By - 11/25/15 - 3:44 pm

An eardrum-ravaged citizen complains:

Currently (and often) there is a street performer who bangs on overturned plastic drums at the boston massacre site. it's loud and annoying -- i live 23 floors above it, and the noise still infiltrates my apartment -- and it drives tourists away from this historic site. i see them scurrying past and covering their ears, from my window. i can't believe the city allows this.

By - 11/25/15 - 8:39 am
When you could buy fresh-killed turkeys at Faneuil Hall

Back in the day, the first floor of Faneuil Hall was the place where Bostonians could buy fresh meat and poultry. In 1952, Leslie Jones captured the scene when Mr. Kelley, of Thresher & Kelley Market, showed off his Thanksgiving turkeys to a mother and her kids.

From the BPL's Leslie Jones collection. Posted under this Creative Commons license.

By - 11/24/15 - 11:34 pm
10 Post Office Square

10 Post Office Square. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded at 9:48 to a fire in a basement electrical vault at 10 Post Office Square that was sending smoke up into the rest of the building. Read more.

By - 11/24/15 - 2:50 pm
Corazza, a.k.a. Koraca

From his Web site.

A man who claimed to be "a Harvard educated attorney" with offices in Boston, New York and London is, in fact, a con man who bilked at least two clients out of thousands of dollars for legal work he never did - and bought stuff using their names - the Suffolk County District Attorney's office charges. Read more.

By - 11/23/15 - 10:16 am
Rising boat

It's pretty obvious where this photo was taken. The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you know when it was taken and what's going on.

By - 11/21/15 - 9:32 am
Sunrise at Rowes Wharf

Christopher watched the sunrise through the lens of Rowes Wharf.

By - 11/20/15 - 10:25 am
Nerd commuting in Boston's Financial District

If you still needed convincing that Boston's Financial District is becoming more of Boston's Tech District, David Harris presents this photo of a guy tooling down the street on one of those new micro-Segwayish things this morning.

By - 11/19/15 - 10:05 am

Clover has started converting the School Street burrito place into its latest eatery - and owner Ayr Muir says he's planning three other outlets in the city of Boston, to go along with its food trucks and restaurants in Cambridge. Read more.

By - 11/17/15 - 6:13 pm

Mr. Goodmorning reports the Frozen.Yo in the historic building on Washington Street next to the Chipotle in the other historic building on Washington Street has closed forever.yo.

By - 11/17/15 - 9:31 am

We're trying to bring the award-winning documentary Can You Dig This to Boston. The film will be shown at the Loews Boston Common at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, Dec. 1 -- but only if at least 125 people reserve tickets by Friday.

What is Can You Dig This? From Delirio Films: Read more.

By - 11/17/15 - 7:38 am
Cloth elephant on the move in South Boston

Payette, a Congress Street architectural-design firm, designed itself Pearl the elephant as part of a circus-themed display at the International Interior Design Association's fall New England fashion show earlier this month. Yesterday, staffers wheeled Pearl over to the South Boston convention center for the Architecture Boston Expo.

Read more.

By - 11/16/15 - 2:57 pm
Proposed residential and office towers at Government Center

Designs even a hipster can love: Proposed residential and office towers for garage site.

The owners of the hulking Government Center Garage today submitted detailed design plans for residential and office towers they say will help lift Boston out of the design doldrums with assertive architecture they say will help put an end to our history of staid buildings. Read more.

By - 11/16/15 - 12:02 pm

Boston Police report security guards at the Downtown Crossing Macy's who stopped an alleged shoplifter yesterday afternoon found he was also carrying a loaded Smith & Wesson .38 Special - and bags of marijuana. Read more.

By - 11/15/15 - 1:05 pm
Paris vigil on Boston Common

Chris Lopez was among those attending the vigil for Paris that started at the Parkman Bandstand on the Common at noon.

By - 11/14/15 - 11:40 am

Hopeful Cynicist watched the wind-driven havoc on Congress Street this morning.

By - 11/12/15 - 6:53 pm

An Alewife train succumbed at Park Street around 6:40 p.m. and now growing numbers of riders are finding out just how many of them can be squeezed onto those platforms.

By - 11/10/15 - 9:24 pm
By - 11/10/15 - 5:15 pm
Wage protesters by the Old State House in downtown Boston

Beth Gavin captured protesters demanding a $15 minimum hourly wage outside the Old State House this evening.

By - 11/9/15 - 10:25 pm reports the Boston Civic Design Commission has approved the $258-million first building in a proposed mixed-use development on what is now a parking lot in front of the Boston Garden's blank front wall.

The first building would include, among other things, a Star Market. Later parts of what would be a $1-billion project will include residential and office towers.

By - 11/9/15 - 3:07 pm

Xconomy takes a look at a Downtown Crossing company called Bolt, which offers money, advice and gizmo-building gear to build things you can actually touch, rather than software.