Downtown

By - 4/22/16 - 11:45 pm
Pax Pokemon players in Boston

Vanessa Kuo could tell Pax East is in town by all the costumed people roaming downtown tonight.

By - 4/22/16 - 7:10 pm

The Boston Business Journal lists the six companies that bid to tear down the old WInthrop Square garage and replace it with some sort of tower.

Look at the bids yourself.

By - 4/21/16 - 9:11 pm
Zakim Bridge lit up in purple to honor Prince

617 Images shows us the Zakim lit up like it's 1999.

By - 4/21/16 - 9:06 pm
Sunset over Boston

Our own Cybah looked out the window of his downtown office at sunset this evening.

By - 4/21/16 - 2:29 pm
Mayor White and Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth, who turns 90 today, visited Boston during our revolutionary bicentennial in 1976 and visited with Mayor White at City Hall. as shown in these photos from the Boston City Archives. Read more.

By - 4/21/16 - 12:04 pm
Winmill Fabrics going out of business

Craig Caplan spotted the sign in the window of Winmil Fabrics on Chauncy Street this morning.

The store's last day is June 15.

H/T Neighbor2 for the headline.

By - 4/21/16 - 11:12 am

The Boston Public Market, whose vendors sell products grown or made in Massachusetts, will be open every day of the week starting July 18. Read more.

By - 4/21/16 - 9:09 am

The Boston Business Journal reports Patriot Care is aiming for a June 10 opening for its dispensary at 21 Milk St. The Zoning Board of Appeals approved the dispensary this past August.

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.