The Board of Appeal yesterday approved a Thai ice-cream place proposed for 217 Newbury St., between Exeter and Fairfield. Read more.
Rick came across a freshly storrowed box truck being towed off Storrow Drive this afternoon after having an intimate moment with a footbridge.
The MBTA is showing off the revamped restrooms at Back Bay station, which opened this week.
The MBTA reports "minor" delays on the Green Line inbound due to a trolley that met its maker at Boylston.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Back Bay Harry's is going to close and turn into something called Citrus & Salt, which apparently will be a Mexican version of Buttermilk & Bourbon, which, of course, is a Southern version of Emack & Bolio, which is the ice-cream version of Myers + Chang, which is the Chinese version of Smith & Wollensky, which is the steak version of Crimson and Clover, which was Tommy James and the Shondells's big hit in 1968.
European Bunny is a math teacher from England, who is here with a math-teacher friend from China. She reports her friend plans to use smoots in a homework assignment now, based in part on the video above.
Today, the folks at the Boston City Archives remind us, is the anniversary of the Boston landfall of the Gale of 1869, a small but powerful hurricane that did major damage to the new Boston Coliseum - built for a "peace jubilee" where Trinity Church and the Fairmont Copley Plaza sit now.
Well, what do you know? There were several close calls, but no actual storrowings this weekend on either river road, at least as far as we could tell. One of the close calls came late tonight, when the driver of a Stop & Shop 18-wheeler, who you really would think would know better, started to turn towards Storrow Drive, before realizing the goof and backing up, as Ari Ofsevit shows us.
Transit Police report arresting Robert Sanchez, 49, for allegedly exposing himself and masturbating in full view of at least one woman near the fare gates at Back Bay station around 3:30 p.m. yesterday.
Sanchez was charged with open and gross lewdness, police say.
The Boston Sun reports on one couple's idea to turn 29 Commonwealth Ave. into 11 stories of gilded fun for people with the sort of money it would take to join a place that features a fitness center on one floor, a giant game room on another and a rooftop patio - but not one where live music would be played.
Matt Soleyn hooks us with the news that Haru Sushi Boston is no more.
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