Back Bay

By - 3/7/12 - 4:51 pm

YusufBoston Police report an off-duty cop returning home from a detail at the Garden last night had to subdue an out-of-control passenger who, after refusing to stop harassing other passengers, turned on him and sent him to the hospital with minor injuries.

According to police, the cop, heading toward his car at Forest Hills around 11 p.m., perked up when he noticed Aisha Abdi Yusuf, 22, screaming at some men at the other end of their train car. When he asked her - "quietly," police say - to knock it off and sit down, she turned on him:

By - 3/6/12 - 6:42 am

Karen Cord Taylor rolls up a newspaper and whacks Boston whiners with it for making a mess all over the proposed Ferris-Wheel-enhanced redo of the Esplanade:

You also might remember the initial proposal for burying the Central Artery. "It can't be done." "It's too expensive." "It's not needed.” Well, it was done. It was expensive. And our city was transformed from dreadful into something wondrous.

By - 3/5/12 - 6:13 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports on an impending addition to Boston's food-truck scene.

By - 3/5/12 - 3:25 pm

Gorilla my dreams.

A concerned citizen tries to help out tourists and other infrequent visitors to the Franklin Park Zoo who might get a sudden yen for animals while puttering around the Back Bay:

This sign at the int. of Beacon and Arlington directs drivers straight down Beacon St to the Franklin Park Zoo. This is bad advice by the city since drivers will hit a lot of unnecessary red lights. The fastest way if you ask most people is a left onto Arlington, left onto Herald, and down the X-way to Columbia Rd.

By - 3/4/12 - 9:44 am

Cab after man fell on it. Photo by Michael Moura.

Michael Moura reports on an incident around 1:15 this morning on Storrow Drive eastbound by the pedestrian crossing at Dartmouth Street. The victim was taken to Tufts Medical Center in serious condition:

It is unclear at this time whether it was a medical condition, suicide attempt, or was physically pushed off.

State Police report:

By - 2/29/12 - 3:38 pm

Boston Police report arresting two men from Chelsea and one from East Boston on charges they held a man up at knifepoint at Massachusetts Avenue and Marlborough Street shortly after midnight today.

By - 2/29/12 - 2:25 pm

The Monkees performing at the Hatch Shell in 2001 (more videos). RIP Davy Jones.

By - 2/27/12 - 2:15 pm

The Boston Courant, which covers the nobbier parts of our fair Hub, sounds the alarm in a shocking front-part article:

Coyotes Scout Area for Love and Food

No doubt the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay is already forming a task force.

By - 2/27/12 - 6:39 am

John Carroll reports on protesters outside the Copley Plaza on Saturday demanding the return of Benjamin Zander, the conductor fired over hiring a guy who turned out to be a sex offender to videotape NEC's Youth Philharmonic Orchestra.

By - 2/21/12 - 4:15 pm

Adam Castiglioni reports on the imminent eponymousness in the Back Bay near Berklee. The Boston Burger Company currently has a restaurant in Somerville.

By - 2/19/12 - 9:02 pm

Boston Police report arresting a pair of Mass. College of Pharmacy students on charges they tried to fight their way into Whiskey's, 885 Boylston St., early Saturday.

Police say that around 12:15 a.m. the bar refused to let Ryan Powderly, 22, of Sandwich, and Alex Corbett, 23, because they were already drunk. When a detail officer told them to leave, police say, they began yelling at him, demanding to know if they realized whom he was dealing with and whether he had bullets in his gun.

By - 2/19/12 - 10:08 am

Inside 271 Dartmouth. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports a two-alarm fire on Dartmouth Street started when a hot coffeepot ignited a towel shortly after midnight.

The fire was confined to a single fifth-floor condo at 271 Dartmouth St., but other residences sustained significant smoke and water damage, the department reports. Residents who couldn't find another place to stay were able to stay warm in one of two MBTA buses kept running outside the BPL main library on Boylston Street. The Red Cross was called in to help 25 residents find alternate housing until repairs can be made.

By - 2/18/12 - 10:54 am


Sometimes life gets a little frenetic around here, as Photographynatalia (above, by the Pru) and misssalimoo (by Kenmore Square) show:

By - 2/18/12 - 12:17 am

Stanley Staco reports two guys with a gun stuck somebody up around 9:45 p.m. at Newbury and Exeter streets, then ran toward Arlington Street.

By - 2/17/12 - 2:13 pm

Callum Borchers interviews David Jacobs, publisher of the Boston Courant, on why he sees no need for a Web site.

By - 2/15/12 - 1:40 pm

Don't you just hate it when you come out and find a light pole's fallen on your car?

By - 2/13/12 - 7:19 pm


Several hundred people, including Mayor Menino, attended an MBTA service cut/fare hike meeting at the BPL in Copley Square tonight. Michael Ratty snapped a photo of one of the people wondering where Gov. Patrick was.

By - 2/13/12 - 7:46 am

Starts at 4:30 p.m. today, followed by one of the MBTA's don't-blame-us meetings at the BPL.