Crews were busy filming a scene for the Matt Damon/Casey Affleck crime-caper film at City Hall last night. Lots of faux emergency vehicles with blue lights flashing everywhere, film workers and actors doing film work and acting and the whole nine yards. Enter Stage Right: The shuttle buses called in to replace the Red Line due to signal work: Read more.
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The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to the Spirit of Boston, docked off Seaport Boulevard around 11 p.m. on Friday for a two-alarm fire below decks. Read more.
Adam Castiglioni couldn't help but manage the destroyed city pickup outside City Hall today, near the banners urging you to re-elect Mayor Mark Choi: Read more.
The owners of the Washington pub called the Dubliner today sued the owners of the Government Center pub called the Dubliner for trademark infringement, saying another pub with the same name would confuse consumers, even if they are 430 miles apart, because the Washington pub also has its own brand of Irish whiskey that is for sale in Boston. Read more
A Big Belly trash receptacle and the bricks it was bolted to on State Street downtown proved no match for the wind this afternoon, as Adam Balsam shows us.
Karen captured the dawn over the Back Bay this morning.
In West Roxbury, Mary Ellen watched the sun rise over the West Roxbury Crushed Stone quarry: Read more.
The Suffolk County District Attorney's office today dismissed its case against a Rhode Island man it had charged last year with spiking a woman's drink in a hotel bar in downtown Boston and then raping her in her hotel room. Read more.
Downtown landlord begins to look at converting some of its office buildings to apartments and condos
Scott Van Voorhis reports that Synergy, headquartered in Post Office Square, has hired a consultant to look at possibly converting some of its "lower end" office space downtown into residential space as the decreased demand sparked by the pandemic continues.
Used to be the Hancock Building was Boston's main reflective structure, but Adam Castiglioni captured the soon-to-be-finished new One Congress - into which State Street Corp. will move - reflecting the neighboring Sudbury residential tower. Both are part of the Bulfinch Crossing complex that is replacing the old Government Center Garage.
Christine Sullivan got a good view of this morning's sunrise over Boston Harbor.
Down in West Roxbury, Mary Ellen briefly braved the cold at dawn at Millennium Park: Read more.
Neal spotted this hand-drawn Green Line Extension on a system map at Haymarket the other day.
Jessica Dello Russo, meanwhile, shows that Haymarket could stand some guerrilla leak sealers and mold-remediation experts, too: Read more.
Center Plaza landlord becomes latest Boston company to sue Twitter; says Elon Musk's network has stopped paying its lease
The owner of Center Plaza across from CIty Hall today sued Twitter, alleging the company continues to use its third-floor office space even though it stopped paying rent after November. Read more.
City, feds ponder next steps for protecting Boston from rising seas, including Providence-like flood barriers
A consultant hired by the Boston Water and Sewer Commission is recommending a new barrier system where Boston Harbor meets Fort Point Channel, to keep rising sea levels and more intense storms from letting the ocean reclaim what was once South Bay - a large swath of Dorchester, South Boston and Roxbury. Read more.
Let alone getting a coffee regular at at a nearby Dunk's: Read more.
The BPDA board last week agreed to spend $880,000 for a consultant to study ways to make Long Wharf, which now floods during particularly high tides, more resilient in higher tides - from water slopping over the end of the wharf and belching up through a storm drain further down, near the Chart House. Read more.
Suburban kids run amok in Downtown Crossing, beating some people, throwing bottles at others, police say
Man climbs down onto Red Line tracks at Downtown Crossing, stumbles, falls on third rail and dies, police say
WCVB reports on the incident on the Alewife track around 12:30 this morning.
Board says Faneuil Hall bar not to blame for way one patron slammed another to the sidewalk outside, possibly injuring him for life
The Boston Licensing Board ruled today that J.J. Donovan's Tavern in Faneuil Hall Marketplace probably could have handled an incident involving a particularly aggressive patron on Dec. 4 better, but since he was not the one who yanked another customer to the pavement 150 or so feet away, causing possibly permanent injuries, the bar did not warrant any sanctions. Read more.
The Postal Service brought the flash mob back this morning, assembling workers at South Station to dance to "Please Mr. Postman" to try to convince commuters to apply for postal jobs. Think the MBTA will assemble workers at a post office to dance to "Charlie on the MTA" to convince stamp buyers to apply for T jobs?
Boston firefighter slammed man to the sidewalk after bar scuffle neither was involved in - but took off his coat as a pillow for his victim, police, family say
A Boston firefighter who was a regular at a Faneuil Hall bar slammed a Connecticut man to the ground outside, possibly leaving him with limited mobility for the rest of his life, even though neither knew the other - or had anything to do with some scuffling that had occurred both in and just outside the bar not long before, police, bar workers and the man and his family told the Boston Licensing Board today. Read more.
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