Downtown

By - 4/28/17 - 9:04 am

Emerson College Police report the Alley is shut because of a gas leak and is warning people to stay away.

The college is currently building a 374-bed, 20-story dormitory on one side of the Alley, where the Estate and the Sweetwater Cafe used to be.

By - 4/28/17 - 8:55 am
Fog over downtown Boston

Crusty N Confused watched the fog roll in this morning.

By - 4/27/17 - 2:33 pm
Proposed new South Station layout

Proposed expanded South Station.

A MassDOT environmental report details plans to expand South Station over nine years that would hinge on getting the Postal Service to finally abandon its giant facility along Fort Point Channel and moving the food-distribution companies of Widett Circle someplace else. Read more.

By - 4/27/17 - 10:12 am
Boston's Old North Church in the fog

On a foggy day, JB Parrett captured Old North Church in the North End - and the more recent buildings of downtown.

By - 4/27/17 - 9:42 am
Turkey at Boylston and Tremont streets in downtown Boston

Patrick McMahon spotted this bird at Boylston and Tremont streets this morning.

Could it be the same turkey Beth Wolfe spotted nearby on Washington Street early Monday?

By - 4/26/17 - 8:19 pm
David Muir

David Muir, who spent three years at Channel 5, anchored the ABC nightly news from an umbrella-covered platform at Faneuil Hall this evening - and Katie R was there to chronicle it. Don't worry, he wasn't here to cover some horrible disaster, just to give an address to the local Chamber of Commerce.

By - 4/26/17 - 1:27 pm
Boston City Councilor Bill Linehan

Linehan makes his case.

The City Council voted 10-3 to approve a plan in which Millennium Partners would pay the city $153 million to buy the condemned Winthrop Square garage and replace it with a $1-billion tower that could reach 775 feet in height.

The deal - opposed by councilors Jackson, Zakim and Wu - requires an act of the legislature because the building would violate a current state law banning shadows on the Boston Common. Read more.

By - 4/26/17 - 11:03 am

The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday whether to let Nicholas Frattaroli - of the North End Frattarolis - buy the liquor license from the owners of the shuttered Grand Canal and re-open it as a Mexican restaurant called Bodega Canal. Read more.

By - 4/24/17 - 10:06 pm

A divided City Council could vote Wednesday on a plan to let a proposed $1-billion, 750-foot tower rise on the site of a condemned city garage in Winthrop Square in exchange for a $153 million sale price proponents would go to much needed renovation work on Boston Common, in Franklin Park and at the Old Colony and Orient Heights house developments, but which opponents say would open the city to even more problems with developers with lots of money. Read more.

By - 4/24/17 - 11:51 am

Lexington Police have released video and photos of a pair of alleged yeggs they say broke into a house in Lexington on March 7 and then pawned stuff the same day in both Boston and Nashua.

If the guy in the tan jacket looks familiar, call them at 781-862-1212.

By - 4/24/17 - 9:50 am

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports how the BPDA and developer Don Chiafaro have figured out how to get around pesky open-space requirements that would otherwise limit the size of his perpetually proposed plan to replace the Aquarium garage with a mega-complex: Buy the IMAX theater and then raze it. Read more.

By - 4/24/17 - 9:10 am
Turkey on Washington Street in downtown Boston early Monday

Out for a walk before 6 this morning, Beth Wolfe found some company on Washington Street downtown - a turkey pondering whether to cross the road.

By - 4/23/17 - 2:07 pm

The BRA, um, BPDA, just won't take no for an answer: After losing several legal battles over its attempts to put a restaurant at the end of Long Wharf, the authority is trying yet again to convince judges to let it get what it wants. Read more.

By - 4/23/17 - 12:48 pm
Boston Harbor from the air

Scott Cluett shows us Boston Harbor from up in the air over the South Shore this morning.

By - 4/22/17 - 4:42 pm

From across the Boston area's universities, biotech companies and hospitals, thousands of scientists and their allies crowded a soggy Boston Common today to battle an administration that seems intent on denying their research, cutting their funding and banning their colleagues and students from entering the country. Read more.

By - 4/21/17 - 5:35 pm

The Chicken & Rice Guys say Boston public-health inspections of their facilities have shown no E. coli and that their Medford restaurant will re-open tomorrow.

The Downtown Crossing store could re-open tomorrow as well, after an ISD inspection in the morning; in fact, ISD Commissioner William Christopher vows to buy the first meal at 11 a.m., assuming the inspection goes OK. Read more.

By - 4/21/17 - 10:01 am

The Boston Preservation Alliance takes a look at the side streets between Tremont and Washington, which face danger from developers who just want to tear down buildings to put up bigger buildings - but which also has new development in the form of reuse (such as the Godfrey Hotel).

By - 4/20/17 - 5:59 pm

The Globe reports a pair of Chicago real-estate firms could be about to plonk down the big bucks for the perpetually unused former Barnes & Noble building on Washington Street. And at $65 million, you can bet they're not going to just open another bookstore there.

By - 4/18/17 - 3:56 pm

David Scher, a former Suffolk Law student, today pleaded guilty to trying to alter court documents to try to change his Guilty finding for stealing a laptop from the school to Not Guilty, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office. reports. Read more.