Downtown

By - 10/13/16 - 9:40 pm
Anti-semites in downtown Boston

Aaron Agulneck got close up to two of the three yutzes holding signs outside the Federal Reserve Bank this afternoon.

By - 10/13/16 - 9:34 pm
Purple City Hall

Adam Castiglioni shows us Boston City Hall with one of its new nighttime lighting configurations.

By - 10/12/16 - 11:28 am
Sunrise over Boston Harbor

Christine Sullivan watched the sun come up over Boston Harbor this morning.

She wasn't alone: Read more.

By - 10/10/16 - 10:05 pm

Boston Police report a man ordered out of a Downtown Crossing jewelry store this morning sparked a bomb-squad visit to the McCormack Building, then was arrested at a downtown shelter on a warrant charging him with attacking a cop at Reagan National Airport. Read more.

By - 10/10/16 - 10:36 am

The BWSC's rain tally-o-matic shows Matthew-inspired precip levels for yesterday that range from 1.85 inches in subtropical Hyde Park and Adams Street in Dorchester to 1.49 inches in the Longwood Medical Area and Allston.

Of course, that rain has to go somewhere - like, oh, the Park Street Red Line platform.

By - 10/10/16 - 10:30 am
Columbus Day at Boston City Hall in 1892

What Boston City Hall (now Old City Hall, of course) looked like on the 400th-anniversary Columbus Day back in 1892, via the Boston City Archives.

By - 10/7/16 - 11:14 pm
Pray for the Red Sox

La Bibliotequetress noticed this sign hanging at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul on Tremont Street tonight. The Sox are now down 0-2 to the Indians in a best-of-five series.

By - 10/7/16 - 11:04 pm

Around 10:55 p.m. in the neck, but his injury is not considered life threatening.

By - 10/7/16 - 1:44 pm

Shire is a Lexington company that got permission earlier this year to sell a drug that allegedly helps people with chronic dry eye disease. You know, like Restasis. But unlike the company that makes that, Shire's decided a good way to advertise their product is to fill the sidewalks of Boston with chalk ads overnight. The city reports it's sending out parks-department crews to deal with the dry chalk issue - by washing the crap off.

Shire's headquarters is conveniently located off the intersections of 128 and 2, should anybody wish to do a little impromptu chalking. We're sure they'd love it.

By - 10/6/16 - 5:12 pm
Steaming Tea Kettle returns to City Hall Plaza in Boston

dd808 watched the Steaming Tea Kettle get re-installed today on its perch over what is now a Starbucks on the edge of City Hall Plaza.

The kettle - which can hold 227 gallons, 2 quarts, 1 pint, and 3 gills - was badly dented in May by a truck whose driver was heading into the neighboring Government Center T stop construction site.

Geocomeau looks up: Read more.

By - 10/6/16 - 11:57 am

The Boston Licensing Board today granted liquor licenses to restaurants across the city it determined met a "public need" - and rejected requests from others they ruled did not. Read more.

By - 10/4/16 - 2:16 pm

WCVB reports the 24-hour diner was held up around 6:15 a.m. A weapon was involved, but police didn't say what kind.

By - 10/4/16 - 8:04 am

Service towards Forest Hills is not doing so hot, the T advises.

By - 10/1/16 - 2:20 pm

Some trash burst into flames shortly after 2 p.m. on the inbound tracks just past State Street station sending light smoke towards Downtown Crossing and forcing the shutdown of service not long after.

An MBTA inspector put the fire out with an extinguisher, but Boston firefighters then had to walk down the tracks to figure out what caused the fire. Once they determined it was trash, not a cable, they left the tracks and let the T resume service, around 2:35 p.m.

By - 9/30/16 - 4:25 pm

Seems its new offices at 53 State St. need more work than expected, so the Globe is staying in Dorchester until mid-year, the Boston Business Journal reports.

By - 9/23/16 - 9:03 pm
Map showing area covered by federal grant

Portion of smoking-gun map. Shaded area covered by federal grant includes pavilion site.

A federal appeals court today ruled the BRA can't turn a Long Wharf pavilion into a restaurant because the structure is protected from commercial use as part of a federal grant detailed on a map the BRA signed off on, then lost - but which a couple of retired National Park Service workers found three decades later. Read more.

By - 9/23/16 - 12:29 pm
Car parked in bike lane in downtown Boston

The city has been installing bike lanes downtown that are marked off with bollards to keep cars out. But as P. Cheung discovered on Congress Street this morning, the bollards might be a bit too widely spaced.

By - 9/21/16 - 1:24 pm

Christopher Coombs and Brian Piccini hope to replicate the success of their Boston Chops steakhouse in the South End in the large space in Downtown Crossing where Mantra used to be. Read more.

By - 9/21/16 - 1:04 pm
Proposed Roxbury hotel

Proposed Roxbury hotel.

The Boston Licensing Board could decide next week whether to grant a Roxbury-specific liquor license to the impending Residence Inn by Marriott South End Boston - and to new hotels downtown and in the actual South End. Read more.

By - 9/21/16 - 9:15 am

A train that met the prophet Elijah at Haymarket - and problem switches at Wellington - are causing "moderate" delays, the T says.