Downtown

By - 7/1/17 - 9:51 am

Shortly after 9 a.m., Ellie reports.

By - 6/30/17 - 8:22 pm
Keytar Bear

Jason watched Keytar Bear, "the hero we need in trying times like these," at Park Street late this afternoon.

By - 6/30/17 - 1:03 pm

Boston Police report officers responding to a report of a guy acting "suspiciously" on Tremont Street in front of the alley leading to the Orpheum found themselves running a race with the man - which they won. Read more.

By - 6/29/17 - 11:24 am

Drew Starr spotted this thing in Christopher Columbus Park, wonders what it is.

By - 6/28/17 - 5:20 pm

Earlier this afternoon, the Lechmere train I was on pulled into Government Center. After the robo-voice announced the station, it stated the usual "The destination of this train is Lechmere" twice. After the second destination announcement, the robo voice then stated "This train will run express to Haymarket."

About half the people in the front car, including me, immediately broke out in laughter.

By - 6/28/17 - 1:54 pm
Glass at the Holocaust Memorial

Photo by Jake Wark.

James Isaac, 21, of Roxbury, was ordered held in lieu of $750 cash bail at his arraignment today on charges he smashed one of the panels at the Holocaust Memorial with a rock, but will be held in jail for at least two months because the Boston Municipal Court judge revoked his bail on an earlier assault-and-battery case out of Chelsea District Court, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 6/28/17 - 1:00 pm

Ray Flynn's son, Ed, has the backing of Southie's Nick Collins and Michael Flaherty for the District 2 (South Boston, South End, Chinatown, downtown) seat, but Mike Kelley has the support of Linda Dorcena Forry, Aaron Michlewitz, Joseph Boncore and Byron Rushing, the Herald reports.

By - 6/28/17 - 8:18 am

WCVB reports the man threw a rock at the panel around 2 a.m.

James E. Isaac, 21, of Roxbury, will be charged with malicious destruction of property and willful damage to a church, synagogue or memorial, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

By - 6/27/17 - 4:02 pm
Dark clouds north of Boston

Tamas K-L looked north shortly before 4 p.m. The National Weather Service radar shows a line of storms north of Boston.

Not long after, Stephanie M. checked in from Malden: Read more.

By - 6/24/17 - 9:49 am
Toilets? Ick

A disgusted citizen files a 311 complaint to assert that visitors don't need to be reminded of bodily functions on the Greenway:

These porta potties on the walkway of the greenway are a terrible example of poor judgement. whoever made the decision to allow:approve these in this location where people are eating/ drinking and enjoying the city needs to rethink how the city should be represented.

By - 6/23/17 - 11:08 am

Bisnow reports the new owners plan to renovate the five stories of space into high-end retail under the name DTX 399, starting this summer.

By - 6/21/17 - 4:24 pm

Thomas B. forwards this photo from outside the Old State House and wonders what this sign is trying to tell people.

By - 6/21/17 - 4:23 pm

The MBTA reports it's moved the carcass off the tracks, so the Red Line delays have dropped from "moderate" to "minor," at least.

By - 6/21/17 - 11:33 am

A woman wearing a head scarf on the Orange Line came under attack Monday night by a man who started screaming anti-Muslim slurs at her and hit her in the back with an umbrella before using his fists and feet to knock out a window, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 6/21/17 - 11:00 am

In most parts of the city, it would be totally unremarkable: At 11:45 p.m. on May 24, a worker at a restaurant opened a rear door, went outside and tossed a garbage bag into a trash hopper. Read more.

By - 6/21/17 - 9:25 am
Steven Bova

Transit Police report arresting Steven Bova, 64, on a charge of indecent assault and battery at the South Station bus terminal around 8:45 p.m. on Tuesday.

According to Transit Police: Read more.

By - 6/20/17 - 12:25 pm
Woman with violin

UPDATE: Both woman and violin found, Transit Police report.

Transit Police report that when the owner of a $40,000 violin accidentally left it behind at South Station on June 10, a woman picked up the case and walked out of the station. They've yet to find her or the violin, so have turned to the public for help to reunite the violin with its owner. Read more.

By - 6/19/17 - 11:24 pm

John Duffill reports the Orange Line was basically shut when the third rail short circuited at Haymarket before 10 p.m. The T was continuing to report "severe" delays as of 11:20 p.m.

By - 6/19/17 - 6:43 pm

The three New Hampshire teens charged with beating Keytar Bear - from Londonderry, Salem and Manchester - were ordered to stay away from Faneuil Hall and Keytar Bear at their arraignments today on charges of delinquency for assault and battery and disorderly conduct, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 6/19/17 - 11:47 am
Elvis and other wax figures inside new Boston wax museum near City Hall

Josh Gee gazed into the abyss this morning and the abyss gazed right back into him, in the form of wax figures of Elvis, Amy Winehouse and, um, Nicole Kidman, maybe, in the new wax museum going in where the gym used to be, across City Hall Plaza from City Hall.