By - 8/10/15 - 9:13 am

BatHedge watched the smoke around 9 p.m. on a BC-bound B trolley at Park Street. The T is now reporting "minor" delays.

By - 8/9/15 - 10:50 pm

He somehow wound up under the second car of an outbound train around 10:45 p.m. First responders pulled him out, alive, not long after, from the inbound side, after the power was shut off. Outbound train service remained halted until after 11:30 p.m., as police investigated the incident.

By - 8/8/15 - 3:27 pm
Guy flying confederate fla near Massachusetts State House

One of the cleaner trucks. Photo by DD808.

There are guys in mud-covered pickups flying confederate flags, driving around the State House, with a foray into Chinatown. Read more.

By - 8/5/15 - 9:00 pm
Bicyclist on I-93

Mike Toomey spotted this bicyclist, without a helmet but with a pair of flip flops, just pedaling along on I-93 by the Garden during the afternoon rush hour.

By - 8/5/15 - 10:55 am

The birds, that is, not the football team. WBUR reports they love our downtown towers.

By - 8/4/15 - 10:07 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal this morning voted unanimously to approve what would be Boston's first medical-marijuana dispensary at 21 Milk St.

The board approved the conditional permit needed by Patriot Care for the dispensary, at which patients with prescriptions will be able to purchase marijuana.

The board was not swayed by arguments by city councilors Bill Limrhan, Steve Murphy and Michael Flaherty, by local residents groups and by St. Francis House that the facility would flood a rapidly developing area with new drug users, would lead to existing drug users preying on patients and was not accessible enough to people in cars.

Resident Rishi Shukla said there is "another 120 miles of Suffolk County," Patriot Care should consider.

Mayor Walsh and city councilors Michelle Wu, Ayanna Pressley, Tito Jackson and Matt O'Malley supported the proposal.

By - 7/31/15 - 6:43 pm
Dancing guy in Downtown Crossing in Boston

Tom McLaughlin was enjoying the dancing by Downtown Crossing's newest character this afternoon when a cranky jerk demanded police do something about him. McLaughlin reports that as officers were talking to dancer guy and getting him to pack up, crank guy started screaming "faggot" at him, because, of course, haters gonna hate. McLaughlin adds: Read more.

By - 7/31/15 - 1:17 pm
Bit of old newspaper found at Government Center MBTA station

The MBTA reports workers at the Government Center rehab project found remnants of a 1915 Boston Post behind an old door jamb.

Other, larger reminders of the station's past will be put on display: Read more.

By - 7/31/15 - 11:14 am
Where's Waldo? Boston City Hall

Can you spot Waldo in Adam Castiglioni's photo of Boston City Hall from this morning?

By - 7/29/15 - 6:14 pm

The MBTA is reporting "moderate" delays due to a dead Orange Line train at Downtown Crossing.

By - 7/27/15 - 6:40 pm

Sarah Connors captured this kid dancing in the rain in Downtown Crossing this afternoon. Read more.

By - 7/27/15 - 12:43 pm
Giant typewriter on Boston's Greenway

Arturo Gossage took in Figment Boston on the Greenway yesterday.

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

By - 7/27/15 - 11:43 am

UPDATE: MassDOT says service was restored at 4:10 p.m.

Shortly after 11:30 a.m., riders on an outbound C trolley that had just left Park Street saw a shower of sparks. And then the train died. Read more.

By - 7/24/15 - 10:26 am

Boston Magazine reports the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem is bringing Dutch artist Theo Jansen's "strandbeests" (beach animals) to the Boston area - with one-day exhibitions of them at various locations, including City Hall Plaza and Dewey Square, next month.

By - 7/23/15 - 6:45 pm
People waiting for a bus on State Street due to Blue Line problems

T workers turn into Waldo at State Street: Where are they? Photo by Mister AO.

The T says it's busing passengers between Bowdoin and Airport - except Bowdoin riders are supposed to catch the bus at Government Center - due to a bomb threat that shut Maverick station around 5:30 p.m.

Update: Around 6:48 p.m., Transit Police completed their sweep of the station and re-opened it for service.

By - 7/23/15 - 10:49 am
Scollay Square in Boston, where City Hall is now

Where City Hall didn't used to be. See it larger.

Between 1954 and 1959, urban planner Kevin Lynch took hundreds of photos in Boston and Cambridge to help show how residents build up a sort of mental map of what their city is like. The MIT Libraries have posted 1,900 of his photos. Read more.

By - 7/23/15 - 9:18 am

Craig Wright reports on an incident on the inbound platform on the Red Line at South Station around 9 a.m.:

Woman hit older woman with iced coffee, then dumped on her head because she was "intentionally blocking her."

I guess from boarding the train? Who knows! To the older woman's credit - she just pretty much laughed it off.

The coffee dumper then walked away, he said.

By - 7/22/15 - 12:12 pm

Historic New England has release the final documentary in Justin Goodstein's series about the long-running market as part of its Haymarket Project.