By - 9/15/15 - 8:26 pm
Rendering of proposed upgrade to Center Plaza

Architect's rendering.

Shorenstein Properties of San Francisco, which owns Center Plaza, has filed plans with the BRA for renovations to the building between City Hall Plaza and the courthouses of Pemberton Square and to add roughly 30,000 square feet of new office and retail space. Read more.

By - 9/15/15 - 3:30 pm

But first, the city is looking for a company that wants to start running events and other features on City Hall Plaza - when it's not being used for Super Bowl rallies, Boston Calling, Donna Summer disco bashes and the like. Read more.

By - 9/13/15 - 12:19 pm
Millennium Tower with tower crane

If you squint at Zinnia's photo, the crane next to the Millennium Tower looks like the world's largest bug.

By - 9/9/15 - 1:32 pm
Lizard in downtown Boston

Graham Shepherd reports he was walking on School Street this morning when he tripped over "this huge LIZARD."

He reports Animal Control came by not long after to scoop the lizard up. No word on what the lizard was doing on School Street, but maybe the poor thing was trying to escape because it finally grew tired of its owner calling it Stumpy.

By - 9/7/15 - 11:08 pm

The Globe reports Don Chiofaro thinks the city should help him out with his proposal to replace the Aquarium garage with a big complex because it won't let him build it quite as big as he wants.

By - 9/6/15 - 1:09 pm
Fireworks over Boston Harbor

David Parsons watched the fireworks over Boston Harbor last night.

Fireworks video.

More photos of the fireworks.

Copyright David Parsons. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 9/3/15 - 12:00 pm

One man was stabbed and another suffered lacerations to his hands in an incident around 11:10 a.m. on Mason Street near Avery. The more seriously injured man is expected to survive. Police are investigating whether they got stabbed when they tried to rob a man who happened to have a knife on him.

By - 9/2/15 - 4:54 pm
Dog in boat in Boston Harbor

Guy was puttering around the water in front of Christopher Columbus Park today, and his dog spent most of the time in the bow.

By - 9/2/15 - 10:27 am
Shopper's Park Orange Line entrance removed in Downtown Crossing

Tim Lawrence watched the destruction of the Shopper's Park entrance to Downtown Crossing station this morning.

Shopper's Park was a small tree-lined area next to the headhouse, created by Filene's and then torn down when some New York developer demolished the main part of the Filene's building to create a giant hole.

By - 9/1/15 - 3:20 pm
View from the top of the crane being used at Millennium Tower in downtown Boston

Downtown Boston BID provides this photo from the top of the crane being used to build Millennium Tower in Downtown Crossing - now the highest point in the city.

By - 8/30/15 - 8:07 pm
Setting sun from Thompson Island

Manu enjoyed the sunset from Thompson Island this evening.

By - 8/29/15 - 3:12 pm

State Police report a Norwood man died in a crash on the northbound side of the O'Neill Tunnel around midnight. Read more.

By - 8/28/15 - 12:07 pm
Strandbeests on City Hall Plaza

MikeKix gives us an overview of the strandbeests moving around City Hall Plaza at lunchtime.

By - 8/28/15 - 11:00 am

Boston Police have released this photo of a man wanted for an attack on Aug. 20 in District A-1 - which covers downtown, the North End, Chinatown and Beacon Hill.

The Victim was pistol whipped and suspect stole a Rolex watch valued at approximately $10,000 USC. Suspect fled in a dark-colored sedan that was parked nearby with possible North Carolina plates or out of state plates.

Police did not have additional information this morning.

By - 8/27/15 - 9:45 am
Long Wharf shelter in Boston

A shelter it was, a shelter it will stay, judge rules.

A federal judge ruled yesterday the BRA cannot lease the pavilion at the end of Long Wharf to a restaurant because its very own documents show the shelter was always intended to be part of a public park, not a structure available for a commercial lease.

The ruling by US District Court Judge Patti Saris, in what she called "the Long War for Long Wharf," is a victory for a group of North End residents who have been battling with the BRA over the pavilion for years. Read more.

By - 8/26/15 - 6:02 pm
Musician tries to muscle Keytar Bear off downtown corner

Seconds after the shove.

At 5:43 p.m., a shocked Abby Cirella reported from State and Congress:

Keytar Bear was just pushed by other local musician.

Why would anybody push Keytar Bear? She continues: Read more.

By - 8/25/15 - 11:51 am

The owner of the former Windsor Button Shop on Temple Place told the Boston Licensing Board he's close to an agreement with a restaurant operator to take over the space that was once promised to become a downtown outlet of a Somerville Mexican place. Read more.