Back Bay

By - 4/22/18 - 10:01 am
Daffodils blooming by the Charles River in Cambridge

Melissa Sullivan surveys some of the signs of spring along the Esplanade this morning.

By - 4/16/18 - 12:47 pm

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.

By - 4/16/18 - 9:27 am

Boston Police report arresting a man they say was breaking into buildings on the 400 block of Boylston St. (the block where the Tannery used to be) Sunday morning. Read more.

By - 4/12/18 - 10:31 am
Painting the Boston Marathon finish line

Scott Wholey watched workers paint the finish line for the Boston Marathon on Boylston Street.

By - 4/9/18 - 10:05 am

The Boston Business Journal reports the Boylston Street Marshalls is shutting down, possibly to be replaced by a brick-and-mortar version of the homegrown Wayfair online home-furnishings site.

By - 4/8/18 - 8:49 pm
Boston Marathon scaffolding going up

Mitchell watched the scaffolding above the Marathon finish line going up today.

By - 4/4/18 - 8:02 pm
Fire on Cumberland Street

Fire as seen from Greenwich Park. Photo by Nate Roy.

Boston firefighters are at 24 Cumberland St. for what is now a two-alarm fire in a three-story brownstone undergoing renovation. Read more.

By - 4/4/18 - 9:20 am

Through 6 p.m., Old South Church will be broadcasting King speeches, in memorial for the 50th anniversary of his assassination. At 6, around the time King was fatally shot, the loudspeakers will fall silent and the church bells will ring in his memory.

King in Boston.
King's link to Boston's abolitionist past.

By - 4/3/18 - 1:41 pm

Residents of buildings in the Back Bay and Fort Point say they realize they live in the city and that means a certain level of sound - that's why they've bought white-noise machines. But the devices have proved no match for a nine-piece band in one case, and throbbing bass in another, the residents told city licensing head Christine Pulgini today. Read more.

By - 4/1/18 - 9:57 pm
Burns statue

From a 1920 account of the statue's dedication.

Last week, the BPDA sent a bunch of questions to Millennium Partners about its planned $1.3-billion Winthrop Square tower that ultimately came down to asking what the developer would do to keep the building from going up as the city's blandest skyscraper (the Globe has more).

But at the bottom of the list of questions was a request that the company consider fixing one of the odder things in Boston - that a statue of Scottish poet Robert Burns sits at the center of a square named for John Winthrop. Read more.

By - 3/31/18 - 4:16 pm
Koro-sensei

Koro-sensei took in Anime Boston at the Hynes today, taking a break from his work educating students in Assassination Classroom (where they must kill him to prevent him from destroying the earth, only they can't, because not only does he have several superpowers, he is helping them improve their grades). Read more.

By - 3/28/18 - 2:15 pm
Turkey on a ledge

David Schachner looked out his office window, on the fifth floor of 359 Newbury St., shortly after1 p.m. and came face to face with a turkey.

He reports that the turkey has since hit the ground like a sack of wet cement flown away.

By - 3/26/18 - 10:52 am

A 27-year-old Cambridge man whose body was recovered from the Charles River near the Mass. Ave. Bridge Saturday morning wasn't pushed, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 3/24/18 - 11:10 am
Looking for person in the Charles River

The Boston Fire Department reports Boston and Cambridge firefighters converged on the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge around 7:30 a.m. on reports of a person in the water. John Duffill reports they found the person's body.

By - 3/22/18 - 8:38 pm

The Loews Boston in the Back Bay thought it would be a fun idea to put on an exercise class called Prison Style Boot Camp: Read more.

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.