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By adamg - 9/3/19 - 10:39 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Salvatore's on Washington Street in Downtown Crossing has shut, to be replaced by a new place called French Quarter.

By adamg - 8/9/19 - 1:14 pm
Old Barnes and Noble facade ripped off in Downtown Crossing

Our own Cybah gives us our first look at what has long been hidden by the old Barnes & Noble facade on its long vacant storefront on Washington Street in Downtown Crossing. Workers have been busy transforming the 1881 building into retail and office space since 2018, the year after a developer bought it and decided to renovate the space rather than try to jam another high rise into Downtown Crossing.

By adamg - 7/25/19 - 3:00 pm

The Boston Guardian alerts us to a battle between downtown resident and business groups and a Winthrop company that wants to install a 25-foot-tall electronic billboard at Washington Street and Temple Place. Read more.

By adamg - 7/22/19 - 1:38 pm

At 8:25 a.m. this past Thursday, Kanwar Singh was walking through Downtown Crossing when a woman screamed at him to "Go back to your country!" Singh, who became an American citizen in Faneuil Hall in 2014 and who served in the US military, ponders the racist:

Did she want me to go back to Malden? Because that’s where I live, and that’s my home. ...

By adamg - 6/17/19 - 9:26 pm

The MBTA is reporting 15 minute delays on the Red Line, on top of the delays caused by the ongoing JFK/UMass issues, because of a train that puled up lame at Downtown Crossing.

By adamg - 5/29/19 - 11:26 am

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let Insomnia Cookies open a storefront on Bromfield Street from which it would deliver warm cookies to downtown residents and students up to 3 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 5/6/19 - 5:33 pm
Jesus woman with an axe

Craig Caplan was puzzled by this Jesus lady with an axe at Park Street this afternoon, although not enough to actually ask her about it.

Speaking of the end times: Read more.

By adamg - 4/28/19 - 1:49 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Roxbury man on gun, knife and drug charges on Bromfield Street Saturday night. Read more.

By adamg - 4/28/19 - 1:30 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man early Saturday after, they say, he walked up to a complete stranger on Washington Street in Downtown Crossing and punched him hard enough in the forehead to open his skin and drench him in his own blood. Read more.

By adamg - 4/24/19 - 11:41 am

Boston Police report arresting two men and a woman for a double stabbing on Saturday on Summer Street in front of Macy's that sent two men to local hospitals in critical condition, one with chest wounds. Read more.

By adamg - 4/20/19 - 10:58 am

UPDATE: Three arrested.

NBC Boston reports two men were stabbed around 2:30 a.m. on Summer Street in front of Macy's. One suffered minor injuries, the other is now in the hospital with critical injuries.

By adamg - 4/12/19 - 9:52 am

The BPDA board yesterday approved the Abbey Group's plan to turn long vacant storefront space along Washington Street into offices for a state agency, after the company said the move could help it rent out space between that and Macy's for the sort of retail uses that Downtown Crossing is known for. Read more.

By adamg - 4/10/19 - 8:14 pm

The BPDA board is scheduled to vote tomorrow on a plan to turn the long vacant storefronts of the failed Lafayette Mall along Washington Street into office space for the state Department of Industrial Accidents. Read more.

By adamg - 4/5/19 - 8:39 am

The MBTA reports Orange Line service is back to normal after delays caused by a train at Downtown Crossing with doors that just wouldn't work.

By adamg - 3/19/19 - 10:29 pm

A large contingent of Boston firefighters went down into the Downtown Crossing T stop to investigate an odor of smoke near the CharlieCard store around 10 p.m. They returned to the surface and their firehouses after determining the odor to be the remains of a heavy pot-smoking session, but not a fire.

By adamg - 2/8/19 - 1:23 pm

Boston Police report arresting Adelson Lovensky, 21, on charges he stabbed a man on Tremont Street near Park Street around 10:45 p.m. on Jan. 24. Read more.

By adamg - 1/12/19 - 12:35 pm

The MBTA reports delays of up to 15 minutes on the Orange Line due to "a disabled train with a door problem" at Downtown Crossing.

By adamg - 1/8/19 - 11:53 am

Transit Police report on the incident: Read more.

By adamg - 12/27/18 - 8:58 am

The MBTA is reporting Orange Line delays of up to 15 minutes due to a train with "a mechanical problem" at Downtown Crossing.

By adamg - 12/10/18 - 12:26 pm

The Globe reports an Orange Line driver had to be escorted out of his train at Downtown Crossing this morning when he refused to drive the train any further and began ranting over the PA about how dangerous the train is.

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