Tom Menino still gazes out at people heading toward one of the elevator banks and the zoning-board hearing room on the eighth floor of City Hall.
Roving UHub photographer John Pellegrino was among many people this morning to notice the desecration of the historic MTA trolleys parked at Boylston station.
Transit Police in the past have come down pretty hard on any taggers they catch.
A T spokesman said detectives are already hunting for the tagger and will review video from the station's surveillance cameras.... Read more
Boston Police report a man inside the CEX store, 44 Winter St., followed a customer outside last night and, after brandishing a gun, grabbed the person's wallet out of his pants at Winter and Tremont.
Police radioed a description. A state trooper patrolling the Public Garden not long after spotted Eric Watson, 27, and detained him "with no incident."
Watson was scheduled for arraignment... Read more
Transit Police report they are looking for the man captured on video attacking a woman around 11 p.m. on Jan. 6 in the passageway from the Green Lien to the Orange Line at Haymarket.
Jason Turgeon was part of the horde trying to get into the Body Worlds exhibit today using discount tickets purchased through LivingSocial. Seems the discounter sold a block of tickets for today, and lots of people picked the same time to use them and LivingSocial did nothing to stop them. He gives this a big "FAIL."... Read more
A fed-up citizen complains about a local DJ who keeps putting up his stupid stickers on light poles across the city, no matter how many of them this fair citizen of the Hub keeps ripping down:
I've removed almost a hundred past few years. Obscene language.
Boston Police report arresting four men - all between 41 and 51 - on charges they beat a homeless man and robbed him of his wallet and phone outside 180 Canal St. last night.
Police say the annuated assailants proved less than fleet of foot and more than a bit fumble fingered following the attack around 10:45 p.m.:
A description of the four male... Read more
Transit Police report they are searching for a guy in a red jacket who indecently assaulted a woman on a Green Line trolley around 8:50 a.m. on Wednesday between Government Center and Park Street.
He's described as white, apparently in his 40s, wearing a red knit winter hat, red jacket, blue jeans and dark gloves.... Read more
An inbound Orange Line train lay down and died this morning at North Station. Jennifer, who was on the train, reports:
They said â€śtrain is out of serviceâ€ť, but not letting anyone off. WTF.
The driver then came by each car and opened one door to let riders exit.
A Green Line train headed to Cleveland Circle decided it like Park Street just fine... Read more
People coming into Boston from the north are stuck sitting on trains just on the other side of the Charles River bridge thanks to signals that are refusing to signal.
The MBTA is broken so I'm stuck on a commuter rail train where tensions are getting high... Please send backup and Starbucks.
The Green, Red and Orange lines have had the usual... Read more
Trains on the Worcester, Fairmount and Franklin lines have been cancelled this afternoon because of what MBCR says is "a shortage of equipment."
From downtown office towers to apartments across the city, Boston firefighters were kept busy tonight dealing with sprinkler systems failing under the onslaught of cold temperatures.
Firefighters went floor to floor in the 33-story 44 Federal St. tonight, ordering all unnecessary workers out of the building after they shut the entire building's sprinkler system due to a leak.
Around the same time, firefighters responded to... Read more
Cold-weary Bostonians seeking a little diversion at the Loews found themselves back out on a frigid Tremont Street late this afternoon when a pipe burst and the megaplex was evacuated.
Earlier, the Prudential Center mall developed an impromptu waterfall when a pipe burst. Chico's was ruined, Julie Loncich reports.
NorthendWaterfront.com posts photos of flooding along the waterfront today, including Long Wharf (above) and Columbus Park.
The sea level rise from Boston Harbor appeared worse than that seen during Hurricane Sandy in 2012 despite significantly less wave action. For example, todayâ€™s high tide showed a record level of water intrusion on the harborwalk at Christopher Columbus Park. Sea level rise and Bostonâ€™s rising tides... Read more
A roving UHub reader just checked in from Downtown Crossing, where a dead train is causing all sorts of ire:
The ire at Downtown Crossing is so strong you could hang your parka on it. "Moderate delays" per automated announcement, but this crowd is overflowing from the platform to the stairs and hallways.
Joe Gravellese reports Planet Fitness has sold its Government Center outlet to some company called Rock'n Fitness.
Still open, same membership price, same hours, etc. ... They've already scraped off most of the logos etc. It looks weird in there.
And one of those things they scraped off was the large "No Judgement Zone" banner, which was forever getting judged, hard, by aficionados of... Read more
Turns out those conventioneers who had their credit-card info had one thing in common: They all ate or drank at pubs run by the Briar Group, whose outlets include the Harp, Solas, Ned Devine's, the Green Briar and Anthem. And that means some locals probably had their data nabbed as well.
In a statement tonight, the chain says:
Based on the initial results of... Read more