Back Bay

By - 7/22/10 - 10:57 am

TKOG reports that when she saw a bunch of smirky teens videoing what appeared to be a struggle between a mother and her mentally ill daughter at the BPL main library in Copley Square, she took action:

By - 7/12/10 - 4:42 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports a two-alarm fire that broke out around 10 a.m. at 665 Boylston St. did roughly $150,000 in damage and sent one firefighter to the hospital with a back injury.

By - 7/9/10 - 11:25 am

The Herald reports today that Geoffrey's, which started out in the Back Bay and South End and then moved to Roslindale, is planning a second outlet, back in the Back Bay. Or as the Herald proclaims:

Geoffrey's Cafe preps for return to Hub

By - 7/5/10 - 8:47 am


Matthew I. watched the Esplanade fireworks.

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

By - 7/1/10 - 6:42 pm

Ladybug's Leaf looked down from a bridge over the Muddy River in the Back Bay Fens yesterday and spotted a pair of fish.

By - 6/28/10 - 5:55 pm

Tower of power

Because the thought that Boston Police have a mobile security tower like the one parked outside Copley Place is kind of depressing. Peter the Gr8 took the photo and looked around for Snake Plissken.

By - 6/27/10 - 12:18 pm

Ghana backers

16WadeSt spotted a pair of Ghana supporters in Harvard Square yesterday. Nathanael Hevelone photographed some happy Ghana fans at Lir on Boylston Street after yesterday's USA/Ghana match.

Happy Ghana fans

Top photo copyright 16Wade St. Bottom photo posted under this Creative Commons license. Both posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 6/27/10 - 10:15 am

Bench man

Ed Hatfield photographed this man in Copley Square.

Copyright Ed Hatfield. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 6/25/10 - 10:48 am

Boston Police tweet an air-conditioning pipe exploded this morning at 33 Exeter St., but that nobody was injured.

By - 6/24/10 - 9:13 pm

TKOG recounts her time spent waiting on Boylston Street this morning for a new iPhone. Apple workers handed out cupcakes to the thronging minions.

Lifecycle of an Apple product.

By - 6/14/10 - 1:50 pm

Boston police have cordoned off the area in front of the BPL facing Copley Square and closed that block of Dartmouth St. because of a suspicious package, which looked to me like a black canvas briefcase leaning against a trash can.

By - 6/13/10 - 10:50 pm

AOL's Patch hyperlocal network is advertising jobs for editors of new sites in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown and the South End, as well as all of Boston, according to postings on the AOL corporate site.

The incursion is a full scale attack on, well, almost nobody, since has yet to set up a single Your Town hyperlocal site in the city it's named for. The South End News does have a longstanding site, unlike the Back Bay Courant, which doesn't get this InterWebs thing.

By - 6/13/10 - 10:40 am

Boston Police report arresting a California man on charges he was selling counterfeit NBA finals tickets.

Edward S. Lopez, 42, of Whittier, CA, was arrested around 8:30 p.m. yesterday at the PF Chang's on Dalton Street in a sting set up with the help of a somebody who realized the $1,400 worth of tickets she had earlier bought from him via a Craigslist ad were fake:

By - 6/12/10 - 8:27 pm

AntiDiluvian was there

So were Tomewatson, Historygradguy, Rudbekia and Shyto.

By - 6/9/10 - 8:42 am

Penny Cherubino reports the stink trees of the Back Bay are in full stench - a couple weeks earlier than last year.

By - 6/7/10 - 9:03 am

Most people, when a fast-moving rain line comes racing right at you, would seek shelter. But where's the challenge in that? Scooterdude (you know, the guy who flies around Copley Square on his sail-equipped scooter) reports he rode that wave: