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The BPDA board this afternoon will vote on spending $100,000 for a consultant to recommend ways to turn Dartmouth Street between the BPL main library and the Copley Square park into a permanent mall for pedestrians and bicyclists - with space set aside for a lane for emergency vehicles. Read more.
Boston Police report a Lynn man initially arrested on a probation violation will be charged with attacks on three women in separate incidents near Back Bay station on Saturday afternoon.
Wetnsy Louicius, 22, will be charged with robbery and aggravated assault and battery, police say.
>Update: Suspect arrested.
Boston Police have released photos of a man they say physically attacked three women in separate incidents between 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Read more.
A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint about old news boxes on Dartmouth Street outside Back Bay station.
This gets filled up with trash and looks like trash. I think there are at least two of them outside Back Bay station. Would be great to throw out and would be very simple.
Part of Dartmouth Street in the Back Bay to be open to just pedestrians for ten days this month; streets in JP, Roxbury and Dorchester to be shut to traffic for one day each this year
Mayor Wu today announced plans to turn Dartmouth Street in front of the Copley library into a pedestrian area between June 7 and June 17th - in a pilot that could lead to the block being shut to traffic permanently - and to re-create the Newbury Street open-streets pedestrian program on long stretches of Centre Street in Jamaica Plain one day in July, Blue Hill Avenue in Grove Hall in August and Dorchester Avenue in September. Read more.
The FBI has released photos of a 40-something white man wanted for holding up the Eastern Bank branch at the corner of Dartmouth and Stuart streets in the Back Bay around 2:20 p.m. on April 9. Read more.
Update: The Globe reports the victim was WCVB reporter Ted Wayman, while working on a story.
Boston Police report arresting a local man on charges he used a pair of scissors to stab another man in the forearm in an attack that ended when the victim managed to shut the door of his van, at Boylston and Dartmouth streets around 9:05 p.m. on Sunday. Read more.
Small businesses try to pick up the pieces after being destroyed by rampagers; one victim is a small black-owned business that had kept employees on during the pandemic
Looters who smashed into places like Marshalls and Walgreens Sunday night were not particularly discriminating - they also destroyed small mom-and-pop businesses across downtown, the Back Bay and the South End. Read more.
Traffic is a mess and news copters from all over are flitting around.
Swimman spotted two leaf bags bursting with Lego bricks on Dartmouth Street at Appleton Street in the South End this morning.
UPDATE: The bricks have been taken: Read more.
Spare Change News reports on the new memorial to Tiernan, on Dartmouth Street, between Newbury and Boylston, in the Back Bay.
Photo by Leslee posted under this Creative Commons license and in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.
Teddy Kokoros spotted the remains of a Lamborghini on Dartmouth Street between the BPL and the park this evening. Alert Page Boston reports it caught on fire. Read more.
Greta Gerwig is filming part of her version of "Little Women" on Dartmouth Street in the Back Bay, and that means covering the asphalt with dirt to recreate 19th-century scenes featuring horses and carriages, as Pilotblock observed this morning.
A Suffolk Superior Court today sentenced Benjamin Josey, 59, to three to five years in state prison after a jury convicted him of armed robbery, assault and battery on a disabled person and stealing by confinement for an incident on Dartmouth Street on Aug. 24, 2017. Read more.
WBUR reports on a BPD crackdown on skateboarders on Dartmouth Street outside the BPL in Copley Square last Wednesday.
Matthew Ireland was in Copley Square the other evening.
Copyright Matthew Ireland.
Board approves pile-of-boxes development for Back Bay station; churches to get $3 million for shadow mitigation
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.
Robert Huke spotted this reminder of Martin Richard's peace poster on a traffic-light pole at Dartmouth Street and Warren Avenue in the South End today.
Rob C spotted these turkeys patiently waiting for the bus in the South End this morning.
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