Adam Castiglioni watched Old Ironsides on its voyage to Castle Island and back. Read more.
The BPDA board today approved Millennium Partners' plans for a $1.3-billion, mixed-use, 55-story tower at Winthrop Square that will include some $160 million in payments to the city based on how well condos in the upper floors sell.
The tower will be built on the site of a recently demolished city parking garage; the purchase payments, which will include specific funds for several city parks (more details in the comments below), are in addition to the taxes the building will generate.
Travel New England spotted this dino in trouble near Faneuil Hall Marketplace today, wondered if it collapsed from heat stroke or got hit by a car.
Boston Magazine reports Keytar Bear is out of commission for the next couple of months due to a broken ankle and foot suffered in a motorcycle accident - he hit a patch of sand left over from the winter on Rte. 146 (which runs between Worcester and Providence) and spun out.
Gvoysey the roving UHub photographer couldn't help but notice the purple sky over downtown Boston tonight.
The MBTA is reporting delays of up to 20 minutes in either direction on the Orange Line due to a train with "a mechanical problem causing smoke at Downtown Crossing."
Church bells across Boston rang 83 times at noon today to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the death of Paul Revere (at age 83) in 1818.
Michael Kerpan attended the ceremonies for Revere this morning at the Granary Burying Ground on Tremont Street. Kim was there as well: Read more.
Workers yesterday mounted the old Fontaine's waving chicken on the Greenway, along with a couple of the other signs planned for a summer-long neon exhibit between State and India streets. The neon is yet to come.
Curtis is a homeless man who is often seen on Congress St, near the Metro cafe. Haven't seen him lately, and was wondering if anyone knew anything. I hope he's all right.
The Rose Kennedy Greenway has started installing a series of eight old Boston-area neon signs between India and State streets. Read more.
BostInno reports on the opening of the Kessel Run Experimentation Lab near North Station. It's a military "start-up" aimed at shortening the time it takes to build software to help run planes and stuff, and hopes to ramp up to 300 employees.
Max Grinnell listened to Steve Sharp play at Long Wharf this morning:
"Max, tell them to come out and don't B flat".
DD808 looked down and spotted tons of pugs in the courtyard of Old City Hall on School Street this afternoon.
Around 7 a.m., tracks on the Orange Line burst into flames at Downtown Crossing, creating delays of up to 30 minutes as power was shut to let Boston firefighters do what they do best.
In 1892, a state commission developed a series of plans to deal with the complete gridlock that downtown Boston had become. It proposed banning vehicles not making deliveries from downtown streets during business hours, reducing the number of grade crossings for the numerous railroad serving Boston, constructing a trolley tunnel under Tremont Street and the Common, and creating a 13.4-mile elevated rapid-transit system serving downtown and nearby neighborhoods and suburbs. Read more.
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