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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.

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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.

By adamg - 4/19/20 - 1:12 pm
Gulls enjoying a feast outside the Taco Bell in downtown Boston

A disgusted citizen filed a 311 report about the gull buffet outside the Summer Street Taco Bell this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 4/12/20 - 3:00 pm

Boston Police report arresting three men way old enough to know better on breaking-and-entering charges Saturday morning after finding two of them allegedly rummaging behind the counter of the Downtown Crossing Gap Outlet store, which is closed because discount denim just isn't considered essential in these trying Covid-19 times. Read more.

By adamg - 4/8/20 - 9:57 am
Nobody in Downtown Crossing

Datatech Roze reports it's pretty easy to socially distance yourself in Downtown Crossing when you're the only person around.

By adamg - 3/5/20 - 1:19 pm

A New York developer that once proposed a 59-story residential tower at the corner of Bromfield and Washington streets downtown is now telling the BPDA it will soon file plans for a less lofty 21-story office building with some retail at the lower elevations. Read more.

By adamg - 2/28/20 - 10:45 pm
Hayward stabbing scene

Around 10:35 p.m. on Hayward Place, near Washington Street. Injuries not considered life threatening.

By adamg - 2/16/20 - 3:39 pm

Boston Police report arresting women from Malden and East Boston outside the 7-Eleven on Tremont Street downtown early this morning after they allegedly wreaked havoc inside the store and then went outside to stomp a man unfortunate enough to ask them if they might have a smoke. Read more.

By adamg - 2/14/20 - 3:57 pm

The MBTA reports that's why Orange Line trains came to a halt.

By adamg - 2/13/20 - 10:03 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Mattapan teen and scattering several others after three incidents in the Downtown Crossing Macy's yesterday afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 1/10/20 - 11:34 am

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday gave Tasty Burger a license to start slinging burgers and chicken on buns at 48 Winter St., near Tremont, but deferred action on its request for a separate beer and wine license, which would have set it up for a high-end burger war with the beer-selling Mooyah around the corner. Read more.

By adamg - 12/13/19 - 7:05 pm
Food robot in Downtown Crossing

Roving UHub photographer Ted S. spotted one of the meal-making robots outside Spyce, the robo-take-out place on Washington Street in Downtown Crossing, which is undergoing renovations. Tough to tell whether it's coming or going or has gone on strike for more oil or something.

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