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By adamg - 12/1/22 - 11:53 am
Invoice for face masks

Bill for face masks that company paid for, but never got, from its lawsuit.

Aaron Sells

A former Duxbury man seems to have come up with a novel strategy for dealing with lawsuits by partners in his failed Seaport restaurant, Covid-19 PPE wholesalers and even the nation's largest radio-station owner: Ignore them.
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By adamg - 11/25/22 - 11:39 am

Transit Police report arresting a South End men they say attacked at least two women at the Copley Square Green Line stop this month - and say they are now investigating whether he is responsible for additional attacks. Read more.

By adamg - 11/22/22 - 9:43 pm

A man with a criminal record dating to 1994 was charged with calling 911 to report a bomb at Back Bay station on Oct. 14 that led police to clear the station, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 11/4/22 - 10:19 am

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday approved plans by HuE, in the Copley Square Hotel at Exeter Street and Huntington Avenue in the Back Bay, to let tables order bottle service after promising it's not going to try to recreate its predecessor, the Storyville nightclub. Read more.

By adamg - 11/1/22 - 10:16 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a Clarendon Street location for Insomnia Cookies, which, since this is the Back Bay we're talking about, won't be open as late as the chain's other branches in less heavy-lidded areas such as BU and Harvard Square. Read more.

By adamg - 10/26/22 - 5:35 pm
An apocolyptic looking Boston

BLVCK.machina looked out the window of his office next to the State House around 4 p.m. and spotted an apocalyptic hellscape - and only partially because of the window tinting.

A calmer view further down the Charles: Read more.

By adamg - 10/24/22 - 10:51 am

StreetsblogMass reports MassDOT liked what it saw with the effectiveness of the temporary bike lanes, even if they did mean occasionally retrieving the traffic cones from the frozen Charles below, and will make the lanes permanent.

By adamg - 10/22/22 - 3:37 pm
Peeled back truck on Storrow Drive

Leslee got a great view from the Fairfield Street pedestrian bridge of a truck whose driver got a fresh haircut at the Mass. Ave. Bridge - and then decided that was good enough and so didn't go for a double storrowing at Fairfield.

By adamg - 10/13/22 - 10:13 am
Flag on the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge

Ladybugs_Leaf spotted these flags placed along the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge today and wondered what they're for.

Adam Balsam posits they're memorials for the bike-lane-marking traffic cones that somebody tossed off the bridge in January.

By adamg - 10/11/22 - 10:34 pm
Rental truck stuck but not stuck

Can a truck truly be storrowed if its roof isn't peeled back even if it's clearly under a Storrow Drive bridge? A roving UHub photographer came upon this river-road manifestation of Schroedinger's Cat today at the Mass. Ave. exit, where a truck whose driver has obviously managed to get partway under the bridge around 4:20 p.m. shows no obvious signs of roof damage. Read more.

By adamg - 10/11/22 - 10:02 pm

A federal judge in Boston today sentenced Cory Goldberg, 47, to 30 months in federal prison on several counts related to the sale of meth he pleaded guilty to in September, 2020, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By InfoLibrarian - 10/10/22 - 12:22 pm

Encountered this scene on Storrow Drive this afternoon. Sorry I couldn’t get the curved bridge ahead in the photo you can see bridge behind the trees. This truck stopped in time. Staties responded to shut off traffic so he could back up.

Not as entertaining as seeing an actual storrowing but we enjoyed a wide open quick drive since the police shut off Storrow seconds after we had entered.

Sorry if photo is sideways-not sure how to fix

By adamg - 10/7/22 - 11:29 am
Sign for remaining Dunk's in Back Bay station

Brendan Kearney didn't have time to shed a tear for the newly closed Dunk's at Back Bay station - because he just had to walk a few steps to the Dunk's still open on the other side of the station.

By adamg - 10/6/22 - 4:28 pm

Sequeira in M&T Bank survellance photo.

A man first charged with robbing banks in the 1980s was ordered held in lieu of $50,000 bail today on charges he robbed three banks in the Back Bay over the past couple of weeks, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 10/4/22 - 12:52 pm
Mr. Moneybags holding up fresh cash at Back Bay bank

Surveillance photo via FBI.

The FBI has released photos of the money grabber they say held up the M&T Bank branch at 425 Boylston St. around 3:55 p.m. on Sept. 28.

If he looks familiar, contact the FBI at 857-386-2000.

By adamg - 9/21/22 - 5:22 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Joseph Piard of rape for an attack on an unconscious woman in the back of his ride-share car in 2019, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 9/20/22 - 10:15 am

Huntington Avenue between Brigham Circle and Gainsborough Street and Boylston Street in Copley Square will keep their dedicated bus lanes, city officials announced today. Read more.

By adamg - 9/17/22 - 8:54 pm
Night across the Charles River

Myron Freeman walked along the Cambridge side of the Charles the other night.

Copyright Myron Freeman. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By adamg - 9/16/22 - 2:25 pm

Transit Police report arresting a man for spraying painting graffiti that included the word "GANG" on the walls of the Copley Green Line station around 8:10 p.m. on Thursday. Read more.

By adamg - 9/15/22 - 1:13 pm

Scott gives us an aerial view of the Army Corps of Engineer's work to remove the reeds 'n' other weeds along the Muddy River on the Boston/Brookline line. Read more.

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