Downtown

By - 4/10/18 - 8:41 am

Vice President Pence will be in town for a private Republican fundraiser (no, Charlie Baker won't be there) at the Langham that starts right about, oh, the time the afternoon rush hour begins.

Oliver Street will be closed at 3 p.m.; parking is already banned in the square.

By - 4/5/18 - 1:49 pm

An IRS agent charged with aggravated rape and other charges for an alleged attack on an intern in his office last year was released on personal recognizance today but ordered to stay away from the woman and not leave Massachusetts, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 4/4/18 - 8:09 pm

As if all the other mishegas on the T today weren't enough, Erinn Larson reports a Blue Line got stuck at State Street for some 15 minutes this afternoon, not because of any mechanical problems, but because of one of the T's more charming underground denizens - a guy with a bicycle, a shopping cart filled with lots of stuff - and a deep and abiding anger at something or other. Read more.

By - 4/4/18 - 6:48 pm

An empty BC trolley coming around the loop at Park Street derailed this evening. No injuries. Service is continuing, but with only one track in use, instead of the usual two, expect delays.

By - 4/2/18 - 3:42 pm
Wanted for downtown bank robbery

Updated with info from the Bank Robbery Task Force.

The Santander Bank branch at 75 State St. was held up around 3:30 p.m. Read more.

By - 4/1/18 - 9:57 pm
Burns statue

From a 1920 account of the statue's dedication.

Last week, the BPDA sent a bunch of questions to Millennium Partners about its planned $1.3-billion Winthrop Square tower that ultimately came down to asking what the developer would do to keep the building from going up as the city's blandest skyscraper (the Globe has more).

But at the bottom of the list of questions was a request that the company consider fixing one of the odder things in Boston - that a statue of Scottish poet Robert Burns sits at the center of a square named for John Winthrop. Read more.

By - 3/29/18 - 12:22 pm

WGBH reports on the contretemps involving an attempt by Patriot Care, which runs a medicinal marijuana dispensary at 21 Milk St. downtown to add recreational pot sales, even though it told downtown residents and city officials looking at its dispensary plans three years ago that it would not seek to sell recreational versions of the stuff.

Patriot Care says it wasn't lying, it just never realized that recreational pot would become legal so fast - an assertion some are finding hard to swallow.

By - 3/29/18 - 11:00 am
Window washers

Cat Metscher, who lives on one of the higher floors of Avalon North Station, spotted a pair of window washers outside her window this morning (what, you were expecting another turkey?).

By - 3/28/18 - 10:22 am

A motor on a Red Line car at Park Street began to smoke this morning, but the T assures us that "station fans have been activated to alleviate any smoke in the station."

By - 3/24/18 - 8:40 pm
Batman and Joker outside South Station

Peter McNamara found the Caped Crusader and the Joker engaged in some mortal combat outside South Station this afternoon.

By - 3/24/18 - 3:54 pm
Blood on your hands at gun-control rally

It took some 45 minutes for all the marchers who started at Madison Park to fill into the Common, through a single entrance and past a BPD SWAT vehicle to join the thousands of people already waiting for them for a rally for gun control, against the NRA and against the bloodshed that happens time and time again - not just at high schools in well off towns, but in the streets of Roxbury, where Tarek Mroue was shot to death in a road-rage incident. Read more.

By - 3/24/18 - 2:58 pm
Smokey State Street

Wolf was on hand shortly before 2:30 p.m. when something on the tracks at the State Street Orange Line stop began to smoke - and a T worker quickly doused it. Read more.

By - 3/23/18 - 1:16 pm

MassDOT reports the T will be boosting service on all four subway lines tomorrow during the March for Our Lives, which starts at 11 a.m. at Madison Park High School and ends with a rally on Boston Common. Read more.

By - 3/23/18 - 12:02 pm
Sheila Lynch

Transit Police report arresting Sheila Lynch, 29, of Dorchester, on a charge of assault with a dangerous weapon after she allegedly threatened to carve up a clerk at the Peter Pan counter at the South Station bus terminal in a dispute over a ticket refund around 5:40 p.m. yesterday.

Read more.

By - 3/21/18 - 9:59 am
Stimson

UPDATE: Bail set at $10,000 for larceny and possession of Class E drug, but he's not going anywhere because he had bail on three open drug and larceny cases revoked, DA's office reports.

Transit Police report arresting a Boston man on a larceny charge this morning after finding him with a bottle of prescription pills belonging to a man who had been found dead at the Downtown Crossing Red Line station.
Read more.

By - 3/19/18 - 5:06 pm

Patriot Care, which opened Boston's first medical dispensary at 21 Milk St., is looking for input on possible plans to add recreational marijuana offerings, even though it promised residents and city officials that's not something it wanted to do when it won approval for its dispensary in 2015. Read more.

By - 3/19/18 - 9:01 am
Sunrise through Rowes Wharf on the Boston waterfront

Cybah captured the sun centered in the Rowes Wharf arch as it rose this morning.

By - 3/15/18 - 6:42 pm

Molly Lanzarotta heard this guy from five floors up on State Street today.

By - 3/14/18 - 11:34 am
Student protesters near the State House

Molly Lanzarotta is with students from Boston and elsewhere at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, as they spend a snow day gathering for a noon march on the State House demanding action on guns. Read more.