Downtown

By - 11/18/17 - 11:49 am
Neo-nazis in Boston

Ben Becker spotted the anti-Marx, Nazi-navy flag wearing Trumpies assembling at City Hall Plaza before their little rally on the Common this morning.

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By - 11/17/17 - 2:01 pm

The Herald reports the owner of the Garden has decided to try to re-brand its neighborhood, where it's currently building a mega mixed-use complex, as Uptown. Funked up, no? What's wrong with the West End? Read more.

By - 11/16/17 - 9:20 am

WBZ reports a new Dunkin' Donuts at Tremont and West streets is just Dunkin' - because the chain thinks people need to be slapped in the face with a reminder that it serves more than just donuts. Of course, it also serves more than just things that can be dunked, too, so maybe the next step is to just call it Apostrophe.

By - 11/13/17 - 12:15 pm

The Jamaica Plain teenagers who uncovered an unkept agreement by the owners of the Garden to hold yearly benefits for a recreation center as a condition of city approval of the new Garden more than two decades ago have filed a formal request with the BPDA for documentation on all the promises they made related to both the Garden and the large mixed-use development now springing up around it.. Read more.

By - 11/11/17 - 9:58 pm
Frozen Brewer Fountain on Boston Common

Maria M. reports:

Boston wins the wicked big icicle contest today.

See the entire fountain, and larger.

Copyright Maria M. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 11/10/17 - 8:22 pm

Mike Ball reports on an interlude on the cobblestones outside the Quincy Market building today:

Not-at-all-shy hawk went for lunch at Boston's Quincy Market. It started right on the pigeon, thrilling and disgusting the tourists and locals. This young female brought the pigeon down with a thump (apparently dead before hitting the paving stones) and looked at 50 or so of us like, "You'd better not try to take my meal!"

Oh, you want a look? But of course: Read more.

By - 11/10/17 - 7:12 pm

Massive delays and severe delays on the Silver Line.

The remains of the SUV.

By - 11/9/17 - 8:31 pm
Poster showing the Great Fire of 1872

Today is the anniversary of the start of the Great Fire of 1872, which destroyed 776 buildings over 65 acres in downtown Boston (and which spread quickly in part because of the flu - which had stricken many of the horses that would otherwise have pulled fire engines to the scene).

The Boston Architectural College Library posted this drawing of the fire tonight (the fire started around 7 p.m.).

By - 11/8/17 - 10:36 am

A homeless man who has been repeatedly filing suits in state and federal court since at least 1995 had his latest suit - against some Suffolk County jail guards - dismissed by a federal judge who didn't cotton to him telling her to "read his lips" in one of his motions. Read more.

By - 11/7/17 - 5:42 pm

A train died at Downtown Crossing and now the MBTA reports "moderate" delays towards Ashmont and Braintree. Peter Amstutz reports the train had help on its journey across the River Styx:

at RL at DTX, was a commotion & someone yelling stop the train, someone pulled emergency break, whole train out of service!

By - 11/7/17 - 9:26 am
Not happy Green Line riders

Less than thrilled Green Line riders. Photo by Jared.

A trolley died between Government Center and Haymarket and caused all sorts of grief for Green Line riders. The MBTA is currently reporting residual "minor" delays.

By - 11/6/17 - 3:18 pm

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Green Line due to a recalcitrant switch at Park Street.

By - 11/4/17 - 10:52 am
Woman feeding pigeons at Park Street

On Thursday, a woman stood outside the Park Street subway station, feeding pigeons - much like another woman did more than 100 years ago: Read more.

By - 11/3/17 - 7:28 pm

Tim Lawrence took in the annual Illuminus Boston in Downtown Crossing tonight. It repeats tomorrow night.

By - 11/3/17 - 9:40 am
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Transit Police report arresting a Quincy man on a charge of taking photos up a woman's skirt as she walked on the stairs at the Park Street T station.

According to police, a woman was walking up the stairs at the station around 8:15 a.m. on Oct. 26 ... Read more.

By - 11/1/17 - 1:18 pm

The Globe reports a fed-up Fitchburg Line rider decided he'd rather make a point and get arrested than comply with a "Fare is Fair" order that he go to the ticket window to get a replacement for his valid, if faded, monthly pass.

By - 10/31/17 - 9:46 am

J.L. Bell recounts one young man's hair-raising experience as he walked his cow to Boston Common for some grazing.

By - 10/31/17 - 9:32 am
Confederate sticker in Downtown Crossing

Garry Waldeck spotted Johnny Reb's pickup in Downtown Crossing this morning. The truck's registered in Pennsylvania, which, we seem to recall from history class, was on the Northern side during the War of Southern Aggression.

By - 10/27/17 - 6:04 pm

At 6:01 p.m., the MBTA reported "moderate" delays on the Orange Line towards Forest Hills after a train gasped its last at Downtown Crossing - the second Orange Line train to die in today's afternoon rush hour.