Boylston Street

By - 10/21/16 - 10:44 am

The Boston Architectural College Library shows us the changes.

By - 10/12/16 - 2:51 pm

The Santander Bank branch at 575 Boylston St. was held up around 2:40 p.m. by a black man, mid-30s, 5'8" and 180 lbs., in a tan cap. He showed a note, said he had a gun, but didn't show one, stuffed the cash in his pants, then ran down Boylston Street towards Dartmouth Street.

The branch was also held up last month.

By - 10/8/16 - 3:07 pm
Smart Car in Copley Square

David Harris notes the advantage of having a Smart Car in the city (note that the perpendicular Smart Car is right in front of a behemoth Mini Cooper).

By - 10/7/16 - 11:04 pm

Around 10:55 p.m. in the neck, but his injury is not considered life threatening.

By - 9/26/16 - 8:52 am

The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force has posted photos of the man it says held up the Santander Bank branch at 575 Boylston St. on Sept. 6.

He gave the teller a note, then ran towards Dartmouth Street after getting money.

If he looks familiar, contact Special Agent Adam Howe at 617-742-5533.

By - 9/20/16 - 5:33 pm
Mancini makes a point

Mancini makes a point as video of incident plays.

Boston Police officials said today an internal-affairs investigation into a widely publicized May incident involving a man and an off-duty cop whose car he swatted with an umbrella showed the police officer did nothing wrong; in fact, he did everything he was trained to do after an apparent felony. Read more.

By - 8/25/16 - 11:27 am

Drew Starr reports the owners of the Burren want to move into the Pad Thai Cafe space at 1116 Boylston St. and turn it into a jazz club and restaurant.

By - 8/21/16 - 9:53 pm

Around 9:40 p.m. at Boylston and Ipswich streets, near the Sunoco station.

By - 8/16/16 - 1:00 pm
Trump supporter in Copley Square

This Dedham resident says he's been coming up to Copley Square since May to show his support for the Republican nominee. He says most people ignore him, some take his photo, some give him the finger and a few wave. As we spoke, a woman in her 30s came up to him with a big smile, exclaimed "I'm going to vote for Trump, too!" "Tell your husband!" he exhorted her, then started yelling to passersby, as the Opera Singer Guy continued to belt out a song about 40 feet away: "A million-dollar woman! We've got a million-dollar woman right here!"

By - 8/12/16 - 3:13 pm

Sweetgreen reports its Boylston Street outlet passed a health re-inspection and re-opened this afternoon after being shut on Tuesday for a variety of violations.

In a statement, Sweetgreen President and CEO Karen Kelley said: Read more.

By - 8/10/16 - 10:44 am

A Boston health inspector yesterday shut Sweetgreen, 659 Boylston St., for a variety of violations, including keeping food at the wrong temperatures and workers not doing enough to keep the food they touch clean. Read more.

By - 6/22/16 - 8:57 pm
Green Line emergency exit opened up on Boylston Street in the Back Bay

Madeline Donohue was walking down Boylston Street near Dartmouth around 7:30 p.m. when she noticed this Green Line emergency exit opened:

Alarms going off and no one is coming out.

By - 6/22/16 - 11:52 am

UPDATE: Chili Duck passed a re-inspection on July 11 and can re-open.

A Boston health inspector yesterday shut Chili Duck, 829 Boylston St., for a long list of violations, in particular, kitchen workers not washing their hands - in sinks that didn't have hot enough water - and not having a manager on duty, let alone one who can supervise workers to ensure they were washing their hands between tasks.

The restaurant can re-open after a re-inspection shows it's fixed all of the problems.

By - 6/11/16 - 4:54 pm
Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence in Boston

Ryan Ruel snapped shots at the Boston Pride parade today, including the Boston Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.

Posted under this Creative Commons license and in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 5/26/16 - 7:01 pm

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.

By - 5/25/16 - 2:22 pm

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.

By - 5/24/16 - 3:50 pm
Interesting bus stop on Boylston Street in Back Bay

JB Parrett shows us the bus stop on Boylston Street at Dartmouth.

By - 5/24/16 - 12:58 pm

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.

By - 5/18/16 - 11:38 am

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.

By - 5/3/16 - 1:15 pm
Steaming car on Boylston Street in the Back Bay

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.