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By adamg - 1/23/21 - 10:55 am
Developer would add floors to these Boylston Street buildings

Going up? The buildings that would get taller.

A Florida-based developer wants to raise the height of four buildings on Boylston Street between Fairfield and Exeter streets, to add new residential, office and retail space. Read more.

By adamg - 1/13/21 - 8:59 pm
Painted wall shows former home of Whittemore Caterer on Boylston Street

Nick Aldwin snapped this photo yesterday of 1270 Boylston St. in the Fenway, showing advertising for the C.C. Whittemore Caterer - a paint job that may have been hidden from site for more than 100 years as the building and the former garage that sort of got grafted to it next door went through decades of transformations, ending up as a series of clubs and bars. Read more.

By adamg - 12/29/20 - 10:04 am
Truth in 2021 on the side of the Little Building at Boylston and Tremont

Msmariamad captures Emerson College's Little Building done up in lights for the new year at Boylston and Tremont streets.

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

By adamg - 12/21/20 - 10:56 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Max Brenner has closed forever.

By adamg - 12/13/20 - 10:47 pm
C. C. Whittemore Caterer at 1270 Boylston St.

The catering business in 1921, from the Architectural Forum. Compare to a more recent view.

Update: Century-old ghost of long gone Fenway caterer makes brief appearance on Boylston Street.

Photos of 1270 Boylston St. - and the neighboring and larger 1252-1268 Boylston St. - being torn down this week brought back memories of the clubs and bars that have used the space over the last few decades. Read more.

By adamg - 12/12/20 - 11:42 am
Old Machine and Baseball Tavern being torn down

Kim memorialized what's left of the buildings that used to house Machine and the Baseball Tavern (and an assortment of first-floor stores), being torn down to make way for an apartment building that will include an LGBTQ-themed performing-arts theater, in memory of the clubs that were torn down for the new building.

By adamg - 11/27/20 - 11:22 pm

Shortly before 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, police say, Brian Buhamiizo, 38, went up to a legally blind man on Boylston Street near Ring Road, grabbed his cane, said he had a gun and demanded money. Read more.

By adamg - 11/14/20 - 1:25 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man on charges he robbed a Santander Bank branch in the Back Bay yesterday, close to four months after he got a compassionate early release for bank robberies in Brookline and West Bridgewater. Read more.

By adamg - 11/5/20 - 4:32 pm
A lot of police in front of the Lindt store on Boylston Street

Heavy police presence on Boylston Street this afternoon, in particular, as Abigail Hadfield noticed, in front of the Lindt chocolate shop.

By adamg - 10/27/20 - 4:48 pm
Evidence markers

Evidence markers on Fairfield Street. Photo by Neal.

Around 4 p.m. in the area of Boylston and Fairfield streets. Read more.

By adamg - 10/27/20 - 2:01 pm
New box going in

Vivien Li watched today as a mailbox outside the Copley Square CVS where a letter carrier found burned mail yesterday was replaced with a new box, one with a far narrower opening that would make it more difficult to drop a flaming ball of doom in it. Read more.

By adamg - 10/26/20 - 10:04 pm

Boston Police report a postal worker found "mail that had been damaged by fire" in a postal box outside the Copley Square CVS this afternoon - on the other side of Dartmouth and Boylston streets from the ballot drop box that somebody set on fire early Sunday. Read more.

By adamg - 10/9/20 - 4:32 pm
Open emergency exit on Boylston Street

Greg spotted one of them at least partially open, in front of the CVS in Copley Square. The T said it would send somebody over to close it.

By adamg - 10/2/20 - 3:09 pm

Boston Police report arresting the man they say sent a woman to the hospital with life-threatening injuries at Boylston and Charles streets yesterday afternoon after he crashed into a large granite pillar, showering her with heavy debris. Read more.

By adamg - 10/1/20 - 5:18 pm
Smashed up truck at the Public Garden

Update: Suspect arrested.; friends set up GoFundMe page for victim.

The driver of a pickup truck slammed into a granite pillar along the edge of the Public Garden at Boylston and Charles streets around 4:30 p.m., seriously injuring somebody who was walking there at the time and doing major damage to the truck and the pillar. Read more.

By adamg - 9/7/20 - 3:00 pm

Update: The Globe reports the victim was WCVB reporter Ted Wayman, while working on a story.

Boston Police report arresting a local man on charges he used a pair of scissors to stab another man in the forearm in an attack that ended when the victim managed to shut the door of his van, at Boylston and Dartmouth streets around 9:05 p.m. on Sunday. Read more.

By adamg - 9/4/20 - 12:01 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Pour House's landlord is looking to buy out the other partners in the Boylston Street place and possibly re-open it within a month, even as he works on plans to connect the buildings housing that restaurant with the neighboring and equally closed Lir and build above them.

By adamg - 9/3/20 - 5:08 pm

Lir announced today it's shutting down - less than a day after the neighboring Pour House announced its closure: Read more.

By adamg - 9/2/20 - 10:06 pm

The Pour House on Boylston Street in the Back Bay announced tonight it's shutting down for good. Read more.

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