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By adamg - 2/16/20 - 3:39 pm

Boston Police report arresting women from Malden and East Boston outside the 7-Eleven on Tremont Street downtown early this morning after they allegedly wreaked havoc inside the store and then went outside to stomp a man unfortunate enough to ask them if they might have a smoke. Read more.

By adamg - 2/16/20 - 1:31 pm

WCVB reports a woman expecting a ride from a Union Street bar to her Allston home instead wound up kidnapped and taken someplace north of the city early this morning - she escaped when the guy stopped at a gas station for some snacks and she kicked out a window.

By adamg - 2/15/20 - 11:05 am
Bagen

Transit Police report arresting a Quincy man they say kicked a woman's service dog in the head in South Station around 4:40 p.m. on Wednesday. Read more.

By adamg - 2/14/20 - 3:57 pm

The MBTA reports that's why Orange Line trains came to a halt.

By adamg - 2/13/20 - 10:03 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Mattapan teen and scattering several others after three incidents in the Downtown Crossing Macy's yesterday afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 2/12/20 - 6:22 pm

A federal judge today tossed the conspiracy convictions of Kenneth Brissette and Timothy Sullivan in the Boston Calling case, because federal prosecutors failed to show either man received any personal benefit from convincing the music-festival's organizers to hire member of a local union to work the event. Read more.

By adamg - 2/11/20 - 4:45 pm

The BPDA board on Thursday will consider letting Cape Air dock seaplanes at Long Wharf to fly people to and from New York. Read more.

By adamg - 2/11/20 - 9:53 am
Fog over downtown Boston

The fog rolling over downtown Boston this morning, as seen from the eighth floor of City Hall.

By adamg - 2/8/20 - 1:18 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court judge yesterday sentenced Imer Soto, 33, of Dorchester, to 9 to 10 years in state prison for raping a woman who got into a car she thought was her Uber ride home from the Black Rose on State Street in 2016, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 2/6/20 - 10:12 pm
Seized drugs and money

Seized drugs and money.

Boston Police report arresting a Weymouth man on Bedford Street downtown following a traffic stop Wednesday night, during which officers noticed "several large plastic bags containing marijuana along with multiple banded rolls of cash in plain view inside the vehicle." Read more.

By adamg - 2/6/20 - 11:12 am

The conversion of the Government Center garage into a large mixed-use complex will require the temporary relocation of the Haymarket bus terminal and might require the shutdown of the Green and Orange Line stations underneath that, state transportation planners say. But HYM, the company that has started tearing down the garage for a six-building complex with 800 residential units, a 200-room hotel, 1 million square feet of office space and 82,000 square feet of retail space, says it is not expecting any complete shutdown of the subway station: Read more.

By adamg - 2/5/20 - 9:30 am

Michael Jonas reports on what happened after he tweeted at the T about some dangerous stairs from the Red Line at Downtown Crossing: Not only did the T dispatch a crew to fix them sooner than it had planned to, other riders responded with reports of rotting stairways at other stations.

By adamg - 2/4/20 - 7:16 pm

A federal judge today tossed Hal Shurtleff's suit alleging religious discrimination because city officials wouldn't let him fly an explicitly Christian flag from one of the three flagpoles that rise over City Hall Plaza. Read more.

By adamg - 2/3/20 - 9:54 am
Coneeny

Transit Police report arresting one of two men they say punched a man in the face but were unable to grab his wallet because he ran away, which made it harder for them to reach into his pockets. Read more.

By adamg - 1/30/20 - 10:07 pm
People watching the fire

People watching firefighters in action. Photo by Emily Borque via Kristin MacDougall.

Boston firefighters responded to School Street for a large trash fire in an alley next to the Omni Parker House shortly before 10 p.m.

By adamg - 1/28/20 - 11:57 pm

A trolley with a brake problem between Park and Arlington outbound is gumming up the Green Line right now.

By adamg - 1/27/20 - 11:30 pm
Downtown Boston in purple and gold for Kobe Bryant

Adam Castiglioni reports One Financial Center - the tower across the street from South Station, was lit up in Lakers purple and gold tonight.

The Garden was also lit up: Read more.

By adamg - 1/22/20 - 8:32 pm
Architect's rendering of Pinnacle building

Architect's rendering. Note birds in right view. See larger.

The Chiofaro Co. today filed formal plans with the BPDA for its proposed Pinnacle at Central Wharf, a 42-story, 600-foot-high office and residential tower that would replace the Aquarium garage - 12 years after it bought the garage and after years of an infamous feud between Don Chiofaro and then Mayor Tom Menino. Read more.

By adamg - 1/22/20 - 8:53 am

The MBTA is blaming a "power problem" at Park Street for delays on the Green Line. Shortly before 8 a.m., Jed reported:

Just hit a big bump then saw sparks on the Green Line C Train. Track 2 disabled train.

At 8:25, he shows us how passengers got from the trolley to the station: Read more.

By adamg - 1/21/20 - 8:06 am

Around 6:30 a.m., an Orange Line train headed for Forest Hills joined the choir eternal at State Street, causing delays.

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