Back Bay

By - 5/7/10 - 6:09 pm

Boston Police report charging Albert Morissette, 38, with a series of break-ins dating back to November, including:

Ralph Lauren Polo Store, Tossanna Day Spa and the Soodee Shop on Newbury Street; the Indian Restaurant, Shawmut Avenue, Canestaros restaurant on Peterborough Street, Symphony Sushi and Our House East on Gainsborough, a Subway on Tremont Street and a Souper Salad on Brookline Avenue.

By - 5/6/10 - 2:11 pm

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation yesterday approved a $3.3-million contract to design elevators and other improvements to Symphony on the Green Line and Wollaston on the Red Line to make them more accessible to the disabled.

By - 5/5/10 - 8:29 am

Lawrence Harmon takes a look at the Southwest Corridor Park, which opened 20 years ago today.

By - 5/4/10 - 5:03 pm


City Hall grows tired of whining about library cuts and demonstrates its resolve in Copley Square today.

Or maybe some Marines were showing off their weapons as part of Marine Week.

By - 5/3/10 - 9:04 pm

UPDATE: Son gets final farewell as alleged killer arraigned.

Boston Police report the identity of a man stabbed to death in front of the Boylston Street Walgreens early on May 1: Beau James Youngs. Police note Youngs, 22, was homeless, "currently staying in the Boston area and previously from Maryland."

By - 5/3/10 - 10:57 am

Marine chopper: 16WadeSt. watched one of the choppers landing on the Common.Marine chopper: 16WadeSt. watched one of the choppers landing on the Common.

Although given events of recent days, would you really be surprised if it were? Those helicopters landing on the Common are to celebrate Marine Week. Schedule of events.

Hat tip to Jonna Rae for the schedule. Photo copyright 16WadeSt and posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 5/1/10 - 10:37 am

Boston Police report a man stabbed outside the Walgreens at 841 Boylston Street near midnight died two hours later at Boston Medical Center.

The man, whose name was not released, is Boston's 18th murder victim this year.

By - 5/1/10 - 10:29 am

Destroyed car

Seth Butler took and forwarded this photo of a "totally destroyed 'vette around 1 a.m. today. Happened at Comm. Ave. and Exeter. No word on the condition of the driver.

By - 4/23/10 - 8:25 am

Ed Cherubino has the details on the start of Jazz Week.

By - 4/22/10 - 5:12 pm


MBTA Inspector Tariq Muhammad exercised great restraint when an out-of-control white guy began cursing him out and then took a swing at him at a T stop on April 1.

Muhammad did two tours with the Army in Iraq - where he served as an MP. And he's kept up with his martial arts training. But in an interview today, he said that when the man, identified as Daniel Jourdet, 52, of Lynn, punched him at the inbound Copley platform on the Green Line, he decided he'd only make things worse if he responded in kind.

By - 4/21/10 - 8:06 pm

JourdetDaniel Jourdet, 52, of Lynn will be arraigned tomorrow on charges he's the guy captured on video yelling racial epithets at an MBTA worker before smashing him in the head on April 1 at the Copley Square stop on the Green Line.

By - 4/21/10 - 10:06 am

It has ceased to be, Boston Restaurant Talk reports.

The closing comes eight months after a man was stomped to death in a fight outside the bar.

By - 4/20/10 - 1:32 pm

A small evening gathering at the Fairmont Copley Plaza on Feb. 25 created gridlock on surrounding streets and earned the hotel a stern rebuke from the Boston Licensing Board when members heard a hotel manager pooh-poohed a request from a police sergeant to do something about the mess:

By - 4/18/10 - 1:50 pm

Back on October 28, LC tweeted:

homeless man jumped trnstyl #Copley inbound #greenline 520pm, called MBTA CSR racial epithets, wacko had dot accent, mentally ill

Sarah Hopp, meanwhile, tweets:

Pretty sure the racist MBTA attacker is a schizophrenic vet-I've run into him before & he seems mentally ill; needs hospital.

Video of the April 1 attack on a T worker at Copley:

By - 4/17/10 - 2:06 pm

Channel 4 reports T police are looking for the white guy who repeatedly called a worker at Copley station a "nigger" before smashing him in the head on April 1, now that the video has gone public and the worker does want to press charges.

By - 4/16/10 - 8:55 pm

UPDATE: Police now want to find the guy.

The Herald reports on an April 1 incident at Copley station on the Green Line (video possibly NSFW due to language):

By - 4/15/10 - 10:15 am

Penny Cherubino photographed a woman walking her pig on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall in the Back Bay yesterday.

And then there's this video of three coyotes cavorting behind somebody's house on Weld Street in Roslindale (taken by a woman who obviously was keeping her toddler securely indoors):

By - 4/14/10 - 8:01 am

Bettina Norton worries nobody is standing up for the research and collections departments at the BPL in Copley Square; musical scholars are already having problems gaining access to material in the library's large Brown Collection, she writes.

By - 4/12/10 - 10:10 pm

Pop.Bop.Shop Girl reports she is now very fondue of the Melting Pot on Arlington Street:

... Our waitress prepared all the ingredients for our cheese sauce right before our eyes at the table - cheese, beer and a few spices. Then she placed three small bowls on the table with cubes of bread, green apple slices and bite size vegetable pieces for dipping. She had barely turned to walk away before we each had a piece of bread swimming in the hot lava of cheesy goodness. ...