Back Bay

By - 4/21/15 - 11:31 am

Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley says the contractors who sparked a fire that claimed the lives of Lt. Lt. Edward Walsh and Firefighter Michael Kennedy were truly careless, but they weren't reckless, the standard for bringing criminal charges against them.

Conley said prosecutors could not even bring charges against them for failing to obtain a permit for welding work on the windy... Read more

By - 4/21/15 - 9:58 am

WCVB tells us about Maickel Melamed, who was born with muscular dystrophy, but wasn't going to let that stop him from finishing the Marathon.

By - 4/20/15 - 6:05 pm
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By - 4/20/15 - 12:32 pm

WBUR posts the results of the race, won by Lelisa Desisa, Caroline Rotich, Marcel Hug and Tatyana McFadden.

By - 4/20/15 - 9:20 am

Dvdoff was in the Copley Plaza this morning as the elite runners got a sendoff before boarding a bus for the Marathon starting line in Hopkinton.

By - 4/20/15 - 8:59 am
Cleaning the Boston Marathon finish line in the Back Bay

Our own Dvdoff was down in Copley Square this morning, watching workers cleaning the Marathon finish line.

By - 4/19/15 - 11:19 am
Swan Boats back in the Public Garden Lagoon in Boston

617 Images captured the Swan Boats back in the Public Garden Lagoon yesterday.

By - 4/18/15 - 12:49 am

Makezine reports MakerBot shut its three retail stores, including the one in Boston, and laid off 100 workers.

By - 4/17/15 - 7:57 am

Bill and Denise Richard explain why they want federal prosecutors to offer the convicted murderer life without parole instead of seeking his execution:

For us, the story of Marathon Monday 2013 should not be defined by the actions or beliefs of the defendant, but by the resiliency of the human spirit and the rallying cries of this great city. We can never replace what

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By - 4/17/15 - 6:13 am

The BRA was scheduled to vote on a proposed 52-story residential building atop the mall yesterday, but the Globe reports the authority put off the vote because community groups continue to protest the number of affordable housing units as too low.

By - 4/15/15 - 2:37 pm
First responders at Berkeley and St. James in the Back Bay

First responders ready for possible action. Photo by Jason Wells.

Police shut the intersection of Berkeley Street and St. James Avenue around 1:50 .m. to let the bomb squad take a look at. Around 2:15 p.m., the bomb squad determined it was harmless.

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:

By - 4/11/15 - 9:21 pm
Spring volleyball at Carson Beach in South Boston

Across the city today, winter-weary Bostonians shed their coats, or, at least, unzipped them a bit as they marveled at temperatures that approached 60.

On Carson Beach in South Boston, Eileen Murphy watched a game of volleyball (a brisk wind aided the windsurfers in Pleasure Bay).

In the Public Garden, as 617 Images shows us, a couple actually had a picnic:

By - 4/10/15 - 4:50 pm

There was a larger version of this memorial around (I've only seen it in photos) as well as this smaller version which is or was usually out on Boylston St. Does anyone know who takes care of it--I understand that it's taken in at night. It hasn't been around in a while.

By - 4/9/15 - 7:37 am

WBUR explains what happens after yesterday's verdict in the Tsarnaev case.

Kevin Cullen wonders:

Do we, or in this case the jurors acting as our surrogates, serve justice and honor the memory of Tsarnaev’s victims more by killing him or by putting him in prison for the rest of his sorry life?

Yvonne Abraham replies we're better than him and should avoid... Read more

By - 4/8/15 - 2:13 pm

On all 30 counts. Adam Reilly is livetweeting the Tsarnaev verdict.

By - 4/6/15 - 10:24 am

UPDATE, 10:49 a.m. Suspicious bag no longer suspicious, roads re-opened.

The bomb squad is on the way to Dartmouth Street and Stuart Street to investigate a duffle bag just sitting on the sidewalk.

Dartmouth is shut at Columbus, State Police have been asked to block the Back Bay ramp from the turnpike.

By - 4/5/15 - 11:02 am
Canadian copter over the Back Bay

Weissy wondered why a Canadian-flagged helicopter was flying low over the Back Bay this morning - Advance scout for the long feared Canadian invasion?

James H. sets our fears of incoming Dudley Do-Rights to rest: Our very own US Coast Guard is running some exercises with their counterparts from the Great White North.... Read more

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