Back Bay

By - 11/16/16 - 4:46 pm
Giant turkey in Copley Square

Christina couldn't help but notice this really tall turkey in Copley Square this afternoon:

It was the weirdest scene. Literally rehearsing a scene with a kid and a skateboard and sad turkey...

By - 11/15/16 - 9:27 am

State Police report a marked State Police cruiser at Commonwealth Avenue and Berkeley Street around 2:50 a.m.

The crash also caused two other vehicles to be struck, one of them parked, before the taxi fled the scene. The crash also caused damage to a light pole and fence.

There were no injuries, State Police say.

By - 11/15/16 - 9:08 am

The MBTA is reporting the dreaded "severe" delays inbound between Hynes and Park Street on the Green Line due to a signal snafu at Copley. Outbound delays are merely "moderate."

David reports it took him 70 minutes to get from Washington Square in Brookline to Government Center.

By - 11/12/16 - 3:08 pm
Hawk outside somebody's door in the Back Bay

Casie Gillette stopped to look at the hawk outside somebody's front door on Commonwealth Avenue in the Back Bay today.

By - 11/10/16 - 12:46 pm

Beth Treffeisen reports that Northeastern is looking to lease roughly 80,000 square feet of space in the Christian Science publishing complex off Mass. Ave. for office and storage space.

By - 11/9/16 - 9:45 am
Illiterate truck driver on Storrow Drive

Kara Sassone found yet another truck driver astute enough to not plow into a bridge after ignoring the CARS ONLY sign on Storrow Drive this morning.

By - 11/7/16 - 6:14 pm
Lucy Stone statue on Commonwealth Avenue in the Back Bay

The statue of suffragist Lucy Stone (the first woman in Massachusetts to earn a college degree) on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall was freshly bedecked with flowers yesterday, as Leslee captured.

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

By - 11/3/16 - 11:37 am

A federal judge has approved a lawsuit settlement in which Commonwealth Academy in Springfield will change its name to Springfield Commonwealth Academy and the Commonwealth School in the Back Bay will pay the academy $25,000 to cover the costs of the name change. Read more.

By - 11/2/16 - 10:04 am

Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing (HBO Documentary Films)

HBO's documentary on the Boston Marathon bombings (done with the Globe) premieres on Nov. 21.

By - 10/31/16 - 12:24 pm
Crash at Commonwealth Avenue and Dartmouth Street

Penny Cherubino happened on this scene at Commonwealth Avenue and Dartmouth Street around 11:45 a.m., reports that ten cars were hit - or damaged in a chain reaction among parked vehicles. Read more.

By - 10/29/16 - 5:48 pm
Hawk in the Back Bay

Paula Tennyson shares what she saw on her roof deck at Mass. Ave. and Comm. Ave. this afternoon.

By - 10/29/16 - 11:41 am

Dana Jay Bein shows us the conflagration on Storrow Drive around 10:40 a.m. He says the occupants seemed to get out OK.

By - 10/27/16 - 8:05 pm

WGBH reports yesterday's Back Bay smoketastrophe has gotten legislators to thinking about taxes.

WFXT, meanwhile, reports the reason the driver couldn't open the doors all at once was because the train was not fully in the station - and that the T is sending him to reeducation because he should have gotten on the PA and told riders he was going to have to open each door individually.

By - 10/26/16 - 5:01 pm

Passengers on an outbound Orange Line train busted out windows when the train filled with smoke and the doors wouldn't open shortly before 5 p.m.

WBZ reports three people were taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation.

The train driver reported a "pop" and some sparks as his train entered the station; possibly due to a motor sparking and setting trash on the tracks on fire. Read more.

By - 10/26/16 - 9:06 am

The Globe reports developers are eying air rights over the Massachusetts Turnpike in the area of Mass. Ave. and Boylston Street for new residential towers. Read more.

By - 10/21/16 - 10:44 am

The Boston Architectural College Library shows us the changes.

By - 10/21/16 - 9:03 am

The Boston Sun reports the Back Bay Architectural Commission rejected dormers proposed for 197 Commonwealth Ave. after a neighbor complained their location would let people stare at her as she sat on her toilet.

The commission, which has a say in all building exterior work in the Back Bay historic district, however, did approve a company's plan for wireless-Internet antennas on 19 light poles in the neighborhood, after determining it did not have standards for historic wireless antennas in the neighborhood.

By - 10/20/16 - 12:50 pm
Wanted in Cambridge

Cambridge and MIT Police are looking for two guys they say are responsible for a number of car thefts and break-ins in Cambridge, Boston and Somerville. Read more.