Back Bay

By - 11/24/17 - 6:17 pm
Closed trash receptacles on the Esplanade

A roving UHub photographer noticed DCR's announcement that it won't be emptying the trash receptacles on the Esplanade from now until April:

Looks like some slob has already started what will probably end up being a mountain of dog waste bags by April 1. What gives?

By - 11/17/17 - 2:15 pm
New development at Back Bay

Architect's rendering.

The BPDA board yesterday approved a large mixed-use development that will include $69 million in renovations to the fume-filled Back Bay T station. Read more.

By - 11/15/17 - 11:52 pm
Oliver Curme

Oliver Curme during his zoning performance yesterday.

Video of Oliver Curme's hate-filled diatribe against Army vets with PTSD, people in wheelchairs, people with MS and "cadaverous" breast-cancer patients in "ridiculous turbans" he said would use a proposed medical-marijuana dispensary on Newbury Street came three months after he wrote the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay to support the proposed dispensary. Read more.

By - 11/15/17 - 12:46 pm

UPDATE: Guy actually supports the thing.

The Board of Appeal yesterday approved a medical-marijuana dispensary at 331A-333 Newbury St., after the proposed operator agreed to not seek permission to sell recreational pot, to obtain at least 10 spaces in a nearby garage for customers and to pay for police details to go after pot smokers on the Commonwealth Avenue mall. Read more.

By - 11/15/17 - 10:53 am

The Board of Appeal yesterday approved plans to turn a former candy shop into a Mediterranean appetizer place on Boylston Street. Read more.

By - 11/14/17 - 8:05 am

Take note, kids: THIS is how you storrow a truck.

By - 11/9/17 - 12:22 pm

A trolley that flat-lined at Arlington means "severe" delays on the Green Line, the MBTA reports. At 12:16 p.m., Matthew Miller took advantage of that sweet in-tunnel WiFi:

Green line westbound is at a standstill - was saying a disabled train at Arlington while we were sitting at Park for 20 minutes, but now we moved a little bit and are still stuck

By - 11/6/17 - 8:18 pm
Massachusetts Avenue crime scene

Crashed car at Mass. Ave. and Huntington. Photo by Kitty.

UPDATE: Victim identified as Brent Stevenson, 37.

Around 8:05 p.m. About five shots fired, one car crashed, SUV sped off. Homicide unit called in. Read more.

By - 11/3/17 - 9:55 pm

Boston Police report EMTs, police officers and firefighters teamed up to keep a man ready to jump from Clarendon Street onto the turnpike below around 6 p.m. Read more.

By - 11/2/17 - 3:28 pm
Waiting for a new iPhone

Shortly after 2 p.m., Scott noticed several people already in line outside the Apple store on Boylston Street for tomorrow's release of the iPhone Somedamnnumberorletter, which goes on sale tomorrow - including one person who brought her own reclining seat.

By - 10/30/17 - 7:58 am

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays inbound on the Green Line due to a little trolley that couldn't at Boylston.

By - 10/29/17 - 1:03 pm

Jenny Rollins wraps up the Boston Book Festival in Copley Square yesterday.

By - 10/26/17 - 10:39 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today ordered a new trial for Anthony Villalobos, whom a jury convicted of involuntary manslaughter and assault and battery for his part in a fatal 2009 beating outside a now closed club on Stanhope Street, because the judge in his trial never conducted an investigation into the impact of two jurors falling asleep. Read more.

By - 10/24/17 - 8:39 pm
Newbury Street shut

Police have closed Newbury Street between Exeter and Fairfield streets to deal with somebody who has barricaded himself in an apartment.

UPDATE, 9:30 p.m. The person at 217 Newbury St. has been secured in custody and is being taking to a local hospital for observation.

By - 10/23/17 - 11:54 am
Fog over the Back Bay

The Boston Architectural College Library peered into the abyss over the Back Bay this morning.

Others took note of the fog as well: Read more.

By - 10/22/17 - 10:21 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Globe Bar and Cafe will move into the space where the Rattlesnake used to be.

By - 10/21/17 - 8:12 pm

Dasha was among the people who watched Boston firefighters and an animal-control officer rescue a small dog from a BMW parked on Newbury Street. She also captured the owner's reaction when he found his rear window popped out and the dog no longer there.

WCVB has video.

Earlier:
Two arrested for animal cruelty after dog found dead.

By - 10/19/17 - 9:09 am

Aline Kaplan introduces us to the architecture and possibly haunted history of the Charlesgate, a hotel turned dorm turned rooming house turned dorm again turned condos at Beacon Street and Charlesgate on the edge of the Back Bay.

The glowing spirits of horses that died in a flood have been seen on the ground floor where a stable was supposedly located. The building’s original plans show no stable on the premises, although you can have night-mares without real horses.

By - 10/17/17 - 7:33 pm

Signal problems at Copley Square mean "minor" slowdowns on the Green Line, the MBTA reports.