Back Bay

By - 10/3/17 - 5:47 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Braintree man after a car crash in Roxbury but say he is a suspect in a shooting outside the Copley Square Hotel on Huntington Avenue in Copley Square. Read more.

By - 10/2/17 - 6:25 pm
Bradlees truck in Copley Square

J. Patience was kind of amazed to see this truck puttering around Copley Square today. Sure, the red is a bit faded, but still.

By - 10/2/17 - 9:00 am

The Globe reports that Old South Church wants the developer of the proposed tower at Back Bay station to pay the money as recompense for the potential damage shadows would cause the church by reducing the amount of sunlight that now dries out moisture on the building.

By - 10/1/17 - 12:26 pm
Sign wants people to stop dropping their dog poop on Marlborough Street

SafeResponsibleMover shows us a sign taped to a tree on Marlborough Street in the Back Bay. Yesterday, somebody filed a complaint (complete with photo) about somebody who keeps dropping his or her pet's rear-end extrusions next to one particular tree on Dartmouth Street in the South End.

By - 9/28/17 - 8:55 am
Big dog in Mini Cooper

Sandy Johnston spotted this Mini Cooper with a big dog in the Back Bay this morning.

By - 9/23/17 - 11:52 pm

Matthew Ireland walked through the soupy fog tonight.

By - 9/21/17 - 8:35 pm
Sunset over Boston

Rob Littlefield was among the many people enjoying this evening's sunset. Read more.

By - 9/20/17 - 1:42 pm

The Board of Appeal yesterday approved a Thai ice-cream place proposed for 217 Newbury St., between Exeter and Fairfield. Read more.

By - 9/20/17 - 11:41 am

The Globe reports the Prudential Center is no longer being patrolled by the vibrator robot it brought in this past May.

By - 9/19/17 - 4:13 pm
Storrowed rental truck on Storrow Drive

Rick came across a freshly storrowed box truck being towed off Storrow Drive this afternoon after having an intimate moment with a footbridge.

By - 9/17/17 - 12:43 pm
Foggy Chestnut Hill Reservoir

Daniel Glasser went for a morning walk around the Chestnut Hill Reservoir.

Damaskin did the same thing, but in the Public Garden: Read more.

By - 9/15/17 - 11:44 am
New Back Bay restrooms

The MBTA is showing off the revamped restrooms at Back Bay station, which opened this week.

By - 9/13/17 - 8:47 pm

The Herald reports the death of Jennifer Maiola, managing editor of the Boston Guardian, from breast cancer. Read more.

By - 9/13/17 - 8:14 am

The MBTA reports "minor" delays on the Green Line inbound due to a trolley that met its maker at Boylston.

By - 9/11/17 - 4:07 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Back Bay Harry's is going to close and turn into something called Citrus & Salt, which apparently will be a Mexican version of Buttermilk & Bourbon, which, of course, is a Southern version of Emack & Bolio, which is the ice-cream version of Myers + Chang, which is the Chinese version of Smith & Wollensky, which is the steak version of Crimson and Clover, which was Tommy James and the Shondells's big hit in 1968.

By - 9/10/17 - 12:44 pm

The bridge which is measured in smoots

European Bunny is a math teacher from England, who is here with a math-teacher friend from China. She reports her friend plans to use smoots in a homework assignment now, based in part on the video above.

By - 9/8/17 - 11:33 am
Destroyed Boston Coliseum

Post-Gale coliseum.

Today, the folks at the Boston City Archives remind us, is the anniversary of the Boston landfall of the Gale of 1869, a small but powerful hurricane that did major damage to the new Boston Coliseum - built for a "peace jubilee" where Trinity Church and the Fairmont Copley Plaza sit now.

Linda Horton writes about the Gale: Read more.

By - 9/4/17 - 11:43 pm

Well, what do you know? There were several close calls, but no actual storrowings this weekend on either river road, at least as far as we could tell. One of the close calls came late tonight, when the driver of a Stop & Shop 18-wheeler, who you really would think would know better, started to turn towards Storrow Drive, before realizing the goof and backing up, as Ari Ofsevit shows us.

By - 8/30/17 - 3:38 pm
Sanchez

Transit Police report arresting Robert Sanchez, 49, for allegedly exposing himself and masturbating in full view of at least one woman near the fare gates at Back Bay station around 3:30 p.m. yesterday.

Sanchez was charged with open and gross lewdness, police say.

Innocent, etc.

By - 8/29/17 - 8:17 am

Todd Cosentino reports one of the advantages of early-morning bike commuting is the view from the BU Bridge. Read more.