Downtown

By - 2/25/17 - 11:09 am

Traffic on I-93 northbound through the O'Neill Tunnel was backed way the hell up this morning due to a truck losing a load of gravel, according to State Police, who reported at 11:05 a.m. that all the lanes were re-opened.

By - 2/24/17 - 12:49 pm
New seats in Downtown Crossing

The new bleacher-style platform atop the Franklin Street entrance to the Downtown Crossing T stop is coming in handy on a day like today, as Walk Boston noticed.

By - 2/24/17 - 11:21 am
Car in Post Office Square bike lane

Karen Newman spotted this car parked in the bike lane on Congress Street in Post Office Square this morning:

I guess we need sock puppets to explain bike lanes?

By - 2/24/17 - 9:51 am
Colonial re-enactor and Keytar Bear in downtown Boston

A loyalist re-enactor mugged with Keytar Bear on the Freedom Trail downtown yesterday afternoon.

By - 2/21/17 - 2:45 pm
New York's OK, but, seriously, Boston just rules

CFA Society Boston, which provides consulting for the sort of people who manage millions of dollars in investments, has these big ol' kiosk ads in Downtown Crossing and the Back Bay that sure seem to imply that the sort of people who manage millions of dollars in investments in Boston should stick to Boston consultants.

By - 2/21/17 - 11:30 am

The Boston Licensing Board will consider forcing bars to give up glassware and drinks in glass bottles if their patrons get injured in attacks with them. Read more.

By - 2/15/17 - 4:10 pm

The Globe reports that Bill Linehan won't seek a seventh term as city councilor in District 2, which covers South Boston, the South End, Chinatown and Downtown.

Frank Ulip, who lives downtown and Peter Lin-Marcus, who lives in Chinatown, have both signaled their interest in running for the seat this fall by forming political committees. However, Linehan's announcement could also lead to a flood of candidates from South Boston.

By - 2/14/17 - 1:14 pm
Bluejay on Boston Common

John Gage captured a bluejay (don't worry - just with his camera) on the Common today.

By - 2/14/17 - 1:03 pm

A man escorted out of West End Johnnie's on Portland Street shortly before closing on Nov. 11 says he suffered a broken nose and a fractured eye socket in an attack down the street by Trump haters who'd overheard him expressing his happiness at the election results two nights earlier. On Nov. 12, another man claimed he was jumped by more than a dozen Trump supporters and bouncers at Limelight on Tremont Street, whom he claims broke his nose.

Boston Police assigned a civil-rights detective to investigate the West End Johnnie's case, but say there is no evidence the Limelight victim was jumped by anybody, let alone 15 Trump supporters. Read more.

By - 2/14/17 - 12:38 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday whether any punishment is warranted for the underage BC students found with beers inside Agoros Bar and Grill on Chestnut Hill Avenue in Cleveland Circle and Umbria on Franklin St. downtown. Read more.

By - 2/12/17 - 5:08 pm

Keith J. Finks reports he set out to make a Tom Brady snowman at the end of Long Wharf this afternoon.

Failed completely, realized it looked more like a fox... meet Foxy Tom!!!

By - 2/12/17 - 10:52 am

State Police report a 25-year-old from Everett died after his Altima crashed into the "attenuating barrier" separating the main road from Exit 20 to I-90 around 4:15 a.m. Read more.

By - 2/10/17 - 4:53 pm

Only "minor" delays on the Orange Line, the T reports.

By - 2/10/17 - 4:18 pm

The Webster Bank branch at 100 Cambridge St. was held up around 3:55 p.m. by a white man in his 40s wearing a green jacket.

By - 2/10/17 - 1:32 pm
Frank Ulip

A downtown resident has registered a formal campaign organization with state elections officials.

Frank Ulip says he will run for the District 2 seat now held by Bill Linehan of South Boston. Linehan has yet to say if he'll be running for re-election this fall. The city does not release formal petitions for collecting signatures until May. Read more.

By - 2/10/17 - 9:36 am

City Councilor Josh Zakim and HIAS, a group originally formed to aid victims of Russian pogroms resettle in the US, will hold a vigil in support of refugees at 11 a.m. on Sunday at the Holocaust Memorial downtown.

The vigil, part of a national Day of Jewish Action for Refugees, is also being organized by the local ADL, the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston and the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center.

By - 2/9/17 - 10:57 pm
Nearly deserted Downtown Crossing

Jack Loughran had Downtown Crossing almost all to himself this afternoon.

Mooshrimp looked out at a family going out in Somerville: Read more.

By - 2/9/17 - 6:20 pm

Around 3 p.m. on the northbound side. State Police report the bridge is now open again.

By - 2/8/17 - 2:35 pm

Boston Police report they had little trouble arresting two suspects for two bank robberies Monday morning because the pair tried to get away in a taxi, only they got caught in downtown traffic.

Now, there's a reason the two hailed a cab instead of using their own getaway car after robbing the Santander Bank branch at 75 State St. about 25 minutes after robbing a bank at 389 Hanover St, police say. Read more.

By - 2/7/17 - 2:26 pm

North Station is so crowded with people trying to get on a commuter-rail train out of town that officials have shut the doors to the station. Meanwhile, people are continuing to pile up outside, so much so that Boston Police have shut Causeway Street to keep all those people safe.