Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Power problems expected to continue through Wednesday; T stops remain closed.
Two MBTA stations remain closed and power outages are expected to continue throughout the day after a transformer fire at the Hilton Hotel garage sent clouds of thick black smoke through the Back Bay neighborhood Tuesday night. Green line service is not stopping at Prudential and Symphony stops. However, the Mass. Ave. stop on the orange line reopened this morning. Power is said to be returning to more than a third of the 21,000 customers who lost it in the Back Bay, South End, Chinatown, Theater District and Kenmore areas. Roads in Back Bay are open, except for a portion of Boylston Street near Mass. Avenue. The Pru Tunnel reopened this morning. Fire Broke Out About 6:30 p.m. Firefighters responded at about 6:30 p.m. to a 4-alarm …
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Firefighters have put out the flames in the Back Bay, but urge people to keep their distance as they begin cleanup and access the damage.
Follow Twitter reports related to the #BackBayFire Update 10:40 p.m. NStar estimates there are least 20,000 customers without power in the Back Bay, South End, Chinatown, Fenway and Kenmore. Power will likely not be restored until sometime tomorrow morning. Here's a map we've created that shows the blackout areas and other transportation info in the Back Bay. Tell us about your experience and upload your photos here. Update 9:28 p.m. Firefighters have contained the blaze in Back Bay, but police will remain on duty as the area is cleaned up and damage is access. People are encouraged to keep their distance. Mayor Menino is on the scene, and power outages could last until tomorrow morning, the City of Boston said. NStar says 20,000 …
As the Hitlon Street fire spread, public safety officials, Tweeters and others spread the word online.
Back Bay Fire Updates.
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Featuring a cavernous space, sexy bar lighting, and an upscale, Asian-inspired menu that goes way beyond maki rolls.
Red Lantern is a trendy-meets-industrial Asian restaurant and nightlife spot that recently opened up at 39 Stanhope Street where the Back Bay and South End converge. The space is cavernous at 9,000 square feet and boasts exposed brick walls, enormous red and beige birdcage lanterns dangling from the open truss work in the ceilings, and Asian-influenced statues and art at every turn. Despite the very large size, the dining area is broken up appealingly with elevated areas, glass walls, and varying seating arrangements – there’s also a sushi bar, dining counter, private dining room, and a family-style communal table to choose from. The vibe is very seen-and-be-seen, and patrons seemed to be a mix of after-work business folk and chic …