Downtown

By - 9/1/15 - 3:20 pm
View from the top of the crane being used at Millennium Tower in downtown Boston

Downtown Boston BID provides this photo from the top of the crane being used to build Millennium Tower in Downtown Crossing - now the highest point in the city.

By - 8/30/15 - 8:07 pm
Setting sun from Thompson Island

Manu enjoyed the sunset from Thompson Island this evening.

By - 8/29/15 - 3:12 pm

State Police report a Norwood man died in a crash on the northbound side of the O'Neill Tunnel around midnight. Read more.

By - 8/28/15 - 12:07 pm
Strandbeests on City Hall Plaza

MikeKix gives us an overview of the strandbeests moving around City Hall Plaza at lunchtime.

By - 8/28/15 - 11:00 am

Boston Police have released this photo of a man wanted for an attack on Aug. 20 in District A-1 - which covers downtown, the North End, Chinatown and Beacon Hill.

The Victim was pistol whipped and suspect stole a Rolex watch valued at approximately $10,000 USC. Suspect fled in a dark-colored sedan that was parked nearby with possible North Carolina plates or out of state plates.

Police did not have additional information this morning.

By - 8/27/15 - 9:45 am
Long Wharf shelter in Boston

A shelter it was, a shelter it will stay, judge rules.

A federal judge ruled yesterday the BRA cannot lease the pavilion at the end of Long Wharf to a restaurant because its very own documents show the shelter was always intended to be part of a public park, not a structure available for a commercial lease.

The ruling by US District Court Judge Patti Saris, in what she called "the Long War for Long Wharf," is a victory for a group of North End residents who have been battling with the BRA over the pavilion for years. Read more.

By - 8/26/15 - 6:02 pm
Musician tries to muscle Keytar Bear off downtown corner

Seconds after the shove.

At 5:43 p.m., a shocked Abby Cirella reported from State and Congress:

Keytar Bear was just pushed by other local musician.

Why would anybody push Keytar Bear? She continues: Read more.

By - 8/25/15 - 11:51 am

The owner of the former Windsor Button Shop on Temple Place told the Boston Licensing Board he's close to an agreement with a restaurant operator to take over the space that was once promised to become a downtown outlet of a Somerville Mexican place. Read more.

By - 8/24/15 - 7:35 pm

Round about 6:30 p.m., a train bit the big one at South Station, causing the kind of sweaty mess riders haven't seen since Friday's track fire.

By - 8/24/15 - 4:15 pm

WGBH reports some - or possibly all - of the glass panels in the new glass-centric station entrance are defective and will have to be replaced.

By - 8/24/15 - 2:40 pm
Kids at Ukrainian Independence Day celebration in Boston

Members of the 80,000-strong Ukrainian community in the Boston area gathered at the lower level of City Hall today to celebrate Ukraine's independence from a much larger country that pretty much surrounds it, a country whose successor state was mentioned a couple of times in speeches, but not by name and not in happy tones.

Ukrainians - and City Councilor Michael Flaherty - waved the country's blue-and-yellow flags and listened to Ukrainian singers: Read more.

By - 8/23/15 - 8:21 pm

You might think City Hall Plaza is a public space where the public has the right to enjoy the First Amendment, but you might think wrong, at least according to Boston Municipal Protective Services, which says it doesn't apply when a group, in this case Boston GreenFest, rents out the plaza for an event. Read more.

By - 8/21/15 - 7:38 pm
By - 8/21/15 - 6:28 pm
Clogged roads near South Station

Mike McD. shows us what happens when roads around South Station are shut at rush hour to give firefighters easier access to a track fire near South Station, in particular, Kneeland Street and Atlantic Avenue.

By - 8/21/15 - 5:20 pm
The scene at South Station

The scene outside South Station. Photo by Ross Chanowski.

UPDATE: 6:30 p.m. Trains running again. UPDATE: 6:02 p.m. Fire declared out, firefighters packing up.

An insulated cable that erupted into flames shortly after 5 p.m. south of South Station shut Red Line service in both directions between JFK/UMass and Park Street and forced the driver of one outbound train to reverse direction and head back to South Station. Read more.

By - 8/21/15 - 9:14 am
Fog over Boston Harbor

Paul Nutting looked out his window at Boston Harbor around 8 a.m.

Daniel Sullivan had a closer view: Read more.

By - 8/20/15 - 10:39 pm
Cormorant

Sit at the end of Long Wharf and it's easy to miss the cormorants - the gulls and terns are constantly screaming for attention, and sometimes getting into fights for key perches, such as the top of the flagpole there. But every so often, you might look down and spot a cormorant bobbing on the water, at least, for a few seconds, before it disappears under the water.

By - 8/20/15 - 7:24 pm
Waiting at South Station

Louis Venturelli was among the hundreds of commuter-rail riders who just sat or stood there in South Station as signal problems meant massive delays on all line between roughly 5:40 and 6:40 this evening.

By - 8/19/15 - 3:56 pm
James Michael Curley wearing a snapback in downtown Boston

Somebody outfitted the standing James Michael Curley statue with a new cap this morning.

By - 8/19/15 - 9:48 am

The former governors say it's last time to connect the two terminals with a rail link.

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