Downtown

By - 6/17/09 - 12:35 pm

Boston Police report arresting a guy for trying to make off with a game console from a Portland Street business several months after he was captured on a surveillance tape making off with a game console from the same place.

By - 6/17/09 - 12:19 pm

Boston Police say be on the lookout for a black guy with dreads, in jeans and a black t-shirt, charged with sticking up the Salem Five Savings Bank at 52 Congress St. at lunchtime.

By - 6/17/09 - 9:13 am

Seems the Convention Center Authority was sitting on $1 million it really didn't have any other use for, so that'll pay for the security and stuff without which no large event in Boston can happen, the Globe reports. Of course, the crowds won't be quite as large given that the event starts July 8, which means it's kind of late to get any tourists to come to Boston for the whole thing. Oh, and officials would only talk to the Globe under cover of anonymity because it seems the first time authority board members will hear about the plan is when they pick up the paper this morning.

By - 6/16/09 - 8:54 pm

And then promptly kill off the Downtown Crossing store forever so it can rent it to somebody more lucrative, the Herald reports. Vornado teamed up with Syms on what is now apparently the winning bid for the frail Filene's Basement.

By - 6/16/09 - 12:36 pm

5 to 8 p.m. in City Hall Plaza.

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.

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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.