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.
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.
The MBTA is reporting Orange Line delays of up to 15 minutes due to a train with "a mechanical problem" at Downtown Crossing.
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.
Washington Street is shut at Essex Street as crews try to clean up roughly 150 gallons of heating oil that spilled in the basement of 600 Washington St. shortly after 5 p.m.
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.
The Globe reports the Watch Hospital on Bromfield Street closes for good on Friday.
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).
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.
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