Downtown

By - 4/21/18 - 9:32 pm

Boston Police report a man, 36, was found stabbed outside 205 Portland St. around 7 p.m. Nearby officers - recent graduates of the BPD academy - quickly applied a tourniquet to his upper leg to keep him from bleeding out before EMTs could arrive, police say.

On April 10, a man was stabbed to death on Causeway Street.

By - 4/20/18 - 3:17 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Hyannis man after, they say, he robbed the TD Bank branch at 24 Winter St. in Downtown Crossing yesterday evening - and then stuck around the area. Read more.

By - 4/19/18 - 12:36 pm
Soggy Boylston Street

Extra soggy Boylston Street. Photo by New England Fire Photography.

Boylston Street between Tremont and Washington streets is shut until BWSC workers can repair a water-main break caused when some Eversource workers inadvertently punctured the main. The water is flowing towards Washington Street.

By - 4/19/18 - 10:22 am
New England Telephone and Telegraph Co. manhole cover on Essex Street in Chinatown

For the most part, Boston's history is best viewed when looking around or up. But sometimes, it pays to look down: Places such as downtown, the North End and Chinatown are filled with remnants of our commercial past, in the form of manhole covers. Read more.

By - 4/19/18 - 8:48 am

NBC Boston reports a homeless woman climbed down a manhole on School Street downtown and then got stuck. Firefighters rescued her around 3 a.m.

By - 4/18/18 - 2:40 pm
Old cobblestones

Spotted today on Batterymarch Street. MFS McCourt, you ask? It's a long gone telecom company started by a local guy named McCourt - but not the one you're probably thinking of - who also started RCN.

By - 4/17/18 - 10:24 pm

Corwin Wickersham videoed the goings on at the Downtown Crossing T-Mobile store last week.

By - 4/17/18 - 3:10 pm

BOSTON (WHDH) - A turkey turned heads Tuesday when it stopped by a T-Mobile store in downtown Boston.

The bird’s brief visit to the wireless company’s Washington Street location prompted customers and staffers to pull out their cellphones and record the unusual encounter. After flapping into the back of the business, the turkey could be seen making its way back toward the entrance.

Nobody can turn down @TMobile and their unlimited data. #bostonturkey @universalhub

By - 4/17/18 - 9:37 am

Aline Kaplan explains what happened to the arch that gave Arch Street its name.

By - 4/14/18 - 9:31 am
Downtown Crossing cruiser crash

Crash aftermath. Photo by KMV.

Around 3 a.m. on Washington Street, WBZ reports.

By - 4/13/18 - 10:02 am

James Floyd, 60, faces arraignment today on charges he indecently assaulted two women at North Station on March 29, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 4/12/18 - 7:08 am
Winthrop Square proposal

Architect's rendering of two sides of proposed Winthrop Square building

Its first proposal was too tall. Its second proposal was too bland. Millennium Partners hopes its newest proposal for its proposed Winthrop Square skyscraper is just right. Read more.

By - 4/10/18 - 8:41 am

Vice President Pence will be in town for a private Republican fundraiser (no, Charlie Baker won't be there) at the Langham that starts right about, oh, the time the afternoon rush hour begins.

Oliver Street will be closed at 3 p.m.; parking is already banned in the square.

By - 4/5/18 - 1:49 pm

An IRS agent charged with aggravated rape and other charges for an alleged attack on an intern in his office last year was released on personal recognizance today but ordered to stay away from the woman and not leave Massachusetts, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 4/4/18 - 8:09 pm

As if all the other mishegas on the T today weren't enough, Erinn Larson reports a Blue Line got stuck at State Street for some 15 minutes this afternoon, not because of any mechanical problems, but because of one of the T's more charming underground denizens - a guy with a bicycle, a shopping cart filled with lots of stuff - and a deep and abiding anger at something or other. Read more.

By - 4/4/18 - 6:48 pm

An empty BC trolley coming around the loop at Park Street derailed this evening. No injuries. Service is continuing, but with only one track in use, instead of the usual two, expect delays.

By - 4/2/18 - 3:42 pm
Wanted for downtown bank robbery

Updated with info from the Bank Robbery Task Force.

The Santander Bank branch at 75 State St. was held up around 3:30 p.m. Read more.

By - 4/1/18 - 9:57 pm
Burns statue

From a 1920 account of the statue's dedication.

Last week, the BPDA sent a bunch of questions to Millennium Partners about its planned $1.3-billion Winthrop Square tower that ultimately came down to asking what the developer would do to keep the building from going up as the city's blandest skyscraper (the Globe has more).

But at the bottom of the list of questions was a request that the company consider fixing one of the odder things in Boston - that a statue of Scottish poet Robert Burns sits at the center of a square named for John Winthrop. Read more.

By - 3/29/18 - 12:22 pm

WGBH reports on the contretemps involving an attempt by Patriot Care, which runs a medicinal marijuana dispensary at 21 Milk St. downtown to add recreational pot sales, even though it told downtown residents and city officials looking at its dispensary plans three years ago that it would not seek to sell recreational versions of the stuff.

Patriot Care says it wasn't lying, it just never realized that recreational pot would become legal so fast - an assertion some are finding hard to swallow.

By - 3/29/18 - 11:00 am
Window washers

Cat Metscher, who lives on one of the higher floors of Avalon North Station, spotted a pair of window washers outside her window this morning (what, you were expecting another turkey?).