Back Bay

By - 12/14/09 - 10:40 pm

John Keith reports a bill by state Reps. Marty Walz, D-Back Bay, and Byron Rushing, D-Roxbury/South End, would effectively block all new development in parts of downtown, the North End and the Back Bay.

H.R. 853 goes before the Joint Committee on the Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture for a hearing tomorrow (Dec. 15), at 11 a.m. in State House Room A2.

By - 12/14/09 - 5:55 pm

This afternoon at 279 Mass Ave., Boston Police tweet.

By - 12/14/09 - 9:14 am

Sam Baltrusis dishes on a film program at the BPL main branch that features movies shot in Boston, from "Captains Courageous" to "Next Stop Wonderland" to "Pink Panther 2." Starts Jan. 4.

By - 12/13/09 - 1:54 pm

Outbound at Copley, Boston Fireman tweets, although Liv Hauck tweets inbound service is disrupted, too - shuttle buses from Kenmore to downtown. No injuries reported, at least. Traffic is a mess. Firefighters had to put out a small track fire caused by the derailment.

By - 12/12/09 - 3:00 pm


Paul Keleher watched the annual Santas in Speedos run around the Back Bay today.

Copyright Paul Keleher. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

Another photo.
Leaders of the Santa pack.
Santa and his reindeer.

By - 12/10/09 - 1:02 pm

Boston Police report arresting two men early Tuesday on smash-and-grab charges.

According to police, around 2:40 a.m., a beat cop watched two guys walk up to the window at the Armani shop at 22 Newbury St., look in, saunter into the Public Garden, then return and strike the window with a brick wrapped in a sock.

By - 12/9/09 - 10:33 am

Boston Police tweet the Sovereign Bank branch at 61 Arlington St. was held up this morning, by somebody who managed to run away.

By - 12/6/09 - 2:16 pm

Photoessay on Richard Coit, a.k.a. Scooterdude, the guy you can see on windy days sailing around the square with a scooter and plastic sail - who reports he lost 20 pounds when he first took up his hobby.

By - 12/4/09 - 4:15 pm

Riggsm tweets shortly after 4 p.m. No immediate word on the bicyclist's condition, but traffic is a mess, he says.

By - 12/3/09 - 11:43 am

Penny Cherubino photographs joggers and dog walkers dressed for, um, late spring. Naturally, snow is forecast for Saturday night.

By - 11/30/09 - 10:06 am

Boston Police tweet the TD Bank branch at 579 Boylston St. was held up this morning by a white male who passed a note indicating his desire for an immediate withdrawal of money that was not his.

By - 11/27/09 - 11:03 pm

Photo of the car after the accident after 10 p.m. today. Boston Police tweet injuries were involved, but that they were not likely fatal.

Photo via BostonTweet.

By - 11/26/09 - 11:54 pm

Matthew I. reports he happened to have his camera with him on the way to Starbucks this morning when he spotted this man on Mass. Ave. in the Back Bay:

Gave this guy a couple bucks. Took his photo from across the street on the way back.

Copyright Matthew I. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 11/24/09 - 10:27 am

Our roving reporter notes a Teamster picket outside the Starbucks at 755 Boylston St. this morning. He says the issue is not the taste of the coffee but "SB's supplier DPI has fired employees for trying to organize a union. DPI supplies SB with everything except the coffee beans."

By - 11/22/09 - 5:17 pm

Acidgalore likes looking at Back Bay condo ads:

... I like looking at how them rich people decorate their houses. Oh, yes, decorating style. It's really amusing looking at photos of $2mil dollar Back Bay condos looking like they have been decorated by my grandmother: floral patterns everywhere; curtains, rugs, sofas, wallpaper. Yes, bloody wallpaper. Knick knacks all over the place, stuffy, decaying. One would think money would afford you better taste; guess not. Or hiring a decorator. What? You did hire a decorator? Nevermind. [Sucker] ...

By - 11/20/09 - 12:22 pm

Boston Police report a senior citizen who'd just taken money out of a Bank of America ATM at 221 Mass. Ave. had some guy walk up behind him and grab his cash.

Adam Sawallich, 24, of Boston, was arrested yesterday on Washington Street on a charge of unarmed robbery on a person over 65. He was picked up with a friend who matched the description of another man the victim saw running away, but who was not charged yesterday.

Innocent, etc.

By - 11/19/09 - 8:42 pm

Boston Police report a guy who made off with a salad from the salad bar at the Pru Shaw's yesterday tried to hold a woman up on Huntington Avenue even as he was stuffing the salad into this mouth.

A security guard who was trailing Hector Tetzaguic, 38, of Dorchester, grabbed him and held him until police arrived, BPD says. He was charged with shoplifting and attempted larceny from a person.

Innocent, etc.

By - 11/18/09 - 7:37 pm

Yes, Thanksgiving comes first, but a major award cannot wait.

By - 11/16/09 - 12:06 pm

The Food Monkey considers those ads now gracing some stations (such as Government Center and Back Bay) with the chef sneering at the Pepsi drinkers of the world:

... It seems that Chef Colicchio suggests pairing your diet coke with something that appears a burger/seafood paella hybrid, with a pile of polenta covered in ketchup as a side. I am most glad to see this, as up until this time, I had believed myself to be alone in my Diet Coke and paella burger dining practices. ...

Speaking of T ads, what's up with the schizophrenia at South Station, which can't decide if it should promote Macs or Windows?