One of the Back Bay's stately elms toppled over onto the outbound side of Commonwealth Avenue just past Massachusetts Avenue this afternoon. No injuries, but one car was hit. Laurie Thomas surveyed the damage and reported around 6 p.m.: Read more.
Commonwealth Avenue Mall
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Those ads for a luxury-apartment building along the Commonwealth Avenue Mall are being washed off today
Mike Fedotowsky of Kensington Investment Co., which owns 28 Exeter St., apologizes for those stenciled chalk ads for the building that were sprayed on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall walkway yesterday, and says a crew is going up the mall today washing them away: Read more.
Citizen complaint of the day: You'd think a luxury apartment building could think of a better way of advertising than defacing the Commonwealth Avenue Mall
Update: Building owner apologizes, sends crew out to wash the ads away.
Way to make an impression with the neighbors: Several disgusted citizens filed 311 complaints today about the gauche way 28 Exeter at Newbury advertised it has flats to rent - by spraying stenciled ads on the sidewalk of the Commonwealth Avenue Mall. The building went up in 1979, so you'd think the owners would know how their ads would be received in the Back Bay.
Penny Cherubino reports Back Bay denizens are taking advantage of how the trees down the center of Commonwealth Avenue are spaced just right to maintain a proper Boston social distance while having a chat.
Brenden paused to take in a memorial on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall to Woodrow the Labrador retriever. Read more.
A puzzled citizen filed a 311 complaint this morning about the situation at Commonwealth Avenue and Clarendon Street:
Someone left their huge bag of bagels here.
Maureen O'Hara reports that Steve the Blond Squirrel seems to have said nuts to the Public Garden and moved on down to the Commonwealth Avenue Mall between Berkeley and Clarendon.
Steve in the Public Garden.
Damaskin surveyed the damage to one bench on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall this morning.
Bettlebrox noticed the Alexander Hamilton statue on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall had some new headgear today.
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Matt Thomas went for a walk around the Back Bay last night. Read more.
Tamas K-L wasn't the only one out on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall today.
Michele B watched an intrepid kid ski down New Haven Street in West Roxbury: Read more.
The statue of suffragist Lucy Stone (the first woman in Massachusetts to earn a college degree) on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall was freshly bedecked with flowers yesterday, as Leslee captured.
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A drenched citizen complains:
As I was driving down Commonwealth AVE between Clarendon and Berkley heading towards Arlington street with my windows open the sprinklers in the Commonwealth Mall went on soaking myself and the inside of my car with cold water. Someone might want to take a look at the sprinklers and recalibrate them.
Penny Cherubino reports both snowdrops and daffodils were coming up in a front yard on Commonwealth Avenue in the Back Bay today.
Steve555B walked along the Commonwealth Avenue Mall last night.
Copyright Steve555B. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.
A concerned citizen reports on a poor unloved Christmas tree just lying on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall:
Perfectly good Christmas Tree left on Comm. Ave Mall @ Hereford St. Been there over 12 hours. Its about a 9 footer. It was probably too big for someone's apartment and they just ditched it.
Leslee watched tree guys doing tree stuff on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall today.
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Penny Cherubino reports that when tree experts chopped down an infected elm tree on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall recently, they left the stump behind - on purpose.
Instead of grinding out and removing the stump, contractors will use it and the root system that comes into contact with other trees on the block to dispense pest management treatment.
Bettlebrox ran across this igloo on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall.
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