By - 11/16/15 - 12:02 pm

Boston Police report security guards at the Downtown Crossing Macy's who stopped an alleged shoplifter yesterday afternoon found he was also carrying a loaded Smith & Wesson .38 Special - and bags of marijuana. Read more.

By - 11/15/15 - 1:05 pm
Paris vigil on Boston Common

Chris Lopez was among those attending the vigil for Paris that started at the Parkman Bandstand on the Common at noon.

By - 11/14/15 - 11:40 am

Hopeful Cynicist watched the wind-driven havoc on Congress Street this morning.

By - 11/12/15 - 6:53 pm

An Alewife train succumbed at Park Street around 6:40 p.m. and now growing numbers of riders are finding out just how many of them can be squeezed onto those platforms.

By - 11/10/15 - 9:24 pm
By - 11/10/15 - 5:15 pm
Wage protesters by the Old State House in downtown Boston

Beth Gavin captured protesters demanding a $15 minimum hourly wage outside the Old State House this evening.

By - 11/9/15 - 10:25 pm reports the Boston Civic Design Commission has approved the $258-million first building in a proposed mixed-use development on what is now a parking lot in front of the Boston Garden's blank front wall.

The first building would include, among other things, a Star Market. Later parts of what would be a $1-billion project will include residential and office towers.

By - 11/9/15 - 3:07 pm

Xconomy takes a look at a Downtown Crossing company called Bolt, which offers money, advice and gizmo-building gear to build things you can actually touch, rather than software.

By - 11/9/15 - 12:05 pm

Downtown Crossing is getting a Forever 21 (where the Tello's used to be). Now if only we could get a Spencer Gifts.

By - 11/6/15 - 4:49 pm

Tweet Cheeks reports from the Back Bay City Sports: They've only marked stuff down 10%. Ditto at the Downtown Crossing outlet, MG reports. Savvy going-out-of-business-sales fans know the deep discounts don't start the first day - and even when they do, be wary, because liquidation pros sometimes mark stuff up first so they don't lose out that much when they mark it down.

By - 11/5/15 - 9:54 pm

Boston Metro interviews the winners of the auctions for the murals that graced the Green Line station at Government Center until the current reconstruction project started.

By - 11/5/15 - 3:53 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today gave Roche Bros. a packie license for its new Downtown Crossing store.

At a hearing yesterday, Roche Bros. President Gary Pfeil told the board that the chain held a number of focus groups with current downtown residents and workers and discovered that people enjoying life in the heart of the city have a different way of entertaining guests: They're more likely to have parties with cocktails and appetizers than sit-down dinners. Read more.

By - 11/4/15 - 8:20 pm
Working on the Government Center MBTA station

Two workers finished up installation of one wall of the new glass panels at the Government Center T station today.

By - 11/4/15 - 3:58 pm
Salvation Army bell ringer in Downtown Crossing

Downtown Crossing bell ringer today. Photo by Craig Caplan.

It's barely the first week in November, and we already have a bell-ringer sighting.

MBTA North Station subway concourse about 3:40 pm.

Sure, the Army does some very good work. But do us all a favor and wait another six weeks before ringing your bells.

By - 11/3/15 - 1:34 pm
Dylan Dreyer at Faneuil Hall

Renee Graham captured the former Channel 7 meteorologist today as she filmed some sort of segment for her current job at the Today Show. Yesterday, she ate pizza at Regina Pizzeria.

By - 11/2/15 - 10:40 am reports the BRA is appealing a federal judge's ruling that turning the shelter at the end of the wharf into a restaurant would violate its own pledges not to do so. Read more.

By - 11/2/15 - 10:10 am

The City of Boston Credit Union will underwrite fireworks over the harbor as 2016 begins, the mayor's office announced today.

The credit union will kick in $30,000 towards the pyrotechnics, good news since the company now running First Night said last week it didn't have any money for them.

By - 11/2/15 - 6:27 am
Plane over Zakim Bridge in Boston

Nick Cosky was taking a long-exposure photo of the Zakim from North Point Park in Cambridge when a plane flew by last night.

By - 11/1/15 - 4:51 pm

No, don't worry, it's not Vornado. Banker & Tradesman reports (subscription required) that Midwood Investment and Development, which has been sitting on the Payless building at Bromfield and Washington since at least 2008, will file plans with the BRA for a tower kitty-corner from the Millennium project.

H/t Steve Adams.