Newbury Street

By - 3/21/19 - 9:05 pm

The Boston Globe's Annika Hom talks with Leemarie Mosca, the new president and executive director of Rosie's Place Mosca serves as "the organization's fifth president" and is "responsible for overseeing organizational affairs, community engagement, and 123 staff members."

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 - 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 - 1/10/19 - 4:56 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today granted permission to restaurateur Robert Weintraub and chef Michael Serpa to open a Parisian-style bistro, called Grand Tour, at 314 Newbury St., at Hereford St. Read more.

By - 11/14/18 - 2:22 pm
Architect's rendering of project from Newbury Street

Instead of a view of sky and the turnpike, people on Newbury Street could see this.

A developer's proposal to bridge the turnpike along the more barren side of Mass. Ave. between Newbury and Boylston streets could mean several dramatic changes to the block beyond just towers covering what is now an open-air highway. Read more.

By - 10/5/18 - 5:38 pm
Fire on Newbury Street

Flaming HVAC. Photo by Pat Kinsel.

WHDH reports two HVAC units on the roof of 205 Newbury St. caught on fire late this afternoon but that Boston firefighters doused the blaze quickly.

Jan watched the smoke rise from the Hancock Building: Read more.

By - 8/30/18 - 2:13 pm

Ed. note: Address corrected.

The Board of Appeals this week approved a proposed Newbury Street sandwich shop in which customers grab a bag, write their sandwich options and their name on it, then hand that off to a counter person for sandwich assembly. Read more.

By - 5/18/18 - 10:11 am

The mayor's office reports Newbury Street will shut to motor vehicles between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on July 8, Aug. 12 and Sept. 9, as part of the third annual summer "Open Newbury Street." Read more.

By - 5/4/18 - 10:49 am

UPDATE: The restaurant got the hot water back on and a health inspector gave it permission to reopen.

A Boston health inspector yesterday ordered Beantown Pho and Grill, 272 Newbury St., closed until it gets a plumber in to restore its hot water. Read more.

By - 3/28/18 - 2:15 pm
Turkey on a ledge

David Schachner looked out his office window, on the fifth floor of 359 Newbury St., shortly after 1 p.m. and came face to face with a turkey.

He reports that the turkey has since hit the ground like a sack of wet cement flown away.

By - 3/14/18 - 12:09 am
Newbury Street in the snow

Laura Manning strolled down Newbury Street Tuesday afternoon.

By - 3/12/18 - 9:53 am
Empty storefronts on Newbury Street

Jonathan Berk recently walked up Newbury Street and spotted a lot of empty storefronts. But is it as bad as it seems? Read more.

By - 3/1/18 - 6:26 pm
Trident Book

Photo by Trident.

Trident Booksellers and Cafe reports a small fire on its second floor around midnight has shut it indefinitely. Trident reports that while the fire itself did little damage, the water used to put it out caused significant damage.

The bookstore reports, however, it is continuing to sell books online as it works to get back in business on Newbury Street.

By - 1/30/18 - 11:40 am

A landlord's effort to win city approval for a restaurant at his Newbury Street building before he even knows who would rent the space fell as flat as a souffle behind an oven door that's just been slammed. Read more.

By - 11/15/17 - 11:52 pm
Oliver Curme

Oliver Curme during his zoning performance yesterday.

Video of Oliver Curme's hate-filled diatribe against Army vets with PTSD, people in wheelchairs, people with MS and "cadaverous" breast-cancer patients in "ridiculous turbans" he said would use a proposed medical-marijuana dispensary on Newbury Street came three months after he wrote the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay to support the proposed dispensary. Read more.

By - 11/15/17 - 12:46 pm

UPDATE: Guy actually supports the thing.

The Board of Appeal yesterday approved a medical-marijuana dispensary at 331A-333 Newbury St., after the proposed operator agreed to not seek permission to sell recreational pot, to obtain at least 10 spaces in a nearby garage for customers and to pay for police details to go after pot smokers on the Commonwealth Avenue mall. Read more.

By - 10/24/17 - 8:39 pm
Newbury Street shut

Police have closed Newbury Street between Exeter and Fairfield streets to deal with somebody who has barricaded himself in an apartment.

UPDATE, 9:30 p.m. The person at 217 Newbury St. has been secured in custody and is being taking to a local hospital for observation.

By - 10/21/17 - 8:12 pm

Dasha was among the people who watched Boston firefighters and an animal-control officer rescue a small dog from a BMW parked on Newbury Street. She also captured the owner's reaction when he found his rear window popped out and the dog no longer there.

WCVB has video.

Earlier:
Two arrested for animal cruelty after dog found dead.