Boylston Street

By - 7/16/15 - 3:39 pm

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.

By - 6/10/15 - 11:13 am

UPDATE: They got the license.

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to grant an all alcohol license to Target for the new store the chain says will open July 22 at Boylston and Kilmarnock.

The four-story store will be the first East Coast CityTarget, aimed at nearby residents who arrive on foot, rather than in a car.

Target attorney Joseph Devlin said the Fenway is ideal for that, given all the residential development along Boylston. He said the neighborhood's existing liquor outlets, which includes the Boylston Star Market, have not kept pace with the demand.

Devlin said the alcoholic beverages, in a single aisle near housewares, will be aimed at people stocking up for parties or events, rather than the sort of people looking for a quick buzz. The store will not sell 40s, nips or pints, he said.

The proposal was supports by the mayor and city councilors Josh Zakim, Ayanna Pressley, Michael Flaherty, Michelle Wu and Steve Murphy. Nobody spoke in opposition.

By - 6/5/15 - 8:42 am
Proposed infill of plaza at 500 Boylston St. in the Back Bay

Architect's rendering: Why is the woman in the foreground just walking down Boylston?

The owner of the 500 Boylston St. tower made famous by Boston Legal has filed renderings of the proposed "infilling" of the curved plaza it says few people use because it's too dark and windswept and too close to the more pleasing Copley Square. Read more.

By - 5/6/15 - 10:32 am

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let Lir, 903 Boylston St. stay open until 2 a.m., an hour later than at present.

Lir is the only one of the four bars on that stretch of Boylston that currently has to close at 1 a.m. Read more.

By - 4/28/15 - 8:19 am
Adrianne Haslet at the Boston Marathon finish line

Jay Franzone was among those on hand to watch Adrianne Haslet-Davis dance across the Boston Marathon finish line in Copley Square this morning.

Haslet-Davis, you may recall, was the ballroom dancer who lost her left leg below the knee in the 2013 bombings.

Haslet-Davis at the finish line
By - 4/27/15 - 5:08 pm

Boston Police have released details on their encounter with the guy they say refused to move his car off Boylston Street in Copley Square yesterday as they were trying to get the street ready for the Greek Independence Day parade.

By - 4/26/15 - 12:51 pm
Car won't move on Boylston Street

The intersection of Dartmouth and Boylston streets and Copley station on the Green Line were shut shortly before noon as the BPD bomb squad investigated a suspicious vehicle and its apparent driver.

Rory Razon, who took the photo of the car in question, reports:

Some idiot left his car and refused to move it. Police action. They took to guy into custody.

By - 4/20/15 - 6:05 pm
By - 4/14/15 - 5:48 pm
Boylston Street living-wage protest

Protesters marching in support of a $15 minimum wage in Massachusetts are marching down Boylston Street and in the Chinatown area this rush hour.

Before they got to Boylston, the Back Bay protesters shut down Huntington at Mass. Ave., as URNotInvisible shows us:

$15 minimum wage protest on Huntington Avenue at Massachusetts Avenue
By - 4/1/15 - 6:13 pm
Closed Burger King on Boylston Street in Boston's Fenway neighborhood.

Chad O'Connor noticed today that another low-density commercial square is being replaced by a high-density residential square. Or more specifically: The Boylston Street Burger King has closed - to make way for a 240-unit, 17-story apartment building by Skanska USA, as shown in this architect's rendering submitted to the BRA:

By - 3/28/15 - 5:53 pm

The Herald reports the owner of the Remy's franchise on the waterfront will reopen the shuttered Fenway Remy's in time for opening day - and is planning things such as businesspeople's lunch specials to fill the place during the 284 days a year the Sox don't play at home.

By - 3/17/15 - 8:04 pm
Boylston Street in the Fenway shut down

High winds are wreaking havoc across the area. Joseph Couture looked out his window to see Boylston Street shut between Jersey and Kilmarnock streets in the Fenway around 7:40 p.m. - as firefighters went to the top of one of the street's construction sites to secure loose items the wind was threatening to send flying.

Fire commanders gave the OK shortly after 8 to re-open the street.

By - 3/11/15 - 2:02 pm

Transit Police report arresting Marc Meadowcroft, 19, of Revere, today on charges he defaced two old trolleys sitting on an unused track at Boylston station last year by spraying them with his tag of "CIGA."

Meadowcroft now faces 14 counts of felony tagging in Boston Municipal Court, police say.

By - 3/7/15 - 11:05 pm
Gees crossing busy Back Bay intersection

Mike Ball watched a couple of geese navigate the intersection of Mass. Ave. and Boylston Street this afternoon.

By - 2/27/15 - 8:20 am
The Point proposed tower in the Fenway

Architect's rendering.

The BRA board yesterday approved a revised plan to build a $290-million tower of both condos and apartments at the intersection of Boylston Street and Brookline Avenue, replacing an old D'Angelo sub shop.

Samuels and Associates says its Point project will include a mix of condos and apartments, ranging from studios to three-bedroom units and with two floors of retail space. Some 15 floors of apartments will be topped by 11 floors of condos. The BRA had already approved an earlier version of the plan, which had 30 fewer residential units.

By - 2/24/15 - 8:53 pm

WBUR reports the restaurant, which rebuilt after being damaged in the Marathon bombings, is closing due to rent increases.

By - 2/9/15 - 3:33 pm
Stuck plow in Back Bay

Stuck plow.

It's so bad even some plows are getting stuck. Louise Miller says the plow she saw stuck at Boylston and Berkeley was the second one she saw today.

By - 2/3/15 - 10:33 am

The Globe's Andrew Ryan reports police officers will be instructed to order down anyone they see atop a snow pile during tomorrow's Patriots victory parade.

By - 2/2/15 - 2:18 pm
Stuck truck in the Back Bay in the snow

And today is not one of those days. Jeff Tamagini captured an 18-wheeler stuck in the snow around 12:30 p.m. on Boylston Street by the Hynes.

By - 1/19/15 - 6:07 pm
Marchers on Arlington Street

Hundreds of people peacefully marched around the Common and Public Garden this afternoon before marching up Beacon Street for a protest in front of the State House.

Some photos:

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