Inside Clarendon Wine on Boylston Street yesterday.
Looters who smashed into places like Marshalls and Walgreens Sunday night were not particularly discriminating - they also destroyed small mom-and-pop businesses across downtown, the Back Bay and the South End. Read more.
A New York developer that once proposed a 59-story residential tower at the corner of Bromfield and Washington streets downtown is now telling the BPDA it will soon file plans for a less lofty 21-story office building with some retail at the lower elevations. Read more.
Boston Police report arresting an East Boston man after, they say, officers caught him trying to break into Wild Orchid, 40B Bromfield St. - and then chased him on foot through downtown and along the Common before finally bringing him down on the Common. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board yesterday approved plans by Insomnia Cookies to open a warm-cookie storefront on Bromfield Street that would be open until 3 a.m. to serve downtown college students and long-term residents looking for a break from pizza and Chinese food in the witching hour. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let Insomnia Cookies open a storefront on Bromfield Street from which it would deliver warm cookies to downtown residents and students up to 3 a.m. Read more.
What the building might look like from the Arlington Street side of the Public Garden.
The New York developer that has been figuring out how to put a skyscraper at the intersection of Washington and Bromfield streets last week released a series of renderings of a building that would rise higher than the Millennium Tower and have a series of rooftop gardens and possibly solar panels.
Midwood Investment and Development is proposing a 59-story, 683-foot-tall building with 300 apartments - 54 affordable - topped by 119 condos. The residential units would sit on a five-story base that would include ground-floor retail and a garage for 235 cars and 420 bicycles. Read more.
Sarah Rubenstein forwards a pair of photos of a giant icicle coming loose behind her office at 36 Bromfield St. this afternoon.
The first one shows the giant ice spear coming loose. Then, she reports, part of it shattered one of her office's windows, showering a conference room - fortunately empty at the time - with glass and ice.
The second one shows it hurtling towards the ground - just as somebody was walking right at it:
The five, described as black, possibly Somali, then pedaled off towards Tremont Street, Manvi Arora reports. Two of the men were described as tall, one with flowing hair and wearing a Gucci belt. A witness reports another wore a red sweater under a dark blue jacket.
A group of seven descended on a man and woman walking in Downtown Crossing Friday night and stopped beating the man only when they heard police sirens approaching, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
An underage New Jersey woman with a driver's license that wasn't hers got herself and the Sidebar on Bromfield Street in trouble in December when a BPD detective on a routine inspection spotted her with a Bud Light and ferreted out her real age - by calling her mother.
Sgt. Det. William Gallagher and Det. William Mulvey told the Boston Licensing Board this morning that when they entered the Sidebar on Dec. 31, their attention was immediately drawn to a table of four young women.