Downtown

By - 6/6/16 - 10:21 am

It's just the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company being ancient and honorable and firing their artillery in honor of their annual election of officials, as they always do on the first Monday in June.

H/t ParquetOverIce.

By - 6/4/16 - 12:07 pm
Giant laptops on Boston Harbor

UPDATE, 2 p.m.: The stickers are already gone.

Nate Swain, the artist who gave us the Lego wall, gives voice to that feeling everybody has when they walk past those sculpture things by the water.

Photo courtesy Nate Swain.

By - 6/2/16 - 6:40 pm

Firefighters are at Haymarket. Expect delays.

By - 6/2/16 - 10:05 am
Colored panels on bridge across Fort Point Channel in Boston

Becky watched workers installing colored panels on the side of the Congress Street bridge yesterday: Read more.

By - 5/31/16 - 12:35 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that a lawyer fired from a downtown firm will get to make her case to a jury that she was terminated because of her gender. A lower-court judge had dismissed Kamee Verdrager's lawsuit against Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, but the state's highest court today reinstated the gender-discrimination parts of the case. Read more.

By - 5/31/16 - 7:55 am

The Orange Line wilted around 6 a.m. when a train headed towards Forest Hills began to smoke at State Street.

By - 5/29/16 - 9:15 am

Some light-saber action on the Common last night.

Via Boston Reddit.

By - 5/28/16 - 7:38 pm
Scene outside the Old State House in downtown Boston involving a panhandler with a sign about Trump

Maria M watched the scene unfold outside the Old State House yesterday.

Copyright Maria M. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 5/28/16 - 8:43 am

Dunkin' Donuts truck - think the driver can resist the lure of Storrow Drive?

By - 5/26/16 - 1:43 pm
Proposed Northern Avenue Botanical Bridge over Fort Point Channel

Proposed Northern Avenue Botanical Bridge.

A proposal to enclose the Northern Avenue Bridge and turn it into a year-round botanical garden was among the top entrants in a competition to help the city figure out what to do with the bridge after it's floated to East Boston and repaired. Read more.

By - 5/26/16 - 12:41 pm
Firetrucks at Harbor Towers

Photo by Jed Hresko.

Boston Firefighters are at Harbor Towers, 85 East India Row, for a gas leak on the 26th floor. Firefighters reported the leak capped around 12:35 p.m.

By - 5/23/16 - 8:39 am

Switch problems at Park Street mean "moderate" delays for people heading into town on the Green Line, the T reports.

By - 5/21/16 - 11:22 pm

In a drive by around 10:45 p.m. on Broad Street at Franklin, Crime Hub reports.

By - 5/21/16 - 9:46 am
No swings on the Rose Kennedy Greenway

ItalianInBoston was startled last night to notice the swinging seats on the Greenway near the North End were just gone. Read more.

By - 5/20/16 - 11:32 pm

A concerned citizen complains about the pedestrian crossing where Cambridge Street turns into Tremont downtown:

The walk signal here is chirping birds. The problem is that there are nests of real birds above the Center3Plaza signage. A walker can't differentiate between the chirping signal and the real birds. Someone's gonna get killed here.

By - 5/19/16 - 7:27 am

Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina says he sometimes gets frustrated with the otherwise beautiful view from Piers Park in East Boston: He can see the Seaport in South Boston, but knows the only way to get there by public transportation is via three subway lines and a bus. Read more.

By - 5/19/16 - 7:01 am
Workers moving Ben Franklin for repairs

This morning, Paul Nutting watched workers move Ben Franklin from the sidewalk he plunged to the other day outside Old City Hall to a truck that would whisk him away for some repairs. Read more.

By - 5/17/16 - 11:03 pm
Nigerians protesting outside Boston City Hall

As BPS students and parents protested program cuts near the Bill Russell statue, a smaller group of Nigerian expats and Nigerian-Americans were holding a protest of their own a bit closer to the Government Center T stop.

By - 5/17/16 - 11:11 am

The new Godfrey Hotel in Downtown Crossing had to send representatives to the Boston Licensing Board today to explain why a hotel guest was standing outside with a drink in his hand early one morning last month. Read more.

By - 5/17/16 - 7:58 am

David Bates reports a number of residents at Millennium Place have put their condos up for sale so they can move into the even swankier Millennium Tower down the street.