By - 5/12/16 - 7:02 pm reports on a community meeting about a proposed hotel on N. Washington Street that grew cries of opposition from a number of nearby residents - including an official of the condo board at Strada 234, who said the building is 60 feet too tall and would block some of his residents' views of the Custom House, which means it's worth suing over, if it comes to that.

By - 5/12/16 - 1:35 pm
Smoke from tunnel fire

Hotel billowing in the clear blue sky. Photo by Nat Tarbox.

UPDATE: Traffic is now blocked all over for miles.

Firefighters are in the O'Neill Tunnel battling a fire in a garbage truck that is sending smoke up through the ventilation shaft the InterContinental Hotel is built around. The hotel itself is not on fire.

By - 5/10/16 - 1:03 pm
Seaplane in Boston Harbor

The day after the Globe reported two companies want to start seaplane service to New York, Aidan noticed a seaplane just casually docked in Boston Harbor.

By - 5/9/16 - 11:34 am

Dan Hausle reports the Steaming Kettle on the edge of City Hall Plaza is being taken down today to repair the damage caused when a truck hit it.

By - 5/8/16 - 10:31 am

The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force reports it's looking for a guy who walked into the TD Bank branch at 24 Winter St. late Thursday afternoon and told a teller he needed money and he needed it fast.

He's described as being medium height, with a medium build.

Orange Line service was briefly held when police searched the Downtown Crossing station for him.

By - 5/7/16 - 10:53 am
Three options for the Northern Avenue bridge in Boston

Three of the options. See it larger.

The city of Boston and the Boston Society of Architects have posted entries in a design competition for what to do with the Northern Avenue Bridge, which has been closed to even pedestrians for the past year.

By - 5/6/16 - 1:09 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports plans for the restaurant space in the new Downtown Crossing hotel.

By - 5/5/16 - 12:33 pm

The T and Keolis say they're going to be doing a little "Fare is Fair" exhibit at South Station during the evening rush hour, in during which Keolis teams will be checking passengers for valid tickets before they get on trains on certain platforms. Read more.

By - 5/3/16 - 5:55 pm

Transit Police report arresting Terrell Alves, 25, for attacking a 14-year-old girl at the Downtown Crossing T stop around 8 a.m. last Wednesday. Read more.

By - 5/3/16 - 1:55 pm

Bldup reports the sale of 175 Federal St. to a German investor.

By - 5/3/16 - 11:55 am
Taking down trans flag in Boston

One day after Mayor Walsh vowed to fly a flag in support of transgender rights until the state legislature passes a bill enabling them, workers took it down and replaced it with a Polish flag, in honor of the 225th anniversary of Poland's first constitution. They moved the flag to a pole on the Cambridge Street side of City Hall.

By - 5/3/16 - 6:53 am
Flag in support of transgender rights at Boston City Hall

John Keith shows us the new flag flying in front of City Hall - in support of rights for transgender residents. Mayor Walsh and other city officials raised the flag yesterday.

By - 4/30/16 - 10:44 am

The T reports escalators and elevators at Haymarket, North Station, Government Center, Lechmere and Science Park aren't working because they've lost power. That also means the fare gates at some stations are open and the lights are off. The T is running a shuttle bus between Park Street and Lechmere for Green Line riders who can't take the stairs.

By - 4/26/16 - 5:33 pm

A stone-cold trolley at Park Street means "moderate" delays on the Green Line, the T says.

By - 4/25/16 - 11:17 am
Animal heads on the Rose Kennedy Greenway

Adam Castiglioni watched the installation of a snarling dog head and other animal heads on the Rose Kennedy Greenway this morning; part of a work by Ai Weiwei that represents the 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac (H/t Allstonian for that info).

By - 4/23/16 - 10:14 pm

Emerson students were asked about their school's new logo, unveiled this week.

By - 4/22/16 - 11:45 pm
Pax Pokemon players in Boston

Vanessa Kuo could tell Pax East is in town by all the costumed people roaming downtown tonight.

By - 4/22/16 - 7:10 pm

The Boston Business Journal lists the six companies that bid to tear down the old WInthrop Square garage and replace it with some sort of tower.

Look at the bids yourself.

By - 4/21/16 - 9:11 pm
Zakim Bridge lit up in purple to honor Prince

617 Images shows us the Zakim lit up like it's 1999.

By - 4/21/16 - 9:06 pm
Sunset over Boston

Our own Cybah looked out the window of his downtown office at sunset this evening.