Back Bay

By - 9/7/14 - 9:19 pm

Around 9:15 p.m. a man jumped in front of an outbound Orange Line train as it entered Back Bay station.

The T shut power in both directions so that firefighters could extricate the man, who remained alert and conscious (photo from the platform). About 22 minutes later, firefighters got him onto the platform for treatment by EMTs and transportation to a local hospital.

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By - 9/7/14 - 12:04 am
Boston's Prudential Center honors Malcolm Rogers of the MFA

The Prudential was lit up Saturday to honor retiring Museum of Fine Arts Director Malcolm Rogers for his 20 years in the post.

By - 9/5/14 - 10:16 pm

The owner of Vlora, 545 Boylston St., wants to sell the business - and its liquor license - to somebody who wants to re-open the place as Yamato II, serving Japanese food.

The transaction needs the approval of the Boston Licensing Board, which will hear from proposed Yamato II manager Ming Jiang at a hearing on Wednesday morning in its eighth-floor hearing room in City... Read more

By - 9/3/14 - 4:50 pm

The state Department of Transportation and the MBTA said today they're soliciting bids for development above state land at Boylston Street and Massachusetts Avenue - and say the project is key to making the existing Hynes Green Line station handicap accessible.

Parcel 13 represents approximately 54,500 square feet of air rights over the Massachusetts Turnpike and portions of the MBTA Green Line tunnel across the

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By - 9/2/14 - 2:55 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports the church, caught between the sale of its Back Bay headquarters and the continued decay of its planned headquarters in the South End, is setting up temporary digs in Quincy Center.

By - 9/1/14 - 10:33 am
Stuck truck on Storrow Drive in Boston

A truck driver with cat-like reflexes managed to avoid a full storrowing around 10:30 a.m. Michael Cotrone was on hand to record the scene and, who knows, sell commemorative copies to the driver.

By - 8/30/14 - 1:48 pm

WBZ reports a worker on the ground was injured today when some window-washing scaffolding fell from about 15 feet up.

By - 8/29/14 - 1:52 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports on the apparent end of the Boylston Street Mexican place.

By - 8/28/14 - 5:12 pm

At 5:05 p.m., Beaz reported signal problems meant a 45-minute trip from Ruggles to State Street.

By - 8/27/14 - 10:08 am

Lin Dolin and Lauren report seeing signs on Rte. 2 and on ramps heading to 93 and Storrow warning drivers of rental trucks to stay off Storrow Drive.

By - 8/26/14 - 3:49 pm

Roxbury, MA – It is election season for Massachusetts residents! There are so many important issues that need to be addressed. Whether it be violence in the community, education, the economy, or green energy, everyone needs to be heard. For the first time, the Young Professionals Network of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts (YPNULEM) is hosting a series entitled “Candid Conversations”. During this series,... Read more

By - 8/24/14 - 10:54 pm
Water fowl makes a landing in the Charles at sunset off the Esplanade

JB Parrett watched a goose come in for a landing at sunset in the Charles River off the Esplanade tonight.

Brian MacLean, meanwhile, watched the sun go down over Scituate Light yesterday:

Copyright JB Parrett and Brian MacLean, respectively. The second photo also posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 8/24/14 - 12:35 pm
Artist at work in the Back Bay

Stevil watched an artist painting the scene on Commonwealth Avenue in the Back Bay the other day.

In Fields Corner, a woman looked at some of the life-size self portraits on Dorchester Avenue, part of Dot Art's annual "Portraits, People and Places" exhibit.

Art on Dorchester Avenue in Fields Corner

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By - 8/21/14 - 9:38 pm
Swan Lake on Swan Boats

JB Parrett was among those who watched Boston Ballet's Swan Lake on Swan Boats in the Public Garden this afternoon.

By - 8/18/14 - 8:01 pm

Boston Magazine trumpets a free performance this Thursday on the Lagoon.

By - 8/18/14 - 8:57 am

Updated with arraignment info.

Mohamed Alfageeh of Allston faces arraignment today on two counts of motor-vehicle homicide for the deaths of two pedestrians in the Back Bay in June.

A Suffolk County grand jury indicted him last week, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Bail was set at $10,000 at his arraignment in Suffolk Superior Court today, the DA's office says:... Read more

By - 8/17/14 - 3:40 pm

Around 3:35 p.m., Devin Cole spotted three Hubway riders going against traffic inbound on Storrow Drive, near the River Street Bridge.

By - 8/16/14 - 11:01 am

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly reports on the content of messages to and from Post editors over the photo of those two local high-school kids fingered as Marathon-bombing suspects on the paper's front page who turned out to have nothing at all to do with the bombing.

By - 8/14/14 - 10:28 pm
Ruined truck on Storrow Drive

Penske must love Storrow Drive. Photo by Matt DeCastro. See it larger.

A truck driver got an introduction to the immutable nature of Storrow Drive bridges and overpasses tonight at Fiedler Footbridge eastbound and now there's debris everywhere, a truck with a newly storrowed roof peeled back like a can of sardines and a driver who probably wishes he were someplace else.

By - 8/12/14 - 3:59 pm
Saying good bye to Robin Williams in the Public Garden

All day, people slowly approached the Public Garden bench made famous in "Good Will Hunting" to remember Robin Williams.

Most quietly stood there, lost in their thoughts.

Good Will Hunting bench
Couple lost in thought

But a steady stream of people left... Read more

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