Back Bay

By - 3/4/15 - 2:40 pm

The Globe reports on the first day of the Tsarnaev trial, which included his lawyer laying the groundwork to blame it all on his older, and, of course, dead, brother and testimony from a manager at Marathon Sports, outside of which one of the bombs exploded.

Tsarnaev faces a possible death sentence if convicted.... Read more

By - 2/28/15 - 4:23 pm
View of Boston from the frozen Charles River

Ari Ofsevit took this photo while on skis - on the frozen Charles River.

By - 2/27/15 - 6:54 pm
Adult and child on the Charles River

Michele Connors watched an adult and child walk across the Charles this afternoon, reports they were met on the shore by police officers, who escorted them away.

Meanwhile, Greg Hum reports the water's just fine for biking on. He took this photo from his helmetcam near the BU Bridge this afternoon:

By - 2/26/15 - 9:54 am
Tree on the Esplanade at sunset

JB Parrett walked the Esplanade at sunset yesterday.

By - 2/25/15 - 10:12 am
Moron driver on Storrow Drive

Brian Vogel reports he drove with this guy "from Back Bay to Storrow and onto 93s."

Earlier:
A mobile snowbank on Huntington Avenue.

By - 2/24/15 - 8:53 pm

WBUR reports the restaurant, which rebuilt after being damaged in the Marathon bombings, is closing due to rent increases.

By - 2/24/15 - 1:45 pm
On the frozen Charles River

JB Parrett watched some folks venture onto the ice off the Esplanade yesterday.

By - 2/24/15 - 6:25 am

People reports Jennifer Lawrence spent Sunday night at the Pru mall instead of at the Oscars.

She is, of course, in town to work on a biopic of the inventor of the Miracle Mop. No word on who plays Billy Mays.

By - 2/23/15 - 8:26 am
Inside the renovated Johnson wing of the BPL main branch in Copley Square

A roving UHub photographer took this panorama inside the renovated Johnson wing of the BPL main branch in Copley Square.

By - 2/22/15 - 7:45 pm
Sunset over the Esplanade

JB Parrett watched the sunset from the Esplanade tonight.

By - 2/22/15 - 1:50 pm
New second floor children's library at the BPL in Copley Square

The BPL formally opened its revamped modern wing at the main library in Copley Square yesterday. Whitney Wilson loved the new children's library.

Greg Cook also toured the updated wing:

The first thing you notice about the renovation of the second floor of the Johnson Building at the Boston Public Library’s central Copley Square branch ... is the color.

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By - 2/21/15 - 4:25 pm

Stanley Staco reports Boston Police are looking for a group of four or five men who, for some reason, began attacking an off-duty trooper shortly after 4 p.m. at Boylston and Berkeley streets.

By - 2/21/15 - 3:25 pm

Michael Jordan, 27, of Roxbury, is scheduled for arraignment Monday on charges he gunned down Ahmir Lee, 22, on Aug. 22, 2013 on Boylston Street, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office and Boston Police report.

A Suffolk County grand jury indicted Jordan yesterday for allegedly firing multiple bullets into Lee outside 553 Boylston St., near Clarendon, around 11 that night. He was arrested... Read more

By - 2/21/15 - 3:14 pm
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By - 2/17/15 - 4:06 pm
Giant pothole on Newbury Street in the Back Bay

In announcing the end of the parking ban tomorrow, Mayor Walsh also said that in addition to continuing to remove snow, the DPW has started an inventory of all the potholes now lurking beneath the snowpack.

This afternoon, Amy B. spotted this mega-pothole at the intersection of Newbury and Exeter streets.

By - 2/16/15 - 9:10 pm
Harcourt Street icicles

Laurin Stoler shows us cascading icicles on Harcourt Street, says:

I keep wanting to break out the food coloring.

By - 2/15/15 - 4:59 pm
Moron with some snowpack

Jonathan Berk watched in amazement as a snowbank drove by on Huntington Avenue in the Back Bay this afternoon.

Oh, and in response to the doubters, he adds:

Took a right off West Newton onto Huntington. It was moving. Trust me.

By - 2/15/15 - 2:25 pm
Man hitting golf ball on top of snow mound in Copley Square

Man tees off atop Mt. Copley this afternoon as Catboston watches.

By - 2/15/15 - 10:51 am
Snow blower on Commonwealth Avenue in the Back Bay

Meg Mainzer-Cohen shows us a giant snow blower going down Commonwealth Avenue in the Back Bay this morning.

By - 2/14/15 - 12:04 pm
Fed up bus passengers moving a car in the Back Bay

Nate Fedor, who watched the whole thing unfold, reports that when a charter bus got stuck trying to turn from Dartmouth Street onto Beacon shortly after 10 a.m. and then just sat there for about 15 minutes, passengers who could wait no longer finally got out of the bus and picked it up and moved it about two feet, just enough for their driver... Read more

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