By - 3/14/14 - 6:34 am
Old Pi Alley in Boston

Today's 3/14, and what better place to celebrate Pi Day than in Pi Alley?

It looks like back in 1914, the celebrating was mostly done indoors.

Photo from the BPL collection, used under this Creative Commons license.... Read more

By - 3/13/14 - 5:06 pm

Alice asks:

Can anyone recommend a rad events space in downtown Boston? Can be restaurant, hotel, etc. For about 75-100 people.

By - 3/9/14 - 5:17 pm

Steve Abreu asks about this mysterious sign heading up from the Downtown Crossing T stop:

Whatever happened to Shopper's Park? What was it?

By - 3/9/14 - 8:41 am
Wary Redcoat in Boston

Arturo Gossage attended the recreation of the Boston Massacre outside the Old State House last night.

Boston Massacre Historical Society.

Copyright Arturo Gossage. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 3/9/14 - 8:06 am

The crime scene. Photo by Adam Castliglioni.

Boston Police report a man who interceded in another man's attack on a woman near Haymarket around midnight got stabbed but still managed to grapple the attacker to the ground and hold him there until police arrived.

John Driscoll, 29, of Jamaica Plain, was arrested on charges of assault with intent to murder, assault by means of a dangerous weapon, and assault and battery... Read more

By - 3/6/14 - 4:51 pm

Brian Appel, co-founder of Boston Calling, is scheduled to appear before the Mayor's Office of Consumer Affairs and Licensing on March 12 to seek licenses for both the already announced May 23-25 music festival on City Hall Plaza and for a second weekend of music Sept. 5-7, also on City Hall Plaza.

The application does not specify band names.

The hearing starts at... Read more

By - 3/4/14 - 9:03 pm

Jim Salini, president of the North End/Waterfront Residents' Association, writes he's tired of stepping over three homeless people who sleep outside Haymarket station and says if they don't vacate the premises and police refuse to do anything, he's going to court and press charges against them somehow.

If I see any individuals lying there or loitering, I will immediately dial 911 and ask police

... Read more
By - 3/2/14 - 1:02 pm

Started shortly after noon, in the area around the Summer Street bridge. Later expanded the search as far down the channel as Gillette.

UPDATE, 1:15 p.m.: After an extensive search of the surface and under bridges, firefighters didn't find anything.

By - 3/2/14 - 9:16 am

Boston Police report arresting two men for stabbing a worker at the the Liquor Store in the Alley around 1:35 a.m.

WCVB reports the worker, 29, was a barback and that he was stabbed in the stomach. Boston Police report he is in stable condition.... Read more

By - 2/27/14 - 7:28 pm
Post Office Square Park

Roving UHub Photographer Edmund Hennessy thought it was a bit odd - and cold - to see Occupy taking up space in Post Office Square Park today.

In fact, it's for filming a pilot for NBC about three families caught up in a global conspiracy.... Read more

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

... Read more
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