Back Bay

By - 12/29/09 - 5:43 pm

Jed H. shows just how windy it was in Copley Square today (photo posted with permission).

Channel 4 reports a door, possibly unhinged by the wind, fell five stories and hit a man in Chinatown.

David Inniss tweets he wound up in a dust storm behind the Ritz Carlton...Read more

By - 12/25/09 - 10:42 am

16WadeSt captured the mood in the Public Garden last night.

Copyright 16WadeSt. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr....Read more

By - 12/24/09 - 8:30 am


Schuyler Ortega captured the frozen moment outside the BPL main branch in Copley Square.

Copyright Schuyler Ortega. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 12/20/09 - 11:38 pm

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Black and white Jeep: By Bayreader...Read more

By - 12/18/09 - 3:21 pm

Flimflammer?MBTA Transit Police report they are looking for this guy, who allegedly scammed somebody out of $260 at Back Bay station with the old altered winning-lottery ticket trick - somebody who gullible enough to dash into Back Bay station to withdraw $260 from an ATM to buy it off him when the...Read more

By - 12/17/09 - 4:27 pm

Penny Cherubino photographs some guy walking down Boylston Street this morning in sandals - and no socks.Read more

By - 12/16/09 - 9:57 pm

The T is reporting delays through the station due to "an ill person." David E. Nicholas, who reports he was stuck on a train at the station, tweets:

Not good Man being removed from the 3rd rail power has been shut down Backbay station orange line

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By - 12/16/09 - 11:08 am

MugMugBoston Police report they're looking for this guy in connection with a series of coat thefts in the Back Bay.

Police say that on Dec. 3, he was almost caught at the North Face store, 326 Newbury Street:

He removed a coat from the rack and was leaving the

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By - 12/14/09 - 10:40 pm

John Keith reports a bill by state Reps. Marty Walz, D-Back Bay, and Byron Rushing, D-Roxbury/South End, would effectively block all new development in parts of downtown, the North End and the Back Bay.

H.R. 853 goes before the Joint Committee on the Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture for a hearing tomorrow (Dec. 15), at 11 a.m. in State House Room A2.

The...Read more

By - 12/14/09 - 5:55 pm

This afternoon at 279 Mass Ave., Boston Police tweet.Read more

By - 12/14/09 - 9:14 am

Sam Baltrusis dishes on a film program at the BPL main branch that features movies shot in Boston, from "Captains Courageous" to "Next Stop Wonderland" to "Pink Panther 2." Starts Jan. 4.Read more

By - 12/13/09 - 1:54 pm

Outbound at Copley, Boston Fireman tweets, although Liv Hauck tweets inbound service is disrupted, too - shuttle buses from Kenmore to downtown. No injuries reported, at least. Traffic is a mess. Firefighters had to put out a small track fire caused by the derailment.Read more

By - 12/12/09 - 3:00 pm


Paul Keleher watched the annual Santas in Speedos run around the Back Bay today.

Copyright Paul Keleher. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

Another photo.
Leaders of the Santa pack.
Santa and his reindeer.

By - 12/10/09 - 1:02 pm

Boston Police report arresting two men early Tuesday on smash-and-grab charges.

According to police, around 2:40 a.m., a beat cop watched two guys walk up to the window at the Armani shop at 22 Newbury St., look in, saunter into the Public Garden, then return and strike the window with a brick wrapped in a sock.

Police say the pair snatched a purse, but...Read more

By - 12/9/09 - 10:33 am

Boston Police tweet the Sovereign Bank branch at 61 Arlington St. was held up this morning, by somebody who managed to run away....Read more

By - 12/6/09 - 2:16 pm

Photoessay on Richard Coit, a.k.a. Scooterdude, the guy you can see on windy days sailing around the square with a scooter and plastic sail - who reports he lost 20 pounds when he first took up his hobby.Read more

By - 12/4/09 - 4:15 pm

Riggsm tweets shortly after 4 p.m. No immediate word on the bicyclist's condition, but traffic is a mess, he says.Read more

By - 12/3/09 - 11:43 am

Penny Cherubino photographs joggers and dog walkers dressed for, um, late spring. Naturally, snow is forecast for Saturday night.Read more

By - 11/30/09 - 10:06 am

Boston Police tweet the TD Bank branch at 579 Boylston St. was held up this morning by a white male who passed a note indicating his desire for an immediate withdrawal of money that was not his....Read more