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By adamg - 4/18/24 - 3:46 pm
Pedestrian Only sign on Franklin Street downtown - with cars

Boston Pedestrian observed the scene on Franklin Street just before Washington Street in Downtown Crossing this afternoon: Read more.

By adamg - 4/9/24 - 10:39 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a developer's plans to convert a six-story office building at 281 Franklin St. into 15 apartments, 3 to be rented as affordable. Read more.

By adamg - 12/19/23 - 6:27 pm

A local developer has filed plans to convert a small Franklin Street office and retail building into housing, under the city's new program aimed at bringing life back downtown through tax breaks for office-to-residential conversions. Read more.

By adamg - 2/20/23 - 11:29 am

Boston Police report detaining four suburban youths, one just 11, on charges they and some of their pals went on a beating rampage in Downtown Crossing last night. Read more.

By adamg - 11/30/22 - 5:32 pm

Transit Police report they've arrested a 17-year-old on a charge of assault with intent to murder for a stabbing late Saturday at the Franklin Street entrance to the Downtown Crossing T stop. More arrests expected, police say.

By adamg - 11/27/22 - 11:31 am

WBZ reports an 18-year-old man was stabbed at the Franklin Street entrance to the Downtown Crossing T stop around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, and that police are looking for an even younger suspect.

By adamg - 9/10/21 - 4:15 pm
Turkey outside Equinox health club

The Albino Wineo spotted this turkey just outside the Equinox health club on Franklin Street downtown today.

By adamg - 11/13/20 - 9:31 am

If you remember these sounds, you probably remember Zoom Telephonics, one of the early leaders in dial-up modems. Turns out the company's still around and headquartered on Franklin Street, although it now sells cable modems, which don't make any sounds, under the Motorola name. And it's expanding: It announced yesterday it's buying an Internet-of-things vendor for $30 million.

By adamg - 12/7/19 - 9:19 pm
Free Guy scene set on Franklin Street, with flames, helicopters and missiles

The trailer for "Free Guy," in which Ryan Reynolds plays a bank teller who begins to realize he's a character in a shoot-em-up video game, dropped today, and it features lots and lots of scenes in downtown Boston (and one under the Zakim in Charlestown) - although oddly it starts with somebody skydiving over what looks like Pittsburgh. Read more.

By adamg - 9/22/17 - 4:03 pm
Langham Hotel fire scene

Langham scene. Photo by Erik Hajen.

The Boston Fire Department reports a fire in a basement electrical room at the Langham Hotel around 1 p.m. generated a large amount of smoke and went to two alarms before it was knocked down. Read more.

By adamg - 8/22/17 - 11:10 pm
Wanted man

The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force has released photos of a man it says robbed the Webster Bank branch at 100 Franklin St., around 4:45 p.m. on Aug. 9. Read more.

By adamg - 6/9/17 - 12:36 pm
Wanted for bank robbery in downtown Boston

The FBI Bank Robbery Task Force has released photos of a guy it says held up an Eastern Bank branch at 63 Franklin St. around 8:20 a.m. on May 19.

Read more.

By adamg - 12/6/16 - 2:34 pm
Lonely carolers in Downtown Crossing

By the time these carolers finished a song as they stood atop the new Franklin Street entrance to the T around 12:50 p.m., there was one person to applaud them.

By adamg - 11/1/16 - 3:27 pm

A meddlesome bouncer from a North End lounge may have sparked what one police officer called a "riot-like situation" outside Umbria Prime and Ascend Nightclub several blocks away early on Sept. 25, police and Ascend managers said today. Read more.

By adamg - 8/30/16 - 9:15 am
Franklin Street with more space for pedestrians

City planners are looking at widening the sidewalks at Franklin and Arch streets to create a new plaza. This morning, the Boston Transportation Department blocked off part of the street and set out some free coffee so people could look at possible designs for the plaza while traffic engineers scrutinized the impact on car traffic.

Anita Lauricella took a stroll around the temporary plaza.

By adamg - 6/29/16 - 1:48 pm
Anti-Trump protesters in front of Langham Hotel on Franklin Street

Anti-Trump protesters on Franklin Street

A few hundred protesters and curious people on their lunch breaks waited outside the front entrance of the Langham Hotel on Franklin Street at lunchtime, waiting to boo against Donald Trump. Read more.

By adamg - 11/27/15 - 2:49 pm
New entrance for Orange Line on Franklin Street in downtown Boston

Our own Cybah grabbed this shot of the new Franklin Street entrance to the Orange Line going in next to Millennium Tower in Downtown Crossing.

By adamg - 4/7/15 - 11:14 am

The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force released a photo of the guy it says robbed the Eastern Bank branch at 63 Franklin St. around 4:15 p.m. on March 26.

He's described as white, about 50, 5'8" to 5'10" and 160 to 180 bls, with some facial scruff and a fondness for bulky gray hoodies.

If he sounds familiar, contact the task force at 617-223-6185.

By adamg - 9/29/14 - 5:49 pm
Bus vs. car in downtown Boston

B. Moynihan shows us what happens when two objects try to occupy the same space at the same time - granted, a bus and a car in the area of Federal and Franklin rather than two electrons, but the principle's the same, no?

By adamg - 5/14/14 - 1:52 pm
Franklin Street shut

Police blocked off Franklin Street around 1:20 p.m. due to a couple of suspicious items in a white SUV parked outside 260 Franklin St.

Bill Yelenak captured the scene - police have opened all the vehicle's doors and its hatchback.

Another view, by Jed Hresko:

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