Back Bay

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.

By - 10/10/17 - 1:00 pm

An MIT fraternity on Bay State Road had to explain itself before the Boston Licensing Board today for an incident last month in which all non-residents were evacuated after police and fire inspectors found too many people inside, a two-story shower-head waterfall was drenching a marble staircase, and a kid popped open a can of Bud Light. Read more.

By - 10/9/17 - 8:55 pm
Wanted for Guilty theft

Boston Police report they're looking for this guy on charges he lifted three bottles of Guilty men's cologne (by Gucci, of course) from the Nordstrom Rack on Boylston Street in the Back Bay on Oct. 2.

If he looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-343-4683

By - 10/9/17 - 4:28 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man from Spofford, NH, with a long history of break-in arrests north of the Merrimack, on charges he broke into a Back Bay home early Sunday. Read more.

By - 10/9/17 - 9:15 am
Christopher the Pig

Pilotblock can now confirm you never know what you'll see in Copley Square at 7 a.m., in this case, Christopher the Pig.

Christopher lives in Montreal; while in the Boston area, he stays at the Copley Plaza, of course.

Earlier:
Wiggy the Piggy in Christopher Columbus Park.

By - 10/6/17 - 11:53 am

The mayor's office today announced it's hired away an outreach worker from the Pine Street Inn to help the homeless people who have found the remodeled Copley Square main library as attractive as other users. Read more.

By - 10/3/17 - 5:47 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Braintree man after a car crash in Roxbury but say he is a suspect in a shooting outside the Copley Square Hotel on Huntington Avenue in Copley Square. Read more.

By - 10/2/17 - 6:25 pm
Bradlees truck in Copley Square

J. Patience was kind of amazed to see this truck puttering around Copley Square today. Sure, the red is a bit faded, but still.

By - 10/2/17 - 9:00 am

The Globe reports that Old South Church wants the developer of the proposed tower at Back Bay station to pay the money as recompense for the potential damage shadows would cause the church by reducing the amount of sunlight that now dries out moisture on the building.

By - 10/1/17 - 12:26 pm
Sign wants people to stop dropping their dog poop on Marlborough Street

SafeResponsibleMover shows us a sign taped to a tree on Marlborough Street in the Back Bay. Yesterday, somebody filed a complaint (complete with photo) about somebody who keeps dropping his or her pet's rear-end extrusions next to one particular tree on Dartmouth Street in the South End.

By - 9/28/17 - 8:55 am
Big dog in Mini Cooper

Sandy Johnston spotted this Mini Cooper with a big dog in the Back Bay this morning.

By - 9/23/17 - 11:52 pm

Matthew Ireland walked through the soupy fog tonight.

By - 9/21/17 - 8:35 pm
Sunset over Boston

Rob Littlefield was among the many people enjoying this evening's sunset. Read more.

By - 9/20/17 - 1:42 pm

The Board of Appeal yesterday approved a Thai ice-cream place proposed for 217 Newbury St., between Exeter and Fairfield. Read more.

By - 9/20/17 - 11:41 am

The Globe reports the Prudential Center is no longer being patrolled by the vibrator robot it brought in this past May.

By - 9/19/17 - 4:13 pm
Storrowed rental truck on Storrow Drive

Rick came across a freshly storrowed box truck being towed off Storrow Drive this afternoon after having an intimate moment with a footbridge.

By - 9/17/17 - 12:43 pm
Foggy Chestnut Hill Reservoir

Daniel Glasser went for a morning walk around the Chestnut Hill Reservoir.

Damaskin did the same thing, but in the Public Garden: Read more.

By - 9/15/17 - 11:44 am
New Back Bay restrooms

The MBTA is showing off the revamped restrooms at Back Bay station, which opened this week.