The peeved citizen who repeatedly complained about the McDonald's delivery truck blocking West Street early every Friday sent a shoutout this morning to the BPD officer in cruiser 1145 who forced the driver to turn onto Tremont Street to keep West clear. Granted, he let the driver pull onto the one-way Tremont the wrong way, but baby steps, people.
Donald Lipski jumps into the discussion about his pediment design for the Episcopal church on Tremont Street.
To cap off major renovations, the Cathedral Church of St. Paul is getting a new design for its long vacant pediment: A nautilus shell, which will be lit at night.
The design, by Philadelphia artist Donald Lipski, is scheduled for completion by Oct. 7 - the 100th anniversary of the church's dedication as a cathedral (it opened as a church in 1818). A panel at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design selected Lipski's design:
The Diocese hoped to identify an artist capable of expressing the mission of the church and its contemporary role as a welcoming institution for all without relying on traditional iconography. "Lipski's beautiful and visionary proposal is utterly consistent with St. Paul's longstanding ministry to invite people into the mystery of Christ and echoes Jesus' invitation to followers to 'come and see,' " said The Very Reverend John P. Streit, Jr., Dean.
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 in a dark hoodie.
There was another two-on-one knifepoint robbery in the lower busway at the Ruggles T stop Sunday night.
UPDATE: The Fire Department reports investigators have determined the cause to be - you are sitting down: Careless disposal of a cigarette.
A fire in a 25th-floor apartment at Tremont on the Common, 151 Tremont St., sparked a three-alarm response as firefighters raced upstairs to evacuate residents, some of whom took refuge on their balconies.
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.
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 of the Parish Cafe II at Tremont and Mass. Ave., who in turn would sell their current beer, wine and liqueurs license to the operator of a new restaurant, called Poe's Pub, across the street.
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.
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 Stumptown Coffee, which it modestly claims is the best coffee in the world.
Sup3rmark happened across the protest against Arizona's new "papers please" immigration law, which briefly shut down Tremont Street this afternoon.
The Hack reports:
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.