Downtown Crossing

By - 9/19/14 - 1:49 pm
Guy with shopping cart on the MBTA's Red Line

Why didn't anybody tell us this was Bring Your Big Stuff on the T Week? As if Comfy Chair Guy, Bowl of Pasta with Grated Parmesan Guy and Motor Scooter Guy weren't enough, let us introduce you to Shopping Cart Guys. Paul Nutting spotted this duo on the Red Line earlier this week with a shopping cart full of tools. They... Read more

By - 9/19/14 - 9:06 am
Scooter on the Orange Line

Kate Sosin reports the dude and his ride were already on the inbound Orange Line train last night when she boarded at North Station. He got off at Downtown Crossing. See it larger.

By - 9/13/14 - 3:11 pm

Erica Mattison saw this singer at Downtown Crossing today, thought he was wonderful, wonders if anybody knows who he is.

By - 9/10/14 - 2:55 pm

Christopher Jamison wants to turn the shuttered Locke-Ober space on Winter Place into a new destination restaurant for the downtown set - right down to the fabled carved wooden bar that still sits there.

At a Boston Licensing Board hearing today, Jamison and Mark Malatesta, his proposed manager for the as yet unnamed restaurant, said they would even keep the old Yvonne's private club in... Read more

By - 9/9/14 - 3:10 pm

That word comes too late for a pair of Boston residents, whom Transit Police report were literally caught red handed on charges of defacing the driver's door of a Red Line trains last night.

Police say that around 8 p.m. yesterday, somebody punched in their digits to report that two guys who had been marking up the driver's door on a Red Line train... Read more

By - 9/8/14 - 12:10 pm
Big truck on small downtown street in Boston

Ellie happened to be well clear of the intersection of School and Washington streets this morning when an 18-wheeler that had somehow gotten on School Street tried to turn onto Washington, without much success.

Perhaps the driver once tried to get into the Midvale School for the Gifted.... Read more

By - 8/29/14 - 1:13 pm
Irish Famine Memorial statue with a pigeon on her head

City officials say they're noodling ways to keep pigeons away from the statutes of the Irish Famine Memorial in Downtown Crossing, since signs urging people to stop feeding the damn birds have failed miserably.

In response to a citizen request to clean the statues, the city says:

The statues in this area are rinsed twice a week (Sunday and Wednesday) as. well as the

... Read more
By - 8/28/14 - 9:50 am

Citizens Bank branch at 40 Summer St., around 9:40 a.m. Police report the suspect is a black man in his 20s, 5'8" to 5'10", wearing a black scally cap, a white short-sleeved shirt with a black checkerboard pattern, gray pants and black shoes.

By - 8/26/14 - 9:11 am

The Citizens Bank branch at 6 Ave. de Lafayette was held up shortly after 9 a.m. by a black man, about 5'7" and thin, wearing a black knit Patriots cap and a gray dress shirt with the sleeves rolled up.

By - 8/15/14 - 1:18 pm
Havas clock
Old Filene's clock

Kris Haight notices they've changed the clocks on the old Filene's building to reflect the name of the Euroadvertising firm that is moving into the new complex.

Maybe they can get the little carillon cherubs to fly Roche Bros. flags, too.

By - 8/14/14 - 11:32 am

So there's this new Italian restaurant at 45 Province St. and it's called:

MAST'

And no matter how many times they claim the name and the apostrophe is derived from some Italian slang word (which will remind you of a particular Seinfeld episode), it's just never not going to look weird 'n stuff. And how do you even make a possessive out of... Read more

By - 8/6/14 - 7:06 pm
Teens outside the Ritz Carlton in Boston

Kristin MacDougall captured some of the One Direction fans who dropped whatever they were doing and rushed down to the Ritz-Carlton late this afternoon as word spread the boys might be staying there.

By - 7/11/14 - 9:27 am
Jaffar

Transit Police report arresting a Dorchester man on charges he got right behind a woman in a skirt on an escalator going up at the Downtown Crossing T stop, pointed his phone under her skirt and began videoing.

Police say they know this because another woman, behind Anwar Jaffar, 33, watched the whole thing around 9:10 a.m. yesterday and promptly reported the incident to... Read more

By - 7/9/14 - 4:57 pm
Tello's shut

The Downtown Boston BID reports the Washington Street clothing store has joined that great pedestrian mall in the sky.

By - 7/2/14 - 10:31 am

The SEIU held a protest in Downtown Crossing yesterday to protest the T's decision to let janitors go.

By - 6/27/14 - 3:03 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports a Florida nightclub operator is looking to turn 63,000 square feet of space in the old Lafayette Place mall on Washington Street into a sort of steroidal Dave and Buster's.

The Journal quotes downtown business honcho Rosemarie Sansone as allowing as how people will have to be educated on why the nascent residential neighborhood needs a 63,000-square-foot nightclub.... Read more

By - 6/10/14 - 3:13 pm

A Dorchester man who allegedly tried but failed to rob a woman at knifepoint at Downtown Crossing last month was arrested last week after detectives managed to track him down as a regular at a Dorchester Star Market, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Roger Hines, 29, was arraigned Friday on a charge of assault with a dangerous weapon, the DA's office says. Judge... Read more

By - 5/31/14 - 10:20 am

The Boston Business Journal reports on an effort by a local architect to have the green and tan Winthrop Building at 276 Washington St. designated an official historic landmark by the city.

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