The Boston Business Journal reports young fashionistas flocking to Downtown Crossing now have one fewer place to go as they jump over the water still cascading down Winter Street.
A night out ended in the emergency room for a patron at Mija last month after another man with whom he'd argued with hit him square in the forehead with a glass from six to ten feet away, a bar owner and police said today. Read more.
Cybah was browsing the Macy's online store, came across this item and wonders what's up with that.
"Winter Street is a freaking river" right now, Stephanie reports.
The law that those three JP students dug up that everybody but longtime JP resident Michael Reiskind wanted to forget about was passed by the legislature in 1993. You can read the entire law, "An Act Furthering The Establishment Of Multipurpose Arena And Transportation Center" (in which the state also agreed to give the MBTA the land it would need for the new North Station megastation), but here's the relevant section: Read more.
In 1976, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip let bygones be bygones and visited Boston as part of the Revolution bicentennial. The British Consulate in Boston has posted some photos from the visit, including one of Gov. Dukakis welcoming the Queen at Logan Airport and this one of Mayor White bringing her into Boston City Hall.
On July 11, Prince Phillip presented an eagle statue to the Bostonian Society: Read more.
Adam Castiglioni was among those who wandered a car-free Canal Street on Open Canal Street today.
Next City takes a look at the Beverly, Related Beal's 239-apartment building atop the Big Dig that doesn't have a single luxury unit.
First responders rushed to Park Street shortly after 5 p.m. The man did not come in contact with the third rail, but was knocked unconscious. Read more.
John Gage watched the parade after the reading of the Declaration of Independence at the Old State House.
Jason watched Keytar Bear, "the hero we need in trying times like these," at Park Street late this afternoon.
Drew Starr spotted this thing in Christopher Columbus Park, wonders what it is.
Earlier this afternoon, the Lechmere train I was on pulled into Government Center. After the robo-voice announced the station, it stated the usual "The destination of this train is Lechmere" twice. After the second destination announcement, the robo voice then stated "This train will run express to Haymarket."
About half the people in the front car, including me, immediately broke out in laughter.
James Isaac, 21, of Roxbury, was ordered held in lieu of $750 cash bail at his arraignment today on charges he smashed one of the panels at the Holocaust Memorial with a rock, but will be held in jail for at least two months because the Boston Municipal Court judge revoked his bail on an earlier assault-and-battery case out of Chelsea District Court, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
Ray Flynn's son, Ed, has the backing of Southie's Nick Collins and Michael Flaherty for the District 2 (South Boston, South End, Chinatown, downtown) seat, but Mike Kelley has the support of Linda Dorcena Forry, Aaron Michlewitz, Joseph Boncore and Byron Rushing, the Herald reports.
WCVB reports the man threw a rock at the panel around 2 a.m.
James E. Isaac, 21, of Roxbury, will be charged with malicious destruction of property and willful damage to a church, synagogue or memorial, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.