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By adamg - 1/19/20 - 5:40 pm
Message written in the ice in the Public Garden lagoon: Stay Tom

Leslee spotted this imploring message to our local NFL quarterback inscribed in the ice on the Public Garden lagoon today.

By adamg - 1/15/20 - 3:36 pm

The Globe reports the restaurant with the sky-high views will be closing forever in April - along with the Skywalk.

Via Boston Restaurant Talk.

By adamg - 1/14/20 - 9:38 am
Shoes but no wearer

It's usually pretty windy at the base of the Hancock at Clarendon Street and St. James Avenue, but this might be a bit extreme even for that spot. Sean Donahue spotted this pair this morning, wonders: "Huh?"

By MauriceTheCat - 1/13/20 - 12:07 pm

At about 7:30 this morning some high school students set off firecrackers inside Back Bay Station, causing many in the station to believe there were gunshots being fired. It is believed that the students attend Snowden International High School, which is part of Boston Public Schools.

By adamg - 1/10/20 - 9:17 am

The Boston Sun reports the latest on the saga of the Newbury Street dispensary that never opened, but still wants to, only now with an expanded market. Read more.

By adamg - 1/9/20 - 9:18 pm

WCVB reports a Northeastern student from Boston has been diagnosed with measles. The story provides a list of places where the student might have spread the virus to people not protected by vaccination.

By adamg - 1/8/20 - 4:37 pm
Snow squall leaving Boston

Pete shows us the sunshine that followed the squall that flaked up Boston for a bit this afternoon.

By adamg - 1/5/20 - 3:07 pm

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint about Postal Service rubber bands strewn all over Beacon Street: Read more.

By adamg - 1/2/20 - 12:26 pm
Chance and Severino

Chance (l) and Severino

Transit Police report arresting two men they say spent a trip on inbound Orange Line train from Forest Hills "harassing and intimidating" passengers in their car - and attacking one man they spotted attempting to call police. Read more.

By adamg - 1/1/20 - 6:25 pm
Crashed car at Beacon and Berkeley streets in the Back Bay

A concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint over what appears to be a crash early on New Year's Day at the intersection of Beacon and Berkeley streets: Read more.

By adamg - 1/1/20 - 2:13 pm
Prudential building welcomes 2020

David Parsons took in the Back Bay as the New Year arrived.

Leslee captured the Public Garden bridge on First Night: Read more.

By adamg - 12/29/19 - 4:31 pm
Long poem written on the side of a Back Bay building

A concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint about this long message scribbled on the side of a building at the corner of Gloucester Street and Commonwealth Avenue in the Back Bay.

By adamg - 12/28/19 - 9:48 pm

WHDH reports the worker was hit in the head with ballast while working on First Night preparations this morning on Boylston Street between Clarendon and Berkeley streets.

By adamg - 12/27/19 - 6:09 pm
Sunset in ice

Jonathan Berk watched the double sunset at the Esplanade lagoon today.

By adamg - 12/25/19 - 4:27 pm
Public Garden lagoon now a skating rink

Greg C. was among those who ventured onto the ice at the Public Garden lagoon today.

By adamg - 12/25/19 - 1:16 pm
Fire on Newbury Street in the Back Bay

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 128 Newbury St., between Clarendon and Dartmouth streets at 9:50 a.m. for what turned into a 3-alarm fire. Read more.

By Irma la Douce - 12/25/19 - 12:02 pm

Santa spent Christmas morning playing holiday tunes for the enjoyment of patrons outside the Starbucks on Boylston, near the Pru.

By adamg - 12/24/19 - 11:10 am
Grinch on Charles Street

Patrick Marvin spotted the lord of Mt. Crumpit at the Public Garden yesterday.

By adamg - 12/21/19 - 4:31 pm

Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah (Happy Holidays from Berklee)

Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee students perform Pedro Osuna's arrangement of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah," with vocalist Shalyah Fearing and cellist Nathaniel Taylor.

By adamg - 12/17/19 - 5:56 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today rejected a proposed new roof deck as part of an overall rehab of a Beacon Street frat house after a neighbor worried about noise and the neighborhood association groused about the dangerous precedent the deck could set. Read more.

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