Downtown

By - 2/1/15 - 10:50 pm
Patriots fans head to Boston Common

With police keeping people out of Kenmore Square who weren't there before the end of the game, fans who just want to be part of something big are streaming towards the Parkman Bandstand.

Chris in Boston captured a large crowd on its way there.

UPDATE, 11:40 p.m. People began leaving the bandstand around 11:25 and started heading towards Kenmore Square. Some people began... Read more

By - 2/1/15 - 2:32 pm
Firefighters at Downtown Crossing

Firefighters on their way down. Photo by Jonathan Ng.

Down on the Red Line tracks at Downtown Crossing around 2:15 p.m., quickly put out and probably due to the fact that we're all slobs who throw things on the tracks all the time, or something.

By - 2/1/15 - 2:19 pm
Snowdecahedrons in Dewey Square

TrueNE_79 spottted these snowdecahedrons in Dewey Square this morning.

Could they be the work of Dan Sternof Beyer, who sculpted the forms in Porter Square and elsewhere back in 2011? Well, Beyer is a member of New American Art, a collaborative interested in "beautiful, interactive public art," and just take a look at what they posted yesterday on their Tumblr site.... Read more

By - 1/31/15 - 2:37 pm

A Dorchester teen who allegedly pulled a knife on somebody at the South Station bus terminal last night tried to make like an egg and beat it when the law arrived.

He failed, Transit Police report.

The long arm of the law reached out and grabbed Eddie Divas, 18, cuffed him and charged him with assault by means of a dangerous weapon - a... Read more

By - 1/30/15 - 7:09 pm
Delays at North Station on commuter rail

Claire gives us the pigeon's eye view of a packed North Station around 6 p.m. as trains just sat there due to everything from them being superannuated to interference from Amtrak. Some delays reached 90 minutes.

By - 1/30/15 - 6:56 pm
Firefighters in Downtown Crossing

Firefighters at Downtown Crossing. Photo by Molly Hester.

Firefighters evacuated the Downtown Crossing T stop around 5:00 p.m. due to smoke on the Orange Line's Forest Hills platform, from the Orange Line train that simply sat there, emulating a doorknob.

As with yesterday's Quincy Center incident, the T blamed a puff of smoke, this time from a failed train motor.

Beyond the Horizon reports it took two hours to get... Read more

By - 1/29/15 - 7:04 pm
Post Office Square, gridlocked

Richard Lerman had a ringside seat for the gridlock in Post Office Square tonight.

By - 1/28/15 - 9:46 am
Snow frog in downtown Boston

Gwen Betts admired the snow frog somebody built in Downtown Crossing.

By - 1/27/15 - 11:12 am
Open Dunkin Donuts in a blizzard

TrueNE_79 spotted this open Dunkin' Donuts in Downtown Crossing this morning.

By - 1/26/15 - 7:27 pm
Liquor line at Downtown Crossing Walgreens

Jed Hresko shows us the line for liquor at the Downtown Crossing Walgreens late this afternoon.

By - 1/23/15 - 7:48 am

A concerned citizen (possibly a concerned citizen of Brazil) complains about a trash problem at Gridley and Purchase downtown:

Someone is putting two or three large bags with trash next to the building everyday. The building is leased to the Consulate General of Brazil and the Consulate has put a sign asking not to put trash in that area, but the violator is not

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By - 1/20/15 - 10:08 pm
Missing ring

Lauren Moreno reports:

Although I am not very hopeful, consider this a desperate plea. I was in Boston over the weekend visiting friends and on Sunday night while walking home from The North Star [on Friend Street] I realized that my engagement ring was no longer on my finger. While I am aware that it is only a material item, there are no words

... Read more
By - 1/19/15 - 7:03 pm

Sweet Bakery, 11 School St., shortly before 7 p.m., by a white man in his 50s wearing a black ski mask and a gray winter jacket. He was 5'8" to 5'10" and had some stubble on his face. He ran out, turned left on Washington.

By - 1/18/15 - 3:52 pm

Around 3:40 p.m. Firefighters quickly doused the fire, in a ground-level closet inside the station, but the T evacuated riders due to the smoke. Trains, however, continued to operate through the station.

By - 1/18/15 - 12:23 pm

Long before Nelli Ruotsalainen protested on I-93, Massachusetts government decided to eliminate the breakdown lane and use it for rush hour traffic. That is not on Nelli Ruotsalainen, that is on us.

The government's concern is that the Interstate 93 protest in Milton broke the way we provide public safety services. In fact, we know of not one death nor one injury caused. I'm... Read more

By - 1/17/15 - 10:11 pm
Atlantic Wharf in Boston in Patriots colors

TruNE_79 is loving how Atlantic Wharf is pumping out the Patriots colors in advance of tomorrow's game.

By - 1/17/15 - 10:07 am
Park Street platform on the Green Line

Lexiiiiii spotted this solitary shoe at Park Street on the Green Line yesterday: Somebody so desperate to get on a train, they didn't want to try to unstick it, or sign of a partial rapture?

By - 1/16/15 - 8:17 pm
Garcia

Transit Police report arresting a guy from New York at South Station today on charges he was trying to palm off four bogus tickets to this Sunday's game - for $800.

Police credit a Channel 25 tweet about an arrest of alleged fake-ticket sellers in Somerville - and an alert would-be buyer of the doubtful ducats:

The male answered an ad posted on

... Read more

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