Downtown

By - 4/6/16 - 5:56 pm
Inside the Custom House clock tower in Boston

The other side of 6. See it larger.

One hundred years ago today, the clock inside the Custom House Tower began running. At exactly noon.

In 1950, the federal government replaced the mechanism up near the top of the tower with a new clock, built by E.Howard in Waltham. By the 1980s, though, the clock mechanisms had fallen apart. A key gear sat at ground level, broken beyond repair. Read more.

By - 4/5/16 - 6:14 pm

Gin Dumcius reports the two-years-in-the-making like-new Government Center station is already leaking.

UPDATE: MBTA says it's on the case.

By - 4/5/16 - 12:09 pm

Transit Police report arresting a man they say exposed himself to two women on a Red Line train as it entered Park Street around 8:45 p.m. on March 27.

Police add: Read more.

By - 4/4/16 - 11:15 pm
Swoopy skyscraper as seen from Boston's Public Garden

What the building might look like from the Arlington Street side of the Public Garden.

Proposed downtown tower

The New York developer that has been figuring out how to put a skyscraper at the intersection of Washington and Bromfield streets last week released a series of renderings of a building that would rise higher than the Millennium Tower and have a series of rooftop gardens and possibly solar panels.

Midwood Investment and Development is proposing a 59-story, 683-foot-tall building with 300 apartments - 54 affordable - topped by 119 condos. The residential units would sit on a five-story base that would include ground-floor retail and a garage for 235 cars and 420 bicycles. Read more.

By - 4/4/16 - 4:46 pm
Protesting GE

As GE, city and state officials told reporters about all the wonderful things GE will bring to Boston in a warm room upstairs at 60 State St., about 50 protesters marched outside downstairs to protest everything from the tax breaks GE will get here to the use of its jet engines by Israeli warplanes. Read more.

By - 4/3/16 - 4:24 pm

Herald photographer Mark Garfinkel talks to Stanley Forman on the 40th anniversary of his photo of a black man attacked on City Hall Plaza during a busing protest.

By - 3/31/16 - 10:45 pm
Proposed replacement for Felt, 533 Washington St. in dowtown Boston

Architect's rendering.

The new owner of the old Felt nightclub at 533 Washington St. in Downtown Crossing today submitted his plans for a new tower that would include 94 apartments, restaurant space and a two-floor "non-profit incubator office space." Read more.

By - 3/31/16 - 7:05 pm
Nikola Tesla license plate

Jed Hresko spotted this well-plated Tesla today on Franklin Street downtown.

By - 3/31/16 - 12:53 pm

Around 12:45 p.m. at the Citizens Bank branch at 73 Tremont St. by a heavyset black man with cornrows and wearing a pea coat. The money had an embedded dye pack, which went off as he ran down the street.

By - 3/31/16 - 9:38 am
Washington Street in downtown Boston in 1921

Hordes of pre-Easter shoppers outside E.B. Horn in 1921. See it larger.

E.B. Horn, which opened in 1839, is suing another jewelry store down Washington Street that now calls itself Horn's Jewelers.

In a trademark lawsuit filed this week in US District Court in Boston, E.B. Horn, 429 Washington St., wants a judge to order Horn's Jewelers, 339 Washington St., to knock it off and find some other name. Read more.

By - 3/30/16 - 11:02 pm
Proposed hotel at 88 N. Washington St. in Boston

Archtect's rendering: Hotel is brown-and-silver building across from old Scotch & Sirloin.

A Wilmington builder has filed plans with the BRA to replace a seven-space parking lot at 88 N. Washington St., off Valenti Way, with a 74-room boutique hotel. Read more.

By - 3/29/16 - 4:14 pm
Frechette

Transit Police report arresting a Medford man for alleged open and gross behavior on a Green Line trolley last week.

Read more.

By - 3/27/16 - 5:23 pm
Proposed South Station tower

Hines, which won approval in 2006 for a mixed-use development of four towers above the South Station train tracks, says work could finally begin on the project early next year.

In a new page on its Web site, first spotted by BLDUP.com, Hines says it's planning a 49-story, 970,000-square-foot office tower, a second office building about half that size, a 155-unit, 323-foot tall condo tower and a 200-room hotel, along with a garage with roughly 755 spaces. Read more.

By - 3/27/16 - 4:07 pm
Beantown sign on new Tremont Street coffeehouse in Boston

Marty St. George asks the question after spotting this "Beantown" address on an impending Tremont Street coffeehouse (he votes no).

By - 3/24/16 - 6:10 pm
Workers trying to fix door on a Red Line train in Boston

Adam Castiglioni watched T workers struggle with a door on a train at Park Street around 5:30 p.m., just in time to give commuters who suffered through the morning's delays another chance to ponder their fate in life.

By - 3/23/16 - 10:18 pm

617 Images captured the bridge showing the colors of the Belgian flag tonight.

By - 3/23/16 - 3:55 pm

North Station covered walkway in pieces

Looks like the covered walkway at North Station is already being dismantled.

By - 3/22/16 - 6:39 pm

An Orange Line train at Downtown Crossing got on the ferry across the River Styx, which the T says is now causing "moderate" delays.

Also, Lowell Line trains were experiencing even worse, thanks to a truck that took out a gate in West Medford.