Back Bay

By - 1/13/15 - 12:36 pm

UPDATE: Photos released of woman who might have used some of the credit cards in the stolen wallets.

Boston Police think they're closing in on a woman they say has been lifting wallets out of purses in Newbury Street and Boylston Street restaurants for the past year.

Det. Daniel MacDonald told the Boston Licensing Board said the woman goes into a restaurant at lunchtime,...Read more

By - 1/13/15 - 12:06 pm

A woman swearing like a sailor, the man who insulted her and the glass of wine she threw in response earned Papa Razzi, 157 Newbury St., a formal hearing before the Boston Licensing Board today.

According to both police and the restaurant manager who tried to quell the commotion around 9:10 p.m. on Dec. 3, a woman was loudly swearing about something around 9 p.m....Read more

By - 1/13/15 - 7:50 am
Mess on Storrow Drive in Boston

Storrow Drive around 7:25 a.m. Photo by Scott Lovejoy.

At least a couple crashes turned Storrow Drive into a parking lot this morning, with one major crash at the BU Bridge shutting Storrow westbound altogether.

Photo of the crash.Read more

By - 1/12/15 - 3:13 pm

UPDATE: The Suffolk County District Attorney's office requested $10,000 bail for each. Boston Municipal Court Judge Judge Catherine K. Byrne released them on personal recognizance.

Boston Police report arresting three men on charges they knocked a woman down on Beacon Street early Saturday and made off with the purse they wrenched from her arm.

According to police, the victim was walking home shortly before...Read more

By - 1/9/15 - 11:13 am

The French Cultural Center, 53 Marlborough St., will hold an informal memorial from noon to 1:30 p.m.

This peaceful gathering is intended to celebrate the works of Charlie Hebdo journalists and cartoonists and honor the victims of Wednesday's shootings. We will provide coffee and a place to feel united in diversity.

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By - 1/9/15 - 12:04 am
Man wanted for indecent assault and battery

Boston Police report a woman walking down Huntington Avenue by W. Newton Street was "approached from behind by a male and indecently assaulted." The man then ran toward the Southwest Corridor Park.

He's described as black, with bulging eyes, 25-30 and about 6' with a medium build.

If he looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-343-4400 or the anonymous tip line by calling 800-494-TIPS or...Read more

By - 1/7/15 - 7:37 pm
Boston is Charlie

At 6 p.m., about 75 French citizens in Boston and supporters gathered at the French consulate on St. James Avenue for a vigil in memory of the victims of the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris and to declare their support for the free expression of ideas.

By - 1/7/15 - 3:21 pm

Members of the French community in Boston will hold a vigil starting at 5:45 p.m. at the French consulate, 31 St. James Ave., to honor the memory of the 12 people slain at the offices of Charlie Hebdo today and to support free speech....Read more

By - 1/6/15 - 11:14 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld a large monetary verdict against a member of the Demoulas clan, her husband and their attorney - who wound up disbarred in the long-running Demoulas family saga - over their efforts to force a Brandeis professor and his wife out of their Back Bay condo so they could convert the entire building into a single residence.

Although the court...Read more

By - 1/6/15 - 8:33 am
Proposed development over the Massachusetts Turnpike in the Back Bay.

Serpentine project planned.

The state has picked a Miami developer for a $330-million mixed-use project atop the turnpike at Mass. Ave. and Boylston Street.

The Peebles Corp. proposed a a 373,000-square-foot development with 85 apartmentsl and 88 condos, a 156-key hotel, 26,000 square feet of retail space, and 138 parking spaces, in an 11-story building.

The plan also calls for a revamp of Hynes station, including new ADA-compliant...Read more

By - 1/2/15 - 12:14 pm

Mohamed Alfageeh of Allston pleaded guilty today to two counts of motor-vehicle homicide for the deaths of two people from Brookline who were out for a stroll last June, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Suffolk Superior Court Judge Carol Ball sentenced Alfageeh to a total of 18 months in a county jail, followed by three years of probation.

Prosecutors said that around...Read more

By - 1/1/15 - 7:21 pm

Boston Police report a man tried to rob two pharmacies of Adderall yesterday - he succeeded at one - and tried to carjack a car before leading police on a foot chase that ended with them taking him to the ground when he motioned as if he had a gun.

Police say Kerry Bell's one-man crime spree began around 6:30 a.m. at the CVS...Read more

By - 12/31/14 - 9:41 pm
First Night parade down Boylston Street in Copley Square

A little cold weather didn't deter First Nighters from enjoying the traditional parade down Boylston Street tonight.

Marchers wished watchers a happy new year; some threw glow sticks or applied reflective stickers to the faces of little kids:

Sticker guy in First Night parade

What would a parade be without dragons?

By - 12/31/14 - 7:47 pm
First Night die-in in Copley Square in Boston

About 100 Black Lives Matter protesters held a die-in at 5 p.m. in Copley Square, on the Dartmouth side of the BPL.

The peaceful protest, watched over by a large contingent of Boston Police, did not interrupt First Night activities, including the parade, which started well after the protest concluded.Read more

By - 12/31/14 - 10:08 am
Ice sculpture in Copley Square

Louise Miller took in the ice sculptures in Copley Square this morning.Read more

By - 12/30/14 - 9:08 pm

A concerned citizen worries:

Usually in the wintertime the parks department lowers the water level so that if anyone falls in the ice during skating in the winter it is less deep. It looks pretty close to full.

Ice? What's that?Read more

By - 12/30/14 - 11:22 am

Schedule of events.

T schedules (free after 8 p.m.)

List of street closures.

First Night Against Police Violence die in planned for 5 p.m. in Copley Square....Read more

By - 12/30/14 - 11:12 am

Sgt. Luke Taxter at District D-4 avers:

If you're at Beacon and Arlington and go 25 mph, you'll hit green lights all the way to Mass Ave. Any faster means red light.

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By - 12/23/14 - 7:43 am

The Herald reports on an incident around 1:20 a.m. on Sunday at Boylston and Berkeley streets, in which four alleged goons got into an argument with their cab driver at Boylston and Berkeley streets that ended with them pulling him from the cab, beating him and leaving him lying on the ground....Read more

By - 12/21/14 - 2:30 pm
Back Bay in Boston in 1878

A view of the Back Bay in 1878, when the massive landfill project will still in progress and when Mission Hill had a reservoir. That's Mission Church on the right.

From the City of Boston Archives' Landmark Commission collection of Roxbury photos. Used under this Creative Commons license....Read more

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