Downtown

By - 6/8/17 - 9:50 am
Betware the Fake Monk Mafia

Flannfry braves the tourist warrens around Quincy Market to bring us this warning about the saffron-robed "monks" who are, once again, trawling for dollars.

By - 6/7/17 - 5:37 pm
Wax museum coming

Orange Bird snuck a peek inside some space that is clearly under construction in One Washington Mall (that office building where the Staples is and where the health club used to be on that alley between City Hall Plaza and the Old State House), and, wait, does that say "Wax Museum"? Read more.

By - 6/5/17 - 9:29 am

The T's reporting "moderate" delays due to a Blue Line train that unexpectedly made Government Center outbound its last stop.

By - 6/5/17 - 9:11 am

It's just our Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company doing their annual procession.

Like this. Oh, and they might shoot off a cannon or two.

By - 6/2/17 - 6:16 pm

The Dunkin' Donuts in the Little Building at Tremont and Boylston streets has ceased to be.

By - 6/2/17 - 1:00 pm
Sample Lovepop card

A Boston company that makes greeting cards that pop open into 3D designs is suing a New York company it says has ripped off its work.

In a copyright lawsuit filed this week in US District Court in Boston, LovePop, Inc., 71 Chatham St., charges that Paper Pop Cards "has slavishly copied several of LovePop’s designs without LovePop’s authorization, and is selling virtually identical or substantially similar copies of LovePop’s cards on Paper Pop’s website and in retail stores. Read more.

By - 6/1/17 - 11:15 pm

Mayor Walsh had City Hall turned green in support of the Paris Agreement tonight.

By - 6/1/17 - 9:00 pm
Beer on the Rose Kennedy Greenway

Mike McD joined the crowd at the opening of the Trillium beer garden on the Rose Kennedy Greenway this afternoon.

By - 5/31/17 - 11:04 am

Adam Castiglioni watched testing today of the Greenway's new summer zip-line ride. He reports one of the zippers was ISD head Buddy Christopher.

By - 5/27/17 - 8:28 am

For the past week, dd808 has watched a bird he's calling Bugsy Seagull attack his or her own reflection in a Government Center window. The Animal Rescue League papered over the window, but Bugsy outsmarted them - he just moved to another window.

By - 5/26/17 - 10:14 am

K asks:

I need a place for lunch in DTX/FD that serves soup & has cozy booths.

By - 5/23/17 - 1:11 pm
Missing chihuahua: Hercules, stolen at South Station yesterday

Missing Dogs Massachusetts reports Hercules was in a carrier bag snatched yesterday from the South Station bus terminal. He's six years old, two lbs. and was wearing a neon-green harness. If you see him, call 774-955-6541.

By - 5/22/17 - 11:31 pm

The Dig is offering $500 in gift cards for information leading to the arrest, or just public shaming, of whoever is destroying its newsboxes in Downtown Crossing.

By - 5/17/17 - 6:22 pm

Justin Thompson reports an incident around 6:15 p.m. on the Red Line at South Station:

Woman fell onto outbound red line tracks at south station. Missed third rail, two good samaritans jumped in and pulled her out.

By - 5/15/17 - 9:05 am

John Duffill reports Boston firefighters responded to Macy's around 8:30 a.m. for a loading-dock fire. Firefighters knocked the fire down not long after, but then had to figure out how to keep the smoke that got into the basement from going up into the main part of the store.

By - 5/14/17 - 3:21 pm
Birds and birdfeed at Portal Park

A concerned citizen complains about a woman partial to Portal Park - the little green area at the Zakim/I-93 overlook next to the Garden:

Crazy birdfeed lady is at work and littering birdseed all over Portal park attracting rodents and pigeons.

By - 5/13/17 - 1:53 pm
Fascists on Boston Common

Margaret Felice caught some MAGAts defending their success with women or something on the Common today. Read more.

By - 5/12/17 - 2:29 pm

They pass you a trinket and then ask for money. Just curious.

By - 5/8/17 - 9:58 am
Sunken house on the Rose Kennedy Greenway

Adam Castiglioni took a gander at the newest installation on the Greenway, Mark Reigelman's The Meeting House.

By - 5/4/17 - 2:16 pm
Contrails over downtown Boston

Rob Littlefield looked out his window at lunchtime today.