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By adamg - 11/1/23 - 11:34 am

We're not the only ones who prowl 311 complaints on the regular.

At 7:09 this morning, an irate citizen filed a 311 complaint about the parking situation along Summer Street in the area of East 1st Street in South Boston: Read more.

By adamg - 10/23/23 - 9:13 am

Update: The Suffolk County District Attorney's office identified the victim as Nicholas Marks, 40, of East Weymouth.

Live Boston reports a window washer fell 29 floors at 100 Summer St. just before 8 a.m. - and that numerous people saw him fall and called 911.

By adamg - 10/18/23 - 12:09 pm

A grossed-out citizen filed a 311 complaint this morning about situation on A Street under Summer Street in Fort Point: Read more.

By adamg - 10/3/23 - 9:35 am

Roche Bros. agreed to measures to reduce the way Blacks were "disproportionately subjected to stops" for alleged shoplifting and then permanently banned in higher numbers than similarly stopped whites to settle an investigation by the state Attorney General's office. Read more.

By adamg - 7/26/23 - 2:40 pm

Update: Klyushin's sentencing has been canceled "until further notice."

Vladislav Klyushin, a Moscow IT executive held at the Plymouth County jail since 2021, could learn at some point how much longer he sit behind bars in the US following his conviction in February on insider-trading charges related to the theft of American corporate financial statements before their official releases. Read more.

By adamg - 4/1/23 - 9:10 pm
Keytar Bear in Downtown Crossing

Roving UHub photographer Michael C. spotted Keytar Bear jamming in Downtown Crossing today.

By adamg - 3/17/23 - 9:52 pm

A judge yesterday ordered 20 days of evaluation for a Boston man arrested after, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office charges, he tried to throw his wife into Fort Point Channel from the South Boston side of the Summer Street Bridge Wednesday. Read more.

By adamg - 2/8/23 - 9:38 pm

A New York developer with an active Boston presence and a South Boston family say they will soon file plans to replace a garage built in 1945 with a three-story life-sciences building. Read more.

By adamg - 1/24/23 - 3:33 pm

A San Diego real-estate firm says it wants to transform the floors above the CVS on Summer Street in Downtown Crossing into life-sciences labs and offices. Read more.

By adamg - 1/20/23 - 9:35 pm
Fire ladders at old power plant

Boston firefighters responded to the old Edison generating plant at L and Summer streets in South Boston for burning construction debris about six stores up shortly before 8 p.m.

By adamg - 10/28/22 - 3:41 pm

Transit Police report arresting a Dorchester 14-year-old for attacking officers down the street from where Boston cops were arresting a woman allegedly trying to set people on fire in the Downtown Crossing Roche Bros. Read more.

By adamg - 10/28/22 - 1:54 pm

Boston Police report arresting Syretta Copeland, 42, on charges she went around the Roche Bros. store on Summer Street spraying people with aerosol cleaning products and then trying to set them on fire with a lighter. Read more.

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.

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 also 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.

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