Downtown

By - 10/28/16 - 8:36 am
Hawk at Haymarket

Finn was among the people watching this raptor eat breakfast at Haymarket this morning.

By - 10/27/16 - 3:21 pm
By - 10/25/16 - 12:38 pm

UPDATE: Bail set at $5,000, but he won't be going anywhere because a Boston Municipal Court judge revoked his bail on an unrelated Malden case, per the Suffolk County DA's office. Should he get out, he has to stay away from Sarah, currently limping but in stable condition at Angell.

Transit Police report arresting a man they say repeatedly punched and choked an 11-month-old Husky around 9:30 p.m. yesterday at North Station. Read more.

By - 10/24/16 - 12:26 pm
Talk show host with a rabbit

There's probably a good reason why, as Erica Fletcher shows us, NECN's Sue O'Connell brought a rabbit to City Hall to interview people voting early, and just as soon as we find out what it is, we'll let you know (Update: And we do, in the comments below).

By - 10/24/16 - 9:06 am

The MBTA is reporting delays on both the Red and Orange lines due to track problems on both lines near Downtown Crossing.

By - 10/23/16 - 8:54 pm
Smoke at South Station

Smoky South Station. Photo by Doug Wilder.

UPDATE, 10:20 p.m. Red Line service was supposedly back to normal.

A touch of a trash fire on the Red Line tracks tonight. Quickly brought under control, but you know how that causes cascading delays up and down the line. Boston firefighters returned control of the tracks to the T around 8:50 p.m., but that brought no relief to riders because the train that may have caused the problem was stuck at Downtown Crossing. Instead, the T began corralling buses to shuttle riders between Park Street and JFK in both directions. Read more.

By - 10/19/16 - 3:04 pm

The Orange Line is shut due to something smoldering on the tracks between Downtown Crossing and Chinatown. The Chinatown station was evacuated due to the smoke.

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.