Downtown

By - 11/28/08 - 7:03 pm

Alicia has a verbal run-in with one of the Youth of Today at the Downtown Crossing T stop.

By - 11/28/08 - 6:56 pm

No doorbusters, but Andy reports he found something far better at the Brattle Book Store today.

By - 11/25/08 - 12:43 pm

Channel 5: Jackknifed Truck Jams Boston Traffic.

Specifically, a jackknifed truck in the northbound side of the O'Neill Tunnel.

By - 11/25/08 - 11:28 am

Train Rider managed to get wet hair without even stepping out of South Station this morning:

... While I was waiting for the Silver Line, another commuter dropped their orange juice all over me and some guy. The person was walking down the stairs and the OJ fell over. It actually spilled on my head. So my hair is all crusty now. ...

Earlier:
In case you missed the crappy Natick story.

By - 11/24/08 - 10:11 pm
Huh?

16WadeSt photographed one of Chuck Turner's supporters at City Hall today. Sullivan (the US Attorney for Boston) and Feeney (the city council president), we get. Ainsley, sorta (he's the Globe publisher). But Epstein, Kraft and Grousbeck? Is there some conspiracy among sports executives to keep Turner from speaking truth to power?

More photos from the rally, mostly of people who seemed a tad more rational.

By - 11/24/08 - 2:41 pm

On the steps of City Hall, Chuck Turner is saying he can't talk about his criminal case on the advice of his lawyers. But he can talk about the press:

I am not being judged by jury of my peers. I am being judged by the Boston Globe, the Boston Herald, Fox News, Channel 5, Channel 7, etc., etc., etc. News outlets that would not cover my work as a city councilor are now knocking at my door almost every hour, demanding that I speak to them as if I have some responsibility to their bosses. That is absurd! Their behavior has been so obtrusive, so offensive, so oppressing, that my wife and I yesterday had to call the police department to give us protection from the press! Channel 5, people, would not leave my porch even when the police came! ... Once the police were gone, they came again. They are criminals! Why aren't they being arrested? ...

I will not sit back silently and allow my reputation that I struggled to build for 45 years to be ripped to shreds by employees of rich media corporation owners who have one desire and that is to silence anybody who is willing to speak up about oppression in this city, in this state, in this country.

Also, Maureen Feeney is a meanie who is attempting to strip him of his constitutional rights by taking away his committee chairmanships:

How can she strip me of my power as a committee chair especially of education and human rights without saying I know you're guilty Councilor Turner? How does she know I'm guilty?

And then he looked at reporters:

If you can stand in front of my house 12 to 14 hours a day harrassing me and my wife ... then you have a responsibility to ask Councilor Feeney why she has determined that we are guilty.

By - 11/24/08 - 9:10 am

Channel 4 reports fires erupted from manholes this morning when an NStar cable failed a bit catastrophically.

Boston Police report emergency crews first responded to an exploding-manhole report at 5:38 a.m. at Stuart and Tremont streets.

By - 11/23/08 - 8:47 pm

On the steps of City Hall at 2:30 p.m., half an hour before the City Council holds a secret meeting to decide what to do about him now that he's facing a federal bribery charge. Turner says he'll discuss the photo.

By - 11/23/08 - 1:19 pm

Boston Police report that when a guy got kicked out of Sullivan's Bar, 168 Canal St., for having consumed too much alcohol Friday night, he went across the street to another bar, swiped a solid-steel ashtray, went back to Sullivan's and threw it inside - fortunately, not hitting anybody.

When officers arrived and arrested the man, he reportedly exclaimed:

Politicians are getting arrested for taking a thousand dollars! Do you want a thousand dollars? I could give you a thousand dollars!

Officers declined Kevin Doherty's offer and instead brought the 25-year-old Northborough man in for booking on a charge of disorderly conduct.

Innocent until proven guilty or shown in a grainy FBI photo.

By - 11/21/08 - 2:31 pm

Against the philistinism of a bunch of tourists, there comes a City Hall defender.

A lot the tourists know. Without City Hall, there'd be none of the "more aesthetically pleasing ameneties" nearby, like Faneuil Hall.

By - 11/20/08 - 8:33 pm

Boston Restaurant News reports it's open again, at a new location, natch.

By - 11/20/08 - 2:35 pm

Pearl and High streets, Channel 5 reports.

By - 11/20/08 - 1:25 pm

Hi. My name is Reuben, and I am Boston City Councilor Mike Ross's Chief of Staff.

Mike and I have read with interest the writings regarding the Boston Common on these pages. We are energized to see so many people who are as interested in the future of the Common as we are.

At Boston Daily, Mike has posted his Ross Report on the topic. We are excited about a number of the proposals that we'll have in this report, and wanted to clear up a few misconceptions.

By - 11/19/08 - 8:05 pm

Did Jenny Frazier see what she thinks she saw on the other platform at the Downtown Crossing Red Line stop today? Some pictures would help you decide. Well, urine luck, she had her camera handy.

By - 11/18/08 - 5:20 pm

Jane Kokernak recounts a conversation with a Communist organizer (yes, they still exist) at this past weekend's anti-Proposition 8 rally at City Hall.

By - 11/17/08 - 9:06 am

It would be a conservancy, like the ones running Post Office Square Park and the Rose Kennedy Greenway, but what would that mean for the Common's long tradition of being a place of rallies and other public events? Kevin McCrea breaks the news.

By - 11/15/08 - 7:07 pm
Mormons against hate

Cubicle Girl attended the rally against California's Proposition 8 at City Hall Plaza today.

Beth Adelson also posted photos:

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