The BPDA board yesterday approved a large mixed-use development that will include $69 million in renovations to the fume-filled Back Bay T station. Read more.
A concerned citizen ponders the intersection of Clarendon and Tremont streets in the South End:
When there is a streetlight pole, traffic signal pole, and new spy/Verizon pole, all within 3' of each other, is that pole pollution?
WBZ reports the crash happened at Commonwealth Avenue and Clarendon Street around 3:30 a.m.
UPDATE: Arrest made.
Boston Police report they are looking for a man they say sexually attacked the occupants of an apartment at Clarendon Street and Columbus Avenue after entering through a rear window around 4 a.m. on Tuesday.
He's described as black, possibly in a hoodie and camo pants with red being the main color. He was last seen running down Clarendon Street.
Shortly before midnight at Clarendon Street and Commonwealth Avenue. Injury not life-threatening. Suspects were three black men in their 20s.
Boston Properties today submitted its plans for redeveloping Back Bay station, centering on a tower that would not look like any other tower in the city.
In a filing with the BRA, the company is proposing "a holistic and transformative transit-oriented redevelopment" for the Back Bay/South End Gateway Project that would include a 26-story office building, 600 residential units in two separate buildings - one 34 stories, the other 28 - and new retail and restaurant space. The company has air rights from the state to build atop the garage, station, train tracks and turnpike. Read more.
The first major snow of the season turned to ice and freezing rain, causing problems on local roads. Matt Allen shows us the scene on Clarendon Street in the Back Bay, where buses and cars got stuck.
Jason shows us the fresh snow around 2 a.m. on his Somerville street: Read more.
A concerned citizen complains about the situation on Clarendon near Back Bay station:
For the past 3 hours there has been a vague ringing tone in the Back Bay/ South End border near the Back Bay Station/ Mass Pike, but the source is unclear. Please investigate. It can be heard for several blocks around the neighborhood.
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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Boston Police report officers arrested three teens and seizing several bicycles Sunday afternoon after watching "approximately 75 young males on bicycles, cutting in and out of traffic creating a hazardous environment for pedestrians and motor vehicles operating in the area" of Boylston and Clarendon streets in the Back Bay.
Around 11:30 p.m. on the third floor of 50 Clarendon St.
A concerned citizen alerts the city about a wicked hot manhole cover on Clarendon just off St. James:
steam leaking. sidewalk and manhole cover extremely hot. My dogs leaped off the area and almost into busy 6:30pm traffic.