Back Bay

By - 4/18/17 - 9:51 am

Tim Murphy, who normally drives trolleys on the Mattapan Line, was driving a Green Line trolley on Saturday. At 2:49 p.m., he found himself between Hynes and Copley - basically right under the spot where the bombs exploded four years earlier. He reports: Read more.

By - 4/17/17 - 10:52 pm
Mobilia

Kristen Mobilia, who has long been active in the Fenway Garden Society, which oversees the Fenway Victory Gardens, has filed papers with state elections officials for a possible race against District 8 (Fenway, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Mission Hill) City Councilor Josh Zakim.

To get on the fall ballot, Mobilia will have to file enough signatures on nominating petitions that the city elections department will release next month.

Mobilia is also director of finance and administration at VideoLink, LLC, a Newton company that creates and manages videos for corporate clients.

By - 4/17/17 - 10:51 am

Paula Tennyson watched police and cadets assemble for Marathon duty near Mass. Ave. around 8:30 a.m.

By - 4/16/17 - 4:16 pm

BqRally snapped a photo as Carlos Arredondo led the annual blessing of the runners at Old South Church's Easter service today.

By - 4/14/17 - 11:40 pm
Lenox and Prudential lit up for the Marathon

Matthew Ireland looked up tonight at the Lenox Hotel and the Pru, lit up in the colors of the Boston Marathon.

By - 4/13/17 - 9:40 am
Swan Boat swans on the grass in the Public Garden

Charley A shows us some of the swans waiting to be re-attached to their platforms for paddling around the Public Garden Lagoon.

By - 4/12/17 - 2:23 pm

Helicopter flies between skyscrapers in Boston.

Matthew George watched one of the National Nuclear Security Administration's helicopters fly low over the Marathon route today for our annual background-radiation check.

By - 4/12/17 - 9:24 am
Swan Boats return to the Public Garden

Charley A couldn't help but notice the return of the Swan Boats this morning from their winter nesting grounds.

By - 4/11/17 - 1:15 pm
Questions most todllers can't process, in the Back Bay

J. Goddell spotted these questions laboriously scrawled inside a piece of equipment at the playground for little kids along the Esplanade by Mass. Ave. today, wonders if the author has ever actually met any toddlers.

By - 4/11/17 - 9:28 am
Repainting Hynes station on the Green Line

Jeff Tamagini watched workers give Hynes on the Green Line some fresh paint this morning.

By - 4/10/17 - 9:16 am

David Bates writes nobody should be surprised a condo at the impending Four Seasons Condominiums on Dalton Street will likely break the $35-million sales price for a condo at the Millennium Tower downtown. He gives various reasons, but key is the question of who really wants to live downtown when you've got the Back Bay. Read more.

By - 4/10/17 - 8:51 am

The Globe reports Walsh will seek a change in state law to make those shadow issues with the Common go away in exchange for tighter restrictions on other development downtown and in the Back Bay, which future mayors and the BPDA would never, never, never seek to nullify.

At issue is the $153 million the city would earn by selling the now unused Winthrop Square garage to Millennium Partners.

By - 4/7/17 - 5:28 pm

The T reports "moderate" delays on the Green Line due to a deceased trolley at Copley Square.

UPDATE: The T now reports "severe" delays, says the flatlined trolley is at Boylston. Unclear if it's a different one or they managed to get the Copley one running just long enough to move the problem a station down.

By - 4/7/17 - 1:35 pm
Falling ceiling at Back Bay station

Todd Buffum shows us where part of the ceiling plunged to the ground today at the entrance to Tracks 5 and 7 at Back Bay.

By - 4/7/17 - 11:48 am

Ludwig Van Morrison asks:

Recommendations on a farm to table style restaurant near the Taj, preferably great wine list? Cost not a concern.

By - 4/3/17 - 8:13 pm
Sunset over the Charles River

Mark Novak wasn't alone in enjoying the sunset over the Charles River this evening.

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.