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By adamg - 11/26/23 - 9:54 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man they say went on a spree of destruction in Chinatown and downtown Saturday into Sunday before retiring to the city shelter on Southampton Street. Read more.

By adamg - 11/22/23 - 11:52 am

Boston Police report arresting a woman they say punched and kicked a dog - and smashed it with a glass bottle - on Tremont Street Tuesday night. Read more.

By adamg - 11/3/23 - 9:43 am

Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester teenager they say broke into a shop at 449 Washington St. in Downtown Crossing early Thursday, rifled through the cash registers, then made his getaway on a Bluebike. Read more.

By adamg - 10/25/23 - 11:16 am
Babak Bina

Update: Expansion approved.

The owner of jm Curley's and the Wig Store Lounge on Temple Place hopes to expand down the street by opening a new "fast casual" Korean place and a "fine dining" sushi restaurant where diners would be serenaded with music from actual records on a record player - hi-fi records, "so it would be a hi-fi lounge," Curley's attorney, Stephen Miller, specified at a Boston Licensing Board hearing this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 10/3/23 - 9:35 am

Roche Bros. agreed to measures to reduce the way Blacks were "disproportionately subjected to stops" for alleged shoplifting and then permanently banned in higher numbers than similarly stopped whites to settle an investigation by the state Attorney General's office. Read more.

By adamg - 9/5/23 - 10:19 pm

Benjamin on security footage at Downtown Crossing and at the phone store.

A Cambridge man who was arrested in March by Boston and Cambridge police for robbing the JP Wireless store, 319 Centre St. in Jamaica Plain, was charged again today, this time by the FBI after he was charged with violating the federal Hobbs Act for interfering with interstate commerce through threats or violence. Read more.

By adamg - 8/28/23 - 9:52 am

Hours after Boston and State Police broke up a huge brawl at the South Bay AMC complex, police broke up another brawl that erupted outside the AMC Boston Common on Tremont Street, then moved down Avery Street towards the Ritz-Carlton, around 11 p.m. on Sunday. Read more.

By adamg - 8/15/23 - 9:37 pm

Boston Police report arresting a 15-year-old and two 14-year-olds on charges they jumped and stomped a man in front of the Steps on Washington Street in Downtown Crossing and left him bruised and bleeding as they and their pals ran away - except for the one who pedaled away on a Bluebike - around 8:15 p.m. on Monday.

By adamg - 8/15/23 - 1:37 pm

Update: Licensing board says Estella's not to blame for what happened.

Boston Police say that when officers responded to a report of a large fight outside Estella's on Temple Place, they found a crowd of people on the street, up to 50 people, many of them shoving and yelling at each other, around 9:20 p.m. on June 18. Read more.

By adamg - 8/14/23 - 2:34 pm

Transit Police report they are looking for a teen they say punched a man in the mouth on an Orange Line car at Downtown Crossing around 9 p.m. on Friday after he asked the kid and his pals to stop threatening other passengers and blocking the train's doors with their Bluebikes. Read more.

By adamg - 8/8/23 - 10:01 pm

Boston Police report arresting three teens in two separate knife incidents yesterday, at the Downtown Crossing Macy's and near City Hall. Read more.

By adamg - 7/29/23 - 9:05 pm

Boston Police report that Jazreanna Sheppard, 21, of South Boston, who was stabbed on Tremont Street across from Winter Street on July 20, has died.

Police continue to search for the suspect in the stabbing.

By adamg - 7/27/23 - 8:51 am

Fun with the all new trains on the Orange Line: At 6:04 a.m., the MBTA reported a dead train at Wellington. At 7:56 a.m., the MBTA reported delays due to an earlier deceased train at Downtown Crossing (exactly when that train died, the T did not report).

By adamg - 7/26/23 - 2:40 pm

Update: Klyushin's sentencing has been canceled "until further notice."

Vladislav Klyushin, a Moscow IT executive held at the Plymouth County jail since 2021, could learn at some point how much longer he sit behind bars in the US following his conviction in February on insider-trading charges related to the theft of American corporate financial statements before their official releases. Read more.

By adamg - 7/10/23 - 3:33 pm

Mayor Wu today announced a proposal to open up empty commercial space downtown to residential use by offering 75% off standard residential tax rates for up to 29 years for building owners - and by setting up a new office to speed conversions through the city's normal development approval process. Read more.

By adamg - 7/7/23 - 3:58 pm

Boston Police report teaming up with Transit and State Police to capture an alleged bank robber they say used the Orange Line as his escape route after a Downtown Crossing bank robbery, possibly because in an earlier Boston robbery, he tried using a stolen car, only to be foiled when he crashed the car, ran somebody over and was tackled by a bystander. Read more.

By adamg - 7/2/23 - 2:17 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Hanover man after he stole some food at the Downtown Crossing Chipotle and turned out to be carrying "a Polymer 80 P80 Glock 17 style 'Ghost Gun' with a magazine Friday afternoon, police say. Read more.

By adamg - 6/30/23 - 9:01 pm

NBC Boston posts video of "chunks of concrete falling from the ceiling near riders at the Downtown Crossing station on Monday." On a Red Line platform, because that's the line where things fall from above, as opposed to the Orange Line, where things catch on fire.

By adamg - 6/27/23 - 9:41 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that car dealerships that loan out cars to customers awaiting repairs to their own vehicles are in the rental business, and that means they are covered by a federal law that prohibits their financial liability for any problems caused by the cars' drivers - even if they are unlicensed and in a car that wasn't supposed to be taken out of state. Read more.

By adamg - 6/12/23 - 12:30 pm
Screaming gargoyles in Downtown Crossing

If you stand on Washington Street at Summer and Winter in Downtown Crossing at look up above the building that houses the Corner Mall, you'll see a lionish gargoyle looking for a particularly plump pedestrian to chow down on. But if you look alllll the way up, at the very top of the building, you'll see a line of screaming gargoyles who have had quite enough of the classical music the Corner insists on loudly playing at the Washington Street entrance.

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