The view this evening from the Ink Block towards Back Bay.
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.
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.
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.
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
We're going to assume JB Parrett was bundled up for his walk along the Esplanade on the Charles this afternoon.
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.
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.
Mark Pijanowski marveled at the sunset around 4:56 p.m. today.
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.
JB Parrett walked along the Esplanade as the sun went down this evening.
Penny Cherubino reports both snowdrops and daffodils were coming up in a front yard on Commonwealth Avenue in the Back Bay today.
A Weymouth man who worked in the IT department at John Hancock Financial Services was arraigned today on charges he used his access to a storage room to steal more than $100,000 worth of laptops over several months, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
Old South Church reports a man was found dead on a step on the Dartmouth Street side of the church this morning:
Rev. John Edgerton remained with the body to keep vigil as the ambulance was called, throughout the time the police and medical examiner were present, and until the body was removed.
We learned that his name was Michael and that he was 57 years of age.
Old South Church is working with Ecclesia Ministries - common cathedral on an outdoor memorial service at the site.
Zik is among the many outraged to see graffiti scrawled all along the Dartmouth Street side of the Copley Square library this morning.