JB Parrett watched the evening storm roll in over the Back Bay.
Banker and Tradesman reports the Hancock Tower is now officially just 200 Clarendon St. Seems Hancock objected to having its name remain on the tower once it no longer owned it or rented any space in it.
For a city with residents who still refer to Rte. 128, that's going to be a hard sell, Hancock.
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State Rep. Jay Livingstone reports DCR has turned on its new Alfond Spraydeck on the Esplanade.
Our own Ron Newman reported yesterday:
When WGBH's Laura Carlo introduced the Handel and Haydn Society's youth choir at this afternoon's Boston Summer Arts Weekend, did she really have to announce from the stage that "these young people would never set off bombs on the other side of Copley Square?"
That struck me as poor taste, poor judgment, and an unwanted reminder of a tragic event that most of us here in Boston are trying to move beyond.
Chris Hayes shows us 111 Huntington Ave. at night.
Kathleen O'Donnell watched the sunset over the Lagoon in the Public Garden this evening.
Brinley Mooney looked out her window to see a car flipped on its side on Mass. Ave. between Beacon Street and the river.
A roving UHub photographer came upon a shut-down intersection of Beacon and Fairfield streets around 11:45 a.m. - and watched bomb-squad members suit up to investigate something suspicious in a car there.
A boater spotted a body floating in the Charles around 6:50 a.m. near the Mass. Ave. Bridge, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports:
The body is that of an adult female. Investigators have a tentative identification; procedurally, we will only release that ID if her death is believed to be a result of criminal conduct.
UPDATE: Tentatively identified as a Boston woman in her 30s.
Daniella Torres reports on a crash around 3:15 p.m. at the Back Bay intersection:
Just saw/heard terrible hit and run with a bike and a red (maybe gray trim) SUV at intersection of Mass Ave and Boylston.
Walking across street, heard crash, saw biker fly in air. Crowd (not me) got license plate, stayed until ambulance came.
Biker was in severe pain (head/leg) but talking. Guy in crowd made sure he didn't move his head & comforted him.
There were ropes and floats marking off the swimming area. Out in the river, a DCR patrol boat kept watch to make sure other craft stayed well away. Lifeguards on the dock and in kayaks stood and sat at the ready. And shortly after 3:30 p.m., the first band of swimmers, from kids to retirees, began jumping into the Charles River from a dock on the river side of the lagoon.
The Charles River Conservancy's first CitySplash let people sign up for time in the Charles River which, as we all know, used to be pretty dirty, but which has gotten cleaner over the years. Read more.
Alejandro Done, 46, of the South End, will face charges for at least six rapes and sexual assaults dating to 2006 - but investigators say they are looking at his connection to additional attacks. Read more.
Charlene McBride asks:
Any decent kid-friendly restaurants near Back Bay, Downtown or the North End?
Mooshrimp reported spotting several muskrats along the Esplanade yesterday, including this fellow by Exeter Street.
A Cardi's truck driver with a possible reading deficit missed storrowing by inches this morning, jamming up traffic, Tim reports.
A combative Boston College senior who smelled of liquor but had the strength that may have come from another substance required several security and police officers to get him into a cruiser at the school's annual commencement ball at the Sheraton Boston on May 15, according to testimony at a Boston Licensing Board hearing this morning. Read more.
Lenny Rowe reports a convoy of seven Indian Trails buses was headed straight for a storrowing tonight. Fortunately for the passengers, however, the drivers of the two buses that actually close enough to Storrow to realize the doom that awaited them stopped in time and managed to back up on Berkeley. Unfortunately for all the other drivers in the area, that caused a backup.
Video of the post-fireworks crowd by 67thave.