Downtown

By - 10/20/14 - 7:37 am

The Boston Licensing Board this week hears a request from restaurateur Brian O'Donnell to rename Jason Santos's old Blue, Inc. at 131 Broad St. to Broad Street Riot.

The name harkens back to the Broad Street Riot of 1837, when drunken Protestant firefighters got into it with Irish Catholic men about to form a funeral procession, sparking a riot that left nearby businesses and... Read more

By - 10/17/14 - 11:20 am
Proposed building at 55 India St.

Architect's rendering.

The BRA board yesterday approved a proposed 44-unit residential building at what has been a parking lot since the 1950s at 55 India St.

Boston Residential Development LLC would build the small tower with no parking spaces, citing its location to public transit and the small size of the lot - although the company says it will try to obtain spaces for tenants in... Read more

By - 10/17/14 - 8:28 am
Fog over downtown Boston and the Charles River

Ari Ofsevit enjoyed the view of the fog from the BU Bridge this morning.

By - 10/16/14 - 11:07 am
Jeffrey Bliss

Well, what do you know: A man pestering people at South Station for money for an urgent train ride really did have a pressing reason to get back to Framingham. Unfortunately for Jeffrey Bliss, 32, however, that reason was a warrant out of Framingham District Court for shoplifting.

Transit Police report officers watching Bliss figured the elderly couple he'd been trying to wheedle money... Read more

By - 10/14/14 - 8:29 am

Julian Tryba speeds the city up.

H/t Dale Cruse and Italian in Boston.

By - 10/9/14 - 12:45 pm
Clydesdale on Boston's City Hall Plaza

The Budweiser Clydesdales are on City Hall Plaza today through Sunday as a Budweiser video crew shoots one of its "responsible drinking" ads at a couple of local bars over the weekend.

By - 10/6/14 - 11:53 am

The Massachusetts Court of Appeals today ordered a new trial to determine how much the MBTA owes a woman who suffered serious neck injuries when Green Line operator Aiden Quinn plowed through a red light and crashed into another trolley in 2009, saying her lawyer manipulated the jury's emotions by repeatedly raising issues not supported by any evidence during the trial.

"The sheer number... Read more

By - 10/5/14 - 7:33 pm
Poe statue in Boston

Arturo Gossage attended the unveiling of the Edgar Allan Poe statue today.

Copyright Arturo Gossage. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 10/3/14 - 10:36 am

And what better place for it than the Greenway? Not because the 1919 sticky death flood happened there, but because the Greenway is where all memorials are supposed to go these days (and the state is seeking proposals for what to put atop Big Dig ramps).

By - 10/2/14 - 5:50 pm

A park ranger was knocked to the ground around 5:30 p.m. at Milk and Surface streets by three to five guys on BMX bikes, who then pedaled off into downtown.

They're described as white, in hoodies, all with large black gauges in their ear lobes.

By - 10/2/14 - 9:36 am

The Globe reports on architect Cesar Pelli's proposed 528-foot-high replacement for much of the Government Center garage. Is Boston ready for curvy glass?

By - 10/1/14 - 1:15 pm

City councilors talked tough today: They don't want the current operator of Faneuil Hall Marketplace to ditch the pushcart vendors that have long peddled their wares there.

City Councilors Michael Flaherty and Tito Jackson both accused Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp. of duplicity, telling different city agencies different stories about the fate of the pushcarts.

"This is really an interesting question because we have a larger... Read more

By - 10/1/14 - 9:58 am

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on a MassDOT/BRA meeting to consider how to cover the ramps leading to the tunnel under the Greenway.

Among the most interesting options presented for Parcels 12 and 6 were elevated pedestrian walkways that cover the ramps and provide above ground (~15' high) observation areas. The ramp covers and high decks could be designed to be similar to sections of the popular

... Read more
By - 9/30/14 - 6:20 pm

A bouncer at the Place, 2 Broad St., faces arraignment next month for a July incident in which he allegedly put a customer into a coma for four days.

A Boston Municipal Court clerk-magistrate decided earlier this month to summon Kevin Blackmore, 37, for arraignment on Oct. 5 on a charge of assault and battery after hearing allegations that that Blackmore punched the man and... Read more

By - 9/29/14 - 5:49 pm
Bus vs. car in downtown Boston

B. Moynihan shows us what happens when two objects try to occupy the same space at the same time - granted, a bus and a car in the area of Federal and Franklin rather than two electrons, but the principle's the same, no?

By - 9/29/14 - 7:39 am

Miniature Buddha watched a dudebro get to a cigarette on the opposite platform at Aquarium last night.

By - 9/28/14 - 1:01 pm
Derek Jeter outside the Four Seasons

Wad1980 was on his morning run around the Public Garden when he noticed some hubbub outside the Four Seasons.

Salute to one of the all-time Yankees greats as he prepares for his final game! You made the Red Sox rivalry what it was!

Not long after, Jeter boarded the team bus for his last game at Fenway.... Read more

By - 9/26/14 - 11:38 am
Pigeons on the walls at Government Center in Boston

Melissa Obleada shows us part of the mural being painted on the barriers around the Government Center T-station construction site.

Anybody know who's doing the painting?

UPDATE: It's the same guys who did the Nelson Mandela mural in Roxbury, working with Heidi Schork and the Boston Mural crew (H/t Joyce).... Read more

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