Downtown

By - 12/27/13 - 12:31 pm

Jordan Munson asks:

Best place in Chinatown (Boston) to grab a quick ramen lunch?

By - 12/26/13 - 4:10 pm

MassDOT has a site to explain the rehab work, which will be followed by 11 months of nighttime and off-hours work.

By - 12/26/13 - 10:49 am

NorthEndWaterfront.com posts a copy of a Suffolk Superior Court judge's ruling that a group of North End residents can continue their legal action against the BRA's proposal to turn the shelter at the end of Long Wharf into a restaurant.

The ruling requires state regulators - who had already approved the project - to consider new evidence that the National Park Service considers... Read more

By - 12/24/13 - 3:15 pm
Lobster claws on a Christmas tree

Some places celebrate Christmas with piles of lobster pots; James Hook & Co., though, has a tree decked out in lobster claws, as Adam Castiglioni shows us.

By - 12/22/13 - 10:35 pm
Looking down on Staniford Street

OK, OK, it's really Justin Porter stepping onto his fog-shrouded balcony and photographing firefighters packing up after an investigation tonight into what seemed at first like a fire at 150 Staniford St., but which turned out to be some guy grilling on his porch in that building.

By - 12/22/13 - 4:23 pm

Wanted. Surveillance photo from BPD.

UPDATE: Two arrests made.

Boston Police report a couple of guys have robbed or tried to rob six stores in the North End and nearby this weekend.

The men, one white, one black, sometimes show up together, but typically just one demands money while the other waits outside, police say.

Their spree started around 4 p.m. on Saturday when the white guy held... Read more

By - 12/21/13 - 11:38 am

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on a recent BRA planning meeting at which an architect for the Hook family discussed how it would like to build some sort of tower on the current property - with the lobster place staying in the first floor.

By - 12/17/13 - 5:28 pm
Beverly Scott watches blinking lights

At the height of the storm, the T posted a photo of General Manager Beverly Scott watching the displays at the T's High Street command center.

That was just about when a train at Tufts Medical Center on the Orange Line decided it wanted a change of careers, stranding the same sort of commuters who got stuck when another Orange Line train died... Read more

By - 12/16/13 - 6:00 pm
Mob at South Station

Maybe it's track problems. Maybe it's langoliers. Whatever the reason, Rob is in the midst of a last-train-out-of-Paris scene at South Station this rush hour.

By - 12/15/13 - 3:55 pm

After performing quite well during the storm last night (except for that little fire at Aquarium on the Blue Line), the T is struggling this afternoon:

On the Green Line, something went horribly awry with a switch and now there are supposedly shuttle buses from Kenmore to points inbound. At 3:20 p.m., Sam H. tweeted:

Shuttles replacing B, C, and D inbound at Kenmore

... Read more
By - 12/13/13 - 7:00 pm
Tobogganing in Franklin Park

The BPL has posted lots of photos of Boston in the snow in the old days, such as this postcard showing tobogganing at Franklin Park sometime in the early years of the 20th century.

Back in 1941, the city still used one-horsepower plows on the Common, as Leslie Jones showed:

One horsepower

In 1939, parents in... Read more

By - 12/12/13 - 11:18 pm
Tower and tree

R2_SNEWeather looked up from Quincy Market the other night.

Copyright R2_SNEWeather. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 12/12/13 - 3:57 pm

Shortly before the southbound platform was evacuated as well. Photo by Fatty.

UPDATE, 4:45 p.m.: Transit Police report the package has been "cleared"- by an X-ray - which means service can resume soon. But expect "severe" residual delays, the T warns. WBZ reports the object was a duffle bag with wires coming out of it.

Transit Police have evacuated the three Red Line platforms at Park Street due to a suspicious package on an Alewife-bound train there.... Read more

By - 12/12/13 - 11:26 am
Mailbox on a bike

Neal Gaffey spotted this US Postmaster approved bicycle at City Hall today.

By - 12/12/13 - 9:43 am

Transit Police report they are looking for the guy captured on video swiping an unattended bag - with a laptop inside - from near the McDonald's in the South Station bus terminal around 5:20 p.m. on Dec. 2.

By - 12/10/13 - 8:11 pm

WECB reports on the theater built under the M. Steinert & Sons piano store on Boylston Street in 1896 - and still in existence, although:

The curious hall now serves as a mausoleum for dusty, crippled and out-of-use pianos.

By - 12/9/13 - 8:20 am

If you're suddenly realizing you left your laptop and your backpack under a seat on the Green Line last night or this morning, well, every other Lechmere rider now hates you.

Red Line riders are having issues as well, due to an unconscious person having to be taken off a train at Park Street.

By - 12/8/13 - 2:13 pm

The Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics put together this video of people getting married in City Hall. Also see the Tumblr site.

By - 12/7/13 - 1:35 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports outgoing Mayor Tom Menino has agreed to designate the area in front of the Boston Garden "blighted" so that he can give the Garden and developers a multimillion tax break for developing in such a horrid area - and the right to make one of their proposed towers 45 stories, to be filled with luxury residential units.... Read more

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