Stanley Staco reports it happened around 1:50 a.m., suspect jumped into a black Scion that then sped away.
Eighty years ago today, the failed experiment of Prohibition ended, ending scenes like this one - a Boston police officer with a raided still in South Boston.
Throughout Prohibition, news photographer Leslie Jones chronicled the ultimately futile efforts of lawmen to stem the tide of illegal booze. The BPL has a collection of his photos, including this one of federal agents dismantling... Read more
The Herald reports the company that now manages Faneuil Hall Marketplace is looking at some big changes for the Quincy Market building - possibly including escalators and construction of two two-story glass "sheds" for new retailers.
A T alert went out around 6:50 a.m. for a dead Red Line train at Downtown Crossing.
Quite a bit, it turns out. J.L. Bell gives us a preview of a talk at Old South Meeting House this Thursday by Bruce Richardson on "Five Teas that Launched a Revolution."
"Moderate" delays due to a dead trolley at Park Street around 7:45 a.m. A few minutes later, Phil R. reported:
My Green Line train was just evacuated at Kenmore for no reason.
UPDATE, 8:12 a.m. Elizabeth Rioux tweets:
6 outbound trains stacked up at Copley behind a disabled train. It's like we reinvent the Monday commute every single week.... Read more
A.P. Blake captures authors Jeremy Fox (l) and Andrew Elder at Downtown Crossing today, celebrating the 105th anniversary of the Washington Street tunnel, which today forms the downtown core of the Orange Line (they're holding a copy of their new book about the Orange Line).
Compare the columns and supports behind them with this 1909 photo from the same station (then called Winter Street)... Read more
The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy posts a photo of a mantis sitting in wait on a Greenway bush last week:
Having these is a sign of a healthy ecosystem, one of our main goals in maintaining the Parks organically. We hope this is a sign of a robust and growing population of these helpful, and really-cool-to-look-at! insects.... Read more
Boston Police report issuing summons to the owner of Char So Bees Smoke Shop, 170 Tremont St., and three other people after undercover officers made a series of drug-paraphernalia buys in the store.
On serving the summons, officers seized a variety of scales and grinders and "stash" cans designed to look like cans of Dr Pepper and Orange Crush soda and Ajax cleanser. Also... Read more
Look what Jose Rios spotted turning onto Cambridge Street from Court today. No word if it was being pursued by Libyans. Hmm, you think MakerBot could print us up a flux capacitor?
Not at the same time, at least. The most recent: Westbound at Park Street.
Some of the "pop up" performances on the T last week.
H/t Steve Annear.
An irate citizen complains about the interior of City Hall these days:
Cultural oppression all over Boston City Hall lobby. Why do I have to constantly be reminded that I'm not part of the dominant culture every time I walk into MY City Hall? Where were the decorations for all the other holidays? What happened to Boston being so proud of its diversity???... Read more
Mark Pijanowski watched the tree get lit at Faneuil Hall Marketplace last night.
South Station! Pat yourself on the back if that was your guess - unless you're actually trying to get somewhere northbound on the Red Line, in which case, never mind.
The Boston Fire Department ordered everybody out of the first floor of the Federal Reserve Bank on Atlantic Avenue after workers reported an apparent gas leak in the basement. Readings in the building, however, proved negative and the department now believes the odor originated somewhere else and followed pipes into the building.
So the Boston Business Journal informs us. Can those of us of the wrong gender, who still have to put up with "train station grade" facilities, get a report from those of the lucky gender?
Boston Police report arresting a Newton man on charges he stabbed one man and beat another after being refused entry to Coogan's Bar around 12:35 a.m.
Police say that after the attack, Peter Damelio, 38, took a cab to Charlestown - where he was arrested.
Police say that when Damelio first showed up at the bar, he tried to gain immediate entrance. A bouncer... Read more