Downtown

By - 8/29/17 - 11:11 am

Boston Police said today they are dealing with at least one gang of young men who like to roam downtown when the bars let out, searching for people standing alone with phones they can grab. Read more.

By - 8/29/17 - 10:52 am

A bouncer at the Harp on Causeway Street is on the lam following an incident last month in which he reacted to being urinated on by knocking out the guy who did it, police said today. Read more.

By - 8/27/17 - 9:56 pm

Around 9:50 p.m., on some steps leading out of the Downtown Crossing T stop. Police found him at Summer and Hawley streets.

By - 8/27/17 - 12:38 pm

A Dorchester man's lengthy arrest record got even longer yesterday after Transit Police officers joined an employee of the Summer Street CVS who was chasing a man with "hundreds of dollars worth of stolen items."

By - 8/26/17 - 3:04 pm

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on Orange Line service towards Forest Hills due to a train that got overripe at Haymarket.

By - 8/23/17 - 1:06 pm

Three men who were arrested in the post-rally melee that broke out Saturday skipped out on their arraignments today, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports - which means there are now warrants out for their arrest. Read more.

By - 8/22/17 - 11:10 pm
Wanted man

The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force has released photos of a man it says robbed the Webster Bank branch at 100 Franklin St., around 4:45 p.m. on Aug. 9. Read more.

By - 8/21/17 - 11:34 pm

The Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports on 14 people who were arraigned today (more will be arraigned on Tuesday and Wednesday). Didi Delgado, who helped organize the march from Roxbury to Boston Common, reports on the treatment of several of the people while they were locked up awaiting arraignment. Read more.

By - 8/21/17 - 4:48 pm
101 Arch St. during the eclipse

KLB noticed the eclipse reflected on 101 Arch St. downtown today.

By - 8/20/17 - 11:29 am

Dan Kennedy acknowledges the cops had a tough job on the Common, but wonders if they might have taken some liberties with the 1st Amendment, by, for example, banning the press from the bandstand:

Let’s not kid ourselves. There was real potential for violence far beyond the skirmishes that actually took place. The Boston Police did a good job of protecting public safety. But free speech took a back seat on Saturday, and I imagine we’re going to be hearing more about that in the days to come.

By - 8/20/17 - 9:37 am

One man was stabbed in the chest, another in the back, around 2 a.m. at Causeway and Canal streets, according to Boston EMS Incidents and Providence Citywide.

By - 8/19/17 - 5:38 pm

Shortly before 3:50 p.m, Boston Police reported:

BPD confirming rocks being thrown at officers on Tremont at West.

Shortly after 5 p.m., Karen Zgoda reported police were using pepper spray in Downtown Crossing: Read more.

By - 8/19/17 - 4:42 pm
Never Again

A couple dozen racists and Nazis, one dressed as a Minuteman, spent an hour or so standing on and near the Parkman Bandstand this afternoon under the baleful eyes of thousands of jeering protesters before slowly walking away and towards the Boylston Street side of Boston Common, to await a ride out in four Boston Police prisoner vans. Read more.

By - 8/18/17 - 10:58 am

Mayor Walsh says he'll be spending Saturday going from one barbecue to another in Boston's neighborhoods, many as part of annual "unity" events at the city's housing projects.

That, he says, is how Bostonians should react to tomorrow's racism rally at the Parkman Bandstand. Read more.

By - 8/18/17 - 9:20 am
Cameras being installed on the Parkman Bandstand on Boston Common

Brian Moore spotted workers installing security cameras atop the Parkman Bandstand today, in advance of tomorrow's racist protest and counter demonstrations.

Meanwhile, Union Capital Boston has sort of formalized the idea ... Read more.

By - 8/17/17 - 2:12 pm

Local man Chris Lang reports:

For each and every vile Nazi and white nationalist who marches in Boston on Saturday, I'm donating $1 to the Southern Poverty Law Center to help fight hate. Have at it, you racists, the more the better, and thanks so much for your help!

By - 8/17/17 - 11:45 am

Harvard Kennedy School researchers tried to figure out the cost of a North-South rail link, find it would be between roughly $3.8 billion for a single-tunnel, two-track layout and $5.9 billion for a higher-capacity system with two tunnels and four tracks. Read more.

By - 8/16/17 - 6:54 pm

WBUR reports city officials have granted a permit to white supremacists for a rally on Boston Common on Saturday. Read more.

By - 8/15/17 - 9:06 pm
Crowd at Holocaust Memorial vigil

Jews and supporters gathered at the Holocaust Memorial this evening to condemn the vandalism that left another of its panels shattered - and to vow to join with other victims of racists and Nazis in the fight to keep them gaining any more respectability than they already have.

Meanwhile, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports the arraignment of both the teen charged with smashing a panel etched with numbers representing Holocaust victims and a man charged with damaging flowers people had placed at the scene. Read more.