Downtown

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
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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?" ...

By - 6/19/09 - 5:12 pm

Alicia Priselac photographs a woman who managed to take up pretty much the entire width of Federal Street this afternoon with an umbrella that would make you think she stole it off somebody's back porch except that it was black.

By - 6/19/09 - 9:31 am
Wha?

At first glance, this just seems like a boring photo of the entrance to the Park Street T stop. But look more closely, at the gate on the left side. Michael Femia took the photo on June 10.

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.