Back Bay

By - 10/12/15 - 10:24 pm
Truck with roof peeled back on Storrow Drive

The front of the truck ...

We've had plenty of near misses of late, but tonight we had a real, honest-to-goodness storrowing, heading inbound by BU, as Kyle R-C shows us.

And the back of the truck ... Read more.

By - 10/12/15 - 7:49 pm

The man, who appeared to be in his 40s, had no identification on him, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports, adding his body was recovered on the Boston side of the river.

A preliminary examination of the body did not reveal an obvious cause of death; the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will attempt to determine the cause and manner of his death.

By - 10/11/15 - 9:01 am
Prudential lit up for HubBoston and Illuminous

Grace Holley looked up from Illuminus on Lansdowne Street to see the Prudential lit up in honor of both it and HubWeek.

By - 10/7/15 - 1:54 pm

A homeless man was ordered held yesterday at his arraignment on charges that he beat a man into unconsciousness Sunday night on a commuter-rail platform at Back Bay - then returned the next morning to tell police the still unconscious man had been attacked by somebody else - the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 10/7/15 - 6:39 am

Boston Reddit summarizes a punching match between Keytar Bear, a woman and the woman's boyfriend on Boylston Street near the Apple Store Monday afternoon.

Not long after, BPD put out a BOLO for a man "wearing a teddy-bear outfit." But he was performing at Park Street yesterday evening.

By - 10/5/15 - 7:34 am
That's some rat on Beacon Hill

A cowering citizen submitted this photo to buttress his complaint about Branch Street on Beacon Hill:

Huge rodent on street.

Read more.

By - 10/1/15 - 5:42 pm
Message to Byron: Alex has your money

TinyTruncale spotted this notice at Mass. Ave. and Boylston today.

By - 10/1/15 - 11:05 am
Circumcision protester in Copley Square

J. Tammaro spotted this "intactivist" in Copley Square this morning, urging people to vote against circumcision, even though there are no circumcision-related ballot questions in the works for the 2016 ballot.

By - 9/30/15 - 1:31 pm

PRI interviews a Finnish landscape architect about everything that's wrong with the Emerald Necklace.

Ed. note: Interesting article, but it sounds like she doesn't know anything about the Muddy River reclamation project and didn't spend any time south of Rte. 9.

By - 9/29/15 - 12:03 pm
Hancock building in the fog

Julie Ciollo notes it was a little foggy in the Back Bay this morning.

By - 9/26/15 - 6:11 pm
Pickup truck driving down the Charles River

Bettlebrox spotted this novel craft in the Charles today:

It wasn't very fast, I passed it while cycling along the river and I last I saw of it was when it went under Harvard Bridge (Mass Ave Bridge)

Posted under this Creative Commons license and in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 9/26/15 - 8:32 am

You can read more about Jean and Nick's wedding.

By - 9/24/15 - 11:06 am
Papal motorcade up Boylston Street

Eric Griswold shows us Pope John Paul II's motorcade going down Boylston Street on the way to a mass on the Common in 1979. Read more.

By - 9/23/15 - 11:38 am
Art up on the Hancock Tower in Boston

Manu looked up to an odd sight on the Hancock this morning. The new owners of "200 Clarendon" say the art will take 7-10 days to complete and that they'll reveal the artist's name after that.

Daniel Cantwell gives us a closer view:

Mystery man on the side of the Hancock
By - 9/22/15 - 3:48 pm
Welding a beam at new Prudential Center building in Boston's Back Bay

A worker did welding on a beam today in what will be one of the entrances to the Prudential Center on Boylston Street after the completion of the building now under construction where the plaza in front of the food court used to be.

By - 9/21/15 - 3:47 pm

The Emerald Necklace Conservancy is pleased to announce a new fundraising event, Emerald Necklace YogaFest, to be held on October 4 at Clemente Field in the Back Bay Fens, Boston. The event will run from 9 am to 3pm and include morning and afternoon yoga classes, demonstrations, a pop-up marketplace, food trucks, raffles and more. Featured yoga instructors are Cara Gilman, of Sweat and Soul Yoga; Dan Steel, of Coolidge Corner Yoga and Izzy VanHall, AcroYoga instructor. The event welcomes all levels of yoga experience – from first-timers to practiced yogis!

By - 9/19/15 - 7:01 pm
Flowers on Marlborough Street in the Back Bay.

Katherine Larson enjoyed the flowers on Marlborough Street in the Back Bay today.