By - 2/17/15 - 10:56 am

Suya Joint, which had a beer and wine license when it was on Poplar Street in Roslindale, wants to sell that license to a downtown pizza place rather than use it at its new location at 185 Dudley St.

A new law that expanded the number of liquor licenses in Boston with the goal of bringing more restaurants to neighborhoods just like Dudley Square has so far failed to result in any new liquor licenses in Roxbury.

Suya Joint had an older license, which could be re-sold - with the Boston Licensing Board's approval - anywhere in the city.

By - 2/17/15 - 10:41 am

Around 10:30 a.m., a man with a cane walked into the Citizens Bank branch at 6 Ave. de Lafayette, gave a teller a note demanding money and got some. Police suspect the cane was a prop because he ran out of the bank. He's white, about 5'10" and wearing a blue jacket that says "US Polo Association" on the back.

By - 2/16/15 - 9:58 am
Deserted Washington Street in downtown Boston

Steve went for a walk down a deserted Washington Street in Downtown Crossing last night.

Copyright Steve. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 2/16/15 - 9:21 am
Driver getting out of overturned truck on I-93 in Boston

Ryan Hamilton Walsh's trip to the airport this morning went more slowly than he expected due to delays caused when a truck overturned in the slush on I-93 at the entrance to the tunnel just past the Zakim.

Walsh reports the driver clambered out OK - as you can see above. The truck, however, was not going to be going anywhere anytime soon.

Overturned truck on I-93 in Boston
By - 2/15/15 - 7:39 pm
Snow trolley

Photo by MBTA.

A Green Line trolley at Park Street around 7:15 p.m. after a day of plowing snow on the tracks.

By - 2/14/15 - 5:11 pm
Crowds moving to Red Line shuttle buses at Park Street

Red Line passengers head for buses at Park. Photo by Jason Lowenthal.

Around 4 p.m., the Boston Fire Department reports.

Transit Police report the "trespasser" was a man in his 30s.

The T has replaced Red Line service with shuttle buses.

Kelli Autumn videoed first responders on the platform:

By - 2/13/15 - 5:26 pm
Keytar Bear at Downtown Crossing

Chris in Boston spotted Keytar Bear on the Orange Line platform at Downtown Crossing this afternoon.

By - 2/12/15 - 7:01 pm

Around 6:45 p.m., a man was stabbed several times in the entrance near the Tedeschi on State Street, then staggered into the Black Rose across the street.

Boston and Transit Police are looking for a white male, 5'3" and heavyset, with facial hair, wearing a blue jacket and gray pants.

By - 2/12/15 - 6:28 pm
Crowded platform at South Station

Mark Reagan shows us the hordes waiting for a train around 6 p.m. on a platform at South Station.

It wasn't much better inside the station, where Rebecca Luongo was among the subdued hordes wishing they could be anywhere else other than an overpacked train station.

By - 2/12/15 - 12:20 pm
Two Dunkin' Donuts iced coffees

Snow piled higher than we can see? Giant icicles raining down on us? Temperatures plunging to negative numbers and another Nor'easter about to explode above us? Hah! This is Boston and we laugh in the face of that kind of alleged adversity and then we go out and get our iced coffees, dammit! And make 'em large!

Lori Magno captured the moment aboard an elevator at 33 Arch St. this lunchtime.

By - 2/11/15 - 2:08 pm
Boat at Lincoln and Summer streets in Boston

We needed this. After days of life in Ice Station Zebra, we've all gotten cranky and surly.

So what better thing to lift our moods, if even for a moment, than something so out of the ordinary, so completely ludicrous as a yacht stuck on a snowbank in the middle of downtown Boston?

By - 2/10/15 - 8:23 pm
Boy being rescued from Fort Point Channel

Man pulls boy out of the frigid water.

A passerby who heard the screams of boys playing behind the Intercontinental Hotel rushed down a dock to rescue their playmate, who had fallen into the frigid waters of Fort Point Channel this afternoon.

Tez Garcia, who was nearby taking pictures of the frozen harbor at the time, forwarded photos of the dramatic rescue, which happened around 3:30 p.m.

The kids, who had been playing by themselves on sleds on a mound of snow that ended right at the water a few feet away from the water-taxi dock, start looking for the missing boy - and screaming for help:

By - 2/9/15 - 9:40 pm

Here's London mayor Boris Johnson with some random chap on the Red Line today:

By - 2/9/15 - 5:05 pm
Boris Johnson on the Greenway

Mayor Boris Johnson of London, that is, in town to promote business or something, and loving the idea of depressing highways. That's him on the left.

By - 2/6/15 - 5:39 pm
Buses in a row in Brighton

KWAPT shows us the non-moving bus traffic on Washington Street in Brighton, where a bus and a cab may have tried to occupy the same space at the same time. Traffic elsewhere is marginally better, except possibly in Kenmore Square, where the stop lights have taken the night off.

Atlantic Avenue by Summer is also a morass of non-movingness, as Cybah noticed out his office window:

By - 2/5/15 - 6:43 pm

With particularly frigid temps expected, the MBTA says riders should brace for subway delays tomorrow.

For tomorrow, sub-zero conditions and wind chills as low as minus 20 will likely affect aging trains’ propulsion systems. While the MBTA will work hard to provide regular weekday service, customers are strongly encouraged to stay updated on delays and service interruptions via or on twitter @mbta.

By - 2/5/15 - 9:22 am

The Boston Fire Department ordered Purchase Street between Congress and Summer shut around 9:15 a.m. so workers could remove large icicles from buildings before they fall and impale somebody.

UPDATE: In removing icicles from 51 High St., which also fronts Purchase, firefighters discovered loose parapets. ISD requested to the scene.

By - 2/5/15 - 8:27 am

WBZ reports on the punishment agreed to by the guy who did a flip over the tracks at Park Street in December.

By - 2/4/15 - 12:29 pm

A Dunkin' Donuts franchisee goes before the Boston Licensing Board next week for permission to crank up the coffee machines at 330 Washington St.

By - 2/3/15 - 5:52 pm
Blue Line delays

Tim Lawrence reported around 5:45 p.m. that the arrival board at State Street was a lying liar - the Blue Line outbound has severe delays.