Back Bay

By - 1/30/16 - 10:31 pm
January crocus in Boston's Back Bay

Penny Cherubino reports both snowdrops and daffodils were coming up in a front yard on Commonwealth Avenue in the Back Bay today.

By - 1/27/16 - 11:53 pm

A Weymouth man who worked in the IT department at John Hancock Financial Services was arraigned today on charges he used his access to a storage room to steal more than $100,000 worth of laptops over several months, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 1/27/16 - 9:32 pm

Old South Church reports a man was found dead on a step on the Dartmouth Street side of the church this morning:

Rev. John Edgerton remained with the body to keep vigil as the ambulance was called, throughout the time the police and medical examiner were present, and until the body was removed.

We learned that his name was Michael and that he was 57 years of age.

Old South Church is working with Ecclesia Ministries - common cathedral on an outdoor memorial service at the site.

By - 1/27/16 - 9:50 am
Graffitti on the front of the BPL in Copley Square

Zik is among the many outraged to see graffiti scrawled all along the Dartmouth Street side of the Copley Square library this morning.

By - 1/26/16 - 2:33 pm

Boston Police report arresting an Orlando man they say reacted to being told he couldn't leave the Taj Hotel with a drink by smashing his glass in the lobby, then going outside and firing a round from the gun he was, of course, packing. Read more.

By - 1/24/16 - 8:51 am
Snow-covered statue on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall in the Back Bay

Steve555B walked along the Commonwealth Avenue Mall last night.

Copyright Steve555B. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 1/23/16 - 5:31 pm
Snow falling on the Public Garden bridge

Rachel took a walk through the Public Garden late this afternoon.

Around the same time, Michael Ratty on the other side of Charles Street, walking through the Common: Read more.

By - 1/18/16 - 10:41 am
Snowy George Washington statue in Boston's Public Garden

Nick Cosky went for a walk around the Public Garden this morning. He also captured a snowy scene near the Custom House.

By - 1/17/16 - 1:20 pm
Bad truck on Newbury Street

Adam Castiglioni reports Newbury Street was shut to traffic between Hereford and Mass. Ave. at noontime, apparently to let crews clean up whatever this truck dumped or leaked on the road.

By - 1/15/16 - 8:59 pm
By - 1/15/16 - 7:24 am
Guy on a paddleboard on the Charles River in winter

Nick Cosky reports:

I froze just watching this guy on the Charles last night. Anyone know him?

By - 1/8/16 - 10:54 pm
Boston Public Garden lagoon after sunset

Nick Cosky walked around the lagoon in the Public Garden this evening.

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.