Back Bay

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

By - 12/16/14 - 11:04 am
Swan in the lagoon by the Back Bay Esplanade

JB Parrett walked along the water at the Esplanade Lagoon yesterday.Read more

By - 12/12/14 - 7:35 pm
Flipped car on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Boston

Tom Reiner photographed the car that flipped on the turnpike under Mass. Ave. and Boylston Street around 7 p.m. He reports there didn't seem to be any injuries.Read more

By - 12/12/14 - 11:48 am

Boston Police report they had some help arresting a Mattapan man for breaking and entering at a Back Bay apartment - from the tenant, who police say watched the guy ransack her Comm. Ave. apartment via a camera she had running.

Officers enroute were informed the resident of the apartment was watching the suspect inside her apartment via a live camera and giving a

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By - 12/10/14 - 4:47 pm
Dark trolley station in Boston

A shame there's no Twitter-controlled Christmas trees at Hynes station, because that might lighten the place up a bit now that the regular lights have failed, as Derrick shows us.

Above ground, meanwhile, traffic lights have gone on strike in the area of South Station....Read more

By - 12/9/14 - 6:44 pm
Haymarket station on the Green Line in the rain

Just add some chlorine and welcome to Haymarket wading pool. Photo by Dave Fox.

Even as the rain supposedly nears the end of its increasingly annoying reign, the waters just keep piling up. From T stations to Rutherford Avenue in Charlestown and Circuit Drive in Franklin Park, which police shut due to flooding to Roslindale Square, which lost power, Bostonians have had enough, enough to slap anybody who might chirpily say "at least it's not snow!" Yeah, that...Read more

By - 12/9/14 - 6:12 pm

A Green Line inspector could be in hot water for an incident on the Green Line this morning in which a door panel on a trolley suddenly fell off the train, a spokesman says:

A Green Line inspector is facing disciplinary action for failing to ensure that the trolley door was secured in the closed position before the train proceeded to Park St. Because of

...Read more
By - 12/7/14 - 12:39 pm
Concert for Change

New England Conservatory students will play in a concert on Saturday to benefit the Friends of Boston’s Homeless and The Women's Lunch Place and the people displaced from programs on Long Island when its bridge was shut in October.

Although money won't be turned down, "donations of new underwear, socks, and travel-sized toiletries will be accepted to support the work of the Friends...Read more

By - 12/6/14 - 6:24 pm
Santa in a Speedo

Arturo Gossage took plenty of photos at the annual SS run through the Back Bay today.

Copyright Arturo Gossage. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.Read more

By - 12/6/14 - 1:05 pm
Bicycles on Boylston Street in the Back Bay

A concerned citizen does some bike counting outside the Apple Store on Boylston Street:

If there's a place bike racks are needed it's here ! Bikes attached all over the place! Maybe you can get Apple to make a large art piece for a bike rack! I'm counting 10 bikes locked to everything except bike racks!

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By - 12/6/14 - 12:00 pm

The Herald reports on the battle between the BPL board of trustees, who think it's dandy to decorate the main library with Christmas wreathes, and a Back Bay resident who wants to supplement the wreathes with a menorah.

The mayor, who appoints library trustees, has decided it's "not his place" to try to convince them otherwise.

Good ol' Joe Fitzgerald, who for years wrote...Read more

By - 12/4/14 - 11:06 pm

Good thing Boston has more than one paramedic unit: Boston EMS Incidents reports that when a report of a person suffering a heart attack in the Prudential Center food court came in around 10:30 p.m., the Paramedic 1 unit stationed on Purchase Street was dispatched to the scene - but couldn't even get out of its bay due to the large traffic jam caused...Read more

By - 11/26/14 - 9:40 am

State Police report 51 people were arrested at three locations during last night's wending Ferguson protest march, which made its way from one highway ramp to another in what turned out to be vain attempts to block a highway.

Some 33 people were arrested on or near the Mass. Ave. Connector, where protesters first tried to walk onto I-93 south; 17 in Dewey...Read more

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