Back Bay

By - 1/7/18 - 7:37 pm
Snowman on the Esplanade

Melissa Sullivan reports the snowman somebody built without snow survived the blizzard, if barely.

Snowman in balmier days: Read more.

By - 1/5/18 - 8:56 pm
Icy Charles River

Ari Ofsevit gazed at the frozen wasteland between Cambridge and the Back Bay today.

Casie Gillette shows us the real ice joining the iceberg statues in Fort Point Channel: Read more.

By - 1/5/18 - 2:37 pm

The developers behind a proposed private club for well off Millennials at 29 Commonweath Ave. will withdraw their plans, now before the zoning board, and instead file plans to turn the building into luxury residential units, the Boston Sun reports.

But Millennials with more money than they know what to do with needn't fret: The Sun reports the developers will be looking for a different space in the Back Bay for a more genteel and pricier version of a multi-story Dave & Buster's.

By - 1/5/18 - 9:22 am
Crossing a street in the Back Bay in the snow

Matt Thomas went for a walk around the Back Bay last night. Read more.

By - 1/3/18 - 9:40 am

A man who allegedly punched a co-worker into unconsciousness last spring and another co-worker who allegedly helped him try to hide what he did - by helping move the unconscious man's body and lying about how the man wound up that way - face arraignment today in Suffolk Superior Court, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 1/2/18 - 11:38 pm
Boston skyline at sunset with ice on the Charles

Daniel Brim watched the sun go down today after a frigid Back Bay and a frozen Charles River.

By - 12/31/17 - 11:14 pm
Prudential Center welcomes 2018

617 Images shows us the Prudential building on New Year's Eve.

By - 12/30/17 - 9:46 pm

First Night organizers have called off the 7 p.m. fireworks over the Common, and the 6 p.m. parade that was to precede them because it'll be just too damn cold. The midnight fireworks over Boston Harbor, however, are still on, because presumably the totally sober adults who would watch them outside will be smart enough to dress appropriately.

Also cancelled: Read more.

By - 12/29/17 - 2:47 pm

The mini-Dunkin' counter that had been operating in the Prudential Star Market closed last week, the setup is being dismantled and will be replaced by a Starbucks. So shoppers will no longer have to walk the half-block to Boylston to get their Starbucks fix. And they are currently hiring baristas.

By - 12/22/17 - 8:57 am
Taping off the crime scene on Exeter Street

Taping off the crime scene. Photo by KMV.

A woman was stabbed in the chest shortly before midnight on Exeter Street, outside Luke's Lobster KMV and Rick Macomber report. John Duffill reports the suspects fled in a black Jeep with New York plates.

WBZ reports police think this was case of road rage. The victim was in a car at the time.

The stabbing comes less than 24 hours after a man was stabbed on Exeter at Boylston.

By - 12/21/17 - 8:49 am

A man was stabbed in the lung around at Boylston and Exeter streets around 1:50 a.m., Boston EMS Incidents and Scott B report.

By - 12/19/17 - 5:26 pm
Framed bridge in the Public Garden

At least in the Public Garden, it's a little easier to frame a photo thanks to the frame put up by the Friends of the Public Garden.

By - 12/15/17 - 2:25 pm

The Globe reports tourists are starting to talk about the fur-covered butterballs in the Public Garden and on the Common.

By - 12/10/17 - 1:05 pm
Public Garden bridge in the snow

Kr McRae took a stroll through the Public Garden last night.

By - 12/9/17 - 10:15 pm
Santas in Speedos in Boston

Photographynatalia took in the annual Speedo-clad Santa run through the Back Bay today.

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

By - 11/30/17 - 9:42 am
Hanover show logo

The New England Anime Society of Somerville, which puts on the annual Anime Boston show at the Hynes, this week sued two of its former volunteers, who are using the phrase "Boston Anime Fest" to promote their own show at the Hanover Mall, which is somewhere south of Boston.

Read more.

By - 11/24/17 - 6:17 pm
Closed trash receptacles on the Esplanade

A roving UHub photographer noticed DCR's announcement that it won't be emptying the trash receptacles on the Esplanade from now until April:

Looks like some slob has already started what will probably end up being a mountain of dog waste bags by April 1. What gives?

By - 11/17/17 - 2:15 pm
New development at Back Bay

Architect's rendering.

The BPDA board yesterday approved a large mixed-use development that will include $69 million in renovations to the fume-filled Back Bay T station. Read more.