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By adamg - 1/10/21 - 9:46 pm
295-297 Beacon St. on fire

295-297 Beacon St. during the fire. Photo by BFD.

Somebody who spent Sunday night setting trash and Christmas trees on fire in Back Bay alleys may have sparked what turned into a two-alarm fire at 295-297 Beacon St. at Exeter Street. Read more.

By adamg - 12/11/20 - 10:13 pm

Beacon Communities and the Pine Street Inn are teaming up on a plan to convert the YW Boston building at 140 Clarendon St. into 240 affordable apartments aimed at people trying to get out of homelessness or who cannot afford Boston's high rents. Read more.

By adamg - 8/26/20 - 9:25 am
Chopped down tree

A disgusted citizen filed a 311 complaint about a newly killed tree in an alley off Clarendon Street in the South End: Read more.

By adamg - 7/27/20 - 9:19 am
Box truck with peeled-back roof after hitting a bridge on Storrow Drive

Photo by Live Boston

Live Boston reports on one beaut of a storrowing, inbound around 7 a.m. in which another driver learned that Storrow bridges - in this case the Dartmouth Street footbridge - aren't getting out of your way and will shred you. State Police managed to get the peeled-back carcass onto Clarendon Street to await a tow.

The aerial view.

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?"

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By adamg - 8/15/19 - 9:35 am
Big bag of bagels

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.

By adamg - 8/6/19 - 2:03 pm
Clarendon on ramp to turnpike

On ramp set to be shut. Photo by MassDOT.

MassDOT reports it will permanently shut the on ramp down to the Massachusetts Turnpike from Clarendon Street on Sept. 3 because hardly anybody uses it and it's really a pretty crappy little on ramp. Read more.

By adamg - 5/11/19 - 10:10 am

UPDATE: Suspect arraigned.

Boston Police report a driver rammed into three pedestrians at Columbus Avenue and Clarendon Street late Friday night. Read more.

By adamg - 12/3/17 - 11:10 am
Car crashed into barrier on Back Street in the Back Bay

KMV shows us the cause, at Back and Clarendon streets.

By adamg - 11/17/17 - 2:15 pm
New development at Back Bay

Architect's rendering.

The BPDA board yesterday approved a large mixed-use development that will include $69 million in renovations to the fume-filled Back Bay T station. Read more.

By adamg - 11/3/17 - 9:55 pm

Boston Police report EMTs, police officers and firefighters teamed up to keep a man ready to jump from Clarendon Street onto the turnpike below around 6 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 5/29/17 - 11:05 am
Lots of poles at one South End intersection

A concerned citizen ponders the intersection of Clarendon and Tremont streets in the South End:

When there is a streetlight pole, traffic signal pole, and new spy/Verizon pole, all within 3' of each other, is that pole pollution?

By adamg - 4/30/17 - 8:53 am

WBZ reports the crash happened at Commonwealth Avenue and Clarendon Street around 3:30 a.m.

By adamg - 10/12/16 - 12:35 am

UPDATE: Arrest made.

Boston Police report they are looking for a man they say sexually attacked the occupants of an apartment at Clarendon Street and Columbus Avenue after entering through a rear window around 4 a.m. on Tuesday.

He's described as black, possibly in a hoodie and camo pants with red being the main color. He was last seen running down Clarendon Street.

By adamg - 9/26/16 - 8:43 am

Around 2:10 a.m. at Clarendon Street, the Globe reports. This was about the same time as seven people were being stabbed a few blocks away in the Theater District.

By adamg - 8/6/16 - 12:10 am

Shortly before midnight at Clarendon Street and Commonwealth Avenue. Injury not life-threatening. Suspects were three black men in their 20s.

By adamg - 3/31/16 - 5:40 pm

Emily Rooney reports wind has knocked stuff off the top of the First Baptist Church, 110 Commonwealth Avenue, some of which crashed into cars parked below. Police have the intersection taped off, awaiting the arrival of a building inspector.

By adamg - 3/29/16 - 5:44 pm
Proposed tower at Back Bay train station in Boston

Boston Properties today submitted its plans for redeveloping Back Bay station, centering on a tower that would not look like any other tower in the city.

In a filing with the BRA, the company is proposing "a holistic and transformative transit-oriented redevelopment" for the Back Bay/South End Gateway Project that would include a 26-story office building, 600 residential units in two separate buildings - one 34 stories, the other 28 - and new retail and restaurant space. The company has air rights from the state to build atop the garage, station, train tracks and turnpike. Read more.

By adamg - 12/29/15 - 8:32 am
Slush on Clarendon Street

The first major snow of the season turned to ice and freezing rain, causing problems on local roads. Matt Allen shows us the scene on Clarendon Street in the Back Bay, where buses and cars got stuck.

Jason shows us the fresh snow around 2 a.m. on his Somerville street: Read more.

By adamg - 10/18/15 - 11:05 am

A concerned citizen complains about the situation on Clarendon near Back Bay station:

For the past 3 hours there has been a vague ringing tone in the Back Bay/ South End border near the Back Bay Station/ Mass Pike, but the source is unclear. Please investigate. It can be heard for several blocks around the neighborhood.

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