Downtown

By - 3/4/18 - 5:21 pm
Climate change protesters

Adam Castiglioni watched members of the Boston Climate Action Network hold a rally to demand Boston do more about rising seas outside the Aquarium T stop, a couple days after the T sandbagged the entrance and closed the station because of the once-in-a-generation flooding that has now happened twice in two months.

Meanwhile, over at the Aquarium itself: Read more.

By - 3/2/18 - 2:22 pm
Bicycling in Boston Harbor

Stephen Breyer watched a bicyclist make his way through Boston Harbor in Christopher Columbus Park today.

By - 3/2/18 - 1:50 pm

Boston Harbor tides hit a peak of 14.67 ft at 11:12 a.m., per NWS data, so no record breaker, but we've 2 more high tides to try to go over the 15.13 ft record set on Jan. 4. But the latest NWS forecasts now call for a high of no more than 14.9 feet, at midnight tonight.

By - 3/2/18 - 10:59 am
Flooded Causeway Street in Boston

That only looks like a squid swimming up the street - we think. See it larger.

David reports Causeway Street is now closed between North Washington Street and North Station due to flooding.

And as high tide rolls in, the wharves along Boston Harbor in the North End have surrendered to the sea. Chad Jackson shows us the Sargent's Wharf parking lot: Read more.

By - 3/1/18 - 10:34 pm
Rose Kennedy Greenway night before the storm

Atlantic Avenue and the Greenway were still above water tonight, S&S Conulting reports. Tomorrow, though? TrueNE_79 shows us the Aquafence at Atlantic Wharf on Congress Street at Fort Point Channel is ready for potentially record-breaking high tides: Read more.

By - 3/1/18 - 1:26 pm
Sandbags at Aquarium stop

The T is already bracing at Aquarium, which flooded in January. Photo by Jocelyn.

With evacuation requests already issued north and south of the city, the National Weather Service is warning that Boston Harbor could see its highest recorded tides ever Friday or Saturday: Read more.

By - 2/28/18 - 3:09 pm
Car flip at I-93 entrance in downtown Boston

Pernell Banks came across a car flipped on its side at the ramp down into the northbound tunnel near Rowes Wharf shortly before 3 p.m.

By - 2/26/18 - 6:19 pm

The MBTA reports residual "moderate" delays from an Orange Line train that came to an end near Downtown Crossing.

By - 2/26/18 - 3:10 pm
Too much birdseed on Causeway Street.

A concerned citizen files a complaint about a woman who appears to buy birdseed by the truckload, which she then lays down on the regular in the little park that overlooks I-93 and the Zakim Bridge next to the Garden: Read more.

By - 2/26/18 - 8:51 am
Musician at a T stop in Boston

Greg Cook spent some time photographing musicians at T stops.

By - 2/25/18 - 2:16 pm
Covers of the Boston Herald and the Boston Globe on Feb. 25

The way Boston's two major dailies covered yesterday's I-93 showdown between stunters and staties could not have been more different. Read more.

By - 2/24/18 - 6:38 pm
Stopped bike on I-93

I-93 after the cops moved in. Photo by Annabelle Blake.

A large group of masked riders on dirt and quad bikes who spent the day stunting, blocking traffic and scaring pedestrians on streets around Boston had their trek ended by State Police on the Southeast Expressway at Mass. Ave, where troopers and other officers blocked them in - and shot one in the foot as he tried to flee arrest around 5 p.m. Read more.

By - 2/22/18 - 5:09 pm
Pigeon sheltering from the snow in Downtown Crossing

As the snow began to fall on Washington Street in Downtown Crossing this afternoon, a pigeon found a place to ride out the storm.

On the other side of the Shawmut Peninsula, some sailors were not as eager to get in from the snow: Read more.

By - 2/22/18 - 9:52 am
Owl in the O'Neill Tunnel

Updated.

A snowy owl that somehow got into the O'Neill Tunnel fared little better than Larry the Turkey: Mass. Environmental Police report the bird was scooped up near the Government Center exit yesterday and rushed to the Tufts wildlife clinic in Grafton for treatment. The Globe reports the bird died.

By - 2/21/18 - 11:44 am

In a letter to the state, the BPDA says it's resolved its long-standing issues with Don Chiofaro and the city is now OK with him replacing the Aquarium garage with a 600-foot tower (yes, just one), as part of a waterfront master plan that would also see new open space at what is now a Long Wharf parking lot and a new deck for the Harborwalk near the Moakley Bridge. Read more.

By - 2/20/18 - 11:17 am

What appeared to be a friendly chat about hurling at the Black Rose, 160 State St., took a quick violent turn when one guy declared himself "the best hurler in America" and warned the other man "if you don't fucking shut up , I will bite your fucking nose off" - and then tried to do just that, police said at a Boston Licensing Board hearing this morning. Read more.

By - 2/19/18 - 9:14 pm

NBC Boston interviews the organizers of the Boston March for Our Lives rally on Boston Common on March 24 - Julian Lopez-Leyva, a student at Bunker Hill Community College and Kim Long, leader of the Massachusetts chapter of Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense In America.

By - 2/17/18 - 10:31 am
Dancing kid with Keytar Bear

JB Parrett caught a performance by Keytar Bear and a fan the other day.

By - 2/16/18 - 10:09 am
Dock Square rendering

Architect's rendering

A Brooklyn developer has filed detailed plans for its proposed remake of the dowdy Dock Square garage, from several levels of parking with a restaurant at the bottom into a shimmering 17-story residential building with several levels of parking and a restaurant at the bottom. Read more.