Some switch seized up this morning, causing delays on both inbound and outbound trains at South Station.
The Boston Business Journal reports a newish, but painfully short office building at 171 Tremont, across Avery from the Loews complex, could be replaced by a luxury tower. In completely unshocking news, the architect will be Elkus Manfredi.
No word if the developers plan on calling it something like Tremont on the Park.... Read more
Craig Caplan's compiled the definitive guide to the watering holes of Downtown Crossing.
Updated with info from BFD.
An annual event that lets car enthusiasts show off their modified rides at the Post Office Square garage ended a bit early when the Boston Fire Department arrived to figure out why smoke detectors went off and wound up evacuating the garage due to elevated carbon-monoxide levels.
"That can't be good," Claire says of the new sinkhole she photographed outside the Tip O'Neill Building around noon.
City health officials and police are trying to figure out what's causing a sharp increase in drug overdoses in Boston this year.
The Boston Public Health Commission said today the city had 32 suspected overdoses this past weekend - concentrated downtown and in East Boston and Dorchester. The same period last year saw just 8 overdoses.
In a statement, the commission said samples from street... Read more
Transit Police report they are looking for these three guys on charges they beat and "verbally abused" a man at State Street on the Orange Line around 1:30 a.m. on Saturday.
The three are in their early to mid-20s.
The first subject was wearing a black and white horizontal sweater, blue jeans and blue sneakers. The second subject was wearing a dark colored jacket... Read more
The city has shut the old Northern Avenue Bridge "indefinitely" following a safety inspection that showed it was no longer even safe for pedestrians and bicyclists, according to a memo sent around today to local employers by the Seaport Transportation Management Association.
Walkers and bicyclists now need to take the Moakley Bridge - which was supposed to completely replace the Northern Avenue span... Read more
Boston Police report they are investigating two incidents involving rideshare drivers indecently assaulting female passengers early Sunday - and a third incident involving a woman picked up by somebody she thought was a rideshare driver but who turned out not to be one.
Police did not identify the services involved in the incidents, which occurred between roughly 1 and 3 a.m. in Dorchester, Allston... Read more
The West Roxbury Committee To Stop the West Roxbury Lateral Pipeline Cites The Danger In Placing the Large Vulnerable Gas Pipeline Adjacent To Their Homes & An Active Quarry.
Paul Levy, who knows something about failing hospitals, having become CEO of Beth Israel just as the state wanted to shut it down, takes a look at the proposed merger of Boston Medical Center and Tufts Medical Center - and how to keep the merger from simply becoming " a case of strapping two leaky lifeboats together, leading to a faster demise than if... Read more
A Black Lives Matter protest that started on the Common wended its way around downtown Boston this afternoon.
State Police report:
On Tuesday, the State Police placed the trooper depicted in the video on restricted duty pending completion of a department investigation. The name of the trooper is not being released while the internal investigation is underway.
The Globe reports.
Jed Hresko captured a crew hooking up a generator to get the traffic lights around South Station working again after they went out right at rush hour.
A Twitter-enabled Christmas tree in the lobby of Boston City Hall lets anybody around the world change its colors just by tweeting at it.
The Wicked Cool Tree, a project of the Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics and the city IT department, involves 720 LED lights wrapped around your basic tree, connected to three WiFI-enabled Arduino boards that control the lights based on commands... Read more
Lauren Mack tours the Aquarium. No penguins, though?
Via Boston Reddit.
The Boston City Archives has begun digitizing its collection of photos of Boston Elevated Railway photos, including a set showing construction of the North Station/Lechmere section, such as this photo of Haymarket Square on March 24, 1909.