Downtown

By - 2/23/15 - 9:48 am
Free ice hugs in the Leather District in downtown Boston

Molly Lanzarotta came across this hug-giving snowfreak in the Leather District today: Olaf meets the heart-three-sizes-too-small Grinch.

By - 2/22/15 - 1:24 pm

Steve Hollinger sent an RC car equipped with a GoPro camera out onto the ice of the frozen Fort Point Channel yesterday, with the idea of having it inspect the floating pyramid.

The Fort Pointer reports the set up was:

GoPro mounted on a cheap 2.4 gHz RC car, marked down to $18.50 at Radio Shack.

The car didn't quite make it... Read more

By - 2/21/15 - 11:17 pm

Updated.

A woman was hit and killed by an outbound Orange Line train shortly after 11 p.m.

The T cut power so that firefighters and EMTs could try to remove the woman, who initially was still breathing when they got to her, but the medical examiner was requested around 11:40 p.m.

Transit Police report the victim was 29. Foul play is not suspected.

Other... Read more

By - 2/21/15 - 10:23 am
British ship leaves Boston Harbor in canal dug through ice

This print, from the BPL archives, shows a British steamer leaving Boston Harbor through ice, thanks to local merchants:

This print, representing the B & N. A Royal Mail steam ship Britannia, John Hewitt, commander, leaving her dock at East Boston on the 3d of February 1844 on her voyage to Liverpool, is respectfully dedicated by the publishers to the merchants of Boston who

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By - 2/21/15 - 10:04 am
Frozen Fort Point Channel

Kathleen O'Donnell looked across a solid surface on Fort Point Channel this morning.

By - 2/20/15 - 3:05 pm
On the roof of Boston Garden

Alex Carlson spotted several people up on the roof of the Garden working on removing snow.

By - 2/20/15 - 10:18 am
Alice Donovan handing out optimism tickets at Park Street

Roving UHub photographer Ted Dillon caught up with Alice Donovan handing out more of her Boston Transit Therapy Authority tickets at Park Street this morning.

By - 2/20/15 - 9:27 am
Stuck truck on Summer Street in downtown Boston

Mario N. gives us the bird's eye view of an 18-wheeler that got stuck this morning at Summer and Lincoln streets - the same place where that yacht got stuck in a similar maneuver.

However, he reports that, unlike with the boat, the Boston Fire Department was able to help the driver do the sort of driving that got him out of there.... Read more

By - 2/19/15 - 5:50 pm
Crowded North Station

We started seeing reports of pleasant rides on the T today. Except from commuter-rail riders, who continue to find themselves jammed into stations waiting for trains that never come, or leave, or, who knows, even exist at all. Claire Blechman was among those trying to get into North Station this evening.

Down the Greenway, Heather Parker went up for a view of the... Read more

By - 2/18/15 - 10:39 pm

UPDATE :Firefighters extinguished the fire and left the tracks about 10:45 p.m

Around 10:35 p.m. Firefighters asked the T to cut power on the outbound side so they could douse a small trash fire about 100 feet past the platform; the T cut power in both directions.

By - 2/18/15 - 5:39 pm
South Staton commuters waiting for trains

And the lucky ones get a ride home! Such as Molly Lanzarotta, who looked back through the station to see who was looking up at the departures board around 5:10 p.m.

By - 2/18/15 - 2:30 pm
On top of the Government Center garage

Paul Nutting watched a large contingent of workers removing snow from the roof of the Government Center Garage today.

By - 2/17/15 - 10:56 am

Suya Joint, which had a beer and wine license when it was on Poplar Street in Roslindale, wants to sell that license to a downtown pizza place rather than use it at its new location at 185 Dudley St.

A new law that expanded the number of liquor licenses in Boston with the goal of bringing more restaurants to neighborhoods just like Dudley Square has... Read more

By - 2/17/15 - 10:41 am

Around 10:30 a.m., a man with a cane walked into the Citizens Bank branch at 6 Ave. de Lafayette, gave a teller a note demanding money and got some. Police suspect the cane was a prop because he ran out of the bank. He's white, about 5'10" and wearing a blue jacket that says "US Polo Association" on the back.

By - 2/16/15 - 9:58 am
Deserted Washington Street in downtown Boston

Steve went for a walk down a deserted Washington Street in Downtown Crossing last night.

Copyright Steve. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 2/16/15 - 9:21 am
Driver getting out of overturned truck on I-93 in Boston

Ryan Hamilton Walsh's trip to the airport this morning went more slowly than he expected due to delays caused when a truck overturned in the slush on I-93 at the entrance to the tunnel just past the Zakim.

Walsh reports the driver clambered out OK - as you can see above. The truck, however, was not going to be going anywhere anytime soon.

By - 2/15/15 - 7:39 pm
Snow trolley

Photo by MBTA.

A Green Line trolley at Park Street around 7:15 p.m. after a day of plowing snow on the tracks.

By - 2/14/15 - 5:11 pm
Crowds moving to Red Line shuttle buses at Park Street

Red Line passengers head for buses at Park. Photo by Jason Lowenthal.

Around 4 p.m., the Boston Fire Department reports.

Transit Police report the "trespasser" was a man in his 30s.

The T has replaced Red Line service with shuttle buses.

Kelli Autumn videoed first responders on the platform:

By - 2/13/15 - 5:26 pm
Keytar Bear at Downtown Crossing

Chris in Boston spotted Keytar Bear on the Orange Line platform at Downtown Crossing this afternoon.

By - 2/12/15 - 7:01 pm

Around 6:45 p.m., a man was stabbed several times in the entrance near the Tedeschi on State Street, then staggered into the Black Rose across the street.

Boston and Transit Police are looking for a white male, 5'3" and heavyset, with facial hair, wearing a blue jacket and gray pants.

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