Downtown Crossing

By - 2/17/15 - 10:41 am

Around 10:30 a.m., a man with a cane walked into the Citizens Bank branch at 6 Ave. de Lafayette, gave a teller a note demanding money and got some. Police suspect the cane was a prop because he ran out of the bank. He's white, about 5'10" and wearing a blue jacket that says "US Polo Association" on the back.

By - 2/16/15 - 9:58 am
Deserted Washington Street in downtown Boston

Steve went for a walk down a deserted Washington Street in Downtown Crossing last night.

Copyright Steve. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 2/13/15 - 5:26 pm
Keytar Bear at Downtown Crossing

Chris in Boston spotted Keytar Bear on the Orange Line platform at Downtown Crossing this afternoon.

By - 2/4/15 - 12:29 pm

A Dunkin' Donuts franchisee goes before the Boston Licensing Board next week for permission to crank up the coffee machines at 330 Washington St. (at the corner with Milk) - right up the street from the Dunkin' Donuts inside the Corner food court, a couple blocks from the Dunkin' Donuts on Tremont Street, a couple blocks from the Dunkin' Donuts at Washington and Pi Alley,... Read more

By - 2/1/15 - 2:32 pm
Firefighters at Downtown Crossing

Firefighters on their way down. Photo by Jonathan Ng.

Down on the Red Line tracks at Downtown Crossing around 2:15 p.m., quickly put out and probably due to the fact that we're all slobs who throw things on the tracks all the time, or something.

By - 1/30/15 - 6:56 pm
Firefighters in Downtown Crossing

Firefighters at Downtown Crossing. Photo by Molly Hester.

Firefighters evacuated the Downtown Crossing T stop around 5:00 p.m. due to smoke on the Orange Line's Forest Hills platform, from the Orange Line train that simply sat there, emulating a doorknob.

As with yesterday's Quincy Center incident, the T blamed a puff of smoke, this time from a failed train motor.

Beyond the Horizon reports it took two hours to get... Read more

By - 1/28/15 - 9:46 am
Snow frog in downtown Boston

Gwen Betts admired the snow frog somebody built in Downtown Crossing.

By - 1/27/15 - 11:12 am
Open Dunkin Donuts in a blizzard

TrueNE_79 spotted this open Dunkin' Donuts in Downtown Crossing this morning.

By - 1/26/15 - 7:27 pm
Liquor line at Downtown Crossing Walgreens

Jed Hresko shows us the line for liquor at the Downtown Crossing Walgreens late this afternoon.

By - 1/19/15 - 7:03 pm

Sweet Bakery, 11 School St., shortly before 7 p.m., by a white man in his 50s wearing a black ski mask and a gray winter jacket. He was 5'8" to 5'10" and had some stubble on his face. He ran out, turned left on Washington.

By - 1/12/15 - 9:59 am

With several thousand people now living in Downtown Crossing and nearby blocks, the Midtown Cultural District Residents Association has sprung up.

By - 1/11/15 - 1:01 pm
Frog Pond frogs

David Phillips, who sculpted six frog statues at Frog Pond, says Macy's violated his copyright when it used a replica of one of them in a Christmas display at its Downtown Crossing store.

In a ribbeting lawsuit filed last week in US District Court in Boston, Phillips, whose studio is in Medford, charges:

Macy’s or its agents, servants or employees copied Phillips’ Fishing Frog

... Read more
By - 11/17/14 - 9:55 am

Witts and Snyder.

Two homeless people will be arraigned today on charges they brutally attacked a T worker - even ripping hair out of his scalp - when he tried to usher them out of the Downtown Crossing station early Sunday.

When Transit Police arrived around 3:30 a.m., the inspector was "bleeding profusely" from the nose and had numerous bruises on his face, according to a police report.... Read more

By - 11/7/14 - 3:44 pm

The Globe reports state public-health officials today approved a proposed dispensary at 21 Milk St., which would be the city's first under the 2012 law allowing them.... Read more

By - 11/7/14 - 2:27 pm
Downtown Crossing jerk

Surveillance photo via Transit Police.

UPDATE: Suspect turned self in.

Transit Police say that as a woman lay dying under a Red Line train at Downtown Crossing last night, a guy who watched her jump in front of the train proceeded to steal her phone, which had landed on the platform:

At this time the male depicted within, who we believed observed the incident, walked over to

... Read more
By - 11/6/14 - 10:10 pm

Happened around 9:50 p.m.

KidAtlantic reports he was on the train:

Calm and collected from MBTA personnel while evacuating the train at DC. Passengers shocked on platform to learn woman was struck.

Woman on platform upon exiting says she saw another woman standing on the yellow line as the train approached.

Power was shut so firefighters could extricate her body.

The T... Read more

By - 11/6/14 - 12:16 pm

And then promptly proceed to get themselves arrested. WCVB reports on the holdup shortly after midnight.

By - 11/3/14 - 7:38 am
Fire in skyscraper on Summer Street in Boston

Firefighters on Summer Street. Photo by Jennifer.

Firefighters raced to 3 Summer St., across from Macy's, around 7:30 a.m. for a transformer fire on the 21st floor.

UPDATE: By 7:45 a.m., firefighters were starting to leave after the fire was put out and smoke dissipated. A city electrical inspector and an NStar technician were on their way up.

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