Back Bay

Back Bay

By - 1/6/15 - 8:33 am
Proposed development over the Massachusetts Turnpike in the Back Bay.

Serpentine project planned.

The state has picked a Miami developer for a $330-million mixed-use project atop the turnpike at Mass. Ave. and Boylston Street.

The Peebles Corp. proposed a a 373,000-square-foot development with 85 apartmentsl and 88 condos, a 156-key hotel, 26,000 square feet of retail space, and 138 parking spaces, in an 11-story building.

The plan also calls for a revamp of Hynes station, including new ADA-compliant entrances and replacement of aging electrical equipment.

By - 1/2/15 - 12:14 pm

Mohamed Alfageeh of Allston pleaded guilty today to two counts of motor-vehicle homicide for the deaths of two people from Brookline who were out for a stroll last June, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Suffolk Superior Court Judge Carol Ball sentenced Alfageeh to a total of 18 months in a county jail, followed by three years of probation.

By - 1/1/15 - 7:21 pm

Boston Police report a man tried to rob two pharmacies of Adderall yesterday - he succeeded at one - and tried to carjack a car before leading police on a foot chase that ended with them taking him to the ground when he motioned as if he had a gun.

By - 12/31/14 - 9:41 pm
First Night parade down Boylston Street in Copley Square

A little cold weather didn't deter First Nighters from enjoying the traditional parade down Boylston Street tonight.

Marchers wished watchers a happy new year; some threw glow sticks or applied reflective stickers to the faces of little kids:

Sticker guy in First Night parade

What would a parade be without dragons?

By - 12/31/14 - 7:47 pm
First Night die-in in Copley Square in Boston

About 100 Black Lives Matter protesters held a die-in at 5 p.m. in Copley Square, on the Dartmouth side of the BPL.

The peaceful protest, watched over by a large contingent of Boston Police, did not interrupt First Night activities, including the parade, which started well after the protest concluded.

By - 12/31/14 - 10:08 am
Ice sculpture in Copley Square

Louise Miller took in the ice sculptures in Copley Square this morning.

By - 12/30/14 - 9:08 pm

A concerned citizen worries:

Usually in the wintertime the parks department lowers the water level so that if anyone falls in the ice during skating in the winter it is less deep. It looks pretty close to full.

Ice? What's that?

By - 12/30/14 - 11:22 am

Schedule of events.

T schedules (free after 8 p.m.)

List of street closures.

First Night Against Police Violence die in planned for 5 p.m. in Copley Square.

By - 12/30/14 - 11:12 am

Sgt. Luke Taxter at District D-4 avers:

If you're at Beacon and Arlington and go 25 mph, you'll hit green lights all the way to Mass Ave. Any faster means red light.

By - 12/23/14 - 7:43 am

The Herald reports on an incident around 1:20 a.m. on Sunday at Boylston and Berkeley streets, in which four alleged goons got into an argument with their cab driver at Boylston and Berkeley streets that ended with them pulling him from the cab, beating him and leaving him lying on the ground.

By - 12/21/14 - 2:30 pm
Back Bay in Boston in 1878

A view of the Back Bay in 1878, when the massive landfill project will still in progress and when Mission Hill had a reservoir. That's Mission Church on the right.

From the City of Boston Archives' Landmark Commission collection of Roxbury photos. Used under this Creative Commons license.

By - 12/16/14 - 11:04 am
Swan in the lagoon by the Back Bay Esplanade

JB Parrett walked along the water at the Esplanade Lagoon yesterday.

By - 12/12/14 - 7:35 pm
Flipped car on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Boston

Tom Reiner photographed the car that flipped on the turnpike under Mass. Ave. and Boylston Street around 7 p.m. He reports there didn't seem to be any injuries.

By - 12/12/14 - 11:48 am

Boston Police report they had some help arresting a Mattapan man for breaking and entering at a Back Bay apartment - from the tenant, who police say watched the guy ransack her Comm. Ave. apartment via a camera she had running.

By - 12/10/14 - 4:47 pm
Dark trolley station in Boston

A shame there's no Twitter-controlled Christmas trees at Hynes station, because that might lighten the place up a bit now that the regular lights have failed, as Derrick shows us.

Above ground, meanwhile, traffic lights have gone on strike in the area of South Station.

By - 12/9/14 - 6:44 pm
Haymarket station on the Green Line in the rain

Just add some chlorine and welcome to Haymarket wading pool. Photo by Dave Fox.

Even as the rain supposedly nears the end of its increasingly annoying reign, the waters just keep piling up. From T stations to Rutherford Avenue in Charlestown and Circuit Drive in Franklin Park, which police shut due to flooding to Roslindale Square, which lost power, Bostonians have had enough, enough to slap anybody who might chirpily say "at least it's not snow!" Yeah, that guy.

In Somerville, one motorist had to be rescued from flood waters in Union Square.

By - 12/9/14 - 6:12 pm

A Green Line inspector could be in hot water for an incident on the Green Line this morning in which a door panel on a trolley suddenly fell off the train, a spokesman says:

A Green Line inspector is facing disciplinary action for failing to ensure that the trolley door was secured in the closed position before the train proceeded to Park St. Because of his failure to follow established procedures, a segment of the door dislodged after making contact with a part of the subway infrastructure.

By - 12/7/14 - 12:39 pm
Concert for Change

New England Conservatory students will play in a concert on Saturday to benefit the Friends of Boston’s Homeless and The Women's Lunch Place and the people displaced from programs on Long Island when its bridge was shut in October.

By - 12/6/14 - 6:24 pm
Santa in a Speedo

Arturo Gossage took plenty of photos at the annual SS run through the Back Bay today.

Copyright Arturo Gossage. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

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