Downtown

By - 6/29/16 - 1:03 pm
See-through building

What's left of the building that used to house the Littlest Bar are a couple of walls being propped up until the developer putting up luxury housing on the site can fill it in with more modern construction.

By - 6/27/16 - 5:36 pm

An Arlington man had bail set at $30,000 at his arraignment today on charges of arson and attempted murder for an incident last October on West Street downtown, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Matthew Cody, 30, was so intent on setting two sleeping homeless men on fire that he set a second fire when the first one went out, Assistant District Attorney David McGowan said in court today. Read more.

By - 6/26/16 - 6:43 pm

And before the night was over, one would be dead and the other on his way to refuge in England, according to an account by Mark Hurwitz.

Via J.L. Bell, who has more on the context of dueling in ye olde Boston.

By - 6/24/16 - 2:40 pm

The Massachusetts Historical Society gives us a taste of the history of Boston's first department store - started by Eben Jordan and Benjamin Marsh.

By - 6/24/16 - 7:46 am

A power cable that caught fire at Charles/MGH around 1:40 a.m. meant no service between Kendall Square and Park Street first thing this morning. The T announced around 7 a.m. that repairs had been finished and service was resuming, but with "residual" delays.

By - 6/21/16 - 2:37 pm

A federal judge has denied a request from E.B. Horn that she order Horn's Jewelers to immediately stop using that name because the older store waited two years after the upstart opened to file a trademark lawsuit and is still in business, which proves it's not suffering "irreparable harm" from its rival down Washington Street. Read more.

By - 6/21/16 - 9:58 am

Bldup.com reports the developers who plan to put the sleekest goshdarned towers you've ever seen atop the Government Center Garage are going to call the new development Bulfinch Crossing.

By - 6/21/16 - 8:41 am

The Boston Business Journal reports the latest on the city's efforts to make some money by letting somebody put up a skyscraper on the 1-acre site.

By - 6/17/16 - 6:44 pm
Donna Summer roller skating at City Hall Plaza

Jed Hresko was one of the early arrivals at the annual Donna Summer disco skating night on City Hall Plaza.

By - 6/15/16 - 4:53 pm

Wanted for attack at South Station.

Transit Police are seeking the public's help to identify a guy they say nearly killed another man following a "lengthy argument" in the commuter-rail waiting area at South Station on Saturday. Read more.

By - 6/15/16 - 10:00 am
Bagpiper and Advent School sixth graders

Sixth graders at the Advent School on Beacon Hill walked to Faneuil Hall for their graduation this morning.

By - 6/15/16 - 8:36 am

The Boston Business Journal reports on John Grayken's latest acquisition (subscription required to read full article). Graykin, who grew up on the mean streets of Cohasset (and now owns an entire island off its coast), but who renounced his US citizenship to become Irish, is head of Lone Star Funds.

By - 6/14/16 - 8:13 am

If you haven't been to Faneuil Hall Marketplace recently (tourists: Moving slowly in herds since 1876), you're missing the "Boston Campaign Headquarters," with the sign that urges us to "vote for nothing."

WBUR introduces us to artist Pat Falco's un-campaign.

By - 6/13/16 - 9:49 am

Mayor Walsh's office is organizing the vigil for 6 p.m. on City Hall Plaza.

By - 6/10/16 - 6:48 pm

Ally Bruce asks:

Where can I get Richie's slush in the downtown-ish area? Help!!

By - 6/10/16 - 1:28 pm
Times building coming down in Boston

Phil R. took the time this morning to photograph the munching of the building that used to house the Times on Broad Street, making way, of course, for some badly needed condos in a 12-story building. The neighboring building, which housed the Littlest Bar, is part of the project, but its shell will be preserved - given that Bulfinch himself put the thing up back in 1805 - and turned into a lobby and some condos.

Jennie Pane-Joyce watched the demolition from the other side: Read more.

By - 6/6/16 - 4:18 pm
Minutemen fire muskets on Tremont Street

Huzzah! Any lobsterbacks on Tremont trembled in fear this day.

The Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company held its annual march around downtown as part of its ancient and honorable election of new officers on the first Monday in June.

In addition to Minutemen and current service members, actual members of the artillery company marched, of course: Read more.