By - 7/28/13 - 4:19 pm

Big hole

A concerned citizen either really wants the city to notice the big hole on Long Wharf or goes out for the day with a homemade hole-repair kit in a box.... Read more

By - 7/28/13 - 1:14 pm

Two colors on the Greenway

Photographynatalia captured one of the installations at Figment Boston on the Greenway.

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

By - 7/28/13 - 12:45 pm

Figment cone

Arturo Gossage took in the Figment Boston exhibit along the Greenway yesterday, including this cone-struction (which doubled as a ring-toss set). Compare to the conework at the Shipyard Gallery in East Boston (which, however, is on a roof, so not likely used... Read more

By - 7/28/13 - 1:40 am

Boston Harbor, Saturday night and an exceptional night for being on the water. Unfortunately the pleasure that comes with an evening boat ride, resulted in a life what ended too soon.

A young man on a party boat was still being searched for after falling 40 feet overboard at around 12 midnight. "The Caucasian male was dressed in leather boots, jeans and a gray t-shirt..."... Read more

By - 7/25/13 - 11:55 am

Hayes and Ruiz.Hayes and Ruiz. Transit Police photos.Transit Police report arresting two men on charges they broke another man's nose - and stole his phone - during a brutal attack early Saturday.

Colin Hayes, 21, and Derek Ruiz, 28, are scheduled for arraignment in Boston Municipal... Read more

By - 7/24/13 - 1:23 pm

Robinson Transit Police report arresting a North Andover man on a charge of groping a woman on the Orange Line around 9:50 a.m. on an inbound train pulling into North Station.

Police say his victim got a good look at Scott Robinson, 40, and gave officers a description detailed enough to... Read more

By - 7/20/13 - 8:34 pm

The driver of a car that hit barriers and the tunnel wall at the Government Center onramp died in the 3:30 a.m. crash, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. She was 33 and a Dorchester resident.

Preliminary evidence suggests the vehicle struck a concrete attenuator that splits the lane, then collided with the tunnel wall. Multiple civilian motorists stopped at the scene in an

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By - 7/20/13 - 8:57 am

The Boston Business Journal reports on potential impending upgrades to Boston Common between Park Street and the visitor center, most notably narrowing the sidewalk from 48 to 20 feet, which will let the Friends of the Public Garden planting new grass and install new benches.

By - 7/19/13 - 10:03 am

WantedTransit Police report they are looking for this guy for an attack on a mailman on an Orange Line platform at Downtown Crossing.

Police say the mailman was in uniform and minding his own business around 6:40 p.m. on July 10 when he tried entering the Orange Line. Police say Mr.... Read more

By - 7/17/13 - 11:24 am

First Richard Goren won a ruling in state court that an alleged review of his services on a site called Ripoff Report was libelous - and that the copyright for that review be transferred to him. Now Goren is suing the site in federal court, alleging its violating his copyright and demanding it take down the post.

In his suit, filed yesterday in US District... Read more

By - 7/17/13 - 11:22 am

Outside the hotel. Photo by Jed Hresko.Outside the hotel. Photo by Jed Hresko.

The bleach reacted with some other chemical to create a chemical haze that filled the 13th and 14th floors of the downtown Hilton, 89 Broad St., shortly after... Read more

By - 7/16/13 - 11:16 pm

Shortly after 10 p.m. outside the Rainbow shop on Winter Street - victim was attacked by 10 to 15 people.

Update: Transit Police, who first happened on the attack, release brief statement, say victim was taken to MGH for treatment, incident still under investigation.

By - 7/16/13 - 1:51 pm

The Tavern in the Square chain wants to set up shop in South Station, where thirsty commuters have had to content themselves with soft drinks and yogurt-based concoctions ever since Clarke's closed to make way for another drugstore.

Tavern in the Square goes before the Boston Licensing Board on July 31 for permission to buy a liquor license from United Airline's lounge in Terminal C... Read more

By - 7/12/13 - 8:07 pm

New BPD vehicle

A roving UHub photographer spotted this sparkling new bad boy outside A-1 downtown today. It's the new ride for some lucky patrol supervisor. Good news for those of us who don't like anything to change: They kept that unique stencil-ish font.

Meanwhile, Phil Coombes spotted this MBTA... Read more

By - 7/10/13 - 5:22 pm

Around 4:50 p.m., Clownface3 found herself on a stuck inbound train just before North Station:

Orange Line train from Oak Grove heading into North Station is stalled in the tunnel, making weird noises. 3 minutes & counting.

And did I mention that I'm in a car filled with 20+ kids heading home from a summer camp field trip?

The camp counselors are telling the

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By - 7/10/13 - 9:59 am


Center Plaza wasn't all that visible around 9:30 a.m. from City Hall Plaza, just across the street.

By - 7/10/13 - 8:15 am

Boston Police report they are investigating a collision Tuesday morning between a 63-year-old man on a bicycle and a police officer in a cruiser on New Chardon Street. Both were taken to local hospitals, both are expected to survive.

By - 7/9/13 - 8:15 am

WBUR interviews a bunch of buskers, including the woman who plays the harp at Downtown Crossing on the Orange Line.

By - 7/7/13 - 10:54 pm

Empty City Hall Plaza

It might strike an outsider as somewhat odd that Boston holds a steaming-hot chowder festival as part of its July 4th celebrations rather than in, say, November. This year, with temperatures and humidity both approaching triple digits, many Bostonians found it odd... Read more