Hynes is being evacuated due to a smoking train.
This comes an hour or so after an inbound Red Line train breathed its last at Broadway, creating what the T acknowledged were "severe" delays.
The Boston Licensing Board today gave Trident Booksellers and Cafe, 338 Newbury St., permission to stay open until midnight.
Michael Lemanski, general manager of one of Boston's dwindling number of bookstores, said customers had been asking for an extra hour of time in which to enjoy the literary alternative to a traditional bar or pub.
He told the board at a hearing Wednesday the revenue... Read more
The Citizens Bank branch, on Boylston at Arlington, was robbed around 3:50 p.m., by a white man, about 5'6" and wearing a multicolored scarf in which blue and gray predominated. He also wore a greenish-gray jacket. He showed a black handgun.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports b.good has closed on Newbury.
Brian D'Amico watched protesters call for human rights in Venezuela on the steps of the State House this afternoon, after a march from Copley Square.
On the outbound side. Police have put up some cones to try to warn off motorists until the DPW can fill those holes.
Meanwhile, the Burlington Mall is shut down due to a car-eating sinkhole.
Usually I can walk by the Midtown Hotel* without a glance, but today it struck me -- how is this sinfully out-of-place eyesore still standing?
I've gotta think the real estate it occupies -- almost a full block of Huntington at Mass. Ave, at the crossroads of the Back Bay and the South End -- is worth gazillions. Over the years, they must... Read more
Stevil photographed a pom-pom tree on the Common today:
There were some scattered on the ground and the pom poms in the tree didn't seem to have snow on them - so I'm wondering if these were put up this morning. Has anyone seen these before?
The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters were dispatched to the Mass. Ave. Bridge around 11:35 p.m. when somebody noticed a person on the ice on the Charles.
Person is tethered with a rope and is now walking off of the frozen river to shore. ... Unknown why person was on the ice. Police to investigate.... Read more
The Boston Business Journal reports the bank holding the mortgage on the long-shuttered Ciao Bella property at 240 Newbury St. has scheduled a foreclosure auction for the property.
Joseph Cimino, who says he's been renovating the building since 2011, recently told the Boston Licensing Board he had a tentative agreement with Suitsupply, which wants to lease the space for a men's clothing store... Read more
The Boston City Council today called for a hearing on the medical-marijuana dispensaries the state recently approved for Boylston Street in the Back Bay and Southampton Street on the South End/Roxbury line.
Councilor Steve Murphy (at large), who submitted a letter of "non opposition" to the general idea of dispensaries was blunt: "I was lied to" by the operators of the proposed Boylston Street... Read more
Tim McCormack admired the conductor's fauxhawk the other day.
A Redditor recounts an incident at Copley Plaza yesterday:
I was still indoors finishing a text when I herd a ton of shouting so I look up above and see a group of people screaming and pointing towards me! That's when I noticed a young man, possibly mid-20's sprinting towards me and without even thinking I bolted towards him as he ran passed me... Read more