Back Bay

By - 5/23/18 - 10:29 am
Copley Square as the sun goes down

Matthew Ireland was in Copley Square the other evening.

Copyright Matthew Ireland.

By - 5/21/18 - 4:33 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today acquitted Lenny Quintero-Flores of Malden on a manslaughter charge for the drowning death of Mitchell Harrison in June, 2016, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 5/18/18 - 4:44 pm
Wanted man

Transit Police report they are looking for a guy they say goes up to women on crowded trains, then grinds his genitals on their buttocks. Read more.

By - 5/18/18 - 10:11 am

The mayor's office reports Newbury Street will shut to motor vehicles between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on July 8, Aug. 12 and Sept. 9, as part of the third annual summer "Open Newbury Street." Read more.

By - 5/15/18 - 1:40 pm
Rent too high at Chilli Duck

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Chilli Duck on Boylston Street has closed, saying it could not earn enough to pay the rent the landlord now wants.

By - 5/15/18 - 1:20 pm

A man went up to a table where two women and a man were sitting at Storyville, 90 Exeter St., on the night Feb. 8 and asked one of the women to dance. She refused and the guy responded by punching her in the mouth three times and then ran out, police told the Boston Licensing Board today. Read more.

By - 5/14/18 - 10:01 pm

A Suffolk County grand jury has indicted Jacques Merveille, 32, on charges he beat a homeless man with a rock at an encampment near a Copley Square ramp on the Massachusetts Turnpike on the afternoon of April 27, 2017, leaving him needing emergency surgery, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 5/13/18 - 9:49 pm

Paula Tennyson watched workers racing to finish the new Mass. Ave. bridge over Comm. Ave. this morning. MassDOT announced tonight it's hoping to have the two roads open to traffic in time for the Monday morning rush - a day ahead of schedule.

By - 5/13/18 - 12:41 pm
Annual Make Way for Ducklings Parade on the Common

Roving UHub photographer Evangelos Efstathiou took in the annual Make Way for Ducklings parade around the Common and the Public Garden today.

By - 5/11/18 - 4:40 pm
Bike rider on Storrow Drive

Turlach MacDonagh was kind of amazed to see a Hubway user riding down Storrow Drive this afternoon (no, they're not supposed to do that).

By - 5/11/18 - 8:10 am
Beams in the Back Bay

Workers are continuing their work to replace the Mass. Ave. bridge over Comm. Ave. in the Back Bay this morning, as MassDOT shows us. Expect knotty traffic in the area.

Paula Tennyson watched the work last night: Read more.

By - 5/8/18 - 7:26 am
Boston in the clouds

Flea watched the fog move in over Boston this morning.

By - 5/4/18 - 10:49 am

UPDATE: The restaurant got the hot water back on and a health inspector gave it permission to reopen.

A Boston health inspector yesterday ordered Beantown Pho and Grill, 272 Newbury St., closed until it gets a plumber in to restore its hot water. Read more.

By - 5/3/18 - 2:46 pm

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.

By - 4/29/18 - 1:53 pm
Charles River muse with two photographers

Stevil photographed the photographers photographing one of the local river nymphs along the Charles yesterday.

Copyright Stevil. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 4/27/18 - 4:49 pm
Proposed terminal area for New York and Boston Inland Railroad, along the Charles River

Imagine no Esplanade and no Storrow Drive. See it larger.

The launch of Amtrak's Acela service in 2000 brought 3 1/2-hour train travel between Boston and New York. It was a big improvement over the old 5-hour trip - but it was no faster than train service first proposed in the 1880s with steam engines. Read more.

By - 4/23/18 - 5:21 pm

An outbound trolley bought the farm near Boylston station and now the T says Green Line riders can expect delays of 10 to 15 minutes.

By - 4/23/18 - 2:19 pm
Public Garden today and a month ago in the snow

The Friends of the Public Garden put an empty picture frame on a swiveling stick to let people "frame" photos of the Public Garden. Jonathan Berk compared a photo he took today with one he took a month ago.