Downtown

By - 4/26/15 - 1:45 pm
Hub of the Universe

Adam Castiglioni reports the developers of the old Filene's building have uncovered the old marker designating the exact center of all creation, right at the corner of Washington and Summer Streets, where it had lain covered up after Filene's went out of business in an era we'd just as soon prefer to forget.

The very definition of the Hub of the Universe.... Read more

By - 4/25/15 - 6:38 am
Gracenote Coffee

The Boston Licensing Board considers a proposal for a coffee shop at 108 Lincoln St. at a hearing next week.

Gracenote Coffee, which already roasts beans, plans to open an eponymous coffee bar in the front half of an office there. It'll be staffed by the guy who now pedals the Coffee Trike around Dewey Square.

The board's hearings begin at 10 a.m.... Read more

By - 4/25/15 - 6:15 am
Zakim Bridge as seen from Lovejoy Wharf

On Thursday, Greg MacKay took what he thinks might be the first night photograph of the Zakim Bridge from the newly re-opened Lovejoy Wharf.

Copyright Greg MacKay. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 4/25/15 - 6:11 am

NorthEndWaterfront.com photographed the commemoration on the Greenway yesterday, attended by several thousand people.

By - 4/24/15 - 11:29 am

Roche Bros. reports its new Downtown Crossing store, opening next Wednesday, will have entrances/exits onto the concourse of the Downtown Crossing T stop.

By - 4/22/15 - 9:11 pm
Beige carpet in Boston financial district

Downtown's getting so upscale they've started carpeting the side streets, apparently, as Jed Hresko shows us.

By - 4/22/15 - 9:05 am

Finn reports:

The MBTA is playing a message at N Station this morning about how Shawn Thornton takes the T to work.

By - 4/20/15 - 6:13 pm
Darkened Maverick station on the MBTA's Blue Line

Alex Jafarzadeh shows us a darkened Maverick station on the Blue Line around 6 p.m.; reports trains were still running despite the lack of light.

Shortly after 5 p.m., riders began reporting issues on the other side of the harbor on the Blue Line.

The E Line, meanwhile, got shut between Northeastern and Heath due to a power problem.... Read more

By - 4/18/15 - 8:31 pm
Turkey in downtown Boston
Downtown Boston turkey

Jamie Walsh reports this turkey was just ambling about Temple Place around 7:50 p.m.

Craig Caplan reports she spent some time hanging out next to jm Curley - fortunately for her, wild turkey was not on the menu tonight.

In 2013:
Mumbles the Turkey tours downtown Boston.... Read more

By - 4/18/15 - 5:29 pm
Swing dancing on the Common

Erica Mattison took in some swing dancing on the Common today.

By - 4/18/15 - 9:05 am

The Boston Licensing Board next week considers a proposal to open a Japanese coffee shop at 10 Milk St.

Ogawa Coffee, based in Kyoto, would be the latest specialty coffee shop in an area once known mainly for its plethora of Dunkin' Donuts:

What we seek is not only good-tasting coffee. It is discovering and providing the coffee’s value that leads humans, nature and

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By - 4/17/15 - 2:48 pm

Rocco Collella, 30, of the South End, was released on personal recognizance yesterday on a charge of videotaping an unsuspecting person in the nude for a February incident in the men's room at the Marshalls store in Downtown Crossing, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Assistant District Attorney Eric Anderson told the court that Boston Police on Feb. 26 were called to Marshalls on

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By - 4/13/15 - 9:05 pm
Spiderman surrounded on Tremont Street in Boston.

Spiderman turned on Tremont, only to find he was already surrounded. Craig Caplan couldn't bear to stick around to see what happened.

By - 4/11/15 - 11:02 am
Wanted man

Transit Police report they are looking for this yegg for a safe-cracking job in the basement of South Station on March 16.

After breaking into an office in the station basement and opening the safe - police did not say how - he took money and fled in a cab, which dropped him off on Decatur Street in Charlestown.

If he looks familiar, contact... Read more

By - 4/8/15 - 7:30 am

Ania Wronski asks:

Any ideas on where to take a group of ~10 people to brunch on a friday near the financial district/Chinatown?

By - 4/8/15 - 7:25 am

WBUR takes a look at the history of 26 Court St.:

The building, on a busy side street in the Financial District, sits on what city records say is "believed to be the oldest plot of land continuously owned by the City of Boston."

By - 4/7/15 - 7:36 pm

Updated with info from BPD.

Two of three men who smashed a man with their skateboards outside the Haymarket-station Dunkin' Donuts last night tried to use their boards to outrace pursuing police officers, but failed.

Police say that around 7:25 p.m., the skater boys attacked a 53-year-old man who accidentally bumped into one of them outside the Dunkin' Donuts at the station. They then took... Read more

By - 4/7/15 - 5:32 pm
MBTA Orange Line train not going anywhere

No room on the train. Photo by Shamus Moynihan.

Tonight's line of mourners for the Orange Line includes a very special guest, Channel 7's own Dan Hausle, who had a Vine time recording the wait at Downtown Crossing, where riders piled up because of a train that ascended to Valhalla at Chinatown.

Update, 5:58 p.m. Shamus Moynihan reports:

DTX for 25 mins. Train came through too full. Sign saying 4 mins the

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By - 4/7/15 - 11:14 am

The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force released a photo of the guy it says robbed the Eastern Bank branch at 63 Franklin St. around 4:15 p.m. on March 26.

He's described as white, about 50, 5'8" to 5'10" and 160 to 180 bls, with some facial scruff and a fondness for bulky gray hoodies.

If he sounds familiar, contact the task force at 617-223-6185.... Read more

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