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By adamg - 8/25/22 - 2:52 pm

Transit Police report arresting one of three people they say waited until a Blue Line train came into Government Center to rob and punch a jewelry vendor there, then jumped on the train to flee, late Saturday night. Read more.

By adamg - 8/14/22 - 10:30 pm

Boston Streets Chief Jascha Franklin-Hodge reports contractors began laying down the stencils and paint tonight to create bus lanes down Boylston Street in Copley Square as the first set of temporary bus lanes for the charter buses that will move between Orange Line stations when the trains stop running for a month at 9 p.m. on Friday.

We’re marking around Copley Square now, and moving on to Government Center over the next few nights.

By adamg - 6/14/22 - 10:19 pm

The MBTA reports two trolleys "unintentionally coupled" at Government Center, which sounds like what might happen in a PornHub video, but probably means one rear-ended the other at very slow speed and they got coupled together (which also sounds like a PornHub video). Read more.

By adamg - 6/14/22 - 9:40 am

MassLive.com provides an update on the June 1 crash, which injured three T workers. It's the sort of thing that might not happen once the T installs a system to auto-brake trolleys whose operators do stuff like that.

By adamg - 5/28/22 - 12:26 am

A Riverside Line trolley had some pantograph performance issues in the tunnel between Haymarket and Government Center shortly before midnight. Not long after, Transit Police reported numerous drunk young men running on the tracks from Government Center to Park after one train was evacuated to Government Center. Before the dead train was emptied, Charles reported:

A bunch of fellas are yelling at each other and I think they’re about to do the Good Will Hunting bar scene.

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By adamg - 4/28/22 - 1:20 pm

Matt Shearer at WBZ (the newsradio one, not the TV one), brings us along for a tour: Read more.

By adamg - 4/27/22 - 11:48 am
McCarthy

Update: License transfer approved.

The new owners of the Kinsale Irish Pub at Center Plaza say they're hoping to re-open in four to five weeks with pretty much the same look as before, but under the new name of the Dubliner. Read more.

By adamg - 11/24/21 - 5:28 pm
Turkey at Government Center MBTA station

Adam Castiglioni spotted this turkey inside the Government Center T station this afternoon.

H/t Ruth Zakarin.

By adamg - 10/28/21 - 1:13 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the owners of the Kinsale in Government Center and the Asgard in Cambridge have announced the pubs are not coming back, after they shut them at the start of the pandemic, then said they were looking at re-opening them.

By adamg - 9/24/21 - 2:43 pm
People demanding the end of Haitian deportation from Del Rio

Ron Newman attended a protest at the JFK Federal Building in Government Center today.

By adamg - 8/5/21 - 1:12 pm
Wanted for Government Center assault; wearing Puma jacket

Transit Police are asking for help to ID this guy for an incident at the Government Center T stop around 9:50 p.m. on July 29. Read more.

By adamg - 7/20/21 - 11:22 am
Green Line suspect

Transit Police report they are looking for this guy, whose photo was taken by another Green Line rider around 4:15 p.m. last Thursday at Government Center. Or as police put it: Read more.

By adamg - 7/7/21 - 5:33 pm
Rendering of proposed new life-sciences lab space in Government Center

Hipster wonders when all the other buildings got bleached, in this rendering by CBT Architects.

The developer that has been busy turning the 1960s's-era Government Center Garage into housing and offices says hold on a second, let's eliminate some of the housing and offices - and a hotel - and put up some life-sciences labs instead. Read more.

By adamg - 8/31/20 - 1:53 pm

Gerard Richard Lee, 70, was arrested Friday after a police officer saw him "spray paint graffiti, including swastikas, on the air intake stack at the JKF Federal Building," the US Attorney's office in Boston reports.

Lee faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted on the one count of injuring or depredating government property, the US Attorney's office says.

Innocent, etc.

By adamg - 7/13/20 - 11:23 am

A smoke-belching cable halted Green Line service between Government Center and Park Street around 11:15. One trolley got stuck in the tunnel; T workers escorted passengers from there to Park Street.

By adamg - 4/6/20 - 9:02 am
No mask, no service at Government Center 7-Eleven

Kelley Duff noticed this morning that the 7-Eleven in Center Plaza downtown is not messing around.

Ed. note: Boston issued an advisory, not an order, to wear masks.

By adamg - 3/6/20 - 11:49 am
Raven guy at Government Center

Rick Macomber spotted this guy, wearing one of those Plague-doctor getups, at the Government Center Green Line stop yesterday.

By adamg - 1/13/20 - 2:39 pm
White squirrel on Hawkins Street

Shaneoinsaino spotted this little guy today on Hawkins Street, off of New Chardon Street, adds:

This kind of camo isn't that effective around Government Center.

By adamg - 10/23/19 - 11:59 am

A concerned citizen notes the impending centralization of Uber/Lyft pickups and drop offs at Logan Airport and poses a question via 311 to BTD: Read more.

By adamg - 7/2/19 - 10:48 am
New Dunkin' at Government Center Green Line stop

Hannah shows us the new coffee/donuts stand on the Green Line platform at Government Center, which will, finally, replace the one taken out when the station was rebuilt, which forced addicted Bostonians to climb all the way up the stairs and shade their eyes from the bright sun as they shuffled to the Dunkin' Donuts roughly 20 feet from the station entrance, or, if that one was too busy, the one just around the corner, past the Starbucks.

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