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By - 2/17/16 - 1:17 pm
Crews searching Charles River near North Station

Searching the Charles near North Station around noon. Photo by Jennifer M.

Marr

NECN reports authorities are searching the Charles River near North Station for Zachary Marr, a Harvard resident who went missing after leaving the Bell in Hand early Saturday. The Globe reports police are searching Boston Harbor as well.

By - 2/17/16 - 12:51 pm
Proposed new Orange Line cars

New Orange Line cars like these can't get here soon enough.

MBTA General Manager Frank DiPaola says an exterior metal panel fell off a southbound Orange Line train at State Street last night and then a second train ran over it, leading to a chaotic scene that involved passengers kicking out windows to escape the second train when it and the station began filling with smoke. In a statement, he says: Read more.

By - 2/16/16 - 8:56 pm
Riders evacuating Orange Line train at State Street

Rider jumps out of Orange Line train. Photo by Florian Penzkofer.

Heather Parker reports she was on an Orange Line train to Forest Hills, when there was a bang and what looked like flames as the train entered State Street shortly before 9 p.m.

Passengers evacuated the train, the station filled with smoke and firefighters arrived and asked the T to shut power in both directions, from Community College to Tufts.

Read more.

By - 2/16/16 - 3:42 pm

The City of Boston Archaeology Program put together this animation showing changes in the land and water around Fanueil Hall over 400 years.

By - 2/16/16 - 11:45 am

UPDATE: Barney Fannings has gotten the OK to reopen.

ISD inspectors have shut several restaurants after their sprinkler pipes burst, flooding their kitchens with water and, in some cases, shutting off their water altogether, over the past three days. The tally so far:

Barney Fannings, 99 Broad St., downtown
Boston Beer Garden, 732 Broadway, South Boston
Upper Crust, 683 Tremont St., South End
Viga, 291 Devonshire St., downtown
Whiskey's Steakhouse, 885 Boylston St., Back Bay

By - 2/15/16 - 4:25 pm

It's been another busy day for firefighters as pipes across Boston freeze, burst and then pour water all over the place.

Elainy Mata shows us the scene at 73 Tremont St., where a pipe over a Citizens Bank ATM gave way this afternoon: Read more.

By - 2/15/16 - 4:06 pm

UPDATE, 5 p.m. Theaters have been re-opened.

The AMC Boston Common closed its doors after shooing patrons out around 2:30 p.m. due to some sort of security threat or maybe just burst pipes.

And then a worker put Closed until further notice signs on the doors.

By - 2/14/16 - 1:19 pm
Surveillance photo of Zachary Marr

Surveillance photo of Zachary Marr, outside the Boston Public Market.

Zachary Marr

Police in the town of Harvard are looking for a local man last spotted outside the Bell in Hand in Boston:

Zachary Marr, was last seen in Boston on 02/13/2016, in the area of the Bell in Hand Bar, and did not return home.

Read more.

By - 2/14/16 - 9:58 am
Sea smoke over Boston Harbor

When subzero air meets still liquid water, the result is "sea smoke," as our own Cybah shows us with this view of Boston Harbor this morning.

Eric Ballard videoed the sea smoke in action: Read more.

By - 2/12/16 - 10:21 am
The remains of the car on I-93 in Boston

The remains of the car on the Expressway. Photo by Ben.

State Police report a manhole on the southbound side of the O'Neill Tunnel became dislodged and went airborne - flying right into the windshield of a car and killing the driver. Read more.

By - 2/10/16 - 6:17 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports the 13,000 square feet at the top of Millennium Tower are under agreement. Although the name of the buyer is, of course, under wraps, the Journal reports he or she is local and that they intend to use the space as a "family residence." Also no word if their kids will attend a BPS school.

By - 2/10/16 - 6:01 pm
Crowded at North Station

Sdconnor shows us the scene at North Station around 5:30 p.m.:

People pushing through the crowd of delayed passengers to get to trains.

By - 2/10/16 - 2:01 pm

An Orange Line train was harvested by the Grim Reaper; its desiccated husk had to be pulled down the tracks towards Forest Hills.

By - 2/9/16 - 10:14 am

Gov. Baker and Mayor Walsh this morning announced plans to redevelop land now occupied by a MassDOT office building - originally built for Wang Labs - and a steam plant near South Station into up to 2 million square feet of space for housing and other uses. Read more.

By - 2/8/16 - 11:30 pm
Car fire

Laurtheslore took this photo shortly after 11 p.m. on one of the ramps from 93 to Storrow Drive.

UPDATE: The Globe reports a woman in labor on her way to the hospital got stuck in the resulting traffic and gave birth in her car.

By - 2/8/16 - 8:34 pm
Beanpot Tournament in the dark at Boston Garden

Rick was among those at the Garden for the Beanpot tonight when the power went out.

By - 2/8/16 - 8:02 pm

Nothing new, but still dramatic when the harbor begins moving onto the wharves of downtown.

By - 2/6/16 - 12:01 am

The Boston Business Journal reports on the resolution to the battle between the president and the board.

By - 2/5/16 - 6:03 pm
Boston skyline after snowstorm

Mark Pijanowski marveled at the sunset around 4:56 p.m. today.