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By adamg - 4/1/20 - 5:11 pm
South Street Diner logo

Sol Sidell's South Street Diner is continuing to sling hash and brew coffee around the clock even as Boston's other 24/7 eatery, the Brighton IHOP, has cut its hours to just 7 a.m to 11 p.m. because of current conditions. Read more.

By adamg - 3/28/20 - 1:48 pm
Stuck truck at entrance to Callahan Tunnel

You think MassDOT should put signs up warning truck drivers to ensure proper social distancing between the tops of their vehicles and river-road bridges and tunnel entrances? Kathleen Ferry captured the scene at the entrance to the Callahan Tunnel early this afternoon:

Truck blocking right lane entering Callahan tunnel. Didn’t hit it but can’t go forward. Might want to avoid for a bit

By adamg - 3/27/20 - 9:53 am
Flowers in Post Office Square

EastieStrong is one of those people who still have to go to the office. She reports on some new flowers that somebody put out yesterday in Post Office Square.

By adamg - 3/25/20 - 10:20 am
Quigley

Transit Police report arresting Jonathan Quigley, 32, on charges he smashed a window inside South Station by hurling a bottle at it and then tried to strangle a Transit cop who came to investigate yesterday afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 3/25/20 - 9:47 am
South Station at 8:05 a.m.

Coach Bolster was pretty alone in South Station at what used to be the height of morning rush hour today.

By adamg - 3/23/20 - 8:23 am

Roche Bros. announced this morning that customers can no longer bring reusable bags into its Roche Bros. and Brothers Markets stores, in an effort to protect its cashiers and baggers from Covid-19. Read more.

By adamg - 3/21/20 - 10:47 pm

Scenery of Boston during the Novel Coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic Saturday 3/21/2020

So a videographer walked through the Common, the Public Garden and downtown today.

By adamg - 3/20/20 - 9:49 pm

The Red Line is currently without power near South Station to let Boston firefighters and MBTA power workers deal with a smouldering fire from an electrical cable in the tunnel between South Station and Broadway.

By adamg - 3/20/20 - 3:21 pm
Lonely performer in front of the Quincy Market building

Kevin Wiles, Jr. ran across Joey LeBlanc outside Faneuil Hall today: Read more.

By adamg - 3/18/20 - 11:44 am
Mozamel Abdul-Rahman

Transit Police report arresting Mozamel Abdul-Rahman, 32, for what they say was an unprovoked attack on an 84-year-old man on a Red Line platform at Park Street on Saturday. Read more.

By adamg - 3/17/20 - 9:02 pm

The Registry of Motor Vehicles said tonight it will re-open several of its offices tomorrow, including Haymarket, but not Watertown (or Roslindale, which was already shut due to a burst pipe), but says people who can should continue to conduct their RMV business online. Read more.

By Bob Leponge - 3/17/20 - 12:37 pm

In contrast to the people seen crowding the bars, here are three young women my wife and I encountered this afternoon, hanging out, conversing, and enjoying each others’ company in a warm sunny spot outside the Aquarium, while demonstrating recommended interpersonal distance, and modeling responsible behavior for the rest of us.

(Submitted to UHub with their permission)

By adamg - 3/16/20 - 4:36 pm
Park Street suspect

Update: One arrest made.

Transit Police have released photos of one of the two men they say repeatedly kicked and punched an elderly man around 9 pm. on Saturday on a Red Line platform at Park Street. Read more.

By Ron Newman - 3/13/20 - 2:52 pm

The Independent Film Festival Boston, scheduled to unspool April 22-29 at the Somerville, Brattle, and Coolidge Corner theatres, will be postponed to unspecified future dates. The theatres themselves remain open for now, and IFFB urges moviegoers to patronize them.

ArtsEmerson, operator of the Cutler Majestic and Paramount theatres, is suspending all of its programming through at least the end of March, including the current show Plata Quemada and the upcoming Parable of the Sower.

By adamg - 3/12/20 - 11:16 pm

WHDH reports the Marriott Long Wharf, the location of that Biogen manager meeting linked to more than 80 Covid-19 cases in Massachusetts alone, shut down today.

By adamg - 3/11/20 - 2:48 pm
Car on its side at I-93 entrance near South Station

Tim Colby had a good view of a car that wound up on its side on a ramp down to I-93 near South Station this afternoon.

By adamg - 3/10/20 - 8:29 pm

Suffolk University is sending out notifications to students tonight that they're going to do the rest of their learning this semester via online classes. An Emerson student alerts us that Friday will be the last day of in-person classes at that school.

A Suffolk Law student reports the school is giving students with on-campus housing a pro-rate refund of housing fees.

By adamg - 3/10/20 - 10:35 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today voted to defer any action on a request from the owner of 17-33 Winter St. to convert what are now 27 apartments into 34 executive suites aimed at business travelers while the city law department considers the legalities of new executive suites now that the city has an ordinance aimed at keeping tenants from being forced out for units aimed at travelers. Read more.

By adamg - 3/9/20 - 4:05 pm
View of the Custom House from the Quincy Market rotunda

Take, for example, the view from one side of the second floor in the Quincy Market rotunda.

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