Downtown

By - 2/8/16 - 8:34 pm
Beanpot Tournament in the dark at Boston Garden

Rick was among those at the Garden for the Beanpot tonight when the power went out.

By - 2/8/16 - 8:02 pm

Nothing new, but still dramatic when the harbor begins moving onto the wharves of downtown.

By - 2/6/16 - 12:01 am

The Boston Business Journal reports on the resolution to the battle between the president and the board.

By - 2/5/16 - 6:03 pm
Boston skyline after snowstorm

Mark Pijanowski marveled at the sunset around 4:56 p.m. today.

By - 2/1/16 - 6:12 pm

BostInno reports on both his alleged infraction and the online campaign to support him.

By - 2/1/16 - 11:16 am
Elliot Davis in the Financial District

Jed Hresko was walking through the Financial District this morning when a guy who seemed vaguely familiar came up to him. He reports: Read more.

By - 1/31/16 - 11:05 pm

Tantric India Bistro in the Transportation Building has shut its doors forever, after serving up Indian food for 12 years.

Our heartfelt thanks for your past dining visits over the years, and your many kind and complimentary words and encouragement, and we wish you the very best in your journeys.

H/t Arturo Gossage.

By - 1/30/16 - 10:24 pm

The T is reporting "moderate" delays on the Orange Line due to a train that switched to a Stygian track at Haymarket.

By - 1/30/16 - 4:19 pm
Weird store in downtown Boston

Craig Caplan is struck by the discordancy of a Downtown Crossing store opening and closing at the same time .

By - 1/27/16 - 2:16 pm

A task force assembled by the mayor says Boston nightlife would be improved by letting downtown restaurants and bars keep serving alcohol past the current state-mandated limit of 2 a.m. - and by letting people on outdoor patios order drinks without having to get food to go with them. Read more.

By - 1/27/16 - 6:44 am

Wicked C captured the scene around 4:15 p.m. yesterday when a small fire broke out under the edge of the inbound Orange Line platform, the T workers couldn't quite see it to aim a fire extinguisher at it and then a particularly vocal guy from the outbound platform jumped onto the tracks to point it out to them (around 1:40 in the video), which the T workers did not seem to appreciate.

Via Boston Reddit.

By - 1/25/16 - 12:53 pm
A more illuminated Boston City Hall

Rendering of a re-lit CIty Hall.

Mayor Walsh's office today announced a plan to bathe the exterior of City Hall with a new generation of light fixtures that will supposedly make it look more attractive even as they save on energy costs. Read more.

By - 1/25/16 - 9:27 am
Smashed car on the Zakim Bridge

Tim shows us one of the cars in a two-car crash on Leverett connector northbound around 8:30 a.m.

By - 1/24/16 - 7:37 pm

Once again, the Boston Globe writes about the BRA's impending unlawful mayor-assisted heist of the City's Winthrop Square garage, blaming the whistle-blower for holding up the works.

I posted the following comment: Read more.

By - 1/22/16 - 3:56 pm
Northern Avenue Bridge over Fort Point Channel in 1919

The bridge and downtown Boston in 1919. Photo by Leslie Jones. See larger.

The Globe reports Boston officials have decided to tear down the old Northern Avenue Bridge starting in March - although a spokeswoman for the mayor said today that "there will still be an opportunity to preserve the bridge, but it cannot stay where it is because of its current condition." Read more.

By - 1/22/16 - 7:55 am

This is YUGE: The Donald endorsed Emerson College this week after an Emerson-based poll showed him leading in Iowa:

Emerson College, very important, great college.

By - 1/21/16 - 7:38 am
Smokey State Street station on the Orange Line

Chris Puopolo was among the Orange Line riders forced to detrain at State Street around 6:30 this morning when the train started smoking. Around the same time, another Orange Line train flatlined at Downtown Crossing.

By - 1/20/16 - 12:12 am

Vague talk about doing something about the rusted out old Northern Avenue Bridge one of these years has suddenly become a more focused goal of city officials now that GE is moving to the South Boston Waterfront; the Globe reports officials made fixing the bridge part of their pitch to GE and seem confident they can come up with the money to fix it up.

By - 1/19/16 - 4:06 pm
Old State House crowding for a Blue Line substitute bus

Beth Gavin gives us the bird's-eye view of Blue Line riders trying to get on one of the buses running instead of trains due to the investigation into the shooting at the Maverick Square T stop.

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