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
What began as two girls fighting around 3:30 ended as a general melee involving up to 100 people at Tremont and Winter streets that required Boston, MBTA and State Police to disperse and ended with at least one injured person.
Dirty Water takes us on a tour of the Washington Street of yore.
The city's lost $20 million in tax revenue from the negative space and enough is enough, the BRA says in a letter sent today.
The Globe reports on their refusal to pay into a "business improvement district" to market and spruce up the area. Bad neighbors, Tom Menino says.
A fire on outbound tracks shut Orange Line service at Downtown Crossing shortly before 10 p.m. Firefighters reported an apparent electrical fire as a train entered the station (see video). The T shut power down on the line - just as already frustrated Bruins fans were pouring out of the Garden. Power was restored about 10:20.
This is the second night in a... Read more
WBUR gives us a peek at the renovated theatre, next to the also renovated Paramount.
If you peer into the ugly gray pillbox on the edge of the parking lot at Washington and Hayward Place, you can still see the tile "Essex" from back in the day when it was an entrance to the Essex stop on the Orange Line. No doubt there's a perfectly... Read more
The Outraged Liberal gets outraged about clueless comments from some New York real-estate agent on why the Filene's Hole project finally collapsed, something about the lead developer not shmoozing local pols enough and the mayor needing a Xanax and failing to let Vornado be Vornado. No word on the size of the hat Faith Hope Consolo was talking through, since she missed how Vornado's... Read more