The mayor's office reports Newbury Street will shut to motor vehicles between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on July 8, Aug. 12 and Sept. 9, as part of the third annual summer "Open Newbury Street." Read more.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Chilli Duck on Boylston Street has closed, saying it could not earn enough to pay the rent the landlord now wants.
A man went up to a table where two women and a man were sitting at Storyville, 90 Exeter St., on the night Feb. 8 and asked one of the women to dance. She refused and the guy responded by punching her in the mouth three times and then ran out, police told the Boston Licensing Board today. Read more.
A Suffolk County grand jury has indicted Jacques Merveille, 32, on charges he beat a homeless man with a rock at an encampment near a Copley Square ramp on the Massachusetts Turnpike on the afternoon of April 27, 2017, leaving him needing emergency surgery, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
Paula Tennyson watched workers racing to finish the new Mass. Ave. bridge over Comm. Ave. this morning. MassDOT announced tonight it's hoping to have the two roads open to traffic in time for the Monday morning rush - a day ahead of schedule.
Roving UHub photographer Evangelos Efstathiou took in the annual Make Way for Ducklings parade around the Common and the Public Garden today.
Turlach MacDonagh was kind of amazed to see a Hubway user riding down Storrow Drive this afternoon (no, they're not supposed to do that).
Aline Kaplan tries to find out what happened to the statue on Boylston Street that disappeared in 2014 so we could finally get a Tesla showroom, but gets no answers.
The launch of Amtrak's Acela service in 2000 brought 3 1/2-hour train travel between Boston and New York. It was a big improvement over the old 5-hour trip - but it was no faster than train service first proposed in the 1880s with steam engines. Read more.
An outbound trolley bought the farm near Boylston station and now the T says Green Line riders can expect delays of 10 to 15 minutes.
The Friends of the Public Garden put an empty picture frame on a swiveling stick to let people "frame" photos of the Public Garden. Jonathan Berk compared a photo he took today with one he took a month ago.
Teddy Kokoros took in the Greek Independence Day parade today.
Melissa Sullivan surveys some of the signs of spring along the Esplanade this morning.
The MBTA cut the power to both sides of the Orange Line at Back Bay around 12:30 after trash between the tracks just outbound from the station burst into flames. The fire was quickly extinguished and the Boston Fire Department returned the scene to T control around 12:45 so that power could be turned back on.
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