Back Bay

By - 3/13/19 - 12:55 pm

The City Council agreed today to take a look at how to make Newbury Street safe for pedestrians - especially those in wheelchairs or pushing strollers - on sidewalks increasingly cluttered with signboards advertising local shops. Read more.

By - 3/12/19 - 8:02 am
Buckled pavement after water-main break in the Back Bay

Rick Macomber shows us the aftermath of the water-main break at Commonwealth Avenue and Exeter Street last night.

By - 3/11/19 - 10:13 pm

You might want to avoid the area around a broken water main there. BPD officers are there to help guide you somewhere else as BWSC workers struggle to contain the might flow, which has now inundated Exeter between Newbury and Marlborough and forced the evacuation of some buildings.

By - 3/9/19 - 9:39 pm
William Ellery Channing all tagged up on Arlington Street in the Back Bay

Fresh tagging on William Ellery Channing on Arlington at Boylston. Photo by Gvoysey.

Boston Police report arresting a man with a spray-paint can of blue paint on charges he tagged up at least two Back Bay locations early this morning. Read more.

By - 3/7/19 - 2:25 pm

Amy Hunt took this photo at St. Botolph and West Newton streets on Tuesday afternoon. Note that the roadway is well plowed - in part by piling up all that snow right at the corner, right where the handicap ramp is - the handicap ramp that Hunt, who uses a wheelchair to get around in, can no longer see, let alone use. Read more.

By - 2/25/19 - 6:15 pm

Patrick Maguire reports the Boston Licensing Board has canceled hearings originally called for restaurants that opened their patios during the warm weather the day of the Patriots parade - and that the city is working to make it easier for restaurants with seasonal patio licenses to extend them to year round without an extra fee.

By - 2/23/19 - 5:26 pm
By - 2/23/19 - 12:50 pm
US Coast Guard helicopter

Out on a run this morning, Jason Richardson spotted a Coast Guard helicopter flying in a training mission over the Charles by the Esplanade.

The crew also flew low and loud along Mass. Ave. in Cambridge and Central Square.

By - 2/22/19 - 5:03 pm

The Boston Guardian reports that Posman Books, which currently has stores in New York and Atlanta, will open a store at 129 Newbury Street in June.

By - 2/18/19 - 3:05 pm
Two views of a truck that has had its roof peeled back by a Storrow Drive bridge

Roving UHub photographer Liz Robson got a good view of a freshly shaved box truck on Storrow Drive from the Fairfield Street footbridge this afternoon. The judges gave this storrowing high marks for style, but deducted points for the truck being empty and so having nothing to spew all over the road.

Jaili got a closeup of the newly jagged edges where the roof used to be on this good ol' truck out of Grapevine, TX: Read more.

By - 2/18/19 - 9:13 am

The BU News Service reports a proposed 108-unit condo project next to the Hynes and partially over the turnpike will require about 16 months of construction that will affect traffic and that there will be periods where lane capacity on the turnpike there will be cut by 25%.

By - 2/11/19 - 5:19 pm
Box truck narrowly avoids storrowing

A box-truck driver decided discretion was the better part of valor and hit the brakes a couple feet short of a Storrow bridge rather than getting up to ramming speed this afternoon, DF reports.

By - 2/11/19 - 1:35 pm

Boston firefighters are on Columbus Avenue in the area of Isabella Street, where two manholes exploded in flames around 1:25 p.m.

Jan reported hearing a "GIANT boom."

By - 2/6/19 - 11:51 am

Transit Police report citing or arresting three people during yesterday's Patriots parade: Read more.

By - 2/6/19 - 9:30 am

WFXT reports police ordered five restaurants along the parade route to shut their outdoor patios yesterday - and issued them citations - because their patios are only allowed to be open between April 1 and Nov. 1 - rolling rallies on unseasonably warm February days not excluded. Read more.

By - 2/5/19 - 3:15 pm
Lines at Back Bay

The hardest part of getting to the Orange Line this afternoon was getting through all the people waiting for a train on one of the commuter-rail tracks.

By - 2/5/19 - 12:45 pm
Construction workers watch Patriots go by

Construction workers took a break from rehabbing Emerson College's Little Building to watch the Patriots make the turn from Boylston Street onto Tremont Street.

Michael Ratty captured Gronk being Gronk: Read more.

By - 2/5/19 - 11:02 am
Brady jersey at zoning meetin

Zoning hearings went on this morning, but with a nod to events outside City Hall.

Chick-fil-A won permission from the Zoning Board of Appeals today to begin outfitting the Boloco at 569 Boylston St. as a two-story chicken-sandwich emporium. Read more.