Downtown

By - 9/20/18 - 9:03 am

State Police report a multi-car crash at the airport exit on I-93 south has left just the left lane open. "Expect delays," they say.

By - 9/19/18 - 10:02 am
The Embrace

"The Embrace" by Hank Willis Thomas and MASS Design Group

The city and MLK Boston yesterday released the five finalists for a proposed memorial to the civil-rights leader and his wife - both of whom studied in Boston, where they met - on Boston Common.

Drawings of the five proposals are now on display at the BPL main library in Copley Square. They vary in size - one would include large walkways in black stone that would continue across Beacon Street to the grounds of the State House - and proposed location on the Common. Read more.

By - 9/18/18 - 10:44 pm
Gutter fish on Milk Street

AndHono looked down from the window of her office on Milk Street between Broad and India this afternoon and spotted a fish just lying in the gutter, and wondered, as one does, how it got there. Read more.

By - 9/18/18 - 7:14 pm
Sunset from Logan Airport

Bob captured the sunset over downtown from Logan Airport this evening.

By - 9/14/18 - 10:12 pm
Sunset at the Custom House in downtown Boston

Molly Lanza watched the sun go down behind the Custom House this evening. Read more.

By - 9/12/18 - 8:07 pm

Unite Here Local 26 reports that workers at Boston Marriott hotels voted today to authorize the union's bargaining committee to call a strike. Read more.

By - 9/10/18 - 8:54 pm
Boston Common Pigeon Guy

Emily from Somerville watched this Common regular clean up after some pigeons on the Common today - as one of the birds supervised his work.

By - 9/10/18 - 4:41 pm
Plaza

Transit Police report arresting Isaisa Plaza, 18, of Chelsea, for an incident in the corridor between the Red and Orange lines at Downtown Crossing around 10 a.m. yesterday.

Read more.

By - 9/10/18 - 10:27 am

Boston Police report arresting a man they say first offered to buy a couple's 13-year-old daughter and then, when they refused, grabbed her by the arm and tried to drag her away. Read more.

By - 9/8/18 - 3:15 pm
Wanted

Boston Police report they are looking for these two guys for a beatdown that started around 10:44 p.m. on Aug. 25 on the downtown side of Hanover Street, then continued on the Rose Kennedy Greenway before they finally fled.

If they look familiar, contact detectives at 617-343-4527 or the anonymous tip line by calling 800-494-TIPS or texting TIP to CRIME (27463).

By - 9/4/18 - 1:15 pm

A city health inspector yesterday ordered Bourbon Street Cafe, inside the Corner Mall in Downtown Crossing, shut after a sprinkler went off because of a small fire, contaminating pretty much everything with non-potable water and leaving "grease and water soils on floors." Read more.

By - 8/30/18 - 11:42 pm

Rob Littlefield had a good seat for tonight's Illuminate the Harbor fireworks.

He wasn't alone: Read more.

By - 8/30/18 - 11:10 am

An Encino, CA man was arrested today on charges he called the Boston Globe more than a dozen times threatening to kill its workers - including one call in which he allegedly threatened to shoot employees in the head at 4 p.m. on the day it published a pro-newspaper editorial. Read more.

By - 8/30/18 - 9:19 am

NorthEndWaterfront.com alerts us that Boston Harbor Now, the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park and the Wharf District Council are sponsoring fireworks, starting at 8:30 p.m. to mark the end of summer.

By - 8/29/18 - 9:44 am

A federal judge today rejected a West Roxbury right winger's demand that the city be forced to fly a flag with a prominent cross over an event he says he wants to hold on City Hall Plaza next month. Read more.

By - 8/23/18 - 9:48 am

A Suffolk Superior Court ruled yesterday Boston Police did nothing wrong when they ordered an upstate New Yorker in town for some hating on the left last August to surrender his body armor and helmet - and then arrested him when they found a loaded semi-automatic gun hidden in the armor. Read more.

By - 8/22/18 - 8:39 pm
Blue Bikes at Downtown Crossing T stop

Slydon wonders how these Bluebikes got down to the tunnel that connects the southbound Red Line with the southbound Orange Line at Downtown Crossing late this afternoon. Bluebikes replied it would dispatch somebody to get them out of there.

By - 8/22/18 - 4:48 pm

The T stopped Orange Line service for a bit so that officials could investigate smoke coming from the tracks at Downtown Crossing and then turn on fans to make it go away.

By - 8/22/18 - 2:02 pm
Batman gets into a Subaru

Tony Ursillo reports spotting Batman getting into a Subaru Outback after dropping somebody off on Court Street by City Hall Plaza yesterday