Back Bay

Paula Tennyson shares what she saw on her roof deck at Mass. Ave. and Comm. Ave. this afternoon.