Downtown

By - 4/3/16 - 4:24 pm

Herald photographer Mark Garfinkel talks to Stanley Forman on the 40th anniversary of his photo of a black man attacked on City Hall Plaza during a busing protest.

By - 3/31/16 - 10:45 pm
Proposed replacement for Felt, 533 Washington St. in dowtown Boston

Architect's rendering.

The new owner of the old Felt nightclub at 533 Washington St. in Downtown Crossing today submitted his plans for a new tower that would include 94 apartments, restaurant space and a two-floor "non-profit incubator office space." Read more.

By - 3/31/16 - 7:05 pm
Nikola Tesla license plate

Jed Hresko spotted this well-plated Tesla today on Franklin Street downtown.

By - 3/31/16 - 12:53 pm

Around 12:45 p.m. at the Citizens Bank branch at 73 Tremont St. by a heavyset black man with cornrows and wearing a pea coat. The money had an embedded dye pack, which went off as he ran down the street.

By - 3/31/16 - 9:38 am
Washington Street in downtown Boston in 1921

Hordes of pre-Easter shoppers outside E.B. Horn in 1921. See it larger.

E.B. Horn, which opened in 1839, is suing another jewelry store down Washington Street that now calls itself Horn's Jewelers.

In a trademark lawsuit filed this week in US District Court in Boston, E.B. Horn, 429 Washington St., wants a judge to order Horn's Jewelers, 339 Washington St., to knock it off and find some other name. Read more.

By - 3/30/16 - 11:02 pm
Proposed hotel at 88 N. Washington St. in Boston

Archtect's rendering: Hotel is brown-and-silver building across from old Scotch & Sirloin.

A Wilmington builder has filed plans with the BRA to replace a seven-space parking lot at 88 N. Washington St., off Valenti Way, with a 74-room boutique hotel. Read more.

By - 3/29/16 - 4:14 pm
Frechette

Transit Police report arresting a Medford man for alleged open and gross behavior on a Green Line trolley last week.

Read more.

By - 3/27/16 - 5:23 pm
Proposed South Station tower

Hines, which won approval in 2006 for a mixed-use development of four towers above the South Station train tracks, says work could finally begin on the project early next year.

In a new page on its Web site, first spotted by BLDUP.com, Hines says it's planning a 49-story, 970,000-square-foot office tower, a second office building about half that size, a 155-unit, 323-foot tall condo tower and a 200-room hotel, along with a garage with roughly 755 spaces. Read more.

By - 3/27/16 - 4:07 pm
Beantown sign on new Tremont Street coffeehouse in Boston

Marty St. George asks the question after spotting this "Beantown" address on an impending Tremont Street coffeehouse (he votes no).

By - 3/24/16 - 6:10 pm
Workers trying to fix door on a Red Line train in Boston

Adam Castiglioni watched T workers struggle with a door on a train at Park Street around 5:30 p.m., just in time to give commuters who suffered through the morning's delays another chance to ponder their fate in life.

By - 3/23/16 - 10:18 pm

617 Images captured the bridge showing the colors of the Belgian flag tonight.

By - 3/23/16 - 3:55 pm

North Station covered walkway in pieces

Looks like the covered walkway at North Station is already being dismantled.

By - 3/22/16 - 6:39 pm

An Orange Line train at Downtown Crossing got on the ferry across the River Styx, which the T says is now causing "moderate" delays.

Also, Lowell Line trains were experiencing even worse, thanks to a truck that took out a gate in West Medford.

By - 3/21/16 - 12:55 pm
Gov. Baker at new Government Center T stop

Gov. Baker welcomed the first riders into the new Government Center station today - people in wheelchairs, who can access the T at the station for the first time ever, at a formal opening ceremony.

Replacing the old bunker with an airier, handicap accessible station took two years and cost $88 million.

Concrete Plaza shows us people wanted to get a look:

By - 3/21/16 - 8:26 am
Snow in Boston

TCC reports:

In Boston, teaching preschoolers about Spring is confusing.

Kathleen O'Donnell woke up to spring with snow in the Public Garden: Read more.

By - 3/21/16 - 8:10 am

Boston Police report they are investigating two incidents early Sunday involving attacks on women who thought they were getting into cars hailed from ride-share companies that may have actually been driven by men looking for women to attack. Read more.

By - 3/20/16 - 6:39 pm
Waldo being escorted out of South Station

And then they escorted him out of South Station for being disorderly.

By - 3/19/16 - 1:09 pm
Proposed Venus tower on the Boston waterfront

Vasily Klyukin is a Russian financier who now likes to dabble in speculative architecture - designing unusual skyscrapers for world-class cities, which apparently include Boston, based on his proposal for a building called Venus right on the waterfront.

Via CityLab by way of archBoston.