Back Bay

By - 10/19/10 - 6:15 pm

Driver plows over barrier, lodging it under her car in front of Trinity Church, Copley Square, 11:57 AM.



By - 10/18/10 - 3:50 pm

The BRA informs us of the official ceremony at the site of the $300-million complex at Berkeley Street and Columbus Avenue.

By - 10/18/10 - 2:17 pm

Before Barack Obama arrived in Boston last weekend to campaign for Deval Patrick, three Emerson College students and a fourth from Lesley College arrived at Hynes Convention Center around 6 a.m., more than six hours before doors would open.

Read full article by John Stephen Dwyer

By - 10/17/10 - 9:56 am

Strolling by Back bay station my partner and I were alerted by a nice Boston Police Officer that a madman had stabbed several passengers last night. We decided to take a cab downtown.

By - 10/15/10 - 8:22 am

Photos: Twitter (l), bookingMBTA Transit Police tweet that the guy arrested in August for alleged Red Line grossness after a Twitter user posted his photo while he was still on the train was arrested around 12:25 p.m. yesterday at the Hynes stop on the Green Line for pretty much the same thing.

Lawrence Maguire's arrest came about an hour after he left Boston Municipal Court after a pre-trial hearing on the August case, the MBTA says. The 59-year-old Dorchester resident is now due back at the court today for arraignment on yesterday's charge.

A Transit Police report gives the following account of yesterday's arrest:

By - 10/14/10 - 10:43 am

Boston Police report arresting two Dorchester teens on charges they held up a guy for his iPhone at Mass. Ave. and Boylston Street around 10:50 a.m. yesterday - and that they are wanted for a dozen similar stickups dating back to July in an area bounded by Mass. Ave., Newbury Street, Hemenway Street and Westland Avenue.

Police say yesterday's victim noticed the two guys walking toward him:

By - 10/14/10 - 8:11 am

The Globe reports why Tim Cahill may have wanted to block publication of those e-mails (he failed):

Politically explosive e-mails released yesterday by former aides to state Treasurer Timothy P. Cahill appear to show Cahill's top campaign advisers trying to make sure that a million-dollar, taxpayer-funded ad blitz for the state lottery also benefited Cahill's independent gubernatorial bid.

By - 10/13/10 - 10:08 am

Over the strenuous objections of the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay, the American Planning Association has listed the Back Bay as one of America's ten great neighborhoods, the BRA reports:

By - 10/12/10 - 10:56 am

Parking Guy

Ben Becker reports spotting Mr. P this morning on St. James by the Hancock and says:

I'm conflicted. Is this a great job or a horrible job?

By - 10/12/10 - 10:53 am

61 Exeter is the street address, but the quickest access to the restroom is on Boylston Street. Enter through the doors to the left of Solas and you'll find the restrooms at the top of the stairs in front of you. If you find the lobby, you've gone too far. Enjoy the cloth hand towels and Le Occitane hand soap and lotion.

By - 10/8/10 - 1:29 pm

The Maparium at the Christian Science Chuirch Complex on Mass Ave. has an excellent restroom while the facility is open.

By - 10/8/10 - 11:27 am

Go through the front entrance and down the stairs. Single restroom available, too.

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

Gorgeous bathrooms off the main lobby - stalls are individual rooms - toiletries are Crabtree & Evelyn.

By - 10/8/10 - 12:16 am

Up escalator, to the right then the left.

By - 10/7/10 - 8:25 am

From Boylston Street, take the up escalator. Go past the food court, and at the second "intersection," turn left. They'll be on your right, down a corridor.

By - 10/7/10 - 8:23 am

Take escalator to second floor. Turn left; walk to main mall area. Turn right and walk to second escalator bank and fountain. Turn left. Walk to movie theater. Turn right. Restrooms are at the end of this long corridor on the left.

By - 10/6/10 - 3:20 pm

Unfurled umbrella

And that answer would be "No," assuming the question was "Can I walk through Copley Square with an open umbrella today?"

By - 10/5/10 - 11:09 pm

Local 718 and AlertNewEngland report the westbound side of the road was shut shortly after 9 p.m. at Mass. Ave. and re-opened around 10 p.m. after the bag, located at Charlesgate, was "cleared."

By - 10/4/10 - 12:25 pm


Boston Police report they are looking for four guys who have made a habit of busting into Back Bay stores and making off with whatever they can grab.