Back Bay

By - 5/1/10 - 10:29 am

Destroyed car

Seth Butler took and forwarded this photo of a "totally destroyed 'vette around 1 a.m. today. Happened at Comm. Ave. and Exeter. No word on the condition of the driver.

By - 4/23/10 - 8:25 am

Ed Cherubino has the details on the start of Jazz Week.

By - 4/22/10 - 5:12 pm


MBTA Inspector Tariq Muhammad exercised great restraint when an out-of-control white guy began cursing him out and then took a swing at him at a T stop on April 1.

Muhammad did two tours with the Army in Iraq - where he served as an MP. And he's kept up with his martial arts training. But in an interview today, he said that when the man, identified as Daniel Jourdet, 52, of Lynn, punched him at the inbound Copley platform on the Green Line, he decided he'd only make things worse if he responded in kind.

By - 4/21/10 - 8:06 pm

JourdetDaniel Jourdet, 52, of Lynn will be arraigned tomorrow on charges he's the guy captured on video yelling racial epithets at an MBTA worker before smashing him in the head on April 1 at the Copley Square stop on the Green Line.

By - 4/21/10 - 10:06 am

It has ceased to be, Boston Restaurant Talk reports.

The closing comes eight months after a man was stomped to death in a fight outside the bar.

By - 4/20/10 - 1:32 pm

A small evening gathering at the Fairmont Copley Plaza on Feb. 25 created gridlock on surrounding streets and earned the hotel a stern rebuke from the Boston Licensing Board when members heard a hotel manager pooh-poohed a request from a police sergeant to do something about the mess:

By - 4/18/10 - 1:50 pm

Back on October 28, LC tweeted:

homeless man jumped trnstyl #Copley inbound #greenline 520pm, called MBTA CSR racial epithets, wacko had dot accent, mentally ill

Sarah Hopp, meanwhile, tweets:

Pretty sure the racist MBTA attacker is a schizophrenic vet-I've run into him before & he seems mentally ill; needs hospital.

Video of the April 1 attack on a T worker at Copley:

By - 4/17/10 - 2:06 pm

Channel 4 reports T police are looking for the white guy who repeatedly called a worker at Copley station a "nigger" before smashing him in the head on April 1, now that the video has gone public and the worker does want to press charges.

By - 4/16/10 - 8:55 pm

UPDATE: Police now want to find the guy.

The Herald reports on an April 1 incident at Copley station on the Green Line (video possibly NSFW due to language):

By - 4/15/10 - 10:15 am

Penny Cherubino photographed a woman walking her pig on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall in the Back Bay yesterday.

And then there's this video of three coyotes cavorting behind somebody's house on Weld Street in Roslindale (taken by a woman who obviously was keeping her toddler securely indoors):

By - 4/14/10 - 8:01 am

Bettina Norton worries nobody is standing up for the research and collections departments at the BPL in Copley Square; musical scholars are already having problems gaining access to material in the library's large Brown Collection, she writes.

By - 4/12/10 - 10:10 pm

Pop.Bop.Shop Girl reports she is now very fondue of the Melting Pot on Arlington Street:

... Our waitress prepared all the ingredients for our cheese sauce right before our eyes at the table - cheese, beer and a few spices. Then she placed three small bowls on the table with cubes of bread, green apple slices and bite size vegetable pieces for dipping. She had barely turned to walk away before we each had a piece of bread swimming in the hot lava of cheesy goodness. ...

By - 4/11/10 - 6:09 pm

Apparently, Copley Place thought you might, so they put one up, as Ryan Durling shows us.

By - 4/10/10 - 1:03 pm

Boston Police tweet the Citizens Bank branch at 426 Boylston St. was held up this morning. Robber didn't show a gun, but bank workers did slip a dye pack into his loot, so be on the lookout for anybody who is oddly colored.

By - 4/9/10 - 4:50 pm

Boston Police tweet the Wainwright Bank branch at 155 Dartmouth St. was held up this afternoon by somebody with a gun.

By - 4/8/10 - 11:07 am

Watch your step while passing the Ted Baker store, 201 Newbury.


By - 4/7/10 - 4:35 pm

FlowersRichard Flowers of Roxbury was ordered sent away for 22 years today after admitting he robbed a woman at gunpoint, then forced her into a corner and beat and raped her.

By - 4/7/10 - 2:15 pm

Multiple tweets of a major fire at 483 Beacon St. in the Back Bay.

Photo copyright Nancy & Ronan. Tagged as universalhub on Flickr.

By - 4/7/10 - 12:20 pm

Boston Police report a bicycle cop was able to collar a guy who'd allegedly just stolen a woman's laptop on Arlington Street, even though the guy had a running head start.