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By adamg - 8/18/22 - 10:14 am

WCVB reports on the incident at 400 Summer St., where Suffolk Construction is putting up a building. The man who was in the car required four stitches to his nose.

By adamg - 6/2/22 - 9:06 am
Firefighters at manhole explosion scene

Downtown workers and residents got a jolt this morning when two manholes blew up at Summer and High streets shortly before 8:40 a.m. One person was injured. Read more.

By adamg - 5/21/22 - 11:10 am
Seized fireworks

Seized, unexploded device. Photo by BPD.

Boston Police report four teens were arrested yesterday on charges they shot off fireworks at Summer and Arch streets and on Washington Street near Milk Street yesterday afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 5/5/22 - 10:41 am

On Oct. 1, 2002, an explosion started what became a nine-alarm fire at the L Street power plant in South Boston. By the time it was over, firefighters were doused with toxic lubricating oil so thick some had to take off their respirators to breathe. Read more.

By adamg - 5/4/22 - 8:56 pm
First responders at collapse scene

First responders work to free, save trapped worker. Photo by Boston EMS.

Boston EMS reports that after first responders rushed to the old L Street power plant after a floor collapsed while workers were demolishing it this afternoon, they were able to remove two injured workers fairly quickly, but the most seriously wounded man remained trapped in the rubble. Read more.

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By adamg - 5/4/22 - 4:33 pm
Scene outside the power plant

Outside the power plant. Photo by Eileen Murphy.

WCVB reports one worker was seriously injured and two others als hurt during demolition work at the former L Street Boston Edison plant, being mostly torn down to make way for a mixed-use development. The most critically injured person remains trapped in rubble at the site.

It's the second collapse at a Boston demolition site this year. In March, a worker died at the old Government Center Garage.

By adamg - 3/10/22 - 2:25 pm
Pay phone down on Summer Street outside Macy's

Garrett Quinn came across this sad sight today: Two of the last working pay phones in all of Boston, knocked to the ground on Summer Street in front of Macy's in Downtown Crossing. Quinn, a grizzled old-school reporter, says he picked up the receiver on the top side to see if it was still working: He says he got a busy signal.

By adamg - 10/12/21 - 9:24 am

Hush Crew is a group of local, mostly Asian-Americans who like to dance in public to K-pop. The other day, they were at Summer and Washington street, dancing. Between sets, they wore masks. And that really set some random guy off, to the point where he started calling them communists and tried to pull the mask off one of them. Read more.

By adamg - 3/2/21 - 11:47 pm

State Police report arresting a Dorchester man they say would have somebody order him up rides to a Massport parking lot on Summer Street in the Seaport, where he would then carjack the drivers. Read more.

By adamg - 10/18/20 - 9:53 pm

Boston Fire and BWSC crews are in the area of Summer and Purchase streets dealing with a water-main break (video). One resident of Thomas Park in South Boston reports water-pressure problems there and across City Point. Some of the water has gotten into the southbound O'Neill Tunnel.

By adamg - 4/19/20 - 1:12 pm
Gulls enjoying a feast outside the Taco Bell in downtown Boston

A disgusted citizen filed a 311 report about the gull buffet outside the Summer Street Taco Bell this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 1/7/20 - 12:30 pm

A man ordered away from Murphy's Law, 837 Summer St., after he punched a woman in the face because he couldn't quite hit the guy he meant to hit, went home, got a hockey stick and proceded to repeatedly smash the bar's windows and doors until he finally broke a window pane, police and the bar's co-owner told the Boston Licensing Board today. Read more.

By adamg - 11/16/19 - 10:09 pm
White material on Summer Street downtown

Crew examines car turned white by material spewed by pipe. Photo by the Fort Pointer.

Update: The stuff included asbestos.

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 99 Summer St., near Kingston Street, around 5:30 a.m. after "e steam leak earlier sprayed unknown debris in the area." Read more.

By adamg - 9/11/19 - 9:42 pm

UPDATE: WFXT reports the more seriously injured pedestrian, a woman, has died.

The Fort Pointer reports spotting the aftermath of a crash between a van driver and two pedestrians at Summer and Melcher streets, shortly before 9 p.m. At least one had injuries serious enough to warrant having the homicide unit respond. He reports the van was still at the scene of the crash.

By adamg - 6/23/19 - 5:59 pm

State Police report troopers responded to 450 Summer St. in South Boston around 10 a.m. after being called about a dead man there. State Police report the victim was 33 and that his death is under investigation.

By adamg - 4/24/19 - 11:41 am

Boston Police report arresting two men and a woman for a double stabbing on Saturday on Summer Street in front of Macy's that sent two men to local hospitals in critical condition, one with chest wounds. Read more.

By adamg - 4/20/19 - 10:58 am

UPDATE: Three arrested.

NBC Boston reports two men were stabbed around 2:30 a.m. on Summer Street in front of Macy's. One suffered minor injuries, the other is now in the hospital with critical injuries.

By adamg - 1/30/19 - 2:31 pm

City Councilors Michael Flaherty (at large) and Ed Flynn (South Boston) want the BPDA to shove developer's plans for more than 1,300 condos and apartments at the old L Street power station into a drawer until after the developer and Massport can proved the developers actually have the right to build a giant residential complex next to a truck route feeding into the nearby working port area. Read more.

By adamg - 12/19/18 - 2:07 pm
Firefighter at Summer Street fire in Boston

Fire scene. Photo by Joe Ruscio.

The Boston Fire Department reports no injuries from a two-alarm fire that erupted shortly after noon in a basement electrical vault at 245 Summer St. - the former Stone & Webster building between South Station and the postal annex. Read more.

By adamg - 10/29/18 - 9:06 pm

Boston Police report arresting four people for an incident at the Roche Bros., 8 Summer St., around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday. Read more.

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