Back Bay

By - 5/9/14 - 7:59 am
Tulip on Commonwealth Avenue in the Back Bay

Leslee spotted a tulip on Commonwealth Avenue near Fairfield that wasn't going to let the construction debris dumped on top of it stop it from blooming.

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By - 5/7/14 - 3:43 pm

Boston Municipal Court Judge Thomas Horgan ruled today that Kevin "Kayvon" Edson is competent enough to assist in his own trial, following a mental-health evaluation at Bridgewater State Hospitals, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Edson is charged with disturbing the peace, disorderly conduct, disturbing a public assembly, possession or use of a hoax device and making a false bomb threat for an incident... Read more

By - 5/7/14 - 3:28 pm

City councilors began work today on a zoning change that would allow art galleries to open in areas such as Newbury Street, where, technically, they are currently prohibited.

City Councilor Josh Zakim (Back Bay) said he was amazed to learn recently that ISD rejected a request by Pucker Gallery, 171 Newbury St., to move to 240 Newbury St. because of the prohibition.

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By - 5/3/14 - 7:28 pm
Victorian picnic in the Public Garden

Stevil reports the Public Garden was full of unusual sights today, including the Victorian picnic above, acrobats and a Hindu wedding.

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By - 5/2/14 - 8:01 pm

JB Parrett took another walk along the Charles this evening.

By - 5/1/14 - 12:06 pm
Charles River on a rainy day

JB Parrett looked down the Charles on a rainy May Day.

By - 5/1/14 - 8:26 am

The Boston Business Journal reports rents in Boston's tonier sections are falling as new luxo-apartments come onto the market.

By - 4/29/14 - 1:44 pm

The Newbury Street bar will shut this fall, the Herald reports.

Landlord Joseph Cimino was forced to sell after running into financial problems renovating a neighboring building.

By - 4/29/14 - 10:34 am
No more Swan Boats after the zombies arrive

Joystick Chik has written a zombie walking tour of Boston to go with The Last of Us, a 2013 video game about two people fighting their way though a post-apocalyptic landscape, including Boston.

H/t Jared May.... Read more

By - 4/29/14 - 8:13 am
An Oz wedding procession

Redsox223 came across an unusual wedding procession at Trinity Church on Sunday. And then they all went off in search of the wizard.

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By - 4/27/14 - 9:28 pm
Ride on the Esplanade

Jared Wickerham spent some time on the Esplanade at sunset today.

By - 4/27/14 - 1:22 pm
Closed Chacarero

Amy B. was hoping for a Chilean sandwich today, so was perturbed to see the Prudential Chacarero behind a barrier:

Please tell me the Chacarero at the Pru is just being renovated!

KneeAnalogue, though, brings bad news:

I got a sandwich on Wednesday and they told me Friday was going to be the last day.

Mister Jon adds:

I've spoken with

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By - 4/27/14 - 12:03 pm
Google auto-complete for East Boston and Back Bay

Matt Karolian got curious what results he'd get from Google auto-complete by typing in the same basic search for various Boston-area neighborhoods and communities.

By - 4/23/14 - 9:42 am

WBUR reports the owner of 298 Beacon St. is suing the welders who allegedly started the fire that killed two Boston firefighters and the owner of 296 Beacon, where they were working.

By - 4/22/14 - 7:19 pm

Tim Lawrence reports:

Just when you think you've seen it all, a bowling pin (Lucky Strike) walks by you on Boylston St!

Sarah adds:

That bowling pin walked into Landmark Starbucks yesterday and the barista almost cried, she was so scared.

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By - 4/22/14 - 4:55 pm

Deadspin fills us in on what happened after the four runners picked up that fifth runner who collapsed near the finish line. But the story by Wesley Lowery, the former Globe reporter whose tweets started it all, is probably a better thing to read if you're not looking to get all grumpy.... Read more

By - 4/21/14 - 5:39 pm

In addition to the Hoyts finishing their last Boston Marathon, former Globe reporter Wesley Lowery shows us four runners who helped a fifth finish the race... Read more

By - 4/21/14 - 2:46 pm
Boston Marathon proposal

Kim Angelovich captured a successful marriage proposal at roughly mile 25 today.

Paula Ebben spotted another successful proposal, at the finish line.

By - 4/21/14 - 12:14 pm
Tarzan Jones in the 1939 Boston Marathon

In 1939, three years after he had bested local favorite Johnny Kelly - barefoot, and with a burst of speed at the top of what is now Heartbreak Hill - Ellison "Tarzan" Jones won his second Boston Marathon.

Leslie Jones photo from the BPL Marathon collection. Posted under this Creative Commons license.... Read more

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