Tremont Street

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, is hard liquor, which is not included on its license - although flavored moonshine would be, under the theory it's a cordial.

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:

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 a.m. at Cure, 246 Tremont St. He rushed over as a bouncer and a patron were punching each other in the face. The officer separated the two and was in the process of arresting the patron when the bouncer kicked the man in the face with one of his black boots.

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.


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

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.

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.

By - 7/20/13 - 8:57 am

The Boston Business Journal reports on potential impending upgrades to Boston Common between Park Street and the visitor center, most notably narrowing the sidewalk from 48 to 20 feet, which will let the Friends of the Public Garden planting new grass and install new benches.

By - 5/18/13 - 9:37 pm

Guantanamo protest

Photographynatalia watched protesters demand the shutdown of the Guantanamo prison at Park Street.

By - 5/2/13 - 2:07 pm

TraynorA Roxbury man faces a variety of charges for an alleged attempt at robbing somebody in an ATM - somebody who happened to have a box cutter with which to defend himself.

According to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office, when police found Torin Traynor, 27, of Roxbury, on Calumet Street around 11 p.m. on March 21, he was bleeding from multiple cuts - and told them he'd just been robbed at a Citizens Bank ATM a couple blocks away on Tremont Street. EMTs were summoned to transport him to nearby Brigham and Women's Hospital.

But then, the DA's office says, police found another man, also in bad shape, at the nearby TGI Friday's, where he'd gone to seek help.

By - 4/21/13 - 7:41 pm

Boston Strong

Alli Knothe photographed the side of an auto-parts store on Tremont Street near the Roxbury Crossing T stop this afternoon.

By - 2/26/13 - 1:41 pm

A Theater District pizza place that stays open after the bars shut down on weekend nights faces possible penalties after fed-up police said they were tired of cleaning up the human, cardboard and cheesy messes left behind by its customers.

The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday what action, if any, to take against New York Pizza on Tremont Street for a Dec. 1 incident involving up to 200 people on the sidewalk that ended with a particularly obnoxious customer pepper-sprayed and under arrest - and the street covered in pizza boxes, paper plates and slices of pizza.

By - 2/10/13 - 5:55 pm

Tremont Street snow snake

Pilotblock managed to sidestep the snowsnake outside 631 Tremont St. this evening.

By - 12/15/12 - 2:48 pm

A harried citizen complains about the light at Tremont and Park:

The walk countdown went '17-16-15-0' and the traffic light turned green.

By - 12/15/12 - 12:31 pm

Mission Hill Liquors, 1623 Tremont St., was held up shortly after noon. Police are looking for a heavyset black man in his late 30s with a silver handgun, a little bit of a beard and short hair, wearing a red hoodie with a white symbol (possibly a Cincinnati Reds logo or a soccer ball), blue jeans and black sneakers.

By - 12/12/12 - 7:38 am

Woman with balloons on Tremont Street

Photographynatalia spotted a woman on the verge of takeoff on Tremont Street by the Common the other night.

By - 9/16/12 - 10:48 am

Updated 6:30 p.m. with additional info from Boston Police.

By - 9/1/12 - 11:27 am

Tremont Street in 1897.Tremont Street in 1897.

Today's the 115th anniversary of the opening of the oldest subway in North America - the tunnel between Boylston and Park Street. The scene above, from the Library of Congress, shows Tremont Street in the months leading up to the tunnel opening, when above-ground trolleys still ran down Tremont, even during construction of the tunnel.