Downtown

By - 3/19/16 - 1:09 pm
Proposed Venus tower on the Boston waterfront

Vasily Klyukin is a Russian financier who now likes to dabble in speculative architecture - designing unusual skyscrapers for world-class cities, which apparently include Boston, based on his proposal for a building called Venus right on the waterfront.

Via CityLab by way of archBoston.

By - 3/16/16 - 2:01 pm

On March 22, 2016 the New England Diversity Council will be hosting their Women in Leadership Symposium at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in Boston, Massachusetts. This symposium will bring together a diverse mix of successful women leaders who, through the discussion of topics relevant to today’s issues, will educate, inspire and encourage women to reflect on their own goals and status as they strive to advance within their organizations.

By - 3/16/16 - 9:59 am

Kevin McCrea explains the hand off from the city to the BRA of the condemned garage, the site for which could be used to build a skyscraper.

By - 3/15/16 - 7:43 pm
Marr

State Police tonight recovered the body of Zachary Marr, a 22-year-old Harvard man who was seen leaving the Bell in Hand early on Feb. 13 and then spotted by a surveillance camera falling through a gap in the train bridge to and from North Station.

The Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports: Read more.

By - 3/15/16 - 4:49 pm
Paramount Theater marquee on Washington Street in downtown Boston

Looks like the marquee at Emerson's Parmount Theater has finally realized Felt will never answer it back and so has turned its attention to the coffee sippers across Washington Street at Caffe Nero.

By - 3/15/16 - 8:28 am

An immobile trolley at Park Street is causing "moderate" delays westbound, the T reports.

By - 3/14/16 - 11:03 am

Somebody angry over something called the threat into the courthouse on New Chardon Street. Court officials and police began evacuating the building around 11 a.m.

By - 3/11/16 - 10:14 am

Gwen Betts asks:

Best coffee shop/cafe in downtown Boston to work remotely with decent wi-fi?

By - 3/9/16 - 5:27 pm

According to BDC.

http://www.boston.com/news/2016/03/09/mbta-moves-government-center-openi...

Now, what's the over/under that they will open the station early, but then close it on select weekends/evenings to actually finish all the work - like they did with Assembly Station on the Orange Line?

By - 3/9/16 - 4:41 pm
WIlson Anthony

A dance instructor was ordered held without bail today at his arraignment on charges he raped a boy under 14 several times at lessons at the instructor's downtown home, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 3/8/16 - 5:42 pm
Chess grandmaster in simultaneous games at South Station

Gabriel Daniels watched chess grandmaster Larry Christiansen take on several comers at once at South Station this afternoon.

By - 3/6/16 - 12:11 am
Boston Massacre reenactment

Matt Conti took in the Boston Massacre reenactment at the Old State House.

Copyright Matt Conti. Tagged as universalhub on Flickr.

By - 3/5/16 - 9:05 am

Elvis Jocol Lara reports on an incident at last night's game between the Celtics and the Knicks, who have a player from Spain: Read more.

By - 3/4/16 - 4:28 pm

The Globe reports the Suffolk board of trustees has hired Raskey Baerlein, which firms often hire to handle PR crises, to replace Regan Communications, which firms often hire to handle PR crises, such as the one involving Regan and the ouster of the school's latest president.

By - 3/3/16 - 2:42 pm

Mayor Walsh's office announced today it's chosen Delaware North's Boston Garden Development Corp. - currently building a new mixed-use tower at North Station - to transform City Hall Plaza into more than just a vast field of bricks with occasional concerts and food festivals. Read more.

By - 3/3/16 - 1:12 pm

Emerson College today announced plans to turn the building between the old Alley and the theater on Boylston Street into a new student dining center - to go along with the 18-story dorm the college is building there.

That's good news for fans of the old Colonial, which the college had initially looked at as space for a new student center/feeding facility. Read more.

By - 3/3/16 - 12:01 pm
2009 collapsed crane in downtown Boston.

The crane after it tipped over. Photo by ChinatownKicks.

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld a nearly $10-million verdict for the death of James Williamson when the boom-lift crane from which he was inspecting a the roof of a Suffolk University building downtown tipped over, hurtling him into the wall of a neighboring building. Read more.

By - 3/2/16 - 10:37 pm
Crowded Blue Line station at State Street

Jordan Frias found himself in a rush-hour-like crowd at State Street around 10 p.m., 15 minutes or so after a train switched to the Pearly Gates track at Maverick.

By - 3/2/16 - 3:16 pm
Missing stuffed bunny rabbit

Vodkanaut reports somebody dropped this bun today outside Tossed Boston in Post Office Square.

Earlier:
A girl and her bun reunited for the holidays.

By - 3/1/16 - 4:39 pm
Two suspects in downtown stickups in Boston

Guy on left wanted; guy on right arrested.

Boston Police report arresting Jose Manuel Lopez on charges he was sticking up pedestrians at knifepoint in recent weeks downtown. Read more.