Downtown

By - 8/27/16 - 5:03 pm
Old passenger car parked at South Station in Boston

Geep9 snapped this old passenger car, the Babbling Brook, parked at South Station today. New England States was the New York Central's flagship train on the Boston-Chicago route.

By - 8/26/16 - 6:17 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester man after a struggle on a crowded downtown street that sent one officer to the hospital for observation. Read more.

By - 8/26/16 - 8:46 am

State Police report a pickup that went out of control around 3:10 a.m. on the ramp from the Sumner Tunnel to I-93 north crashed, killing one man and sending two other men to the hospital.

State Police say they are still investigating why the vehicle went out of control.

By - 8/24/16 - 9:34 pm

UPDATE: Helicopters are buzzing the area around Egleston Square as well.

Once again, reports are flooding into Helicopter Central here of low-flying, buzzing, really loud choppers just making loops around Boston Harbor, from Logan to Aquarium and back again, over and over again, so we're going to assume they're part of the same mysterious Pentagon/police training exercises we're not supposed to know about, except it's kind of hard to ignore giant blacked out eggbeaters roaring over your heads. Read more.

By - 8/23/16 - 11:19 pm

Yes, there are military-type helicopters flitting all over downtown, the South End and the harbor tonight. Boston Police acknowledge they're part of some training exercise involving the Defense Department and local police that BPD was really hoping nobody would notice, except it's hard to keep the local twitterati quiet when helicopters are afoot: Read more:

By - 8/22/16 - 10:10 am
Kid with lobster claws in downtown Boston

We're going to guess this kid in Downtown Crossing, photographed by Craig Caplan, is visiting Boston, because no self-respecting Boston kid would let himself be dressed up like that, although the look on his face does suggest a Ralphie-at-Christmas moment with his folks from Westie or Quincy.

By - 8/20/16 - 7:25 pm
Sunset over downtown Boston

Kristie Helms watched the sunset over downtown from an island in Boston Harbor this evening.

By - 8/19/16 - 9:58 am

Update: Bail set at $5,000.

Boston Police charge a Needham woman without a driver's license ran a red light and plowed into a group of pedestrians, sending three to the hospital - after good Samaritans lifted the woman's car off them. Read more.

By - 8/18/16 - 5:13 pm

A train bought its last produce at Haymarket this rush hour and now riders heading towards Oak Grove are wondering if they'll ever return.

By - 8/18/16 - 12:31 pm
Crash at School and Washington streets in downtown Boston

School and Washington. Photo by Mark Novak.

UPDATE: Driver faces charges.

A driver from Needham in a New Jersey car hit at least three pedestrians around noon at School and Washington streets downtown, then got out of her car and ran away.

WalkBoston reports that one of the first people at the scene was a man dressed as a Minuteman, who opened the car's driver-side door - only to see the woman driver bound away. When police arrived, he pointed out her direction of flight. Read more.

By - 8/16/16 - 11:15 am

The luck of the Irish may have run out for the Greatest Bar on Friend Street early on June 5. Read more.

By - 8/15/16 - 6:58 pm

Boston Police report arresting a 14-year-old they say brought a loaded BB gun with him to the Dominican festival on City Hall Plaza yesterday afternoon. Read more.

By - 8/14/16 - 12:39 pm
Kids playing in spray fountains on the Greenway

Stevil probably would have joined these kids in the splash fountains on the Rose Kennedy Greenway the other day, except it would have ruined his camera.

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

By - 8/13/16 - 10:24 am
Two boats go bump in the day

Sid Murlidhar was on Long Wharf this morning for a little boat on boat action: One boat apparently had an engine fire and it bumped into a second boat, which then entered the personal space of the third boat.

WBZ has some more details.

By - 8/12/16 - 2:59 pm
Aquarium selfie guy wanted by police

Transit Police have released photos of a guy they say jumped down on the tracks at Aquarium and then walked down into the tunnel so he could take a tunnel selfie around 8 p.m. Wednesday evening. Read more.

By - 8/11/16 - 9:10 am

Among the people on a Red Line train that gave up the ghost between Broadway and South Station this morning: former state Transportation Secretary Jim Aloisi, who reports: Read more.

By - 8/10/16 - 6:54 pm
Remembering George

Part of an impromptu memorial that included a remembrance and flowers.

He was one of those people most of us never paid much attention to. But to the people who regularly walked Tremont Street in front of the Granary Burying Ground, George was a friend, always quick with a "good morning" or "good night."

George Dagraca, 43, died this past Thursday. Somebody set up a memorial for him where he used to sit, along the burying-ground fence. Read more.

By - 8/9/16 - 9:59 pm

UPDATE, Wednesday morning: WCVB reports the man died.

Boston firefighters got him off the tracks around 9:55 p.m. and handed him over to EMS to get ready for the trip to the hospital.

UPDATE, 10:30 p.m. Buses are still running instead of trains between Broadway and Central Square.

By - 8/7/16 - 9:09 am

Damaskin looked down on a Boston Common sidewalk this morning.

By - 8/6/16 - 10:54 pm

He was found at Summer and High streets, shortly before 10:50 p.m.