Back Bay

By - 10/3/12 - 5:52 pm

Big Dog

Kate snapped this shot of Bill Clinton coming out of the Mandarin Oriental late this afternoon. Naturally, Boylston Street was shut down while Clinton sauntered from hotel to wherever it was he was going (he was at Berklee earlier in the day).

By - 9/27/12 - 5:57 am

The Daily Free Press interviews the guy who plays a hurdy gurdy in the Public Garden.

By - 9/25/12 - 9:16 am

A driver with impaired reading skills plowed his truck into the ceiling of the Storrow tunnel eastbound this morning. The ceiling refused to yield, forcing the top of his truck to peel back like a sardine can and backing up Storrow Drive onto Soldiers Field Road way back by the Harvard Business School in Allston and causing similar delays on Memorial Drive when Storrow refugees flooded that road, lord!

Michael Nichols tweeted shortly after 9 a.m.:

By - 9/21/12 - 9:09 am

Apple fanbois and girlzOccupy Apple Store.

By - 9/19/12 - 11:57 pm

Hillary tweets a big rig sardine-canned on Storrow Drive westbound tonight, spilling crap everywhere.

By - 9/19/12 - 10:48 am

Andy Ihnatko reports a data-recovery business managed to liberate the photos on a muck-encrusted digital camera he found in the Public Garden Lagoon this past spring, when it was more of a mud field being readied for its annual cleaning:

In addition to the recovered photos and videos, they were also able to find a evidence of a batch of documents that had been on the card but long-deleted. They had the documents' filenames, though the files themselves were unrecoverable.

By - 9/14/12 - 11:35 am

The Boston Licensing Board voted yesterday to give lawyers for Morton's of Chicago and its Boylston Street landlord three months to resolve a lawsuit over back rent, a move that could result in a new restaurant moving into the prominent space.

The landlord formally evicted Morton's in January for failing to pay its rent - and then sued to ensure that if Morton's tried to sell its liquor license, the landlord would get its share.

By - 9/13/12 - 11:44 am

The Boston Business Journal reports the welcome news that the former FAO Schwarz space is going to become a Bank of America branch, bringing relief to long suffering residents and workers on the South Endish side of Boylston who will no longer have to go an entire block down and across the street to bank with Bank of America.

By - 9/8/12 - 11:58 pm

Aardvark Jazz Orchestra: 40th Season Opener and CD Release Party, with vocalists Jerry Edwards and Grace Hughes. Wednesday, October 3, 2012, at 8:00 pm. Scullers Jazz Club, Doubletree Guest Suites, 400 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA 02134. Admission: $20. Reservations and information: 617-562-4111 or www.scullersjazz.com.

By - 9/8/12 - 11:52 pm

Aardvark Jazz Orchestra: 40th Season Opener and CD Release Party, with Vocalists Jerry Edwards and Grace Hughes. Wednesday, October 3, 2012, at 8:00 pm. Scullers Jazz Club, Doubletree Guest Suites, 400 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA 02134. Admission: $20. Reservations and information: 617-562-4111 or www.scullersjazz.com.

By - 9/6/12 - 7:48 pm

Trash convoy

A concerned citizen reports:

Unaccompanied trash and luggage next to Boston Public Library Copley. If this were just a backpack police would swarm it.

By - 8/31/12 - 11:32 am

UPDATE: I've been informed in no uncertain terms it doesn't count for the pool unless the truck is actually stuck (preferably with its top ripped off).

At 11:25 a.m, Hillary tweeted:

Moving truck stopped on Storrow WB near Copley.

By - 8/30/12 - 9:25 am

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By - 8/30/12 - 9:12 am

J Goodell reports:

What appears to be cookie dough has been smeared on all the parking meters on Hereford between Beacon and Marlborough.

By - 8/30/12 - 1:04 am

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By - 8/29/12 - 11:38 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today a former executive at an Amazon subsidiary owes the state more than $320,000 - and interest - on Amazon stock he bought and then sold while living in the Back Bay.

Kenneth Dotson, originally a Florida resident, had argued he didn't owe the money on the $5.3 million he made selling the stock because he never intended to stay in Massachusetts and was in the process of moving to Florida.

By - 8/28/12 - 8:25 am

OK, so we had a stuck truck on Saturday, but really, that was just a prelim. Place your wagers on times and spots for the Labor Day Weekend Storrow Pool.

GlenDiesel, meanwhile, suggests a new Boston fall tradition:

I want to drink a pumpkin beer on top of a bridge over Storrow Drive that has a moving truck stuck underneath it