Downtown

By - 10/21/14 - 11:49 am

Boston Police report arresting a man they say robbed a woman at Tremont and Winter streets around 6:40 p.m. - just two hours after an armed robbery a couple blocks away.

Police say officers on a drug investigation heard a woman screaming she'd just been robbed.

As officers turned toward the victim, they observed a white male running in a full sprint down

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By - 10/20/14 - 6:49 pm

Acquia, which currently provides content-management applications and services plans to move from Burlington to 53 State St. next year, BostInno reports, adding the company will be doubling its space with the move.

Acquia's core offerings focus on an enterprise version of Drupal, a system originally written by Acquia founder Dries Buytaert. The software powers a number of large corporate Web sites, and... Read more

By - 10/20/14 - 5:20 pm

Police are looking for five men for a gunpoint robbery around 4:40 p.m. at Bromfield and Franklin streets.

The five, described as black, possibly Somali, then pedaled off towards Tremont Street, Manvi Arora reports. Two of the men were described as tall, one with flowing hair and wearing a Gucci belt. A witness reports another wore a red sweater under a dark blue... Read more

By - 10/20/14 - 11:39 am

Transit Police provide a couple examples of alleged dumbassery at two of our major transit hubs:

Shortly after 2 a.m. today, police - and firefighters - responded to South Station because somebody had activated a fire alarm there. Transit Police report officers found Marwin Maurin, 22, of Revere, standing by a closed Red Line entrance:

Maurin informed the officers he set off the fire

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By - 10/20/14 - 7:37 am

The Boston Licensing Board this week hears a request from restaurateur Brian O'Donnell to rename Jason Santos's old Blue, Inc. at 131 Broad St. to Broad Street Riot.

The name harkens back to the Broad Street Riot of 1837, when drunken Protestant firefighters got into it with Irish Catholic men about to form a funeral procession, sparking a riot that left nearby businesses and... Read more

By - 10/17/14 - 11:20 am
Proposed building at 55 India St.

Architect's rendering.

The BRA board yesterday approved a proposed 44-unit residential building at what has been a parking lot since the 1950s at 55 India St.

Boston Residential Development LLC would build the small tower with no parking spaces, citing its location to public transit and the small size of the lot - although the company says it will try to obtain spaces for tenants in... Read more

By - 10/17/14 - 8:28 am
Fog over downtown Boston and the Charles River

Ari Ofsevit enjoyed the view of the fog from the BU Bridge this morning.

By - 10/16/14 - 11:07 am
Jeffrey Bliss

Well, what do you know: A man pestering people at South Station for money for an urgent train ride really did have a pressing reason to get back to Framingham. Unfortunately for Jeffrey Bliss, 32, however, that reason was a warrant out of Framingham District Court for shoplifting.

Transit Police report officers watching Bliss figured the elderly couple he'd been trying to wheedle money... Read more

By - 10/14/14 - 8:29 am

Julian Tryba speeds the city up.

H/t Dale Cruse and Italian in Boston.

By - 10/9/14 - 12:45 pm
Clydesdale on Boston's City Hall Plaza

The Budweiser Clydesdales are on City Hall Plaza today through Sunday as a Budweiser video crew shoots one of its "responsible drinking" ads at a couple of local bars over the weekend.

By - 10/6/14 - 11:53 am

The Massachusetts Court of Appeals today ordered a new trial to determine how much the MBTA owes a woman who suffered serious neck injuries when Green Line operator Aiden Quinn plowed through a red light and crashed into another trolley in 2009, saying her lawyer manipulated the jury's emotions by repeatedly raising issues not supported by any evidence during the trial.

"The sheer number... Read more

By - 10/5/14 - 7:33 pm
Poe statue in Boston

Arturo Gossage attended the unveiling of the Edgar Allan Poe statue today.

Copyright Arturo Gossage. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 10/3/14 - 10:36 am

And what better place for it than the Greenway? Not because the 1919 sticky death flood happened there, but because the Greenway is where all memorials are supposed to go these days (and the state is seeking proposals for what to put atop Big Dig ramps).

By - 10/2/14 - 5:50 pm

A park ranger was knocked to the ground around 5:30 p.m. at Milk and Surface streets by three to five guys on BMX bikes, who then pedaled off into downtown.

They're described as white, in hoodies, all with large black gauges in their ear lobes.

By - 10/2/14 - 9:36 am

The Globe reports on architect Cesar Pelli's proposed 528-foot-high replacement for much of the Government Center garage. Is Boston ready for curvy glass?

By - 10/1/14 - 1:15 pm

City councilors talked tough today: They don't want the current operator of Faneuil Hall Marketplace to ditch the pushcart vendors that have long peddled their wares there.

City Councilors Michael Flaherty and Tito Jackson both accused Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp. of duplicity, telling different city agencies different stories about the fate of the pushcarts.

"This is really an interesting question because we have a larger... Read more

By - 10/1/14 - 9:58 am

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on a MassDOT/BRA meeting to consider how to cover the ramps leading to the tunnel under the Greenway.

Among the most interesting options presented for Parcels 12 and 6 were elevated pedestrian walkways that cover the ramps and provide above ground (~15' high) observation areas. The ramp covers and high decks could be designed to be similar to sections of the popular

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By - 9/30/14 - 6:20 pm

A bouncer at the Place, 2 Broad St., faces arraignment next month for a July incident in which he allegedly put a customer into a coma for four days.

A Boston Municipal Court clerk-magistrate decided earlier this month to summon Kevin Blackmore, 37, for arraignment on Oct. 5 on a charge of assault and battery after hearing allegations that that Blackmore punched the man and... Read more

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