Back Bay

By - 9/30/16 - 10:30 pm
Misty Charles River dock

JB Parrett wasn't the only one out in the mist on the Esplanade.

By - 9/29/16 - 10:37 am
Truck just made it under Storrow bridge

Kevin reports a truck driver who barely cleared the BU footbridge outbound this morning was gunning for the next bridge, but was pulled over by a state trooper who stopped him from testing his luck a second time and forced him to slowly back up under the footbridge and into one of those emergency cutouts to await the swift administration of justice. Kevin photographed the truck as it backed up.

By - 9/28/16 - 7:16 pm
Dead train at Back Bay on the Orange Line

Sara Brooks was among the people who struggled to get home around 6 p.m. when a train up and died at Back Bay. Mathew Helman was another:

Beyond severe delays. Waiting 25 minutes, 1 jam-packed train.

By - 9/28/16 - 10:30 am

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to grant a food-serving license to a proposed Cornish-pasty restaurant on Mass. Ave. off Marlborough Street. Read more.

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 - 9/26/16 - 8:43 am

Around 2:10 a.m. at Clarendon Street, the Globe reports. This was about the same time as seven people were being stabbed a few blocks away in the Theater District.

By - 9/21/16 - 2:30 pm
New entrance between old and new wings of Copley Square BPL library

Not long after the Johnson wing of the BPL's main library went up, the story goes, an old lady became forever trapped in the stairs that were the only way to get between the new and old wings. The new renovations have finally fixed that.

UPDATE: When I originally posted this, I thought this was just one of those urban legends. But it turns out an elderly woman actually did die in a BPL corridor, although not one connecting the two wings, in 1977.

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 - 9/20/16 - 1:19 pm
Swan Boats on their way out for the season

You know fall's here when the Swan Boats go away. Penny Cherubino watched them being disassembled today for winter storage.

By - 9/16/16 - 10:11 pm

Transit Police report arresting a Roslindale resident they say dropped trou and began some knob polishing in the men's room at Back Bay station while another man was just trying to micturate around 2:30 p.m. yesterday. Read more.

By - 9/14/16 - 6:38 pm
Clouds reflected in Boston's John Hancock Building after a downpour

The Hancock Building got an interesting look for a few minutes after this afternoon's downpours as the clouds moved away.

Meanwhile, out in Roslindale: Read more.

By - 9/13/16 - 7:30 pm

Abdulrahman Alharbi, a Saudi national whom talk-show host Glenn Beck kept blaming as the organizer of the Boston Marathon bombings long after it was obvious he wasn't, is dropping his defamation suit against Beck. Read more.

By - 9/11/16 - 7:15 pm
Bagpipers at 9/11 ceremony in Boston

Stevil attended the 9/11 commemoration in the Public Garden this morning.

Copyright Stevil. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 9/10/16 - 12:58 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports a Cambodian sandwich chain based in New York is planning an outlet in the Prudential Center.

By - 9/6/16 - 5:53 pm
Track fire at Back Bay on the Orange Line

Jill was at Back Bay just in time for a track fire around 5:15 p.m.

Shnoox got a closer look at the firefighters who arrived: Read more.

By - 9/3/16 - 8:33 am

Boston Police report arresting two men on drug charges and one on gun charges after an incident Thursday evening inside the Public Garden. Read more.

By - 9/2/16 - 5:22 pm
Peeled back truck on Soldiers Field Road

Drivers on the river roads seem intent to make up for last year's absence of good storrowings over Labor Day weekend. James Sappenfield spotted a spectacularly storrowed truck on Soldiers Field Road inbound by the Harvard Business School around noon.

A rental-truck driver brought Storrow Drive inbound to a halt around 4 p.m. with another storrowing that left his truck looking like an occult hand had had some fun with a giant can opener. Read more.

By - 8/27/16 - 4:39 pm

Some things don't change much in Boston, as you'll see in this intro to an episode of the old Martin Milner vehicle, if you can dig it.

Bikeyface notes the episode was directed by Elliot Silverstein, who got local boy Leonard Nimoy his start in acting.

Via Boston Reddit.

By - 8/23/16 - 2:47 pm

Many of the buildings sit on wooden pilings that only rot when exposed to dry conditions. The Beacon Hill Times reports on nascent concern in the area about the pilings.