Downtown

By - 4/16/17 - 2:12 pm

UPDATE, 6:30 p.m.: WFXT reports the body was that of Michael Kelleher, 23, of Southborough.

State Police report they recovered "the deceased body of an adult male" around 9:10 a.m. from the Charles by the locks after a bypasser alerted them.

A preliminary identification has been made but official confirmation of that identification is pending. Until that time, State Police will not release the victim's identity.

Earlier this month, State Police searched that part of the Charles in a search for Michael Kelleher of Southborough, last seen after a Celtics game at the Garden in March.

By - 4/14/17 - 10:28 am

A copy of the memo to Globe staffers about the move to 53 State Street floats over Dan Kennedy's transom; staffers will start moving out of Dorchester in June. Shocker: They'll no longer be allowed to have their own min-fridges. Bonus: They will have access to a 12th-floor roof deck.

By - 4/12/17 - 2:05 pm

Thomas Farragher writes today about how exciting and new Downtown Crossing is now that all the rich people are moving in.

Earlier:
Back Bay to Downtown Crossing: You're not all that.

By - 4/12/17 - 2:00 pm

Councilor Bill Linehan (South Boston, South End, Chinatown, downtown) says whatever minimal shadows the proposed Millennium tower at Winthrop Square might so tangentially put on Boston Common is more than made up for by the $150 million the city would earn from the sale of the old garage there. Read more.

By - 4/12/17 - 8:23 am

...have you ever seen a bigger load of out-of-touch elitist boosterism?

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/04/11/the-comeback-downtown-cross...

By - 4/11/17 - 9:50 pm

UPDATE, 11:10 p.m. Service has resumed with "minor" delays.

"Severe" problems on the Orange Line due to a "track" problem at State, the T advises. The track problem turned out to be a fire in an electrical cable that brought Boston firefighters to the platform. The T is going to try to re-route around the bad cable.

The Orange Line is shut between Back Bay and North Station. NO BUSTITUTION. Use the Green Line or Silver Line or walk.

By - 4/11/17 - 6:27 pm
Crowded Park Street on the Red Line

Mark Novak was among the seething hordes at Park Street shortly before 6 p.m., when an entire trainload of people was dumped off there, after the entire line slowed to a crawl when a train gave up the ghost at Davis.

By - 4/10/17 - 5:10 pm

Blue Line service is moving kind of slow due to a train that is moving not at all at Bowdoin, the T reports.

By - 4/10/17 - 9:16 am

David Bates writes nobody should be surprised a condo at the impending Four Seasons Condominiums on Dalton Street will likely break the $35-million sales price for a condo at the Millennium Tower downtown. He gives various reasons, but key is the question of who really wants to live downtown when you've got the Back Bay. Read more.

By - 4/10/17 - 8:51 am

The Globe reports Walsh will seek a change in state law to make those shadow issues with the Common go away in exchange for tighter restrictions on other development downtown and in the Back Bay, which future mayors and the BPDA would never, never, never seek to nullify.

At issue is the $153 million the city would earn by selling the now unused Winthrop Square garage to Millennium Partners.

By - 4/8/17 - 6:06 pm

UPDATE: Three arrested.

Right in front of the Dunkin' Donuts, around 4:40 p.m., according to Boston EMS Incidents and Craig Caplan.

By - 4/7/17 - 5:39 pm
Protesting attack on Syria

Craig Caplan caught the start of a protest at Park Street this afternoon.

Syrian jets took off from the airfield today for new bombing runs.

By - 4/6/17 - 10:54 pm
Nitwit driving the wrong way on Tremont Street

Stefanie was walking down Tremont Street downtown tonight when she noticed this possible nitwit (with Mass. plates) driving down the one-way street the wrong way.

Earlier:
Jesus, some New Yorker is a real moron.

By - 4/5/17 - 11:18 am
Johnson and Nakhili

Johnson and Nakhili

Transit Police charge two urban explorers who like taking subway photos from trackside are to blame for yesterday afternoon's massive Orange Line delays. Read more

By - 4/4/17 - 10:31 am
Kerry Jones

Transit Police report arresting a man they say officers found firing a pink stun gun around 6:45 a.m. yesterday in the North Station lobby after they heard "a loud electrical snapping sound" near the entrance to track 10. Read more.

By - 4/3/17 - 8:09 pm
New Orange Line car

Neil the roving UHub photographer took in the mockup of a new Orange Line car on City Hall Plaza today, reports the T is going with the shiny, slidey plastic seats. They're scheduled to arrive by 2022.

By - 4/3/17 - 12:23 pm

UPDATED, 6:05 p.m.

State Police report troopers searched the Charles in the area of the dam and under the Zakim today as part of the search of Michael Kelleher, 23, of Southborough, but that they found nothing. Read more.

By - 4/2/17 - 12:18 pm

Shortly before 11 a.m., in the area of Cambridge and New Sudbury streets. WCVB reports several manhole explosions.

Ted Folkman reports:

Just saw a manhole cover explode right outside the JFK building, and loud boom. Smoke billowing out!

Video from WHDH.