Back Bay

By - 2/27/09 - 7:47 pm

Wicked Local Brookline posts a copy of a T note about a meeting of an MBTA citizen advisory group meeting on ways to improve 39 service on March 2, starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Connolly Library, 433 Centre St. in Jamaica Plain.

By - 2/26/09 - 2:51 pm

Penny Cherubino gets the scoop on plans for a Thursday farmers' market, which would be in addition to the existing Tuesday and Friday markets down the street in Copley Square.

By - 2/23/09 - 5:03 pm

Boston Police charge that when workers at the Other Side Cafe on Newbury Street objected to a man tagging up the men's room and asked him to leave, he picked up a pint glass and threw it against a wall. A struggle ensued and one worker was hurt heaving him out.

Isaac S. White, 28, of Jamaica Plain was charged with malicious destruction of... Read more

By - 2/20/09 - 6:21 pm

And Chris Faraone is fairly grumpy about it:

... When it became too painful to proceed I stepped across Boylston Street for the afterparty at McGreevy's, where I met a gaggle of nice ladies that failed to find a dress. Their sentiments reflected mine: boorish bargain pillaging is no way to buy an outfit that will be photographed and placed on your mantle until

... Read more
By - 2/18/09 - 4:32 pm

Preston, is that you? Preston Jackson of Mattapan, who allegedly kept robbing stores even after video of him was featured prominently on local TV stations, was today indicted on enough armed-robbery counts to send him away for life if convicted, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

When finally arrested on Jan. 3... Read more

By - 2/15/09 - 10:54 pm
Cracked up Charles

RDA photographed the path of an icebreaker through the Charles River basin the other day.

Used under this Creative Commons license.

By - 2/15/09 - 12:35 pm

A man died around 4 a.m. today when his car apparently hit a barrier at the Copley Square exit on the eastbound side, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office.

The driver, 23, was alone in the car. His name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin; State Police accident investigators continue to look for a cause of the accident. Channel 4... Read more

By - 2/15/09 - 12:00 pm

Steve Garfield reports he was on an Orange Line train last night that broke down just before Back Bay and had to be pushed into the station by another train.

King Tooth in action (you can skip to around 2:30):

By - 2/12/09 - 5:52 am

MetaBoston points us to this interesting video, which shows an animation of e. coli blooms moving through the Charles River basin (make sure your sound is on for full effect):

The animation is by Ferdi Hellweger, a Northeastern civil and environment engineering professor who... Read more

By - 2/9/09 - 1:54 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Melrose man on charges he got on the down escalator at the Boylston Street Filene's Basement yesterday afternoon, then took off his pants and took a leak:

It should be noted that the store was full of customers, some of whom were children when the suspect engaged in this behavior.

But the escalator was so slow that by the... Read more

By - 1/31/09 - 6:01 pm

Unlike Vessel, some guy who lives on Marlborough Street between Mass. Ave. and Hereford Street goes way beyond the snow-removal call of duty, by ensuring a clear, ice-free path all the way to the street, Penny Cherubino reports:

... It was deeply appreciated this week when icy sidewalks made walking in the street safer than slip-sliding your way in front of buildings that

... Read more
By - 1/30/09 - 11:28 pm

Please Pardon Our Appearance would make a good title for a post-Apocalyptic movie involving zombies living in old subway stations:

It'll be finished one of these days

Brad Kayal recently descended into the bowels of Arlington Street station to scout out locations.

Copyright Brad Kayal.

By - 1/30/09 - 11:24 pm

Channel 5 reports on a record-setting year for the MBTA in 2008, but notes that ridership dipped in December, which T officials said was due to rising unemployment and dropping gas prices.

By - 1/30/09 - 12:21 pm
Bridge in ice

Saul Blumenthal captured an ice-encased Public Garden last night.

Copyright Saul Blumenthal.

By - 1/29/09 - 1:23 pm

Zach Hofer-Shall tweets:

45 minutes from Prudential to Park St. on the Green Line. MBTA - you are the worst. Ever.

By - 1/27/09 - 9:16 am

Kalim Saliba captured these two chillin' friends in the Public Garden yesterday.

Copyright Kalim Saliba. See your picture here: Tag it as universalhub or post it to the Universal Hub group on Flickr.

By - 1/26/09 - 1:08 pm

Finance Foodie reports that Cafeteria, the post-hip, ironically named Newbury Street restaurant, serves some really good food and some really bad food:

... The scallops were quite large and well seared, but had a slight hint of freezer burn. Last time I checked Boston was not landlocked, so obtaining fresh seafood should have been easy as pie. ...

By - 1/26/09 - 10:46 am
Keep off the snow

Sushiesque had no trouble complying with the request in the Public Garden.

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By - 1/26/09 - 9:26 am

Thoughts: I'm not surprised to hear about this happening. Just like people investing at the top of the residential market, some investors are bound to be burnt. What I still don't understand is why some companies still pay the $60-100/sq. ft. to be in a building in the middle of a city. If your company has no need to be near a city, why pay... Read more

By - 1/23/09 - 9:57 pm
Bill Lee

Think "municipal finance" and Bill Lee probably won't be the first person to come to mind. But there he was today at the Massachusetts Municipal Association meeting at the Hynes, where Paul Keleher photographed him.

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