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By - 4/11/15 - 11:02 am
Wanted man

Transit Police report they are looking for this yegg for a safe-cracking job in the basement of South Station on March 16.

After breaking into an office in the station basement and opening the safe - police did not say how - he took money and fled in a cab, which dropped him off on Decatur Street in Charlestown.

If he looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous tip to 873873.

By - 4/8/15 - 7:30 am

Ania Wronski asks:

Any ideas on where to take a group of ~10 people to brunch on a friday near the financial district/Chinatown?

By - 4/8/15 - 7:25 am

WBUR takes a look at the history of 26 Court St.:

The building, on a busy side street in the Financial District, sits on what city records say is "believed to be the oldest plot of land continuously owned by the City of Boston."

By - 4/7/15 - 7:36 pm

Updated with info from BPD.

Two of three men who smashed a man with their skateboards outside the Haymarket-station Dunkin' Donuts last night tried to use their boards to outrace pursuing police officers, but failed.

Police say that around 7:25 p.m., the skater boys attacked a 53-year-old man who accidentally bumped into one of them outside the Dunkin' Donuts at the station. They then took off towards the Garden, with police quickly on their tail, thanks to an alert MBTA bus driver who pointed them out.

The victim was taken to Mass. General; his injuries are not considered life threatening, police say.

By - 4/7/15 - 5:32 pm
MBTA Orange Line train not going anywhere

No room on the train. Photo by Shamus Moynihan.

Tonight's line of mourners for the Orange Line includes a very special guest, Channel 7's own Dan Hausle, who had a Vine time recording the wait at Downtown Crossing, where riders piled up because of a train that ascended to Valhalla at Chinatown.

Update, 5:58 p.m. Shamus Moynihan reports:

DTX for 25 mins. Train came through too full. Sign saying 4 mins the whole time.

By - 4/7/15 - 11:14 am

The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force released a photo of the guy it says robbed the Eastern Bank branch at 63 Franklin St. around 4:15 p.m. on March 26.

He's described as white, about 50, 5'8" to 5'10" and 160 to 180 bls, with some facial scruff and a fondness for bulky gray hoodies.

If he sounds familiar, contact the task force at 617-223-6185.

By - 4/7/15 - 9:32 am

The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy yesterday began work in its parks near the North End that will include replacing some of the current benches with "porch swings" that will let sitters sway with the breeze or a little foot power.

All the remaining current metal benches, which often get too hot to sit on in the summer, will also be replaced as part of the $400,000 project - which will also include new plantings in the Greenway segments on either side of Hanover Street :

By - 4/7/15 - 8:36 am

The Boston Public Market, which plans to open in July in the garage/building that houses the Haymarket T stop and RMV office today announced its first set of vendors, who will sell locally grown food, from vegetables to cheese and fish.

By - 4/6/15 - 1:56 pm

The Boston Public Improvement Commission will hold a hearing April 16 on the supermarket chain's request to allow outdoor seating outside its new store in the old Filene's building on Summer Street in Downtown Crossing.

The hearing begins at 10 a.m. in City Hall Room 801.

H/t FortPointer.

By - 4/6/15 - 9:15 am
Wanted for Green Line assault

Transit Police report they are looking for this guy for an incident around 3:40 p.m. last Thursday on a trolley between Haymarket and Park Street.

He's described as white, in his 20s, 5'9" or 5'10" with a medium build. In addition to his Bruins hat, he wore white Apple ear buds.

If he looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous tip to 873873.

By - 4/5/15 - 6:13 pm

Will Gordon, who writes about beer for Deadspin (and sports for boston.com) and Stoddard's, which sells beer downtown, along with various fans and friends and coworkers on both sides have spent much of the past day exchanging expletive-laden pleasantries over what a Stoddard's bartender may or may not have said about a particular type of craft beer in what may or may not have been a private discussion yesterday afternoon.

By - 4/2/15 - 9:50 am

Goody Glover's, the Irish bar in the North End that was shut to make way for a Peet's, says it's re-opening somewhere in Downtown Crossing.

Via Boston Restaurant Talk.

By - 3/31/15 - 9:52 am
Hubway station being rebuilt on Atlantic Avenue outside Boston's South Station

Claire Blechman watched workers reinstall the Hubway station outside South Station this morning.

By - 3/28/15 - 11:58 am
Proposed new Quaker Lane in downtown Boston

Architect's rendering of proposed new Quaker Lane.

Related Beal has filed plans for its Congress Square project downtown, which would combine and reuse existing downtown office buildings with new structures clustered around a Quaker Lane rebuilt as "an intimately scaled pedestrian way finished with catenary lighting, sculptural seating and landscaping."

In a filing with the BRA, the company detailed what it hopes to do with the buildings it now owns at 40 Water St., 15, 19 and 33-35 Congress St. and 54, 68 and 82 Devonshire St. - and the spaces in between them:

By - 3/25/15 - 3:20 pm
Shuttle bus on Red Line at Park Street

A lone shuttle bus at Park Street.

UPDATE: Transit Police report the man was taken out alive from under the train.

A man jumped in front of a train around 2:20 p.m. on the outbound side of the Red Line.

One witness on the platform said he heard a "boom" then screeching as the train driver hit the brakes.

The MBTA substituted bus service between JFK/UMass and Kendall as firefighters and paramedics worked to extract the man and get him to a hospital.

Firefighter with Jaws of Life going down to platform:

By - 3/24/15 - 3:33 pm

Adam Castiglioni reports the Melting Pot, which had been serving up fondue at the Park Plaza in 2008, has shut down for good.

Boston Restaurant Talk has more.

By - 3/24/15 - 7:24 am

How far we've fallen: Not only do a bunch of Bruins fans in a bar go into foodgasms over a McDonald's hamburger, they don't realize who's feeding it to them. Also, McDonald's is too cheap to get the rights to show the Bruins logo.

By - 3/23/15 - 8:53 am

Seems a trolley breathed its last around 8:30 a.m. near Park Street and gummed everything up. Caitlin Drown reports:

It's taken almost 20 mins going from Hynes to just past Arlington.

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