Downtown Crossing

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

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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

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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.

By - 10/31/14 - 2:48 pm
Downtown Crossing memorial to Tom Menino

Ben Heyman paused to take a look at the makeshift memorial to Tom Menino at the heart of Downtown Crossing this afternoon.

By - 10/28/14 - 7:41 am

Boston Curbed reports. Don't worry: You still have time to put in a bid for that $37.5-million uber penthouse.

By - 10/26/14 - 6:54 pm
Costumed scooter riders in downtown Boston

Phil was on Washington Street in Downtown Crossing yesterday when one of those packs of minibike riders came by, but this time dressed for the season.

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

By - 10/22/14 - 11:30 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports on the possible asking price of the penthouse at the top of the Millennium Tower now rising from the Filene's Hole. No word if it'll be automatically marked down 25% if it doesn't sell after the first 12 days.

By - 10/20/14 - 5:20 pm

Police are looking for five men for a gunpoint robbery around 4:40 p.m. at Bromfield and Franklin streets.

The five, described as black, possibly Somali, then pedaled off towards Tremont Street, Manvi Arora reports. Two of the men were described as tall, one with flowing hair and wearing a Gucci belt. A witness reports another wore a red sweater under a dark blue... Read more

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