Downtown

By - 7/8/17 - 4:05 pm
No cars on Canal Street

Adam Castiglioni was among those who wandered a car-free Canal Street on Open Canal Street today.

By - 7/8/17 - 12:12 pm

Next City takes a look at the Beverly, Related Beal's 239-apartment building atop the Big Dig that doesn't have a single luxury unit.

By - 7/7/17 - 11:29 pm

The Globe reports that the guy who fell on the Red Line tracks at Park Street yesterday, bringing the line to a halt at rush hour, was dancing his way down the yellow warning strip when he misjudged a move and took a plunge. A T spokesman is quoted as urging riders not to do that.

By - 7/6/17 - 5:24 pm
Woman on tracks at Park Street

T workers, cop tend to man as they await firefighters, EMTs. Photo by KrisKream.

First responders rushed to Park Street shortly after 5 p.m. The man did not come in contact with the third rail, but was knocked unconscious. Read more.

By - 7/4/17 - 12:58 pm
Parading patriots in Boston on July Fourth

John Gage watched the parade after the reading of the Declaration of Independence at the Old State House.

By - 7/1/17 - 9:51 am

Shortly after 9 a.m., Ellie reports.

By - 6/30/17 - 8:22 pm
Keytar Bear

Jason watched Keytar Bear, "the hero we need in trying times like these," at Park Street late this afternoon.

By - 6/30/17 - 1:03 pm

Boston Police report officers responding to a report of a guy acting "suspiciously" on Tremont Street in front of the alley leading to the Orpheum found themselves running a race with the man - which they won. Read more.

By - 6/29/17 - 11:24 am

Drew Starr spotted this thing in Christopher Columbus Park, wonders what it is.

By - 6/28/17 - 5:20 pm

Earlier this afternoon, the Lechmere train I was on pulled into Government Center. After the robo-voice announced the station, it stated the usual "The destination of this train is Lechmere" twice. After the second destination announcement, the robo voice then stated "This train will run express to Haymarket."

About half the people in the front car, including me, immediately broke out in laughter.

By - 6/28/17 - 1:54 pm
Glass at the Holocaust Memorial

Photo by Jake Wark.

James Isaac, 21, of Roxbury, was ordered held in lieu of $750 cash bail at his arraignment today on charges he smashed one of the panels at the Holocaust Memorial with a rock, but will be held in jail for at least two months because the Boston Municipal Court judge revoked his bail on an earlier assault-and-battery case out of Chelsea District Court, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 6/28/17 - 1:00 pm

Ray Flynn's son, Ed, has the backing of Southie's Nick Collins and Michael Flaherty for the District 2 (South Boston, South End, Chinatown, downtown) seat, but Mike Kelley has the support of Linda Dorcena Forry, Aaron Michlewitz, Joseph Boncore and Byron Rushing, the Herald reports.

By - 6/28/17 - 8:18 am

WCVB reports the man threw a rock at the panel around 2 a.m.

James E. Isaac, 21, of Roxbury, will be charged with malicious destruction of property and willful damage to a church, synagogue or memorial, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

By - 6/27/17 - 4:02 pm
Dark clouds north of Boston

Tamas K-L looked north shortly before 4 p.m. The National Weather Service radar shows a line of storms north of Boston.

Not long after, Stephanie M. checked in from Malden: Read more.

By - 6/24/17 - 9:49 am
Toilets? Ick

A disgusted citizen files a 311 complaint to assert that visitors don't need to be reminded of bodily functions on the Greenway:

These porta potties on the walkway of the greenway are a terrible example of poor judgement. whoever made the decision to allow:approve these in this location where people are eating/ drinking and enjoying the city needs to rethink how the city should be represented.

By - 6/23/17 - 11:08 am

Bisnow reports the new owners plan to renovate the five stories of space into high-end retail under the name DTX 399, starting this summer.

By - 6/21/17 - 4:24 pm

Thomas B. forwards this photo from outside the Old State House and wonders what this sign is trying to tell people.

By - 6/21/17 - 4:23 pm

The MBTA reports it's moved the carcass off the tracks, so the Red Line delays have dropped from "moderate" to "minor," at least.

By - 6/21/17 - 11:33 am

A woman wearing a head scarf on the Orange Line came under attack Monday night by a man who started screaming anti-Muslim slurs at her and hit her in the back with an umbrella before using his fists and feet to knock out a window, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 6/21/17 - 11:00 am

In most parts of the city, it would be totally unremarkable: At 11:45 p.m. on May 24, a worker at a restaurant opened a rear door, went outside and tossed a garbage bag into a trash hopper. Read more.