Back Bay

By - 1/7/16 - 10:43 am

A three-building condo association has to repay an owner of units in two buildings for an assessment to repair damage from a 9-alarm fire in 2010 in the third, but doesn't have to pay his legal fees, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled today. Read more.

By - 1/6/16 - 9:16 pm
Goldenstash over train tracks

Spotted today on Columbus Avenue over the turnpike near Back Bay station.

By - 1/4/16 - 3:49 pm

OK, to be accurate: 900,000 photos of the Boston skyline, and another 150,000 of the Cambridge skyline, all taken from the same spot in Cambridge over a five-year period.

Adrian Dalca took all those photos from a window in an MIT (of course!) residential building. Naturally, he's now trying to figure out what to do with them all: Read more.

By - 1/3/16 - 10:42 am
Sunrise over Boston Harbor

MadTy watched the sun come up this morning over Marina Bay from Morrissey Boulevard.

He wasn't the only one up early. Sharon McAuliffe watched the sun come up over the Longwood Medical Area and Mission Hill: Read more.

By - 1/3/16 - 12:33 am

Matt Leighton reports that the body that State Police found in the Charles along the Esplanade Thursday morning was that of Dennis Njoroge, a student who had been missing for more than a month. Read more.

By - 1/1/16 - 11:22 am
2016 at Boston's Prudential building

Dave Parsons shows you couldn't forget what year it is in the Back Bay.

He also watched the fireworks. As did Nicole Woon and Jocelyn.

Copyright Dave Parsons. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 12/31/15 - 11:09 am

UPDATE: Body identified as that of missing Northeastern student.

State Police report recovering a man's body from the Charles River near the Fiedler footbridge on the Esplanade this morning.

State Police say they responded around 10 a.m. on a report of a body in the water.

By - 12/31/15 - 11:03 am
Boston trolley in 1943

As 1943 turned into 1944, Boston trolleys ran every 10 minute, all night, the folks at the Boston City Archives inform us. The BAC Library identifies the station as today's Prudential stop.

By - 12/30/15 - 2:30 pm

Banker & Tradesman reports Boston Properties has filed a letter of intent with the BRA for a 1.4-million-square-foot mixed-use building above the station, and that the company said it would help fund a solution for the diesel clouds that typically hover inside the station.

By - 12/30/15 - 2:24 pm

A Roxbury District Court judge yesterday revoked Daniel Danavian's bail for Cambridge break-in charges at his arraignment on a charge he broke into a Back Bay apartment on Monday, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 12/29/15 - 10:24 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man they say broke into an apartment on Beacon Street in the Back Bay, about 18 months after he was arrested for breaking into apartments in Cambridge. Read more.

By - 12/29/15 - 8:45 am
Charles River in the snow with the Citgo Sign

Nick Cosky walked along the Charles at sunrise (such as it was) this morning.

By - 12/29/15 - 8:32 am
Slush on Clarendon Street

The first major snow of the season turned to ice and freezing rain, causing problems on local roads. Matt Allen shows us the scene on Clarendon Street in the Back Bay, where buses and cars got stuck.

Jason shows us the fresh snow around 2 a.m. on his Somerville street: Read more.

By - 12/26/15 - 4:57 pm
Cherry tree blossom in Boston's Public Garden

Like a lot of other people, we spent some time near the bridge over the Public Garden Lagoon today just marveling at the blooming cherry tree.

A tree in the Arnold Arboretum was also in full bloom.

By - 12/25/15 - 7:45 pm
Pheasant in the Back Bay

MC Slim JB spotted this pheasant by the Loews Hotel on Berkeley Street today.

By - 12/23/15 - 9:20 am

On Monday, the mayor's office announced the city would be showing the Winter Classic Bruins hockey game on a big screen in Copley Square.

But the Globe reports that NBC/Comcast has blocked the outdoor viewing because it owns the exclusive rights to the telecast and it's not going to let a bunch of people just watch it in a park.

Also: Petition to let Rene Rancourt sing the national anthem.

By - 12/19/15 - 6:43 pm
Pre Christmas Tree in the Back Bay

A concerned citizen reports on a poor unloved Christmas tree just lying on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall:

Perfectly good Christmas Tree left on Comm. Ave Mall @ Hereford St. Been there over 12 hours. Its about a 9 footer. It was probably too big for someone's apartment and they just ditched it.

By - 12/17/15 - 9:53 pm
Boston Public Library all lit up for the holidays

Louise Miller watched the changing display on the Dartmouth Street side of the Copley Square main library tonight.

Sophia enjoyed the show: Read more.