Back Bay

By - 11/6/15 - 4:49 pm

Tweet Cheeks reports from the Back Bay City Sports: They've only marked stuff down 10%. Ditto at the Downtown Crossing outlet, MG reports. Savvy going-out-of-business-sales fans know the deep discounts don't start the first day - and even when they do, be wary, because liquidation pros sometimes mark stuff up first so they don't lose out that much when they mark it down.

By - 11/5/15 - 6:06 pm
Santa Clauses in a speedboat at the Back Bay Esplanade

Katia was on the Esplanade this evening when three Santas in a camo gun boat came roaring by. Nobody better mess with Santas in speedboats.

By - 10/30/15 - 6:01 pm
Setting sun on Stuart Street in Boston

Karen Kast-McBridge was on Stuart Street in front of the Transportation Building at just the right moment to catch the setting sun today.

By - 10/25/15 - 1:36 pm

Michael Griffin sent his drone up.

By - 10/18/15 - 11:05 am

A concerned citizen complains about the situation on Clarendon near Back Bay station:

For the past 3 hours there has been a vague ringing tone in the Back Bay/ South End border near the Back Bay Station/ Mass Pike, but the source is unclear. Please investigate. It can be heard for several blocks around the neighborhood.

By - 10/15/15 - 11:30 am

Quality Mart on Mass. Ave. at Beacon Street reports it was held up this morning by this guy - and is asking anybody who sees him to contact Boston Police.

By - 10/15/15 - 9:39 am

Have a happy, haunted Halloween!

Image: The Ghost in the Library. McKim building, Copley Square. Photograph by Stephen Bastide, 2014.

By - 10/13/15 - 9:14 am
Fogged in in Boston's Back Bay

Kathleen O'Donnell looked up this morning, but couldn't see very far.

By - 10/13/15 - 9:07 am
John Kerry crossing the street

John Kerry is paying a little visit to the Hub. Last night, he had dinner at Davio's - while his SUVs and police escort waited outside. This morning, Dasha Rojkova spotted him ambling about the Back Bay, again accompanied by a heavy security detail.

By - 10/13/15 - 8:08 am
Stuck truck on Storrow Drive

Only a few hours after the Silber footbridge decapitated a truck, a slightly more alert truck driver narrowly managed to avoid a similar fate - and luckily for him, fellow commuters, such as Scrams, were in no mood to get out of their cars and tell him what they thought of having their rush hour extended.

By - 10/12/15 - 10:24 pm
Truck with roof peeled back on Storrow Drive

The front of the truck ...

We've had plenty of near misses of late, but tonight we had a real, honest-to-goodness storrowing, heading inbound by BU, as Kyle R-C shows us.

And the back of the truck ... Read more.

By - 10/12/15 - 7:49 pm

The man, who appeared to be in his 40s, had no identification on him, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports, adding his body was recovered on the Boston side of the river.

A preliminary examination of the body did not reveal an obvious cause of death; the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will attempt to determine the cause and manner of his death.

By - 10/11/15 - 9:01 am
Prudential lit up for HubBoston and Illuminous

Grace Holley looked up from Illuminus on Lansdowne Street to see the Prudential lit up in honor of both it and HubWeek.

By - 10/7/15 - 1:54 pm

A homeless man was ordered held yesterday at his arraignment on charges that he beat a man into unconsciousness Sunday night on a commuter-rail platform at Back Bay - then returned the next morning to tell police the still unconscious man had been attacked by somebody else - the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 10/7/15 - 6:39 am

Boston Reddit summarizes a punching match between Keytar Bear, a woman and the woman's boyfriend on Boylston Street near the Apple Store Monday afternoon.

Not long after, BPD put out a BOLO for a man "wearing a teddy-bear outfit." But he was performing at Park Street yesterday evening.

By - 10/5/15 - 7:34 am
That's some rat on Beacon Hill

A cowering citizen submitted this photo to buttress his complaint about Branch Street on Beacon Hill:

Huge rodent on street.

Read more.