Downtown Crossing

By - 11/7/17 - 5:42 pm

A train died at Downtown Crossing and now the MBTA reports "moderate" delays towards Ashmont and Braintree. Peter Amstutz reports the train had help on its journey across the River Styx:

at RL at DTX, was a commotion & someone yelling stop the train, someone pulled emergency break, whole train out of service!

By - 11/3/17 - 7:28 pm

Tim Lawrence took in the annual Illuminus Boston in Downtown Crossing tonight. It repeats tomorrow night.

By - 10/31/17 - 9:32 am
Confederate sticker in Downtown Crossing

Garry Waldeck spotted Johnny Reb's pickup in Downtown Crossing this morning. The truck's registered in Pennsylvania, which, we seem to recall from history class, was on the Northern side during the War of Southern Aggression.

By - 10/27/17 - 6:04 pm

At 6:01 p.m., the MBTA reported "moderate" delays on the Orange Line towards Forest Hills after a train gasped its last at Downtown Crossing - the second Orange Line train to die in today's afternoon rush hour.

By - 10/9/17 - 9:36 pm

Stabbed in the leg at West and Tremont streets around 9:30 p.m.

By - 10/7/17 - 3:13 pm
Anti-Columbus protesters in downtown Boston

Pilotblock watched a march through Downtown Crossing today by protesters who want to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day.

By - 9/29/17 - 8:02 pm
Webster Bank suspect

A man who'd taken to robbing a different Boston-area bank once a month was arrested today, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 9/22/17 - 3:41 pm
A lot of drugs

BPD photo.

Boston Police report arresting Joshua Eloi at Washington and Summer streets Wednesday afternoon before he could use what they say was his loaded, stolen gun or deal any of the variety of narcotics and other drugs he was carrying. Read more.

By - 9/22/17 - 11:28 am

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Orange Line towards Forest Hills due to a train giving up the ghost at Downtown Crossing, which has apparently become the go-to place for Orange Line trains that have lost the will to live.

By - 9/22/17 - 8:52 am

The T says it's gotten the track-repair equipment that gummed up the Red Line at Andrew off the tracks, but that the Orange Line is still having problems due to an Orange Line train that bought the farm earlier at Downtown Crossing.

By - 9/18/17 - 6:52 pm

Jesse Lacatena, 23, and Elisha Rockett, had bail set at $50,000 and $100,000 respectively for their role in a bloody fight that started on Spring Lane early Friday. Read more.

By - 9/16/17 - 12:28 pm
Redcoats in Downtown Crossing

A woman seems to be debating what to do as a couple of Redcoats march past in Downtown Crossing this morning, as Alex Cox shows us.

By - 9/12/17 - 9:45 pm
Pigeon on Irish Famine Memorial woman in Downtown Crossing

One of the statues in the Irish Famine Memorial couldn't get this pigeon off her head at lunchtime today.

By - 9/8/17 - 2:23 pm

Matthew Cody, 31, of Arlington received the sentence today following his conviction yesterday on two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon for a 2015 incident on West Street after he got off work at a downtown restaurant. Read more.

By - 9/6/17 - 1:39 pm

A Boston Municipal Court judge today ordered Davongie Stone, 20, of the South End, ordered held in lieu of $500,000 bail for a knife attack in Downtown Crossing early Sunday that sent the victim to the hospital with numerous chest wounds, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office. Read more.

By - 9/5/17 - 9:42 pm

A South End man faces charges on both sides of the river for trying to carve up people during robberies over the weekend in both Downtown Crossing and Harvard Square. Read more.

By - 8/27/17 - 9:56 pm

Around 9:50 p.m., on some steps leading out of the Downtown Crossing T stop. Police found him at Summer and Hawley streets.

By - 8/27/17 - 12:38 pm

A Dorchester man's lengthy arrest record got even longer yesterday after Transit Police officers joined an employee of the Summer Street CVS who was chasing a man with "hundreds of dollars worth of stolen items."

By - 8/23/17 - 1:06 pm

Three men who were arrested in the post-rally melee that broke out Saturday skipped out on their arraignments today, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports - which means there are now warrants out for their arrest. Read more.

By - 8/19/17 - 5:38 pm

Shortly before 3:50 p.m, Boston Police reported:

BPD confirming rocks being thrown at officers on Tremont at West.

Shortly after 5 p.m., Karen Zgoda reported police were using pepper spray in Downtown Crossing: Read more.