Downtown

By - 7/9/09 - 11:14 am
Libertad

Greg MacKay spent some time by the Fish Pier with the Tall Ships.

Copyright Greg MacKay. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

Karin took a couple photos as well.

Where to see the ships.

By - 7/8/09 - 12:41 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decided today to take no action against the South Street Diner over noise complaints, which means the eatery can continue to serve up food at all hours.

Technically, the board "filed" complaints from four neighbors, which theoretically means the board could re-open the case if it receives additional complaints.

However, at a hearing yesterday, none of the people who'd complained about late-night noise appeared, while numerous other nearby residents and patrons attended to voice their support for what they said was a much needed service in a bustling area run by a true gentleman.

By - 7/8/09 - 10:28 am
Union Wharf

Ed O'Connor got up early for this dawn shot of Union Wharf.

Copyright Ed O'Connor. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 7/7/09 - 4:18 pm
Nah, not a real twister

It sure looks like a twister was sucking all the sneakers out of the New Balance building in Allston around 3:45 this afternoon, doesn't it? Meanwhile, over by North Station, Scott saw impending doom:

Boston Garden doom

Copyright Scott. Posted with a universalhub tag on Flickr.

By - 7/7/09 - 2:02 pm

Neighbors and patrons of the South Street Diner packed a Boston Licensing Board hearing this morning, asking the board to let the long-time eatery continue to operate around the clock.

Michael Flemming said he and his wife moved to the area exactly because it's a bustling area, thanks in part to the diner, which has been open 24 hours for more than 60 years.

By - 7/6/09 - 5:34 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today found Sean Evelyn, 23, guilty of second degree murder for the New Year's Eve, 2006 death of Cushings Fortuna outside South Station, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

By - 7/6/09 - 7:28 am
The secret is the cream

It was warm but not sweltering yesterday as thousands of Bostonians stood in the sun downing clam chowder. Ned Devine's won, followed by Parker's and Farmer Brown's.

By - 7/5/09 - 7:20 pm
Redcoats

One of the more charming parts of July Fourth in Boston is when a troop of Redcoats fail to collapse in the heat in their woolen uniforms re-take a set of steps on the site of City Hall Plaza. They've been doing it for years, and, amazingly, no Minutemen ever show up to confront them. 16WadeSt watched them advance up the stairs this weekend.

Copyright 16WadeSt. Posted in the Universal Hub Flickr pool.

By - 7/5/09 - 6:23 pm
Tree!

What species of tree is so hardy it can grow in this most barren and desolate of landscapes, two or three stories up the front of City Hall? Can mountain goats be far behind?

By - 7/5/09 - 11:24 am
Capoeira

There was a capoeira demonstration on City Hall Plaza yesterday. It's an interesting mixture of martial arts and dance - the object seems to be to simulate a full-scale brawl without anybody actually getting hurt, accompanied by musicians playing these stringed gourd instruments:

By - 7/3/09 - 8:13 pm

Hearing on July 7 at City Hall on forcing the South Street diner to close at 2 a.m.. Diner claims some yuppies moved next door to an all night diner and now want to shut it down.

Via the Lone Beader.

By - 6/30/09 - 12:36 pm

The Herald reports several restaurateurs are interested in turning a concrete building last used as a Boston Common men's room into a cafe. Possible sticking point: Whether the cleaned-up joint can get a liquor license.

Building a restaurant chain on toilets.

By - 6/29/09 - 11:08 pm
Downtown skyscraper

Sekbaavi took this photo downtown. Can you tell where?

Copyright Sekbaavi. Posted on Flickr with a universalhub tag.

By - 6/25/09 - 3:07 pm
Planes

They circled downtown at least twice early this afternoon, sometimes trailing smoke behind them.

By - 6/22/09 - 7:58 am

Finance Foodie loved O Ya. Carolyn Grantham loved it, too. Finance Foodie posts photos of succulent morsels. Grantham posts a video of the chefs in action.

By - 6/20/09 - 11:35 pm
Big

The "wall" that Coast Guard patrol boat (with the machine gun mounted in the front) is in front of is actually the side of the Suez Matthew, an LNG tanker passing through Boston Harbor on its way out of Everett this afternoon (it's the tanker that went adrift off the Cape last December).

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By - 6/20/09 - 6:41 pm
Redcoat on Orange Line

Only in Boston: On the Orange Line between State and Downtown Crossing this afternoon.

By - 6/20/09 - 6:19 pm

Mike Mennonno walked by the revival tent on the Tremont Street side of the Common yesterday morning:

... "Do you know about Jesus Christ?" he called out to me.

"Je-whoosy-whatsy?" I said, not breaking my stride.

"Jesus Christ," he repeated. "Your personal lord and savior?"

"My personal what?" I said, stopping and looking at him screwy. "Did I win an iphone? What is this?" ...