Downtown

By - 5/27/17 - 8:28 am

For the past week, dd808 has watched a bird he's calling Bugsy Seagull attack his or her own reflection in a Government Center window. The Animal Rescue League papered over the window, but Bugsy outsmarted them - he just moved to another window.

By - 5/26/17 - 10:14 am

K asks:

I need a place for lunch in DTX/FD that serves soup & has cozy booths.

By - 5/23/17 - 1:11 pm
Missing chihuahua: Hercules, stolen at South Station yesterday

Missing Dogs Massachusetts reports Hercules was in a carrier bag snatched yesterday from the South Station bus terminal. He's six years old, two lbs. and was wearing a neon-green harness. If you see him, call 774-955-6541.

By - 5/22/17 - 11:31 pm

The Dig is offering $500 in gift cards for information leading to the arrest, or just public shaming, of whoever is destroying its newsboxes in Downtown Crossing.

By - 5/17/17 - 6:22 pm

Justin Thompson reports an incident around 6:15 p.m. on the Red Line at South Station:

Woman fell onto outbound red line tracks at south station. Missed third rail, two good samaritans jumped in and pulled her out.

By - 5/15/17 - 9:05 am

John Duffill reports Boston firefighters responded to Macy's around 8:30 a.m. for a loading-dock fire. Firefighters knocked the fire down not long after, but then had to figure out how to keep the smoke that got into the basement from going up into the main part of the store.

By - 5/14/17 - 3:21 pm
Birds and birdfeed at Portal Park

A concerned citizen complains about a woman partial to Portal Park - the little green area at the Zakim/I-93 overlook next to the Garden:

Crazy birdfeed lady is at work and littering birdseed all over Portal park attracting rodents and pigeons.

By - 5/13/17 - 1:53 pm
Fascists on Boston Common

Margaret Felice caught some MAGAts defending their success with women or something on the Common today. Read more.

By - 5/12/17 - 2:29 pm

They pass you a trinket and then ask for money. Just curious.

By - 5/8/17 - 9:58 am
Sunken house on the Rose Kennedy Greenway

Adam Castiglioni took a gander at the newest installation on the Greenway, Mark Reigelman's The Meeting House.

By - 5/4/17 - 2:16 pm
Contrails over downtown Boston

Rob Littlefield looked out his window at lunchtime today.

By - 5/4/17 - 12:47 pm
Mayor White with Luke and C3-PO in Boston City Hall

On Star Wars Day, the Boston City Archives posted some photos of C3-PO, Luke and R2-D2 visiting with Mayor White at City Hall back in 1980.

By - 5/3/17 - 2:43 pm
The view from Peters Hill in Roslindale

Meghan Rauber took in the view of downtown and the Back Bay - and lots of trees - from the top of Peters Hill in the Arnold Arboretum yesterday.

By - 5/3/17 - 12:00 pm
Other designs for Boston City Hall

A couple of alternate designs.

Today is the anniversary of the 1962 selection of the design, by architects Gerhard Kallmann, Noel McKinnell and Edward Knowles for the crate Faneuil Hall came in Boston City Hall.

The Boston City Archives has posted photos of mockups of some of the losing designs. Think any were better?

By - 5/2/17 - 8:10 pm
Red Auerbach in Celtics green

Neil the Roving UHub photographer roved through Faneuil Hall Marketplace today and spotted Red rooting for the Celts.

By - 4/29/17 - 9:17 pm
Bee protesters on Boston Common

Greg Cook attended the climate rally on the Common today.

Ron Newman was also there.

By - 4/28/17 - 9:04 am

Emerson College Police report the Alley is shut because of a gas leak and is warning people to stay away.

The college is currently building a 374-bed, 20-story dormitory on one side of the Alley, where the Estate and the Sweetwater Cafe used to be.

By - 4/28/17 - 8:55 am
Fog over downtown Boston

Crusty N Confused watched the fog roll in this morning.

By - 4/27/17 - 2:33 pm
Proposed new South Station layout

Proposed expanded South Station.

A MassDOT environmental report details plans to expand South Station over nine years that would hinge on getting the Postal Service to finally abandon its giant facility along Fort Point Channel and moving the food-distribution companies of Widett Circle someplace else. Read more.

By - 4/27/17 - 10:12 am
Boston's Old North Church in the fog

On a foggy day, JB Parrett captured Old North Church in the North End - and the more recent buildings of downtown.