Downtown

By - 9/12/17 - 12:02 am

Oh, looks like Millennium Partners was playing that fun developer game where they try to see how much they can get away with. The Globe reports they've agreed to take 70 feet off their proposed Winthrop Square tower because of FAA concerns about the building getting in the way of a Logan Airport flight path - something they and the city and probably half the known universe knew about months ago, but they still filed plans for a building that was taller than the FAA would like.

By - 9/11/17 - 4:23 pm

But in the meantime, downtown Boston will have to do. Tesla announced today it's planning a new generation of urban "superchargers" for its cars - starting with downtown Boston and Chicago:

By - 9/8/17 - 2:23 pm

Matthew Cody, 31, of Arlington received the sentence today following his conviction yesterday on two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon for a 2015 incident on West Street after he got off work at a downtown restaurant. Read more.

By - 9/6/17 - 1:39 pm

A Boston Municipal Court judge today ordered Davongie Stone, 20, of the South End, ordered held in lieu of $500,000 bail for a knife attack in Downtown Crossing early Sunday that sent the victim to the hospital with numerous chest wounds, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office. Read more.

By - 9/6/17 - 8:54 am

Yes, signal problems, this time at Park Street, are causing still more problems on the Red Line this morning.

The Globe reports the Red Line has 99 problems, and all of them are related to signals.

By - 9/5/17 - 9:42 pm

A South End man faces charges on both sides of the river for trying to carve up people during robberies over the weekend in both Downtown Crossing and Harvard Square. Read more.

By - 9/5/17 - 9:11 am
Mike and Beast

TrueNE_79 reports that Curtis, a homeless man well known on either side of Fort Point Channel, has his Beast back. Beast had gone missing late last month, but:

Was found down in Seaport, leash wrapped around a tree...poor boy. Everyone's fine though.

By - 9/4/17 - 1:02 pm

WFXT reports on the picket line that started this morning on Tremont Street downtown.

By - 9/3/17 - 4:35 pm

We may not have a Leaning Tower, but we do currently have a leaning house on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, and it's become a tourist favorite, as Ben Mohr shows us.

By - 9/3/17 - 9:16 am

The concert and unity rally, which starts at 7 p.m., will be free, but people are being asked to bring school supplies to be donated to kids in Houston, Mayor Walsh and state Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry announced.

By - 9/2/17 - 11:26 am
Crashed car on Congress Street.

Photo by BPD.

A Tiverton, RI man faces a variety of charges after allegedly driving from the Old State House onto City Hall Plaza and then down the stairs towards Faneuil Hall last night, police say, adding he somehow managed to avoid hitting anybody on the steps. Read more.

By - 9/1/17 - 11:46 am

Shamus Moynihan surveys a City Hall Plaza full of boxes and the volunteers filling them with supplies for Houston this morning.

By - 8/31/17 - 10:18 pm
Fireworks over Boston Harbor

Mitchell watched the end-of-summer fireworks over Boston Harbor tonight.

Matt Conti provides the entire show, in a time-lapsed three minutes: Read more.

By - 8/31/17 - 3:49 pm
Packing donations for Houston

Molly Lanzarotta reports volunteers at City Hall were busy today packing up donations for shipment to Houston. NECN reports they're looking for donations of packing tape and boxes.

By - 8/31/17 - 9:03 am
Samsung ad implies phone thieves are all from Mattapan

Bos IT Guy was among the people wondering what Samsung was thinking with these ads that went up in South Station yesterday.

Or as Tory Bullock puts it: Read more.

By - 8/29/17 - 11:46 am
Missing cat

TrueNE_79 reports that Curtis is looking for his lost Beast. The pair are normally a well known sight downtown.

By - 8/29/17 - 11:11 am

Boston Police said today they are dealing with at least one gang of young men who like to roam downtown when the bars let out, searching for people standing alone with phones they can grab. Read more.

By - 8/29/17 - 10:52 am

A bouncer at the Harp on Causeway Street is on the lam following an incident last month in which he reacted to being urinated on by knocking out the guy who did it, police said today. Read more.

By - 8/27/17 - 9:56 pm

Around 9:50 p.m., on some steps leading out of the Downtown Crossing T stop. Police found him at Summer and Hawley streets.