Downtown

By - 1/7/17 - 1:39 pm
South Station and Dewey Square in the snow

Joe Pesaturo gives us the bird's eye view of South Station and Dewey Square on a snowy Saturday.

By - 1/6/17 - 12:37 pm

Two men got into a fight on an outbound Orange Line train approaching North Station shortly before 12:30 p.m. The loser got punched in the eye; the winner fled out the station and onto the street, where he melted away into the crowds.

By - 1/6/17 - 11:31 am

Boston Magazine reports that Millennium Partners, the company that gave us its eponymous towers on Washington Street, is trying to will into being a grassroots campaign to support its proposed tower on the site of the old Winthrop Square parking garage - replete with buttons and a hashtag.

By - 1/4/17 - 11:13 am

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports discussions among waterfront interests about bringing back New Year's Eve fireworks over the harbor if the organizers of First Night have concluded they can't or won't do them.

By - 1/3/17 - 8:48 pm

Gin Dumcius witnessed T workers struggling to keep a guy from trying to kill himself at Park Street around 7:45 p.m. Ten workers eventually joined the successful effort to keep him off the tracks until he could be transported to the hospital.

By - 1/3/17 - 8:37 pm
Dead umbrellas in South Station

Many umbrellas gave their lives to get people to South Station today, as TrueNE_79 shows us.

By - 1/2/17 - 11:39 pm

Around 11:15 p.m., outside 3-135 India St., near Milk. Not considered a life-threatening injury.

By - 1/2/17 - 7:31 pm

State Police are investigating how a man wound up in the tunnel, where he was fatally hit by a car around 7 p.m. Northbound traffic was backed up to Dorchester as State Police investigated the crash.

By - 1/1/17 - 3:26 pm

All ready for the morning commute, the T reports.

By - 1/1/17 - 2:01 pm
Fireworks over Boston Common

David Parsons took in the 7 p.m. fireworks over Boston Common last night.

Leslee watched the light show on Trinity Church in Copley Square: Read more.

By - 12/31/16 - 1:38 pm

The MBTA has shut Bowdoin on the Blue Line due to what it calls an "infrastructure problem." Tim Lawrence says that is due to "reports of cement falling from ceiling."

By - 12/29/16 - 1:03 pm

Prevailing sentiment in progressive haunts is “2016, don’t let the door hit you on the way out.” Between a stressful election season, acts of terror, and the crisis in Syria, many of us will be glad to see the calendar page turn on Sunday night. Still, to every cloud there is a silver lining, and at least when it comes to tackling climate change in the US, Massachusetts was a bright spot amidst the clouds of 2016.

By - 12/28/16 - 10:55 pm

Brookline Police report arresting a 32-year-old Duxbury man they say robbed numerous area businesses after gaining entrance by pretending to be there to fix their heating systems. Read more.

By - 12/24/16 - 4:26 pm
Bailey's Candies on West Street in Boston

This ad, printed sometime between 1875 and 1900, is from the Library of Congress collection.

By - 12/23/16 - 7:00 pm
Smashed wall at City Hall skating track

John Gage and 617Images report officials shut the track after the freak accident shortly after 5 p.m.

By - 12/21/16 - 10:01 pm

Boston Police are urging businesses downtown and in the Back Bay to be wary of a guy who shows up claiming he's there to work on the heating or AC systems - he could be a thief. Read more.

By - 12/20/16 - 8:57 am

The move comes after yesterday's Berlin truck attack, WHDH reports.

By - 12/16/16 - 9:42 am
Fusco

A man who likes to carry a brick is scheduled for arraignment today on charges he beat a man at North Station - and tried to push him on the commuter-rail tracks - after finding out the victim was from Mexico, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Read more.

By - 12/16/16 - 9:28 am

The Boston Sun reports that Mayor Walsh concentrated on the ongoing problems related to addicts and homeless people along Melnea Cass Boulevard and Mass. Ave. and on Boston Common at a recent South End Forum meeting.

We’re laser focused on it. It’s the same for Boston Common. We’re laser focused on Boston Common. That and the area here are the two hot spots. We’re meeting weekly internally on every aspect of the problem…You’ll still see homeless people, but we’re hoping to reduce it…

By - 12/15/16 - 5:18 pm

An Orange Line train stopped breathing at North Station; the T says the train is gone and the commute is back to normal, but some riders disagree:

Been at state for 20 mins. 1 very over crowded train only!!