First a tot lot on Beacon Hill got a bronze statue of a turtle (since moved into the shade so it no longer burns little kids). Now Smith Playground in Allston will be getting the 27-foot-tall "Quest Eternal" statue of a naked man reaching for the stars, or perhaps a towel, that was posed in front of the Boylston Street side of the Prudential Center until 2014. Read more.
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Mario Batali,will be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court Friday on a charge of indecent assault and battery for allegedly groping a woman at the now closed Towne restaurant at the Prudential Center in 2017, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
What's the point of building a new hotel in Kenmore Square if it's just going to be destroyed in a battle between giant monsters?
Eric Maki and a robot at the Microsoft Store were among the few stopped to watch a climate-change die-in at the Prudential Center mall this afternoon:
Nearby consumers are unfazed.
Pat Miguel Tomaino looked up at sunset and noticed the Pru in its annual Patriots colors and message.
Another view, across the icy Charles: Read more.
Salad days: Fans of local salad outlets report longer lines as others join them with their resolutions to eat healthier
In response to a report out of New York about snarly, out-of-control leaf munchers at that benighted city's salad places, Bostonian salad eaters report that, yes, the lines are longer here as well, but we're better mannered and so are not running amok or cursing out co-workers who made us join them. Read more.
Jonathan Berk joins the Pru in wishing you good tidings for the year to come.
617 Images took in the renovated Longfellow Bridge in the early morning fog.
Jason the roving UHub photographer, meanwhile, got a good look at the Back Bay in the fog from the turnpike around 8:30 a.m.: Read more.
Copley Wolf Design Group captures the Pru tonight.
Eagle-eyed kaiju fan Chris Devers alerts us that the trailer for next summer's "Godzilla: King of the Monsters" features Boston being destroyed by a tsunami (coming, oddly, from Cambridge). Read more.
Allegedly happened last year at Towne in the Prudential Center, near what used to be the Batali-branded Eataly, Eater New York reports.
When the Earls Kitchen and Bar chain decided to open an outlet in Boston, they stocked the bar with two sets of taps, one for draught beer, the other for wine. Read more.
Flea watched the fog move in over Boston this morning.
Aline Kaplan tries to find out what happened to the statue on Boylston Street that disappeared in 2014 so we could finally get a Tesla showroom, but gets no answers.
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.
Pru restaurant stunned to learn it couldn't use its heated patio in December - after residents of the luxury condos next door called 911 to complain
Managers at Earls Kitchen and Bar in the Prudential Center apologized to city officials today for renting out their enclosed patio for a corporate holiday party in December - saying they didn't realize the patio license they had previously agreed to required them to stop patio operations in November. Read more.
617 Images shows us the Prudential building on New Year's Eve.
The Boston Architectural College Library peered into the abyss over the Back Bay this morning.
Others took note of the fog as well: Read more.
The Globe reports the Prudential Center is no longer being patrolled by the vibrator robot it brought in this past May.