Back Bay

By - 1/28/15 - 10:42 am

Nick Barber created this 40-hour time-lapse video out of 5,000 images, snapped once every 30 seconds on a GoPro camera mounted on a Back Bay roof. The round things are upturned chairs to which a whiteboard with the measurements was zip-tied.

By - 1/27/15 - 11:00 am
Snowmobile in the Back Bay

Paula Tennyson looked out her window last night to see a snowmobile zipping around at Comm. Ave. and Mass. Ave.

By - 1/25/15 - 2:46 pm

Some Bostonians are fighting to keep the 2024 Summer Olympics out of their city due.

By - 1/23/15 - 11:00 am
Proposed Olympic beach volleyball stadium on Boston Common.

That's Charles Street on the left. See it larger.

Plans released by Boston 2024 show most of the Common and a significant portion of the Public Garden - including the Make Way for Ducklings statues - off limits to the public during the Olympics. Construction of a 16,000-seat beach-volleyball stadium and related structures, meanwhile, would shut the ball fields and other parts of the Common for months before the games.

By - 1/23/15 - 9:37 am
Central Square crush on the MBTA Red Line

Bill Palin shows us the scene at Central Square around 9:30 a.m., as passengers wonder if they'll ever get to their destinations due to a train that went to its final destination at Harvard Square.

Coupled with a dead trolley on the Green Line, the Orange Line problems and inexplicably overpacked Blue Line trains, it was a rare superfecta on the T this morning.

By - 1/23/15 - 5:27 am

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In think teach transform Molly Richard writes:

"The debate around Boston hosting the Olympics has many asking, “What makes a world-class city?”

By - 1/22/15 - 10:07 pm
Charles River sunset

JB Parrett watched the sun go down from the Esplanade tonight.

By - 1/19/15 - 6:07 pm
Marchers on Arlington Street

Hundreds of people peacefully marched around the Common and Public Garden this afternoon before marching up Beacon Street for a protest in front of the State House.

Some photos:

By - 1/17/15 - 6:27 pm
Closed Trader Joe's on Boylston Street in the Back Bay, due to fire

Titanium Cranium noticed this sign in the window of the Boylston Street Trader Joe's about a small fire yesterday.

By - 1/16/15 - 9:03 am
Wacky car on Marlborough Street

We haven't gotten that much snow this year, but somebody in the Back Bay didn't let that stop them this morning, as Nicky Enriquez shows us.

By - 1/14/15 - 9:59 pm
Dalton Street builidng in the Christian Science center

Architect's rendering.

WBUR reports on this evening's formal groundbreaking for a 61-story, triangular tower that will feature the city's second Four Seasons Hotel and luxury condos on Dalton Street at the Christian Science Center.

By - 1/14/15 - 5:41 pm

Police report that thanks to a tip from an informant, officers had the Citizens Bank branch at Boylston and Dartmouth streets staked out yesterday afternoon when Miguel Morales of Dorchester showed up with apparent criminal intent.

By - 1/13/15 - 11:36 pm
Woman wanted by Boston Police

Boston Police have released photos of a woman they say might have something to do with the wave of wallet grabs in Newbury Street and Boylston Street restaurants over the past year - in particular, Stephanie's on Newbury and Joe's American Grill.

She's described as white, 30 to 40, 5'6" or 5'7" with a heavy build and long, brown hair.

By - 1/13/15 - 12:36 pm

UPDATE: Photos released of woman who might have used some of the credit cards in the stolen wallets.

Boston Police think they're closing in on a woman they say has been lifting wallets out of purses in Newbury Street and Boylston Street restaurants for the past year.

Det. Daniel MacDonald told the Boston Licensing Board said the woman goes into a restaurant at lunchtime, looks around for pocketbooks left on tables or slung on the backs of chairs, then quickly lifts a wallet and flees.

By - 1/13/15 - 12:06 pm

A woman swearing like a sailor, the man who insulted her and the glass of wine she threw in response earned Papa Razzi, 157 Newbury St., a formal hearing before the Boston Licensing Board today.

According to both police and the restaurant manager who tried to quell the commotion around 9:10 p.m. on Dec. 3, a woman was loudly swearing about something around 9 p.m.

By - 1/13/15 - 7:50 am
Mess on Storrow Drive in Boston

Storrow Drive around 7:25 a.m. Photo by Scott Lovejoy.

At least a couple crashes turned Storrow Drive into a parking lot this morning, with one major crash at the BU Bridge shutting Storrow westbound altogether.

Photo of the crash.

By - 1/12/15 - 3:13 pm

UPDATE: The Suffolk County District Attorney's office requested $10,000 bail for each. Boston Municipal Court Judge Judge Catherine K. Byrne released them on personal recognizance.

Boston Police report arresting three men on charges they knocked a woman down on Beacon Street early Saturday and made off with the purse they wrenched from her arm.

By - 1/9/15 - 11:13 am

The French Cultural Center, 53 Marlborough St., will hold an informal memorial from noon to 1:30 p.m.

This peaceful gathering is intended to celebrate the works of Charlie Hebdo journalists and cartoonists and honor the victims of Wednesday's shootings. We will provide coffee and a place to feel united in diversity.

By - 1/9/15 - 12:04 am
Man wanted for indecent assault and battery

Boston Police report a woman walking down Huntington Avenue by W. Newton Street was "approached from behind by a male and indecently assaulted." The man then ran toward the Southwest Corridor Park.

He's described as black, with bulging eyes, 25-30 and about 6' with a medium build.

If he looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-343-4400 or the anonymous tip line by calling 800-494-TIPS or texting TIP to CRIME (27463).

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