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By adamg - 6/25/20 - 4:30 pm
Ice-cream truck on Boylston Street at the Public Garden.

Adam Castiglioni reports the original Boston Frosty ice-cream truck is back on Boylston and Arlington streets - and now taking credit cards.

By adamg - 6/23/20 - 1:11 pm


A sting-averse citizen files a 311 complaint about the situation outside the Crate & Barrel on Boylston Street in the Back Bay: Read more.

By adamg - 6/19/20 - 2:52 pm

Boston Police report officers were able to help save a man after he blocked traffic outside Guitar Center on Boylston Street and then, when they refused his demand they shoot him, slashed his throat with a box cutter shortly after 6 p.m. on Thursday. Read more.

By adamg - 6/15/20 - 12:05 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Bar Boloud in the Mandarin Oriental on Boylston Street is blaming Covid-19 for its decision to shut down.

By adamg - 6/9/20 - 11:53 am

Down the drain.

In a 2-1 decision, the Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today that Suffolk County prosecutors can't use a loaded gun, 9 small bags of heroin and 23 small bags of crack as evidence against Jamal Chin-Clarke on gun and drug charges because Boston police officers didn't have enough evidence he was involved in a criminal act at the time they searched him. Read more.

By adamg - 6/6/20 - 1:05 pm
National Guardsmen march past Boston Marathon bombing memorial

In response to a tweet about how people should walk down Newbury Street to see how it was "decimated" by looters, Sonia Alves was not having it and replied with her husband's photo of ready-for-anything National Guardsmen marching past one of the Marathon-bombing memorials on Boylston Street on Tuesday: Read more.

By adamg - 6/2/20 - 9:40 am
Destruction inside Clarendon Wine

Inside Clarendon Wine on Boylston Street yesterday.

Looters who smashed into places like Marshalls and Walgreens Sunday night were not particularly discriminating - they also destroyed small mom-and-pop businesses across downtown, the Back Bay and the South End. Read more.

By adamg - 5/31/20 - 10:25 pm

A peaceful vigil and protest march from Nubian Square to the State House organized by young black people turned heavily white and violent as night fell. As the protest dispersed from the Common, crowds began streaming towards Downtown Crossing, throwing bottles and then bricks at police officers and cruisers. Read more.

By adamg - 5/17/20 - 2:17 pm
Fire scene at 1191 Boylston St. in the Fenway

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 1191 Boylston St., across from the Victory Gardens, around 1:05 a.m. for a fire that they contained to just one apartment but which injured its occupant and forced more than 50 other residents into the street.

The cause of the fire, which did an estimated $1 million in damage, is under investigation, the department says.

By adamg - 5/15/20 - 11:48 am
The writing on the fence: All labor has dignity

Scott finds this two-panel statement on the fence over the turnpike on Boylston Street a welcome relief from the love locks that keep infesting the fence around the corner on Massachusetts Avenue.

I hope they let this remain up. A lot more worthwhile than combination locks!

By adamg - 4/15/20 - 12:19 pm

Neema Avashia reports the sentries are taking no guff - and don't hesitate to turn away taxis they don't like the looks of: Read more.

By adamg - 3/20/20 - 3:06 pm
Boylston Street at 1:15 p.m.

If you've ever wanted to drive into the Back Bay to wander around the Public Garden or Boylston or Newbury streets, well, there's plenty of parking now.

By adamg - 3/2/20 - 8:45 pm
Marc Aaron Ross

Memorial photo of Ross on Boylston Street. Photo by Patrick Reardon.

Many Boylston Street regulars knew Marc Aaron Ross as that guy who always seemed to have a friendly or funny word as he sat on the street. Of course, Ross didn't just appear one day; he had a family, and when he died recently, they posted a remembrance - one that was quickly added to with memorials by people who would see him in the street.

By adamg - 3/2/20 - 9:38 am
Caution: Hollow sidewalks

No loitering allowed in Flavortown, on account of all the hollow sidewalks.

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Explorateur on Tremont Street, in the Masonic Temple building with the giant beaver logo and the hollow-sidewalk warning, is closing today to make room for two Guy Fieri outlets, one a restaurant with "New England influences," the other a place that specializes in chicken tenders. Read more.

By adamg - 2/27/20 - 2:49 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today approved a taqueria in an Emerson College dorm on Boylston Street - but with the midnight closing time sought by the local neighborhood group, which was worried what would happen to all the freshmen in the dorm if they could get tacos after midnight - as opposed to pizza, which they can get across the street even after the neighborhood's sidewalks are rolled up. Read more.

By adamg - 2/22/20 - 3:09 pm
Furries outside Hermes on Boylston Street

Anusha Cicchetti caught a cavalcade of furries on Boylston Street today, here for the annual Anthro New England convention at the Park Plaza.

The line to get into Hermes, or just a stroll down Boylston Street, actually stretched all the way down the block: Read more.

By adamg - 2/20/20 - 11:14 pm

Shortly before 10:30 p.m., the MBTA threw its hands up and said the Green Line was such a mess that riders should just give up and traipse over to the Orange Line to get between North Station and Copley - because of a dead outbound trolley at Boylston.

By adamg - 2/10/20 - 2:46 pm
Love locks

Kids would have to express their hardware love elsewhere.

The Peebles Corp. last week told the BPDA to get ready for detailed plans for a proposed 432,000-square foot building over the Massachusetts Turnpike and part of the Hynes T station that would include both a luxury hotel and condos - and money to help spur the renovation of the T station. Read more.

By adamg - 2/1/20 - 5:04 pm
Guy selling "China virus" masks on Boylston Street

As news spread today that a UMass Boston student had become the state's first victim of the 2019 novel coronavirus, a fast-buck artist set up shop on Boylston Street in the Back Bay. Finn reports his wife snapped him hard at work around 4 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 1/16/20 - 3:27 pm

Scape North America, which is planning a 477-unit apartment building on Boylston Street in the Fenway, announced today it's signed a letter of intent with the Theater Offensive to run the 10,000-square-foot, 156-seat black-box theater that will be part of the new building. Read more.

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