Downtown

By - 6/10/16 - 6:48 pm

Ally Bruce asks:

Where can I get Richie's slush in the downtown-ish area? Help!!

By - 6/10/16 - 1:28 pm
Times building coming down in Boston

Phil R. took the time this morning to photograph the munching of the building that used to house the Times on Broad Street, making way, of course, for some badly needed condos in a 12-story building. The neighboring building, which housed the Littlest Bar, is part of the project, but its shell will be preserved - given that Bulfinch himself put the thing up back in 1805 - and turned into a lobby and some condos.

Jennie Pane-Joyce watched the demolition from the other side: Read more.

By - 6/6/16 - 4:18 pm
Minutemen fire muskets on Tremont Street

Huzzah! Any lobsterbacks on Tremont trembled in fear this day.

The Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company held its annual march around downtown as part of its ancient and honorable election of new officers on the first Monday in June.

In addition to Minutemen and current service members, actual members of the artillery company marched, of course: Read more.

By - 6/6/16 - 10:21 am

It's just the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company being ancient and honorable and firing their artillery in honor of their annual election of officials, as they always do on the first Monday in June.

H/t ParquetOverIce.

By - 6/4/16 - 12:07 pm
Giant laptops on Boston Harbor

UPDATE, 2 p.m.: The stickers are already gone.

Nate Swain, the artist who gave us the Lego wall, gives voice to that feeling everybody has when they walk past those sculpture things by the water.

Photo courtesy Nate Swain.

By - 6/2/16 - 6:40 pm

Firefighters are at Haymarket. Expect delays.

By - 6/2/16 - 10:05 am
Colored panels on bridge across Fort Point Channel in Boston

Becky watched workers installing colored panels on the side of the Congress Street bridge yesterday: Read more.

By - 5/31/16 - 12:35 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that a lawyer fired from a downtown firm will get to make her case to a jury that she was terminated because of her gender. A lower-court judge had dismissed Kamee Verdrager's lawsuit against Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, but the state's highest court today reinstated the gender-discrimination parts of the case. Read more.

By - 5/31/16 - 7:55 am

The Orange Line wilted around 6 a.m. when a train headed towards Forest Hills began to smoke at State Street.

By - 5/29/16 - 9:15 am

Some light-saber action on the Common last night.

Via Boston Reddit.

By - 5/28/16 - 7:38 pm
Scene outside the Old State House in downtown Boston involving a panhandler with a sign about Trump

Maria M watched the scene unfold outside the Old State House yesterday.

Copyright Maria M. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 5/28/16 - 8:43 am

Dunkin' Donuts truck - think the driver can resist the lure of Storrow Drive?

By - 5/26/16 - 1:43 pm
Proposed Northern Avenue Botanical Bridge over Fort Point Channel

Proposed Northern Avenue Botanical Bridge.

A proposal to enclose the Northern Avenue Bridge and turn it into a year-round botanical garden was among the top entrants in a competition to help the city figure out what to do with the bridge after it's floated to East Boston and repaired. Read more.

By - 5/26/16 - 12:41 pm
Firetrucks at Harbor Towers

Photo by Jed Hresko.

Boston Firefighters are at Harbor Towers, 85 East India Row, for a gas leak on the 26th floor. Firefighters reported the leak capped around 12:35 p.m.

By - 5/23/16 - 8:39 am

Switch problems at Park Street mean "moderate" delays for people heading into town on the Green Line, the T reports.

By - 5/21/16 - 11:22 pm

In a drive by around 10:45 p.m. on Broad Street at Franklin, Crime Hub reports.

By - 5/21/16 - 9:46 am
No swings on the Rose Kennedy Greenway

ItalianInBoston was startled last night to notice the swinging seats on the Greenway near the North End were just gone. Read more.

By - 5/20/16 - 11:32 pm

A concerned citizen complains about the pedestrian crossing where Cambridge Street turns into Tremont downtown:

The walk signal here is chirping birds. The problem is that there are nests of real birds above the Center3Plaza signage. A walker can't differentiate between the chirping signal and the real birds. Someone's gonna get killed here.