The Boston Business Journal reports on the latest proposal over the past couple decades by the owners of the Garden for the parking lot where the Garden used to be - a mixed-use development with a 45-story tower and two shorter buildings.
Our own Dvdoff captured the fans outside the Four Seasons tonight waiting for the Brazilian national soccer team's bus to arrive. They're here to play Portugal at Gillette Stadium tomorrow.... Read more
Boston Police report arresting a pair of suburban guys on charges of selling crystal meth in front of the Downtown Crossing Macy's yesterday afternoon.
Jake Decker, 26, of Melrose, and Andrew Dreyer, 30, of Lexington, were nabbed after allegedly selling the drugs to a couple of undercover officers, as part of an ongoing meth investigation, police say.
They added the two completed their... Read more
UPDATE: A spokeswoman for the Parks and Recreation Department says tonight: "The application for a two day event is still under review by the City of Boston."
In a phone call with Bill Downing, treasurer of MassCann, Alex O’Connell, Esq. of the... Read more
The Boston Harbor Hotel wants to offer ice skating in the Rowes Wharf rotunda this winter.
The hotel goes before the Mayor's Office of Consumer Affairs and Licensing next Wednesday to seek permission to operate a skating rink between Nov. 29 and and Feb. 28. The hearing starts at 10:15 a.m. in the office's eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall.
A smoldering cable near Haymarket shut down the Orange Line this morning because the T shut off power to let workers safely repair the cable. A T spokesman says power was restored around noon.
Fortunately, God graced us with the Green Line, so people not in the mood for a leisurely jaunt on a nice September morning were able to get from here to... Read more
You know, of course, about I-695 and I-95 in the city - cancelled after residents from Hyde Park to Somerville raised holy hell and the governor canceled the plans and we... Read more
You see the signs all over the Back Bay and downtown warning you not to park on the hollow sidewalks. Um, what? The Back Bay Sun explains the phenomenon.
Transit Police report arresting a Saugus man on charges he indecently touched two women on two different subway lines.
According to police, William Gustin, 29, indecently assaulted a woman on the Red Line between Central and Kendall around 6 p.m. on Aug. 19. This morning, around 7 a.m., police say, detectives... Read more
Boston Police report a man suffered life-threatening injuries during a fight outside the Greatest Bar that his opponent ended by plunging a knife into him.
The victim, 23, was taken to Mass. General following the stabbing around 1:50 a.m. outside the bar, at 262 Friend St.:
Witnesses reported to officers that the victim was involved in at least two altercations on Friend Street... Read more
The Boston City Archives have posted a collection of photos related to the creation of Government Center in the mid-1960s, including some of the demolition of buildings in old Scollay Square. As you can see above, the JFK building went... Read more
A Red Line train sighed its last, gave up the ghost, kicked the bucket, shuffled off this mortal coil, put its other foot in the grave, went the way of all flesh (metal?), cashed in its chips, went pining for the fjords, bit the big one, cashed out and just generally passed over to the other side at Downtown Crossing this morning. A T spokesman... Read more
Bill Linehan, whose district is at the heart of the city's heroin epidemic, is seeking an ordinance that would raise the cost of a marijuana citation from $100 to $300, at least for people caught smoking in public parks, Boston Magazine reports.
The council considers Linehan's proposal at its regular meeting tomorrow at City Hall. His proposed order reads, in part:
The public consumption... Read more
Eric Esteves reports Emerson's student radio station, WERS, is canceling programs that don't involve music aimed at 9-year-olds:
Rockers and 88.9 at night cancelled based on a directive from Emerson to make the station "a more sustainable source of revenue," and that meant cutting those programs, extending daytime programming, and only leaving the Secret Spot as the one urban program.... Read more