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By - 9/30/13 - 5:24 pm
Parking fight near South Station

Alan Hoffman watched two guys try to get into the same space near South Station this afternoon. Both refused to budge, at least until the police arrived to try to sort things out.

UPDATE: Eric Fitzgerald reports:

Resolution: backing in black car wins. Uses spot for <15 min after 30 min standoff. Yep.

Life imitates art:

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.

Meanwhile, the Herald reports the board brought in some muscle from Municipal Protective Services to stand guard in case people upset with the nearly $8 million tax break the BRA approved for the luxury Filene's Memorial Hole project tried to lunge at board members or something. The Herald... Read more

By - 9/26/13 - 11:19 am

Happened Wednesday night, Boston Metro reports.

By - 9/26/13 - 9:18 am
Broad flooding

Glub, glub

Gerrit Betz shows us what happens when a BWSC water main bursts, in this case at Broad and Milk.

Nancy Cremins gives us another view of the flooding:

By - 9/25/13 - 8:29 am

A dead train at Park coupled with a medical emergency means Green Line commuters are not smiling this morning.

Meanwhile, the Red Line is no bed of roses, either, possibly due to a train with door issues. At 8:25 a.m., Nancy tweeted from North Quincy:

And the sixth train just went by and I'm still on the platform. 17 yrs commuting on

... Read more
By - 9/25/13 - 8:02 am

Final (if still unofficial) city and districtwide results. The city has yet to release ward-by-ward numbers, but NorthEndWaterfront.com tallied them for the North End, Beacon Hill and downtown.

Jim O'Sullivan ponders the race geographically, since it pits two guys who don't live anywhere near the geographic center of the city. He notes that while Walsh beat Connolly bigtime in Dorchester, Connolly won... Read more

By - 9/20/13 - 7:04 pm
Waiting on the Red Line

Reed captured the scene at Park Street at the height of rush hour today when the Red Line was delayed because, hey, it's Friday on the Red Line. This left him plenty of time to put together a panoramic view.

By - 9/19/13 - 9:49 am

Police are looking for a "Middle Eastern" man who held up the Citizens Bank branch inside the Citizens Bank tower at 28 State St. shortly after 9:40 a.m. The suspect was wearing a black leather jacket and black leather pants, with a yellow shirt under the jacket.... Read more

By - 9/18/13 - 12:46 pm

Boston Police report a man found unconscious in the men's room at the Bell in Hand, 45 Union St., around 2:30 a.m. was taken to Mass. General, where he was pronounced dead. An investigation is under way.

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... Read more

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 - 9/16/13 - 2:55 pm
New mural in Dewey Square

Our own Swirlygrrl reports workers took down the Dewey Square mural by Os Gemeos and began putting up its replacement - some black and white seascapey thing.

By - 9/16/13 - 10:33 am

The Boston Racquet Club, 100 Summer St., goes before the Boston Licensing Board on Wednesday to request a beer and wine license.

Board hearings begin at 10 a.m. in the board's eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall.... Read more

By - 9/15/13 - 7:18 pm

Ryan Ruel stitched together 147 photos he took this morning from Piers Park in East Boston to create a giga-zoomable image of the other side of the harbor, from South Boston to the North End - 1.55 gigapixels of zoom-in action.

By - 9/15/13 - 6:59 pm

City Hall front

Marty Walsh says he would pay for universal K-1 classes by selling off City Hall. Unlike Mayor Menino, who once proposed selling off City Hall as well, however, Walsh says he would keep city offices downtown rather than trying to move them to South Boston.

Walsh says... Read more

By - 9/13/13 - 12:32 pm

The Boston Licensing Board holds a hearing next week on plans to convert long empty space at 45 Province St. into a pizza restaurant called Strada 45.

The building's developers got a full-service liquor license from the board in 2008. The board rescinded the license in 2011, but the developers got it back in an appeal to the state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission.... Read more

By - 9/12/13 - 10:49 pm

Four of the five candidates running to take Mike Ross's place on the City Council said tonight it's way past time for the city to give District 8 more elementary schools.

The fifth candidate, Angelica Addivinola might have agreed as well, but she didn't attend a forum sponsored by the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay at the Copley Square library. The field will... Read more

By - 9/10/13 - 9:37 pm

Around 9:10 p.m. at 140 Tremont St., according to Brian D'Amico, who adds the homicide unit was summoned because of the severity of the injuries.

By - 9/10/13 - 2:20 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports on the latest proposal over the past couple decades by the owners of the Garden for the parking lot where the Garden used to be - a mixed-use development with a 45-story tower and two shorter buildings.

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