The Herald seems to have captured Menino saying the Hole can stay a hole until those goddamn New Yorkers learn Boston means business. Or something:
People say to me: 'Oh, you've got a hole there - so what! The hole is going to be there until those folks from New York understand we in Boston know how to do development. And just because they... Read more
At Washington and Ave. de Lafayette until 3 p.m., BostInnovation advises. Cupcakes and grilled cheese, anyone?
UPDATE: All clearWhat the MBTA is calling a "police action" at Downtown Crossing might be a guy taking a stroll on the train tracks, AlertNewEngland reports.
The Boston Licensing Board voted yesterday to cancel the liquor license for a still unopened restaurant at the 45 Province luxury high-rise project.
45 Province spent $225,000 for a liquor license in 2008 in anticipation of finding somebody to operate the three-story restaurant it... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday whether to let the owners of 45 Province St. continue to hold onto a liquor license that has gone unused since they acquired it in 2008.
Diane Modica, attorney for the owners of the luxury building, said the owners are finally getting some serious nibbles on the vacant three-story restaurant space - including a proposal by restaurateur Mark Berkowitz... Read more
A Dorchester man is due in court today on charges he attackeds three women, one an ex-girlfriend and another pregnant, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Antwan Thompson, 25, was arraigned today on two counts of assault and battery and one count of aggravated assault and battery, the DA's office... Read more
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly reports on a ruling by the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination that the owner of a Downtown Crossing clothing store was irascible but not racist when he demanded to know why a black man from Kenya thought he sold watches.
The commission said Alan Swartz, formerly of Mr. Alan's Clothing, was just naturally cranky and that it did not believe Swartz threatened... Read more
The Fire Department is on scene; expect delays, of course.
Another day, another trash fire, shortly before noon at Downtown Crossing. Extinguished quickly, but power was cut as firefighters entered "the pit" to put it out. And with fire comes residual delays.
Smoke from what the MBTA described as "a minor grease fire" on the southbound side could be smelled as far away as Broadway, but the Boston Fire Department gave the T permission to resume service around 9 a.m.
A Malden man with an extensive record of violent crimes was ordered held in lieu of $5,000 bail today following an incident that left both him and his alleged victim lying on the tracks at Downtown Crossing shortly before noon yesterday, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Joseph McCloskey reached into the... Read more
Yep, another water main went kablooie this morning, right at Washington and Winter streets, Channel 4 reports.
It looked like all the other stalls in the nondescript jeweler's storefront at 365 Washington St. in Downtown Crossing. But the two guys behind the new M.I.B. Jewelers spread the word they were willing to buy stolen goods... Read more
Bob Ward makes some valid points in his rant about how much better New York does Christmas than Boston these days: We get the second-string Rockettes now and have to drive to Avon to see the Enchanted Village.
But he just can't leave bad enough alone:
How did you let it all slip away? Is Christmas really that politically incorrect? Are people really offended... Read more
The article by David Boeri and Andrea Shea is ostensibly about how the three revived theaters on Washington Street could lead a revival of the Hole-infested street, but is really an interesting walk back into the time when it was home to the city's large number of daily newspapers:
The printing presses for the Post were buried like a coal mine seven stories below... Read more
MBTA Transit Police report arresting a convicted sex offender whom they say was urinating in the middle of an Orange Line platform at Downtown Crossing yesterday afternoon.
Police say a woman "in an excited and shocked state" went up to two officers looking for fare evaders around 4:45 p.m. to alert them that a... Read more