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By adamg - 6/26/19 - 6:04 pm
Fog rolling in over Boston

Lillie Marshall reminds us of that truism (OK, which we just made up) while looking downtown from the Cambridge side of the Charles this afternoon.

But that was nothing compared to what Cody DaSilva saw while actually out on the water in Boston Harbor: Read more.

By adamg - 6/26/19 - 4:59 pm

Boston Magazine interviews a guy whose arm now sports a large rendering of the big ol' brutalist building.

By adamg - 6/26/19 - 9:51 am

The Aquarium T stop was evacuated this morning because of a track fire that a T worker put out with an extinguisher.

To be on the safe side, of course, the T has suspended Blue Line service between Government Center and Airport and is now busing passengers. Except, as Annie Noel reports from Maverick: Read more.

By adamg - 6/25/19 - 1:41 pm

UPDATE: Board rules no violation, but orders bar to file written plan to ensure something like this doesn't happen again.

A worker at the White Bull Tavern on Union Street today apologized to his boss and the Boston Licensing Board for an April incident in which he was only trying to do a woman a favor. Read more.

By adamg - 6/24/19 - 2:35 pm

St. Francis House, which provides services to the homeless on Boylston Street, says it's hoping for $10,000 for emergency plumbing supplies so it can resume providing showers and hot meals. Currently, the kitchen is flooded from a burst pipe.

With roughly 500 men and women who desperately rely on our refuge services every day, this is absolutely devastating.

By adamg - 6/23/19 - 9:53 pm

Transit Police report that a fight that started on an inbound Blue Line train involving several teenagers ended with one firing at least two shots at the Aquarium station shortly before 9:50 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 6/22/19 - 11:11 am

CityLab reports on efforts to revive the long blocked-off concrete plaza at the Government Services Center, that hulking concrete behemoth next to the Brooke Court House that houses the Lindemann Mental Health Center.

By adamg - 6/21/19 - 1:47 pm
Bus with busted wheel

Neal Gaffey watched this pair try to figure out what to do about the charter bus with the wheel that came off on Court Street at the turn to Tremont Street by City Hall today.

DD808 took a longer view of the situation: Read more.

By adamg - 6/21/19 - 1:24 pm

State Police report a man was arrested yesterday for allegedly stabbing a man during a fight inside Suffolk Superior Court on Jan. 2 - after somehow slipping a knife past security. Read more.

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 - 6/17/19 - 8:36 pm
Swirly skies over Boston Harbor as seen from Deer Island

Henry Dane checks in from Deer Island this evening:

Vincent would have appreciated this sky. Beautiful night and last chance to get a run in before the Deluge.

By adamg - 6/11/19 - 5:19 pm
South Station at start of rush hour

Dave Vittorini shows us just how close commuters can jam themselves together, in this photo taken around 4:45 p.m. at South Station, where some Red Line commuters tried using commuter rail instead. Read more.

By damaskin - 6/10/19 - 6:54 am

The tower crane for the Little Building construction project will be dismantled the weekend of June 15th and June 16th, weather permitting. The crane removal will require closing Boylston Street
from South Charles to Tremont Street for vehicular traffic only. This work will start on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at 1:00 AM through Sunday, June 16, 2019, until 4:00 PM.

If there is inclement weather, the take down of the crane will occur on the following weekend of Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23 with the same time frame listed above.

By damaskin - 6/9/19 - 10:50 am

Boston Variedad
isn't going to last. Contact me @BostonYev
https://t.me/BostonVariedad

By adamg - 6/8/19 - 9:42 am
Traffic backed up after crash

Backup in the tunnel after the crash. Photo by KMV.

UPDATE: State Police have identify the dead men as Jerry Alphones, 28, of Everett, on a 2006 Honda CBR600, and Aralt Cesaire, 26, of Medford on a 2004 Suzuki GSX-R600, add: "Speed is believed to have been a factor."

State Police report a ride by several motorcyclists through the O'Neill Tunnel northbound around 2 a.m. ended with two of them crashing and dying. Read more.

By adamg - 6/7/19 - 4:57 pm

Tweets from Keolis initially blamed delays on commuter-rail service out of South Station on "fire department activity," but the rail operator reported at 4:39 p.m.:

[A]pologies for the lack of communication. It appears the fire alarm went off in South Station which is causing delays across several trains.

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