Downtown

By - 2/22/18 - 5:09 pm
Pigeon sheltering from the snow in Downtown Crossing

As the snow began to fall on Washington Street in Downtown Crossing this afternoon, a pigeon found a place to ride out the storm.

On the other side of the Shawmut Peninsula, some sailors were not as eager to get in from the snow: Read more.

By - 2/22/18 - 9:52 am
Owl in the O'Neill Tunnel

Updated.

A snowy owl that somehow got into the O'Neill Tunnel fared little better than Larry the Turkey: Mass. Environmental Police report the bird was scooped up near the Government Center exit yesterday and rushed to the Tufts wildlife clinic in Grafton for treatment. The Globe reports the bird died.

By - 2/21/18 - 11:44 am

In a letter to the state, the BPDA says it's resolved its long-standing issues with Don Chiofaro and the city is now OK with him replacing the Aquarium garage with a 600-foot tower (yes, just one), as part of a waterfront master plan that would also see new open space at what is now a Long Wharf parking lot and a new deck for the Harborwalk near the Moakley Bridge. Read more.

By - 2/20/18 - 11:17 am

What appeared to be a friendly chat about hurling at the Black Rose, 160 State St., took a quick violent turn when one guy declared himself "the best hurler in America" and warned the other man "if you don't fucking shut up , I will bite your fucking nose off" - and then tried to do just that, police said at a Boston Licensing Board hearing this morning. Read more.

By - 2/19/18 - 9:14 pm

NBC Boston interviews the organizers of the Boston March for Our Lives rally on Boston Common on March 24 - Julian Lopez-Leyva, a student at Bunker Hill Community College and Kim Long, leader of the Massachusetts chapter of Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense In America.

By - 2/17/18 - 10:31 am
Dancing kid with Keytar Bear

JB Parrett caught a performance by Keytar Bear and a fan the other day.

By - 2/16/18 - 10:09 am
Dock Square rendering

Architect's rendering

A Brooklyn developer has filed detailed plans for its proposed remake of the dowdy Dock Square garage, from several levels of parking with a restaurant at the bottom into a shimmering 17-story residential building with several levels of parking and a restaurant at the bottom. Read more.

By - 2/15/18 - 4:34 pm
Architect's rendering of Haymarket hotel

Architect's rendering.

Boston and New York developers say they're on track to begin work this spring on a 265-room hotel on Blackstone Street between Hanover and North streets that will include upgrades to Blackstone Street - including a place for Haymarket vendors to stow trash. Read more.

By - 2/15/18 - 10:31 am

Boston Police report arresting a Quincy man on gun and pot-distribution charges after he was unable to outrun officers who spotted him in an apparent drug transaction at Tremont Street and Temple Place yesterday afternoon. Read more

By - 2/15/18 - 8:52 am

Hood Will Hunting reports:

This morning I watched four Seagulls get into a knife fight on Causeway Street over sidewalk leftovers from Halftime Pizza. Yes it's that good.

By - 2/13/18 - 5:47 pm

Today's slog hour on the Red Line is brought to you by a flatlined train near Park Street.

By - 2/12/18 - 10:26 am
Zakim Bridge from the North Point Bridge

Nick Gillham took a walk on the North Point pedestrian bridge last night.

Copyright Nick Gillham. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr..

By - 2/11/18 - 12:52 pm

And NorthEndWaterfront.com has photos.

By - 2/10/18 - 9:08 pm
School Street bnak robber

The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force has posted photos of the guy it says held up the Randolph Savings Bank branch at 19 School St. downtown shortly after noon yesterday. Read more.

By - 2/9/18 - 9:34 am

Investors are snapping up condos in the heart of Boston like nobody's business, and Mayor Walsh's proposed regulations wouldn't do enough to stop them from squeezing out people who actually want to live in the city, according to a study by a consortium of neighborhood groups. Read more.

By - 2/7/18 - 12:04 pm
Mystery judge in Supreme Judicial Court

You run one of the oldest courts in North America, you go through a lot of judges. Outside the office of Ralph Gants, current chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, hangs this portrait of a former justice. Only problem is: Nobody knows who he is. Read more.

By - 2/7/18 - 9:01 am
Sunrise over Boston Harbor

Our own Cybah took in the pre-storm sunrise from Long Wharf this morning.

He had some fellow early risers: Read more.

By - 2/6/18 - 9:13 am
Sunrise over the Zakim and under the viaduct

Rob Littlefield watched the sunrise through the Green Line viaduct over the Charles near the Museum of Science this morning.

Cybah found an equally engaging view on the other side of the ol' Shawmut Peninsula: Read more.

By - 2/5/18 - 5:06 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court judge today sentenced Craig Lawlor, 25, to five to six years in state prison, followed by six months in a county jail, for drunkenly driving his pickup into Jersey barriers in the Sumner Tunnel, which killed his friend, Dillon Cohen, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.