Back Bay

By - 11/13/13 - 11:48 am

Local barpreneur Patrick Declan Mehigan says he wants to re-open the shuttered Crossroad Irish Pub on Beacon Street - and would pay $300,000 to buy its liquor license from the receiver handling the bankruptcy of the previous owner.

Mehigan, who owns the Globe on Boylston Street and who is stepping down as manager of the House of Blues, told the Boston Licensing Board today that... Read more

By - 11/11/13 - 4:41 pm
Prudential in pink

Neal Gaffey watched the sunset in the reflection of the Prudential tower this evening.

By - 11/10/13 - 9:47 am
Cab jumper

Boston Police are looking for a guy they say caused "a large amount of damage" to a cab at Boylston and Mass. Ave. by jumping on it to celebrate the Red Sox World Series win.

They've released a copy of a front-page Boston Metro photo that shows the guy atop the cab.

If you know him, you can contact Det. Thomas Keeley at... Read more

By - 11/8/13 - 11:28 pm
Back Bay sunset

Rory Nolan watched the sun go down over the Christian Science Center this evening.

Brian D'Amico watched the sun go down over the Charles (you want to see this one larger):

Charles River sunset

Copyright Rory Nolan and Brian D'Amico, respectively. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 11/7/13 - 12:13 pm

Updated, 1:45 p.m.

Boston and State Police shut Charlesgate East at Commonwealth Avenue and the Bowker Overpass after somebody found a pressure cooker just lying there.

State Police report:

The device was a pressure cooker, appeared to be discarded. Does not appear to have been a explosive device. Under investigation.

Rick reports the bomb squad detonated the pressure cooker around 12:45 p.m.... Read more

By - 11/2/13 - 5:20 pm
On the Longfellow

On the Longfellow Bridge.

What a great day for a parade.

From Fenway Park to the banks of the Charles, Bostonians lined up early for a chance to see the 2013 World Champion Boston Red Sox - and doesn't that sound good to hear?

When the procession of Duck Boats got to the Boston Marathon finish line in Copley Square, it stopped. Jonny Gomes put the World Series trophy... Read more

By - 11/2/13 - 8:53 am

I'll be posting them on Twitter:, but feel free to post your own here!

By - 11/1/13 - 7:31 am

The Tech reports MIT and its fraternities are working with architects to develop applications for assembly permits for frats on this side of the river.

The Boston Inspectional Services Department requires that assembly limits are calculated based on the emergency exit capabilities of each residence. Currently, however, Boston [Fraternity, Sorority and Independent Living Group] residences have assembly limits calculated by the old system that

... Read more
By - 10/31/13 - 11:46 am

NESN reports the victory boats will head down Boylston before splashing into the Charles.

BONUS: The MBTA reports that because of the parade, the Red Line will operate normally, with trains and everything, this weekend. The T had originally planned to bus riders over the Longfellow for track work.

The specific route.

Start on Boylston Street at Ipswich Street;
Left on Tremont;
... Read more

By - 10/31/13 - 7:16 am

Two trolleys are groaning and just refusing to get up, one at Newton Highlands and one in the tunnel between Hynes and Copley.

UPDATE: A train on the Greenbush Line got to East Weymouth and decided that's as far as it was going to go this morning. A trolley couldn't even get itself out of Mattapan Square.

By - 10/30/13 - 10:58 pm
Prudential for the Sox

The Pru, of course, as captured tonight by RedSox223.

Copyright RedSox223. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 10/28/13 - 10:58 pm

Boston Police report officers investigating a break-in at a Back Bay convenience store early Sunday morning "noticed a chair, tucked in the corner behind the register, slightly move."

So they moved the chair, inside the Quality Mart, 21 Mass. Ave., some more and found Michael Galloway, 42, of Milton, behind it - along with "a pair of gloves, a black and yellow handled screw... Read more

By - 10/28/13 - 7:56 am

The deceased train is at Harvard; platforms at other stations are filling rapidly.

Green Line trolleys, meanwhile, died at Coolidge Corner and near Copley Square.

By - 10/27/13 - 7:28 pm
Pig and bacon

Scott Eisen was on hand today as Bobby the Pig made the rounds of the Public Garden and ran into a guy dressed like his worst nightmare.

By - 10/26/13 - 6:11 pm

Wired interviews members of the BPD bomb squad on the Marathon bombings:

Connolly surveyed the scene for lone packages and backpacks—anything that could hide another similar device.

He saw bags everywhere.

With no other options, he pulled out his knife, grabbed a bag, and cut into it.

... Read more
By - 10/23/13 - 6:44 am

The Globe reports Boston officials have banned big gatherings at MIT Greek houses, mainly due to that kid falling through a skylight at one fraternity.

By - 10/22/13 - 6:49 pm
Sunset over the Back Bay

Look one way this afternoon and you got a brillant sunset, as shown in this photo by the Mayor's Office above and by Rocio Lluch, below:


Look the other way and you got an rainbow, as Rohan Krishna shows:

By - 10/22/13 - 2:24 pm

UPDATE: Service came back on shortly after 4 p.m.

Matt Robbins reports:

Verizon data conduit damaged last night at 800 Boylston. Major outage for downtown Boston

800 Boylston is the Prudential Center. One frustrated network administrator says the outage is going on 15+ hours:

Affecting hundreds of companies in Boston and Cambridge. Worst outage I've seen in 7 years of working in

... Read more