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By adamg - 3/14/23 - 2:17 pm
Big Belly trash receptacle pushed over by wind on State Street

A Big Belly trash receptacle and the bricks it was bolted to on State Street downtown proved no match for the wind this afternoon, as Adam Balsam shows us.

By adamg - 2/10/23 - 1:50 pm
Big ship at the end of State Street

Adam Castiglioni was walking down State Street this morning when he looked up and saw a gigantic ship in Boston Harbor. It was the Iberica Knutsen, a Norwegian LNG tanker that had probably pumped out a huge load of LNG along Chelsea Creek and was now heading back across the Atlantic, or perhaps to Trinidad and Tobago, to pick up some more.

By adamg - 1/3/23 - 5:39 pm

The T reports Blue Line delays of up to 20 minutes due to a "power issue near Wood Island," which, like many such power issues on the above-ground part of the Blue Line, probably means the overhead power line got ripped down somehow, or the top of a car began sparking.

To make matters worse, one rider reports: "There is a busker tunelessly crooning Christmas carols at State. God save us."

By adamg - 12/10/22 - 10:19 am

At 7:37 a.m., the MBTA reported delays of up to 15 minutes on the Orange Line due to a train that met an early death at State Street. Read more.

By adamg - 8/26/22 - 11:59 am
Quote from Osho about creativity at downtown Sweetgreen

A roving UHub photographer with a keen memory for bizarre cult news looked up the other day while getting a salad at the State Street Sweetgreen and saw this anodyne quotation about creativity by somebody named Osho. Read more.

By adamg - 8/4/22 - 4:16 pm

Around 3 p.m. in the little plaza in front of the Staples between State Street and City Hall Plaza. A bystander found the victim in front of the Citizens Bank branch around the corner at State and Congress streets. Injuries not considered life threatening.

By adamg - 6/8/22 - 2:24 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today approved a proposal by former City Councilor Tito Jackson for a liquor license for a 62-seat bar and lounge on the sixth and seventh floors of 150 State St., where he is also working to bring a cannabis concern on the lower floors. Read more.

By adamg - 5/25/22 - 3:43 pm
Tito Jackson

Jackson at Zoomed hearing.

The Boston Licensing Board could decide tomorrow whether to let former City Councilor turned potrepreneur Tito Jackson put a 62-seat bar and lounge atop his proposed cannabis concern at 150 State St. downtown, near Faneuil Hall. Read more.

By adamg - 4/16/22 - 10:43 pm
Helicopter above the Old State House

Sarah Smith got a good, close look at the underside of a helicopter over the Old State House today. She says State Street was closed and that it might have been Life Flight doing some pre-Marathon practice runs.

Checking R2-D2 for background radiation.

By adamg - 2/2/22 - 12:25 pm

The T reports a Norwegian Blue of a train is now at State, messing everything up, so they're now running a single shuttle train between Government Center and Maverick. Bowdoin is just completely shut, so don't even think of trying it.

By adamg - 1/24/22 - 1:39 pm
Downtown turkey

A citizen filed a 311 report this afternoon that consists of a picture of a round turkey at State and Kilby streets and a single word, "turkey," in case people at 311 can't tell what they're looking at, so we're not really sure if this is a complaint, admiration or what, let alone what they want the city to do about it, or if they had to suddenly hit the Submit button before they could add more because the turkey suddenly began rolling at them like a bowling ball that really wants a strike.

By adamg - 11/20/21 - 5:38 pm
Wayne McDonald

Transit Police report arresting Wayne MacDonald, a 62-year-old with several convictions for sex-related offenses dating to 1993, for exposing himself to several 14-year-old girls at the State Street Orange Line station on Tuesday. Read more.

By adamg - 11/19/21 - 10:31 am
Wanted for pervery

Surveillance photos via TPD.

Transit Police report they are looking for a guy they say exposed what passes for his assets to a group of 14-year-old girls at the State Street Orange Line station around 2:25 p.m. on Tuesday.

If Mr. Allegedly Open and Gross looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous text to 873873.

By adamg - 11/15/21 - 7:43 pm

A Revere man was ordered held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing next week on whether he should be held even longer following his arrest on a charge he raped a sleeping woman over two hours at the State Street T stop Friday night. Read more.

By adamg - 11/14/21 - 12:18 pm

If one were a pessimist, one might think it's not a good thing that there's a crack in the sidewalk on Devonshire Street near Water through which you can peer down into the State Street T stop, or maybe the basement of the building it's next to: Read more.

By adamg - 11/13/21 - 12:37 pm
Alleged rapist sought

Surveillance photos via TPD.

Transit Police report they have arrested a man they say tried to rape a woman at the State Street T stop around 10:30 p.m. on Friday.

By adamg - 9/29/21 - 10:09 am

BC students scattered like mice when state alcohol inspectors walked into their party at Servia on State Street one April night, but inspectors were able to interview enough of them for a hearing that means the Middle Eastern restaurant will have to go without a liquor license for a week next month. Read more.

By adamg - 8/18/21 - 1:28 pm

The US Department of Labor today proposed $1.35 million in fines against Atlantic Coast Utilities and its owner, Laurence Moloney, for the deaths of workers Jordy Alexander Castaneda Romero and Juan Carlos Figueroa Gutierrez after a dump truck pushed them into a nine-foot trench on State Street on Feb. 24. Read more.

By adamg - 5/25/21 - 5:34 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports.

By adamg - 5/4/21 - 10:52 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans by former City Councilor Tito Jackson to open a three-story cannabis shop at 150 State St., across from the Custom House. Read more.

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