The Boston Licensing Board today ordered a two-day suspension for the Baseball Tavern, 1270 Boylston St., for an incident on April 2 in which police detectives found three underage men - one just 18 - kicking back with Bud Lights, after a doorman agreed to let at least two of them in for a suitable fee. Read more.
Classic Boston thing: Guy in car veers towards guy in crosswalk, who swings at car with his umbrella. Only the guy in the car is an off-duty cop. Stephen Arlowe videoed what happened next.
JB Parrett shows us the bus stop on Boylston Street at Dartmouth.
A man found unconscious and covered in blood outside the Baseball Tavern early on May 1 is slowly getting better, but remains in a medically induced coma, a homicide detective investigating the case said this morning.
Sgt. Det. Richard Daley spoke at a hearing of the Boston Licensing Board, which will decide Thursday whether the bar, at 1270 Boylston St., could have prevented the attack that sent Robert McLaughlin, 27, of Swampscott, to Brigham and Women's hospital. It was one of two hearings the board held today on violations at the sports bar. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to give a food-serving license to Digg Inn, a proposed new feed station for Boston's growing herd of locavore veggie grazers, at 557 Boylston St., between Dartmouth and Clarendon.
"Hopefully, this will be the first of many," Digg Inn attorney Andrew Upton told the board at a hearing this morning. Read more.
Because there's a steam-belching manhole there and inevitably somebody will take a look at your car, become convinced it's about to burst into flames and call 911, which will bring the Fire Department, which will check, see that it is, in fact, just the manhole, and then depart - until somebody else calls 911.
Several feet of garbage at the bottom of a trash chute at 770 Boylston St. ignited overnight, starting a two-alarm fire that sent some residents into the chill night air. Read more.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports it could be re-opened as a place called Tony C's.
Jimmy Ellis spotted this fire dog standing guard at Engine 33 on Boylston Street this morning.
Emerson College today announced plans to turn the building between the old Alley and the theater on Boylston Street into a new student dining center - to go along with the 18-story dorm the college is building there.
That's good news for fans of the old Colonial, which the college had initially looked at as space for a new student center/feeding facility. Read more.
The Boston Business Journal reports on the sale of 500 Boylston and 222 Berkeley, notes:
The deal to acquire 500 Boylston and 222 Berkeley comes at frothy time in Greater Boston commercial real estate market.
617 Images captured the French tricolor atop the Lenox Hotel on Boylston Street tonight.
St. Francis House and the Archdiocese of Boston are seeking BRA permission to convert the old Young Men's Christian Union building at 48 Boylston St. into 46 apartments for residents making no more than 60% of the area's median income. Read more.
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.
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.
Ain't no party like a party at former Burger King site w/no guests but a lovey table setup.
Daniella Torres reports on a crash around 3:15 p.m. at the Back Bay intersection:
Just saw/heard terrible hit and run with a bike and a red (maybe gray trim) SUV at intersection of Mass Ave and Boylston.
Walking across street, heard crash, saw biker fly in air. Crowd (not me) got license plate, stayed until ambulance came.
Biker was in severe pain (head/leg) but talking. Guy in crowd made sure he didn't move his head & comforted him.
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