Tremont Street

By - 5/6/14 - 7:33 am
Mounted Boston police officer in the 1920s

Mounted cop races down Tremont in the 1920s. Photo by Leslie Jones. See it larger.

At-large City Councilor Steve Murphy wants to bring back the Boston Police mounted unit, disbanded in 2009.

In a request for a formal hearing on the issue, Murphy writes:

The Mounted Police Unit provided a sense of security and comfort to residents and visitors.

The council considers Murphy's hearing request at its regular Wednesday meeting, which begins at noon in its fifth-floor chambers in... Read more

By - 4/23/14 - 11:09 am
R.H. Stearns in downtown Boston

Filene's, Jordan Marsh, Gilchrist's, even Woolworth, all names from downtown's past now. But don't forget R.H. Stearn's, at Tremont and Temple Place, which once rivaled Filene's and Jordan Marsh as a regional retailing company.

Its flagship ten-story building, finished in 1909, still stands at Tremont Street and Temple Place. Even the original metal awnings are still there - although somebody, for some reason, removed the... Read more

By - 4/22/14 - 9:08 am

Stanley Staco reports a man was shot in the chest around 3 a.m. at Tremont and Camden streets - just a few hours after another shooting a few blocks away.

The man was dropped off at Boston Medical Center by an unknown party. The homicide unit was summoned.

In the middle of it all, he adds, two young kids - one just... Read more

By - 4/15/14 - 6:56 pm

A group of seven descended on a man and woman walking in Downtown Crossing Friday night and stopped beating the man only when they heard police sirens approaching, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

The attack came just two days after a group of 20 went on a robbery and beating spree downtown.

Three men - Ayanle Mohamed, 24, of Charlestown, Liban... Read more

By - 4/11/14 - 12:05 am

The Bay State Banner reports the membership discount store has agreed to move into the mixed-use development that looks like it might finally get built on the parcel across from the police headquarters on Tremont Street that has been vacant for so long it has trees growing on it.

By - 3/17/14 - 4:08 pm

Happened around 3:45 p.m. at Tremont and Prentiss streets, near Boston Police headquarters in Roxbury. The mother and child were taken away in critical condition.

By - 3/13/14 - 2:22 pm

Boston Police report arresting two of the four people they say punched and kicked a man to the ground on Tremont St. around 9:50 p.m. yesterday.

According to police, the victim was walking on Tremont when a woman, walking with three men, asked him for money.

When he refused, the suspect wearing the black and red coat yelled at him then punched the

... Read more
By - 3/9/14 - 5:46 pm

Boston Police report arresting two men from out of town on charges they kept throwing drinks on a man trying to get his dance on inside Royale, 279 Tremont St., and then, when they were done, beat him up.

Police said the victim looked up after having "several drinks thrown at him" around 1:20 a.m.:

When the victim looked to the upper level of

... Read more
By - 2/19/14 - 4:47 pm
Downtown parade

Mike Ball watched a noontime procession down Tremont of marching Marines, colonial re-enactors and plenty of men in kilts with bagpipes, commemorating Iwo Jima Day.

By - 2/4/14 - 1:10 pm
Giant tooth on Tremont Street

All I was able to extract from him was that he was advertising a new dental office on Tremont Street downtown.

By - 2/3/14 - 1:08 pm

Father Tim Schenk at St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in Hingham could contain his feelings no more: He just cannot abide the nautilus that now tops the Cathedral Church of St. Paul on Tremont Street:

The nautilus is supposed to be a metaphor for spiritual growth, based on an Oliver Wendell Holmes’ poem titled The Chambered Nautilus. I actually don’t mind

... Read more
By - 1/14/14 - 7:51 pm

Family and friends are mourning the death of Rick "Slick" Knight, a barber, father and uncle who was gunned down shortly before 6 p.m. in the barber shop at the rear of Good Eats at 996 Tremont St.

He is Boston's third murder victim this month.

The shop is a couple blocks away from where Joseph Morante was shot to death last year.... Read more

By - 1/3/14 - 5:57 pm
Loews evacuated in Boston

Loews wasn't catching fire, it was leaking water. Photo by Laura Kinson.

Cold-weary Bostonians seeking a little diversion at the Loews found themselves back out on a frigid Tremont Street late this afternoon when a pipe burst and the megaplex was evacuated.

Earlier, the Prudential Center mall developed an impromptu waterfall when a pipe burst. Chico's was ruined, Julie Loncich reports.

By - 12/17/13 - 3:09 pm

Of course, this being a more genteel age, axe-wielding revenooers didn't bust up a still out back of Estelle's on Tremont Street. Instead, a detective from the BPD Licensed Premises Division issued a paper citation for the bottle of Midnight Moon Moonshine sitting behind the bar.

The restaurant, which serves Southern food, is licensed to offer beers, wines and liqueurs. Moonshine, now a legitimate product,... Read more

By - 12/13/13 - 7:00 pm
Tobogganing in Franklin Park

The BPL has posted lots of photos of Boston in the snow in the old days, such as this postcard showing tobogganing at Franklin Park sometime in the early years of the 20th century.

Back in 1941, the city still used one-horsepower plows on the Common, as Leslie Jones showed:

One horsepower

In 1939, parents in... Read more

By - 12/3/13 - 11:35 am

A bouncer at the Theater District club who had just exchanged punches with an irate customer kicked the man in the face while he was lying on the ground in the process of being arrested, police and the club's general manager told the Boston Licensing Board today.

According to police, an officer on a Theater District patrol around 1 a.m. noticed a fight around 1:50... Read more

By - 11/5/13 - 8:28 am
Sky boots

Whatever happened to sneakers? A concerned citizen makes the mistake of looking up on Tremont Street on Mission Hill:

Boots on wire between light poles.

By - 10/3/13 - 4:12 pm

Emergency crews from a panoply of local fire and police departments are at 150 Tremont St., where at least one person was exposed to an unknown substance around 3:15 p.m.

Photo

The scene is just around the Common from where sidewalk supports caught on fire yesterday.... Read more

By - 9/18/13 - 5:26 pm

Police are looking for an older white guy in a blue Sox cap and American Eagle sweatpants with a white draw string who demanded money at the Citizens Bank branch, 1628 Tremont St. this afternoon. After he got a bag of cash, he rummaged around, took out the dye pack inside and threw it at workers before making his escape.... Read more

By - 9/13/13 - 11:08 pm

Emergency workers are at 1538 Tremont St., where a rear third-floor porch collapsed onto the second-floor porch before 11 p.m. As many as 14 people may have been injured, several with possible neck and back injures, although none considered life threatening. Two people had to be extricated from the remains of the porch.

Tremont is shut between Brigham Circle and Columbus Avenue.

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