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.
...have you ever seen a bigger load of out-of-touch elitist boosterism?
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.
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.
Blue Line service is moving kind of slow due to a train that is moving not at all at Bowdoin, the T reports.
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.
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.
Rob Littlefield captured the sunset for you.
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.
Police did not name the teen because of his age, but said he was arrested at 40 Veterans Ave. in Everett around 6:30 a.m. yesterday. He was charged with being delinquent for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
CNN Money reports the Japanese clothing chain is threatening to pull out of the US - which would include its new Faneuil Hall Marketplace store, the one that required substantial physical changes to the Quincy Market building - if the Trump administration insists it only sell clothing made in the US.
The Framingham Source reports Michael J. Kelleher, 23, left the Celtics game at the Garden around 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday and has not been seen since.
He's 6'2" and 180 lbs. His phone was last pinged around 9:40 p.m. on Tremont Street downtown, between Winter Street and Temple Place.
Abbi Matheson is livetweeting the appearance - two days late - of the anti-trans hate bus to Boston. They started on Cambridge Street in front of City Hall, plan to navigate to the State House and then hope to rile up Harvard students - assuming they can get around the protesters.
UPDATE: Mayor Walsh responds by raising the transgender flag above City Hall Plaza at 12:30 p.m.