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Back Bay

By - 1/17/15 - 6:27 pm
Closed Trader Joe's on Boylston Street in the Back Bay, due to fire

Titanium Cranium noticed this sign in the window of the Boylston Street Trader Joe's about a small fire yesterday.

By - 1/16/15 - 9:03 am
Wacky car on Marlborough Street

We haven't gotten that much snow this year, but somebody in the Back Bay didn't let that stop them this morning, as Nicky Enriquez shows us.

By - 1/14/15 - 9:59 pm
Dalton Street builidng in the Christian Science center

Architect's rendering.

WBUR reports on this evening's formal groundbreaking for a 61-story, triangular tower that will feature the city's second Four Seasons Hotel and luxury condos on Dalton Street at the Christian Science Center.

By - 1/14/15 - 5:41 pm

Police report that thanks to a tip from an informant, officers had the Citizens Bank branch at Boylston and Dartmouth streets staked out yesterday afternoon when Miguel Morales of Dorchester showed up with apparent criminal intent.

By - 1/13/15 - 11:36 pm
Woman wanted by Boston Police

Boston Police have released photos of a woman they say might have something to do with the wave of wallet grabs in Newbury Street and Boylston Street restaurants over the past year - in particular, Stephanie's on Newbury and Joe's American Grill.

She's described as white, 30 to 40, 5'6" or 5'7" with a heavy build and long, brown hair.

By - 1/13/15 - 12:36 pm

UPDATE: Photos released of woman who might have used some of the credit cards in the stolen wallets.

Boston Police think they're closing in on a woman they say has been lifting wallets out of purses in Newbury Street and Boylston Street restaurants for the past year.

Det. Daniel MacDonald told the Boston Licensing Board said the woman goes into a restaurant at lunchtime, looks around for pocketbooks left on tables or slung on the backs of chairs, then quickly lifts a wallet and flees.

By - 1/13/15 - 12:06 pm

A woman swearing like a sailor, the man who insulted her and the glass of wine she threw in response earned Papa Razzi, 157 Newbury St., a formal hearing before the Boston Licensing Board today.

According to both police and the restaurant manager who tried to quell the commotion around 9:10 p.m. on Dec. 3, a woman was loudly swearing about something around 9 p.m.

By - 1/13/15 - 7:50 am
Mess on Storrow Drive in Boston

Storrow Drive around 7:25 a.m. Photo by Scott Lovejoy.

At least a couple crashes turned Storrow Drive into a parking lot this morning, with one major crash at the BU Bridge shutting Storrow westbound altogether.

Photo of the crash.

By - 1/12/15 - 3:13 pm

UPDATE: The Suffolk County District Attorney's office requested $10,000 bail for each. Boston Municipal Court Judge Judge Catherine K. Byrne released them on personal recognizance.

Boston Police report arresting three men on charges they knocked a woman down on Beacon Street early Saturday and made off with the purse they wrenched from her arm.

By - 1/9/15 - 11:13 am

The French Cultural Center, 53 Marlborough St., will hold an informal memorial from noon to 1:30 p.m.

This peaceful gathering is intended to celebrate the works of Charlie Hebdo journalists and cartoonists and honor the victims of Wednesday's shootings. We will provide coffee and a place to feel united in diversity.

By - 1/9/15 - 12:04 am
Man wanted for indecent assault and battery

Boston Police report a woman walking down Huntington Avenue by W. Newton Street was "approached from behind by a male and indecently assaulted." The man then ran toward the Southwest Corridor Park.

He's described as black, with bulging eyes, 25-30 and about 6' with a medium build.

If he looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-343-4400 or the anonymous tip line by calling 800-494-TIPS or texting TIP to CRIME (27463).

By - 1/7/15 - 7:37 pm
Boston is Charlie

At 6 p.m., about 75 French citizens in Boston and supporters gathered at the French consulate on St. James Avenue for a vigil in memory of the victims of the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris and to declare their support for the free expression of ideas.

Je suis Charlie
By - 1/7/15 - 3:21 pm

Members of the French community in Boston will hold a vigil starting at 5:45 p.m. at the French consulate, 31 St. James Ave., to honor the memory of the 12 people slain at the offices of Charlie Hebdo today and to support free speech.

By - 1/6/15 - 11:14 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld a large monetary verdict against a member of the Demoulas clan, her husband and their attorney - who wound up disbarred in the long-running Demoulas family saga - over their efforts to force a Brandeis professor and his wife out of their Back Bay condo so they could convert the entire building into a single residence.

By - 1/6/15 - 8:33 am
Proposed development over the Massachusetts Turnpike in the Back Bay.

Serpentine project planned.

The state has picked a Miami developer for a $330-million mixed-use project atop the turnpike at Mass. Ave. and Boylston Street.

The Peebles Corp. proposed a a 373,000-square-foot development with 85 apartmentsl and 88 condos, a 156-key hotel, 26,000 square feet of retail space, and 138 parking spaces, in an 11-story building.

The plan also calls for a revamp of Hynes station, including new ADA-compliant entrances and replacement of aging electrical equipment.

By - 1/2/15 - 12:14 pm

Mohamed Alfageeh of Allston pleaded guilty today to two counts of motor-vehicle homicide for the deaths of two people from Brookline who were out for a stroll last June, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Suffolk Superior Court Judge Carol Ball sentenced Alfageeh to a total of 18 months in a county jail, followed by three years of probation.

By - 1/1/15 - 7:21 pm

Boston Police report a man tried to rob two pharmacies of Adderall yesterday - he succeeded at one - and tried to carjack a car before leading police on a foot chase that ended with them taking him to the ground when he motioned as if he had a gun.

By - 12/31/14 - 9:41 pm
First Night parade down Boylston Street in Copley Square

A little cold weather didn't deter First Nighters from enjoying the traditional parade down Boylston Street tonight.

Marchers wished watchers a happy new year; some threw glow sticks or applied reflective stickers to the faces of little kids:

Sticker guy in First Night parade

What would a parade be without dragons?

By - 12/31/14 - 7:47 pm
First Night die-in in Copley Square in Boston

About 100 Black Lives Matter protesters held a die-in at 5 p.m. in Copley Square, on the Dartmouth side of the BPL.

The peaceful protest, watched over by a large contingent of Boston Police, did not interrupt First Night activities, including the parade, which started well after the protest concluded.

By - 12/31/14 - 10:08 am
Ice sculpture in Copley Square

Louise Miller took in the ice sculptures in Copley Square this morning.

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