Downtown

By - 10/19/16 - 2:59 pm

BostonDaniel was on hand at Long Wharf today for this merman sighting.

Earlier:
The king of dives into the king of tides (Tuesday).
Shorter Wharf (Monday).

By - 10/19/16 - 1:02 pm

WGBH reports on comments by US Rep. Seth Moulton on why he supports the North-South Rail Link between North and South stations. State officials have long said, nah, let's expand South Station, even though they've yet to convince the Postal Service to move out of its current facility there.

By - 10/18/16 - 9:28 pm
Mural being painted on Boston's Rose Kennedy Greenway

Artist Mehdi Ghadyanloo was hard at work in and above Dewey Square today, turning South Station side of the O'Neill Tunnel ventilation shaft into the Greenway's latest mural, to be called Spaces Of Hope. Read more.

By - 10/18/16 - 5:14 pm

A man who used to live it up in the Theater District and the Seaport faces arraignment tomorrow on 45 fraud-related charges after allegedly secreting away more than $375,000 from women he met online - and another $15,500 from two soldiers he knew, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 10/18/16 - 4:37 pm
Prudential building rises above the fog in Boston

After the king tide came the king fog. Christine Lane captured the fog covering downtown, the waterfront and the Back Bay around 4:35 p.m. from the 49th floor of the Hancock Building.

About five minutes earlier, she was looking the other way, towards downtown:

Read more.

By - 10/18/16 - 4:26 pm

WCVB reports a Boston health inspector shut the Downtown Crossing outlet of Sweetgreen, a couple months after an inspector shut the Boylston Street Sweetgreen - and just one day after the chain opened a new greens space on Summer Street.

By - 10/18/16 - 2:45 pm
Guy diving into Boston Harbor during king tide

As today's king tide reached its peak around 1:20 p.m., this guy kept diving into the harbor from the end of Long Wharf.

He dove off one of the giant bollard things. He took a running leap into the water. He dove backwards. Read more.

By - 10/17/16 - 12:58 pm
Long Wharf in Boston flooded by king tide

Our own SwirlyGrrl took a walk down to the end of Long Wharf today to see the effects of the "king tide," a high tide two feet higher than normal caused by the alignment of the sun and moon - but which experts say will become the normal tide by 2050 as the polar ice sheets continue to melt and sea temperatures rise.

R. also went down, shows us there's even flooding beyond the Chart House: Read more.

By - 10/17/16 - 12:09 pm
People standing around for a salad in downtown Boston

The new Sweetgreen on Summer Street in Downtown Crossing is giving out free salads today and people really want those free greens.

By - 10/15/16 - 10:55 am

J.L. Bell recounts Adams's trip up from Quincy in 1818 to see Trumbull's now famous painting of the Continental Congress.

By - 10/14/16 - 2:02 pm

At 1:35 p.m., the MBTA sent out this tweet:

Lowell Train 319 (1:15 pm outbound) is operating 15-25 minutes behind schedule between North Station and Lowell due to terminal congestion.

By - 10/14/16 - 1:56 pm

Ever since the Windsor Button Shop on Temple Place closed in 2013, restaurant operators keep proposing restaurants for the space - and then keep pulling back. The latest never-will-be is Niku Ramen, which applied for a liquor license last month, then canceled its hearing and which, Boston Restaurant Talk reports, has pulled out for good.

By - 10/13/16 - 9:40 pm
Anti-semites in downtown Boston

Aaron Agulneck got close up to two of the three yutzes holding signs outside the Federal Reserve Bank this afternoon.

By - 10/13/16 - 9:34 pm
Purple City Hall

Adam Castiglioni shows us Boston City Hall with one of its new nighttime lighting configurations.

By - 10/12/16 - 11:28 am
Sunrise over Boston Harbor

Christine Sullivan watched the sun come up over Boston Harbor this morning.

She wasn't alone: Read more.

By - 10/10/16 - 10:05 pm

Boston Police report a man ordered out of a Downtown Crossing jewelry store this morning sparked a bomb-squad visit to the McCormack Building, then was arrested at a downtown shelter on a warrant charging him with attacking a cop at Reagan National Airport. Read more.

By - 10/10/16 - 10:36 am

The BWSC's rain tally-o-matic shows Matthew-inspired precip levels for yesterday that range from 1.85 inches in subtropical Hyde Park and Adams Street in Dorchester to 1.49 inches in the Longwood Medical Area and Allston.

Of course, that rain has to go somewhere - like, oh, the Park Street Red Line platform.

By - 10/10/16 - 10:30 am
Columbus Day at Boston City Hall in 1892

What Boston City Hall (now Old City Hall, of course) looked like on the 400th-anniversary Columbus Day back in 1892, via the Boston City Archives.

By - 10/7/16 - 11:14 pm
Pray for the Red Sox

La Bibliotequetress noticed this sign hanging at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul on Tremont Street tonight. The Sox are now down 0-2 to the Indians in a best-of-five series.

By - 10/7/16 - 11:04 pm

Around 10:55 p.m. in the neck, but his injury is not considered life threatening.