Back Bay

By - 3/31/17 - 1:00 pm

The T is reporting "moderate" delays on the E Line due to a trolley frozen in place at Copley and on the Red Line north from Broadway to Alewife because, well, they don't say, but maybe the trains are shuddering thinking about the impending snow.

By - 3/31/17 - 9:45 am

The Boston Sun reports the Back Bay Architectural Board got cited by the Attorney General's office for the way members of its violations subcommittee started whispering to each other during a public hearing on a controversial Hereford Street matter. The state Open Meeting Law requires public boards to speak in clear, if not necessarily dulcet, tones that people sitting in the room can hear.

By - 3/31/17 - 9:19 am
Man in pink Power Ranger suit on the Green Line

Meri Persisted captured a man taking his daughter somewhere on the Green Line this morning.

Expect to see lots of stuff like this on the Green Line and around the Hynes this weekend: Anime Boston is here.

By - 3/29/17 - 9:53 am

The Zoning Board of Appeals yesterday approved plans to replace a failed Newbury Street froyo joint with a joint that promises its juices can rid your body of toxins. Read more.

By - 3/26/17 - 6:31 pm
Truck that almost plowed into a bridge on Storrow Drive

Lisa Jacobson captured this near miss on the inbound side of Storrow Drive this afternoon.

By - 3/26/17 - 10:07 am

State Police report a 19-year-old Suffolk University student from China died early this morning when his car somehow flew upward and hit the ceiling of the Pru tunnel eastbound at the Back Bay exit. Read more.

By - 3/23/17 - 7:57 pm
Bunny in the Back Bay

J. Goodell spotted that sure sign of spring, the Back Bay bunny, on Marlborough Street today.

By - 3/18/17 - 2:38 pm
Snowy sailboats in the Charles River

Gary Waldeck stopped to admire the sailboats along the Charles River Esplanade today.

By - 3/12/17 - 7:40 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the impending demise of the restaurant. The Park Square one should stay open.

By - 3/11/17 - 11:44 pm
Broom in a tree

A concerned citizen looks up at Gloucester and Marlborough streets in the Back Bay, sees a broom and wants the city to do something about it.

Earlier:
Table in a tree.

By - 3/11/17 - 10:20 pm

Ah, well, bring on the French toast.

By - 3/10/17 - 2:55 pm

Salt spreader just flipped over making turn from Charles Street on to Park Plaza - by the Four Seasons. Fire and EMTs on scene.

Edit: Updated to include a close-up photo that a co-worker took from a different vantage point.

By - 3/9/17 - 5:07 pm
Boylston Street fire

Firefighters from above. Photo by Jan.

Boylston Street in Copley Square was shut around 5 p.m. as firefighters raced to the top of the eight-story 583 Boylston St. (the building with the New Balance store) for a roof fire. The fire extended to a shed on the roof before they knocked it down.

By - 2/22/17 - 6:36 pm

It's lights out at Mass. Ave. and Tremont and that means a mess:

Spent 15 minutes in car from one end of Westland (Fenway) to other end (Mass Ave)

By - 2/21/17 - 2:45 pm
New York's OK, but, seriously, Boston just rules

CFA Society Boston, which provides consulting for the sort of people who manage millions of dollars in investments, has these big ol' kiosk ads in Downtown Crossing and the Back Bay that sure seem to imply that the sort of people who manage millions of dollars in investments in Boston should stick to Boston consultants.

By - 2/21/17 - 2:23 pm
Crash at Commonwealth Avenue and Hereford Street in the Back Bay

A roving UHub photographer came upon the scene of a crash on Commonwealth Avenue at Hereford around 2 p.m.

Aerial view.

Hmm, maybe Comm. Ave. in the Back Bay isn't the best place to park?

By - 2/21/17 - 11:30 am

The Boston Licensing Board will consider forcing bars to give up glassware and drinks in glass bottles if their patrons get injured in attacks with them. Read more.