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By - 1/31/15 - 2:37 pm

A Dorchester teen who allegedly pulled a knife on somebody at the South Station bus terminal last night tried to make like an egg and beat it when the law arrived.

He failed, Transit Police report.

The long arm of the law reached out and grabbed Eddie Divas, 18, cuffed him and charged him with assault by means of a dangerous weapon - a knife - Transit Police say.

Innocent, etc.

By - 1/30/15 - 7:09 pm
Delays at North Station on commuter rail

Claire gives us the pigeon's eye view of a packed North Station around 6 p.m. as trains just sat there due to everything from them being superannuated to interference from Amtrak. Some delays reached 90 minutes.

By - 1/30/15 - 6:56 pm
Firefighters in Downtown Crossing

Firefighters at Downtown Crossing. Photo by Molly Hester.

Firefighters evacuated the Downtown Crossing T stop around 5:00 p.m. due to smoke on the Orange Line's Forest Hills platform, from the Orange Line train that simply sat there, emulating a doorknob.

As with yesterday's Quincy Center incident, the T blamed a puff of smoke, this time from a failed train motor.

By - 1/29/15 - 7:04 pm
Post Office Square, gridlocked

Richard Lerman had a ringside seat for the gridlock in Post Office Square tonight.

By - 1/29/15 - 6:49 am

Oh, so THAT'S what a snow-melter is. #blizzardof2015 @universalhub

A video posted by Sean Frederick (@seanfrederick) on

Sean Frederick ran across one of the big-ass snow melters melting snow downtown overnight.

Boston is borrowing or renting two or three of the snow gobblers from Massport and a private company. City officials said yesterday they're still considering whether to buy one, since they're pretty expensive and are only really needed ever other year or so.

By - 1/28/15 - 9:46 am
Snow frog in downtown Boston

Gwen Betts admired the snow frog somebody built in Downtown Crossing.

By - 1/27/15 - 11:12 am
Open Dunkin Donuts in a blizzard

TrueNE_79 spotted this open Dunkin' Donuts in Downtown Crossing this morning.

By - 1/26/15 - 7:27 pm
Liquor line at Downtown Crossing Walgreens

Jed Hresko shows us the line for liquor at the Downtown Crossing Walgreens late this afternoon.

By - 1/23/15 - 7:48 am

A concerned citizen (possibly a concerned citizen of Brazil) complains about a trash problem at Gridley and Purchase downtown:

Someone is putting two or three large bags with trash next to the building everyday. The building is leased to the Consulate General of Brazil and the Consulate has put a sign asking not to put trash in that area, but the violator is not reading the signs or is ignoring them. The trash has been put on the side walk before the allowed hours and it doesn't belong to us.

By - 1/20/15 - 10:08 pm
Missing ring

Lauren Moreno reports:

By - 1/19/15 - 7:03 pm

Sweet Bakery, 11 School St., shortly before 7 p.m., by a white man in his 50s wearing a black ski mask and a gray winter jacket. He was 5'8" to 5'10" and had some stubble on his face. He ran out, turned left on Washington.

By - 1/18/15 - 3:52 pm

Around 3:40 p.m. Firefighters quickly doused the fire, in a ground-level closet inside the station, but the T evacuated riders due to the smoke. Trains, however, continued to operate through the station.

By - 1/18/15 - 12:23 pm

Long before Nelli Ruotsalainen protested on I-93, Massachusetts government decided to eliminate the breakdown lane and use it for rush hour traffic. That is not on Nelli Ruotsalainen, that is on us.

The government's concern is that the Interstate 93 protest in Milton broke the way we provide public safety services. In fact, we know of not one death nor one injury caused. I'm not saying it couldn't have happened, I'm saying it didn't.

By - 1/17/15 - 10:11 pm
Atlantic Wharf in Boston in Patriots colors

TruNE_79 is loving how Atlantic Wharf is pumping out the Patriots colors in advance of tomorrow's game.

By - 1/17/15 - 10:07 am
Park Street platform on the Green Line

Lexiiiiii spotted this solitary shoe at Park Street on the Green Line yesterday: Somebody so desperate to get on a train, they didn't want to try to unstick it, or sign of a partial rapture?

By - 1/16/15 - 8:17 pm
Garcia

Transit Police report arresting a guy from New York at South Station today on charges he was trying to palm off four bogus tickets to this Sunday's game - for $800.

Police credit a Channel 25 tweet about an arrest of alleged fake-ticket sellers in Somerville - and an alert would-be buyer of the doubtful ducats:

By - 1/16/15 - 7:56 pm
Bunny rabbit at the Federal Reserve Bank

At least two rabbits have taken up occupancy on the grounds of the Federal Reserve Bank downtown.

Jon Hickey photographed one of them last month. Christine reported late this afternoon:

Sitting in traffic on Congress St. next to Fed Reserve bank watching a rabbit pick through the dead garden.

By - 1/16/15 - 9:49 am
Proposed new entrance to Boston Garden

Proposed new entrance to the Garden from developer's BRA filing.

The Herald reports Star Market has agreed to build a mega-market in the $1-billion mixed-use development planned for that vacant space in front of the Garden and the train station.

By - 1/14/15 - 6:14 pm
Padma Singh

Singh leads prayer as councilors Linehan and Yancey listen.

City councilors take turns inviting a local clergy member to start regular council sessions with a prayer. Over the years, the council has been led in prayer by priests, ministers, rabbis and imams. Today, Councilor Charles Yancey invited a member of a local Hindu congregation to lead the council - for the the first time that Yancey said he could remember in his 31 years on the council.

Padma Singh began with "Om" and ended with "Om, shanti, shanti, shanti."

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