By - 10/29/15 - 12:53 pm

St. Francis House and the Archdiocese of Boston are seeking BRA permission to convert the old Young Men's Christian Union building at 48 Boylston St. into 46 apartments for residents making no more than 60% of the area's median income. Read more.

By - 10/29/15 - 9:15 am

WHDH reports the stabbing happened at Marshall and Hanover streets around 1 a.m.

By - 10/28/15 - 8:19 am

A wide-awake citizen files a complaint at 3:48 a.m. about construction at Beverly and Lovejoy:

Construction all night causing a ton of noise. Still going on at 3:45am from last night. Sawing of pavement, dragging metal plates and jersey barriers around, smashing dirt, and a nonstop "beep" from the excavator. Please advise why this is happening. This is work for a building under construction so clearly not any sort of emergency work.

By - 10/27/15 - 12:44 pm
Costumes found in Government Center MBTA station

The MBTA reports workers busy upgrading the Blue Line platform at Government Center recently: Read more.

By - 10/23/15 - 8:50 pm

RoadTrip New England caught the performance outside the Boston Public Market today. Read more.

By - 10/23/15 - 8:42 pm

Boston Police report its officers and US marshals this morning arrested a man wanted for three murders in Georgia at the St. Francis House on Boylston Street. Read more.

By - 10/23/15 - 11:30 am

Boston Police report arresting two people for an attack outside the Park Street T stop that sent a man to the hospital with multiple stab wounds on Oct. 8. Read more.

By - 10/23/15 - 9:31 am

The Boston Business Journal reports.

By - 10/23/15 - 8:40 am

Bridge Over Troubled Waters, which provides services for homeless youth, is suing a Chicago-based chain of tea shops, which it says simply abandoned the space it had agreed to rent in the non-profit group's downtown building. Read more.

By - 10/21/15 - 10:01 pm

Shortly after 9 p.m. Scott Eisen reports she was alive when firefighters got her out from under the train to hand over to EMS for stabilization and transportation to a local hospital.

The T swapped in buses between North Station and Oak Grove and told riders to take the Green Line for downtown points.

By - 10/21/15 - 5:28 pm

Because a gas leak at the Cabot rail yard south of South Station means delays on trains out of the station. People heading to points south of Braintree are now being told to take the Red Line there and then transfer to a train.

By - 10/21/15 - 2:40 pm
Complaint from a tourist that got city councilor to consider busker regulations

E-mail complaint to the mayor's office that helped spur LaMattina into action

With additional reporting by Kayla Canne.

City Councilor Sal LaMattina says he enjoys street performers. But faced with complaints about "bullying" from the amplifier-enhanced dancers in front of Faneuil Hall - from both tourists and other performers - he says it's time for Boston to consider some sort of busker regulations. Read more.

By - 10/21/15 - 8:04 am
British flint found in Boston Common dig

City Archaeologist Joe Bagley is chronicling the finds from a dig at Boston Common (between the Parkman Bandstand and the Boylston T stop), which so far have included the above British gun flint from the Revolutionary era, 17th-century ceramics and clam shells and the remains of stone tools from an earlier Native American encampment there.

Steve watched the archaeologists at work yesterday: Read more.

By - 10/20/15 - 8:06 am

City Councilors Sal LaMattina and Bill Linehan want to require street performers to buy $40 annual licenses for the right to perform on Boston streets.

The city council tomorrow considers their request for a hearing on a proposed ordinance that would require street performers to wear their permits - and to show them to inquiring police officers and to stay at least 100 feet away from elementary schools and hospitals - and at least 50 feet away from other buskers. Read more.

By - 10/19/15 - 10:41 am

Since Eversource has to dig up part of the Common this week anyway, City Archaeologist Joe Bagley figured he'd use the opportunity to do a little archaeological digging first, on what is one of the city's more historic pieces of land. Read more.

By - 10/16/15 - 8:00 am

A security guard at the South Station bus terminal who spotted a man and a teen boy engaged in some possible inappropriate behavior under a blanket last August sparked an investigation that led to the man's federal indictment this week. Read more.

By - 10/14/15 - 9:30 pm
Bucranium at 45 Devonshire St. in downtown Boston

Architects of late 19th-century and early 20th-century buildings in downtown Boston loved their classical symbols, from caduceuses to cornucopia to lamassuses. Most, though, are no more than a couple stories high - what's the point of that intricate work that nobody can see? The top couple of floors at 45 Devonshire, at the corner of State, though, really only reward people who look way up - with various symbols including a number of bucrania, or garlanded ox skulls (which you can also see on the rear of the Walgreens where the Boston Five used to be in Downtown Crossing and, a bit farther afield, the municipal building in Hyde Park).

By - 10/14/15 - 4:44 pm
Car that hit woman and armored car in Downtown Crossing

Around 4:20 p.m. at Washington and Milk streets. The victim was taken away in bad shape. Craig Caplan, who took the photo, reports the woman was removed from underneath the gold car.

By - 10/13/15 - 7:39 pm
Sundog over Fort Point Channel

Anna captured what Gedalia Pasternak alerts us is a sundog this afternoon.