Downtown

By - 8/18/17 - 10:58 am

Mayor Walsh says he'll be spending Saturday going from one barbecue to another in Boston's neighborhoods, many as part of annual "unity" events at the city's housing projects.

That, he says, is how Bostonians should react to tomorrow's racism rally at the Parkman Bandstand. Read more.

By - 8/18/17 - 9:20 am
Cameras being installed on the Parkman Bandstand on Boston Common

Brian Moore spotted workers installing security cameras atop the Parkman Bandstand today, in advance of tomorrow's racist protest and counter demonstrations.

Meanwhile, Union Capital Boston has sort of formalized the idea ... Read more.

By - 8/17/17 - 2:12 pm

Local man Chris Lang reports:

For each and every vile Nazi and white nationalist who marches in Boston on Saturday, I'm donating $1 to the Southern Poverty Law Center to help fight hate. Have at it, you racists, the more the better, and thanks so much for your help!

By - 8/17/17 - 11:45 am

Harvard Kennedy School researchers tried to figure out the cost of a North-South rail link, find it would be between roughly $3.8 billion for a single-tunnel, two-track layout and $5.9 billion for a higher-capacity system with two tunnels and four tracks. Read more.

By - 8/16/17 - 6:54 pm

WBUR reports city officials have granted a permit to white supremacists for a rally on Boston Common on Saturday. Read more.

By - 8/15/17 - 9:06 pm
Crowd at Holocaust Memorial vigil

Jews and supporters gathered at the Holocaust Memorial this evening to condemn the vandalism that left another of its panels shattered - and to vow to join with other victims of racists and Nazis in the fight to keep them gaining any more respectability than they already have.

Meanwhile, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports the arraignment of both the teen charged with smashing a panel etched with numbers representing Holocaust victims and a man charged with damaging flowers people had placed at the scene. Read more.

By - 8/14/17 - 10:19 pm

Erin Larson asks:

Any insight into the odd tree in the Boston Common? I don't recall seeing it last week...

By - 8/14/17 - 4:21 pm
Rev. Laura Everett

Press conference ended with a prayer by the Rev. Laura Everett of the Mass. Council of Churches.

Mayor Walsh and Police Commissioner Evans said today they don't know if white supremacists and Nazis will actually show up on the Common on Saturday, but said they're taking no chances - Boston and State Police will be out in force to stop any nonsense. Read more.

By - 8/13/17 - 10:05 pm
Jumping into Boston Harbor from Long Wharf

Mitchell watched "a brave man execute a pretty nice dive" into Boston Harbor from the end of Long Wharf early this evening.

Earlier:
Guy diving into the harbor during a king tide.

By - 8/13/17 - 9:33 am

WBZ reports on a rally on Boston Common last night.

By - 8/12/17 - 4:19 pm

August 19.

So what are we to do about it? Then again, their last rally there didn't work out so well for them. But that was before today's events: 1 killed, 19 injured as car plows into crowd near Unite the Right rally site.

By - 8/11/17 - 3:47 pm
Wanted for upskirting

Transit Police report they are looking for this guy after he allegedly aimed his phone camera up the skirts of women in the Red Line lobby at South Station on Monday.

If he looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or text an anonymous tip to 873873.

By - 8/9/17 - 8:51 pm

A federal judge ruled today that Christopher Kimball can keep calling his new company Christopher Kimball's Milk Street despite opposition from the older Milk Street Cafe because the two companies don't directly compete and because the cafe failed to show it was being harmed by confusion or loss of customers. Read more.

By - 8/8/17 - 2:18 pm
Workers at Park Street church

Workers were doing renovation work on the exterior of Park Street Church today.

By - 8/7/17 - 9:18 am
New AT&T store in Downtown Crossing, Boston

Gary Waldeck shows us what's going into the space where that bauble store used to be at Winter and Washington, adds:

And Cambridge thought there were too many pizza shops in Harvard square.

By - 8/5/17 - 11:46 am
Giant yacht leaves Boston

Mgorin84 watched the Vava II, owned by an international supervillain a European billionaire and his former Miss UK wife, leaving Boston today, after several days docked in town.

By - 8/4/17 - 2:16 pm
Smoke from pickup fire on I-93

Smoke from the fire rising. Photo by David Callahan.

State Police reported around 1:45 p.m. they shut the highway to let Boston firefighters quench the fire, which was on the southbound side where the O'Neill opens back up into open sky.

By - 8/3/17 - 9:47 pm
Smoke at Union Oyster House

Union Oyster smoke. Photo by Steph Giunta.

Around 8:30 p.m. at the nation's oldest restaurant, on Union Street. WBZ reports Boston firefighters quickly extinguished the fire.

By - 8/3/17 - 10:38 am

WBUR reports on the alleged ID sales at the Haymarket Registry office.