Downtown

By - 3/27/16 - 5:23 pm
Proposed South Station tower

Hines, which won approval in 2006 for a mixed-use development of four towers above the South Station train tracks, says work could finally begin on the project early next year.

In a new page on its Web site, first spotted by BLDUP.com, Hines says it's planning a 49-story, 970,000-square-foot office tower, a second office building about half that size, a 155-unit, 323-foot tall condo tower and a 200-room hotel, along with a garage with roughly 755 spaces. Read more.

By - 3/27/16 - 4:07 pm
Beantown sign on new Tremont Street coffeehouse in Boston

Marty St. George asks the question after spotting this "Beantown" address on an impending Tremont Street coffeehouse (he votes no).

By - 3/24/16 - 6:10 pm
Workers trying to fix door on a Red Line train in Boston

Adam Castiglioni watched T workers struggle with a door on a train at Park Street around 5:30 p.m., just in time to give commuters who suffered through the morning's delays another chance to ponder their fate in life.

By - 3/23/16 - 10:18 pm

617 Images captured the bridge showing the colors of the Belgian flag tonight.

By - 3/23/16 - 3:55 pm

North Station covered walkway in pieces

Looks like the covered walkway at North Station is already being dismantled.

By - 3/22/16 - 6:39 pm

An Orange Line train at Downtown Crossing got on the ferry across the River Styx, which the T says is now causing "moderate" delays.

Also, Lowell Line trains were experiencing even worse, thanks to a truck that took out a gate in West Medford.

By - 3/21/16 - 12:55 pm
Gov. Baker at new Government Center T stop

Gov. Baker welcomed the first riders into the new Government Center station today - people in wheelchairs, who can access the T at the station for the first time ever, at a formal opening ceremony.

Replacing the old bunker with an airier, handicap accessible station took two years and cost $88 million.

Concrete Plaza shows us people wanted to get a look:

By - 3/21/16 - 8:26 am
Snow in Boston

TCC reports:

In Boston, teaching preschoolers about Spring is confusing.

Kathleen O'Donnell woke up to spring with snow in the Public Garden: Read more.

By - 3/21/16 - 8:10 am

Boston Police report they are investigating two incidents early Sunday involving attacks on women who thought they were getting into cars hailed from ride-share companies that may have actually been driven by men looking for women to attack. Read more.

By - 3/20/16 - 6:39 pm
Waldo being escorted out of South Station

And then they escorted him out of South Station for being disorderly.

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?