Back Bay

By - 2/5/17 - 11:03 pm

Crowds of Patriots fans - and college students - are on the Common, Newbury Street in the Back Bay, Boylston Street and Park Drive in the Fenway and by Faneuil Hall, celebrating the Super Bowl win. Police report they are loud but well mannered.

Police did have to get onto the train tracks by Ipswich and Charlesgate to escort a guy who tried running across the tracks, except he tripped.

By - 2/5/17 - 6:56 pm
Go Pats in Boston

RoadTrip New England shows us the Pru tonight.

By - 2/5/17 - 1:43 pm

BPD has posted the list of streets where parking is banned today (for your own safety, so enthusiastic fans don't jump on your car roof or roll your car over, natch) and the streets that will just be shut completely at 9 p.m.

By - 1/31/17 - 9:07 pm
Man wanted for credit-card fraud at Copley Place

Boston Police report they are looking for a man who used a stolen credit card to buy $13,000 worth of stuff at several Copley Place stores on the afternoon of Jan. 11. Read more.

By - 1/30/17 - 9:23 am
Fluffy clouds over Boston's Public Garden

Damaskin looked up as he waited to cross from the Public Garden this morning.

Mark Smith also looked up, in Roslindale: Read more.

By - 1/29/17 - 5:59 pm
No fear of Muslims

Like the Common last week, Copley Square this afternoon was a sea of people, protesting President Trump's attempt to shut the US to refugees and people with visas and green cards from seven mainly Muslim countries.

"We stand with Muslims in Boston," and against "the betrayal of American values," Mayor Marty Walsh told the rally, organized by the Massachusetts chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations. Read more.

By - 1/28/17 - 10:15 am

1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday in Copley Square.

Next month, Roslindale Is for Everyone will hold a forum on Immigration in the Age of Trump - 6:30 p.m. on Feb.16 at the Roslindale Congregational Church.

By - 1/21/17 - 4:33 pm
Maverick on the Blue Line at 10:48 a.m.

Maverick station, 10:48 a.m. Photo by Max Grinnell.

Even with extra subway trains and more commuter-rail coaches, the T groaned under the load of the larger than expected crowds heading to the Women's March on the Common this morning. Read more.

By - 1/21/17 - 3:36 pm
Protesters on Boston Common, including a doll

From Beacon Street to Boylston Street, from Charles Street to well past the Frog Pond, tens of thousands of people filled Boston Common today for a protest against the new administration. From Mayor Marty Walsh and Sen. Elizabeth Warren to women, men and children in the crowd, people vowed to fight for health care for all, for immigrants, for LGBT rights - and for science. Read more.

By - 1/20/17 - 3:10 pm

MassDOT says the T will provide more frequent service on subway lines and more coaches on commuter lines tomorrow to get people to and from the Women's March for America, which starts from the Common at 11 a.m.

Blue Line riders, however, should allow more time than they usually would to get to the Common because that line will terminate at State for maintenance work between there and Bowdoin.

By - 1/20/17 - 10:14 am

Penny Cherubino discovers there's a name for all the ice fragments that have been building up in the Public Garden lagoon.

Earlier:
Nervy in the Public Garden.

By - 1/19/17 - 3:14 pm
Mrs. Mallard and her ducklings ready for protest in the Public Garden

Looks like Mrs. Mallard and her brood are ready for Saturday's protest march from the Common down Comm. Ave. and back to the Common, as Jason shows us.

By - 1/19/17 - 10:22 am
Protest against higher fees to park in the Back Bay

Somebody's going around the Back Bay taping protests to parking meters against the meter increase that went into effect on Jan. 3 as an experiment in demand pricing for parking. Scott Kennedy took the photo before he removed the tape on this meter and three others.

By - 1/19/17 - 9:46 am

Boston-based IDG announced today it's being purchased by China Oceanwide Holdings Group, a banking and financial concern with some media holdings. Read more.

By - 1/18/17 - 11:16 am
Street urchins in old Boston

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this scene. See it larger.

By - 1/18/17 - 10:35 am

The Boston Licensing Board votes tomorrow whether to let George Vinal and Angelo Stamos buy the Crossroads Irish Pub, 495 Beacon St. and turn it into a "neighborhood dining concept" called St. Locale. Read more.

By - 1/17/17 - 12:09 pm

A birthday celebration in a function room at a Park Plaza pub ended in a brawl when an unwanted drunk guy who kept returning grabbed a female guest he had somehow convinced to dance with him, police detectives told the Boston Licensing Board this morning. Read more.

By - 1/15/17 - 4:14 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Brookline man they say had a gun in his backpack while lifting about $400 worth of stuff from Lord & Taylor yesterday afternoon. Read more.

By - 1/13/17 - 11:22 am
Elm tree in the Back Bay with Dutch elm disease

Farewell note is at bottom of the tree.

Newton paused to read the sad goodbye from Boe the Elm Tree on Marlborough Street at Fairfield this morning. Boe is 135. Read more.

By - 1/12/17 - 10:22 am
Stuck truck at Storrow Drive overpass

If only that bridge were 12'1" instead of just 12', he might have made it. Instead the driver of this storrowed box truck now has to explain to the state troopers why he ignored the CARS ONLY signs, in a classic Storrow Drive tableau captured by Raymond the roving UHub photographer at 9:06 this morning.