Back Bay

By - 3/14/18 - 10:53 am

There's an outbound D trolley with a wire problem gumming up the works at Boylston. Boston firefighters went into the tunnel to help evacuate passengers.

The T has resorted to urging riders to get on the Orange Line for downtown stops.

By - 3/14/18 - 12:09 am
Newbury Street in the snow

Laura Manning strolled down Newbury Street Tuesday afternoon.

By - 3/12/18 - 9:53 am
Empty storefronts on Newbury Street

Jonathan Berk recently walked up Newbury Street and spotted a lot of empty storefronts. But is it as bad as it seems? Read more.

By - 3/11/18 - 11:13 pm
Golden sunset in Boston

Nick Gilham watched the sun light up the Back Bay as it went down tonight.

John C. watched from the other side of Boston: Read more.

By - 3/8/18 - 4:16 pm
Somebody loves Jenny

Andrea H. looked out her window today and noticed a large affirmation written in the fresh snow on the Christian Science Center reflecting pool. Anybody happen to have Jenny's number handy?

By - 3/6/18 - 1:17 pm

Managers at Earls Kitchen and Bar in the Prudential Center apologized to city officials today for renting out their enclosed patio for a corporate holiday party in December - saying they didn't realize the patio license they had previously agreed to required them to stop patio operations in November. Read more.

By - 3/1/18 - 6:26 pm
Trident Book

Photo by Trident.

Trident Booksellers and Cafe reports a small fire on its second floor around midnight has shut it indefinitely. Trident reports that while the fire itself did little damage, the water used to put it out caused significant damage.

The bookstore reports, however, it is continuing to sell books online as it works to get back in business on Newbury Street.

By - 3/1/18 - 8:23 am
Full moon over the Charles River Esplanade

Derek Lessing just couldn't sleep, so he went for a walk along the Esplanade very early this morning.

By - 2/26/18 - 1:42 pm

NBC Boston reports ISD this morning ordered Boylston Street shut in front of the dilapidated hulk that until recently housed that boot store after parts of the building plunged to the sidewalk.

By - 2/24/18 - 1:27 pm
Furries evacuated from Boston hotel

CarCarll captured the scene outside the Park Plaza around 11:30 a.m., when fire alarms went off, forcing the evacuation of guests and attendees at the annual Anthro New England furry convention.

By - 2/24/18 - 12:32 pm
Fallen ceiling beam at Back Bay on the Orange Line

The pipe in question. Photo by Joe Growhoski.

UPDATED with MBTA statement about what the thing was. Also, Back Bay station was re-opened shortly after 2 p.m.

A ceiling drain pipe fell on the roof of an inbound Orange Line train at Back Bay around 12:25 p.m. No injuries, but passengers were briefly ordered held in the train. Needless to say, inbound service from Forest Hills is now at a standstill. The T is starting up a bus shuttle between Jackson Square and Back Bay.

Red Line train, track fail in a blast of sparks, glass shards.

By - 2/22/18 - 6:17 pm

There's a supremely recalcitrant train at Back Bay on the Orange Line, leading to "moderate" delays towards Oak Grove, the MBTA reports.

By - 2/21/18 - 9:19 am

Increasing parking-meter fees from $1.25 to $3.75 an hour in the Back Bay last year meant faster turnover of spaces, letting more people use them - and reducing congestion on local roads by helping curb double parking, the mayor's office announced today. Read more.

By - 2/19/18 - 11:14 am
Beacon Street collapse scene

Firefighters on scene. Photo by Kyle Stratis.

Hours after a wrecking crew tore down a partially collapsed building in East Boston, the chimney of a building under renovation at 361 Beacon St. in the Back Bay collapsed and plunged to the first floor. Read more.

By - 2/16/18 - 6:31 pm

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Green Line inbound due to a deceased trolley at Copley.

By - 2/13/18 - 9:42 pm

Kathy watched the sky show as the sun went down over the Esplanade this evening.

Shortly after, Jed Hresko spotted a different set of colors over Central Square in Cambridge: Read more.

By - 2/10/18 - 12:14 pm

The MBTA reports "minor" delays on the Orange Line due to a train that switched to the tracks to Elysium near Back Bay.

By - 2/9/18 - 9:34 am

Investors are snapping up condos in the heart of Boston like nobody's business, and Mayor Walsh's proposed regulations wouldn't do enough to stop them from squeezing out people who actually want to live in the city, according to a study by a consortium of neighborhood groups. Read more.

By - 2/9/18 - 12:25 am
At Mass. Ave. crash scene

UPDATE: NBC Boston reports the man, in his 80s, died.

Rick Macomber reports a man was hit around 10:30 p.m. by a dump truck on Mass. Ave. whose driver then continued onto the turnpike. State Police stopped the truck on the turnpike in Weston.

By - 2/7/18 - 12:35 pm
Charles River in the snow

Owen peered into the abyss from the Cambridge side of the Charles River shortly after noon.