Back Bay

By - 5/23/09 - 8:50 pm

An off-duty Boston police office suffered a broken orbital bone Friday when she attempted to break up a fight - and both pugilists stopped beating each other and jumped on her - police say.

The unidentified female officer was walking in the area of Clarendon and Comm. Ave. around 11:24 p.m. yesterday when she heard a woman crying for help:

The officer followed the woman's

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By - 5/23/09 - 12:09 pm

Bill C captures a tender moment on the Public Garden Lagoon.

Copyright Bill C.

By - 5/22/09 - 5:59 pm

Getting on the Berkeley entrance to Arlington today - there's a sign telling us "This entrance will be closing on may 31st, Please use Arlington St entrance"

While on the platform I looked around the barriers, it looked like a lot more than a week's work left. Should we start taking bets??

By - 5/21/09 - 3:58 pm

Anybody know anything about a truck that sardine-canned on the eastbound side at the tunnel?

WBZ tweets it's already clear.

By - 5/19/09 - 10:39 am

State officials consider unleashing the hounds to scare geese away from the Esplanade. They'll love that across the river when all the geese resettle along Mem. Drive.

By - 5/18/09 - 12:12 am

Josh Dawson is a member of the Ward 5 Democratic Committee (Back Bay, Beacon Hill and Bay Village). And he's a bit perturbed over the way 3rd Suffolk state-rep hopeful Aaron Michlewitz may have gotten questions from a Ward 5/Ward 4 debate in advance:

... It's disappointing that our Committee's reputation could be tarnished for a short time because of this mess. As

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By - 5/16/09 - 9:30 am

Penny Cherubino posts a photo of a stolen shopping cart locked to a pole on Hereford Street to keep somebody from stealing it.

By - 5/15/09 - 10:49 pm

Iceburns captures the lions inside the old wing of the BPL main branch in Copley Square.

Copyright Iceburns.

By - 5/14/09 - 10:08 am

The outbound Green Line experienced delays this morning past Copley thanks to a guy who managed to sit on the knife he was carrying in his pocket, the Globe reports.

By - 5/14/09 - 10:02 am

ED NOTE: Rescheduled to Friday due to strong winds today.

Devra First reports that Jack and the Bean Bowl, a vegetarian food cart selling bean-and-rice bowls by the farmers' market site is giving away all its food starting around noon Friday, to introduce its food.

Meanwhile, Penny Cherubino reports on progress at the new Thursday farmer's market at the Prudential Center:


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By - 5/13/09 - 1:58 pm

Did anyone else notice the Prudential Center Tower lights were turned off last night? I was on Boylston Street around 11 last night, and noticed the lights had been turned off. Don't know what that's about. I hope its not a budget issue.

By - 5/10/09 - 6:19 pm

There is just something irresistibly cute and quintessentially Bostonian about little kids dressed up like ducks for the annual Make Way for Ducklings parade through Beacon Hill. And every year, there's always one kid dressed like a giant ball of feathers.

A newspaper photographer asked the cop below for his name. "Officer Mike" he said. No,... Read more

By - 5/7/09 - 2:16 pm

Rebecca Sullivan tweets that this Best Western ad was actually taped in a conference room at the Lenox Hotel by ISM:

By - 5/5/09 - 2:47 pm

United Way is organizing a pair of Boston flash mobs:

On June 6th at 1:30p and again on June 10th, scores of volunteers, all wearing Live United T-shirts (provided on the day) will meet at the same location in Boston and stand completely still for several minutes. To the outside viewer this "flash mob" of similarly dressed people frozen in place and holding signs

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By - 5/2/09 - 7:09 pm

Brecht Palombo attended the auction for 441 Stuart St., an office building that sold for $37.5 million in 2004 with the expectation it would be converted into condos. It wasn't, and when the auctioneer started the bidding at $30 million, nobody offered until the price went way, way down.

By - 5/1/09 - 10:26 pm

Saul Blumenthal shows it's all a matter of perspective along the Esplanade.

Copyright Saul Blumenthal. Posted in the Universal Hub Flickr group.

By - 4/29/09 - 9:52 pm

Jen Stewart reports that when she and some coworkers were having dinner at Skipjack's tonight, they noticed Clarendon Street in front of the Hancock tower was being blocked off by police with sawhorses and police tape. Then they looked up and saw what looked like a window-washing platform about two-thirds of the way up. Could it be loose windows?... Read more

By - 4/29/09 - 4:27 pm

Yes, unbelievably, the fence around the park is gone. How many months was it there?

By - 4/27/09 - 9:57 pm

Penny Cherubino photographed Copley Society artists painting in the Public Garden on Sunday. Their works are now up for a silent auction, she writes.