Back Bay

By - 2/22/15 - 1:50 pm
New second floor children's library at the BPL in Copley Square

The BPL formally opened its revamped modern wing at the main library in Copley Square yesterday. Whitney Wilson loved the new children's library.

Greg Cook also toured the updated wing:

The first thing you notice about the renovation of the second floor of the Johnson Building at the Boston Public Library’s central Copley Square branch ... is the color.

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By - 2/21/15 - 4:25 pm

Stanley Staco reports Boston Police are looking for a group of four or five men who, for some reason, began attacking an off-duty trooper shortly after 4 p.m. at Boylston and Berkeley streets.Read more

By - 2/21/15 - 3:25 pm

Michael Jordan, 27, of Roxbury, is scheduled for arraignment Monday on charges he gunned down Ahmir Lee, 22, on Aug. 22, 2013 on Boylston Street, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office and Boston Police report.

A Suffolk County grand jury indicted Jordan yesterday for allegedly firing multiple bullets into Lee outside 553 Boylston St., near Clarendon, around 11 that night. He was arrested...Read more

By - 2/21/15 - 3:14 pm
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By - 2/17/15 - 4:06 pm
Giant pothole on Newbury Street in the Back Bay

In announcing the end of the parking ban tomorrow, Mayor Walsh also said that in addition to continuing to remove snow, the DPW has started an inventory of all the potholes now lurking beneath the snowpack.

This afternoon, Amy B. spotted this mega-pothole at the intersection of Newbury and Exeter streets.Read more

By - 2/16/15 - 9:10 pm
Harcourt Street icicles

Laurin Stoler shows us cascading icicles on Harcourt Street, says:

I keep wanting to break out the food coloring.

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By - 2/15/15 - 4:59 pm
Moron with some snowpack

Jonathan Berk watched in amazement as a snowbank drove by on Huntington Avenue in the Back Bay this afternoon.

Oh, and in response to the doubters, he adds:

Took a right off West Newton onto Huntington. It was moving. Trust me.

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By - 2/15/15 - 2:25 pm
Man hitting golf ball on top of snow mound in Copley Square

Man tees off atop Mt. Copley this afternoon as Catboston watches.Read more

By - 2/15/15 - 10:51 am
Snow blower on Commonwealth Avenue in the Back Bay

Meg Mainzer-Cohen shows us a giant snow blower going down Commonwealth Avenue in the Back Bay this morning.Read more

By - 2/14/15 - 12:04 pm
Fed up bus passengers moving a car in the Back Bay

Nate Fedor, who watched the whole thing unfold, reports that when a charter bus got stuck trying to turn from Dartmouth Street onto Beacon shortly after 10 a.m. and then just sat there for about 15 minutes, passengers who could wait no longer finally got out of the bus and picked it up and moved it about two feet, just enough for their driver...Read more

By - 2/11/15 - 7:28 pm
Back Bay nightmare on the Orange Line

Around 5:30 p.m. at Back Bay, Patrick Shea urged anybody considering the Orange Line to forget about it, as the T ran fewer trains on the line than usual due to snow-related whatevers.

Claire Blechman reports things weren't much better at North Station:

By - 2/11/15 - 6:26 am

Nilesh Gandhi was awoken at 4 a.m., but at least it was for a good reason: Crews were removing snow from his Back Bay street.Read more

By - 2/10/15 - 9:33 am
Tropical bus stop in Copley Square, Boston

Well played, Ft. Lauderdale, well played. Edmond Hatfield ran across its oasis last night in Copley Square.

Copyright Edmond Hatfield. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.Read more

By - 2/9/15 - 11:15 pm

A concerned citizen reports tonight:

Attention! Two ducks stranded across from Christian Science plaza There are two ducks taking shelter in the enclosed walk way. I don't know how long they've been there but I'm worried about their condition. I've called animal control but they aren't very helpful.

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By - 2/9/15 - 3:33 pm
Stuck plow in Back Bay

Stuck plow.

It's so bad even some plows are getting stuck. Louise Miller says the plow she saw stuck at Boylston and Berkeley was the second one she saw today.Read more

By - 2/7/15 - 12:02 pm
Icy Charles River reflecting the early morning sun

Sure, people's muscles ache from shoveling snow, T trains drop like flies, there's no place to park, it's freezing out there and more snow is on the way, but we still have views like the one JB Parrett captured this morning from the Cambridge side of the Charles River.Read more

By - 2/4/15 - 12:37 pm
Rob Gronkowski at start of Patriots parade

Bradley got a good view of Rob Gronkowski as the Patriots parade began down Boylston Street.Read more

By - 2/4/15 - 10:58 am
Guy attaching Patriots flag to the top of the Old Hancock in Boston

As he waited for the Patriots parade down Boylston this morning, Nick Barber watched the guy attaching the Patriots banner to the pole atop the Old Hancock Building.

You can sort of see him about halfway up the pole in the photo below - if you squint and use your imagination a bit:

By - 2/3/15 - 3:48 pm
Bad traffic on Rutherford Avenue in Charlestown

Cram and jam on inbound Rutherford Avenue in Charlestown. Photo by Tucc06.

Because it's sounding like downtown and surrounding areas are at gridlock right now - and it can't possibly be because of people heading to the Beanpot, can it?

Jaci reports:

Two lanes are trying to exit at Charles MGH off Storrow. Those two lanes are not moving.

Ashley Steriti adds:

Revere to Back Bay via car. 75 minutes and still in the tunnel.

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By - 2/3/15 - 10:33 am

The Globe's Andrew Ryan reports police officers will be instructed to order down anyone they see atop a snow pile during tomorrow's Patriots victory parade.Read more

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