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By - 12/5/14 - 3:58 pm

The Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports all ten - arrested at four different spots along last night's protest marches - were arraigned in Boston Municipal Court today. Eight had their cases converted to civil infractions.

Edward and Addis Summerhill, both of Dorchester, however, requested that they go to trial on criminal charges of disorderly conduct, trespassing, and resisting arrest for marching on a... Read more

By - 12/4/14 - 11:06 pm

Good thing Boston has more than one paramedic unit: Boston EMS Incidents reports that when a report of a person suffering a heart attack in the Prudential Center food court came in around 10:30 p.m., the Paramedic 1 unit stationed on Purchase Street was dispatched to the scene - but couldn't even get out of its bay due to the large traffic jam caused... Read more

By - 12/4/14 - 8:31 pm
Protesters on the Common

Protesters on the Common. Photo by Charles Kirschner.

The Green Line tracks at Park Street were cleared by 11:20 p.m., and the T resumed Green Line service - but trolleys bypassed the station.

After repeatedly trying to shut down the turnpike, the O'Neill Tunnel and Storrow Drive, protesters against a New York grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer in Eric Garner's death swarmed the Park Street T stop around 10:30... Read more

By - 12/4/14 - 5:21 pm
Police on buses on Cambridge Street

Kate Donaghy photographed buses full of cops on Cambridge Street around 5:10 p.m. - nearly two hours before Tremont Street is shut down for the Nova Scotia tree lighting and protests over that New York grand-jury decision.

Getting off the bus a few minutes later.... Read more

By - 12/4/14 - 2:58 pm

The city plans to light the Nova Scotia Christmas tree on the Common at 7 tonight - the same time people protesting a New York grand jury's decision not to issue an indictment in the Eric Garner case plan to rally on the Common.

Boston Police plan to block traffic on Tremont Street between Boylston and Court streets around 6:45 p.m.... Read more

By - 12/2/14 - 9:13 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports on plans for a skating rink and ice bar on City Hall Plaza.

By - 12/2/14 - 8:06 am
On track on the Red Line

Peering inbound from South Station on the Red Line.

By - 11/29/14 - 7:06 pm
Lots of tubas at Faneuil Hall

Mike Ball took in the annual Christmas tuba concert at Faneuil Hall Marketplace today.

He reports he took one of the inaugural Saturday Fairmount Line trains from his home in Hyde Park and that it was the bee's knees compared to shlepping to Forest Hills for the Orange Line.

Posted under this Creative Commons license. Tagged as universalhub on Flickr.... Read more

By - 11/29/14 - 4:25 pm

WCVB reports a trash fire on the Red Line around 2:30 p.m. was quickly put out by a T employee with a fire extinguisher, but, of course, delays on the Red Line persisted long beyond that, and people on incoming commuter-rail trains also had issues.

At 3:18 p.m., Jenna reported:

MBTA train to Boston from Providence now delayed 25 minutes. Starving passengers searching

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By - 11/26/14 - 9:40 am

State Police report 51 people were arrested at three locations during last night's wending Ferguson protest march, which made its way from one highway ramp to another in what turned out to be vain attempts to block a highway.

Some 33 people were arrested on or near the Mass. Ave. Connector, where protesters first tried to walk onto I-93 south; 17 in Dewey... Read more

By - 11/26/14 - 9:07 am
Converse building in Boston missing a few letters

JB Parrett noticed a few letters missing from the top of the new Converse building on the old Lovejoy Wharf on North Washington Street yesterday.

By - 11/25/14 - 8:45 pm
Arrest being made near South Station

Some cops make arrest while others block protesters in Dewey Sq. Photo by Conqy.

A Ferguson protest in Dudley Square turned into a march of people that kept getting thwarted by Boston and State Police to shut one of the highways running through Boston.

The action started at the Southeast Expressway southbound at the Mass. Ave. connector, where protesters were mostly blocked - although they shut down the connector, police kept them off the Expressway.

The march then headed... Read more

By - 11/25/14 - 3:42 pm

Crime scene. Photo by Kate R.

Around 3:10 p.m. outside the Garden. David Finnerty reports the victim was stabbed in the chest, and that police may have a suspect in custody.

By - 11/25/14 - 6:39 am
Ferguson protest at Boston State House

Plunkett Prime Props watched as a peaceful protest over the Ferguson grand-jury decision by abtou150 people shut down Beacon Street in front of the State House around 11:30 p.m. on Monday.

Paul Weiskel photographed a protest outside City Hall around the same time:

Ferguson protest in Boston

WBUR has local reaction to... Read more

By - 11/23/14 - 9:42 pm
Restored lion being lowered into place atop Boston's Old State House

Leslee watched the refurbished lion being re-installed atop the Old State House today - complete with a new time capsule.

Posted under this Creative Commons license in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 11/21/14 - 2:39 pm
Joshua's Deli says yell at Beacon Hill if you don't like his price increases

Adam Castiglioni posts a photo of the sign now up in Joshua's Deli on Batterymarch, which says they have no choice but to raise their prices come January, thanks to those meanies up on Beacon Hill.

By - 11/21/14 - 8:51 am

At 8:29 a.m., the MBTA tweeted:

#GreenLine: All branches: Moderate eastbound delays due to power issue.

In response to somebody's query about what exactly "moderate" means when he's been sitting on a trolley that hasn't moved in ten minutes, the T added:

Yes, we describe a "moderate" delay as a major disruption in service.

At 8:54, Andrea reported:

According to my

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By - 11/18/14 - 4:08 pm

What did this emergency kiosk do to deserve this fate?

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