Downtown

By - 1/8/16 - 2:48 pm

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday suspended the Stage's right to offer bottle service indefinitely because of a November incident in which a server had a champagne bottle thrown at her and wound up getting pounded into the floor by several angry patrons. Read more.

By - 1/6/16 - 5:34 pm
Round, yellowish bird on the Greenway

Spotted this little chirper on the Greenway near the InterContinental today. Anybody know what kind of bird it is?

By - 1/5/16 - 10:21 pm

Weber King got caught in the "total chaos" exiting the first Garden event since the T entrance on that side of Causeway closed, forcing thousands of people to cross the street to get to the subway:

Yeah, this isn't gong to work, at all. Need a plan B ASAP.

By - 1/5/16 - 6:16 pm
North Station crowds

Tonight, not last February.

Claire Blechman is among those caught in a morass of delays at North Station this evening.

Harry Pierre is stuck, too.

By - 1/5/16 - 12:54 pm

The Boston Licensing Board on Thursday considers whether the Stage Nightclub, 19 Boylston Pl., shares any responsibility for a November melee that left one of its servers lying on the floor, drenched in the champagne one angry patron had thrown at her, as other angry patrons grabbed her by the hair and pounded her head against the floor. Read more.

By - 1/4/16 - 3:49 pm

OK, to be accurate: 900,000 photos of the Boston skyline, and another 150,000 of the Cambridge skyline, all taken from the same spot in Cambridge over a five-year period.

Adrian Dalca took all those photos from a window in an MIT (of course!) residential building. Naturally, he's now trying to figure out what to do with them all: Read more.

By - 1/3/16 - 12:54 pm
Globe newsies

Photographer - and social reformer - Lewis Hine spent a fair amount of time in Boston in the early part of the 20th century capturing the often horrible condition of children. Among the kids he photographed were newsies, including this group of Globe hawkers with Sunday papers at 5 a.m. one Sunday in 1909.

From the Library of Congress's Lewis Hine collection.

By - 1/2/16 - 5:43 pm

Boston Police report an Everett man began punching an officer in the face around 2 a.m. New Year's Day - and then began screaming about the end of the world as other officers rushed to restrain him.

According to police, the incident happened in front of the City Hall garage on Congress Street: Read more.

By - 12/31/15 - 7:28 pm
Fireworks over Boston Common

Craig Caplan watched the early fireworks over the Common tonight.

By - 12/29/15 - 10:11 pm
Wanted

Transit Police report they are looking for a guy with a skateboard on charges he indecently attacked a woman at the Park Street Green Line station around 2:40 p.m. on Dec. 14. Read more.

By - 12/29/15 - 5:12 pm
Waiting for a bus instead of the Blue Line downtown

Like the last train out of Paris, only Humphrey Bogart isn't involved. Photo by Alex Martland.

Just in time for rush hour, the T has shut the Blue Line, because something isn't right with the tunnel between State Street and Aquarium, as in a metal grate falling from the ceiling onto the tracks.

Buses are now running between Bowdoin and Maverick, after a fashion. Alex Martland reports:

This is going swimmingly. No signs, no one knows where to stand... Blue line gonna blue line.

By - 12/29/15 - 2:59 pm

Erica Mattison reports the Eddie Bauer Outlet store on Washington Street is shutting in four weeks. Its windows are already covered with "Store Closing Sale" signs.

By - 12/29/15 - 11:19 am
Copper thief wanted

UPDATE: BPD reports that steely-eyed Transit Police officers spotted and arrested Matthew LaChance, 32, of Swansea.

Boston Police report they are looking for a guy they say stole $20,000 worth of copper welding cable from a Nashua Street construction site. Read more.

By - 12/27/15 - 7:18 pm

The Ladd Observatory takes some time to tell us about how clocks in the Boston area used to be calibrated with the dropping of the daily noon time-ball from the roof of a downtown building, first a long-gone building at Devonshire and Milk and later from what is now the Ames Hotel at Washington and Court streets.

By - 12/27/15 - 1:09 pm

J.L. Bell ponders who might have been taking notes during discussions of patriots leading up to the Boston Tea Party and forwarding them to His Majesty's Government.

By - 12/24/15 - 10:14 am

Just because we don't have any snow doesn't mean you can't still take magical seasonal photos, as Renee shows us.

By - 12/23/15 - 9:07 am

The MBTA is seeking bids from companies that might want to lease 400 square feet of space on the Green Line level of the Government Center stop when it re-opens this spring.

The T also has a 150-square-foot space available on the Blue Line platform. Read more.

By - 12/21/15 - 9:15 am

Transit Police report arresting a New Bedford man they say attacked a woman on an Forest Hills Orange Line train approaching Downtown Crossing around 1:30 p.m. on Thursday. Read more.

By - 12/20/15 - 9:28 am
Scollay Under sign at Government Center MBTA station in downtown Boston

The MBTA has released a batch of photos showing the state of Govermment Center station as it approaches its spring, 2016 re-opening, still on schedule despite having to replace all the glass panes in the above-ground part of the station (if you click on the link, scroll down the page a bit for the photos).

Stairs and escalator take shape: Read more.

By - 12/18/15 - 9:47 pm
People outside Boston Garden

JB Parrett looked towards Boston Garden tonight.