North Station is so crowded with people trying to get on a commuter-rail train out of town that officials have shut the doors to the station. Meanwhile, people are continuing to pile up outside, so much so that Boston Police have shut Causeway Street to keep all those people safe.
Around 8:45 p.m. at 91 Causeway St.
On Feb. 11, 1932, news photographer Leslie Jones watched federal agents dismantle an illegal speakeasy, "the most elaborate joint ever built in Boston," at the corner of Causeway and Haverhill streets, across from the Garden and North Station.
About a year and half later, on Dec. 5, 1933, President Roosevelt issued a proclamation declaring the end of Prohibition. Read more.
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports the Boston Civic Design Commission has approved the $258-million first building in a proposed mixed-use development on what is now a parking lot in front of the Boston Garden's blank front wall.
The first building would include, among other things, a Star Market. Later parts of what would be a $1-billion project will include residential and office towers.
The Globe reports on Related Beal's proposal for a 14-story tower across Causeway from the ramps to the Zakim with " rents well below the going market rates."
A Chicago developer will try again to win city approval to replace an old garage at the If You Lived Here You'd Be Home Now complex with several hundred new residential units.
Equity Residential wants to replace a 650-unit garage and small one-story building next to it with a 46-story tower housing 482 apartments or condos - its application doesn't say which - and an 842-space underground garage. In 2011, the BRA basically rejected plans for two smaller towers with 500 units.
The new building, designed, of course, by Elkus Manfredi, would would add an extra acre of open space to the parcel.
"That can't be good," Claire says of the new sinkhole she photographed outside the Tip O'Neill Building around noon.
Around 3:10 p.m. outside the Garden. David Finnerty reports the victim was stabbed in the chest, and that police may have a suspect in custody.
The Boston Licensing Board yesterday ordered a one-day license suspension for Halftime Pizza, 115 Causeway St., for an incident before a Bruins/Canadiens playoff game in which a customer walked out with a partially filled cup of beer - just as a detective from the Boston Police licensing division was walking in.
The Boston Business Journal reports the owners of the Garden have asked the BRA for Liberty Mutual-style tax breaks because
damnit, they deserve it the fact they've failed to build anything on what is now a parking lot, a high water table on land near the Charles and Harbor and the presence of the Green and Orangle Lines means the land is blighted and needs big tax breaks.
The Boston Business Journal reports on the latest proposal over the past couple decades by the owners of the Garden for the parking lot where the Garden used to be - a mixed-use development with a 45-story tower and two shorter buildings.
Justin Porter got up early enough this morning to capture this sunrise.
The Globe reports the owners of the Boston Garden are finally looking to make good on plans - approved in the 1980s - to put something in front of the arena. Specifically, they're considering two 400-foot towers featuring, naturally, lots of luxury apartments, along with a Target and a Stop & Shop.
A concerned citizen reports:
federal bldg. causeway at lomasny. some sort of giant rat like creature walking around. looks like rat with a raccoon body the size of a med size cat!
Boston Police report the Dunkin' Donuts at
Jesse Haley takes photos of a hawk making quick work of a pigeon:
Walked by the Burger King across the street from the Boston Garden and a flurry of pigeon feathers fell from above. I looked up and this hawk was devouring a very unfortunate pigeon.
Grisly - but that's life, right?