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By adamg - 10/17/20 - 10:36 am
Downtown Crossing emergency response

Emergency response at Downtown Crossing. Photo by Live Boston.

Live Boston reports emergency crews responded to Downtown Crossing around 2 a.m. after a man was found on one of the third rails on the Orange Line. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

By adamg - 10/13/20 - 11:20 am

Boston Police report arresting two of three men they say tried to rob a man on a moped - who was able to drive away even though one of them had repeatedly stabbed his rear tire. Read more.

By adamg - 10/6/20 - 11:28 am

Ace Gershfield, one of the people behind the Temple Place watering hole, announced and explained the permanent closing today: Read more.

By adamg - 10/5/20 - 12:11 pm

Boston Police report arresting William Diawuoh, 24, of the Bronx on Saturday afternoon after he sold some marijuana to somebody in front of St. Paul's Cathedral on Tremont Street. Read more.

By adamg - 9/29/20 - 4:03 pm

Live Boston reports a man entered the Mass. General emergency room shortly after 11 p.m. on Monday with a stab wound he may have gotten on Washington Street. Read more.

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By adamg - 9/25/20 - 5:12 pm
Bus bearing police officers in Downtown Crossing

Matthew Wilding watched as a busload of Boston police officers got out on Summer Street in Downtown Crossing this afternoon, in advance of the Breonna Taylor protest.

Kory Gladysz watched a convoy of three buses bearing cops to the Common: Read more.

By adamg - 9/13/20 - 12:11 pm
Stabbing scene

Stabbing scene. Photo by Live Boston.

Live Boston reports a man was beaten and stabbed by three to five other men on Temple Place in Downtown Crossing around 8 p.m. on Friday. He was found outside Boston Chops, although responding police also found blood on Park Street. Because of the severity of the man's injuries, the homicide unit was called in.

By adamg - 9/4/20 - 2:27 pm

The MBTA reports Orange Line delays of up to 15 minutes because it had to take a northbound train with a major door issue out of service at Downtown Crossing.

By adamg - 8/22/20 - 10:16 am

The Kenmore Army & Navy Store, 477 Washington St. in Downtown Crossing, is suing its insurance company for the more than $320,000 it says it's lost due to the Covid-19 crisis - which it says its insurance company is supposed to cover. Read more.

By adamg - 8/12/20 - 9:18 am

Boston Police report arresting a woman from a Seattle suburb on charges she used a taser at a downtown hotel to hold up a guy she'd arranged to meet via an online dating app. Read more.

By adamg - 7/17/20 - 9:30 am

Aline Kaplan provides some history on the Transcript Building at Washington and Milk, which was home to the Boston Evening Transcript in the days when Washington Street was Boston's Newspaper Row.

By adamg - 6/25/20 - 11:57 pm

Boston Police report arresting a local man they say used a wooden drumstick as a weapon during robberies in the area of Tremont and Winter streets early this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 6/15/20 - 9:43 pm

Transit Police report arresting a Dorchester man they say seemed to be under the mistaken impression it was 1960 and he was free to stomp somebody who looked at his female companion. Read more.

By adamg - 6/2/20 - 9:40 am
Destruction inside Clarendon Wine

Inside Clarendon Wine on Boylston Street yesterday.

Looters who smashed into places like Marshalls and Walgreens Sunday night were not particularly discriminating - they also destroyed small mom-and-pop businesses across downtown, the Back Bay and the South End. Read more.

By adamg - 5/31/20 - 10:25 pm

A peaceful vigil and protest march from Nubian Square to the State House organized by young black people turned heavily white and violent as night fell. As the protest dispersed from the Common, crowds began streaming towards Downtown Crossing, throwing bottles and then bricks at police officers and cruisers. Read more.

By adamg - 5/31/20 - 8:40 pm
Shake Shack being boarded up

As Macy's goes, so goes Downtown Crossing, apparently: After downtown's last department store boarded up its display windows and doors the other day, store owners all over the once busy commercial district rushed to do likewise, as Gary Waldeck discovered today. Read more.

By adamg - 4/30/20 - 9:24 am
Suspect in stomping

Transit Police report they are looking for this guy for "a vicious assault" that included kicking his victim on the ground and which left the victim with serious injuries around 9 p.m. on Sunday. Read more.

By adamg - 4/28/20 - 1:34 pm

Boston Police report arresting a guy in an orange T-shirt they say was one of the bits of evidence linking him to a break-in at the Planet Fitness at 17 Winter St. around 8 a.m. on Monday - and to several other break-ins in the area. Read more.

By adamg - 4/24/20 - 8:44 pm

Boston Police are trying to figure out where a man who wound up on an Orange Line platform at Downtown Crossing bleeding from a fresh stab wound around 8:20 p.m. was actually stabbed. Read more.

By adamg - 4/22/20 - 10:19 am
Alleged head kicker

Transit Police report they are looking for this guy for an incident at the Downtown Crossing T stop around 4:50 p.m. on April 1.

Read more.

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