Downtown

By - 1/24/17 - 12:52 pm
Proposed changes in City Hall Plaza

CORRECTION: The kiosk will be behind City Hall's security checkpoints; ye ed needs to learn to follow dotted lines on diagrams better.

The mayor's office today announced plans to seek an operator for a new, permanent coffee kiosk in City Hall for people who somehow miss the Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts and Boston News Cafe on City Hall Plaza. Read more.

By - 1/23/17 - 11:01 pm

Around 3:30 p.m. on Friday, a woman was riding the Orange Line when two guys, one white, the other black, got into an argument that escalated with the white guy physically attacking the black one:

The aggressor pushed/threw the victim on top of me as I was sitting and started punching him. My glasses were broken and head scraped in the process.

Read more.

By - 1/22/17 - 12:25 pm
Women's March protest signs on Boylston Street in Boston

Roving UHub photographer John K. stopped to look at the protest signs that were placed along the Boylston Street side of the Central Burying Ground at the Boston Common after yesterday's Women's March on the Common. Read more.

By - 1/21/17 - 4:33 pm
Maverick on the Blue Line at 10:48 a.m.

Maverick station, 10:48 a.m. Photo by Max Grinnell.

Even with extra subway trains and more commuter-rail coaches, the T groaned under the load of the larger than expected crowds heading to the Women's March on the Common this morning. Read more.

By - 1/20/17 - 5:12 pm

A Blue Line train decided rush hour would be a good time to die, and it did, at State Street.

By - 1/20/17 - 4:21 pm

Steve Abreu looked out his window shortly after 4 p.m., when anti-Trump protesters who gathered there began to march towards the Common.

Meanwhile, scores of state troopers traveled to the South Boston convention center this afternoon to go over plans for protecting the much larger march planned from the Common to Copley Square. Read more.

By - 1/20/17 - 9:09 am

Transit Police will step up patrols in North Station and Boston Garden security guards will no longer be allowed to eject the homeless from the train station following the Globe's report on how some security guards apparently took out their aggressions on homeless people in the station.

By - 1/19/17 - 9:19 am

The Globe reports on aggressive security measures against homeless people in North Station, including a Dec. 9 incident in which surveillance video apparently shows a guard smashing a man in the face with his own cane on Dec. 22.

By - 1/18/17 - 1:13 pm
Impending Indian restaurant on Water Street in downtown Boston

Adam Castiglioni shows us the impending replacement for the failed BeanTown Hogie at 102 Water St.: The second outlet of Curry House on Beacon Street in Brookline.

They have yet to go before the Boston Licensing Board for a food-serving license; once they do, the actual opening will be a week or two away.

By - 1/18/17 - 8:05 am

What's the easiest and quickest way to get from North Station to South Station?

Currently I take the orange to the red line but that is usually a 20 min affair in the morning and worse at 5pm.

I'm thinking of getting an electric scooter or boosted board.

By - 1/15/17 - 3:41 pm

If BU and Northeastern have Green Line stops named for them, why not Emerson? Three students in a civic design and art class at Emerson have collected more than 700 names on an online petition urging the T to rename the Boylston stop as Emerson College. Read more.

By - 1/15/17 - 2:00 pm
Rally to save the ACA at Faneuil Hall

Thousands showed up at Faneuil Hall for a rally to save the ACA today, as Molly Lanzarotta shows us.

"When they say repeal, we say resist and reclaim," Sen. Ed Markey said.

Read more.

By - 1/13/17 - 9:07 am

The Globe reports that Boston Common fans worried about shadows from the proposed skyscraper have been joined by Massport, which is concerned the 775-foot tower could cause issues with Logan flights.

By - 1/12/17 - 6:29 pm

WHDH reports one man was stabbed in the neck, the other in the back during a fight that may have involved wooden stakes pulled out of the ground around 4 p.m. outside the Subway shop, 144 Tremont St.

By - 1/12/17 - 11:45 am
Rubber mat stretched to catch water in Downtown Crossing MBTA station

Who'll stop the rain? Not the creaky infrastructure at the Downtown Crossing T stop. Mark Novak captured some T worker's ingenious solution for stopping the water plotzing on people's head in a stairway between the Red and Orange Lines. Hopefully, somebody remembers to empty it before it gives way, though.

By - 1/12/17 - 10:20 am

A trolley that has gone to meet its maker at Boylston Street is causing "moderate" delays, the T advises.

By - 1/7/17 - 1:39 pm
South Station and Dewey Square in the snow

Joe Pesaturo gives us the bird's eye view of South Station and Dewey Square on a snowy Saturday.

By - 1/6/17 - 12:37 pm

Two men got into a fight on an outbound Orange Line train approaching North Station shortly before 12:30 p.m. The loser got punched in the eye; the winner fled out the station and onto the street, where he melted away into the crowds.