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By adamg - 6/20/24 - 10:13 pm
Zombiemobile with a parking ticket

Seems there's only so far you can go to replicate post-apocalyptic Manhattan on the streets of Lowell, so the producers of The Walking Dead were setting up some props for filming in downtown Boston today, like at High and Congress. A roving UHub photographer couldn't help but note that a BTD employee ticketed a zombiemobile.

By adamg - 5/22/24 - 3:19 pm

Around noon, a man with a gun dressed all in yellow and a woman tried to get into the Congress Street side of City Hall, but were turned away by a Municipal Protective Services guard even after the man waved the gun at him. Read more.

By adamg - 3/24/24 - 9:42 pm
Crash scene

Crash scene. The F150 is on the other side of the cruiser. Photo by On the Channel.

Drew Karedes reports a 4-year-old died at Congress and Sleeper streets after being hit by the driver of a Ford F150. Read more.

By adamg - 11/22/23 - 10:10 am
The remains of the old Govermment Center Garage - basically just the ground level and a sign advertising 24/7 parking

Adam Castiglioni looked down Congress Street yesterday at what's left of a demolition project that has taken seemingly forever (because it has taken forever), forced the shutdown of the Haymarket T stop on countless weekends and left one worker dead.
Read more.

By adamg - 10/19/23 - 9:49 pm
Boston Fire ladders up at 280 Congress St.

Ladders up. Photo by BFD.

Boston firefighters responded around 7 p.m. to the 30th floor of Atlantic Wharf, 280 Congress St. for a fire that Live Boston reports started in an electrical box. Read more.

By adamg - 2/15/23 - 2:02 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports chef Lydia Shire has signed a lease with BioMed Realty to open a new restaurant in its 13-story Seaport Science Center, 601 Congress St. In a press release, BioMed says:

Slated to open in 2024, this new concept will complement the venerable Scampo which Shire opened at the Liberty Hotel in 2008.

By adamg - 1/14/23 - 3:23 pm
Men wanted for Atlantic Avenue attack

Surveillance photos via BPD.

Boston Police have released photos and descriptions of five men, three in local sports-team attire, that they say punched and kicked a man at Atlantic Avenue and Congress Street hard enough to send him to the hospital around 5:40 p.m. on Jan. 1. 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 - 7/14/22 - 9:32 pm
Jill Biden's motorcade

Shamus Moynihan watched Jill Biden's motorcade come down Congress Street this evening. Read more.

By adamg - 6/24/22 - 12:02 pm
Fire at One Congress Street

Four windows blown out by fire. Photo by Glenn Whidden.

Boston firefighters responded to 1 Congress St. shortly before 10:30 for what turned into a five-alarm fire on the 20th floor of the 43-story building. Read more.

By adamg - 3/26/22 - 6:01 pm
Collapsed floor, firefighters at garage scene

Collapsed floor with firefighters at scene. Photo by Tim Cappalli.

On the Sudbury Street side. Mike Saccone reports one worker is dead. Other workers are accounted for. Roads around the area are shut. Video of the scene. Read more.

By adamg - 1/18/22 - 12:33 pm

Update: No violation by Lucky's, board rules.

When bouncers at Lucky's on Congress Street in the Seaport say that when they told an out-of-town patron he couldn't smoke in the restaurant vestibule, he unleashed a torrent of N-word-laced expletives at an off-duty bouncer who'd stopped by, then spit in his mouth, which led to a fight that ended with the patron on a gurney in a hallway at Mass. General, his jaw wired shut, police and workers told the Boston Licensing Board this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 10/20/21 - 11:42 am

A developer has proposed replacing an open-air parking lot and Silver Line Way at the end of Congress Street at Starboard Way with a two-wing, 13-story life-sciences lab building and a two-story building aimed at providing STEM training for people from more distant parts of Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 8/3/21 - 2:55 pm

Boston Police report arresting two men on drug-trafficking charges at NEMA Boston, 399 Congress St., last night. Read more.

By adamg - 6/16/21 - 10:56 am

WBZ reports a broken water main sent water towering into the air at Congress and High streets this morning.

By adamg - 6/2/21 - 11:23 am
601 Congress St.

601 Congress St. From the BioMed filing.

A Kendall Square concern has filed plans with the BPDA to retrofit the curvy 14-story building at 601 Congress St., originally built as the US headquarters of a Canadian insurance company, as lab and office space for the red-hot life-sciences market in Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 9/20/20 - 10:09 pm
401 Congress St. architect's rendering

401 Congress St. rendering by Sasaki.

Developer John Hynes last week asked the BPDA for permission to convert several floors in a proposed 18-story building on Congress Street from office space, which few now want, to life-sciences R&D space, which is suddenly in great demand, both because of the Covid-19 pandemic: Read more.

By adamg - 9/27/19 - 10:48 pm
Red Lobsters at climate protest

Extinction Rebellion shut the Congress Street Bridge at rush hour this afternoon in a protest over climate change. Among the protesters: Women dressed as lobsters (photo by Chris Walton). Read more.

By adamg - 9/12/19 - 10:58 am
Architect's rendering of Block N building

Architect's rendering of proposed building on Congress Street.

The developer of the massive Seaport Square project is seeking BPDA approval to shift an as-yet unbuilt building on Congress Street from residential to office and R&D space and to replace many of the large luxury units it had originally planned on other parcels with "smaller, lower-priced units." Read more.

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