Downtown Crossing

By - 9/23/10 - 10:31 am

Boston Police report a man tried to make off with some earrings from a jeweler in the Jewelers' Building, 365 Washington St., by sticking them where the sun don't shine yesterday afternoon. Police say they quickly nabbed him and that he confessed to the theft:

The suspect then reached into his boxers and retrieved the earrings from between his buttocks and placed the earrings

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By - 9/21/10 - 2:25 pm

FeltFelt in the light of day.The Boston Licensing Board held hearings today on two incidents involving women getting beaten up at Felt, although neither its owners nor its lawyer attended the session.

Instead, the club was represented by a manager who'd only been on the job for a... Read more

By - 9/11/10 - 9:37 pm

The Grey Lady takes note of the giant hole at One Franklin Street. But it would be nice if at some point in her three years as the Boston Bureau Chief, the Times' Abby Goodnough had figured out that the shorthand for Filene's Basement is The Basement. Instead, the Times promises its readers that soon we will have "a new Filene’s for the bargain... Read more

By - 8/20/10 - 3:01 pm

Would be Salvatore's locationProposed location next to Paramount Theatre.

The Boston Licensing Board this week deferred action on a license request for a proposed Italian restaurant at 550 Washington St. that would stay open until 2 a.m. because the city currently has no liquor licenses left to give... Read more

By - 8/10/10 - 1:02 pm

Harold M. Clemens reports he wanted to reward a cool harmonica and guitar player on an Orange Line platform at Downtown Crossing yesterday, but realized he couldn't, because he had no change:

... in an instant I recognized what must be an externality - Charlie Cards have likely put a pinch on pan handlers, curb-side musicians and others. to be more specific: since automated

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By - 8/8/10 - 9:32 am

The Globe reports he was stabbed in the chest near a "secondary station entrance" around 8:15 p.m. yesterday, is expected to survive.

By - 8/5/10 - 8:35 am

Indoors, though, not in the Filene's Memorial Hole.

Boston Urban Mini-Golf Project (the G is silent).

By - 8/3/10 - 9:19 am

The Herald reports that Mayor Menino rejected an idea from developer John Hynes to rebuild Filene's Basement - and add a parking garage - on the crater off Washington Street, but that Menino said that wasn't good enough.

As the Herald almost comes out and says, Hynes's scaled-back plan was half-baked - it assumed the state would kick in $25 million - but Menino... Read more

By - 7/25/10 - 2:08 pm

Boston Police report two stabbings and three arrests outside Felt, 533 Washington St., around 1:30 a.m. today.

According to police, bouncers escorted two groups of men outside after a scuffle. One group, consisting of three men, then set upon the other two guys, who wound up getting stabbed, police say.

Santiago Hernandez, 29, of Roxbury, Luis A. Alicea, 23, of Hyde Park, and... Read more

By - 6/23/10 - 3:04 pm

Guess when the earthquake hit the Boston area: From Boston College's Weston Observatory.Guess when the earthquake hit the Boston area: From Boston College's Weston Observatory.

An earthquake in Quebec near the Ontario line sent tremors through the Boston... Read more

By - 5/18/10 - 9:43 pm

The Downtown Crossing T stop was evacuated briefly tonight as firefighters attempted to determine the source of odor in the concourse that left some people with irritated throats. The Red and Orange lines continued to operate but were bypassing Downtown Crossing. Shortly after 10 p.m., fire officials let the MBTA resume normal operations at the station.

The Boston Fire Department reports the odor may... Read more

By - 5/17/10 - 3:32 pm

An East Boston teen charged with trying to steal two pairs of pants from Macy's in Downtown Crossing Saturday evening, was ordered held in lieu of $100,000 bail today - not so much because of the pants but because of the loaded handgun security guards allegedly found on him.

The Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports Jason Morales, 18, was nabbed around 6:30 p.m. after... Read more

By - 5/16/10 - 10:17 am

The Boston Fire Department reports a faulty dishwasher on the sixth floor of 453 Washington St. (above Tello') sparked a fire around 8:50 a.m. today. No injuries, the department reports.

By - 5/6/10 - 2:39 pm

Mayor Menino and downtown merchants met today to discuss setting up a business improvement district that would levy fees on merchants to improve and market the area.

But one thing they won't be doing: Changing the name. Although a consultant recommended that a few years back, the Downtown Crossing Partnership reports:

We decided to keep the name. It is rich in history

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By - 4/29/10 - 10:11 pm

Smoke billowing out of Downtown Crossing tonight. By Steve LanielSmoke billowing out of the Filene's Basement entrance to Downtown Crossing tonight. By Steve Laniel.

Friday morning commute could be a mess, at least on the Red Line, so leave some extra... Read more

By - 4/7/10 - 12:20 am


Spotted on Winter Street outside the Corner on Tuesday.

By - 3/28/10 - 4:48 pm

John Ford reports that 45 Province St., the fancy-shmancy new building where the Littlest Bar used to be, is listing itself on MLS as "Beacon Hill" rather than "Downtown Crossing" - but on a competing service, LINK, as "Midtown."... Read more

By - 3/25/10 - 11:04 pm

Put up large signs at Downtown Crossing telling them how to get to Filene's Basement in the Back Bay.

This afternoon, I'd just left the Orange Line and was headed upstairs when my way up was blocked by a large knot of not-moving women, all wearing conference badges around their necks identifying themselves as being from the Metro-Nashville school district, all looking around with... Read more

By - 3/24/10 - 10:59 am

Work's already underway on Temple PlaceWork's already underway on Temple Place
A developer hopes to turn vacant space above the Windsor Button Shop, 29 Temple Pl., into 44 housing units marketed to medical residents and film makers in town for short stays.

Joseph Hanley, lawyer for... Read more