Sunglass Hut, 86 Newbury St., was held up around 8:15 p.m. by a man who showed a clerk a knife - and then walked out with a single pair of sunglasses.
He's described as black, mid-40s, about 5'6" and 160 lbs. He wore a gray sweatshirt and was last seen sauntering towards Boylston Street holding a brown paper bag.
Apparently a manhole outside 505 Boylston St., just past Clarendon, has been steaming all week, giving passersby a strong whiff of something awful. But today, it started steaming even more than usual, and firefighters, at first thinking they were dealing with a flaming manhole, doused the thing with liberal amounts of water. They summoned NStar, whose hole it is, to the scene; before an... Read more
A concerned citizen complains:
I don't want to be a wet blanket, but every evening when I walk through the Public Garden between 5 and 6, I see this gentleman feeding the geese and ducks, in spite of the fact that such feeding is not allowed - I would normally let it go, but he feeds them practically every night, and he feeds them... Read more
The Tech reports the ban applies even to frats in Cambridge as the Interfraternity Council tries to get Boston to lift what is essentially a ban on all parties at MIT dorms on account of that student falling four stories through a skylight at an illegal roof-deck party. The council kinda needs to try to get the ban lifted by September, when the... Read more
No doubt this scrawl on a traffic-control box on Boylston Street at Arlington Street makes sense to somebody.
Head over to ArchBoston for a discussion about an entrance to what used to be the Mass. Ave. trolley stop that workers uncovered the other day - then promptly filled right back in. With some photos of when the station was a trolley hub (more photos).... Read more
Craig Fitzgerald revisits May 9, 1989, when a postal worker at the South Boston postal annex murdered his ex-wife with an AK-47, then commandeered a Cessna at Beverly Airport and headed for Boston, which he buzzed for nearly three hours as he took shots at the Pru, Newbury Street and Kenmore Square.
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
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.
The... Read more
JB Parrett took another walk along the Charles this evening.
JB Parrett looked down the Charles on a rainy May Day.
The Boston Business Journal reports rents in Boston's tonier sections are falling as new luxo-apartments come onto the market.