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By - 10/6/14 - 11:53 am

The Massachusetts Court of Appeals today ordered a new trial to determine how much the MBTA owes a woman who suffered serious neck injuries when Green Line operator Aiden Quinn plowed through a red light and crashed into another trolley in 2009, saying her lawyer manipulated the jury's emotions by repeatedly raising issues not supported by any evidence during the trial.

"The sheer number... Read more

By - 10/5/14 - 7:33 pm
Poe statue in Boston

Arturo Gossage attended the unveiling of the Edgar Allan Poe statue today.

Copyright Arturo Gossage. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 10/3/14 - 10:36 am

And what better place for it than the Greenway? Not because the 1919 sticky death flood happened there, but because the Greenway is where all memorials are supposed to go these days (and the state is seeking proposals for what to put atop Big Dig ramps).

By - 10/2/14 - 5:50 pm

A park ranger was knocked to the ground around 5:30 p.m. at Milk and Surface streets by three to five guys on BMX bikes, who then pedaled off into downtown.

They're described as white, in hoodies, all with large black gauges in their ear lobes.

By - 10/2/14 - 9:36 am

The Globe reports on architect Cesar Pelli's proposed 528-foot-high replacement for much of the Government Center garage. Is Boston ready for curvy glass?

By - 10/1/14 - 1:15 pm

City councilors talked tough today: They don't want the current operator of Faneuil Hall Marketplace to ditch the pushcart vendors that have long peddled their wares there.

City Councilors Michael Flaherty and Tito Jackson both accused Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp. of duplicity, telling different city agencies different stories about the fate of the pushcarts.

"This is really an interesting question because we have a larger... Read more

By - 10/1/14 - 9:58 am

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on a MassDOT/BRA meeting to consider how to cover the ramps leading to the tunnel under the Greenway.

Among the most interesting options presented for Parcels 12 and 6 were elevated pedestrian walkways that cover the ramps and provide above ground (~15' high) observation areas. The ramp covers and high decks could be designed to be similar to sections of the popular

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By - 9/30/14 - 6:20 pm

A bouncer at the Place, 2 Broad St., faces arraignment next month for a July incident in which he allegedly put a customer into a coma for four days.

A Boston Municipal Court clerk-magistrate decided earlier this month to summon Kevin Blackmore, 37, for arraignment on Oct. 5 on a charge of assault and battery after hearing allegations that that Blackmore punched the man and... Read more

By - 9/29/14 - 5:49 pm
Bus vs. car in downtown Boston

B. Moynihan shows us what happens when two objects try to occupy the same space at the same time - granted, a bus and a car in the area of Federal and Franklin rather than two electrons, but the principle's the same, no?

By - 9/29/14 - 7:39 am

Miniature Buddha watched a dudebro get to a cigarette on the opposite platform at Aquarium last night.

By - 9/28/14 - 1:01 pm
Derek Jeter outside the Four Seasons

Wad1980 was on his morning run around the Public Garden when he noticed some hubbub outside the Four Seasons.

Salute to one of the all-time Yankees greats as he prepares for his final game! You made the Red Sox rivalry what it was!

Not long after, Jeter boarded the team bus for his last game at Fenway.... Read more

By - 9/26/14 - 11:38 am
Pigeons on the walls at Government Center in Boston

Melissa Obleada shows us part of the mural being painted on the barriers around the Government Center T-station construction site.

Anybody know who's doing the painting?

UPDATE: It's the same guys who did the Nelson Mandela mural in Roxbury, working with Heidi Schork and the Boston Mural crew (H/t Joyce).... Read more

By - 9/26/14 - 9:18 am
SUV crashed at Milk Street in downtown Boston

Steph Liu reports the crash happened around 8:30 a.m. on Milk and Arch streets, which she knows because she works in the building.

Amy DiSciullo also photographed the scene.

By - 9/26/14 - 7:55 am

Hyatt and UNITE HERE Local 26 say they've reached an agreement under which the hotel chain will pay $1 million to 100 workers terminated at the Hyatt Boston Harbor, Hyatt Regency Boston and Hyatt Regency Cambridge hotels in 2009 - and will give those workers priority for future job openings at the hotels.

“We never forgot the courage these workers showed by speaking up when

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By - 9/25/14 - 1:43 pm
Hazmat response on Tremont Street in downtown Boston

Tremont Street response. Photo by Josh Zisson. See it larger.

Fire officials ordered the evacuation of 131 Tremont St. at lunchtime after people in the Gentle Dental office on the ground floor began complaining of eye irritation.

A department spokesman says:

We evacuated the building because of the unknown reason why this was happening. Our haz mat technicians went through the office and building with
meters and all meters were negative. We turned

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By - 9/25/14 - 8:02 am

The Globe reports developer Steve Belkin is back with plans to replace an old municipal garage in Winthrop Square with a skyscraper that would rise 650 to 740 feet, depending on whether he wants to top the thing off with luxury condos.

Belkin originally proposed a 1,000-foot tower, but then the economy tanked - and those pesky FAA regulators said they didn't want... Read more

By - 9/23/14 - 7:52 pm
New mural on the transportation building on the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston.

Mark O'Neill took in a ska concert at the party to welcome Shinique Smith's new mural on that Big Dig structure on the Greenway in Dewey Square.

By - 9/22/14 - 4:06 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports on what might be a temporary shutdown of the Broad Street restaurant named for Chef Jason Santos's choice in hair dye.

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