Tremont Street

By - 7/30/10 - 10:33 am

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

By - 5/1/10 - 2:24 pm

Arizona protest

Sup3rmark happened across the protest against Arizona's new "papers please" immigration law, which briefly shut down Tremont Street this afternoon.... Read more

By - 4/11/10 - 9:11 am

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

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By - 3/30/10 - 6:39 pm

Wet cemetery

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.

By - 2/10/10 - 7:40 pm

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

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By - 2/2/10 - 10:57 am

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

By - 11/11/09 - 12:18 pm

The Globe reports on an accident at Tremont and Winter streets this morning. Boston Police report the victim suffered a head injury in the crash.

By - 10/13/09 - 7:57 am

Boston Police tweet a burst water main at 1050 Tremont St. has shut the road and is, of course, screwing up traffic on nearby streets.

Carl Stevens at WBZ reports:

The MBTA reports that because of the street closure, the 43 bus is making running on Columbus rather than Tremont.

By - 9/2/09 - 2:15 pm

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
By - 7/25/09 - 9:32 am

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.

By - 6/20/09 - 6:19 pm

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

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By - 3/13/09 - 3:27 pm

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

By - 3/6/09 - 4:40 pm

Boston Police report that when a woman left the key in the ignition as she got her two young kids out of her car and into a stroller on Tremont Street in the South End yesterday, two punks slipped into the car and drove off (just as she got the second kid in the stroller:... Read more

By - 2/11/09 - 2:06 pm

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

By - 2/10/09 - 1:40 pm
Don't fall down the rabbit hole

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

By - 1/30/09 - 11:09 pm

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.

These photos by the Missus of the ice-covered sidewalk in front of the store may not be beautiful, but they speak volumes for the store's lack of concern for pedestrians.... Read more

By - 11/24/08 - 9:10 am

Channel 4 reports fires erupted from manholes this morning when an NStar cable failed a bit catastrophically.

Boston Police report emergency crews first responded to an exploding-manhole report at 5:38 a.m. at Stuart and Tremont streets.

By - 11/14/08 - 9:05 am

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.

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By - 10/19/08 - 10:59 am

Take a ride from downtown to Copley Square on a 1903 trolley, courtesy Thomas Edison's film company:

Via Somerville STEP by way of Sam Baltrusis.

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