Downtown

By - 5/25/18 - 5:34 pm
Passengers walk in a Silver Line tunnel at South Station

Something went south on a Silver Line bus coming into South Station this afternoon and that jammed everything up.

Gavin Schoch, who took the photo, reports he and other passengers on his inbound Silver Line bus just sat there for 20 minutes until a T inspector "evacuated" them via the walkway to South Station.

By - 5/25/18 - 9:53 am
Waving chicken and the Custom House in Boston

Redsox223 took in the neon signs on display on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, including the official UHub neon sign - the old Fontaine's chicken.

Copyright Redsox223. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 5/24/18 - 1:18 pm
37,000 American flags on Boston Common

Gary Chase shows us the flags volunteers staked in the Common this week to honor the more than 37,000 Massachusetts residents who have died defending the country in wars going back to the Revolution.

By - 5/23/18 - 5:05 pm
New Rose Kennedy Greenway mural

Adam Castiglioni watched artists at work on the Greenway at Dewey Square today as they painted Shara Hughes's mural.

By - 5/22/18 - 3:04 pm
R2-D2 as barbecue on side of Park Street subway stop in Boston

Chalked on the side of one of the entrances to the Park Street T stop this afternoon.

By - 5/21/18 - 11:46 pm
Inside the tunnel

Hilary was among the lucky people who got to take a tour of the abandoned trolley tunnel under City Hall, built in 1898. She took plenty of photos of the tunnel and the remains of a trolley station down there.

Video.

Photo posted under this Creative Commons license.

By - 5/21/18 - 11:35 am

Tickets for a city Landmarks Commission tour of an abandoned trolley tunnel downtown today went quickly. WFXT's Robert Goulston gets some photos of the 1898 tunnel. Another.

By - 5/18/18 - 2:13 pm

Adam Castiglioni watched Old Ironsides on its voyage to Castle Island and back. Read more.

By - 5/17/18 - 9:49 pm

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.

By - 5/17/18 - 5:51 pm

A 16-year-old was arrested yesterday for a May 2 shooting on Washington Street that left Temple Place shut at rush hour, Boston Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office report. Read more.

By - 5/17/18 - 2:34 pm
Dead dinosaur

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.

By - 5/16/18 - 2:21 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man they say carjacked a car downtown yesterday, then drove it to Savin Hill - where he was arrested with the victim's wallet and three plastic bags containing a brown substance believed to be heroin. Read more.

By - 5/16/18 - 11:14 am

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.

By - 5/15/18 - 9:17 pm
Purple skies over downtown Boston

Gvoysey the roving UHub photographer couldn't help but notice the purple sky over downtown Boston tonight.

By - 5/14/18 - 1:30 pm
Delgado

Transit Police report arresting a Cambridge woman they say punched a driver in the face when he wouldn't let her off in the middle of the street yesterday afternoon.

Read more.

By - 5/11/18 - 8:53 am

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."

By - 5/10/18 - 10:17 pm
Honoring Paul Revere

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.

By - 5/8/18 - 3:34 pm
Waving chicken on the Greenway

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.

By - 5/8/18 - 7:30 am

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.