Downtown Crossing

By - 10/1/13 - 9:20 pm

Transit Police report arresting a man they say beat a woman on a Red Line platform at Downtown Crossing last month "sim5ply because she wanted to sit down in a location that was in close proximity to her attacker and asked if he could move over slightly."

Steven Colla, 51 and white, also used a racial epithet during his beating of the black woman around 3 p.m. on Sept. 15, police say.

By - 9/28/13 - 9:43 pm
Running of the bridesmaids

Photographynatalia watched the Globe's running of the bridesmaids through Downtown Crossing today.

Copyright Photographynatalia. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 9/27/13 - 10:05 am

The Globe reports the BRA yesteday approved the Yawkey Way deal with the Sox.

By - 9/17/13 - 2:40 pm

The Herald reports Roche Bros. will open a luxostore (ed. note: Sounds like the West Roxbury store, only without all the boring bread and soda aisles) and that Arnold Worldwide will take a chunk of the office space in the skyscraper for which ground was formally broken today.

No word if Walgreens will get a retroactive tax break for opening a luxostore down the street or if the Roche Bros. will have workers push shoppers' carts to their condos and dorm rooms.

By - 9/16/13 - 9:24 pm

The Globe reports on the proposed tax breaks for companies that move into the ritzy tower being built atop the Hole in Downtown Crossing.

By - 9/9/13 - 3:39 pm

Boston Police report arresting a pair of suburban guys on charges of selling crystal meth in front of the Downtown Crossing Macy's yesterday afternoon.

Jake Decker, 26, of Melrose, and Andrew Dreyer, 30, of Lexington, were nabbed after allegedly selling the drugs to a couple of undercover officers, as part of an ongoing meth investigation, police say.

By - 8/23/13 - 9:51 am

A Red Line train sighed its last, gave up the ghost, kicked the bucket, shuffled off this mortal coil, put its other foot in the grave, went the way of all flesh (metal?), cashed in its chips, went pining for the fjords, bit the big one, cashed out and just generally passed over to the other side at Downtown Crossing this morning. A T spokesman says:

Subway personnel had to couple it with another train in order to move it out of the way. This took about 25 minutes.

At 9:17, Alyssa Twomey tweeted:

By - 8/13/13 - 10:04 am

No more Filene's corner

Roving UHub photographer Jed Hresko noticed this morning that the remnants of the Filene's building on the Franklin Street side are now completely gone.

By - 7/19/13 - 10:03 am

WantedTransit Police report they are looking for this guy for an attack on a mailman on an Orange Line platform at Downtown Crossing.

Police say the mailman was in uniform and minding his own business around 6:40 p.m. on July 10 when he tried entering the Orange Line. Police say Mr. Low Pants Guy tried to piggyback behind him and grew incensed when the letter carrier wouldn't let him.

The suspect then piggybacked behind another rider, found the mailman and began hitting him in the face, causing injuries serious enough to require a trip to Mass. General, police say.

If he looks familiar, contact Transit Police detectives at 617-222-1050, or send an anonymous tip to 873873.

In May, the MBTA launched a PSA campaign to remind riders it's illegal to punch or spit at T workers.

By - 7/16/13 - 11:16 pm

Shortly after 10 p.m. outside the Rainbow shop on Winter Street - victim was attacked by 10 to 15 people.

Update: Transit Police, who first happened on the attack, release brief statement, say victim was taken to MGH for treatment, incident still under investigation.

By - 7/9/13 - 8:15 am

WBUR interviews a bunch of buskers, including the woman who plays the harp at Downtown Crossing on the Orange Line.

By - 6/25/13 - 3:45 pm

The Herald reports Roche Bros. could help fill the Hole with a new store as part of the skyscraper now actually under construction.

Dear Herald: as 02132 notes below, this would be Roche Bro.'s second Boston store, unless you know something we don't about West Roxbury seceding.

By - 5/16/13 - 7:22 am

FilenesHole is your place for daily photo updates on construction work at the Filene's Memorial Hole.

Ed. note: I may have had something to do with setting up that account, but Dave Hunt will be taking most of the photos.

By - 5/6/13 - 1:09 pm

Help me!

When workers on the Hole restoration project took down the Christo wrapping on the old Burnham building last week, they revealed this plaintive message, still up there after all these years.

By - 5/3/13 - 9:02 pm

Taped off Downtown Crossing intersection. Photo by Stephanie Giunta.Taped off Downtown Crossing intersection. Photo by Stephanie Giunta.

By - 5/1/13 - 8:58 am

Holey moleyHoley moley.

Kelly photographed workers doing something at the Filene's Memorial Hole this morning.

By - 4/26/13 - 10:07 am

Bye, shroud!

Lori Magno photographed work this morning to remove the shroud covering the remains of the Filene's building, as part of site preparation to build the new skyscraper atop the Hole.

By - 4/25/13 - 3:17 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports Vornado Realty Trust has washed its hands of the Filene's project, with the help of $45 million from Millennium Partners, which bought its 50% share of the project. Under Millennium Partners' control, the project is actually back underway.

By - 4/25/13 - 12:29 pm

Transit Police report charging Jose Murillo, 27, of Cambridge on charges he stabbed two men at Downtown Crossing on April 10.

Police say Murillo turned himself in yesterday. He was arraigned today in Boston Municipal Court on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon; Judge Annette Forde set bail at $25,000 and ordered Murillo to stay away from his two victims, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.