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) galleries—while celebrating the past through a media-infused trolley museum inside North America’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
Boston Police report the two - and an accomplice - held up a pair of moviegoers in one of the Tremont Street theaters around 10:20 p.m. on Monday, shortly before the movie began:
One of the black males stated to the male victim, "Give me that chain that's around your neck". He also asked where the victim was from and stated, "Do they have... Read more
Hey, did you leave a toolbox in front of the Marine Corps recruiting station at 141 Tremont St. this morning? The bomb squad would like to have a word with you.
Mike Mennonno walked by the revival tent on the Tremont Street side of the Common yesterday morning:
... "Do you know about Jesus Christ?" he called out to me.
"Je-whoosy-whatsy?" I said, not breaking my stride.
"Jesus Christ," he repeated. "Your personal lord and savior?"
"My personal what?" I said, stopping and looking at him screwy. "Did I win an iphone? What is... Read more
Boston Police report arresting Harjeet Singh, 50, on charges he blew through a red light around 6:50 p.m. yesterday and knocked down a woman crossing the street at West Street.
The woman, being cared for by a U.S. Park Ranger when police arrived, was taken to Tufts Medical Center and is expected to survive, police say.
Police say that when Singh stumbled out of... Read more
Boston Police report a Dorchester teen never intended to buy the phone he'd agreed to from somebody he met through a Craigslist ad. Unfortunately for the kid, police say, when he grabbed the phone from the seller in front of the Loews cineplex on Tremont Street, where they'd agreed to meet, and then ran, the guy chased after him - and grabbed him at... Read more
The city has shut the Old Granary Burying Ground on Tremont Street as officials try to figure out what caused a deep sinkhole at the rear of the cemetery - and what to do about it. Those cones don't look like much, but they mark a wooden sheet covering a hole... Read more
The Web site for Vessel on Tremont Street in the South End exhorts:
This winter, consider Vessel your source for beautiful, practical items that speak volumes for your good design sense.
Dan Miller noticed something amiss as soon as he left Park Street station: There wasn't a pigeon in sight. Then he saw something out of the corner of his eye:
... It's a huge gray hawk, its wing span at least three feet. Maybe more.
The hawk settles on the street lamp, looking down at the Tremont Street traffic and the passersby, including me.... Read more
Skater dude tries to mock street preacher yelling to an audience of, apparently, nobody, on Tremont by the Common, but the preacher guy wasn't taking the bait and dude runs out of mocking moves after awhile, so it's probably a good thing a Boston park ranger pulled up and told him to knock it off because by then he was just sort of standing there... Read more