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By adamg - 6/18/19 - 10:09 am

A concerned citizen files a 311 request to get a replacement for the lid for one of the two garbage cans in the playground at Commonwealth Avenue and Clarendon Street in the Back Bay: Read more.

By adamg - 6/15/19 - 4:34 pm

The MBTA reports service on the Green Line is back to normal after an "an overhead wire problem" at Arlington outbound knocked out service there and at Copley and Hynes.

By adamg - 6/13/19 - 12:11 am
Good inspection form at Park Plaza Au Bon Pain

The Park Plaza Au Bon Pain didn't just put its "A" health-inspection form in its window, it put it in an illuminated frame that really shows off the letter.

By jamieteevee - 6/12/19 - 3:01 pm
Bruins Fan Down

Traffic was interrupted today on Mass. Ave. Northbound as multiple rescue units responded to a man in the Charles River. He was pulled from the river and was breathing but unconscious when I took this picture. No more details were available.

By adamg - 6/12/19 - 12:04 pm

A federal appeals court ruled yesterday that an American who worked as an administrative assistant in the Canadian consulate in Boston can try to convince a judge that the consulate should pay her for injuries she suffered in a fall there, in a case in which both the Canadian government and the US State Department were forced to consider the intricacies of Massachusetts workers compensation law. Read more.

By adamg - 6/8/19 - 11:09 pm
Raccoon in the trash in alley off Marlborough Street

A concerned citizen captured a raccoon getting all trash-panda-y in Public Alley 429 off Marlborough Street behind Comm. Ave. tonight and filed a 311 report to request prompt city action.

By damaskin - 6/8/19 - 2:36 pm
Ducks in the Back Bay

Ducks in the Back Bay.

By adamg - 6/7/19 - 9:29 pm
Sunset over Pleasure Bay

David Callahan watched the sun go down from Castle Island over Pleasure Bay and the Back Bay and downtown this evening.

By adamg - 6/5/19 - 4:19 pm

The Independent Taxi Operators Association has set up a GoFundMe page for the widow of Luckinson Oruma, a father of five who was murdered in the Back Bay yesterday, allegedly by a man upset that Oruma would not drive him to Mansfield.

By adamg - 6/5/19 - 9:51 am

An alleged "straight pride" parade through the Back Bay and the South End planned for Aug. 31 made Buzzfeed yesterday, so you know people were talking about it. Read more.

By adamg - 6/4/19 - 6:54 pm

Phillip Foy, 34, of Pawtucket, RI, faces arraignment tomorrow for shooting a cab driver to death outside the Colonnade Hotel on Huntington Avenue this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 6/4/19 - 11:36 am
Possible suspect being loaded into car

Possible suspect loaded into cruiser. Photo by Kara Deyermenjian.

UPDATE: WFXT reports the victim died.

Ring Road is shut as police investigate a shooting outside the Colonnade Hotel on Huntington Avenue in the Back Bay around 11 a.m. Ginny reports: Read more.

By adamg - 6/2/19 - 8:16 pm
Fog on Frog Pond

Around 5:20 p.m., fog was rolling off Frog Pond as ducks looked for a late-afternoon snack. It then collected around the Hancock tower: Read more.

By adamg - 5/30/19 - 1:50 pm
Godzilla, Mothra take out the Hancock

There's yet another trailer out for the new Godzilla movie (like the 97th?) and in this one, the Hancock gets destroyed in a battle between Godzilla and, um, Mothra?

Earlier:
Kenmore Square gets destroyed.
All of the Back Bay gets destroyed.

By adamg - 5/29/19 - 2:27 pm
Edward Everett Hale in a Bruins jersey

Dr. Zaius, er, Edward Everett Hale, shows his Bruins support in the Public Garden, just down the path from the Bruins-backing ducks.

By adamg - 5/27/19 - 10:09 pm
Eating a shrubbery in the Public Garden

A concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint about some unusual activity in the Public Garden today: Read more.

By adamg - 5/23/19 - 9:47 am

Candidates running for the District 8 (Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Mission Hill, Bay Village, Fenway) met for a forum on Tuesday. Watch the forum.

Participating candidates were Kenzie Bok, Montez Haywood, Landon Lemoine, Kristen Mobilia, Jennifer Nassour and Helene Vincent. Read more.

By adamg - 5/22/19 - 8:52 pm

Mario Batali,will be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court Friday on a charge of indecent assault and battery for allegedly groping a woman at the now closed Towne restaurant at the Prudential Center in 2017, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

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