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By adamg - 7/28/23 - 8:16 am
Three people in Goverment Center offering to lift weights for every honk

Jordan Frias spotted this trio where Court Street meets Tremont and Cambridge streets at Government Center yesterday, offering to do reps with their weights for every car honk. Because if there's one thing downtown needs, it's more car honks.

By adamg - 3/30/23 - 3:49 pm

The MBTA reports Green Line delays of up to 20minutes due to a trolley with a broken door at Government Center. This is atop issues caused by a track problem at Haymarket, on top of the problems caused by all the slow zones and the lack of dispatchers.

By adamg - 3/14/23 - 10:33 pm

The owners of the Washington pub called the Dubliner today sued the owners of the Government Center pub called the Dubliner for trademark infringement, saying another pub with the same name would confuse consumers, even if they are 430 miles apart, because the Washington pub also has its own brand of Irish whiskey that is for sale in Boston. Read more

By adamg - 2/21/23 - 10:48 am

Let alone getting a coffee regular at at a nearby Dunk's: Read more.

By adamg - 10/19/22 - 9:38 am

At 9 a.m., the MBTA dolefully noted a recalcitrant switch at Government Center meant delays of up to 20 minutes on the Green Line. Or as Maddie reported: Read more.

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.

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

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.

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