Back Bay

By - 5/19/17 - 5:39 pm

This afternoon near the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

UPDATE: Preliminary investigation shows no evidence of foul play, the DA's office reports.

By - 5/17/17 - 6:26 pm
Security robot at Prudential center

Neil the roving UHub photographer couldn't rove much past Mr. Roboto here yesterday. He dug up the background on Tobor: Read more.

By - 5/17/17 - 12:12 pm
White squirrel in Boston's Public Garden

Brad thinks Steve the White Squirrel (yes, of course he has a name) should start charging at least one nut for every photo.

Earlier:
The pale squirrel of winter.
One of the fabled West End white squirrels.

By - 5/10/17 - 10:38 am
George Washington in the Public Garden

Alyssa Banker Hiller looked up in the Public Garden.

By - 5/9/17 - 10:02 pm

Boston Police report arresting Malone Kidanemariam, 25, for the fatal crash early on April 30 at Commonwealth Avenue and Clarendon Street that killed Rick Archer of South Boston. Read more.

By - 5/5/17 - 10:11 am

The Boston Sun reports on the nascent Charlesgate Alliance, which aims to restore what grandeur it can to Charlesgate, once a tree-lined pond where the Muddy River entered the Charles but now a dumping ground where homeless people drown.

Read more.

By - 5/3/17 - 2:43 pm
The view from Peters Hill in Roslindale

Meghan Rauber took in the view of downtown and the Back Bay - and lots of trees - from the top of Peters Hill in the Arnold Arboretum yesterday.

By - 5/2/17 - 7:54 pm
Weird sign in Copley Square

There's probably a point to this sign posted today on the bus stop on Boylston Street in front of the Copley Square library.

The sticker on a traffic sign on Dartmouth, of course, makes way more sense: Read more.

By - 5/2/17 - 9:28 am
Suspect car in garage

Suspect car on the right. Photo by Meredith Spencer.

WCVB reports Boston Police are looking at a silver car found in the Boston Common garage this morning as the one whose driver hit and killed bicyclist Rick Archer early Sunday in the Back Bay.

By - 5/1/17 - 8:12 pm
Silver camry

Car looks like this, but with orange license plates and damage.

Family and friends of Rick Archer say he died today, after being hit by a car whose driver then kept going early Sunday. Read more.

By - 4/30/17 - 5:44 pm
Car wanted for Back Bay hit and run

Boston Police have released surveillance photos of the car whose driver hit a bicyclist in the Back Bay and then just drove off, leaving his or her victim with life-threatening injuries. Read more.

By - 4/30/17 - 8:53 am

WBZ reports the crash happened at Commonwealth Avenue and Clarendon Street around 3:30 a.m.

By - 4/28/17 - 3:57 pm

A parking space, that is. But the garage is heated and the driveway is positively radiant.

By - 4/26/17 - 11:20 am

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let an Italian restaurant open on Newbury Street at Fairfield - and if so, whether to let it stay open until 1 a.m. like its owners want, or midnight, like the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay wants. Read more.

By - 4/26/17 - 9:41 am
Foggy Charles River

Patrick McMahon looked out over the Charles this morning and didn't see much.

Other people looked out and up, too: Read more.

By - 4/23/17 - 6:35 pm
Ferraris at a bus stop on Boylston Street

Alex C. captured two Lamborghinis and a Ferrari whose drivers figured the absolute best place on Boylston Street to stop and compare the size of their, um, wallets this afternoon would be the bus stop at Clarendon Street. He reports:

I told them they were in a bus stop right after they parked there, and they were like "whatever."

By - 4/22/17 - 11:31 am

A passerby noticed a body on the Esplanade bicycle path around 5:30 a.m., the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will attempt to determine the cause and manner of his death, but the preliminary investigation did not reveal signs of violent trauma and the circumstances do not suggest robbery.

By - 4/19/17 - 8:17 pm

WBUR reports on the repatriation of several items, including a pair of medieval manuscripts, that the library bought not knowing they were stolen.

By - 4/18/17 - 9:51 am

Tim Murphy, who normally drives trolleys on the Mattapan Line, was driving a Green Line trolley on Saturday. At 2:49 p.m., he found himself between Hynes and Copley - basically right under the spot where the bombs exploded four years earlier. He reports: Read more.

By - 4/17/17 - 10:52 pm
Mobilia

Kristen Mobilia, who has long been active in the Fenway Garden Society, which oversees the Fenway Victory Gardens, has filed papers with state elections officials for a possible race against District 8 (Fenway, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Mission Hill) City Councilor Josh Zakim.

To get on the fall ballot, Mobilia will have to file enough signatures on nominating petitions that the city elections department will release next month.

Mobilia is also director of finance and administration at VideoLink, LLC, a Newton company that creates and manages videos for corporate clients.