Firefighters and police are at 564 Massachusetts Ave., where a cracked water main has put four feet of water into the basement and sent water bubbling up through the sidewalk outside.
It's not usually a good sign when smoke starts pouring out of a trolley, as Emily shows us around 4:40 p.m.
She reports the train was evacuated. Brookline FD showed up and took care of whatever was causing the smoke and the T made preparations to have the train towed away (and shot?) so that service could resume.
Not long after, passengers had to get off an inbound Orange Line train at Mass. Ave. due to brake issues.
Columbus Avenue and Mass. Ave. today. Photo by Andrew Bauer.
Derek Lessing spotted these guys up on a roof on West Newton Street in the South End, using a chainsaw to break up gutter ice. You can tell they're trained professionals by their safety harnesses.
The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded at 5:05 p.m. to the nine-story Dowling Building, 771 Albany St. for a basement fire.
The building houses outpatient programs; no patients at the hospital were affected by the fire, the department says, adding staffers still at work were evacuated.
The fire was quickly extinguished, but fire commanders ordered a second alarm to bring in extra firefighters to help vent smoke from the building. The cause remains under investigation.
The Boston Fire Department reports embers from a fireplace ignited wooden beams at 25 Worcester Square this morning, sparking a fire that caused an estimated $500,000 in damage.
Firefighters responded around 8:52 a.m. and found fire on both the fifth and fourth floors. The cause was traced to a fifth-floor fireplace:
There was no fire in the fireplace at the time of the fire. Smoldering embers over time under the hearth of the fireplace.
One firefighter was taken to a local hospital with a cut finger. No residents were injured.
The rendering above shows the AC Hotel by Marriott planned for the former Boston Herald site now occupied by the Ink Block development of residential units and a Whole Foods. According to a press release from the developers, National Development:
Jed Hresko marveled at the time somebody put into clearing out a parking space for this bicycle on Columbus Avenue in the South End last night.
Police and paramedics rushed to West Newton Street around 8:45 p.m. when somebody called 911 to report he'd been shot.
Brian D'Amico reports, however, that when the first responders got there, they discovered only a guy with a nosebleed - who figured he'd get a faster response if he told 911 he'd been shot.
Senator Eileen Donoghue .. claimed the high costs associated with..becoming a host city would be outweighed by the economic gains from increased tourism and business.
Some Bostonians are fighting to keep the 2024 Summer Olympics out of their city due.
Matthew shows us the row of snowmen somebody made on the Southwest Corridor path in the South End today.
Todd Buffum shows us winter's wrath in Concord Square in the South End.
The pedestrian is hurt, the dog is dead. Karen Twomey at WBZ reports the bus was turning onto Dartmouth from Columbus. Because of the severity of the man's injuries, the homicide unit was called in - routine procedure for both murders and potentially fatal accidents.
Police have shut the intersection.
Around 3:30 a.m. in the 600 block between Washington and Shawmut, Stanley Staco reports.
Bread & Puppet Theater in the Cyclorama. Includes â€śCaptain Boycottâ€ť [recommended for ages 12 & up], along with â€śThe Nothing Is Not Ready Circusâ€ť [recommended for everyone] and a visual art installation created by the theater's artistic director Peter Schumann. Performances and exhibit run January 24 through February 1, 2015.