Downtown

By - 10/31/14 - 2:48 pm
Downtown Crossing memorial to Tom Menino

Ben Heyman paused to take a look at the makeshift memorial to Tom Menino at the heart of Downtown Crossing this afternoon.

By - 10/31/14 - 7:55 am
Green Line refugees on the Orange Line at Back Bay

Back Bay: Orange Line now reporting delays due to all the Green Line refugees. Photo by Alexander Zafris.

One of those dreaded "track issues" means no service at all between Arlington and Haymarket. Use the Orange Line, the T advises, and pray it doesn't die, too.

Jason Greeley reported at 8:20:

Broken rail at Boylston, no shuttle, stuck for half an hour in a tunnel.

UPDATE, 8:49 a.m.: And now the entire E line is dead and the T is advising that... Read more

By - 10/30/14 - 9:52 pm

Starting at 10 a.m., according to his family. The mayor's office in City Hall overlooks Faneuil Hall.

A funeral mass the next day at Most Precious Blood Parish in Hyde Park will be private.

By - 10/29/14 - 10:33 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports Crumbs is opening an outlet that will feature not only cupcakes, but pushup cupcakes in a tube and some mutant bagel/croissant thing.

By - 10/29/14 - 5:40 pm

Updated with information from Transit Police.

Transit Police report a man pulled out from under a southbound Orange Line train at Haymarket this evening has died.

The man was conscious and talking to firefighters as they extricated him around 6:15 p.m. about 35 minutes after he was hit by the train. The man, white and apparently in his 40s, was rushed to Mass. General,... Read more

By - 10/29/14 - 8:15 am
Sunrise over the Zakim Bridge in Boston

JB Parrett caught the sunrise over the Zakim and the Garden this morning.

By - 10/29/14 - 8:11 am

Our favorite fuzzy musician reports on an incident last night in front of Faneuil Hall:

There was another attack by 2 guys and a girl this time this time they tried to stab me with a knife and they stole from me lm not upset because I realize god gives us problems in order to make us stronger these are the few dollars that

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By - 10/28/14 - 3:56 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports on a couple of brothers who have created an app that lets you arrange for dry cleaning over your phone - you set the date and time and somebody comes and picks up your clothes, then returns them when they're done, at least in downtown, the Back Bay, Beacon Hill and the North End.... Read more

By - 10/28/14 - 1:37 pm

At a hearing this morning, a lawyer for Sweetwater Cafe and a Boston Police detective agreed the detective was holding a photo of a woman with a beer bottle in one hand. But was she still in the area in the Boylston Place Alley designated for the cafe's patio area or just outside it?

Attorney Dennis Quilty said the woman was obviously under the awning... Read more

By - 10/28/14 - 7:28 am

The Globe reports the family owners of James Hook & Co. are looking to replace their current seaside digs on Atlantic Avenue with a 22-story residential tower - and space for them to keep selling lobsters and other seafood in a new restaurant.

The Herald reports on parking concerns from the Municipal Harbor Plan Advisory Committee.... Read more

By - 10/26/14 - 6:54 pm
Costumed scooter riders in downtown Boston

Phil was on Washington Street in Downtown Crossing yesterday when one of those packs of minibike riders came by, but this time dressed for the season.

Copyright Phil. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 10/25/14 - 8:50 am

Freeze Don't Shoot holds a rally starting at noon at the Brewer Fountain on the Common to protest the death of family dogs by police conducting raids and searches. The group is seeking better training for police on how to deal with dogs short of just shooting them to death:

Our dogs are being shot as a result of wrong addresses, invasion of our

... Read more
By - 10/25/14 - 8:22 am

Trish Fontanilla asks:

Great breakfast places 10 mins or less from South Station for 10+ people? Is that possible?

By - 10/25/14 - 4:54 am

Somebody was stabbed around 1:30 a.m. in the alley at 266 Friend St., Stanley Staco reports.

By - 10/24/14 - 10:48 am

Kevin Blackmore, 37, of Wellesley, was released on personal recognizance yesterday on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon - a door - and assault and battery causing serious bodily injury for an incident at the Place, 2 Broad St., in July that left a New Hampshire man in a coma for four days, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

At a... Read more

By - 10/24/14 - 7:43 am
Haymarket bus stop in the rain

JB Parrett captured a mood in the rain at Haymarket yesterday.

By - 10/22/14 - 11:30 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports on the possible asking price of the penthouse at the top of the Millennium Tower now rising from the Filene's Hole. No word if it'll be automatically marked down 25% if it doesn't sell after the first 12 days.

By - 10/22/14 - 4:49 pm

A steam pipe in the basement of the New England Aquarium burst around 10 a.m. today, forcing officials to close the attraction for the day and evacuate visitors already inside.

A spokesman reports:

Like many buildings downtown, we use steam for a variety of our utility functions. After a few minutes, it resulted in a power outage as well. With no power, we evacuated the

... Read more
By - 10/22/14 - 11:02 am

Seth Barnett, lawyer for the company that owns the now closed Blue, Inc. on Broad Street, came prepared to a Boston Licensing Board hearing today: He figured somebody would ask why his client would want to name the replacement restaurant after the Broad Street Riot.

And, indeed, board member Milton Wright asked what the deal was with wanting to name the place Broad Street... Read more

By - 10/22/14 - 7:43 am

Stanley Staco reports a clerk at the Hilton Downtown/Faneuil Hall, 89 Broad St., was held up at gunpoint around 1 a.m. He fled towards Batterymarch Street with several hundred dollars in cash. About 15 minutes later, officers found a suspect a couple blocks from the hotel.... Read more

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