Downtown

By - 6/2/14 - 8:43 am

Let's see: There's a dead Red Line train at Park Street, a dead trolley somewhere on the inbound side of the D line and there are major delays for some no doubt good reason on the Fitchburg Line.

By - 5/31/14 - 11:30 am
Cardolino and dog

Christopher Cardalino of Somerville, police say, abandoned his faithful dog when officers came after him for piggybacking through a Park Street fare gate Thursday evening.

Upon approach of the officers Cardalino became nervous and when asked for some form of identification Cardalino dropped the leash for his dog and took off running. The dog, possibly abandoned and appearing confused, also ran in the direction of

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By - 5/31/14 - 10:20 am

The Boston Business Journal reports on an effort by a local architect to have the green and tan Winthrop Building at 276 Washington St. designated an official historic landmark by the city.

By - 5/30/14 - 5:19 pm

A mechanical problem on an outbound Orange Line train ended with smoke in the front car and passengers ordered to evacuate at Haymarket shortly before 5:15 p.m. - bringing service towards Oak Grove to a halt and firefighters racing to the station as fast as they could during rush-hour traffic.

At 5:15 p.m., JahHills reported:

Orange line at Haymarket just came to a sudden

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By - 5/27/14 - 4:24 pm

Concrete Plaza has daily views of the work to replace the old Government Center T stop, from somebody who works across the street.

By - 5/23/14 - 8:15 am

BostonPoop reports on a collision this morning:

Some guy just crashed into a RotoRooter vehicle on Cambridge Street. Looks like their day just went down the drain.

By - 5/22/14 - 3:33 pm
Cab protest

Meng Mao captured the scene this afternoon as local cab drivers circled Uber's downtown office to protest its service.

Click to hear the sounds of dozens of horns held down in fury as cab drivers urge Uber to recognize the error of its non-regulated ways.

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By - 5/22/14 - 7:20 am
Fog downtown

Around 6:30 a.m., Paul Nutting looked out the window of his office in Government Center.

Dense fog just enveloped Logan then waterfront then Govt Ctr. eerie, sun rising above.

Across Fort Point Channel, John Mcboston tried to see downtown, but saw just a fog bank:

By - 5/21/14 - 8:04 am
Missing governor at King's Chapel Burying Ground in Boston

Anybody know whose name is covered up on this plaque and why?

By - 5/20/14 - 1:18 pm

The MBTA reports some unspecified power problem between North Station and Sullivan Square means only one track is in operation right now.

By - 5/19/14 - 11:25 am

Track problems at Park Street mean travel problems for riders heading to Mission Hill, Brighton, Brookline and Newton.

By - 5/19/14 - 10:19 am

A Lawrence man faces arraignment today on charges of assault and battery and indecent exposure for an incident around 7:25 p.m. on Saturday at the Park Street T stop.

Transit Police report that Saud Alradada, 21, of Lawrence, went up to a T worker standing by the fare gates and punched her in the shoulder for no good reason:

The victim yelled out to

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By - 5/17/14 - 11:38 pm
Aquarium on the Blue Line

Standing at Aquarium, Matt Lowe shows us what happens when a train dies on the Blue Line, in this case around 8 p.m. outbound.

By - 5/16/14 - 8:53 am

The Wall Street Journal has a nice overview of all the new residential projects attracting rich white people to the Washington Street corridor that starts this way:

New high-rise developments are transforming the neighborhood once called 'the Combat Zone'

It is only a seven-minute commute by foot from Boston's Downtown Crossing to the office of Ben Howe, co-founder and CEO of investment-banking firm AGC

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By - 5/14/14 - 5:03 pm

Suffolk Construction has posted this time lapse from the April weekend when it poured more concrete than had ever been poured in a single effort in Boston, as part of the construction of the Millennium Tower atop what used to be Filene's.

Earlier:
Photos from the concrete pour.

H/t Plunkett Prime Props.... Read more

By - 5/14/14 - 1:52 pm
Franklin Street shut

Police blocked off Franklin Street around 1:20 p.m. due to a couple of suspicious items in a white SUV parked outside 260 Franklin St.

Bill Yelenak captured the scene - police have opened all the vehicle's doors and its hatchback.

Another view, by Jed Hresko:

Franklin Street

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By - 5/13/14 - 9:30 am

Mike Dash introduces us to the strange story of James McClintock, a Confederate engineer who built the H.L. Hunley, a submarine that sank the Union ship Housatonic in 1864, and who later showed up in Boston to work with a con man on recruiting investors for a new type of naval mine. McClintock disappeared after an explosion in Boston Harbor in 1879. But did... Read more

By - 5/11/14 - 8:10 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports the return of the guy who canoes from dock to dock, does karate exercises at each and screams at anybody who approaches him.

John Ford reports his name is Michael and that he was a regular at Occupy Boston in Dewey Square.

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