Back Bay

By - 7/23/14 - 9:55 am
Sun coming up over Kendall Square in Cambridge

Julio Salado watched the sun come up over Kendall Square this morning:

Unmerited gift to practice Tai Chi Chuan on the Charles River docks to the rhythm of the universe.

By - 7/22/14 - 11:59 pm
Palestinian supporters in front of Trinity Church

Pro Palestinians and pro Israelis, their ranks for the most part separated by police, spent the early evening screaming at each other as they demanded justice from the other side.

The co-protests started on the steps of the BPL in Copley Square, moved over to Trinity Church, then went up Boylston, Charles and Beacon streets to the steps of the State House and then down... Read more

By - 7/16/14 - 9:48 pm
Sunset over the Charles River

Julie C. watched the post-deluge sunset over the Charles this evening.

By - 7/16/14 - 4:34 pm

Boston Fire Department spokesman Steve MacDonald reports:

Called to car parked in front of 88 Beacon St. at 12:38pm with an unattended

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By - 7/12/14 - 7:42 pm
Lost little bear

Bear and owner a few months ago.

Sonja Alves reports:

Long, long shot but my son’s lovey is lost somewhere in Back Bay. Old tan bear with 2011 on the foot.

The bear also has a red bow on.

By - 7/12/14 - 11:33 am
Christian Science Center in Boston

David Parsons photographed one of the lesser known buildings at the Christian Science Center.

Copyright David Parsons. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 7/11/14 - 9:49 am
Boring dancers in Copley Square, Back Bay

A concerned citizen complains about the lack of action outside the BPL in Copley Square:

Trio of would-be hip-hoppers have blocked off a large part of sidewalk in front of BPL and are not even dancing. Most boring show ever.

By - 7/11/14 - 9:15 am
Prudential Center lawn on Boylston Street

The new lawn. Photo by Shawn.

Microsoft, which apparently has more money than it knows what to do with, hired contractors to spend a couple days putting in a lawn on the Boylston Street side of the Pru so that its own workers can spend today giving harried city dwellers the chance to experience suburban life made even better with Microsoft products, just in case they were unaware the Pru has... Read more

By - 7/8/14 - 10:33 am

Mister Jon reports the Prudential Center mall now has a vending machine that sells just pearls.

By - 7/7/14 - 3:38 pm
Back Bay commuter-rail lobby

Tristan was impressed with the fresh paint at Back Bay today:

Looks like Keolis did some enspiffening at #BackBay station! Nice change.

Ed. question: How long will the paint remain white in a station that fills with diesel fumes whenever a commuter-rail train pulls in?

By - 7/3/14 - 10:47 pm
Lightning over Somerville

Boom! Lightning over Somerville. Photo by R.S.Y. Buchanan.

They started the Esplanade fireworks a bit early tonight - just in time for them to end and evacuate the area as a storm plowed across the area, knocking out power in at least part of Waltham and Cambridge and sending skittish dogs and children under beds.

Christopher reports:

Have to give Boston Pops organizers credit on timing. Made it from the

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By - 7/3/14 - 11:20 am
Lined up on the Esplanade

The lawn in front of the Hatch Shell doesn't open until 5 p.m. for tonight's Fourth Third festivities, but Leslee spotted people lining up this morning to get in at the stroke of 5.

Posted under this Creative Commons license and in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 7/2/14 - 4:26 pm

Organizers are moving the Boston Pops concert and fireworks to tomorrow night due to Arthur. The real festivities will take the place of the practice concert, which will not take place at all.

The state plans to keep Storrow Drive open for the morning commute, but to shut it at noon, so if you drive to work on Storrow tomorrow, keep that in mind.... Read more

By - 6/29/14 - 1:14 pm
Coddamn confusing?

A company in Washington state and Shreve, Crump and Low are battering each other with dueling legal claims over fish-shaped pitchers that make gurgling sounds.

GurglePot, which makes GurglePot Pitchers, sued Shreve's last December, accusing the chain of trying to illegally force it out of the gurgling-fish-pitcher market with an invalid trademark on its own line of Gurgling Cods. The suit was transferred... Read more

By - 6/28/14 - 11:18 am
Bouncer at Lolita on Dartmouth Street in Boston

Don't worry, Stevil didn't mess with the bouncer at Lolita on Dartmouth Street in the Back Bay.

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

By - 6/24/14 - 3:08 pm

Arraignment of a Brighton woman on vehicular-homicide charges for the deaths of two pedestrians was postponed today, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says in a statement:

The identity of the vehicle operator is the primary focus investigation into Saturday night’s fatal crash. Because interviews through the past 48 hours have yielded certain conflicting information, police and prosecutors have agreed that the investigation would

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By - 6/23/14 - 5:44 pm

UPDATE update: Not charged, as authorities try to figure out who was really driving.

UPDATE, Tuesday a.m.: Ghuzlan Alghazali will be arraigned this morning in Boston Municipal Court on two counts of motor vehicle homicide, one count of negligent operation of a motor vehicle and one count of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

WCVB reports the... Read more

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