Back Bay

By - 3/18/17 - 2:38 pm
Snowy sailboats in the Charles River

Gary Waldeck stopped to admire the sailboats along the Charles River Esplanade today.

By - 3/12/17 - 7:40 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the impending demise of the restaurant. The Park Square one should stay open.

By - 3/11/17 - 11:44 pm
Broom in a tree

A concerned citizen looks up at Gloucester and Marlborough streets in the Back Bay, sees a broom and wants the city to do something about it.

Earlier:
Table in a tree.

By - 3/11/17 - 10:20 pm

Ah, well, bring on the French toast.

By - 3/10/17 - 2:55 pm

Salt spreader just flipped over making turn from Charles Street on to Park Plaza - by the Four Seasons. Fire and EMTs on scene.

Edit: Updated to include a close-up photo that a co-worker took from a different vantage point.

By - 3/9/17 - 5:07 pm
Boylston Street fire

Firefighters from above. Photo by Jan.

Boylston Street in Copley Square was shut around 5 p.m. as firefighters raced to the top of the eight-story 583 Boylston St. (the building with the New Balance store) for a roof fire. The fire extended to a shed on the roof before they knocked it down.

By - 2/22/17 - 6:36 pm

It's lights out at Mass. Ave. and Tremont and that means a mess:

Spent 15 minutes in car from one end of Westland (Fenway) to other end (Mass Ave)

By - 2/21/17 - 2:45 pm
New York's OK, but, seriously, Boston just rules

CFA Society Boston, which provides consulting for the sort of people who manage millions of dollars in investments, has these big ol' kiosk ads in Downtown Crossing and the Back Bay that sure seem to imply that the sort of people who manage millions of dollars in investments in Boston should stick to Boston consultants.

By - 2/21/17 - 2:23 pm
Crash at Commonwealth Avenue and Hereford Street in the Back Bay

A roving UHub photographer came upon the scene of a crash on Commonwealth Avenue at Hereford around 2 p.m.

Aerial view.

Hmm, maybe Comm. Ave. in the Back Bay isn't the best place to park?

By - 2/21/17 - 11:30 am

The Boston Licensing Board will consider forcing bars to give up glassware and drinks in glass bottles if their patrons get injured in attacks with them. Read more.

By - 2/19/17 - 2:35 pm
Alternative facts are irrational

Ask a high-school math student.

A couple thousand scientists took time out today from a national conference at the Hynes - or just their weekends at home or in the lab - to protest attacks on science in general and climate science in particular, in a rally in Copley Square. Read more.

By - 2/17/17 - 5:53 pm

A dead train at Copley is putting the kibosh on the idea of using the Green Line to get out of town quickly this rush hour.

By - 2/13/17 - 1:25 pm

The tire-eating pothole is inbound just past the Kenmore ramp, so might be time to seek one of those alternate routes.

By - 2/7/17 - 10:53 am

A Patriots fan waiting for the parade inscribed a, um, hearty message for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in the snow in Copley Square park this morning.

By - 2/7/17 - 9:27 am
Patriots fans at 9 a.m. on Boylston Street

Luisa LaSalle shows us Boylston Street at 9 a.m., two hours before the start of the Patriots Duck Boat procession (which will start at the Pru, head down Boylston, turn left on Tremont and end at City Hall).

By - 2/6/17 - 12:30 pm

The Harvard Gazette interviews Jane Kamensky, author of a new biography of John Singleton Copley (you know, as in the Square), who actually left Boston for England in 1774 and never returned. She discusses that famous painting of the kid who looks like he's about to be eaten by a shark:

Brook Watson had been a merchant’s boy, probably a cabin boy at first and then an Atlantic coastal merchant, spending time in the waters of Havana where this happened to him in the 1740s. He was swimming and was flayed and nearly drowned. The incident allowed Copley to paint something that was incredibly suspenseful and that was exhibited at an incredible moment of national suspense about the fate of Britain.