Downtown

By - 5/4/17 - 2:16 pm
Contrails over downtown Boston

Rob Littlefield looked out his window at lunchtime today.

By - 5/4/17 - 12:47 pm
Mayor White with Luke and C3-PO in Boston City Hall

On Star Wars Day, the Boston City Archives posted some photos of C3-PO, Luke and R2-D2 visiting with Mayor White at City Hall back in 1980.

By - 5/3/17 - 2:43 pm
The view from Peters Hill in Roslindale

Meghan Rauber took in the view of downtown and the Back Bay - and lots of trees - from the top of Peters Hill in the Arnold Arboretum yesterday.

By - 5/3/17 - 12:00 pm
Other designs for Boston City Hall

A couple of alternate designs.

Today is the anniversary of the 1962 selection of the design, by architects Gerhard Kallmann, Noel McKinnell and Edward Knowles for the crate Faneuil Hall came in Boston City Hall.

The Boston City Archives has posted photos of mockups of some of the losing designs. Think any were better?

By - 5/2/17 - 8:10 pm
Red Auerbach in Celtics green

Neil the Roving UHub photographer roved through Faneuil Hall Marketplace today and spotted Red rooting for the Celts.

By - 4/29/17 - 9:17 pm
Bee protesters on Boston Common

Greg Cook attended the climate rally on the Common today.

Ron Newman was also there.

By - 4/28/17 - 9:04 am

Emerson College Police report the Alley is shut because of a gas leak and is warning people to stay away.

The college is currently building a 374-bed, 20-story dormitory on one side of the Alley, where the Estate and the Sweetwater Cafe used to be.

By - 4/28/17 - 8:55 am
Fog over downtown Boston

Crusty N Confused watched the fog roll in this morning.

By - 4/27/17 - 2:33 pm
Proposed new South Station layout

Proposed expanded South Station.

A MassDOT environmental report details plans to expand South Station over nine years that would hinge on getting the Postal Service to finally abandon its giant facility along Fort Point Channel and moving the food-distribution companies of Widett Circle someplace else. Read more.

By - 4/27/17 - 10:12 am
Boston's Old North Church in the fog

On a foggy day, JB Parrett captured Old North Church in the North End - and the more recent buildings of downtown.

By - 4/27/17 - 9:42 am
Turkey at Boylston and Tremont streets in downtown Boston

Patrick McMahon spotted this bird at Boylston and Tremont streets this morning.

Could it be the same turkey Beth Wolfe spotted nearby on Washington Street early Monday?

By - 4/26/17 - 8:19 pm
David Muir

David Muir, who spent three years at Channel 5, anchored the ABC nightly news from an umbrella-covered platform at Faneuil Hall this evening - and Katie R was there to chronicle it. Don't worry, he wasn't here to cover some horrible disaster, just to give an address to the local Chamber of Commerce.

By - 4/26/17 - 1:27 pm
Boston City Councilor Bill Linehan

Linehan makes his case.

The City Council voted 10-3 to approve a plan in which Millennium Partners would pay the city $153 million to buy the condemned Winthrop Square garage and replace it with a $1-billion tower that could reach 775 feet in height.

The deal - opposed by councilors Jackson, Zakim and Wu - requires an act of the legislature because the building would violate a current state law banning shadows on the Boston Common. Read more.

By - 4/26/17 - 11:03 am

The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday whether to let Nicholas Frattaroli - of the North End Frattarolis - buy the liquor license from the owners of the shuttered Grand Canal and re-open it as a Mexican restaurant called Bodega Canal. Read more.

By - 4/24/17 - 10:06 pm

A divided City Council could vote Wednesday on a plan to let a proposed $1-billion, 750-foot tower rise on the site of a condemned city garage in Winthrop Square in exchange for a $153 million sale price proponents would go to much needed renovation work on Boston Common, in Franklin Park and at the Old Colony and Orient Heights house developments, but which opponents say would open the city to even more problems with developers with lots of money. Read more.

By - 4/24/17 - 11:51 am

Lexington Burglary

Lexington Police have released video and photos of a pair of alleged yeggs they say broke into a house in Lexington on March 7 and then pawned stuff the same day in both Boston and Nashua.

If the guy in the tan jacket looks familiar, call them at 781-862-1212.

By - 4/24/17 - 9:50 am

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports how the BPDA and developer Don Chiafaro have figured out how to get around pesky open-space requirements that would otherwise limit the size of his perpetually proposed plan to replace the Aquarium garage with a mega-complex: Buy the IMAX theater and then raze it. Read more.

By - 4/24/17 - 9:10 am
Turkey on Washington Street in downtown Boston early Monday

Out for a walk before 6 this morning, Beth Wolfe found some company on Washington Street downtown - a turkey pondering whether to cross the road.

By - 4/23/17 - 2:07 pm

The BRA, um, BPDA, just won't take no for an answer: After losing several legal battles over its attempts to put a restaurant at the end of Long Wharf, the authority is trying yet again to convince judges to let it get what it wants. Read more.