Back Bay

By - 9/4/17 - 11:43 pm

Well, what do you know? There were several close calls, but no actual storrowings this weekend on either river road, at least as far as we could tell. One of the close calls came late tonight, when the driver of a Stop & Shop 18-wheeler, who you really would think would know better, started to turn towards Storrow Drive, before realizing the goof and backing up, as Ari Ofsevit shows us.

By - 8/30/17 - 3:38 pm
Sanchez

Transit Police report arresting Robert Sanchez, 49, for allegedly exposing himself and masturbating in full view of at least one woman near the fare gates at Back Bay station around 3:30 p.m. yesterday.

Sanchez was charged with open and gross lewdness, police say.

Innocent, etc.

By - 8/29/17 - 8:17 am

Todd Cosentino reports one of the advantages of early-morning bike commuting is the view from the BU Bridge. Read more.

By - 8/26/17 - 10:41 am

The Boston Sun reports on one couple's idea to turn 29 Commonwealth Ave. into 11 stories of gilded fun for people with the sort of money it would take to join a place that features a fitness center on one floor, a giant game room on another and a rooftop patio - but not one where live music would be played.

By - 8/25/17 - 10:31 pm
Boston at dusk

Ron Perry captured the sun going down over the Back Bay on Thursday.

Copyright Ron Perry. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 8/25/17 - 4:33 pm

Matt Soleyn hooks us with the news that Haru Sushi Boston is no more.

By - 8/25/17 - 4:22 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Cheney Street teenager on charges he and a pal stole some motorcycles in the Back Bay - some six weeks after he was charged in connection with the four stolen scooters police say they found behind his house. Read more.

By - 8/23/17 - 3:36 pm
Willem Doeleman

Transit Police report they've charged an Easthampton man with using a selfie stick to take a photo up a woman's skirt at the Copley Square Green Line stop back in June.

Read more.

By - 8/22/17 - 4:58 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Moody's Delicatessen of Waltham will open an outpost in the sort of Boylston Street location (deep inside the Boston Legal building plaza) where Rebecca's Cafe will close next month.

By - 8/20/17 - 9:15 pm

CatBoston took in the India Day celebration on the Esplanade today.

By - 8/9/17 - 10:01 pm
Weird tour bus on Boylston Street in Boston

Brian Lee spotted this contraption rolling down Boylston Street today: Read more.

By - 8/6/17 - 4:41 pm
Green Line bully

Camo-hatted bully in action. Photo by David Yamada.

A man's haranguing of a young Muslim woman that started on the Green Line platform at Prudential Saturday ended on a trolley when several people stood up and put themselves between them, according to one of the participants in the incident. Read more.

By - 8/4/17 - 3:34 pm
Mass. Ave. blocked by backpacks

Shortly after 3 p.m., the back of a tractor-trailer sprung open on Mass. Ave. in front of the new Berklee building, and hundreds of backpacks sprung out, immediately shutting the road, as Riggs shows us.

Crews moved the backpacks into the bike lane

The road towards Boylston will be shut for awhile as the trailer is completely offloaded.

By - 8/2/17 - 12:54 am

Yeah, yeah, but the state really means it this time: The Charles River Basin is full of toxic cyanobacteria, which could make you feel pretty bad - and kill your dog, so be especially careful to keep Fido away from the water.

The state warning went into effect Tuesday.

More info on cyanobacteria from the state.

By - 8/1/17 - 8:04 am

Rick Macomber chronicled a storrowing, shortly after 2 a.m. on the inbound side at the Longfellow.

By - 7/26/17 - 11:04 pm

A federal appeals court today tossed a lawsuit by a woman who claimed Nordstrom Rack owed her lots of money because of what she said was a bogus "compare at" price on the $49.97 sweater she bought at its Boylston Street store in 2014. Read more.

By - 7/26/17 - 11:49 am
Three Back Bay buildings

JB Parrett looks up from in front of what was once the Museum of Natural History.

By - 7/26/17 - 11:15 am

The state has sued a Wakefield company it says improperly removed boilers at a Newbury Street building without taking proper measures to keep asbestos insulation from escaping from the site. Read more.