Back Bay

By - 2/15/13 - 4:18 pm

A worker at the Boylston Street Trader Joe's was ordered held in lieu of $250,000 bail today on charges he stabbed a customer with whom he'd exchanged words, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Michael Guess's alleged victim, a 30-year-old Cambridge resident, remains in the hospital with life-threatening injuries, the DA's office says.

By - 2/15/13 - 9:01 am

Restoration Hardware is betting it can entice you to buy patio sets by helping you enjoy some adult beverages as you lounge around on floor models at its impending store on Berkeley Street in the Back Bay.

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday granted Restoration Hardware permission to buy a beer-and-wine license for the store from the Channel Cafe on Summer Street. The chain hopes to open its extensively renovated store next month.

By - 2/14/13 - 10:31 pm

A man was stabbed outside 50 Gloucester St. around 10 p.m. Because of the severity of his injuries, the homicide unit was summoned. A suspect may have been stopped inside the Trader Joe's around the corner on Boylston Street.

UPDATE: Boston Police report arresting Michael L. Guess, 49, of Dorchester for the stabbing, add "Witnesses still on scene reported to officers the victim was stabbed after a confrontation with a male suspect."

Innocent, etc.

By - 2/13/13 - 9:58 pm

Stopped car, at Beacon and Gloucester. Photo by Fred Somers.Stopped car, at Beacon and Gloucester. Photo by Fred Somers.

State and Boston Police have flooded the area along Massachusetts Avenue between Beacon Street and Commonwealth Avenue, searching for a short, stocky Hispanic man in a beanie who they say tried to ram a state trooper at a traffic stop, got boxed in, then ran away. Police responded to break-in reports not long after at different locations, including 479 Beacon St. and 363 Marlborough St. and to reports of a man running through alleys in the area.

Around 10:20 p.m., police set up a perimeter at the Back Bay MBTA station, in case he tried to flee on the T.

Police unleashed the hounds. Photo by J. Goodell.Police released the hounds. Photo by J. Goodell.

By - 2/12/13 - 9:10 am

View from the Pru

Roving UHub photographer Neil roved himself up the Pru yesterday.

By - 2/11/13 - 9:35 am

The Daily Free Press reports BU campus police don't have tasers and that what some people thought was a taser was, in fact, a flashlight the cop was using to signal a fellow officer during an Esplanade snowball fight at the height of the storm. Police say the student was captured and released after throwing a snowball in the cop's face.

By - 2/11/13 - 9:15 am

Snow toll

Joshua Dawson spotted this ad-hoc toll gate in the Back Bay this morning.

By - 2/9/13 - 7:20 pm

Snow statue

Alice Murphy noticed an unusual snow formation on Comm. Ave. between Clarendon and Dartmouth.

By - 2/9/13 - 9:42 am

What do several hundred BU students do? Descend on Storrow Drive and the Esplanade. Police, of course, arrived not long after to break things up.

More video (snowball fight starts about 1:00).

By - 2/8/13 - 7:09 pm

An empty Back Bay street.Sven Heistad was amazed how empty Comm. Ave. in the Back Bay was this afternoon.

Empty Comm. Ave. in Allston. Copyright Photographynatalia.Empty Comm. Ave. in Allston. Copyright Photographynatalia.

By - 2/7/13 - 7:17 am

Transit Police report arresting a guy who donned one of those bright orange vests T workers often wear in an attempt to evade paying to get on the Orange Line at Back Bay.

"Nice try," police said laconically.

According to police, Willie Gill, for some reason in town from Springfield, piggybacked behind a paying customer around 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday. Video shows he even waved at somebody before he tried to fare evade. Police say officers, however, were immediately suspicious because actual T workers have their own passes:

By - 1/30/13 - 8:15 am

The Globe reports state Rep. Marty Walz (D-Back Bay) is resigning to become CEO of Mass. Planned Parenthood.

By - 1/29/13 - 5:29 pm

WCVB's Rhondella Richardson tweets an 80-lb. chunk of concrete fell from the Charlesgate bridge this afternoon. State officials say the bridge is OK to drive on; no word on whether it's OK to walk under.

This comes on the same day a ceiling collapsed at downtown health club and concrete plunged from ceiling of Forest Hills commuter-rail stop.

By - 1/27/13 - 12:20 pm

Boston skyline and bridges

Scott Eisen shows what you can do with a good telephoto lens and a long exposure at night while looking toward downtown and the Back Bay.

Copyright Scott Eisen. Posted by permission.

By - 1/27/13 - 9:19 am

Gnimsh captured part of his his show in front of the old Best Buy at Mass. Ave. and Newbury.

Ed. note: It will never happen, but wouldn't it be awesome if he teamed up with Chicken Man and danced in the back of his truck?