Downtown

By - 6/30/10 - 11:02 am

Fun and Fearless in Beantown gives a thumb's up to the Clover food truck at Dewey Square:

... Clover Food Truck is obviously a big hit with vegetarians and vegans alike (they can make most orders vegan friendly) but as a meat eater, I was also duly impressed. The sandwich was really filling and hit the spot. ...

By - 6/28/10 - 4:28 pm

Boston Police tweet the Webster Bank branch at 75 Franklin St. was robbed this afternoon.

By - 6/25/10 - 10:17 am

The Greenway Blog educates us on the names of the flowers currently in bloom along the Greenway.

By - 6/24/10 - 2:22 pm

ShelziJoseph Z. Shelzi, 22, of Pelham, NH, was arrested around 2:45 a.m. Wednesday in a courtyard off Charter St. after he and a female acquaintance allegedly tried to evade police at speeds of up to 70 m.p.h. down a series of streets, including Hanover Street.

Shelzi, whose license was already revoked and who is facing a drunk-driving charge in Lawrence, was allegedly driving his 2001 BMW 3-series car the wrong way down a one-way street near State and Congress streets when a detail cop spotted him heading into ongoing traffic, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office:

By - 6/23/10 - 3:04 pm

Guess when the earthquake hit the Boston area: From Boston College's Weston Observatory.Guess when the earthquake hit the Boston area: From Boston College's Weston Observatory.

An earthquake in Quebec near the Ontario line sent tremors through the Boston area shortly before 2 p.m. A residential building at 1180 Beacon Street in Brookline was evacuated after it began shaking, possibly because of the quake, Neal Simpson at Brookline Patch reports.

Louis Cameron tweets he felt it at 253 Summer St. on Fort Point Channel. At 1:53, he exclaimed:

By - 6/22/10 - 4:22 pm

Boston Police tweet that the TD Bank branch at 75 Federal St. was held up this afternoon.

By - 6/21/10 - 10:25 am

Shawnna Imani reports that after getting dumped out of one Orange Line train taken out of service at Ruggles, she finally got to Haymarket and was on her way up the escalator when it just stopped, throwing her and others down and giving her a set of fresh puncture wounds on her arm (only click if you want to see somebody's arm with bits of skin missing). She adds that a T employee apologized and gave her a six-month CharlieCard.

By - 6/20/10 - 4:10 pm

Boston Police report that when officers spotted one guy in a Theatre District scrum early Saturday push another guy, they moved in to arrest him. But then a friend attempted to interfere with the firm administration of justice:

When told to stay back, suspect #2 stated, "I'm a rugby player. Do you really think I'm gonna back down?"

Police add:

When additional officers arrived on scene, both suspect #1 and suspect #2 (the rugby player) were taken into custody.

By - 6/20/10 - 9:53 am

Take a look at South Station in 1904 (but also note how smokey the air was back then).

Via Railroad.net.

By - 6/18/10 - 11:05 pm

Deco to the Nth

Greg MacKay photographed a light at one of the relatively few Art Deco buildings in Boston: The New England Telephone Verizon building in Post Office Square.

By - 6/17/10 - 8:19 am

Those dreaded signal problems - once again causing problems bad enough to make the MBTA suggest people heading to the Back Bay from the north get on the Orange Line at North Station or Haymarket instead. Only, this morning, there's a dead train at Lechmere. The T says crews are working around the clock to fix those signals.

Oh, and now there's a dead inbound train at BU Central.

By - 6/15/10 - 1:00 pm

The Boston Licensing Bar decides Thursday what to do about alleged incidents at Hurricane O'Reilly's, 150 Canal St., one involving a man who says he was held by a bouncer while other patrons punched and bit him, the other involving three teenagers who got soused using older friends' licenses.

"It's becoming a troubled premise," Boston Police Sgt. John Devaney told the licensing board. "We're down there every weekend ... Young kids, fights, disorder."

By - 6/12/10 - 8:27 pm

AntiDiluvian was there

So were Tomewatson, Historygradguy, Rudbekia and Shyto.

By - 6/12/10 - 12:17 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Mattapan man who, allegedly for the second time in a week, threatened to shoot up the lobby of the Loews Theaters on Tremont Street.

Chukuma E. Ajene, 26, of Mattapan was charged with armed robbery and trespassing for both the 8 p.m. incident and a similar incident on June 6, when, according to police, he jumped on a counter, twice threatened to shoot everybody present and then, when people scattered, he helped himself to the contents of a cash register.

Innocent, etc.

By - 6/10/10 - 10:21 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports that shortly before 9 p.m., a woman in a motorized wheelchair tumbled off a commuter-rail platform at North Station:

With no train on track 3 at the time, the victim fell about 7' on to the tracks.

Firefighters found her with multiple cuts and placed her on boards to be handed off to EMTs for transport to a nearby hospital. No immediate word on what caused her fall. The department adds it took several firefighters to lift her 600-lb. wheelchair back onto the platform.

By - 6/10/10 - 10:21 pm

His body was found at the bottom of the garage with the ribbon on it in front of the New England Aquarium. The medical examiner and Boston Police are investigating.

By - 6/10/10 - 2:13 pm

MBTA Transit Police report arresting a teen from upstate New York with a loaded gun in his backpack yesterday morning.

By - 6/10/10 - 10:18 am

Colonial phone

Anywhere else, this might be a bit incongruous. But not on Tremont Street, where Robert snapped somebody talking on ye olde celle phone.

By - 6/9/10 - 9:35 am

A car fire on the fifth level of the garage at 75 State St. quickly spread this morning, engulfing numerous cars and going to two alarms before firefighters knocked it down.

Photo of the scene outside by Doug Haslam.

By - 6/8/10 - 3:50 pm

The Boston Police Department has asked local newspaper distributors to remove all their honor boxes by tomorrow from the areas around North Station, Kenmore Square and Faneuil Hall - and to keep them out of those areas until after the NBA finals. The specific areas:

  • North Station – Between North Washington and Merrimack and Causeway to Congress.
  • Faneuil Hall – Between North Sudbury to State St. and from Cambridge St. to Atlantic
  • Kenmore Square – Brookline Ave. and Commonwealth Ave.