The Ladd Observatory takes some time to tell us about how clocks in the Boston area used to be calibrated with the dropping of the daily noon time-ball from the roof of a downtown building, first a long-gone building at Devonshire and Milk and later from what is now the Ames Hotel at Washington and Court streets.
J.L. Bell ponders who might have been taking notes during discussions of patriots leading up to the Boston Tea Party and forwarding them to His Majesty's Government.
Just because we don't have any snow doesn't mean you can't still take magical seasonal photos, as Renee shows us.
The MBTA has released a batch of photos showing the state of Govermment Center station as it approaches its spring, 2016 re-opening, still on schedule despite having to replace all the glass panes in the above-ground part of the station (if you click on the link, scroll down the page a bit for the photos).
Stairs and escalator take shape: Read more.
The Orange Line is a bit of a mess right now. Then again, it's Friday, and it's raining.
Ellie shows us the line of people waiting around 5:15 p.m. to get into the first screenings of the new Star Wars movies at the AMC Loews Boston Common, set for 7 p.m. She notes she and friends got there at 2, which is good, because the line now stretches past the outbound entrance to the Boylston T stop.
Downtown Boston BID found this guy waiting outside the AMC Loews Boston Common at lunchtime today - waiting for the evening screening of some new science-fiction movie that's debuts today.
Around 8:45 p.m. at 91 Causeway St.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports on the impending demise of the Faneuil Hall Marketplace bar.
Washington Street downtown apparently calls to motorists, but unfortunately for them, there often seems to be a Boston cop stationed right outside Bath and Body Works to pull them over and explain to them why they shouldn't be driving down that stretch of the street, as Jesse Haley shows us tonight.
St. Francis House reports:
Our closet leaked, ruining our holiday wrapping paper. Could you donate some festive wrapping paper at our front desk for our guests' gifts?
Transit Police report an Alewife train hit a woman as it entered Downtown Crossing around 6:40 p.m.
Power was shut in both directions to let firefighters extricate the body of the woman, about 42.
Shuttle buses replaced service between JFK/UMass and Harvard.
The incident happened less than 24 hours after a man wound up under a train at Broadway.
Ross Chanowski looked up and down while walking along Fort Point Channel this afternoon.
A Beverly man hurled a bottle of Rolling Rock at a T worker who wanted him to stop harassing other passengers last Thursday evening, Transit Police report.
John Reddy, 37, was arrested on a charge of Assault with a dangerous weapon.
According to police:
Upon arrival officers were met by the victim/MBTA employee who pointed out a male, later identified John Reddy, 37 of Beverley. The victim informed the officers his attention was drawn to Reddy due to other passengers complaining of being harassed by him. Upon approaching Reddy, Reddy threw a Rolling Rock beer bottle nearly striking the victim in the head. Reddy then shouted out that he would "Kill" the MBTA employee/victim. Officers also observed shattered glass strewn about the immediate area.