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By adamg - 4/23/22 - 4:03 pm

The Pru Barnes & Noble says a rent dispute means it's closing June 19th: Read more.

By adamg - 4/18/22 - 4:54 pm

The MBTA says all the Marathon fans jamming into Green Line stops means trolleys have to go wicked slow for safety reasons pulling into and out of stations, but some riders say there's slow and then there's the Green Line:

Took 30 minutes from Copley to Arlington, and Copley is not even open.

By adamg - 4/17/22 - 3:43 pm
Two bouquets, a note and a photo on the Public Garden bridge

Many of the people crossing the bridge over the Public Garden lagoon today stopped for a moment to contemplate the two bouquets of flowers, the photo of a young woman and a note left by the railing. Some even opened the folded note to read Samantha's pangs for Villanelle, whom she would never see again: Read more.

By adamg - 4/17/22 - 3:17 pm
People running down Boylston Street

Shortly after 11 a.m., these people came running down the otherwise empty stretch of Boylston Street, down near Arlington. People eating outside at the Parish Cafe or just standing nearby cheered them on.

By adamg - 4/15/22 - 9:14 am
Wanted for knife assault

Transit Police have released photos of a guy they say reacted to another man talking too loudly on the Orange Line by pulling out a knife and demanding he shut up, around 7:30 p.m. on March 25. Read more

By adamg - 4/13/22 - 11:21 pm

The Boston Public Health Commission reported today that the citywide Covid-19 test positivity rate has reached 6.2%, up from just 2.2% in early March. Read more.

By adamg - 4/13/22 - 10:04 pm
Nuclear-sensing helicopter near the R2-D2 building in the Back Bay

Mark Clancy scored a great shot of the National Nuclear Security Administration helicopter today as it flew over part of the Marathon route to take in background radiation levels just in case something happens where that might become important to know.

The copter crew does this every year in the days before the race.

By adamg - 4/9/22 - 4:05 pm
Firefighters rescuing man after breaking open wall at Back Bay

The Boston Fire Department reports "a man fell between the walls" at the commuter-rail part of Back Bay this afternoon and that companies had to bust open the walls to get him out. The department did not say how the man managed to fall in that exact location.

By adamg - 3/30/22 - 6:01 pm

A radiologist from Saratoga Springs, NY, was arraigned today on charges he took photos up the skirts of at least 21 women entering or leaving the Anthropologie store at 203 Newbury St. in the Back Bay last August and then again last September. Read more.

By adamg - 3/30/22 - 4:14 pm
Commonwealth Avenue collision

Alice the roving UHub photographer came upon this scene on the inbound side of Commonwealth Avenue between Hereford and Gloucester around 2:30 p.m. today.

By adamg - 3/29/22 - 10:13 am

Boston Police report arresting a pair of alleged thieves who made off with $4,000 worth of sunglasses from the Prudential Center Mall before being arrested behind a parked car a few blocks away where they were trying in vain to hide from officers looking for them. Read more.

By adamg - 3/24/22 - 10:34 am

The Boston Licensing Board this morning granted La Neta, 255 Newbury St., permission to stay open until 1 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 3/23/22 - 1:38 pm

Update: Board grants permission to stay open later.

The Boston Licensing Board could decide tomorrow whether to let La Neta, 255 Newbury St., extend its closing time from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 3/13/22 - 12:50 pm

And now, as they say, the rest of the story. WBZ interviews the man, who had left his car running to pick up an order at a Somerville McDonald's only to come out to see his car gone.

By adamg - 3/12/22 - 4:33 pm
Dumb sign allegedly advertises an urgent auction

An irate Back Bay resident filed a 311 complaint about the stupid signs that popped up everywhere yesterday, blue this time, unlike they yellow signs that popped up everywhere last fall: Read more.

By adamg - 3/12/22 - 12:01 pm

The Davio's chain of Italian steakhouses says Covid-19 physically changed the air and surfaces in his restaurants in Massachusetts and other states and is suing the Strathmore Insurance Co. for refusing to cover claims related to Covid-19 losses at its Boston-area, Pennsylvania and New York outlets. Read more.

By adamg - 3/11/22 - 10:27 am

WBZ reports Boston Police are looking for a man and woman for a heavy-duty smash-and-grab at the Chanel store on Newbury Street early this morning: They drove an Altima into the storefront, made off with bags, then got into another waiting car.

By adamg - 3/10/22 - 11:16 pm
Sunset over Boston Common

Adam Castiglioni watched the sun go down from Boston Common this evening.

By adamg - 3/10/22 - 2:14 pm

The Boston Sun reports on a "fast casual" Italian restaurant proposed for the Copley Place mall that specializes in chicken pahm.

By adamg - 3/6/22 - 12:39 pm

Peter Muise of New England Folklore reports on a trip to the Central Burying Ground on the edge of the Common along Boylston Street.

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