Back Bay

By - 5/13/14 - 9:49 pm
Feeding the ducks in the Public Garden

A concerned citizen complains:

I don't want to be a wet blanket, but every evening when I walk through the Public Garden between 5 and 6, I see this gentleman feeding the geese and ducks, in spite of the fact that such feeding is not allowed - I would normally let it go, but he feeds them practically every night, and he feeds them

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By - 5/13/14 - 8:27 am

The Tech reports the ban applies even to frats in Cambridge as the Interfraternity Council tries to get Boston to lift what is essentially a ban on all parties at MIT dorms on account of that student falling four stories through a skylight at an illegal roof-deck party. The council kinda needs to try to get the ban lifted by September, when the... Read more

By - 5/12/14 - 6:43 am
Little duckling in the Public Garden

Stevil took in the Make Way for Ducklings parade in the Public Garden yesterday.

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

By - 5/10/14 - 5:17 pm

No doubt this scrawl on a traffic-control box on Boylston Street at Arlington Street makes sense to somebody.

By - 5/10/14 - 8:31 am

Head over to ArchBoston for a discussion about an entrance to what used to be the Mass. Ave. trolley stop that workers uncovered the other day - then promptly filled right back in. With some photos of when the station was a trolley hub (more photos).... Read more

By - 5/9/14 - 1:22 pm

Craig Fitzgerald revisits May 9, 1989, when a postal worker at the South Boston postal annex murdered his ex-wife with an AK-47, then commandeered a Cessna at Beverly Airport and headed for Boston, which he buzzed for nearly three hours as he took shots at the Pru, Newbury Street and Kenmore Square.

By - 5/9/14 - 7:59 am
Tulip on Commonwealth Avenue in the Back Bay

Leslee spotted a tulip on Commonwealth Avenue near Fairfield that wasn't going to let the construction debris dumped on top of it stop it from blooming.

Posted under this Creative Commons license and in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 5/7/14 - 3:43 pm

Boston Municipal Court Judge Thomas Horgan ruled today that Kevin "Kayvon" Edson is competent enough to assist in his own trial, following a mental-health evaluation at Bridgewater State Hospitals, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Edson is charged with disturbing the peace, disorderly conduct, disturbing a public assembly, possession or use of a hoax device and making a false bomb threat for an incident... Read more

By - 5/7/14 - 3:28 pm

City councilors began work today on a zoning change that would allow art galleries to open in areas such as Newbury Street, where, technically, they are currently prohibited.

City Councilor Josh Zakim (Back Bay) said he was amazed to learn recently that ISD rejected a request by Pucker Gallery, 171 Newbury St., to move to 240 Newbury St. because of the prohibition.

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By - 5/3/14 - 7:28 pm
Victorian picnic in the Public Garden

Stevil reports the Public Garden was full of unusual sights today, including the Victorian picnic above, acrobats and a Hindu wedding.

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By - 5/2/14 - 8:01 pm

JB Parrett took another walk along the Charles this evening.

By - 5/1/14 - 12:06 pm
Charles River on a rainy day

JB Parrett looked down the Charles on a rainy May Day.

By - 5/1/14 - 8:26 am

The Boston Business Journal reports rents in Boston's tonier sections are falling as new luxo-apartments come onto the market.

By - 4/29/14 - 1:44 pm

The Newbury Street bar will shut this fall, the Herald reports.

Landlord Joseph Cimino was forced to sell after running into financial problems renovating a neighboring building.

By - 4/29/14 - 10:34 am
No more Swan Boats after the zombies arrive

Joystick Chik has written a zombie walking tour of Boston to go with The Last of Us, a 2013 video game about two people fighting their way though a post-apocalyptic landscape, including Boston.

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By - 4/29/14 - 8:13 am
An Oz wedding procession

Redsox223 came across an unusual wedding procession at Trinity Church on Sunday. And then they all went off in search of the wizard.

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By - 4/27/14 - 9:28 pm
Ride on the Esplanade

Jared Wickerham spent some time on the Esplanade at sunset today.

By - 4/27/14 - 1:22 pm
Closed Chacarero

Amy B. was hoping for a Chilean sandwich today, so was perturbed to see the Prudential Chacarero behind a barrier:

Please tell me the Chacarero at the Pru is just being renovated!

KneeAnalogue, though, brings bad news:

I got a sandwich on Wednesday and they told me Friday was going to be the last day.

Mister Jon adds:

I've spoken with

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By - 4/27/14 - 12:03 pm
Google auto-complete for East Boston and Back Bay

Matt Karolian got curious what results he'd get from Google auto-complete by typing in the same basic search for various Boston-area neighborhoods and communities.

By - 4/23/14 - 9:42 am

WBUR reports the owner of 298 Beacon St. is suing the welders who allegedly started the fire that killed two Boston firefighters and the owner of 296 Beacon, where they were working.

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