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By adamg - 2/20/23 - 11:29 am

Boston Police report detaining four suburban youths, one just 11, on charges they and some of their pals went on a beating rampage in Downtown Crossing last night. Read more.

By adamg - 2/18/23 - 11:06 am

WCVB reports on the incident on the Alewife track around 12:30 this morning.

By adamg - 2/8/23 - 2:19 pm
Wanted for attack at Downtown Crossing

Surveillance photos via TPD.

Transit Police have put out a BOLO for a man they say punched a 62-year-old woman after she said "excuse me" as she tried to walk past him in the concourse between the Orange and Red lines at Downtown Crossing around 2 p.m. yesterday.

If the alleged puncher looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050.

By adamg - 1/24/23 - 3:33 pm

A San Diego real-estate firm says it wants to transform the floors above the CVS on Summer Street in Downtown Crossing into life-sciences labs and offices. Read more.

By adamg - 1/21/23 - 12:38 pm
1858 image of the intersection of Washington with Summer and Winter

Winslow Homer sketched the intersection of Washington Street with Winter and Summer streets in 1857, for Ballou's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion, a Boston-based publication. Read more.

By adamg - 1/19/23 - 11:38 am

The BPDA board this afternoon could hire a consultant to figure out ways to encourage the conversion of pandemic-emptied downtown offices into a new uses as part of a plan to turn the area into what might actually become Boston's first 24/7 neighborhood. Read more.

By adamg - 1/17/23 - 4:26 pm

Surveillance photo via Transit PD.

A Cambridge man is being held in lieu of $5,000 bail following his arraignment last month that he went up to an Asian-American woman in Chinatown and punched her in the face last April 2 and then about two hours later punched out another Asian-American woman downtown, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 1/5/23 - 6:56 pm

Here's some video of the recalcitrant man just standing there, around 5:30 p.m. or so.

By adamg - 11/30/22 - 5:32 pm

Transit Police report they've arrested a 17-year-old on a charge of assault with intent to murder for a stabbing late Saturday at the Franklin Street entrance to the Downtown Crossing T stop. More arrests expected, police say.

By adamg - 11/28/22 - 11:41 am

The Boston City Archives recount what happened when Mayor James Michael Curley successfully fought to rid Bromfield Street of young women shining shoes and blacking boots on Bromfield Street in 1917 - when the young men who would normally have done the job were getting ready for war. It was an outrage to public morality, Curley and others - including the Women's Christian Temperance Union - thundered.

By adamg - 11/27/22 - 11:31 am

WBZ reports an 18-year-old man was stabbed at the Franklin Street entrance to the Downtown Crossing T stop around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, and that police are looking for an even younger suspect.

By adamg - 11/25/22 - 12:43 pm

Update: Cash registers back up by 1 p.m.

Matthew Broude reported around noon:

Primark in Boston DTX is closed now because their checkout systems are down. People who were in the store were able to place items on hold, but now they’re turning everyone away.

By adamg - 10/28/22 - 3:41 pm

Transit Police report arresting a Dorchester 14-year-old for attacking officers down the street from where Boston cops were arresting a woman allegedly trying to set people on fire in the Downtown Crossing Roche Bros. Read more.

By adamg - 10/28/22 - 1:54 pm

Boston Police report arresting Syretta Copeland, 42, on charges she went around the Roche Bros. store on Summer Street spraying people with aerosol cleaning products and then trying to set them on fire with a lighter. Read more.

By adamg - 10/27/22 - 10:57 am
Map showing decreases in foot traffic downtown, especially in the Financial District

City report illustrates part of the problem downtown.

The mayor's office released a report today on revitalizing downtown after Covid to make it more of a walking neighborhood with lots more residents, tourists and, yes, office workers, and with more things for them to do, even 24/7, like in other world-class cities, instead of a place where residents fight late-night tacos. Read more.

By adamg - 10/11/22 - 10:45 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Boston Chops on Temple Place, which closed at the onset of the pandemic, has started advertising for help

By adamg - 9/30/22 - 2:13 pm

A Dorchester man was arraigned today on an armed-robbery charge for an incident at an entrance to the Corner Mall at Washington and Winter streets on Sept. 22, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 9/19/22 - 10:09 am
Shiny floor at Haymarket

Along with all the track and signal work, the T said it would spend the Month of No Orange Line to spiff up the stations. Alex DiPrato reports that, sure, his first morning ride on the Orange Line was wicked slow (although the T had cautioned the new tracks need a week or so to settle), but at least the floors were gleaming at Haymarket today. Read more.

By adamg - 9/10/22 - 11:54 am
Blocked in MBTA shuttle

Marco shows us the scene this morning at Washington and School streets in Downtown Crossing, where one of those MBTA shuttle buses found itself blocked in and unable to make the turn because of an MBTA truck parked right at the intersection.

By adamg - 9/8/22 - 9:59 am

A roving UHub correspondent reports a gaggle of LaRouchies were out in front of the Park Street T station this morning alerting the public to the perfidy of evil old England. Kind of impressive considering ol' Lyndon finally kicked the bucket in 2019.

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