Downtown

By - 6/13/15 - 8:02 pm
Woman at annual Pride parade in Boston

Tens of thousands of people either marched in the annual Pride parade today or cheered on from the sidewalks along the route. From little kids on parents' shoulders to senior-citizen couples holding hands as they marched, people enjoyed the parade. You could tell some people were really having a ball: Read more.

By - 6/11/15 - 2:06 pm

Mayor Walsh today unveiled two "gender-neutral" restrooms at City Hall with markings that replace the "Men" and "Women" signs that once hung on the doors.

In a statement, the mayor said: Read more.

By - 6/11/15 - 8:20 am

The Voice of Downtown Boston introduces us to PABU, a San Francisco Japanese restaurant that will open on two floors of the Millennium Tower next fall.

The modern izakaya and sushi bar will feature market-fresh menu with fish sourced locally from New England and flown in fresh from Japan’s famous Tsukiji market.

By - 6/10/15 - 4:03 pm
Jellyfish in Boston Harbor

Moon jellyfish are flooding Boston Harbor, moving with the tides and occasionally puffing themselves into balloon-like shapes to pulse themselves a few inches forward at a time. The large rings are their reproductive organs.

Where did all these jellyfish come from?

By - 6/10/15 - 7:03 am
Chiofaro's proposed towers

One of these might have to go.

The Globe reports that City Hall is about to give the developer permission to put up at least one 600-foot tower at the site of his ugly Aquarium garage. But life is full of compromises and so City Hall will only let him build a total of 900,000 square feet of sheer awesomeness instead of the 1.2 million he feels is his due, which might limit the size of the second tower he wants to put there.

By - 6/9/15 - 8:27 pm
Portable toilet soaring high over Downtown Crossing

MiniatureBuddha watched a portable toilet soaring majestically over Downtown Crossing on its way to some top floor at the Millennium Tower this afternoon.

By - 6/9/15 - 11:29 am

Shortly after 10 a.m., was taken away in bad shape.

Service was halted, causing severe delays.

By - 6/4/15 - 10:21 pm

The Braintree train was taken out of service at South Station; now the Red Line has "severe" delays.

By - 6/4/15 - 8:39 am
Man in trench coat enjoying some ice cream

Photographynatalia surveyed the Scooper Bowl at City Hall Plaza yesterday, found this dapper guy in a trench coat seeking clues to the best ice cream.

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

By - 6/2/15 - 11:08 am

At the request of the applicant, the Zoning Board of Appeals today deferred hearing the case for and against a medical-marijuana dispensary on Milk Street downtown until July 7. Read more.

By - 6/1/15 - 7:11 pm

Boston city archaelogist Joseph Bagley this week is scheduled to begin archaeological digs in front of Old City Hall on School Street - not in search of Curley's Desk, but in search of tidbits left over from the days when the land was the home of both Boston Latin School and Boston Latin School's schoolmaster.

Bagley will lead volunteers in digging a number of 16x1.5-foot test trenches in an attempt to find the foundations and yards of the schoolmaster's 17th-century home. In a statement, Bagley said: Read more.

By - 6/1/15 - 4:08 pm

Somebody carries a confederate battle flag every year in the parade. Anybody know why?

By - 5/29/15 - 7:27 pm
Fog over downtown Boston

Tomo photographed the downtown fog from the Hancock tower.

By - 5/29/15 - 2:48 pm

Fog rolls over downtown. Photo by Cheri.

It looks like smoke, and some people are reporting smelling smoke, but, no, that's fog that suddenly enveloped downtown around 2:30 p.m. Mike Zwirko explains: Read more.

By - 5/29/15 - 11:57 am
Failed ninja

Transit Police report arresting a man on charges he groped a woman in the tunnel between the Orange and Red Lines at Downtown Crossing Thursday morning - and after he tried to fight off arriving officers. Read more.

By - 5/29/15 - 10:26 am
Firetrucks at Bowdoin on the Blue Line

Firefighters showed up in force to help evacuate passengers. Photo by MikLoup.

Shades of February: The T has replaced the Blue Line between Airport and Bowdoin with buses, this time due to some sort of power issue at Bowdoin. Read more.

By - 5/23/15 - 4:08 pm
Standing at attention at Faneil Hall to honor fallen EMTs and paramedics.

First responders from across the country slowly filed into Faneuil Hall today to remember emergency medical workers who died in the line of duty over the past year. Read more.

By - 5/22/15 - 10:33 am
Line for Ogawa coffee in Downtown Crossing

AlistonTBoston shows us the line this morning outside the newly open Ogawa Coffee on Milk Street, which features the Japanese take on coffee, which includes extra fancy foam designs and stadium seating so you can watch the baristas - and this morning, free four-ounce bags of beans for the first 100 people.

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