Downtown

By - 7/1/16 - 6:13 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports the BRA wants the company to come up with something that doesn't completely overshadow Bromfield Street.

By - 7/1/16 - 5:41 pm
Half-naked patriotic guy in downtown Boston

At least our over-exuberant, attention-seeking warm-weather fans remember to wear some undies, unlike the ones in New York, as Jenna shows us in this patriotic scene from downtown Boston today.

By - 7/1/16 - 9:14 am
Duck house on Boston Harbor

Neil the roving UHub photographer noticed yesterday a prime waterfront location by the side of Long Wharf was all full up for the night.

By - 6/30/16 - 7:26 pm

The BRA has posted the design guidelines for developers who want to turn 5 1/2 acres of mostly state-owned land next to South Station into a "gateway" project - and a key part is a requirement that any development include a replacement for Reggie Wong Park, which consists mainly of basketball courts on Kneeland Street. Read more.

By - 6/29/16 - 1:48 pm
Anti-Trump protesters in front of Langham Hotel on Franklin Street

Anti-Trump protesters on Franklin Street

A few hundred protesters and curious people on their lunch breaks waited outside the front entrance of the Langham Hotel on Franklin Street at lunchtime, waiting to boo against Donald Trump. Read more.

By - 6/29/16 - 1:03 pm
See-through building

What's left of the building that used to house the Littlest Bar are a couple of walls being propped up until the developer putting up luxury housing on the site can fill it in with more modern construction.

By - 6/27/16 - 5:36 pm

An Arlington man had bail set at $30,000 at his arraignment today on charges of arson and attempted murder for an incident last October on West Street downtown, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Matthew Cody, 30, was so intent on setting two sleeping homeless men on fire that he set a second fire when the first one went out, Assistant District Attorney David McGowan said in court today. Read more.

By - 6/26/16 - 6:43 pm

And before the night was over, one would be dead and the other on his way to refuge in England, according to an account by Mark Hurwitz.

Via J.L. Bell, who has more on the context of dueling in ye olde Boston.

By - 6/24/16 - 2:40 pm

The Massachusetts Historical Society gives us a taste of the history of Boston's first department store - started by Eben Jordan and Benjamin Marsh.

By - 6/24/16 - 7:46 am

A power cable that caught fire at Charles/MGH around 1:40 a.m. meant no service between Kendall Square and Park Street first thing this morning. The T announced around 7 a.m. that repairs had been finished and service was resuming, but with "residual" delays.

By - 6/21/16 - 2:37 pm

A federal judge has denied a request from E.B. Horn that she order Horn's Jewelers to immediately stop using that name because the older store waited two years after the upstart opened to file a trademark lawsuit and is still in business, which proves it's not suffering "irreparable harm" from its rival down Washington Street. Read more.

By - 6/21/16 - 9:58 am

Bldup.com reports the developers who plan to put the sleekest goshdarned towers you've ever seen atop the Government Center Garage are going to call the new development Bulfinch Crossing.

By - 6/21/16 - 8:41 am

The Boston Business Journal reports the latest on the city's efforts to make some money by letting somebody put up a skyscraper on the 1-acre site.

By - 6/17/16 - 6:44 pm
Donna Summer roller skating at City Hall Plaza

Jed Hresko was one of the early arrivals at the annual Donna Summer disco skating night on City Hall Plaza.

By - 6/15/16 - 4:53 pm

Wanted for attack at South Station.

Transit Police are seeking the public's help to identify a guy they say nearly killed another man following a "lengthy argument" in the commuter-rail waiting area at South Station on Saturday. Read more.

By - 6/15/16 - 10:00 am
Bagpiper and Advent School sixth graders

Sixth graders at the Advent School on Beacon Hill walked to Faneuil Hall for their graduation this morning.

By - 6/15/16 - 8:36 am

The Boston Business Journal reports on John Grayken's latest acquisition (subscription required to read full article). Graykin, who grew up on the mean streets of Cohasset (and now owns an entire island off its coast), but who renounced his US citizenship to become Irish, is head of Lone Star Funds.

By - 6/14/16 - 8:13 am

If you haven't been to Faneuil Hall Marketplace recently (tourists: Moving slowly in herds since 1876), you're missing the "Boston Campaign Headquarters," with the sign that urges us to "vote for nothing."

WBUR introduces us to artist Pat Falco's un-campaign.

By - 6/13/16 - 9:49 am

Mayor Walsh's office is organizing the vigil for 6 p.m. on City Hall Plaza.