Downtown

By - 12/2/14 - 9:13 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports on plans for a skating rink and ice bar on City Hall Plaza.

By - 12/2/14 - 8:06 am
On track on the Red Line

Peering inbound from South Station on the Red Line.

By - 11/29/14 - 7:06 pm
Lots of tubas at Faneuil Hall

Mike Ball took in the annual Christmas tuba concert at Faneuil Hall Marketplace today.

He reports he took one of the inaugural Saturday Fairmount Line trains from his home in Hyde Park and that it was the bee's knees compared to shlepping to Forest Hills for the Orange Line.

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By - 11/29/14 - 4:25 pm

WCVB reports a trash fire on the Red Line around 2:30 p.m. was quickly put out by a T employee with a fire extinguisher, but, of course, delays on the Red Line persisted long beyond that, and people on incoming commuter-rail trains also had issues.

At 3:18 p.m., Jenna reported:

MBTA train to Boston from Providence now delayed 25 minutes. Starving passengers searching

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By - 11/26/14 - 9:40 am

State Police report 51 people were arrested at three locations during last night's wending Ferguson protest march, which made its way from one highway ramp to another in what turned out to be vain attempts to block a highway.

Some 33 people were arrested on or near the Mass. Ave. Connector, where protesters first tried to walk onto I-93 south; 17 in Dewey... Read more

By - 11/26/14 - 9:07 am
Converse building in Boston missing a few letters

JB Parrett noticed a few letters missing from the top of the new Converse building on the old Lovejoy Wharf on North Washington Street yesterday.

By - 11/25/14 - 8:45 pm
Arrest being made near South Station

Some cops make arrest while others block protesters in Dewey Sq. Photo by Conqy.

A Ferguson protest in Dudley Square turned into a march of people that kept getting thwarted by Boston and State Police to shut one of the highways running through Boston.

The action started at the Southeast Expressway southbound at the Mass. Ave. connector, where protesters were mostly blocked - although they shut down the connector, police kept them off the Expressway.

The march then headed... Read more

By - 11/25/14 - 3:42 pm

Crime scene. Photo by Kate R.

Around 3:10 p.m. outside the Garden. David Finnerty reports the victim was stabbed in the chest, and that police may have a suspect in custody.

By - 11/25/14 - 6:39 am
Ferguson protest at Boston State House

Plunkett Prime Props watched as a peaceful protest over the Ferguson grand-jury decision by abtou150 people shut down Beacon Street in front of the State House around 11:30 p.m. on Monday.

Paul Weiskel photographed a protest outside City Hall around the same time:

Ferguson protest in Boston

WBUR has local reaction to... Read more

By - 11/23/14 - 9:42 pm
Restored lion being lowered into place atop Boston's Old State House

Leslee watched the refurbished lion being re-installed atop the Old State House today - complete with a new time capsule.

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By - 11/21/14 - 2:39 pm
Joshua's Deli says yell at Beacon Hill if you don't like his price increases

Adam Castiglioni posts a photo of the sign now up in Joshua's Deli on Batterymarch, which says they have no choice but to raise their prices come January, thanks to those meanies up on Beacon Hill.

By - 11/21/14 - 8:51 am

At 8:29 a.m., the MBTA tweeted:

#GreenLine: All branches: Moderate eastbound delays due to power issue.

In response to somebody's query about what exactly "moderate" means when he's been sitting on a trolley that hasn't moved in ten minutes, the T added:

Yes, we describe a "moderate" delay as a major disruption in service.

At 8:54, Andrea reported:

According to my

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By - 11/18/14 - 4:08 pm

What did this emergency kiosk do to deserve this fate?

By - 11/18/14 - 7:45 am

Italian in Boston wonders what the deal is with these floating huts in Boston Harbor.

By - 11/17/14 - 5:46 pm
Silver Line crowding

Packing them in at a Silver Line stop. Photo by Martin Zero.

Problems on the Red and Green lines mean crankytime for evening T commuters. Christie F. gives us a taste:

35 minutes ago my train pulled out of Lechmere. We still haven't reached Haymarket.

Southbound Red Line service has yet to reach standstill proportions, but that's of little solace to people jammed onto platforms who can't even sardine themselves into trains.... Read more

By - 11/17/14 - 2:10 pm

UPDATE: Around 5:15 p.m., somebody called in a bomb threat the the CVS at 942 Hyde Park Ave. in Hyde Park - which was the ninth or tenth drug-store bomb threat of the day. About ten minutes later, a bomb threat was phoned into the CVS on Market Street in Brighton.

Somebody is keeping BPD busy this afternoon by calling in bomb threats to drug... Read more

By - 11/17/14 - 9:55 am

Witts and Snyder.

Two homeless people will be arraigned today on charges they brutally attacked a T worker - even ripping hair out of his scalp - when he tried to usher them out of the Downtown Crossing station early Sunday.

When Transit Police arrived around 3:30 a.m., the inspector was "bleeding profusely" from the nose and had numerous bruises on his face, according to a police report.... Read more

By - 11/14/14 - 2:52 pm

A We Don't Knock sampler, from back in the days when just any idiot could walk right into the JFK Building - assuming their TV cables didn't jam up the revolving door.

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