Back Bay

By - 12/31/15 - 11:03 am
Boston trolley in 1943

As 1943 turned into 1944, Boston trolleys ran every 10 minute, all night, the folks at the Boston City Archives inform us. The BAC Library identifies the station as today's Prudential stop.

By - 12/30/15 - 2:30 pm

Banker & Tradesman reports Boston Properties has filed a letter of intent with the BRA for a 1.4-million-square-foot mixed-use building above the station, and that the company said it would help fund a solution for the diesel clouds that typically hover inside the station.

By - 12/30/15 - 2:24 pm

A Roxbury District Court judge yesterday revoked Daniel Danavian's bail for Cambridge break-in charges at his arraignment on a charge he broke into a Back Bay apartment on Monday, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 12/29/15 - 10:24 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man they say broke into an apartment on Beacon Street in the Back Bay, about 18 months after he was arrested for breaking into apartments in Cambridge. Read more.

By - 12/29/15 - 8:45 am
Charles River in the snow with the Citgo Sign

Nick Cosky walked along the Charles at sunrise (such as it was) this morning.

By - 12/29/15 - 8:32 am
Slush on Clarendon Street

The first major snow of the season turned to ice and freezing rain, causing problems on local roads. Matt Allen shows us the scene on Clarendon Street in the Back Bay, where buses and cars got stuck.

Jason shows us the fresh snow around 2 a.m. on his Somerville street: Read more.

By - 12/26/15 - 4:57 pm
Cherry tree blossom in Boston's Public Garden

Like a lot of other people, we spent some time near the bridge over the Public Garden Lagoon today just marveling at the blooming cherry tree.

A tree in the Arnold Arboretum was also in full bloom.

By - 12/25/15 - 7:45 pm
Pheasant in the Back Bay

MC Slim JB spotted this pheasant by the Loews Hotel on Berkeley Street today.

By - 12/23/15 - 9:20 am

On Monday, the mayor's office announced the city would be showing the Winter Classic Bruins hockey game on a big screen in Copley Square.

But the Globe reports that NBC/Comcast has blocked the outdoor viewing because it owns the exclusive rights to the telecast and it's not going to let a bunch of people just watch it in a park.

Also: Petition to let Rene Rancourt sing the national anthem.

By - 12/19/15 - 6:43 pm
Pre Christmas Tree in the Back Bay

A concerned citizen reports on a poor unloved Christmas tree just lying on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall:

Perfectly good Christmas Tree left on Comm. Ave Mall @ Hereford St. Been there over 12 hours. Its about a 9 footer. It was probably too big for someone's apartment and they just ditched it.

By - 12/17/15 - 9:53 pm
Boston Public Library all lit up for the holidays

Louise Miller watched the changing display on the Dartmouth Street side of the Copley Square main library tonight.

Sophia enjoyed the show: Read more.

By - 12/15/15 - 8:13 am
Livingstone

State Rep. Jay Livingstone (D-Back Bay) announced last night he's running for the 1st Suffolk and Middlesex senate seat being vacated by Anthony Petruccelli.

His announcement came only hours after neighboring state Rep. Aaron Michlewitz (D-North End) announced he wasn't going to run for the seat. Read more.

By - 12/14/15 - 9:00 am

T workers managed to dispose of the carcass of a trolley that died at Cleveland Circle earlier this morning, but now there are signal issues at Copley jamming up the works.

By - 12/12/15 - 7:17 pm

617Images reports the annual SSRun raised $97,000 for Play Ball Boston from Lir in the Back Bay back to Lir.

Arturo Gossage took lots of photos as well.

By - 12/10/15 - 5:25 pm
Santa on the Charles River at sunset

Nick McNulty captured this scene at Community Boating on the Charles River this afternoon.

By - 12/8/15 - 7:15 pm

You've heard of Hawk Technology Systems, right? After all, they hold the patent on displaying videos on a PC and then storing them. Or, at least, they claim they do. Or did, until the patent expired last year. In any case, the company, which has filed 171 patent-infringement lawsuits since 2012 this week sued Berklee College for not paying it royalties for displaying and storing videos. Read more.

By - 12/5/15 - 5:01 pm

A concerned citizen posts a photo of what's left of his Audi Q5 on Marlborough Street in the Back Bay, asks the city to please, for the love of God, do something before the rest of his car disappears in a burp of rattus digestion.

On Beacon Hill, too.