Erica Mattison saw this singer at Downtown Crossing today, thought he was wonderful, wonders if anybody knows who he is.
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on the results of a BRA-hired consultant's report on the shadows Chiofaro's proposed two towers would cast on the Greenway - and the issue of whether the project would have any of the required "open space."
This plaque is embedded in the sidewalk on the Tremont Street side of the Parker House. It's easy to miss - who looks down while walking down that particularly busy sidewalk? - but once you see it, you just know you have to stop and take a look.
And for years, your view was, in fact, of Old North Church, just to the left of... Read more
Phil shows us what's going on at the former Filene's Hole.
Copyright Phil. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.
UPDATE: Seems the box was part of an effort to send letters to the troops.
Conor Yunits was more than nonplussed to see this at South Station yesterday, which, he reminds us, was Sept. 10. Sept. 10, people.
Christopher Jamison wants to turn the shuttered Locke-Ober space on Winter Place into a new destination restaurant for the downtown set - right down to the fabled carved wooden bar that still sits there.
At a Boston Licensing Board hearing today, Jamison and Mark Malatesta, his proposed manager for the as yet unnamed restaurant, said they would even keep the old Yvonne's private club in... Read more
The Globe reports on plans by Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp., which currently runs the city-owned marketplace for what could be its largest revamp since it was redone as a festival market in the 1970s: Wider spaces, the removal of heel-killing brick sidewalks, fancier restaurants and more seating in what the oldtimers still know as the Quincy Market building.
Our intent is to make this a... Read more
A Boston Calling attendee charged with punching a police officer who was trying to clear the steps to City Hall Plaza in advance of a second thunderstorm on Saturday was ordered to stay away from the plaza while her case is pending, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Brianna Powers, 23, was one of two people arraigned today related to two storm-related delays during... Read more
That word comes too late for a pair of Boston residents, whom Transit Police report were literally caught red handed on charges of defacing the driver's door of a Red Line trains last night.
Police say that around 8 p.m. yesterday, somebody punched in their digits to report that two guys who had been marking up the driver's door on a Red Line train... Read more
Ellie happened to be well clear of the intersection of School and Washington streets this morning when an 18-wheeler that had somehow gotten on School Street tried to turn onto Washington, without much success.
The Globe reports a company called Related Beal quietly bought five downtown buildings clustered around quiet little Quaker Lane from Fidelity in December:
The centerpiece of Related Bealâ€™s plan is the redevelopment of Quaker Lane into a new retail magnet that would fill the void between Faneuil Hall, Downtown Crossing, and Post Office Square.... Read more
As increasingly dark clouds rapidly closed in on downtown late this afternoon, organizers called off the Boston Calling concerts for tonight. Jeremy Stanley photographed the scene.
They told us to shelter in a parking garage. I guess they dont want thousands of sweaty hipsters inside city hall.
Glenn Clabo watched the storm roll in over Spaulding Hospital:
JB Parrett looked up to see one skyscraper reflected in another on State Street.
DD808 shows us the above-ground progress on rebuilding the Government Center T stop.
UPDATE, 11:54 a.m.: Truck still there, street still blocked.
High Street by International Place is cordoned off by police this morning due to a situation involving a Dunkin' Donuts truck.
Leslie Jones photographed the Labor Day parade through Park Square in 1920, back when "Labor Day Parades were common."
Photo from the BPL's Leslie Jones collection used under this Creative Commons license.