Downtown

By - 4/20/16 - 3:58 pm
Remains of the greenhouse at Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Adam Castiglioni watched the demolition of the old Faneuil Hall Marketplace greenhouse, no doubt to be replaced with something that better befits our world-class tourist destination.

By - 4/17/16 - 6:48 pm

The T and Keolis are not very happy with Amtrak today. In an "important" statement on the signal woes that knocked out or slowed service into and out of South Station (including Amtrak's), the local rail operators write: Read more.

By - 4/17/16 - 5:29 pm

Titanium Cranium came upon this Downtown Crossing scene around 5 p.m. She reports that the driver was finally able to extricate himself and his truck, with a 30-degree turn.

By - 4/17/16 - 9:09 am

UPDATE: Amtrak got the signals working again around 2 p.m.

Around 8:45 a.m., the T announced: "Due to a signal problem, South Side trains cannot arrive to/depart from South Station." Again.

The T blamed Amtrak for the problems. Again.

By - 4/16/16 - 7:47 pm

Catboston started up at the big fruit at Faneuil Hall Marketplace today.

By - 4/15/16 - 12:05 pm

Frank Oglesby Jr. (you know, the "The next Red Line train to Ashmont is now approaching" guy) narrates this brief tour of the T's Operations Control Center on High Street.

By - 4/15/16 - 11:46 am

Miel Brasserie Provencal is advertising, in blue and yellow, a Pasta Strong dinner on Sunday.

By - 4/14/16 - 10:06 pm

NorthEast Fire Alert reports a mattress caught on fire on the fourth floor of the Omni Parker House on School Street shortly after 9:30 p.m. Sprinklers mostly doused the blaze; but firefighters ran a hose up there just in case.

By - 4/12/16 - 3:51 pm

And we're looking right at you, Art Papas. It's nice that your software company is growing fast and charging hard and adding employees like nobody's business at your spiffy new digs on Summer Street in the Financial District, but, no, Mr. Master of the Universe bro sir, that area is not being renamed Innovation Crossing. FiDi is bad enough.

By - 4/12/16 - 7:29 am

Karen Cord Taylor tags along with a Beacon Hill resident who now does most of her weekly grocery shopping at the Boston Public Market at Haymarket.

By - 4/11/16 - 4:42 pm
$1-million bill

Rick is now busy figuring out how to spend the $1-million bill he got from some religious group in Downtown Crossing today.

By - 4/11/16 - 9:09 am

Matt Conti was on hand for the rejiggering of the sculpture in the Armenian Heritage Park on the Greenway.

By - 4/10/16 - 5:50 pm
Turkey in Post Office Square in Boston

We are apparently now at Peak Turkey: They really are everywhere. Trevor spotted this bird by the cafe on the Franklin Street side of Post Office Square today and has a simple question:

How is there a turkey in Post Office Square???

By - 4/7/16 - 5:54 pm

Erica Mattison videoed a Park Street platform today.

By - 4/7/16 - 1:51 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports some of the incentives the city and state will give GE could go to turn 26 Court Street into an innovation lab aimed at bringing good things to GE through collaboration with local companies and researchers. Read more.

By - 4/6/16 - 5:56 pm
Inside the Custom House clock tower in Boston

The other side of 6. See it larger.

One hundred years ago today, the clock inside the Custom House Tower began running. At exactly noon.

In 1950, the federal government replaced the mechanism up near the top of the tower with a new clock, built by E.Howard in Waltham. By the 1980s, though, the clock mechanisms had fallen apart. A key gear sat at ground level, broken beyond repair. Read more.

By - 4/5/16 - 6:14 pm

Gin Dumcius reports the two-years-in-the-making like-new Government Center station is already leaking.

UPDATE: MBTA says it's on the case.

By - 4/5/16 - 12:09 pm

Transit Police report arresting a man they say exposed himself to two women on a Red Line train as it entered Park Street around 8:45 p.m. on March 27.

Police add: Read more.