Downtown

By - 3/4/17 - 1:14 pm
Planned Parenthood rally on Boston Common

A rally to support Planned Parenthood on the Common that attracted several hundred people this morning was winding down when a rally to support President Trump that attracted several dozen people was starting up on the steps of the State House: Read more.

By - 3/3/17 - 6:15 pm

Boston Police report arresting a security guard after he allegedly pistol whipped a man, pointed a gun at him and then, when the man was down on the ground, began kicking him.

Police add that luckily for all concerned, the security guard, Andrew Pierre, 34, could not have actually shot the man because he'd loaded all the magazines in both the guns he was packing backwards. Read more.

By - 3/3/17 - 3:18 pm
Goodwin

Transit Police report arresting Shaun Goodwin, 41, for allegedly going after another man with a hypodermic needle yesterday morning at Park Street.

Police charge that Goodwin had harassed the man in the past and that on spotting him buying a CharlieTicket around 11:20 a.m., challenged him to a fight. Read more.

By - 3/3/17 - 9:11 am

The state has made similar threats in the past about the funding it provides for the Rose Kennedy Greenway, but this year, it may really mean it, the Globe reports.

By - 3/2/17 - 12:31 pm

The Herald reports a majority of the condo owners at the Intercontinental on the waterfront have voted to ban marijuana smoking - and cultivation. The Herald quotes one condo-association trustee that the gross odor was one factor. And another:

We're a high-rise building. I don't think we’re a farming community.

By - 3/2/17 - 9:07 am

A dead trolley at Arlington outbound is backing up things on the Green Line. The T is reporting similar delays on the Red Line from Park to Alewife for unspecified reasons.

By - 3/1/17 - 3:01 pm
Looking up at fallen scaffolding on Milk Street

Around 2 p.m. Milk Street was shut between Hawley and Washington, as AlisonTBoston shows us. WCVB reports part of the scaffolding hit an officer.

By - 3/1/17 - 2:53 pm

The City Council today approved a request to the state legislature to let Boston create "sub-precincts" in certain crowded districts in Bay Village, Chinatown, Roxbury, Downtown, South Boston and the South End. Read more.

By - 2/28/17 - 12:39 pm

A pair of 18-year-old Suffolk University students with fake Canadian IDs managed to procure a couple of vodka drinks at Bijou on Stuart Street shortly before several Boston police officers walked in for an unscheduled inspection on Nov. 10. Read more.

By - 2/26/17 - 2:29 pm

As expected, Edward Flynn, son of the former mayor, is taking steps to run for the District 2 City Council seat that Bill Linehan is giving up. Read more.

By - 2/25/17 - 11:09 am

Traffic on I-93 northbound through the O'Neill Tunnel was backed way the hell up this morning due to a truck losing a load of gravel, according to State Police, who reported at 11:05 a.m. that all the lanes were re-opened.

By - 2/24/17 - 12:49 pm
New seats in Downtown Crossing

The new bleacher-style platform atop the Franklin Street entrance to the Downtown Crossing T stop is coming in handy on a day like today, as Walk Boston noticed.

By - 2/24/17 - 11:21 am
Car in Post Office Square bike lane

Karen Newman spotted this car parked in the bike lane on Congress Street in Post Office Square this morning:

I guess we need sock puppets to explain bike lanes?

By - 2/24/17 - 9:51 am
Colonial re-enactor and Keytar Bear in downtown Boston

A loyalist re-enactor mugged with Keytar Bear on the Freedom Trail downtown yesterday afternoon.

By - 2/21/17 - 2:45 pm
New York's OK, but, seriously, Boston just rules

CFA Society Boston, which provides consulting for the sort of people who manage millions of dollars in investments, has these big ol' kiosk ads in Downtown Crossing and the Back Bay that sure seem to imply that the sort of people who manage millions of dollars in investments in Boston should stick to Boston consultants.

By - 2/21/17 - 11:30 am

The Boston Licensing Board will consider forcing bars to give up glassware and drinks in glass bottles if their patrons get injured in attacks with them. Read more.

By - 2/15/17 - 4:10 pm

The Globe reports that Bill Linehan won't seek a seventh term as city councilor in District 2, which covers South Boston, the South End, Chinatown and Downtown.

Frank Ulip, who lives downtown and Peter Lin-Marcus, who lives in Chinatown, have both signaled their interest in running for the seat this fall by forming political committees. However, Linehan's announcement could also lead to a flood of candidates from South Boston.

By - 2/14/17 - 1:14 pm
Bluejay on Boston Common

John Gage captured a bluejay (don't worry - just with his camera) on the Common today.

By - 2/14/17 - 1:03 pm

A man escorted out of West End Johnnie's on Portland Street shortly before closing on Nov. 11 says he suffered a broken nose and a fractured eye socket in an attack down the street by Trump haters who'd overheard him expressing his happiness at the election results two nights earlier. On Nov. 12, another man claimed he was jumped by more than a dozen Trump supporters and bouncers at Limelight on Tremont Street, whom he claims broke his nose.

Boston Police assigned a civil-rights detective to investigate the West End Johnnie's case, but say there is no evidence the Limelight victim was jumped by anybody, let alone 15 Trump supporters. Read more.