By - 8/17/15 - 5:08 pm

Lulu522 forwards a copy of the photo she took from her 36th floor perch in downtown Boston as one of those storms rolled into Boston on Saturday.

By - 8/16/15 - 10:33 pm

WBZ reports police ended the Dominican festival an hour early tonight. Three officers were injured; two adults and four juveniles (one just 12) were arrested.

By - 8/15/15 - 9:46 pm
Protest against the Stamp Act in Downtown Crossing, Boston

Andrew Oliver, appointed by His Majesty's Government to enforce and collect the stamp tax on all paper products, today announced his resignation from the position on the steps of the Old State House after a rabble of protesters marched his effigy around the town, put it on "trial," found it guilty and ripped it to shreds. Read more.

By - 8/14/15 - 10:55 pm
Liberty lanterns in Chinatown

Grace Holley took in tonight's commemorations of the 250th anniversary of the Stamp Act protests on Essex Street in what is now Chinatown, which included these lanterns.

Johnmcboston also attended: Read more.

By - 8/14/15 - 4:25 pm
Free Baker T shirt

MikeKix attended Marty Walsh's ALS-fighting ice-bucketing outside City Hall this afternoon - at which the mayor wore his answer to the whole Free Brady T-shirt brouhaha.

By - 8/14/15 - 9:11 am
Traffic cones in Boston City Hall

City Hall's latest installation is this amalgamation of traffic cones.

By - 8/13/15 - 6:33 pm
Parcel 1b project near North Station

The BRA board today approved an apartment building near North Station where all 239 units will be aimed at people who couldn't afford to live in the other towers rising in the area. Read more.

By - 8/12/15 - 3:08 pm
Waiting for a pass at Downtown Crossing

Beetlejuice's waiting room in the afterlife, T edition. Photo by Paul Levy.

Fresh off his 65th birthday, Paul Levy descended into the bowels of Downtown Crossing today to get one of the senior T passes to which he's now entitled. Levy, who knows something about complex systems - he oversaw the construction of Deer Island and rescued Beth Israel Hospital from bankruptcy - was amazed, and not in a good way. Read more.

By - 8/10/15 - 9:13 am

BatHedge watched the smoke around 9 p.m. on a BC-bound B trolley at Park Street. The T is now reporting "minor" delays.

By - 8/9/15 - 10:50 pm

He somehow wound up under the second car of an outbound train around 10:45 p.m. First responders pulled him out, alive, not long after, from the inbound side, after the power was shut off. Outbound train service remained halted until after 11:30 p.m., as police investigated the incident.

By - 8/8/15 - 3:27 pm
Guy flying confederate fla near Massachusetts State House

One of the cleaner trucks. Photo by DD808.

There are guys in mud-covered pickups flying confederate flags, driving around the State House, with a foray into Chinatown. Read more.

By - 8/5/15 - 9:00 pm
Bicyclist on I-93

Mike Toomey spotted this bicyclist, without a helmet but with a pair of flip flops, just pedaling along on I-93 by the Garden during the afternoon rush hour.

By - 8/5/15 - 10:55 am

The birds, that is, not the football team. WBUR reports they love our downtown towers.

By - 8/4/15 - 10:07 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal this morning voted unanimously to approve what would be Boston's first medical-marijuana dispensary at 21 Milk St.

The board approved the conditional permit needed by Patriot Care for the dispensary, at which patients with prescriptions will be able to purchase marijuana.

The board was not swayed by arguments by city councilors Bill Limrhan, Steve Murphy and Michael Flaherty, by local residents groups and by St. Francis House that the facility would flood a rapidly developing area with new drug users, would lead to existing drug users preying on patients and was not accessible enough to people in cars.

Resident Rishi Shukla said there is "another 120 miles of Suffolk County," Patriot Care should consider.

Mayor Walsh and city councilors Michelle Wu, Ayanna Pressley, Tito Jackson and Matt O'Malley supported the proposal.

By - 7/31/15 - 6:43 pm
Dancing guy in Downtown Crossing in Boston

Tom McLaughlin was enjoying the dancing by Downtown Crossing's newest character this afternoon when a cranky jerk demanded police do something about him. McLaughlin reports that as officers were talking to dancer guy and getting him to pack up, crank guy started screaming "faggot" at him, because, of course, haters gonna hate. McLaughlin adds: Read more.

By - 7/31/15 - 1:17 pm
Bit of old newspaper found at Government Center MBTA station

The MBTA reports workers at the Government Center rehab project found remnants of a 1915 Boston Post behind an old door jamb.

Other, larger reminders of the station's past will be put on display: Read more.

By - 7/31/15 - 11:14 am
Where's Waldo? Boston City Hall

Can you spot Waldo in Adam Castiglioni's photo of Boston City Hall from this morning?

By - 7/29/15 - 6:14 pm

The MBTA is reporting "moderate" delays due to a dead Orange Line train at Downtown Crossing.