Downtown

By - 7/23/10 - 7:56 am

Because the Green Line continues to be plagued with problems. This morning, it's signal problems in the central downtown tunnel, so bad the T is advising people to take the Orange Line between Haymarket and Copley instead.

This follows last night's tree and derailment, which of course followed floods in the spring. Throw in annoying students with backpacks and we're only five plagues away from the taking of the firstborn male children.

By - 7/22/10 - 7:59 pm

NECN reports on the Monday incident involving a girl wearing Crocs. She's at Mass. General now.

By - 7/19/10 - 3:04 pm

The Globe reports the Greenway Conservancy spent $100,000 for a network of 15 access points that gets turned on tomorrow.

By - 7/15/10 - 11:38 pm

RobberBoston Police report the Dunkin' Donuts at

By - 7/15/10 - 2:04 pm

Yeesh

Is icee spicy dick a hot-weather version of the English taste treat spotted dick? In any case, the Burger King in Center Plaza downtown was offering it today, as we learn from one of our roving photographers.

By - 7/13/10 - 2:27 pm

No injuries in Duck vs. truck vs. car on Court St., reports the Globe.

By - 7/12/10 - 8:51 pm

Boston Police tweet the TD Bank at 15 Broad St. was held up late this afternoon.

By - 7/10/10 - 9:50 pm

Mary Myers, who lives near Philadelphia, has long looked forward to visiting Boston. Finally, she made it. Had a great time exploring history - except for finding the Boston Massacre site. Seems she couldn't find any locals who knew where it was:

By - 7/10/10 - 9:56 am

Portal at Rowes Wharf

Jozef Stazka photographed the grand entrance to the sea at Rowes Wharf.

By - 7/8/10 - 8:19 am

Fabulously Out There just doesn't get the Government Center T stop:

By - 7/6/10 - 11:56 am

Senior Living Residences (SLR), a Boston-based assisted living company, has announced the opening of Compass on the Bay, a state-of-the-art free-standing Memory Support Assisted Living community located in Boston. This new community, formerly The BayView Assisted Living, is SLR’s flagship Alzheimer’s care community in which the company has fully implemented its “Compass Memory Support®” program- research-based treatment of the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease in the residential-style assisted living setting.
Compass on the Bay, located overlooking Carson Beach with views of the JFK Presidential Library, has just undergone a $3 million renovation which created new indoor and outdoor living spaces and a new front exterior. The community now offers a state-of-the-art living environment for seniors with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

By - 7/5/10 - 6:18 pm

Hot

OK, and some tourists and crazed Bostonians slurping down hot chowder in front of City Hall. On a day like this, when even the people in T-shirts were dying, we can only imagine what it was like to march around downtown Boston reclaiming the territory for His Majesty in heavy woolen uniforms.

By - 7/2/10 - 11:28 pm

Dude!

The Bank Robbery Task Force reports this is the guy who held up the Webster Bank on Franklin Street the other day. They add he's 5'8" and 140 to 150 lbs.

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: