By - 9/3/09 - 12:05 pm

Scheduled to hop over to State Street to protest Brookstone's sale of live frogs.

Hmm, what about Mexican jumping beans?

By - 9/3/09 - 8:45 am

Well, not poor, exactly, but the local developer tells the Boston Business Journal he's tired of bearing the brunt of anger and jokes over the Filene's Memorial Hole, since that whole mess is almost entirely owned by Vornado Realty Trust and JPMorgan & Chase Co. out of New York, and his development company only has a small piece of it.

By - 9/2/09 - 6:24 pm

Channel 7 reports no injuries; the train had no passengers. The MBTA advises:

For service beyond Park Street please walk down the Winter Street Concourse to Downtown Crossing and use the Orange Line for service between Park Street and North Station.

By - 9/2/09 - 2:15 pm

Boston Police report the two - and an accomplice - held up a pair of moviegoers in one of the Tremont Street theaters around 10:20 p.m. on Monday, shortly before the movie began:

By - 9/1/09 - 10:23 pm

New buidling on EssexDeveloper Ori Ron told the Boston Civic Design Commission tonight he still plans to build a tower combining condos with retail space at the Dainty Dot parcel at Kingston and Essex streets, where Chinatown meets the Leather District and the Greenway.

Ron also told commission members and nearby residents he would not leave them with another Filene's-type hole: He said he would not tear down the existing Dainty Dot building until he has financing in place to at least build the external frame of the tower.

Ron showed the commission revised plans for the 180-unit building - which already has city approval - that would lower its height from 291 to 261 feet, decrease the number of parking spaces in a garage built into the building's lower floors and do away completely with the skeletal remains of the Dainty Dot building that now sits on the parcel.

By - 8/24/09 - 9:45 am

Tom O'Keefe captures the scene from the 70-Smoot marker on the Mass. Ave. Bridge this morning.

By - 8/20/09 - 11:02 am

Around 10 a.m., Boston Police tweet.

By - 8/18/09 - 9:05 am

Greg MacKay watched workgers yesterday getting ready to tear down what's left of the old bridge keeper's house at the old Northern Avenue Bridge.

Copyright Greg MacKay. Tagged as universalhub on Flickr.

By - 8/18/09 - 8:07 am

A disabled trolley at Government Center is, of course, making a mess of things on the Green Line toward Park Street and outbound.

By - 8/14/09 - 8:47 am

The Boston Real Estate Observer reports on a scam involving an alleged $800-a-month rental in a fancy downtown building.

By - 8/13/09 - 3:39 pm

Dead trolley at Park Street is causing delays between Government Center and Kenmore, the T reports and Darryl Fuller tweets.

By - 8/10/09 - 11:46 pm

Panhandler this afternoon on Summer Street in Downtown Crossing:

Could you give me some money for absolutely no reason at all? I've run out of excuses.

Orange Line operator on the PA this evening as the train pulled into Forest Hills:

I hope you had a good time on the Orange Line! Please remember to take all your belongings. See you again!

By - 8/10/09 - 9:23 am

The Globe reports on how badly developer John Hynes feels about the empty swimmin' hole on Washington Street, says that if he doesn't get financing by October to start building there, he'll fill the hole in. No word on whether he'll also cover up what's left of the Filene's buildings, or simply leave them to rot so that when he finally does get financing, he can tell the city they're too far gone to save and simply knock them down.

By - 8/5/09 - 3:37 pm

Lindsay Crudele reports she stopped by a new Theater District taqueria (name not given), asked the owner what he'd recommend:

... The owner answered, "Well, for the girls, they like ..." and "For the boys..." explaining that the latter prefer bulky burritos while the former dine on delicate quesadillas. ...

She reports her heteronormative, feminine quesadilla tasted vaguely of paper and cheap pico de gallo sauce.

By - 8/5/09 - 12:27 pm

K Crowley posted a series of photos from this morning's platform collapse and rescue 37 floors up at 53 State St., including both shots from a nearby skyscraper and from inside her office in the building.

Copyright K Crowley. Posted by permission.

By - 8/5/09 - 9:48 am

Boston Police tweet State Street is shut as emergency crews try to help window washers on a dangling platform at 53 State St.

UPDATE: The Fire Department rescued the workers and is now trying to secure the platform as it awaits an engineering crew from Connecticut.

By - 8/5/09 - 9:04 am

Two disabled trains in a row at Boylston.

UPDATE: It's the trifecta! Andrea Garvey reports there was a disabled train at Kenmore, too!

By - 7/30/09 - 2:46 pm

Jonathan Kamens reports an MBTA cop threatened him with arrest for trying to give reporters at this morning's Google Maps/MBTA press conference at South Station flyers about incorrect bus-route information at

Although the building is publicly owned, it is managed by a private company, a representative of which told Kamens he couldn't exercise the First Amendment without a permit. A few minutes later, a T cop told him to knock it off or she'd have to take him away, he says.

By - 7/30/09 - 8:00 am

Scooters parking legally - see if you can spot the problem in this photo, taken at this morning's Boston Common Scoot-in by organizer Jeff Cutler.