Back Bay

By - 2/21/17 - 2:23 pm
Crash at Commonwealth Avenue and Hereford Street in the Back Bay

A roving UHub photographer came upon the scene of a crash on Commonwealth Avenue at Hereford around 2 p.m.

Aerial view.

Hmm, maybe Comm. Ave. in the Back Bay isn't the best place to park?

By - 2/21/17 - 11:30 am

The Boston Licensing Board will consider forcing bars to give up glassware and drinks in glass bottles if their patrons get injured in attacks with them. Read more.

By - 2/19/17 - 2:35 pm
Alternative facts are irrational

Ask a high-school math student.

A couple thousand scientists took time out today from a national conference at the Hynes - or just their weekends at home or in the lab - to protest attacks on science in general and climate science in particular, in a rally in Copley Square. Read more.

By - 2/17/17 - 5:53 pm

A dead train at Copley is putting the kibosh on the idea of using the Green Line to get out of town quickly this rush hour.

By - 2/13/17 - 1:25 pm

The tire-eating pothole is inbound just past the Kenmore ramp, so might be time to seek one of those alternate routes.

By - 2/7/17 - 10:53 am

A Patriots fan waiting for the parade inscribed a, um, hearty message for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in the snow in Copley Square park this morning.

By - 2/7/17 - 9:27 am
Patriots fans at 9 a.m. on Boylston Street

Luisa LaSalle shows us Boylston Street at 9 a.m., two hours before the start of the Patriots Duck Boat procession (which will start at the Pru, head down Boylston, turn left on Tremont and end at City Hall).

By - 2/6/17 - 12:30 pm

The Harvard Gazette interviews Jane Kamensky, author of a new biography of John Singleton Copley (you know, as in the Square), who actually left Boston for England in 1774 and never returned. She discusses that famous painting of the kid who looks like he's about to be eaten by a shark:

Brook Watson had been a merchant’s boy, probably a cabin boy at first and then an Atlantic coastal merchant, spending time in the waters of Havana where this happened to him in the 1740s. He was swimming and was flayed and nearly drowned. The incident allowed Copley to paint something that was incredibly suspenseful and that was exhibited at an incredible moment of national suspense about the fate of Britain.

By - 2/6/17 - 10:47 am

NECN reports a Chelsea man was arrested pretty quickly after breaking into Gallerie D'Orsay, 33 Newbury Street, around midnight and stealing five pieces of art.

His arrest isn't all that surprising given that BPD had at least some officers on Newbury Street to guard against post-Super Bowl problems - and plenty more patrolling nearby.

By - 2/5/17 - 11:22 pm

Mayor Walsh announced the Patriots victory parade will start at 11 a.m., which is just about when snow should be changing to rain from the storm the National Weather Service says should be smacking us right in the face on Tuesday.

A WINTRY MIX IS FORECAST WITH INITIAL SNOW DEVELOPING PRIOR TO DAYBREAK TUESDAY CHANGING TO RAIN ALONG THE COAST IN THE MORNING...

Remember how they delayed the 2015 parade by a day?

By - 2/5/17 - 11:03 pm

Crowds of Patriots fans - and college students - are on the Common, Newbury Street in the Back Bay, Boylston Street and Park Drive in the Fenway and by Faneuil Hall, celebrating the Super Bowl win. Police report they are loud but well mannered.

Police did have to get onto the train tracks by Ipswich and Charlesgate to escort a guy who tried running across the tracks, except he tripped.

By - 2/5/17 - 6:56 pm
Go Pats in Boston

RoadTrip New England shows us the Pru tonight.

By - 2/5/17 - 1:43 pm

BPD has posted the list of streets where parking is banned today (for your own safety, so enthusiastic fans don't jump on your car roof or roll your car over, natch) and the streets that will just be shut completely at 9 p.m.

By - 1/31/17 - 9:07 pm
Man wanted for credit-card fraud at Copley Place

Boston Police report they are looking for a man who used a stolen credit card to buy $13,000 worth of stuff at several Copley Place stores on the afternoon of Jan. 11. Read more.

By - 1/30/17 - 9:23 am
Fluffy clouds over Boston's Public Garden

Damaskin looked up as he waited to cross from the Public Garden this morning.

Mark Smith also looked up, in Roslindale: Read more.

By - 1/29/17 - 5:59 pm
No fear of Muslims

Like the Common last week, Copley Square this afternoon was a sea of people, protesting President Trump's attempt to shut the US to refugees and people with visas and green cards from seven mainly Muslim countries.

"We stand with Muslims in Boston," and against "the betrayal of American values," Mayor Marty Walsh told the rally, organized by the Massachusetts chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations. Read more.

By - 1/28/17 - 10:15 am

1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday in Copley Square.

Next month, Roslindale Is for Everyone will hold a forum on Immigration in the Age of Trump - 6:30 p.m. on Feb.16 at the Roslindale Congregational Church.

By - 1/21/17 - 4:33 pm
Maverick on the Blue Line at 10:48 a.m.

Maverick station, 10:48 a.m. Photo by Max Grinnell.

Even with extra subway trains and more commuter-rail coaches, the T groaned under the load of the larger than expected crowds heading to the Women's March on the Common this morning. Read more.