Back Bay

By - 12/19/13 - 6:45 am

The state shut the eastbound Storrow tunnel this morning due to flooding.

By - 12/18/13 - 1:25 pm

Let's hope he doesn't find the giant shrimp, at least, for the shrimp's sake.

H/t Sarah J. Galvez.

By - 12/14/13 - 4:32 pm
Guy in a Speedo on Boylston Street in Boston

Arturo Gossage watched the annual SSRun through the Back Bay today, including this guy in a football helmet.

But, wait, is that other guy wearing a menurkey on his head?


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By - 12/9/13 - 5:29 pm
Firetrucks at Trinity Church

Fire response to Trinity Church. Photo by Sarah Pakstis.

Firefighters determined the source of smoke inside Trinity Church in Copley Square around 5:15 p.m. was an overheated motor in the ceiling above a first-floor restroom. Power was shut, ending the problem, although traffic around Copley Square remained clogged.

By - 12/5/13 - 6:10 pm

Boston Police are looking for two men and a woman for some expensive shoplifting around 5 p.m. at the Akris Boutique, 16 Newbury St.

All three were in their 50s and spoke with a European, possibly Russian, accent.

One man was 6'2" and wore a long navy-blue pea coat, navy-blue pants and a navy-blue tie. Another man wore glasses and had a mustache. He was... Read more

By - 12/4/13 - 12:18 pm

UPDATE: Licensing Board ordered a four-day suspension: Three for serving the minors, one for owner Joseph Cimino's actions during the police investigation. Cimino can appeal to the state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission.

It was bad enough, police say, that they caught four underage Northeastern students inside Daisy Buchanan's with Bud Lights. Even worse was that owner Joseph Cimino tried to keep them from questioning one... Read more

By - 12/4/13 - 7:33 am
Hawk on the Commonwealth Avenue mall

Stevil spotted this hawk on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall the other day.

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

By - 12/2/13 - 8:42 am
Christmas greyhounds

Ron attended the annual Jingle Bell Walk through the Public Garden and Common yesterday. The walk benefits the Morris Animal Foundation.

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By - 11/27/13 - 8:49 am
Barriers blown down in the wind

Amy B. snapped nature's fury, in the form of blown-over barriers around the menorah erected in Copley Square.

Meanwhile, Elyse Ryan posts the rules to the Boston Umbrella Game:

Walk Boston w/ Umbrella, Rules: Don't let umbrella flip inside out. Boss level: Back Bay side streets.

Instant fail: umbrella flips in front of a line of watching taxis or crossing a busy

... Read more
By - 11/27/13 - 7:40 am

WBUR reports on the record-setting price for the Puritan-produced book.

By - 11/22/13 - 9:01 am
Giant Christmas ornament on Boylston Street

A displeased citizen turns into an anti-Angus Young when it comes to big balls on Boylston Street:

Christmas ornaments left on the side of the road blocking traffic on the sidewalk and causing cars to slow down and look.

... Read more
By - 11/18/13 - 7:42 am
Jumping in Copley Square

Photographynatalia watched a street performer outside the BPL in Copley Square the other night.

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

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