Tremont Street

By - 12/18/14 - 6:35 am

The Globe reports state officials are working on a plan to empty the Transportation Building in Park Square and build a new transportation complex as part of the Tremont Crossing mixed-use development across the street from Boston Police headquarters on Tremont Street. The move would jump start that project and free up the Park Square building for redevelopment.

The BRA has a vaguely worded item related to the proposal on its agenda for this afternoon's board meeting, which starts at 5:30 p.m. in its ninth-floor hearing room in City Hall.

By - 12/4/14 - 2:58 pm

The city plans to light the Nova Scotia Christmas tree on the Common at 7 tonight - the same time people protesting a New York grand jury's decision not to issue an indictment in the Eric Garner case plan to rally on the Common.

Boston Police plan to block traffic on Tremont Street between Boylston and Court streets around 6:45 p.m.

By - 11/10/14 - 9:17 am

Updated with info from the arraignment.

A Brookline cab driver had bail set at $1,000 today on charges he wielded both his fists and his cab as weapons against a bicyclist who had just run into a pedestrian at Tremont and Avery streets Friday night, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

According to the DA's office, the incident with driver Sam Chandler, 45, began when a bicyclist ran a red light and plowed into a pedestrian as she was crossing the street.

By - 11/6/14 - 5:38 pm

Two Dorchester men who allegedly used a shotgun and a handgun to hold up the McDonald's at 146 Tremont St. early this morning were ordered held on $100,000 bail each at their arraignment on charges of armed robbery while masked, kidnapping, and assault and battery in Boston Municipal Court, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Boston Police report Andre Nesbeth and Mason McKoy, both 26, may face additional charges:

By - 11/6/14 - 12:16 pm

And then promptly proceed to get themselves arrested. WCVB reports on the holdup shortly after midnight.

By - 10/31/14 - 6:36 am

The Dalai Lama was in town yesterday, and while he got some of the traditional warm welcomes, Jess McDougall shows us the protesters who marched down Tremont Street and then set up camp outside the Wang Theater, where he gave a talk.

By - 10/30/14 - 8:31 am
Creepy dummy with parking ticket in the South End

Annabelle Blake spotted this fine specimen this morning on Tremont Street between W. Concord and Worcester:

Lovely Ritah Meetah Maid... Buuuuuuuurp.

By - 10/21/14 - 11:49 am

Boston Police report arresting a man they say robbed a woman at Tremont and Winter streets around 6:40 p.m. - just two hours after an armed robbery a couple blocks away.

Police say officers on a drug investigation heard a woman screaming she'd just been robbed.

By - 10/7/14 - 12:29 pm

The security director at Royale, 279 Tremont St., acknowledged today that even after he learned a woman said she had been groped by somebody on the dance floor, he never called police.

The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday whether to punish the club for that - and for the alleged Aug. 10 attack by an 18-year-old Boston high-school student. The student, meanwhile, faces potential criminal charges for the incident.

By - 10/4/14 - 8:32 am

Updated with additional information from police.

Five people were held up at gunpoint on Parker Hill Avenue early this morning, one night after two people were held up at ATMs on Tremont Street.

Boston Police report five people were robbed in two separate incidents in McLaughlin Playground on Parker Hill Avenue around 2:30 a.m. - two other people managed to flee the muggers:

By - 9/28/14 - 1:27 pm

Around 1:15 p.m. Two suspects, both black males, one 6' and dressed all in black, fled. So did the victim - whom Transit Police found about 15 minutes later waiting for a Forest Hills Orange Line train at Downtown Crossing.

By - 9/25/14 - 1:43 pm
Hazmat response on Tremont Street in downtown Boston

Tremont Street response. Photo by Josh Zisson. See it larger.

Fire officials ordered the evacuation of 131 Tremont St. at lunchtime after people in the Gentle Dental office on the ground floor began complaining of eye irritation.

A department spokesman says:

By - 9/12/14 - 12:35 pm
Tremont Street plaque where you can see Old North Church

This plaque is embedded in the sidewalk on the Tremont Street side of the Parker House. It's easy to miss - who looks down while walking down that particularly busy sidewalk? - but once you see it, you just know you have to stop and take a look.

And for years, your view was, in fact, of Old North Church, just to the left of City Hall. But now, well, look at what Aaron Helfand saw this morning when he stood on the plaque and looked out:

By - 9/10/14 - 3:01 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let Gallows owner Rebecca Roth Gullo take over the Hamersley's Bistro site at 553 Tremont St. after Gordon Hamersley retires next month.

Gullo needs board permission to purchase Hamersley's liquor license.

At a hearing today, Seth Yaffe, who would manage the as yet unnamed restaurants, said the menu would highlight "small, community plates" of international fare - in other words, tapas.

The board decides on the request tomorrow.

By - 8/21/14 - 12:42 pm
Tremont Crossing design

Tremont Crossing: This time for real?

P-3 Partners, which has the city nod to build a large mixed-use development on what has become an urban wild across from Boston Police headquarters on Tremont Street, has until Sept. 18 to "articulate a clear funding plan and demonstrate concrete interest on the part of prospective retail, office, and commercial tenants," the BRA says.

After years of ground going unbroken, the BRA in June had given P-3 until last Thursday to come up with this plan for its proposed Tremont Crossing; on Thursday, the BRA voted to give the development group one more month.

By - 8/11/14 - 9:28 am
Abandoned fallout shelter next to abandoned Tremont Street trolley tunnel

The fallout shelter's on the right.

Patrick Kineavy and Alex Lovejoy of the MBTA recently explored a long-abandoned fallout shelter next to an abandoned trolley tunnel under Tremont Street (the one you see on the right on the inbound platform at Boylston).

Imagine having to subsist on whatever's in this barrel:

Old food supplies
Old fallout shelter
By - 7/19/14 - 9:11 am

Stanley Staco reports that around 2:45 a.m., people inside an SUV fired at least 16 shots at a man standing at Tremont and Aguadilla streets.

Boston Police report the man, in his early 20s, was taken to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

The scene is near where another man was shot in April, by somebody who may have fled in an SUV.

By - 6/17/14 - 10:08 am

Two cars collided at the corners of Tremont and West Canton streets today at around 9:30 a.m.

One of the drivers had no visible injuries but was taken away by ambulance. I didn't see what happened to the other driver.

By - 6/5/14 - 1:24 pm

UBurger, 140 Tremont St., goes before the Boston Licensing Board next week for permission to start serving beer and wine.

If the board approves, the burger joint would buy a beer and wine license from a Fuddruckers at the airport.

The board's hearings begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in its eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall.

By - 5/22/14 - 6:02 pm

At-large Councilor Michelle Wu, who lives in the South End, tweeted this morning:

Completely my fault for forgetting street cleaning today on Tremont, but towing from South End to Hyde Park seems excessive!!