Back Bay

By - 3/18/16 - 9:17 pm
Two buses, two cars in Huntington Avenue crash

Matthew shows us the "horrific multi-car, multi-bus accident" on Huntington Avenue in front of the Star Market and the Marriott around 8.15 p.m.

WFXT reports the charter bus hit several cars before crashing into the MBTA bus. Injuries, but all minor.

By - 3/18/16 - 5:41 pm
Rainbow over Boston Harbor

Neil was among those who enjoyed the rainbow (or in some cases, rainbows) after the rain squall that moved through around 4:45 p.m. - heralding the polar front that sets us up for Sunday's nor'easter. He had a front-row seat overlooking the Boston Fish Pier and the harbor.

More photos of the squall and the rainbow action, with bonus hail video from the Back Bay (and now with photos from the second rainbow round around 6:30 p.m.):

By - 3/18/16 - 8:52 am

Boston City Archaeologist Joseph Bagley has put together an animation that shows how Boylston Street in Copley Square has been built up over the millennia:

By - 3/17/16 - 5:39 pm
Dead train at Copley

Dead train at Copley and some of the passengers kicked off it. Photo by Victoria.

A Green Line trolley simply had too much to drink on St. Patrick's Day and passed out at Copley Square outbound. At 5:35 p.m., Kelsea Hanks reported:

Don't try to go outbound anywhere on the MBTA Green Line. Nothing has moved past Copley in over 30 min.

By - 3/17/16 - 5:15 pm
Rainbow over Boston area

Jan spotted a rainbow shortly before 5 p.m. from the 49th floor of the Hancock building.

By - 3/17/16 - 5:07 pm

Brian D'Amico reports bursts of wind shortly before 5 p.m. helped capsize a number of sailboats near the Mass. Ave. Bridge. All the dunked people were fished out of the river by first responders.

By - 3/17/16 - 3:13 pm
Keytar Bear on St. Patrick's Day in Copley Square in the Back Bay

MBCrowley gives us a little St. Patrick's Day/Keytar Bear selfie in Copley Square.

By - 3/10/16 - 1:14 pm
Activity on the Charles River

Activity on the Charles. Photo by Slottedpig.

Along the Esplanade around 12:30 p.m. near the Hatch Shell.

The Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports:

Preliminary evidence including clothing and other factors suggests that the body is not that of a young man from Harvard, MA, previously reported missing. Identification efforts are under way and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of his death.

By - 3/10/16 - 8:51 am
Burned hose at 298 Beacon St. in the Back Bay

Where the hose burned through. From the BFD report.

Federal and local officials today released reports on the 2014 fire that killed two firefighters trapped in the basement with a hose that had been burned through, leaving them with no water. Read more.

By - 3/9/16 - 11:06 pm
Sunset over Boston

JB Parrett captured the sunset over the Charles this evening.

By - 3/9/16 - 5:13 pm
People on a dock in the Charles River in Boston

Johnmcboston shows us all the people enjoying the warm weather on a dock in the Charles River today.

Compare to what people were doing in Roslindale on March 9, 2015.

By - 3/8/16 - 5:04 pm
Searching the Charles River

Tim watched some of the first responders searching the Charles around 4:30 p.m. Nick Gillham reported they were looking for somebody who might have jumped. Traffic was backed up in both directions.

By - 3/2/16 - 10:57 am
ominous cloud over Boston

Michele Connors looks at the Back Bay from the other side of the Charles this morning.

Nancy O'Connor watched the cloud move in over Millennium Park in West Roxbury: Read more.

By - 2/28/16 - 6:28 pm
Sunset over the South End

The view this evening from the Ink Block towards Back Bay.

By - 2/25/16 - 12:39 pm
The new Boston Sun

The Sun rises. Photo by Mr. Goodmorning.

The Back Bay Sun has added a reporter, changed its name to the Boston Sun and expanded into the South End and Fenway, neighborhoods, which lost a source of local news when the Boston Courant ended its press run earlier this month.

The paper is owned by the Independent Newspaper Group of Revere, which publishes weekly papers from Lynn to Jamaica Plain, including the Beacon Hill Times.

By - 2/25/16 - 8:33 am

Some sort of power problem at Back Bay means the T is urging people headed for downtown points to use the Green Line instead. Meanwhile, The Management reports:

Stuck at Aquarium and i can't even see the penguins. Blue Line delay due to "signal problem" at Orient Heights.

By - 2/24/16 - 10:09 am

On the heels of the shutdown of the Gardenside entrance to the Orange and Green Lines at North Station comes news that the pedestrian tunnel from Back Bay to Copley Place will be shut through December, starting March 6, so that Simon Co. can make the Dartmouth Street side of their mall less of a forbidding, soulless expanse of a wall, or something.