A student was robbed of cash and then sliced in the hand around 9:10 p.m. at Ruggles and Tremont streets, the latest violent incident within a quick walk of the Boston Police headquarters building.
Police are looking for a black man with a goatee in a dark hoodie, who wielded the knife and who may also be packing a gun, and a black woman, also... Read more
UPDATE: The Fire Department reports investigators have determined the cause to be - you are sitting down: Careless disposal of a cigarette.
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On Tremont Street by Dartmouth this afternoon.
Snowy hat tip to Susan Tran.
The Boston Licensing Board yesterday approved a request from Sal's Pizza on Tremont Street to stay open until midnight.
Residents of a neighboring condo building objected to the extension from the current 10 p.m. closing time, claiming the new hours would attract the wrong element to the downtown street. The longer hours had the support of other downtown residents and neighboring businesses and institutions.... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday whether to grant a series of liquor license transfers that would begin with a bar in the Alley off Boylston Street giving up its liquor license and end with a new "eclectic" pub opening at the intersection of Tremont Street and Mass. Ave.
Under the deal, the Lyons Group would sell its all-alcohol license for Suite to the owners... Read more
MBTA Transit Police say this is the guy who repeatedly stabbed somebody on a 23 bus at Ruggles and Tremont streets yesterday evening, then fled toward the Whittier Street project. He's described as 25 to 30, 5'7" and weighing between 185 and 220 lbs, with dreadlocks.
UPDATE: MBTA Transit Police... Read more
Channel 7 tweets a man was stabbed several times around 6:30 p.m. on a bus on Tremont Street at Ruggles Street - a photo the station posted shows the bus stopped in front of Boston Police headquarters. The victim is expected to survive.
An expired inspection sticker proved the undoing of four alleged gang members, including one braced for action, late Wednesday night, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
According to a statement from the DA's office, officers on patrol near the Lenox Street housing project had just gotten word a carful of toughs from the Washington Street gang were on their way over, when they spotted... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board this week granted a license to a pair of entrepreneurs who think Tremont Street is ripe for a high-end coffeehouse.
The Thinking Cup, 165 Tremont St., hopes to open by the end of the month, serving "high-end coffee" along with froyo, croissants and light sandwiches. The outlet says it will be the first in the Boston area to serve ... Read more
The Hack reports:
... The traffic must be backed up at least a couple of blocks, for the long, angry wails of car horns start from a distance, then echo and reverberate around the high-rise buildings. As the traffic moves forward the horns become louder and more distinct. One old lady in a beat up Buick must be late for her hairdresser because she... Read more
The Granary Burying Ground on Tremont Street reached flood stage today - there were a couple of mini-waterfalls from the wall at the front to the sidewalk.
SHIFTboston recently held an "ideas competition" for creating new public spaces in Boston. The winner: Turning an abandoned trolley tunnel on Tremont Street into a theater and arts space:
What if we shifted these contemporary urban ruins into a network of underground, interactive social environments--experiential theatres and immersive digital (art) galleriesâ€”while celebrating the past through a media-infused trolley museum inside North Americaâ€™s oldest subway... Read more
Simon Glik, who wound up arrested when he used his cell phone to video a drug bust on Tremont Street along the Common in 2007, yesterday filed suit in US District Court, alleging his First, Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment rights were violated by police.
Glik was also charged with "aiding escape" of a prisoner and disturbing the peace. All the charges against Glik were... Read more