Downtown

By - 12/3/16 - 11:16 am
Tremont Street break-in suspect
Tremont Street suspect

Nicole Chan posted photos of this guy, who was snooping around her Tremont Street business around 2:30 p.m. yesterday, looking for stuff to lift.

He's lucky he escaped. Chan's business is Trapology, in which people pay to be locked into a room, then try to escape, using clues and puzzle solving to figure a way out.

By - 12/2/16 - 7:26 pm

BPS high-school students are organizing a walkout on Monday that could see students rally on the Common at 2 p.m. before marching on the State House and rallying in front of City Hall: Read more.

By - 11/29/16 - 11:13 am

Seems Boston has this nifty little search tool that lets you type in a car's license-plate number and see when it was last towed (and to where).

Over on Boston Reddit, mac_question has been using the tool to follow the exploits of a 2017 Fiat sports car (no, that's not an oxymoron), whose owner keeps parking it haphazardly at Summer and High streets downtown. In the past three months, the car has been towed five times from that spot. Maybe it's still cheaper than a deeded parking space?

By - 11/28/16 - 10:24 am

Boston Police report arresting Erik Swanson, 33, on charges he broke into the Shrine of St. Anthony on Friday and stole several items. Read more.

By - 11/26/16 - 5:57 pm
St. Anthony's Shrine burglar

St. Anthony's Shrine on Arch Street has posted photos of the well-dressed guy they say broke into the shrine between 4 and 6 a.m. yesterday. If he looks familiar, you know the number to call.

By - 11/23/16 - 8:09 pm
Giant red bow

With exterior renovations finished on the Flour and Grain Exchange building on the Greenway, owner Related Beal has brought back the giant red bow that has long adorned it during the holiday season. Jed Hresko snapped this photo while watching workers install it.

Last year:
Just a tiny bow.

By - 11/22/16 - 7:57 pm

No need to show up on the Common on Friday, Greg Cook reports.

By - 11/22/16 - 4:57 pm
Inspiring note at the Park Street MBTA station

Jason noticed this note at the Park Street T stop today:

I love this. We could all use some kindness these days.

By - 11/19/16 - 11:23 pm

Boston Police report two officers suffered head and knee injuries while trying to arrest a man they first stopped to talk to because he was smoking on the Common, which is illegal. Read more.

By - 11/18/16 - 11:33 am

Scott Kirsner reports that Michael Dell, yes, that Michael Dell, has purchased a condo in Millennium Tower and actually plans to live in it.

By - 11/17/16 - 1:21 pm

For at least the third time today, a Red Line train (probably not the same one, but who knows?) has flat lined, this time near South Station. Or as Yung Carl Jung puts it:

I'm on #RedLine Braintree bound train #01868 rn & it's stuck in a tunnel. what the eff is going on?

By - 11/16/16 - 2:53 pm

The CBC reports the province treats the tree not just as thanks, but as tourism and seafood promotion. And that includes paying WCVB $75,000 to broadcast the tree getting lit on the Common each year - and $41,000 to the city of Boston.

By - 11/15/16 - 11:42 am

Mark Novak shows us the morning king tide at Long Wharf. Read more.

By - 11/14/16 - 5:12 pm

People who really are opposed to the Trump presidency are warning other people away from an alleged anti-Trump rally Friday night on the Common. No, don't show up at the Common prepared for "an intimidating show of force" in which to "smash the fascists."

UPDATE: Now the page is for a neo-Nazi pep rally.

By - 11/14/16 - 9:35 am

Like most of us, Natalia remembers when Filene's was replaced with the Filene's Memorial Hole. When it started getting filled in with a building, she started taking pictures of Millennium Tower getting built.

Since I worked in downtown and generally carried my camera with me everywhere I went, I decided to start documenting the progress of the tower.

By - 11/13/16 - 10:51 am

The Herald reports on the boos Wanda Sykes got at last night's Comics Come Home cancer benefit at the Garden when she started insulting our impending commander in chief.

The Herald doesn't report on the walkouts that happened after she was followed by our own Triumph the Insult Human, Nick DiPaolo: Read more.

By - 11/12/16 - 12:06 am
Writing on the wall at Park Street station

When Venita Subramanian heard about some artists in New York who put out markers and sticky notes so subway riders could write up inspirational messages on a station wall, she thought Boston should do the same thing. Read more.

By - 11/11/16 - 7:15 pm
Immigrant family on Boston Common

Jake went to the vigil and protest on Boston Common today.

By - 11/10/16 - 6:57 pm

A few weeks after antenna problems waylaid WBZ over the air, Emerson's WERS is reporting antenna problems that is knocking it off the air. The Emerson station reports, however, its online livestream is working fine.