The Stadium Sports Bar and Grill, 148 State St., had to answer today to a series of police complaints about alleged fights and overcrowding on four separate occasions in June and July.
At a Boston Licensing Board hearing, its lawyer played the usual downtown-bar gambit - that any problems on State Street at closing were not its fault but the fault of other nearby bars.... Read more
Via Boston Reddit.
Vasant Marur visited several of the street pianos downtown on Saturday.
This is a hollow sidewalk supported at points by wooden floor joists. A small hole in the sidewalk received a cigarette butt.
The joists caught fire. Firefighters used their sledge hammer to... Read more
Transit Police report arresting a man they say beat a woman on a Red Line platform at Downtown Crossing last month "sim5ply because she wanted to sit down in a location that was in close proximity to her attacker and asked if he could move over slightly."
Steven Colla, 51 and white, also used a racial epithet during his beating of the black woman... Read more
The Bostonian Society reports so many tourists are either calling or asking on the Freedom Trail whether the Old State House is open, it's issued a formal statement that the building remains open:
The Old State House is maintained and operated for the public benefit by the non-profit, non-governmental Bostonian Society, relying on the support of generous individuals, businesses, and foundations. Since 2005, the Bostonian... Read more
Alan Hoffman watched two guys try to get into the same space near South Station this afternoon. Both refused to budge, at least until the police arrived to try to sort things out.
UPDATE: Eric Fitzgerald reports:
Resolution: backing in black car wins. Uses spot for <15 min after 30 min standoff. Yep.
Life imitates art:
The Globe reports the BRA yesteday approved the Yawkey Way deal with the Sox.
Meanwhile, the Herald reports the board brought in some muscle from Municipal Protective Services to stand guard in case people upset with the nearly $8 million tax break the BRA approved for the luxury Filene's Memorial Hole project tried to lunge at board members or something. The Herald... Read more
Happened Wednesday night, Boston Metro reports.
A dead train at Park coupled with a medical emergency means Green Line commuters are not smiling this morning.
And the sixth train just went by and I'm still on the platform. 17 yrs commuting on... Read more
Final (if still unofficial) city and districtwide results. The city has yet to release ward-by-ward numbers, but NorthEndWaterfront.com tallied them for the North End, Beacon Hill and downtown.
Jim O'Sullivan ponders the race geographically, since it pits two guys who don't live anywhere near the geographic center of the city. He notes that while Walsh beat Connolly bigtime in Dorchester, Connolly won... Read more
Reed captured the scene at Park Street at the height of rush hour today when the Red Line was delayed because, hey, it's Friday on the Red Line. This left him plenty of time to put together a panoramic view.
Boston Police report a man found unconscious in the men's room at the Bell in Hand, 45 Union St., around 2:30 a.m. was taken to Mass. General, where he was pronounced dead. An investigation is under way.
The Herald reports Roche Bros. will open a luxostore (ed. note: Sounds like the West Roxbury store, only without all the boring bread and soda aisles) and that Arnold Worldwide will take a chunk of the office space in the skyscraper for which ground was formally broken today.
No word if Walgreens will get a retroactive tax break for opening a luxostore down... Read more