By - 2/27/14 - 2:59 pm

Boston Police say a Melrose man probably didn't count on being hunted down by bystanders when he grabbed a woman's purse at the Summer Street Wendy's yesterday.

Police say a woman and her roommate were eating in the restaurant around 5:40 p.m. when she got up to use the restroom and left her purse on the table with her roommate.

When she returned, her

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By - 2/26/14 - 3:38 pm

UPDATE, Thursday: Transit Police report arresting Calvin White, 40, on two counts of assault and battery and disorderly conduct.

Transit Police report your basic Red Line ranter went further than usual on Monday afternoon: He started cursing at a little girl, no more than 4, seated on the train, then assaulted... Read more

By - 2/26/14 - 8:10 am
Demo wall at Government Center

But, sadly, the "demo wall" at Government Center is just an instruction to the workers who will begin tearing apart the station on March 22, rather than a place to see demonstrations of various things.

By - 2/26/14 - 7:35 am

The morning commute, like around 6:40, started with an inbound Red Line train kicked the bucket at Savin Hill and a Green Line train meeting its maker at Government Center - an occurrence that the T suggested to riders might be a good time to try out the Orange Line between Back Bay and North station.

As of 7:30 a.m., the T said things... Read more

By - 2/25/14 - 1:37 pm

Alert New England and A.P. Blake report the Century Bank branch at 136 State St. was held up around 1:20 p.m. by a white man, medium build about 6', who showed a black handgun.

A Citizens Bank branch on Boylston Street was held up yesterday by a man with a similar description and gun.... Read more

By - 2/23/14 - 12:01 pm
Danbo in Boston

ColbyTC captured the scene when Danbo visited downtown yesterday.

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

By - 2/22/14 - 4:55 pm
Saxophone Monkey and Keytar Bear in Boston

Adrienne watched and listened to a rare paring of Keytar Bear and Saxophone Sock Monkey in Government Center this afternoon.

By - 2/21/14 - 4:26 pm
Downtown Boston in the fog

All that melting snow means plenty of fog, as Neal Gaffey noticed looking towards the Custom House from City Hall this afternoon.

By - 2/21/14 - 9:54 am

Transit Police report arresting two men on drug charges after detectives say they watched one sell amphetamines to the other on a Red Line train yesterday.

Police say that Anthony Cogliano, 40, of Everett, sold the pills to John Burgoon, 25, of Dorchester, around 3:55 p.m. on an Alewife-bound train just before South Station.

Cogliano was charged with distribution of a Class B substance... Read more

By - 2/19/14 - 4:47 pm
Downtown parade

Mike Ball watched a noontime procession down Tremont of marching Marines, colonial re-enactors and plenty of men in kilts with bagpipes, commemorating Iwo Jima Day.

By - 2/19/14 - 11:12 am

They opened the new airport-grade men's room at South Station the other day, a couple months after the new women's room opened. Any gents have reports on its quality?

Meanwhile, Jesse Waites posted a photo of the station's brand-new Bitcoin ATM, handy for when you need to stock up on a digital currency that doesn't involve shiba inus.... Read more

By - 2/17/14 - 10:11 am

Boston Police report arresting a pair of men on charges they beat two other men early Sunday in the Financial District, just not badly enough to keep their victims from getting up and chasing them.

Police charge local Brian Dunphy, 21, and pal Matthew Kehoe, 21, of East Milton, jumped a couple of guys around 2:20 a.m. in Post Office Square, apparently for no... Read more

By - 2/16/14 - 3:59 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports an electrical vault caught fire at 3 Center Plaza across from City Hall shortly before 10 a.m. today.

Specifically, busbars inside the vault began to flame. Firefighters made short work of the fire, then turned the whole thing over to NStar to figure out how to restore electrical service.... Read more

By - 2/13/14 - 1:06 pm

A helicopter will be flitting over Post Office Square between 7 and 9 a.m. on Sunday as HVAC equipment is either installed or removed atop 50 Milk St. (the alert from Boston Transportation Department is not entirely clear which way the HVAC is going).

By - 2/12/14 - 12:18 pm
Government Center station to shut

Artist's rendition by the MBTA

The T announced today Government Center will shut for its two-year makeover on March 22.

The T's posted some background info, including the answer to the question: "How will this affect my commute?"

By - 2/11/14 - 5:16 pm

The evening rush started with a Red Line train dying at South Station around 4:20 p.m., followed by a trolley dying somewhere on the Riverside Line.

By - 2/10/14 - 12:58 pm

Jocelyn asks:

Looking to get a CSA for this summer with a drop off in downtown Boston. Any suggestions?

By - 2/10/14 - 12:42 pm
Eric Munsell

The last any of his friends saw Eric Munsell was around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Market Lounge on Broad Street.

If you see him, call 911.

He's 24, 6'0" and 165 lbs., with a scar on his left cheek. He was last seen wearing a blue checkered shirt and blue jeans.

Friends have set up a Facebook page with more photos.... Read more

By - 2/10/14 - 12:34 pm
Blankets for the homeless in Boston

Jared May noticed a bench full of blankets near Faneuil Hall today.

UPDATE: Blanket bundler revealed.

By - 2/10/14 - 7:50 am

A Red Line train (of course) inbound from Braintree headed for the pearly gates this morning, not long before a Green Line trolley packed it in at Park Street.

Signal problems caused delays on the Lowell lines, mechanical problems bedeviled the Haverhill Line and a shortness of cars means putative riders couldn't even get on a train in West Natick.

UPDATE: A second Red Line... Read more