The mayor is asking businesses to let employees out at 4 p.m. and there are a series of planned road closings and parking bans.
The Boston Business Journal reports the owners of the Garden have asked the BRA for Liberty Mutual-style tax breaks because
damnit, they deserve it the fact they've failed to build anything on what is now a parking lot, a high water table on land near the Charles and Harbor and the presence of the Green and Orangle Lines means the land is blighted and... Read more
Jess was one of the people who helped that woman who fell on the Red Line tracks at Downtown Crossing this past Tuesday (she's the one with the big purse in the video). She recounts the difficulty of pulling somebody up from the tracks, and says that while several people rushed to help, many more just stood there, even as she yelled for... Read more
The T today released this video of bystanders helped the woman up after she took a pitfall at Downtown Crossing Tuesday morning.
MassDOT today released a drawing with one idea of what the interior of the new South Station could look like when the postal annex is moved somewhere else.
The llighter, airier feel envisioned by the rendering would seem to rule out the mixed-use tower once proposed to be built atop the station. In a post to go with the rendering, MassDOT's Klark Jessen... Read more
Austin Frakt asks:
Can you recommend a vegan restaurant in downtown Boston?
Also in the works: A two-story CVS with floors connected by an escalator and a Starbucks, the MBTA and the company that handles retail leasing in the station announced today.
Work should begin next month on the two-story, 30,000-square-foot CVS, which will also sell convenience foods and a full-service pharmacy, the T and Equity Office say. Tavern in the Square should open late fall with... Read more
State Police have released this video of an out-of-control car nearly plowing into Trooper Jay Clement, sitting in a cruiser inside an O'Neill Tunnel work zone:
Trooper Clement noticed this vehicle at the last moment. Miraculously the operator of the small black car turned at the last moment, missing Trooper Clement, by only inches. The small black car was sliding out of control when he... Read more
Some battling bruisers got into it outside the Hard Rock Cafe near Faneuil Hall Marketplace shortly before midnight. When police arrived, they found one guy knocked out stone cold on the sidewalk.
The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters had to send a rescue elevator up a shaft at 33 Arch St. to free a man from another elevator that stopped around 9:40 a.m. today.
The department reports the man was stuck between the second and third floors in a "blind" shaft - there were no doors on those floors for him to try to use to... Read more
And refuse to call 911 because, um, NSA or Donnie Wahlberg or something.
Adam Castiglioni posts the building permit to prove it. Good news for Government Center workers who don't want to make the long trek to the Panera Bread on the other side of City Hall.
Emerson President Lee Pelton said today the college can and will do more to combat sexual assault on campus, after Huffington Post reported on a complaint alleging the college responded slowly, if at all, to students reporting sexual assaults.
The Stadium Sports Bar and Grill, 148 State St., had to answer today to a series of police complaints about alleged fights and overcrowding on four separate occasions in June and July.
At a Boston Licensing Board hearing, its lawyer played the usual downtown-bar gambit - that any problems on State Street at closing were not its fault but the fault of other nearby bars.... Read more
Via Boston Reddit.