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By - 4/11/14 - 11:51 am

Rachel Paiste asks:

Why are the escalators at Government Center constantly running when the station is closed? Seems like a waste of energy & $$

By - 4/11/14 - 8:52 am

The Globe reports on a group of about 20 people that went on a violent spree from the Common to Arch Street Wednesday evening. Four people were arrested; three victims were transported to Mass. General.

By - 4/9/14 - 6:10 pm
Keytar Bear and Simba

Steve Burns witnessed Keytar Bear meeting up with Simba the Lion at Park Street today.

Now if only Keytar Bear could pose with a turkey in front of a rainbow while a helicopter hovers overhead ...

By - 4/9/14 - 6:31 am
School bake sale at City Hall

BPS parents held a bake sale outside City Hall yesterday to make a point about the impact a $61-million shortfall in the school budget will have on their kids. Several city councilors bought baked goods in support.

By - 4/8/14 - 3:02 pm
Rebar at Filenes project

The Downtown Boston BID offers this photo of the rebah and stuff at the Filenes tower project, which is actually happening this time.

By - 4/7/14 - 10:46 am
Inside the Government Center station

The T forwards this photo of the spot on the Government Center Green Line platform where the Dunkin' Donuts used to be as workers continue to tear apart the station as part of a two-year overhaul.

Also, the T reports workers uncovered another 100-year-old tile Scollay Under sign on one of the Blue Line platforms:

The goal is to keep it in place, and

... Read more
By - 4/7/14 - 8:36 am
Turkey in Post Office Square

Jordan spotted a turkey waiting for the light in Post Office Square this morning.

By - 4/6/14 - 9:51 pm

UPDATE, Monday morning: The Crimson reports the student died.

The Crimson reports a Harvard sophomore is in critical condition at Mass. General tonight after he fell from a building early Sunday.

The Crimson said Harvard and Cambridge police declined to say where he fell, except that it was not at Harvard or in Cambridge.

Brian D'Amico and Boston EMS Incidents report... Read more

By - 4/6/14 - 11:34 am

For the second time in a week, Transit Police report arresting a Red Line rider for allegedly selling drugs on a train.

Police say plainclothes detectives watched as Kevin Hembrough, 37, of New Hampshire, sold somebody some Oxycodone pills on a train stopped at South Station around 1:20 p.m. on Friday.

On March 28, detectives arrested a Dorchester woman for allegedly exchanging Klonopin... Read more

By - 4/6/14 - 11:26 am

And as the Innovation District becomes too expensive, many of them were on the other side of Fort Point Channel, the Globe reports.

By - 4/5/14 - 10:37 pm

Meaghan O'Malley asks:

Who's got a good optometrist in the DTC/Financial district area? Mine moved to Newbury St. and I am a lazy sod.

By - 4/5/14 - 9:12 am

Today's the anniversary of the 1926 arrest of H.L. Mencken on the Common for selling a magazine considered obscene by the local group that banned things in Boston. The charges were dismissed the next day and Mencken won a lawsuit against the Watch and Ward Society. The group's influence continued through 1982, when the position of city censor was eliminated.... Read more

By - 4/3/14 - 3:09 pm
Keytar Bear in a Bruins jacket

Dave Rogers spotted Keytar Bear at Government Center today.

By - 4/3/14 - 9:50 am

Limeduck gives a thumbs up to the pulled pork sandwich and baked beans he got the other day at Lillian's Smokin Rack at City Hall.

By - 4/2/14 - 9:11 am

Daisy provides some alternatives to subs and burgers.

By - 4/1/14 - 7:39 am
Bake sale on City Hall Plaza to raise funds for schools

A group of parents will protest cuts at Boston public schools next week by holding an old-fashioned bake sale outside City Hall.

"Gosh darn it, let's give the Mayor, City and State a hand!" reads the flyer for the bake sale, 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday.

By - 3/31/14 - 1:08 pm

Transit Police report a man trying to piggyback into Downtown Crossing last night ordered the woman whose fare he was trying to share to "hurry up" so he wouldn't get pinched by the fare gate.

The experience apparently so rattled the man that he grew even more agitated as he got on an Orange Line train bound for glory at Forest Hills, which prompted... Read more

By - 3/31/14 - 8:54 am

State Police report four separate crashes involving 19 cars made the morning commute into the city messy. One person was injured enough to be taken away in an ambulance.

Updated with final tally from State Police.

By - 3/30/14 - 8:23 pm
Keytar Bear at Downtown Crossing

Nahani Otien reports Keytar Bear was killing it tonight at Downtown Crossing.

By - 3/28/14 - 5:18 pm
State Street station filling with smoke

At 5:10 p.m., Lauren Finkelstein reported from the outbound side of State Street:

Smoke filling the cars/station on the orange line at state st stop. Everyone being evacuated.

A minute later, the T sent out an alert about "minor" delays due to what it says is a disabled train at State.

Pesky brakes?... Read more

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