Downtown

By - 9/4/14 - 9:49 am
Reflective glass on skyscraper on State Street

JB Parrett looked up to see one skyscraper reflected in another on State Street.

By - 9/3/14 - 4:21 pm
Government Center MBTA station being rebuilt in Boston

DD808 shows us the above-ground progress on rebuilding the Government Center T stop.

By - 9/3/14 - 8:49 am
Hazmat truck and a Dunkin' Donuts truck in downtown Boston

UPDATE, 11:54 a.m.: Truck still there, street still blocked.

High Street by International Place is cordoned off by police this morning due to a situation involving a Dunkin' Donuts truck.

No, the coffee didn't drain into a sewer. Nor did firefighters discover what's in the turkey sausage or the donuts.

Ed Baur reports one of the tractor's diesel tanks began... Read more

By - 9/1/14 - 1:57 pm
Labor Day parade in Boston's Park Square.

Leslie Jones photographed the Labor Day parade through Park Square in 1920, back when "Labor Day Parades were common."

Photo from the BPL's Leslie Jones collection used under this Creative Commons license.

By - 8/30/14 - 10:49 am

Boston Magazine reports the Bostonian Society is taking down the two symbols of British rule from the Old State House for repair.

By - 8/30/14 - 12:07 am
Boston Harbor at night

JB Parrett enjoyed the night air on Boston Harbor Friday night.

By - 8/29/14 - 1:13 pm
Irish Famine Memorial statue with a pigeon on her head

City officials say they're noodling ways to keep pigeons away from the statutes of the Irish Famine Memorial in Downtown Crossing, since signs urging people to stop feeding the damn birds have failed miserably.

In response to a citizen request to clean the statues, the city says:

The statues in this area are rinsed twice a week (Sunday and Wednesday) as. well as the

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By - 8/28/14 - 5:12 pm

At 5:05 p.m., Beaz reported signal problems meant a 45-minute trip from Ruggles to State Street.

By - 8/28/14 - 12:16 pm

The RMV announced today that its replacement for the Chinatown branch opens Sept. 15 in that parking garage/office building atop the Haymarket T stop that will also house the Boston Public Market.

The RMV will occupy the building's second and third floors. In addition to standard RMV functions, visitors will also get to enjoy a new E-ZPass customer center.

The RMV will open the office... Read more

By - 8/28/14 - 9:50 am

Citizens Bank branch at 40 Summer St., around 9:40 a.m. Police report the suspect is a black man in his 20s, 5'8" to 5'10", wearing a black scally cap, a white short-sleeved shirt with a black checkerboard pattern, gray pants and black shoes.

By - 8/27/14 - 1:33 pm

The T just sent out the following alert for South Station commuter-rail riders:

Expect significant delays in the PM commute after incident impeding tracks.

Might be due to a train that kind of derailed after a collision in the yard south of the station.... Read more

By - 8/26/14 - 3:49 pm

Roxbury, MA – It is election season for Massachusetts residents! There are so many important issues that need to be addressed. Whether it be violence in the community, education, the economy, or green energy, everyone needs to be heard. For the first time, the Young Professionals Network of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts (YPNULEM) is hosting a series entitled “Candid Conversations”. During this series,... Read more

By - 8/26/14 - 9:11 am

The Citizens Bank branch at 6 Ave. de Lafayette was held up shortly after 9 a.m. by a black man, about 5'7" and thin, wearing a black knit Patriots cap and a gray dress shirt with the sleeves rolled up.

By - 8/23/14 - 7:00 am

Stanley Staco reports a man was stabbed around 10:45 p.m., Friday, outside Sissy K's, 6 Commercial St.

By - 8/22/14 - 4:31 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decided yesterday the Boston Garden committed no violations that led to 86 people needing medical attention, a sexual assault and a beating the night of a June 25 concert by Swedish DJ Avicii.

At a hearing on Tuesday, Garden officials said they had beefed up security and EMT details that night based in part on problems at other Avicii... Read more

By - 8/22/14 - 1:47 pm
USS Constitution in Boston Harbor

Jan looked out her office window this morning to see Old Ironsides returning from Castle Island after a salute of volleys.

The nation's oldest commissioned warship goes into drydock for two years of repairs in March.

Jocelyn photographed the Constitution from East Boston, on her way out to Castle Island.

USS Constitution

Ted... Read more

By - 8/22/14 - 1:42 pm

Spotted shortly after noon at Tremont and Winter, Spare Change Guy, back on duty.

By - 8/22/14 - 9:31 am

Riders from the south and west got to enjoy the scenic vistas of the South Station rail yards this morning when Amtrak's signals failed yet again, and trains were unable to pull into the station. America's Railroad fixed the problem shortly after 9:15 and trains began pulling in.

Last month:
T says South Station problems not their fault, riders go 'Oy, gevalt!'... Read more

By - 8/19/14 - 1:26 pm

As Boston Garden officials pledged to do more to prevent another EDM "mass casualty incident," public-safety officials said they had to deal with more than just several dozen chemically impaired show goers before a June 25 Avicii concert.

At a Boston Licensing Board hearing this morning, police said one woman was sexually assaulted during the concert. A Garden security guard noticed the attack and broke... Read more

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