Boylston Street

By - 8/29/14 - 1:52 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports on the apparent end of the Boylston Street Mexican place.

By - 8/22/14 - 8:00 pm

Maybe the City Council didn't go far enough in banning that smartphone app that lets drivers hand off parking spaces to other users. Nam Le reports:

WTF, just saw a graybeard in a polo doing his own Haystack by hawking his space for $20 on Boylston outside Machine.

He adds:

I think he had an Infiniti SUV. Wish I knew if the

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By - 7/30/14 - 6:50 pm

UPDATE, 7:10 p.m.: The bomb squad determined the package was not suspicious but was somebody's misplaced property.

Not only is the store now shut, but Boylston Street in front of the store is closed to pedestrians and motor vehicles.

By - 7/28/14 - 11:21 am
Nelligan

Transit Police have released a photo of Daniel Nelligan, 25, formerly of Allston, who's on the lam on charges he defaced two historic trolleys at the Boylston station in January.

When caught, Nelligan will face arraignment for felony vandalism and trespassing for the Boylston incident and separate charges for three graffiti incidents in Brighton.

If you know where he is, you can... Read more

By - 7/24/14 - 10:56 am

The Globe reports on efforts to stem drug sales in and around the Common, in particular, the short stretch of Boylston between Tremont and Washington where that pilot was arrested the other day.

By - 7/11/14 - 9:15 am
Prudential Center lawn on Boylston Street

The new lawn. Photo by Shawn.

Microsoft, which apparently has more money than it knows what to do with, hired contractors to spend a couple days putting in a lawn on the Boylston Street side of the Pru so that its own workers can spend today giving harried city dwellers the chance to experience suburban life made even better with Microsoft products, just in case they were unaware the Pru has... Read more

By - 7/10/14 - 8:53 am
Tagged trolleys

Transit Police are blaming an Allston man for the large graffiti tags that showed up on two historic trolleys stored at Boylston station in January.

Daniel Nelligan, 25, failed to show up in court for arraignment on charges of felony vandalism and trespassing in Boston Municipal Court, and police say they now have a warrant for his arrest. Police add he's also... Read more

By - 6/21/14 - 3:40 pm
Pig in the Back Bay

Nora spotted this pig in the city, on Boylston Street today, to be exact. Sure looks like Bobby the Pig, but does anybody know for sure? After all, could be Frankie or another member of our burgeoning porcine population.

By - 5/14/14 - 4:44 pm
Steaming manhole

Photo by Jeff Cutler.

Apparently a manhole outside 505 Boylston St., just past Clarendon, has been steaming all week, giving passersby a strong whiff of something awful. But today, it started steaming even more than usual, and firefighters, at first thinking they were dealing with a flaming manhole, doused the thing with liberal amounts of water. They summoned NStar, whose hole it is, to the scene; before an... Read more

By - 5/10/14 - 5:17 pm

No doubt this scrawl on a traffic-control box on Boylston Street at Arlington Street makes sense to somebody.

By - 5/7/14 - 3:43 pm

Boston Municipal Court Judge Thomas Horgan ruled today that Kevin "Kayvon" Edson is competent enough to assist in his own trial, following a mental-health evaluation at Bridgewater State Hospitals, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Edson is charged with disturbing the peace, disorderly conduct, disturbing a public assembly, possession or use of a hoax device and making a false bomb threat for an incident... Read more

By - 4/24/14 - 8:29 am
Turkey on Boylston Street

Jenny Musch spotted this turkey trying to peck her way into M. Steinert and Sons on Boylston Street early this morning.

By - 4/22/14 - 7:19 pm

Tim Lawrence reports:

Just when you think you've seen it all, a bowling pin (Lucky Strike) walks by you on Boylston St!

Sarah adds:

That bowling pin walked into Landmark Starbucks yesterday and the barista almost cried, she was so scared.

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By - 4/21/14 - 12:14 pm
Tarzan Jones in the 1939 Boston Marathon

In 1939, three years after he had bested local favorite Johnny Kelly - barefoot, and with a burst of speed at the top of what is now Heartbreak Hill - Ellison "Tarzan" Jones won his second Boston Marathon.

Leslie Jones photo from the BPL Marathon collection. Posted under this Creative Commons license.... Read more

By - 4/20/14 - 6:32 pm
Marathon Sports on Boylston Street

Amy B. photographed the line to get into Marathon Sports - scene of one of the two explosions last year - the day before the 2014 Marathon.

By - 4/18/14 - 9:38 am
Helicopter low over Boylston Street

Jake Walker was one of many people to wonder about the helicopter flying low along Boylston this morning. He notes he looked down on the chopper from his 22nd-floor office.

This comes a day after people wondered about the fleet of helicopters flying around town. They're all Marathon related, of course. Today's might be your standard background radiation testing, nothing to... Read more

By - 4/16/14 - 1:59 pm

A Wakefield man was ordered held in lieu of $100,000 bail and sent down to Bridgewater for evaluation at his arraignment today on a variety of charges related to the alleged act of performance art that led police to shut Boylston Street for more than two hours last night on the anniversary of the Marathon bombings.

Kevin "Kayvon" Edson was charged with disturbing the... Read more

By - 4/15/14 - 7:09 pm
Suspicious backpack

UPDATE: Kayvon Edson faces a variety of charges in Boston Municipal Court following his arrest at the finish line.

Boylston Street was shut at the Marathon finish line tonight after police found two unattended backpacks - not long after a barefoot man dressed like a Southern belle in mourning danced his way up the street with a backpack on, yelling "Boston Strong."

People in... Read more

By - 4/15/14 - 6:19 pm
Changing of the guard on Boylston Street

Brian D'Amico watched commemorations on Boylston Street, including a changing of the guard at a marker for one of the two explosion sites.

Meanwhile, Tom Reiner watched and listened to ships in the harbor sound their horns after the afternoon's moment of silence.

Harbor horns

Photos copyright Brian D'Amico and Tom Reiner, respectively.... Read more

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