Downtown

By - 5/3/16 - 11:55 am
Taking down trans flag in Boston

One day after Mayor Walsh vowed to fly a flag in support of transgender rights until the state legislature passes a bill enabling them, workers took it down and replaced it with a Polish flag, in honor of the 225th anniversary of Poland's first constitution. They moved the flag to a pole on the Cambridge Street side of City Hall.

By - 5/3/16 - 6:53 am
Flag in support of transgender rights at Boston City Hall

John Keith shows us the new flag flying in front of City Hall - in support of rights for transgender residents. Mayor Walsh and other city officials raised the flag yesterday.

By - 4/30/16 - 10:44 am

The T reports escalators and elevators at Haymarket, North Station, Government Center, Lechmere and Science Park aren't working because they've lost power. That also means the fare gates at some stations are open and the lights are off. The T is running a shuttle bus between Park Street and Lechmere for Green Line riders who can't take the stairs.

By - 4/26/16 - 5:33 pm

A stone-cold trolley at Park Street means "moderate" delays on the Green Line, the T says.

By - 4/25/16 - 11:17 am
Animal heads on the Rose Kennedy Greenway

Adam Castiglioni watched the installation of a snarling dog head and other animal heads on the Rose Kennedy Greenway this morning; part of a work by Ai Weiwei that represents the 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac (H/t Allstonian for that info).

By - 4/23/16 - 10:14 pm

Emerson students were asked about their school's new logo, unveiled this week.

By - 4/22/16 - 11:45 pm
Pax Pokemon players in Boston

Vanessa Kuo could tell Pax East is in town by all the costumed people roaming downtown tonight.

By - 4/22/16 - 7:10 pm

The Boston Business Journal lists the six companies that bid to tear down the old WInthrop Square garage and replace it with some sort of tower.

Look at the bids yourself.

By - 4/21/16 - 9:11 pm
Zakim Bridge lit up in purple to honor Prince

617 Images shows us the Zakim lit up like it's 1999.

By - 4/21/16 - 9:06 pm
Sunset over Boston

Our own Cybah looked out the window of his downtown office at sunset this evening.

By - 4/21/16 - 2:29 pm
Mayor White and Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth, who turns 90 today, visited Boston during our revolutionary bicentennial in 1976 and visited with Mayor White at City Hall. as shown in these photos from the Boston City Archives. Read more.

By - 4/21/16 - 12:04 pm
Winmill Fabrics going out of business

Craig Caplan spotted the sign in the window of Winmil Fabrics on Chauncy Street this morning.

The store's last day is June 15.

H/T Neighbor2 for the headline.

By - 4/21/16 - 11:12 am

The Boston Public Market, whose vendors sell products grown or made in Massachusetts, will be open every day of the week starting July 18. Read more.

By - 4/21/16 - 9:09 am

The Boston Business Journal reports Patriot Care is aiming for a June 10 opening for its dispensary at 21 Milk St. The Zoning Board of Appeals approved the dispensary this past August.

By - 4/20/16 - 3:58 pm
Remains of the greenhouse at Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Adam Castiglioni watched the demolition of the old Faneuil Hall Marketplace greenhouse, no doubt to be replaced with something that better befits our world-class tourist destination.

By - 4/17/16 - 6:48 pm

The T and Keolis are not very happy with Amtrak today. In an "important" statement on the signal woes that knocked out or slowed service into and out of South Station (including Amtrak's), the local rail operators write: Read more.

By - 4/17/16 - 5:29 pm

Titanium Cranium came upon this Downtown Crossing scene around 5 p.m. She reports that the driver was finally able to extricate himself and his truck, with a 30-degree turn.

By - 4/17/16 - 9:09 am

UPDATE: Amtrak got the signals working again around 2 p.m.

Around 8:45 a.m., the T announced: "Due to a signal problem, South Side trains cannot arrive to/depart from South Station." Again.

The T blamed Amtrak for the problems. Again.

By - 4/16/16 - 7:47 pm

Catboston started up at the big fruit at Faneuil Hall Marketplace today.

By - 4/15/16 - 12:05 pm

Frank Oglesby Jr. (you know, the "The next Red Line train to Ashmont is now approaching" guy) narrates this brief tour of the T's Operations Control Center on High Street.