Back Bay

By - 6/22/14 - 8:33 am
Muddy River is disgusting

On Friday, Ed Hatfield photographed the Muddy River under the Bowker Overpass at Charlesgate:

That basketball has been there for at least 5 years, the soccer ball about eight and I think the baseball was a Babe Ruth homerun knocked out of Fenway Park. This is part of the reason the Charles River is getting cleaner. I think every thing that ends up in

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By - 6/21/14 - 11:31 pm
Campbell

Updated, Sunday, 12 p.m.

Two Brookline residents walking down Beacon Street in the Back Bay died when a driver ran a red light at Fairfield Street around 9:15 p.m., got into a crash with two other vehicles, rolled over, then hit them, according to WCVB and Boston Police.

John Lanzillotti, 28, of Brookline, who worked for the Red Sox, was declared dead at... Read more

By - 6/21/14 - 11:09 pm

There was a really awful accident when we got home tonight that apparently had just happened. I went to investigate and found a flipped SUV and some shaken up people. It would seem that one person perished while others were severely injured. I also noticed a child's seat on the ground next to the flipped car which was also very concerning. It happened at Fairfield... Read more

By - 6/21/14 - 3:40 pm
Pig in the Back Bay

Nora spotted this pig in the city, on Boylston Street today, to be exact. Sure looks like Bobby the Pig, but does anybody know for sure? After all, could be Frankie or another member of our burgeoning porcine population.

By - 6/21/14 - 11:43 am

UPDATE: Boston Police identify the body as male.

The Boston Fire Department reports a body was discovered around 9 a.m. where Boylston Street crosses the river. The body was in bad enough shape the gender could not be immediately determined.

On Boston Reddit, ChickenWhiskers describes finding the body:

My girlfriend and I were walking our dog this morning, crossing the Boylston bridge

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By - 6/20/14 - 10:28 am

WBUR interviews Silvi Naci, who came up with the idea of "stitching" Boston and Cambridge together.

Among other things, she reports very few hipsters actually contributed to the project, so there.

By - 6/19/14 - 1:41 pm

The Santander Bank branch in the Prudential center was held up around 1:30 p.m. by a gun-wielding man in a surgical mask who apparently tried to make his getaway in a car across Huntington on St. Botolph. However, police on patrol stopped him before he could floor it and he was put into cuffs; a gun recovered from the car's passenger seat.

By - 6/18/14 - 12:07 am

The Globe reports the owner of the John Hancock building is proposing a deal with the state to upgrade the train and bus station in exchange for development rights atop the station - and that part of the upgrades would include turning part of the station into a mall.

By - 6/16/14 - 7:14 pm
Reader in the Public Garden

JB Parrett captured the scene by the Public Garden lagoon this afternoon.

By - 6/14/14 - 8:07 pm
Overturned car on Storrow Drive

Martin Lieberman spotted this overturned car on Storrow Drive inbound shortly before 8 p.m., says the driver reported he was OK.

Laura Manning reports she heard the incident from her window, says there was "a solid three seconds of brakes" before the crash. She adds "dude got cuffed" by State Police.... Read more

By - 6/14/14 - 5:59 pm
Beehive hairdo in Boston Pride parade

Aside from a brief and not very heavy spot of rain, it was a perfect day for the annual Pride parade from Copley Square to City Hall Plaza.

We stationed ourselves on Charles Street. By the time it was all over, the kidlet had built up quite the collection of beads.

One of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence:

By - 6/12/14 - 10:35 am
Truck on Storrow Drive

Tommy Von was among the motorists who had to just sit there as State Police cleared a path for a truck driver to slowly back his stupid truck off the road shortly after 10 a.m. But on the bright side, at least the guy didn't splatter the contents of his truck all over the road by slamming into a bridge or something.... Read more

By - 6/11/14 - 5:32 pm

The Globe reports on the plans for 60 floors' worth of "ultra high-end condos" on the edge of the Christian Science plaza, which raises the question: What happens when all those foreign investors stop buying up Boston residential units?

By - 6/10/14 - 8:42 pm

Around 7 p.m. came word that somebody had squealed to the cops and an officer was duly assigned to determine whether there was a pink pig with black spots roaming the Public Garden.

Mission Hill's Bobby the Pig? After all, he's been known to enjoy snuffling through the Public Garden.

But maybe not. Audrey alerted us to Back Bay's own... Read more

By - 6/10/14 - 5:03 pm
Hard rain about to fall on Cambridge

Marisssa Breton captured the sky over the Charles around 4:50 p.m., right before it was deluged.

By - 6/9/14 - 2:56 pm

Photo from last week's robbery.

The Eastern Bank branch at 155 Dartmouth St. was held up around 2:50 p.m. by a white man in a gray hoodie, a ball cap and sunglasses. Police suspect it's the same guy who robbed the branch last week because he has very big ears.

As he did last week, the robber presented a note, then grabbed it back when he got money. He... Read more

By - 6/9/14 - 9:38 am
Hammock by the Charles River

JGD spotted an occupied hammock by the Charles late yesterday afternoon.

It might have been a remnant from a more organized hammock hang.

By - 6/6/14 - 4:22 pm

I have a wallet and could only find the address. I would rather not put much money or effort into it.

Found in the Common rummaged through and placed on top of a trash can. Against my better judgment I picked it up. Tried to give it to a busy bpd bike officer who suggested I call it in (told me to call 911 at... Read more

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