Downtown Crossing

By - 7/18/11 - 4:58 pm

Chain announces plans to liquidate; means 11,000 employees, including those in Downtown Crossing, will soon be out of jobs:

Subject to the Court's approval, under the proposal, liquidation is expected to commence for some stores and facilities as soon as Friday, July 22, with a phased rollout of the program which is expected to conclude by the end of September.

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By - 7/15/11 - 2:03 pm

Hyatt trailer

A concerned citizen says enough's enough and it's time to move the trailer that's been sitting outside the Downtown Crossing Hyatt on Avenue de Lafayette for ages:

This trailer has been here for 2 years much of the time including now it has not displayed a permit.

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By - 7/13/11 - 9:56 am

The Globe reports Chipotle plans to take over the vacant first floor of the Old Corner Bookstore. The Globe reports that in the 1950s, a pizza place occupied the same space.

By - 6/24/11 - 11:49 am

Barred emergency exit; also note ladder on left instead of stairs.From the report: Barred emergency exit; also note ladder on left instead of stairs. 4/29/10.

The state Inspector General's office found major problems in city oversight of a Temple Place apartment conversion... Read more

By - 6/14/11 - 5:14 pm

Boston Police report arresting two Dorchester teens on shoplifting charges at Macy's yesterday afternoon. One of the duo, Deron Smith, 18, also had a loaded handgun in his pocket, along with all the jewelry he allegedly had stuffed in there before being stopped by store security, police say.

In addition to shoplifting, Smith was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful possession... Read more

By - 6/13/11 - 7:45 am

Maureen Rogers is left wondering where she'll go for new books now:

When I saw the news the other day, I immediately dropped in and spent nearly a hundred bucks on books, boo-hooing all the way.

By - 6/9/11 - 10:34 am

It's apparently gotten so bad somebody from Brockton, not exactly the safest of place, is getting concerned:

There is an element there that, lately, has been more brazen.

Last week, while I was walking by the Common I had to call 911 because two people were arguing and threatening to stab each other.

No one was hurt and no knives came out, but that

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By - 6/9/11 - 10:11 am

After seeing the rumor posted on Twitter and LiveJournal, I just now phoned the store to confirm. Liquidators are taking over the store on July 1. The store was unable to renegotiate its lease with the landlord under Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

This will leave no new-book stores at all in Downtown Boston. Barnes & Noble closed a block away in 2006.

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By - 6/7/11 - 5:43 pm

Scene on Winter StreetScene on Winter Street. Photo by ChinatownKicks.

Brando reports the victim may have suffered a collapsed lung in the afternoon stabbing. Tinytomtime reports he appeared to have been stabbed in the back.

Police are looking for three suspects, all black males between 18... Read more

By - 5/31/11 - 5:19 pm

Boston Police tweet a man was stabbed this afternoon at Bromfield and Washington streets.... Read more

By - 5/20/11 - 4:42 pm

Boston Police tweet the TD Bank branch at 24 Winter St., was held up this afternoon by a Hispanic male, 5'8" and 220 lbs., wearing a brown sweatshirt, jeans and big sunglasses. He ran toward Washington Street.

By - 5/20/11 - 2:34 pm

USPS truck

Our own Ron Newman took this photo today at the USPS mobile post office in front of the Downtown Crossing Macy's.

By - 5/17/11 - 11:03 am


Jed Hresko noticed one of the city's spiffy new Downtown Crossing trash-compactor cans, but wondered what slogans the city considered for them, then rejected:

HEY kids, go to school!

HEY Fidelity, hire some teens!

No word if the equally new DTX "ambassadors" are using them for what... Read more

By - 5/5/11 - 9:54 am

Subterranean dog

N. forwards this photo, which he took around 5:20 p.m. on Tuesday on the Red Line. "Good time and place for a dog walk," he writes.

By - 5/4/11 - 10:32 am

Dan Lord reports the Best Buy vending machine at Downtown Crossing was smashed. MBTA Transit Police say the machine was broken into last night, but that nothing was taken.

The Best Buy machine at Forest Hills was broken into in March; policy say they were able to grab the alleged perp when he returned for more goodies.... Read more

By - 4/17/11 - 9:30 am

Channel 4 reports on intrusive cameramen, complete with a crack from the anchorman, whose own camera people would never ever stick their cameras where they're not wanted:

By - 4/14/11 - 7:21 am

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

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By - 4/7/11 - 9:48 am

At Washington and Ave. de Lafayette until 3 p.m., BostInnovation advises. Cupcakes and grilled cheese, anyone?

By - 4/5/11 - 5:57 pm

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.