By - 11/9/15 - 12:05 pm

Downtown Crossing is getting a Forever 21 (where the Tello's used to be). Now if only we could get a Spencer Gifts.

By - 11/6/15 - 4:49 pm

Tweet Cheeks reports from the Back Bay City Sports: They've only marked stuff down 10%. Ditto at the Downtown Crossing outlet, MG reports. Savvy going-out-of-business-sales fans know the deep discounts don't start the first day - and even when they do, be wary, because liquidation pros sometimes mark stuff up first so they don't lose out that much when they mark it down.

By - 11/5/15 - 9:54 pm

Boston Metro interviews the winners of the auctions for the murals that graced the Green Line station at Government Center until the current reconstruction project started.

By - 11/5/15 - 3:53 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today gave Roche Bros. a packie license for its new Downtown Crossing store.

At a hearing yesterday, Roche Bros. President Gary Pfeil told the board that the chain held a number of focus groups with current downtown residents and workers and discovered that people enjoying life in the heart of the city have a different way of entertaining guests: They're more likely to have parties with cocktails and appetizers than sit-down dinners. Read more.

By - 11/4/15 - 8:20 pm
Working on the Government Center MBTA station

Two workers finished up installation of one wall of the new glass panels at the Government Center T station today.

By - 11/4/15 - 3:58 pm
Salvation Army bell ringer in Downtown Crossing

Downtown Crossing bell ringer today. Photo by Craig Caplan.

It's barely the first week in November, and we already have a bell-ringer sighting.

MBTA North Station subway concourse about 3:40 pm.

Sure, the Army does some very good work. But do us all a favor and wait another six weeks before ringing your bells.

By - 11/3/15 - 1:34 pm
Dylan Dreyer at Faneuil Hall

Renee Graham captured the former Channel 7 meteorologist today as she filmed some sort of segment for her current job at the Today Show. Yesterday, she ate pizza at Regina Pizzeria.

By - 11/2/15 - 10:40 am reports the BRA is appealing a federal judge's ruling that turning the shelter at the end of the wharf into a restaurant would violate its own pledges not to do so. Read more.

By - 11/2/15 - 10:10 am

The City of Boston Credit Union will underwrite fireworks over the harbor as 2016 begins, the mayor's office announced today.

The credit union will kick in $30,000 towards the pyrotechnics, good news since the company now running First Night said last week it didn't have any money for them.

By - 11/2/15 - 6:27 am
Plane over Zakim Bridge in Boston

Nick Cosky was taking a long-exposure photo of the Zakim from North Point Park in Cambridge when a plane flew by last night.

By - 11/1/15 - 4:51 pm

No, don't worry, it's not Vornado. Banker & Tradesman reports (subscription required) that Midwood Investment and Development, which has been sitting on the Payless building at Bromfield and Washington since at least 2008, will file plans with the BRA for a tower kitty-corner from the Millennium project.

H/t Steve Adams.

By - 10/31/15 - 2:39 pm

Bryan Becker videoed an unusual performance at Faneuil Hall.

Via Boston Reddit.

By - 10/29/15 - 6:03 pm

The new Roche Bros. in the old Filene's Basement goes before the Boston Licensing Board next week to request a license to sell adult libations along with its prepared meals and groceries.

The board's hearings begin at 10 a.m. in its eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall.

By - 10/29/15 - 5:10 pm

A Somerville man losing a fight outside the Point bar on Hanover Street early this morning regained the advantage by pulling out a knife and stabbing his opponent in the neck, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 10/29/15 - 1:25 pm
Frankentide sign on Morrissey Boulevard

Earlier this week, whichever imp runs the signboards on Morrissey Boulevard programmed the one heading away from UMass to warn of ghoulish tides over the next few days.

Walking along Boston Harbor near the Aquarium at lunchtime today, Jason Richardson discovered they weren't kidding:

Read more.

By - 10/29/15 - 12:53 pm

St. Francis House and the Archdiocese of Boston are seeking BRA permission to convert the old Young Men's Christian Union building at 48 Boylston St. into 46 apartments for residents making no more than 60% of the area's median income. Read more.

By - 10/29/15 - 9:15 am

WHDH reports the stabbing happened at Marshall and Hanover streets around 1 a.m.

By - 10/28/15 - 8:19 am

A wide-awake citizen files a complaint at 3:48 a.m. about construction at Beverly and Lovejoy:

Construction all night causing a ton of noise. Still going on at 3:45am from last night. Sawing of pavement, dragging metal plates and jersey barriers around, smashing dirt, and a nonstop "beep" from the excavator. Please advise why this is happening. This is work for a building under construction so clearly not any sort of emergency work.