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By adamg - 6/17/19 - 9:26 pm

The MBTA is reporting 15 minute delays on the Red Line, on top of the delays caused by the ongoing JFK/UMass issues, because of a train that puled up lame at Downtown Crossing.

By adamg - 6/17/19 - 8:36 pm
Swirly skies over Boston Harbor as seen from Deer Island

Henry Dane checks in from Deer Island this evening:

Vincent would have appreciated this sky. Beautiful night and last chance to get a run in before the Deluge.

By adamg - 6/11/19 - 5:19 pm
South Station at start of rush hour

Dave Vittorini shows us just how close commuters can jam themselves together, in this photo taken around 4:45 p.m. at South Station, where some Red Line commuters tried using commuter rail instead. Read more.

By damaskin - 6/10/19 - 6:54 am

The tower crane for the Little Building construction project will be dismantled the weekend of June 15th and June 16th, weather permitting. The crane removal will require closing Boylston Street
from South Charles to Tremont Street for vehicular traffic only. This work will start on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at 1:00 AM through Sunday, June 16, 2019, until 4:00 PM.

If there is inclement weather, the take down of the crane will occur on the following weekend of Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23 with the same time frame listed above.

By damaskin - 6/9/19 - 10:50 am

Boston Variedad
isn't going to last. Contact me @BostonYev
https://t.me/BostonVariedad

By adamg - 6/8/19 - 9:42 am
Traffic backed up after crash

Backup in the tunnel after the crash. Photo by KMV.

UPDATE: State Police have identify the dead men as Jerry Alphones, 28, of Everett, on a 2006 Honda CBR600, and Aralt Cesaire, 26, of Medford on a 2004 Suzuki GSX-R600, add: "Speed is believed to have been a factor."

State Police report a ride by several motorcyclists through the O'Neill Tunnel northbound around 2 a.m. ended with two of them crashing and dying. Read more.

By adamg - 6/7/19 - 4:57 pm

Tweets from Keolis initially blamed delays on commuter-rail service out of South Station on "fire department activity," but the rail operator reported at 4:39 p.m.:

[A]pologies for the lack of communication. It appears the fire alarm went off in South Station which is causing delays across several trains.

By adamg - 6/7/19 - 4:28 pm

The MBTA is reporting delays of up to 20 minutes on the Orange Line, due to a train that had to be taken out of service outbound at State Street, due to the sort of problems that won't happen when the new trains get here, um, whenever. Or as Karyn with a Y put it:

20 minutes for a train. get on and heat is blasting. go one stop and it goes out of service. WHERE ARE THE NEW TRAINS?!

By adamg - 6/6/19 - 12:00 pm

An alert reader forwards an alert from a downtown building manager about some simulated gunfire and explosions on Sunday downtown as Ryan Reynolds and friends continue to film a movie about a guy who realizes he's just a character in an online game: Read more.

By adamg - 6/5/19 - 9:51 am

An alleged "straight pride" parade through the Back Bay and the South End planned for Aug. 31 made Buzzfeed yesterday, so you know people were talking about it. Read more.

By adamg - 6/4/19 - 9:28 am
Rendering of new City Hall Plaza

Mayor Marty Walsh today announced a $70-million re-do of the seven-acre brick desert known as City Hall Plaza that will include "21st century civic amenities like shady seating and gathering areas, a destination play space, public art space and an iconic water feature." Read more.

By adamg - 6/3/19 - 4:38 pm
Shiny car at Boston Harbor Hotel

We can only assume Rowes Wharf was handing out free welder's goggles to people looking at this car parked outside today, such as roving UHub photographer Jed Hresko.

By adamg - 6/3/19 - 11:32 am
Orange Line punching suspect

Surveillance photos via TPD.

Transit Police report they are looking for a guy they say walked up to another man on an Orange Line train approaching State Street around 3:25 p.m. on May 8 and "without warning or provocation" punched him in the face so hard the man required surgery. Read more.

By adamg - 6/1/19 - 9:58 pm
Fog rolling into Boston

Geminiluvn watched the fog roll in over part of downtown Boston today.

By adamg - 5/31/19 - 11:55 am
Future home of Wolfgang's Steakhouse

Steakhouse will moove into this building.

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday approved plans for a New York-based chain of steakhouses to open its first Boston restaurant at One Boston Place - that hulking modernish office building at State and Washington streets across from the Old State House and the Ames Hotel. Read more.

By adamg - 5/31/19 - 11:35 am

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday approved plans by Insomnia Cookies to open a warm-cookie storefront on Bromfield Street that would be open until 3 a.m. to serve downtown college students and long-term residents looking for a break from pizza and Chinese food in the witching hour. Read more.

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