A dead train at Park coupled with a medical emergency means Green Line commuters are not smiling this morning.
And the sixth train just went by and I'm still on the platform. 17 yrs commuting on... Read more
Final (if still unofficial) city and districtwide results. The city has yet to release ward-by-ward numbers, but NorthEndWaterfront.com tallied them for the North End, Beacon Hill and downtown.
Jim O'Sullivan ponders the race geographically, since it pits two guys who don't live anywhere near the geographic center of the city. He notes that while Walsh beat Connolly bigtime in Dorchester, Connolly won... Read more
Reed captured the scene at Park Street at the height of rush hour today when the Red Line was delayed because, hey, it's Friday on the Red Line. This left him plenty of time to put together a panoramic view.
Boston Police report a man found unconscious in the men's room at the Bell in Hand, 45 Union St., around 2:30 a.m. was taken to Mass. General, where he was pronounced dead. An investigation is under way.
The Herald reports Roche Bros. will open a luxostore (ed. note: Sounds like the West Roxbury store, only without all the boring bread and soda aisles) and that Arnold Worldwide will take a chunk of the office space in the skyscraper for which ground was formally broken today.
No word if Walgreens will get a retroactive tax break for opening a luxostore down... Read more
The Globe reports on the proposed tax breaks for companies that move into the ritzy tower being built atop the Hole in Downtown Crossing.
Our own Swirlygrrl reports workers took down the Dewey Square mural by Os Gemeos and began putting up its replacement - some black and white seascapey thing.
Ryan Ruel stitched together 147 photos he took this morning from Piers Park in East Boston to create a giga-zoomable image of the other side of the harbor, from South Boston to the North End - 1.55 gigapixels of zoom-in action.
Marty Walsh says he would pay for universal K-1 classes by selling off City Hall. Unlike Mayor Menino, who once proposed selling off City Hall as well, however, Walsh says he would keep city offices downtown rather than trying to move them to South Boston.
Walsh says... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board holds a hearing next week on plans to convert long empty space at 45 Province St. into a pizza restaurant called Strada 45.
The building's developers got a full-service liquor license from the board in 2008. The board rescinded the license in 2011, but the developers got it back in an appeal to the state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission.... Read more
Four of the five candidates running to take Mike Ross's place on the City Council said tonight it's way past time for the city to give District 8 more elementary schools.
The fifth candidate, Angelica Addivinola might have agreed as well, but she didn't attend a forum sponsored by the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay at the Copley Square library. The field will... Read more
The Boston Business Journal reports on the latest proposal over the past couple decades by the owners of the Garden for the parking lot where the Garden used to be - a mixed-use development with a 45-story tower and two shorter buildings.
Our own Dvdoff captured the fans outside the Four Seasons tonight waiting for the Brazilian national soccer team's bus to arrive. They're here to play Portugal at Gillette Stadium tomorrow.... Read more
Boston Police report arresting a pair of suburban guys on charges of selling crystal meth in front of the Downtown Crossing Macy's yesterday afternoon.
Jake Decker, 26, of Melrose, and Andrew Dreyer, 30, of Lexington, were nabbed after allegedly selling the drugs to a couple of undercover officers, as part of an ongoing meth investigation, police say.
They added the two completed their... Read more
UPDATE: A spokeswoman for the Parks and Recreation Department says tonight: "The application for a two day event is still under review by the City of Boston."
In a phone call with Bill Downing, treasurer of MassCann, Alex Oâ€™Connell, Esq. of the... Read more
The Boston Harbor Hotel wants to offer ice skating in the Rowes Wharf rotunda this winter.
The hotel goes before the Mayor's Office of Consumer Affairs and Licensing next Wednesday to seek permission to operate a skating rink between Nov. 29 and and Feb. 28. The hearing starts at 10:15 a.m. in the office's eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall.