Downtown

By - 9/17/13 - 2:40 pm

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

By - 9/16/13 - 9:24 pm

The Globe reports on the proposed tax breaks for companies that move into the ritzy tower being built atop the Hole in Downtown Crossing.

By - 9/16/13 - 2:55 pm
New mural in Dewey Square

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.

By - 9/16/13 - 10:33 am

The Boston Racquet Club, 100 Summer St., goes before the Boston Licensing Board on Wednesday to request a beer and wine license.

Board hearings begin at 10 a.m. in the board's eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall.... Read more

By - 9/15/13 - 7:18 pm

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.

By - 9/15/13 - 6:59 pm

City Hall front

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

By - 9/13/13 - 12:32 pm

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 The board rescinded the license in 2011, but the developers got it back in an appeal to the state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission....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

By - 9/12/13 - 10:49 pm

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

By - 9/10/13 - 9:37 pm

Around 9:10 p.m. at 140 Tremont St., according to Brian D'Amico, who adds the homicide unit was summoned because of the severity of the injuries.

By - 9/10/13 - 2:20 pm

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.

By - 9/9/13 - 7:35 pm

Fans

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

By - 9/9/13 - 3:39 pm

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

By - 9/7/13 - 12:34 pm

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."

MassCann reports the city yesterday denied a request for a two-day Liberty Rally on the Common - scheduled for next weekend.

In a phone call with Bill Downing, treasurer of MassCann, Alex O’Connell, Esq. of the

... Read more
By - 9/5/13 - 8:48 pm

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.

By - 9/5/13 - 12:04 pm

A smoldering cable near Haymarket shut down the Orange Line this morning because the T shut off power to let workers safely repair the cable. A T spokesman says power was restored around noon.

Fortunately, God graced us with the Green Line, so people not in the mood for a leisurely jaunt on a nice September morning were able to get from here to... Read more

By - 9/5/13 - 10:21 am

Original conception of the Central ArteryOriginal conception of the Central Artery.

You know, of course, about I-695 and I-95 in the city - cancelled after residents from Hyde Park to Somerville raised holy hell and the governor canceled the plans and we... Read more

By - 9/3/13 - 1:22 pm
Rental truck takes out pole

In case you were wondering why Summer Street downtown was closed around lunchtime between Kingston and Lincoln, it's because the driver of this Ryder truck took out a light pole, as Robert Caplis shows us. Jen Smith captured the scene from another angle:

On Summer Street... Read more

By - 8/31/13 - 9:38 am

You see the signs all over the Back Bay and downtown warning you not to park on the hollow sidewalks. Um, what? The Back Bay Sun explains the phenomenon.

By - 8/29/13 - 1:14 pm

GustinTransit Police report arresting a Saugus man on charges he indecently touched two women on two different subway lines.

According to police, William Gustin, 29, indecently assaulted a woman on the Red Line between Central and Kendall around 6 p.m. on Aug. 19. This morning, around 7 a.m., police say, detectives... Read more

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