Downtown

By - 6/13/09 - 5:05 pm

Andrew from Boston posted a bunch of photos from today's events.

By - 6/12/09 - 9:05 am

The Young Sophisticated Foodie explains why she won't be returning to the Chart House.

By - 6/9/09 - 1:41 pm

Latest visit: 225 Friend St. around 1:30 p.m. for a suspicious package left at a law firm.

That's three hours after the squad visited E. 3rd St. in South Boston for a suspicious package left on a porch.

By - 6/9/09 - 9:39 am

The Globe reports Orange Line service was disrupted last night when an apparently drunk guy dropped a bag as he was getting off the train, then got his arm stuck between the train and the platform when he fell over trying to retrieve it.

By - 6/7/09 - 9:31 pm

Boston Police report arresting two Buzzards Bay residents after they allegedly decided to take a piece out of a guy who objected to them honking their horn at him as he helped a friend cross State Street around 11:40 p.m. on Saturday:

According to the victims, they were helping a friend, who was on crutches, cross the street when the fight began. The victims say, as they were crossing the street, the suspects, who were in a car, began beeping their horn. Words were exchanged and, soon, the verbal altercation led to a physical one.

One of the men smashed a bottle on the guy's head, while the other stabbed him, police say, adding the victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Michael Grillo and Rafael Varela, both 28 and both from Buzzards Bay, are charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

Innocent, etc.

By - 6/5/09 - 10:57 pm

But will George Zimmer guarantee it? Men's Wearhouse today beat out Sym's to snap up what's left of Filene's Basement, the Globe reports.

By - 6/5/09 - 7:53 pm

Fun and Fearless puts Marliave on her list of downtown lunch places worth a repeat visit.

By - 6/3/09 - 10:23 am

The Boston Public Market opened last week at Dewey Square (South Station). It will operate every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30 am to 6:30 pm, through October 30, selling locally grown fruits, vegetables, meats, and other farm products.

They don't seem to be doing much publicity yet, so I decided to give them some free advertising here.

By - 6/3/09 - 9:56 am

What with the Green Line screwed up and all. Which might explain the glum look on the face of the bicyclist at Park Street on the Red Line, as captured by Charlotte.

By - 6/2/09 - 8:44 pm

From the blood on his hand from where he broke a window to grab a couple of bottles of booze around 1:45 this morning, Boston Police report, adding the heist was called in by somebody "sleeping upstairs in the restaurant."

Eric French, 45, was charged with breaking and entering in the nighttime and larceny.

Innocent, etc.

By - 6/1/09 - 7:56 am
Can they make it?

Jeff Weeks was on the ferry from Salem as it raced to Boston before a storm.

Copyright Jeff Weeks.

By - 5/31/09 - 9:53 pm

There will be a vigil on Monday to honor the memory of George Tiller, the Kansas doctor gunned down in church today. Starts at 6 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 138 Tremont St.

Facebook page.

By - 5/29/09 - 9:20 am

Rhea Becker reports that on her way to work on Boylston Street today, she was greeted by a long line of Boston finalists for Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance."

By - 5/28/09 - 8:23 am

Aaron Cohen reviews last night's verbal battle between Karl Rove and James Carville at the Wang; reports he couldn't understand Carville for most of the night, and not just because of accent. He adds:

... Rove came for a debate, Carville came for a talk show. I think this has more to do with what each of them have been doing for the last 8 years, than either of their political or speaking skills. ...

Chris Faraone also provides a report.

By - 5/27/09 - 10:14 am
Lopez
Lopez

An East Boston man faces a charge he groped an undercover MBTA Transit Police officer near Dudley station yesterday - even after the officer identified himself as a cop.

Ricardo Lopez, 41, is scheduled for arraignment in Roxbury District Court this morning.

Meanwhile, Transit Police are continuing to hunt for a man they say sexually assaulted a teen at a Downtown Crossing Red Line platform last month and who was last spotted getting off the Red Line at Fields Corner.

By - 5/26/09 - 8:33 am

The bomb squad is at One Boston Place in the Financial District this morning to deal with a "suspicious package," Boston Police tweet, suggesting, "avoid the area."

By - 5/21/09 - 2:04 pm
Oopsies

So mistakes happen and all four subway lines ground to a halt this morning because oopsies, somebody pulled a plug out of the wall tripped a circuit breaker.

But shouldn't the emergency lights that come on when the power goes out be able to guide passengers upstairs?

Apparently not. Bill describes the scene at New England Medical Center during this morning's festivities:

... The new emergency lights that have been installed recently (which - judging by the 600V warning sign on each of them - appear to draw directly from the track circuit) weren't working.

On the way up the stars the mass exodus of passengers crossed paths with a handful tourists headed down. Welcome to Boston.

Similar situation at Harvard.

By - 5/21/09 - 1:57 pm

The Urban Paramedic describes responding to a call the other night for a guy on "a big powerful Japanese bike" who hit speeds of 100 m.p.h. before crashing: