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By adamg - 7/22/21 - 10:14 pm

Boston Police report arresting a 15-year-old from Dorchester on charges he rode his scooter up to a woman walking along Marlborough Street between Fairfield and Gloucester streets, grabbed her wrist, took her phone, then sped off, shortly after 4 p.m. on Wednesday. Read more.

By adamg - 7/5/21 - 9:31 pm
Sunset over downtown Boston and the Back Bay from Hull

Joe Kidston watched the sun go down over the Back Bay, downtown Boston and Boston Harbor from Hull this evening.

By adamg - 6/30/21 - 9:12 am

The Globe dishes that Gordon Ramsay will be opening a restaurant in the Mandarin Oriental space left vacant when Bar Boulud shut. Ramsay was quite complimentary about Boston and its chefs in a brief e-mail exchange, the Globe says.

By adamg - 6/29/21 - 8:00 pm

Boston Police report a bicyclist working for a food-delivery service was attacked by another bicyclist with a knife around 9:40 p.m. on Monday outside a Prudential Center entrance. Read more.

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By adamg - 6/25/21 - 4:22 pm
Peeled back truck on Storrow Drive

Jim spotted this freshly shorn truck on Storrow Drive outbound at the Fairfield Street bridge early this afternoon.

By adamg - 6/24/21 - 12:57 pm
Rendering of 380 Stuart

The building's so bright you gotta wear shades. Rendering by CBT Architects.

Skanska USA Commercial Development Inc. this week filed plans with the BPDA to actually put up the 26-story tower at 380 Stuart St., across from the original and now Old Hancock Tower, that John Hancock won approval to build in 2015 and then didn't. Read more.

By adamg - 6/23/21 - 10:26 pm
Sandy Edgerley and Matthias Kiehm

'Quin House owner Sandy Edgerley and manager Matthias Kiehm.

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let the 'Quin House, a $25-million update of the decaying Algonquin Club at 217 Commonwealth Ave., double its licensed capacity as it nears completion of renovations that include a gym, new restaurants bars and lounges and private guest quarters, all of which, unlike the original 19th century club, will not be limited to Brahmins, but to anybody exciting enough to merit an invitation to join - with enough cash on hand for a membership. Read more.

By adamg - 6/22/21 - 5:00 pm
Reopened BPL and resorted DVDs

Michael Malyszko checks in from the now fully reopened Copley Square library: Read more.

By adamg - 6/20/21 - 12:53 pm
Atticus the swan and his cygnets

A roving UHub photographer snapped this family portrait of Atticus the Swan - whose partner died not long after their babies were hatched - and his not-so-little cygnets out for a paddle at the Esplanade this morning.

By adamg - 6/15/21 - 10:19 pm

The annual Donna Summer Disco Party, in honor of Boston's own, returns this month after being canceled last summer. The free party starts at 6 p.m. on June 24 in Copley Square.

No roller rink this time, but, yes, a disco ball - along with glow sticks and lots of lights. Also, hand sanitizer (attendees are encouraged to wear a mask, although one isn't required).

By adamg - 6/8/21 - 9:03 am
Orange sunrise over Peters Hill in the Arnold Arboretum and downtown Boston

Paul Friedmann watched the dawn of another hot day from the top of Peters Hill in the Arnold Arboretum.

The National Weather Service forecasts Wednesday will be as bad as today, then a cool front comes in and lowers both the temperature and the humidity for Thursday.

By adamg - 6/1/21 - 3:23 pm

The Esplanade Association reports she died last night, and that a Boston animal-control officer was able to remove her body "while the father swan sat at the nest with their cygnets tucked under his wings."

Paddy G reports the two were forced to raise their young amidst man-made filth along the riverbank.

By adamg - 5/29/21 - 3:20 pm
Washington statue with lots of allium in the Public Garden

Chris Devers photographed George Washington surveying all the blooming allium in the Public Garden.

By adamg - 5/28/21 - 10:22 am

BPL reports the Copley Square library, including the courtyard and computers, will re-open to the public on Tuesday, with limited stacks available for browsing, although the children's room will remain closed. Read more.

By adamg - 5/27/21 - 3:16 pm

If you're going to storrow, do it in style with an 18-wheeler: WBZ has some video of the driver doing the Backup of Shame after losing the top of his trailer at Mass. Ave. One point deducted for not having tons of stuff to spill all over the road, though.

By adamg - 5/26/21 - 8:59 pm

The Department of Justice is asking a federal judge in Boston to delay any action in a suit by a company owned by the Saudi government to take control of eight Boston condos purchased by a Saudi who used to run one of his government's anti-terrorism efforts but who backed the wrong prince in a Riyadh power struggle. Read more.

By adamg - 5/26/21 - 8:08 pm
Elm tree across Commonwealth Avenue in the Back Bay

Photo by Laurie Thomas.

One of the Back Bay's stately elms toppled over onto the outbound side of Commonwealth Avenue just past Massachusetts Avenue this afternoon. No injuries, but one car was hit. Laurie Thomas surveyed the damage and reported around 6 p.m.: Read more.

By adamg - 5/23/21 - 12:13 pm
A lot of goslings on the Charles River

Ryan spotted a large family on the Charles River yesterday.

By adamg - 5/19/21 - 9:22 am
Harvard Stadium and downtown Boston from Mount Auburn Cemetery

Rick Schimpf captured the view of Harvard Stadium, downtown Boston and the Back Bay from Mount Auburn Cemetery this morning.

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