Back Bay

By - 11/13/09 - 7:11 pm

Man, 80, hit late this afternoon at 186 Mass. Ave.; homicide unit was called to the scene, Boston Police tweet.

By - 11/11/09 - 2:55 pm

Six Lynn men and a Revere man were indicted yesterday on charges they punched and kicked Jose Alicea so severely outside Club 33 on Aug. 20 that he died.

The seven will stand trial in Suffolk Superior Court on second-degree murder and other charges related to the brawl. Five of their associates also face a variety of charges for taking part in the fight... Read more

By - 11/10/09 - 2:23 pm

One lane in each direction will be shut between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., the Mass. Department of Transportation says.

By - 11/9/09 - 1:38 pm

Boylston Street was shut at lunchtime because of a rooftop fire at 553 Boylston St.

Andrew, who was at the scene, tweets:

One bystander thought Boylston's closing had to do with a movie shoot. Nope!

By - 11/5/09 - 3:34 pm

SuperMark posts a photo of a Duck Boat that tried to occupy the same space as a car on Mass. Ave. northbound between Boylston and Newbury this afternoon. Traffic, he tweets, was all messed up.

By - 11/4/09 - 9:40 pm

The preliminary precinct breakdowns from the city show that Michael Flaherty actually carried Ward 5 (Back Bay, Beacon Hill and part of Fenway), although barely (2,544 to 2,472). In the September preliminary, that was Menino country.

Floon also carried the day in Ward 16 in Dorchester, another area Menino took in September. Obviously, though, that and the Flaherty strongholds of Charlestown, South Boston and... Read more

By - 11/3/09 - 6:37 pm

Dead train at Copley messing things up.

By - 11/3/09 - 10:32 am

The MBTA reports Transit Police arrested two alleged gropers last night, one for an incident at Copley station around 10 p.m., the other for an incident this past June in Quincy.

On the Green Line, MBTA Transit Police arrested William Carlyle, 52, of Northampton Street in Boston on a charge of indecent assault and... Read more

By - 10/31/09 - 10:34 pm

Tonight's moon was just right - bright, nearly full and with plenty of spooky clouds scudding by. Matthew I. captured the scene over the Back Bay.

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

By - 10/27/09 - 11:23 am

The Living Room, an Atlantic Avenue restaurant, filed suit yesterday against Starwood Hotels, which is about to open a restaurant called the Living Room in its new W hotel on Stuart Street in the Back Bay.

In its suit, filed in US District Court in Boston, the original Living Room says the new Living Room would confuse Boston diners, that it's trademarked the... Read more

By - 10/26/09 - 11:31 pm

A group of seven current and former employees of the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel today filed a federal civil-right suit alleging several years of harassment because of their religion and Moroccan background.

The suit, filed in US District Court in Boston, alleges the workers were blocked from advancement, given more difficult jobs than non-Muslims and were repeatedly subject to threats and insults, such as... Read more

By - 10/24/09 - 12:32 pm

Penny Cherubino snaps his/her photo.

By - 10/23/09 - 9:03 am

Boston Police relay word of street closings and such for Obama's appearance at the Copley Plaza this afternoon:

Huntington Avenue eastbound from West Newton Street will be closed to traffic from Noon to 4 PM. Within this same time frame, there will be intermittent closings of Dartmouth Street and St. James Avenue as well.

"No Stopping, Boston Police Special Event, Friday" signs

... Read more
By - 10/21/09 - 3:00 pm

Boston Fire Department is on scene for a trolley fire on the outbound side. Pantograph fire is out, the train is dead, expect delays.

By - 10/21/09 - 1:26 pm

Walked by the former Bonfire a little while ago which went the way of the aforementioned movie when the economy went south. The new incarnation of Bonfire is pulling the wraps off the new restaurant which is NOT a Todd English establishment. It appears foodies and/or fooderati were in sampling today with an opening tomorrow. To be known as "Pairings" -Food and wine with personality... Read more

By - 10/20/09 - 9:22 pm

President Obama comes to town for two appearances - a speech at noon at MIT's Kresge Auditorium on clean energy, followed by a limo ride over to the Westin Copley Place to have lunch with pal Deval Patrick, who is running for re-election next year.

By - 10/20/09 - 8:55 am

The Tech reports MIT has changed the route of some of its student shuttle buses because of complaints from Back Bay residents about squeaky buses rattling their windows.

Ed. copy desk note: I'm betting the "Congress representative Martin Walsh" the Tech refers to is really state Rep. Marty Walz.... Read more

By - 10/19/09 - 6:00 pm

No, don't fret, Angelo Scaccia of Hyde Park isn't one of them. Josh Dawson reports Rose Staram, a Dorchester Democrat, started a fundraising committee this year for a possible run against Liz Malia of JP, while Marty Walz of the Back Bay, has opposition in Republican Brad Marston, who already has 1600+ followers on Twitter.

By - 10/17/09 - 1:03 pm

Penny Cherubino photographs an interesting sentry at a Back Bay renovation project.