Back Bay

By - 2/21/11 - 1:33 pm

Boston Police report that Bottega Fiorentina, 264 Newbury St., was broken into and robbed after it closed at 11 p.m. yesterday.

By - 2/17/11 - 2:05 pm

Igloo

This week's thaw could mean an end to the igloo that Penny Cherubino reports the wacky guys at MIT's Chi Phi fraternity built outside their pad on Hereford Street in the Back Bay. The impromptu snow cave fooled some people (raises hand) into thinking a homeless guy had found a free way to live in the tony neighborhood, at least until it melted.

Inside

By - 2/16/11 - 12:10 pm

Borders Books, which filed for bankruptcy protection this morning, will close its Back Bay and Wayside Commons (Burlington) stores, according to this list on the Wall Street Journal website.

By - 2/15/11 - 7:57 am

Well, 26 women and 4 girls. Guy bought 30 roses yesterday and handed them out in the Public Garden:

Via NoMad Blogger.

By - 2/15/11 - 7:07 am

On Les Gourmands du South End, Jeff dishes on his first visit to Michael Schlow's new Tico on Berkeley Street, which serves up a mixture of Latin American dishes. His verdict: He'd consider a return trip, but the music needs to be toned down.

By - 2/9/11 - 3:01 pm

Boston Police report Joseph Whalen, 66, of Yarmouth, was arrested for allegedly striking a man in the back of the head with a blunt object yesterday afternoon outside the BPL main library in Copley Square.

According to police, the victim was working on his laptop in the library around 4:45 p.m. when Whalen went up to him and demanded "Give met that!" Police say the victim refused, then left the library:

By - 2/8/11 - 5:12 pm

Boston Police tweet somebody was stabbed at Boylston and Dartmouth, on the park side. EMTs are on scene.

By - 2/2/11 - 8:01 pm

Boston Police report an argument over snow shoveling in the Back Bay yesterday ended when one man whipped out two knives and dared four other men to do something about it. They did: They called 911.

By - 1/24/11 - 5:04 pm

JourdetDaniel Jourdet, captured on an Internet video taking a swing at a T inspector at Copley station last April, pleaded guilty today to assault-and-battery and civil-rights charges, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Jourdet, 52, was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in jail, with six months to actually serve for his attack on Tariq Muhummad. Muhummad, who served two years as an Army MP in Iraq. did not return Jourdet's blows while escorting him out of Copley on April 1 for creating a disturbance with a pal.

The victim asked Jourdet and his associate to stop their disorderly behavior or leave the station. Instead, the evidence would have shown, Jourdet poured forth a stream of invective based upon the victim's ethnicity. The evidence would have proven that Jourdet threw a punch at the victim before leaving the station. The victim was not injured, but his hat was knocked to the ground.

"During the assault and throughout this case, the inspector kept his cool,” [DA Dan] Conley said. "He's poised, perceptive, dignified, and intelligent - in short, everything this defendant is not."

By - 1/24/11 - 12:51 pm

ShinA man banned from the T in 2008 for groping women was arraigned today in Boston Municipal Court on charges he groped a woman on the Green Line Thursday afternoon, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

According to an MBTA Transit Police report, Jacob Shin, 36, of Newton, and his alleged victim were on an outbound D trolley around 5:45 p.m. when Shin moved closer to her as the train approached Hynes. Police say Shin then put his hand high up on her inner thigh. Shin allegedly said "Sorry," when the woman told him to knock it off. He then got off the train at Hynes, the report says.

The report continues that police showed the woman video of passengers leaving through the station fare gates. When she picked out a suspect, police were able to call up his CharlieCard information, which said it was registered to Shin. He was arrested and charged with indecent assault and battery around 5:45 p.m.

Shin pleaded innocent at his arraignment. Judge Tracy-Lee Lyons set bail at $5,000 and ordered that if Shin makes bail he has to stay off the T and wear a GPS monitoring device, the District Attorney's office says.

Innocent, etc.

By - 1/22/11 - 12:13 am

Brr

Oh, wait, it was. Amy Joyce braved the morning snow at Stuart and Dartmouth.

Copyright Amy Joyce. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 1/20/11 - 11:24 pm

Reflections

If nothing else, that snow/rain storm the other day meant some cool reflecting pools on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall, as Historygradguy shows us.

By - 1/18/11 - 9:57 pm

As in all the lights have gone out, so the Green Line is now bypassing Hynes.

By - 1/18/11 - 5:28 pm

A South Boston man who allegedly hasn't had much luck lately shoplifting at the CambridgeSide Galleria decided to try his luck holding up a store across the river, according to Boston Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office.

Collin Wallace, 21, didn't fare much better last night, authorities say: He was arrested not long after he allegedly got away with a bag of cash from the CVS at 587 Boylston St. around 8:15 p.m., police say.

By - 1/16/11 - 10:44 pm

Katy Fritz goes around in circles in an insane discussion with the driver of an MBTA bus she wanted to take to Southie from the Back Bay tonight.

By - 1/14/11 - 1:55 pm

Channel 5 reports.

North Shore Dish, stuck right in the middle of it all, posted this trafficjamcam shot:

Stuck in the tunnel

By - 1/14/11 - 8:46 am

Snowman

He was still there last night, when Historygradguy took his picture.

By - 1/11/11 - 3:57 pm

Evil cloud

The view from a safe location off Beech Street in Roslindale around 3:30 p.m.

By - 1/11/11 - 2:36 pm

Seen inside the Copley Square outbound stop.

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By - 1/10/11 - 7:41 am

Commonwealth Avenue Mall in the snow

Matthew I. walked along the Commonwealth Avenue Mall the other night, pausing to photograph Lucy Stone.

Copyright Matthew I. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.