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By adamg - 10/14/19 - 10:31 am
Working on the Orange Line

The MBTA posted some photos of its work on the Orange Line downtown over the weekend, during the second of six straight weekend shutdowns on that section of the line. Part of the work included replacing track at Downtown Crossing.

By adamg - 10/11/19 - 8:58 am

Boston Magazine takes a look at the issues between the Rose Kennedy Greenway and Work, Inc., which for ten years had a contract in which its workers with disabilities would maintain the Greenway.

By adamg - 10/8/19 - 3:55 pm

WGBH reports on an incident involving a protest by students from Hong Kong and an ad hoc counter-protest by students from mainland China, one of whom said "You're not going to be happy if someone tells you that your government and your country is a murderer.”

By adamg - 10/4/19 - 10:24 am

The T starts six weekends of shutdowns on the Orange Line between Sullivan Square and Tufts Medical Center starting at 8:45 tonight. There will be bus service between Haymarket and Sullivan Square; people heading to State, Downtown Crossing and Chinatown will have to transfer to the Green Line. Read more.

By adamg - 10/3/19 - 12:15 am

An Encino, CA man whose lawyers say he was a depressed, pot-smoking senior citizen who spent his days after his son's suicide watching cable news and screaming at the TV was sentenced to four months in federal prison for calling the Globe's downtown offices 14 times and threatening to rape and kill the BU interns who answered the phones and anybody else he could target with one of the many guns in his collection. Read more.

By adamg - 10/2/19 - 11:33 am
Missing art at Haymarket

As roving UHub photographer Mark J. shows us, most of the bronze garbage embedded in the road at Haymarket was removed as part of construction work for the Haymarket hotel now going up, but the BPDA assures us that Mags Harries's work, officially known as "Asarotron, 1976," will be put back down, if not in the exact same spot, once the hotel is finished. Read more.

By adamg - 10/2/19 - 10:20 am
Destroyed bicycles

Boston Police are looking for whoever jumped the curb and demolished six or seven Bluebikes parked outside South Station early this morning.

By adamg - 10/1/19 - 9:07 am

WBZ interviews the driver of the car out of which a woman jumped in the middle of the O'Neill Tunnel yesterday morning, during a ride from Logan to Mattapan.

By adamg - 9/30/19 - 11:25 am

WBZ reports the woman suffered life-threatening injuries and that a State Police investigation includes trying to get an answer to the question of why she got out of the ride-share car in the middle of the tunnel.

By adamg - 9/27/19 - 10:48 pm
Red Lobsters at climate protest

Extinction Rebellion shut the Congress Street Bridge at rush hour this afternoon in a protest over climate change. Among the protesters: Women dressed as lobsters (photo by Chris Walton). Read more.

By adamg - 9/26/19 - 9:36 pm
Stupid drone

A privacy-deprived citizen files a 311 complaint about the drone hovering outside a residential buildeing at Avery and Washington streets downtown:

A drone with a camera was hovering outside the apartment windows... I took a short video then closed the blinds. When I check a couple minutes later it was gone.

By adamg - 9/24/19 - 1:37 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Air Canada is opening a short-term poutine place at 267 Washington St. in Downtown Crossing on Oct. 3. For ten days, Bostonians will be able to try Montreal and Toronto versions, as well as Japanese and Brazilian examples.

By adamg - 9/23/19 - 5:04 pm
Firefighters at pasta place in Rowes Wharf

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to Pasta Beach, a restaurant at Rowes Wharf, around 3:30 p.m. to battle a fire that erupted in ducts there. Read more.

By adamg - 9/20/19 - 2:17 pm
Sign: I'll show up for school when you grow up

Thousands of high-school students and more than a few adults from across the Boston area jammed City Hall Plaza today as part of global climate-strike protests. Read more.

By adamg - 9/19/19 - 4:09 pm

Boston Police report arresting an East Boston man after, they say, officers caught him trying to break into Wild Orchid, 40B Bromfield St. - and then chased him on foot through downtown and along the Common before finally bringing him down on the Common. Read more.

By adamg - 9/11/19 - 11:05 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today the city of Boston was wrong to try tax Veolia Energy's network of steam pipes through Boston Proper, ruling that, collectively, they are parts of a "great integral machine," which have been exempt from taxation since at an 1866 ruling. Read more.

By adamg - 9/11/19 - 8:58 am

The T's Joe Pesaturo reports a crew restored the luster to one of the historic trolleys parked at Boylston this morning by removing the graffiti somebody had sprayed on it.

By adamg - 9/10/19 - 9:50 pm

UPDATE: Graffiti removed.

Transit Police say they are conducting "an active investigation" to find whoever sprayed graffiti on one of the two historic trolleys stored at Boylston on the Green Line. Read more.

By adamg - 9/8/19 - 3:18 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on a meeting between residents and Patriot Care on the company's proposal to seek city and state permission to add recreational marijuana to the medical marijuana it currently sells at the city's first pot emporium, at 21 Milk St.

Residents of some of the area's tonier addresses expressed concern about downtown becoming a destination for "cannabis-related tourism."

By adamg - 9/6/19 - 5:08 pm

The MBTA reports buses are now running between Lechmere and North Station due to a trolley with "a power problem" at Science Park.

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