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By adamg - 1/8/18 - 8:46 am
Flooded Congress Street in downtown Boston

Cybah got downtown early enough today to watch the rapids on Congress Street, between City Hall and Faneuil Hall, caused by a broken water main.

Nate Morrow arrived in time to watch the repair crew at work: Read more.

By adamg - 1/5/18 - 8:56 pm
Icy Charles River

Ari Ofsevit gazed at the frozen wasteland between Cambridge and the Back Bay today.

Casie Gillette shows us the real ice joining the iceberg statues in Fort Point Channel: Read more.

By Anonymous - 12/2/17 - 12:06 pm

Folks had more to say about it which you can read here.

By adamg - 7/27/17 - 11:45 am
Flipped truck in the Seaport area.

Manu shows us the tractor trailer now resting on its side after flipping shortly before 11 a.m. at Congress and B streets. He reports the driver was taken away in an ambulance. Read more

By adamg - 4/24/17 - 10:37 am
Car on fire on Congress Street near Fort Point Channel

Christine Beaton looked out her window to see a car self-immolating on Congress Street at Sleeper around 9:30 a.m.

Kai Segrud took some video of the flaming car: Read more.

By adamg - 2/24/17 - 11:21 am
Car in Post Office Square bike lane

Karen Newman spotted this car parked in the bike lane on Congress Street in Post Office Square this morning:

I guess we need sock puppets to explain bike lanes?

By adamg - 11/18/16 - 7:34 pm
Public Works van in bike lane

This morning, Finn snapped this photo on Congress Street at High: Read more.

By adamg - 9/23/16 - 12:29 pm
Car parked in bike lane in downtown Boston

The city has been installing bike lanes downtown that are marked off with bollards to keep cars out. But as P. Cheung discovered on Congress Street this morning, the bollards might be a bit too widely spaced.

By adamg - 8/27/16 - 10:55 pm
Smoke in front of Faneuil Hall from motorcycles

Dan Meade reports he was in front of Faneuil Hall around 6:45 p.m. today when a large group of motorcycles came roaring up:

They came down Devonshire, held up traffic at the crossing at Congress to keep the pack together, and then about 100 motorcycles stopped in front of Fanueil Hall and smokescreened the whole block.

Copyright Dan Meade. Posted in the Universal Hub pool.

By adamg - 8/25/16 - 11:56 am

Workers today removed Nate Swain's little Lego wall on Congress Street near the Children's Museum - as part of an overall redo of the entire building.

By adamg - 7/15/16 - 11:22 am
Waterside Place building approved for South Boston waterfront

Architect's rendering.

The BRA yesterday approved John Drew's plans for a 23-story addition to his Waterside Place project on Congress Street at World Trade Center Avenue. Read more.

By adamg - 7/7/16 - 9:17 am

TruNE_79 wonders:

Holy crap, what was that horrid stench over near the corner of A & Congress this AM? People were nearly puking.

Bob Hammerling adds:

People keep passing by and checking the bottoms of their shoes. would love to know what the smell is.

By adamg - 6/2/16 - 10:05 am
Colored panels on bridge across Fort Point Channel in Boston

Becky watched workers installing colored panels on the side of the Congress Street bridge yesterday: Read more.

By adamg - 4/14/16 - 1:54 pm
Seaport Lane

Photo by Melissa Birch.

UPDATE: All clear given around 2:05 p.m.

Congress Street is shut at D Street as State Police and Boston firefighters investigate a suspicious package at 1 Seaport Lane.

It's the second time Congress has been shut today - earlier, a manhole fire briefly shut the road at Farnsworth Street.

By adamg - 3/8/16 - 1:53 pm
Damaged Lego wall in South Boston

Last summer, Nate Swain "patched" a wall on Congress Street down from the Children's Museum with Lego bricks. A couple months later, somebody smashed it. Somebody fixed it. Now, Cynthia Donovan reports, somebody's smashed it again.

By adamg - 1/2/16 - 5:43 pm

IMG 1201 MOV

Boston Police report an Everett man began punching an officer in the face around 2 a.m. New Year's Day - and then began screaming about the end of the world as other officers rushed to restrain him.

According to police, the incident happened in front of the City Hall garage on Congress Street: Read more.

By adamg - 11/14/15 - 11:40 am

Hopeful Cynicist watched the wind-driven havoc on Congress Street this morning.

By adamg - 11/5/15 - 4:26 pm

Pedro Alarcon, who runs an eponymous Latin-American restaurant in Watertown, got approval today to open a new La Casa de Pedro at 505 Congress St. Read more.

By adamg - 10/8/15 - 7:28 am
By adamg - 5/29/14 - 7:38 am
Trash atop a Dig box on Congress Street

Cynthia Donovan reports that now that people are once again using the tops of news boxes to avoid the onerous task of taking their lunch detritus back to their office trash cans, now that the city has removed all the BigBelly trash containers along Congress Street on the South Boston side of Fort Point Channel. Sounds like a district in need of some innovation when it comes to trash.

Photo posted under this Creative Commons license and in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

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