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By adamg - 7/1/20 - 9:07 pm

Rising smoke. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports a car caught fire three levels down at the 1 Lincoln St. garage around 9:20 a.m. The fire went to two alarms as smoke filled the garage. Read more.

By adamg - 6/29/20 - 11:44 am

At 11:18 a.m., Derek Lumpkins reported his lights flickered twice in Roxbury. Nicole Levay reported same, in downtown Boston, at 11:15 and 11:16. Reports of double flickering also came in from Hyde Park, JP and Brookline.

By adamg - 6/29/20 - 10:15 am

The Sustainable Business Network announced today it's canceled the Boston Local Food Festival on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, originally set for Sept. 20. Read more.

By adamg - 6/25/20 - 11:57 pm

Boston Police report arresting a local man they say used a wooden drumstick as a weapon during robberies in the area of Tremont and Winter streets early this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 6/25/20 - 3:38 pm
Faneuil

Mayor Walsh said today he opposes an effort to change Faneuil Hall's name just because Peter Faneuil owned slaves and was active in both the direct slave trade and the Triangular Trade that helped finance the purchase of yet more slaves. Read more.

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By adamg - 6/25/20 - 10:18 am

Gazit Horizons, which owns the newish retail building between Faneuil Hall Marketplace and the Greenway, the one that wraps around the space where the Faneuil Hall Christmas tree goes, is suing Ann Taylor for the nearly $254,000 it says the women's clothing chain owes for its Loft store there. Read more.

By adamg - 6/24/20 - 5:35 pm

The BPDA is warning the New York real-estate firm that currently has the lease on the city-owned Faneuil Hall Marketplace - for which it apparently pays the city just $10 a year - that it's going to want the buildings back if the firm doesn't start doing more to help retail tenants hamstrung in recent months by the Covid-19 forced shutdown. Read more.

By adamg - 6/23/20 - 9:33 am

Greg Cook reports on Kevin Peterson's fast to have the historic hall get renamed for somebody other than a slave owner.

By adamg - 6/22/20 - 3:58 pm
Fog over downtown Boston

Adam Castiglioni watched the fog come in this afternoon.

By adamg - 6/21/20 - 7:47 pm
Sakurabana now closed

Mariebmorris reports a small sign posted to the door of Sakurabana, 57 Broad St. downtown announces its closing, that after 36 years in business, Covid-19 made it impossible for owner Hironori Koga to keep going.

By adamg - 6/21/20 - 10:05 am

J.L. Bell recounts the reaction in London when news arrived there 250 years ago today of the Boston Massacre.

By adamg - 6/19/20 - 11:13 pm
Sunset over Boston Light

617 Images had a nice view of today's sunset from over Boston Light towards downtown.

Matt Frank also watched the sun go down over downtown, but from East Boston: Read more.

By adamg - 6/19/20 - 8:56 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports.

By adamg - 6/15/20 - 9:43 pm

Transit Police report arresting a Dorchester man they say seemed to be under the mistaken impression it was 1960 and he was free to stomp somebody who looked at his female companion. Read more.

By Ron Newman - 6/12/20 - 8:08 pm

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company does not want its audience to emulate Demitrius, who told Helena, "I am sick when I do look on thee." So there will be no midsummer night's Tempest on the Common this year.

Full statement from the company

By adamg - 6/12/20 - 3:38 pm

A Boston Juvenile Court judge today agreed with prosecutors to set bail at $10,000 for a Framingham 15-year-old who is the first to be charged with lighting a Boston police cruiser on fire during the May 31 after-protest rioting in downtown Boston, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 6/11/20 - 6:42 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man they say used blankets to try to light two cars on fire in Downtown Crossing and the Back Bay today - first a police cruiser and then a Honda Civic. Read more.

By adamg - 6/11/20 - 10:39 am

K-12 book publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, headquartered on High Street downtown, is accusing a former sales exec who jumped to rival IXL of San Mateo, CA of taking "confidential HMH information and trade secrets" with him - and with playing "Pied Piper" to bring over three top salespeople. Read more.

By adamg - 6/11/20 - 9:49 am

Millennium Partners yesterday asked the BPDA to let it shave a wing off its unfinished building at Winthrop Square, which would reduce the number of residential units from 387 to 321 - and it wants to rent those units out as apartments, rather than sell them as condos. Read more.

By adamg - 6/9/20 - 8:59 pm

Seeking Identities of Two Related to Vandalism of Boston Police Vehicle

The FBI has released video and a wanted poster for two guys they and BPD want to talk to about their possible role in torching a BPD cruiser outside the Beantown Pub on Tremont Street Sunday night. Neither is described as black.

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