Downtown Crossing

By - 11/4/18 - 12:40 pm
Gilchrist's at the corner of Washington and Winter streets in downtown Boston

Marion Trikosko captured the scene at the intersection of Washington and Winter streets, looking towards Tremont Street in what we now call Downtown Crossing, one August day in 1964. Gilchrist's is now the Corner, Albert's is an AT&T store.

From the Library of Congress's collection of Boston photos and drawings.

By - 10/29/18 - 9:06 pm

Boston Police report arresting four people for an incident at the Roche Bros., 8 Summer St., around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday. Read more.

By - 10/22/18 - 6:09 pm
Woodcock in downtown Boston

The Downtown Boston BID spotted this bird downtown today and wondered what it was.

Not that we're bird experts up here at the UHub mountain fastness, but we're pretty sure that's a woodcock - which is known to walk like an Egyptian: Read more.

By - 10/22/18 - 4:55 pm

The Globe reports the Watch Hospital on Bromfield Street closes for good on Friday.

By - 10/22/18 - 4:51 pm
Taco Bell coming to Summer Street

Impending Taco Bell.

Cybah reports the culinary hole left by the closing of the Summer Street Subway is being filled by a Taco Bell.

Boston currently has just one Taco Bell, even if barely: On VFW Parkway in West Roxbury, just up from the Dedham line (it shares space with Boston's only Long John Silver's).

By - 10/12/18 - 9:56 am

Transit Police report arresting Jeffrey Phillips, 31, for indecent assault and battery for an incident on a Downtown Crossing escalator Wednesday afternoon.

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By - 10/10/18 - 3:56 pm
Window damage

As Glenn Whidden discovered this morning, whoever tried smashing his way in didn't succeed, but did leave behind evidence in the form of the pipe he used and his blood from where he cut himself on the window. The store was closed at lunchtime.

By - 10/4/18 - 2:07 pm

Boston Police report officers patrolling Winter Street in Downtown Crossing because of a recent outbreak of violence and drug dealing arrested seven men refusing to stop crowding the entry of a Winter Street shop last night. Read more.

By - 10/2/18 - 10:26 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester man on charges he smacked another man in the head with a silver gun on Winter Street in Downtown Crossing around 8 p.m. yesterday. Read more.

By - 9/10/18 - 4:41 pm

Transit Police report arresting Isaisa Plaza, 18, of Chelsea, for an incident in the corridor between the Red and Orange lines at Downtown Crossing around 10 a.m. yesterday.

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By - 9/4/18 - 1:15 pm

A city health inspector yesterday ordered Bourbon Street Cafe, inside the Corner Mall in Downtown Crossing, shut after a sprinkler went off because of a small fire, contaminating pretty much everything with non-potable water and leaving "grease and water soils on floors." Read more.

By - 8/22/18 - 8:39 pm
Blue Bikes at Downtown Crossing T stop

Slydon wonders how these Bluebikes got down to the tunnel that connects the southbound Red Line with the southbound Orange Line at Downtown Crossing late this afternoon. Bluebikes replied it would dispatch somebody to get them out of there.

By - 8/22/18 - 4:48 pm

The T stopped Orange Line service for a bit so that officials could investigate smoke coming from the tracks at Downtown Crossing and then turn on fans to make it go away.

By - 8/20/18 - 11:57 am

Boston Police report arresting Joseph Porter, 47, on a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon for allegedly stabbing another man outside 69 Bromfield St. around 1:40 a.m. on Sunday.

Police say his victim remains hospitalized but is expected to survive.

Innocent, etc.

By - 8/19/18 - 10:59 am
Stabbing scene on Bromfield Street

Bromfield Street crime scene. Photo by KMV.

UPDATE: Suspect arrested.

KMV and Doogs report somebody was stabbed several times on Bromfield Street, near Tremont, shortly before 1:40 a.m. The homicide unit was called in due to the severity of the victim's injuries.

By - 8/17/18 - 2:57 pm

A Revere man who spent part of an Orange Line ride staring at a girl under 14 ground himself into her as she and her mother got off the train at Downtown Crossing around 10:50 a.m. yesterday, Transit Police report.

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By - 7/31/18 - 3:24 pm

UPDATE: Bail set at $2,000, Suffolk County DA reports.

Boston Police report a man with a cast on one leg and holding a cane was punched to the ground and then repeatedly kicked by four men who made off with his purple cell phone, at Temple Place and Washington Street, around 4:30 p.m. on Monday. Read more.

By - 7/25/18 - 5:14 pm

An Oak Grove train with a motor problem at Downtown Crossing is gumming up the works on the Orange Line, the MBTA reports. One rider reports the northbound platform was evacuated due to smoke.

By - 7/16/18 - 10:00 pm

Police found a man on Tremont Street at Park Street with fresh slice wounds to the hand he said were inflected by another man armed with a machete, around 9:35 p.m., possibly on Temple Place.

By - 7/3/18 - 11:49 am
Sideway T sign in Downtown Crossing

Kara Solomon shows us how workers took a T sign for a whirl while working on the new AT&T store in Downtown Crossing.