Back Bay

By - 4/23/16 - 12:48 pm
Big chair in front of MIT fraternity in the Back Bay

How else to explain the size of the lawn chair in front of the fraternity's house on Beacon Street in the Back Bay?

By - 4/22/16 - 10:04 am
Boston Guardian

Back Bay and South End residents woke up to a new weekly newspaper today, as Mr. Goodmorning shows us. If it reminds you of the old Boston Courant, that's because the owners, named only as "area residents" in an intro note, have hired David Jacobs and Gen Tracy to run it. The couple, of course, shut their paper in February after losing a wrongful-termination lawsuit by an ad manager who couldn't meet his quotas after the Courant shelved the Web site he had been hired to sell ads for.

By - 4/21/16 - 11:48 pm
Blackout at Back Bay station on the Orange Line

The lights went out at Tufts and Back Bay on the Orange Line this rush hour, slowing trains as riders stumbled in the dark. At least, as Joe Growhowski shows us, Back Bay had some natural light coming in from one end.

By - 4/20/16 - 7:34 am

From his room in the Tufts Medical Center ICU, Ari Ofsevit tells the Globe he doesn't remember being carried across the Marathon finish line by two other runners, let alone any of the efforts by medics, doctors and nurses to keep him alive.

By - 4/19/16 - 11:07 am

"Fan behavior could not have been better," Boston Police report.

By - 4/18/16 - 12:17 pm
Bobbi Gibb crosses the Boston Marathon finish line.

Jean Nagy watched Bobbi Gibb cross the Marathon finish line 50 years after she became the first woman to finish the race - after having to sneak in because officials denied her application since they just knew women were physically incapable of running 26 miles and 385 yards.

By - 4/18/16 - 11:42 am
Jeff Bauman throwing first pitch to David Ortiz at Fenway Park

While Marky Mark was down at the Marathon finish line playing a cop for his Patriots Day Marathon-bombing movie, Jeff Bauman was at Fenway throwing out the first pitch to David Ortiz for inclusion in the other Marathon-bombing movie, Stronger, as Patty Neal shows us.

By - 4/18/16 - 11:37 am
Richard family with Marathon winner Tatyana McFadden

Jean Nagy captured the Richard family with Tatyana McFadden, the winner of the Marathon women's wheelchair race.

By - 4/17/16 - 5:36 pm

Adam Nichols watched a heavily armored Army vehicle arrive at the Hynes under police escort this afternoon.

By - 4/16/16 - 9:42 pm

Steven Ganeles watched the sun go down over the Back Bay this evening.

By - 4/15/16 - 8:08 am

Charlie Manning recalls Tommy Leonard, the bartender at the Eliot Lounge, back when it was a required visit for Marathon runners:

On this Patriots’ Day weekend when the Boston Marathon is run, you should also know that Tommy loved the Marathon. He had run it several times himself, and since the Eliot was right on the Marathon route, Tommy made the Eliot the center of the Marathon universe.

There was a clock in the Eliot that counted down the days until the race was run. There was a Hollywood- style Walk of Fame out front where the famous runners had left their footprints in the cement.

By - 4/14/16 - 10:02 pm

The driver of this 18-wheeler managed to get his trailer stuck nice and tight on the barriers at the intersection of Mass. Ave. and Huntington tonight, as CraigglesOfDoom shows us (Here's another view).

By - 4/14/16 - 8:36 am

The Rainbow Times reports on the chilly reception Gov. Baker got at an LGBT networking event at the Copley Marriott last night when he wouldn't come right out and support a bill banning discrimination against transgender people in public places.


CommonWealth, meanwhile, assures us: Pssst: Baker won’t veto a transgender rights bill.

By - 4/12/16 - 9:32 pm has the results for the First Suffolk and Middlesex race. There are no Republicans running in the May 10 final - for the right to serve until this November's election.

By - 4/12/16 - 6:03 pm

Transit Police report the arrest of Mehmet Beyaztas, 27, on charges he followed a woman onto a Green Line trolley at Symphony, then unzipped his pants and began some self-tugging, around 5:20 a.m. on April 4. Read more.

By - 4/12/16 - 5:37 pm
Crowded Back Bay station on the Orange Line

Back Bay smushing. Photo by Neal Gaffey.

It's "severe" delays on the Florida Sunshine line thanks to a dead train at Jackson Square.

By - 4/12/16 - 3:56 pm

From the MassDOT blog:

The MBTA expects thousands of extra riders for the 2016 Boston Marathon on Patriots’ Day, Monday, April 18.

Customers are urged to take public transportation to and from the Marathon and are advised to check T-Alerts for the most up-to-date service information on the day of the race.

By - 4/12/16 - 7:54 am
Seal on a dock in the Charles River

Dr. Ed spotted a seal just lounging on a dock in the Charles River this morning, probably the same one DCR reported by the locks yesterday morning: Read more.

By - 4/8/16 - 4:38 pm

A 45-year-old Harvard man jumped off the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge shortly before noon. According to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office:

Troopers were able to bring the man from the water into a State Police vessel and transport him to a nearby dock, from where he was taken to Boston Medical Center. Based on the facts and circumstances available thus far, the incident does not appear to be the result of criminal conduct and the man is expected to survive.