Downtown

By - 5/8/15 - 7:49 am
Echelman sculpture above the Rose Kennedy Greenway

Meaghan O'Malley shows us the view from her office of the Echelman floating sculpture above the Greenway.Read more

By - 5/6/15 - 11:36 am
Truck about to drive on Storrow Drive

Judging by how quiet the State Police Twitter feed is, we're going to assume that the driver of this truck, captured this morning by David Fisher, saw the second CARS ONLY sign and suddenly realized that, whoa, maybe he should stop and back up.

Monday:
If you're going to slam your truck into a Storrow overpass, do it right, we always say....Read more

By - 5/6/15 - 10:36 am

A new take-out sushi place could open soon at 92 State St.

State Street Sushi will be open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. if the Boston Licensing Board tomorrow approves its request for a food-serving license. Nobody opposed the granting of a license at a hearing this morning....Read more

By - 5/5/15 - 3:41 pm

Julian Tryba gives us the time-lapse of the installation of the Echelman piece above the Greenway.Read more

By - 5/2/15 - 12:30 am

Shortly after midnight. Arriving firefighters fairly quickly got him out of the water and into a boat, to await EMTs - who also had to help a firefighter injured in the rescue effort.Read more

By - 5/1/15 - 11:43 pm
Lion inside the Boston Public Library in Copley Square

Boston loves its lions. From stately lions in our main library to lions that spout water around a flagpole, from stylized lions with wings to lions that proclaim the majesty of the British empire, lions are our pride. Read more

And they're everywhere, even if sometimes you have to look way, way up to see them...Read more

By - 4/30/15 - 2:07 pm

This photo shows the scene outside a Downtown Crossing Citizens Bank yesterday afternoon not long after police arrived to arrest the guy on the ground - who didn't get far after he robbed a woman of her money and phone at the ATM, thanks to the bearded guy on the left, who grabbed him and held him for police.

Jeff, the man who stepped...Read more

By - 4/29/15 - 4:14 pm
Line at Roche Bros in Downtown Crossing, Boston

Dan O'Brien thought of Disneyworld when he saw the line of people waiting to get into the Downtown Crossing Roche Bros. on its opening day today.

The store is also accessible via the subway stop.Read more

By - 4/29/15 - 8:00 am

The Globe reports on Related Beal's proposal for a 14-story tower across Causeway from the ramps to the Zakim with " rents well below the going market rates."Read more

By - 4/26/15 - 1:45 pm
Hub of the Universe

Adam Castiglioni reports the developers of the old Filene's building have uncovered the old marker designating the exact center of all creation, right at the corner of Washington and Summer Streets, where it had lain covered up after Filene's went out of business in an era we'd just as soon prefer to forget.

The very definition of the Hub of the Universe....Read more

By - 4/25/15 - 6:38 am
Gracenote Coffee

The Boston Licensing Board considers a proposal for a coffee shop at 108 Lincoln St. at a hearing next week.

Gracenote Coffee, which already roasts beans, plans to open an eponymous coffee bar in the front half of an office there. It'll be staffed by the guy who now pedals the Coffee Trike around Dewey Square.

The board's hearings begin at 10 a.m....Read more

By - 4/25/15 - 6:15 am
Zakim Bridge as seen from Lovejoy Wharf

On Thursday, Greg MacKay took what he thinks might be the first night photograph of the Zakim Bridge from the newly re-opened Lovejoy Wharf.

Copyright Greg MacKay. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.Read more

By - 4/25/15 - 6:11 am

NorthEndWaterfront.com photographed the commemoration on the Greenway yesterday, attended by several thousand people.Read more

By - 4/24/15 - 11:29 am

Roche Bros. reports its new Downtown Crossing store, opening next Wednesday, will have entrances/exits onto the concourse of the Downtown Crossing T stop.Read more

By - 4/22/15 - 9:11 pm
Beige carpet in Boston financial district

Downtown's getting so upscale they've started carpeting the side streets, apparently, as Jed Hresko shows us.Read more

By - 4/22/15 - 9:05 am

Finn reports:

The MBTA is playing a message at N Station this morning about how Shawn Thornton takes the T to work.

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By - 4/20/15 - 6:13 pm
Darkened Maverick station on the MBTA's Blue Line

Alex Jafarzadeh shows us a darkened Maverick station on the Blue Line around 6 p.m.; reports trains were still running despite the lack of light.

Shortly after 5 p.m., riders began reporting issues on the other side of the harbor on the Blue Line.

The E Line, meanwhile, got shut between Northeastern and Heath due to a power problem....Read more

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