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By adamg - 3/23/23 - 12:50 pm

The Charles River Watershed Association has set June 17 for this year's City Splash and One-Mile Swim, during which you'll be able to jump into the Charles from the Fiedler Dock on the Esplanade. Because the event and race have proven so popular, pre-registration for time slots or to enter the race will be required, although the association has yet to set up online pages to do so.

By adamg - 3/13/23 - 9:33 am
Boston skyline at dawn

Karen captured the dawn over the Back Bay this morning.

In West Roxbury, Mary Ellen watched the sun rise over the West Roxbury Crushed Stone quarry: Read more.

By adamg - 3/8/23 - 2:04 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today approved plans by Neiman Marcus in Copley Place to start offering beer and wine to its customers, using a license it will buy from a noodle place in Brighton Center. Read more.

By adamg - 3/1/23 - 11:36 pm

The Simmons Voice reports that LGBTQ Nightlife Events, which has been running queer nights at local clubs over the last few years, is getting ready to settle down with a permanent home on Boylston Street in the Back Bay - in a town that has mostly seen gay and queer venues disappear over the past decade. Read more.

By adamg - 3/1/23 - 11:01 pm

WCVB reports somebody driving outbound on the inbound side of the turnpike tonight slammed into somebody head on just before the Pru tunnel, then managed to disengage from that and keep going, hitting more vehicles.

By adamg - 2/27/23 - 1:59 pm

The Dig has photos from yesterday's rally.

By adamg - 2/19/23 - 11:06 am

Liz Gotthelf came down from Maine to take in Nathan Sawaya's the Art of the Brick exhibit on Newbury Street - 70 sculptures made from Legos - which she writes was well worth the two-hour ride (on the Downeaster from Maine) and $28 admission

Lego bricks and mortar: Company to move US headquarters to Boston.

By adamg - 2/16/23 - 11:17 am

Itadaki, 269 Newbury St. in the Back Bay, could soon be replaced by Pinky's, whose lawyer told the Boston Licensing Board yesterday will specialize in "small plates and street" food "inspired by northern Spain," with some larger dishes, such as paella. Read more.

By adamg - 2/10/23 - 12:17 pm

A Prudential Center-based firm that helped Twitter sue Elon Musk when it seemed like he was backing out of his $44-billion takeover is suing the company for the $2 million in consulting it says it provided that the Musk-owned social network is now refusing to pay. Read more.

By adamg - 2/8/23 - 10:18 am

Two Louisiana residents yesterday sued the MBTA and escalator company Kone, Inc. for the injuries they say they suffered when an escalator they were riding up from the commuter-rail platform at Back Bay suddenly reversed, sending people hurtling back to the platform in a heap on Sept. 26, 2021.

By adamg - 2/7/23 - 9:56 pm
Cone atop the Charles River off the Mass. Ave. bridge

Remember last year when the state used traffic cones to mark off some bike lanes on the Mass. Ave. Bridge and somebody didn't like them and tossed them onto the frozen Charles River? A roving UHub photographer discovered today that some low-energy bike-lane hater tried to replicate that, only gave up after just one cone.

By adamg - 2/4/23 - 8:50 pm
Crowd outside the Wang

Angry Wang customers demand to be let back in. Photo by Live Boston.

So far tonight, burst pipes caused by the sudden freeze have forced three hospitals to send patients elsewhere, left Wang Theatre patrons out in the cold, angrily yelling to be let back in, and flooded a floor at the Prudential Center mall. Read more.

By adamg - 2/4/23 - 3:37 pm
Frozen Charles River

Josh Borrow took a walk along the insta-frozen Charles River this afternoon.

But kids, the National Weather Service reminds you to stay off the ice.

By adamg - 1/28/23 - 2:23 pm

A federal appeals court ruled yesterday that there's just too much risk of top-secret government information being released to let the current Saudi government try to wrest control of eight condos in One Dalton Place, the Mandarin Oriental and Millennium Place from a former Saudi anti-terrorism official who backed the wrong prince in a succession battle. Read more.

By adamg - 1/26/23 - 9:27 pm
First responders in Copley Square

The scene in Copley Square. Photo by Rand. Can't sit still.

What the MBTA described as a signal problem turned out to be a trolley derailment just after Copley Square outbound that left passengers on that train and two trains behind it stuck in the tunnel. Read more.

By adamg - 1/24/23 - 4:02 pm

Transit Police report a guy taking up "too many seats" on an Orange Line train refused to yield any of the seats, which another guy tried to solve by whipping out a box cutter as the train pulled into Back Bay and slicing him twice in the chest around 3:30 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 1/24/23 - 1:30 pm

The Lego Group announced today it's moving its US headquarters from Connecticut to the Back Bay. Read more.

By adamg - 1/23/23 - 5:55 pm

A medical assistant at the MGH Back Bay Health Center, 388 Commonwealth Ave., who was arrested last week on a charge he raped a patient in an exam room was arrested again today for sexually attacking another patient earlier in the month. Read more.

By adamg - 1/19/23 - 9:46 pm

A medical assistant at the MGH Back Bay Health Center, 388 Commonwealth Ave., was arrested yesterday after allegedly raping a patient whom he first told to undress for a test allegedly ordered by a doctor, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

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