Downtown

By - 1/27/15 - 11:12 am
Open Dunkin Donuts in a blizzard

TrueNE_79 spotted this open Dunkin' Donuts in Downtown Crossing this morning.Read more

By - 1/26/15 - 7:27 pm
Liquor line at Downtown Crossing Walgreens

Jed Hresko shows us the line for liquor at the Downtown Crossing Walgreens late this afternoon.Read more

By - 1/23/15 - 7:48 am

A concerned citizen (possibly a concerned citizen of Brazil) complains about a trash problem at Gridley and Purchase downtown:

Someone is putting two or three large bags with trash next to the building everyday. The building is leased to the Consulate General of Brazil and the Consulate has put a sign asking not to put trash in that area, but the violator is not

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By - 1/20/15 - 10:08 pm
Missing ring

Lauren Moreno reports:

Although I am not very hopeful, consider this a desperate plea. I was in Boston over the weekend visiting friends and on Sunday night while walking home from The North Star [on Friend Street] I realized that my engagement ring was no longer on my finger. While I am aware that it is only a material item, there are no words

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By - 1/19/15 - 7:03 pm

Sweet Bakery, 11 School St., shortly before 7 p.m., by a white man in his 50s wearing a black ski mask and a gray winter jacket. He was 5'8" to 5'10" and had some stubble on his face. He ran out, turned left on Washington.Read more

By - 1/18/15 - 3:52 pm

Around 3:40 p.m. Firefighters quickly doused the fire, in a ground-level closet inside the station, but the T evacuated riders due to the smoke. Trains, however, continued to operate through the station.Read more

By - 1/18/15 - 12:23 pm

Long before Nelli Ruotsalainen protested on I-93, Massachusetts government decided to eliminate the breakdown lane and use it for rush hour traffic. That is not on Nelli Ruotsalainen, that is on us.

The government's concern is that the Interstate 93 protest in Milton broke the way we provide public safety services. In fact, we know of not one death nor one injury caused. I'm...Read more

By - 1/17/15 - 10:11 pm
Atlantic Wharf in Boston in Patriots colors

TruNE_79 is loving how Atlantic Wharf is pumping out the Patriots colors in advance of tomorrow's game.Read more

By - 1/17/15 - 10:07 am
Park Street platform on the Green Line

Lexiiiiii spotted this solitary shoe at Park Street on the Green Line yesterday: Somebody so desperate to get on a train, they didn't want to try to unstick it, or sign of a partial rapture?Read more

By - 1/16/15 - 8:17 pm
Garcia

Transit Police report arresting a guy from New York at South Station today on charges he was trying to palm off four bogus tickets to this Sunday's game - for $800.

Police credit a Channel 25 tweet about an arrest of alleged fake-ticket sellers in Somerville - and an alert would-be buyer of the doubtful ducats:

The male answered an ad posted on

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By - 1/16/15 - 7:56 pm
Bunny rabbit at the Federal Reserve Bank

At least two rabbits have taken up occupancy on the grounds of the Federal Reserve Bank downtown.

Jon Hickey photographed one of them last month. Christine reported late this afternoon:

Sitting in traffic on Congress St. next to Fed Reserve bank watching a rabbit pick through the dead garden.

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By - 1/16/15 - 9:49 am
Proposed new entrance to Boston Garden

Proposed new entrance to the Garden from developer's BRA filing.

The Herald reports Star Market has agreed to build a mega-market in the $1-billion mixed-use development planned for that vacant space in front of the Garden and the train station.Read more

By - 1/14/15 - 6:14 pm
Padma Singh

Singh leads prayer as councilors Linehan and Yancey listen.

City councilors take turns inviting a local clergy member to start regular council sessions with a prayer. Over the years, the council has been led in prayer by priests, ministers, rabbis and imams. Today, Councilor Charles Yancey invited a member of a local Hindu congregation to lead the council - for the the first time that Yancey said he could remember in his 31 years...Read more

By - 1/12/15 - 5:44 pm

File this under: Kids, don't try this at home - or when Transit Police are around, or, at all:

By - 1/12/15 - 9:59 am

With several thousand people now living in Downtown Crossing and nearby blocks, the Midtown Cultural District Residents Association has sprung up.Read more

By - 1/11/15 - 1:01 pm
Frog Pond frogs

David Phillips, who sculpted six frog statues at Frog Pond, says Macy's violated his copyright when it used a replica of one of them in a Christmas display at its Downtown Crossing store.

In a ribbeting lawsuit filed last week in US District Court in Boston, Phillips, whose studio is in Medford, charges:

Macy’s or its agents, servants or employees copied Phillips’ Fishing Frog

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By - 1/7/15 - 7:24 pm
Boston pigeon

A pigeon tried to huddle into itself today on Court Street. One can only imagine what it'll look like tomorrow.Read more

By - 1/5/15 - 7:49 pm
Broad Street project old and new views

Current and proposed. See larger.

Developers have submitted plans to the BRA for a 12-story condo building on Broad Street that would completely demolish the building the Times pub is now in and turn the historic Bulfinch building that houses the Littlest Bar into a lobby for the new building and some residential units.

The Littlest Bar moved to 102 Broad St. after its longtime tiny space on Province Street...Read more

By - 1/4/15 - 6:28 pm

WCVB reports two well dressed men hid in a men's room until after the Red Hat on Bowdoin Street closed early this morning and then stole several thousand dollars worth of liquor and vandalized the bar.

The Red Hat itself posted video of the two guys figuring out what to take:

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