Downtown

By - 2/7/14 - 10:17 am

The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force reports it's looking for a guy who tried holding up the Santander Bank branch on Winter Street in Downtown Crossing on Tuesday , only to learn he'd gotten a teller with no money:

Teller explained she had no money in her drawers, at which time the [suspect] became agaitated and demanded money again. After being shown there was

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By - 2/7/14 - 8:43 am

A skeeved out citizen complains about the rats that have taken over Friend Street:

Rats! Lots of them. They get inside car engine compartments, drag garbage with them, eat through wires. We see them scurrying all over the place and see their paw prints in the snow around and under parked cars. There is a hole in wall of the Forecaster Building on the

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By - 2/7/14 - 7:53 am

T workers tell Anthony Tulliani he can't take pictures on the T even though T policy says you can take pictures on the T.

Separately, T workers got a memo this week that they can't sleep on the job.

By - 2/6/14 - 3:52 pm
Ice in Fort Point Channel

Joanna Rieke shows us the ice patterns on Fort Point Channel today.

Earlier:
Channel ice.

By - 2/6/14 - 9:19 am
Trying to get on a train to Lechmere

By all accounts, the T ran pretty well yesterday. Today? Well, Kyle Geiste explains this photo he took at North Station:

Lechmere-bound platform at North Station. 3-4 trains have passed us. There must be a better way.

It is, naturally, even worse on the Red Line, where trains took a break from expiring yesterday, but picked up where they left off today. As ... Read more

By - 2/4/14 - 6:15 pm
Boston skyline at sunset

RA DeLisle photographed downtown at sunset today from East Boston.

By - 2/4/14 - 4:53 pm
The line at the CharlieCard store in Downtown Crossing

Around noontime, Kerry Tubbs photographed the line at the CharlieCard store in Downtown Crossing, where dreams go to die all the people whose CharlieCards expired on Friday have to go to get their remaining value transferred to fresh new cards that don't expire until 2021.

Meanwhile, Red Line riders are queuing up in novel places at South Station this afternoon because the traditional stairway... Read more

By - 2/4/14 - 2:01 pm

An underage New Jersey woman with a driver's license that wasn't hers got herself and the Sidebar on Bromfield Street in trouble in December when a BPD detective on a routine inspection spotted her with a Bud Light and ferreted out her real age - by calling her mother.

Sgt. Det. William Gallagher and Det. William Mulvey told the Boston Licensing Board this morning that... Read more

By - 2/4/14 - 1:17 pm
Snowman on Boston Common

Fortunately, this girl and her mom were able to fill that need early this afternoon.

By - 2/4/14 - 1:10 pm
Giant tooth on Tremont Street

All I was able to extract from him was that he was advertising a new dental office on Tremont Street downtown.

By - 2/3/14 - 1:08 pm

Father Tim Schenk at St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in Hingham could contain his feelings no more: He just cannot abide the nautilus that now tops the Cathedral Church of St. Paul on Tremont Street:

The nautilus is supposed to be a metaphor for spiritual growth, based on an Oliver Wendell Holmes’ poem titled The Chambered Nautilus. I actually don’t mind

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By - 1/31/14 - 1:23 pm

The Boston Business Journal brings us the story of the hapless ne'er-do-well who seemed to think he could pick up a few things in the Winter Street office of Dunwello.

In the video, you can watch the guy come out, then listen into the dialog between him and Dunwello founder Matt Lauzon around 1:35.

H/t Adam Castiglioni.... Read more

By - 1/31/14 - 9:11 am

The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force is looking for a man who held up the Santander Bank branch on Winter Street around 4:10 p.m. on Tuesday.

He's described as white, 25 to 30, 5'6" to 6' tall, thin, with a goatee.

By - 1/30/14 - 1:17 pm

Boston Metro reports a transportation financing bill now wending through the legislature would rename the terminal the Governor Michael S. Dukakis Transportation Center at South Station.

It would be a fitting tribute for the former trolley-riding governor and one-time Amtrak board member, both for his longstanding support for public transit in general and because, as governor, he stopped the BRA from tearing down... Read more

By - 1/30/14 - 9:09 am

At 8:41 a.m., State Police reported:

RT 90 EB, east of Prudential Tunnel, 2 MBTA buses collide.One driver injured, right lane closed.Traffic delays

In addition to the driver, three passengers were taken to Tufts Medical Center, State Police say. Uninjured passengers were transferred to another bus for the rest of their journey.

The T reports the crash is responsible for minor delays on the... Read more

By - 1/29/14 - 3:17 pm
Inside Boston City Hall

If you've ever wanted to know what it feels like to be trapped at the bottom of a giant concrete well with no hope of ever escaping, climb up the large steps inside City Hall, then look way up.

Whatever demonspawn put you in that hell at least was thoughtful enough to provide a piano on which to bang your head.

By - 1/28/14 - 3:30 pm

Tango asks:

Anybody know anywhere near Downtown that I can buy chocolate covered espresso beans?

By - 1/27/14 - 6:26 pm

Stuck at West and Washington streets (they're supposed to go down Temple)

By - 1/27/14 - 1:35 pm

A fire near Exit 23 around 12:45 p.m. led to the complete closure of the northbound side of I-93. State Police report one lane was re-opened around 1:15.

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