Tom McLaughlin was enjoying the dancing by Downtown Crossing's newest character this afternoon when a cranky jerk demanded police do something about him. McLaughlin reports that as officers were talking to dancer guy and getting him to pack up, crank guy started screaming "faggot" at him, because, of course, haters gonna hate. McLaughlin adds: Read more.
The MBTA reports workers at the Government Center rehab project found remnants of a 1915 Boston Post behind an old door jamb.
Other, larger reminders of the station's past will be put on display: Read more.
Can you spot Waldo in Adam Castiglioni's photo of Boston City Hall from this morning?
The MBTA is reporting "moderate" delays due to a dead Orange Line train at Downtown Crossing.
Sarah Connors captured this kid dancing in the rain in Downtown Crossing this afternoon. Read more.
UPDATE: MassDOT says service was restored at 4:10 p.m.
Shortly after 11:30 a.m., riders on an outbound C trolley that had just left Park Street saw a shower of sparks. And then the train died. Read more.
Boston Magazine reports the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem is bringing Dutch artist Theo Jansen's "strandbeests" (beach animals) to the Boston area - with one-day exhibitions of them at various locations, including City Hall Plaza and Dewey Square, next month.
The T says it's busing passengers between Bowdoin and Airport - except Bowdoin riders are supposed to catch the bus at Government Center - due to a bomb threat that shut Maverick station around 5:30 p.m.
Update: Around 6:48 p.m., Transit Police completed their sweep of the station and re-opened it for service.
Craig Wright reports on an incident on the inbound platform on the Red Line at South Station around 9 a.m.:
Woman hit older woman with iced coffee, then dumped on her head because she was "intentionally blocking her."
I guess from boarding the train? Who knows! To the older woman's credit - she just pretty much laughed it off.
The coffee dumper then walked away, he said.
Historic New England has release the final documentary in Justin Goodstein's series about the long-running market as part of its Haymarket Project.
Shamus Moynihan took in a game of chess at City Hall Plaza's new giant chess set.
Wonderson watched the sun go down over downtown this evening.
Lanikai, which makes ukeles, is running a contest to give out a new uke. Chelsea is determined to win one. See the photo of her strumming on the Greenway carousel, then click on the heart icon on the left to vote for her (if you don't see it, since the Web site seems to be wonky, go to the main contest page, search on "Greetings from Boston Harbor, hover over her photo, then click on the heart).
There were several large, ocean-going yachts tied up at Long Wharf today, including one registered to Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands: Read more.
At the Boston Harbor Hotel this afternoon - just as a couple was getting married there.
Today's the anniversary of Kevin White's 1972 call to police in Warwick, RI to convince them to release the Stones - who'd been arrested for a scuffle the night before - or there'd be a riot at the Garden, where 15,000 fans were waiting for them.
Photo of White on the stage at the Garden, telling fans the Stones had been busted, but that he'd just freed them and they were on their way.