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By adamg - 11/8/20 - 4:47 pm
Wanted man

Boston Police have released a photo of a man they say forced a woman from Bromfield Street in Downtown Crossing through the Common and into the Public Garden, near Charles and Beacon streets, where he raped her, around 2 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 10/31/20 - 11:11 am
Proposed tower at Bromfield and Washington streets in downtown Boston

Renderings by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gil (hard to tell at this size, but, yes, the left rendering includes a flock of birds).

Midwood Investment and Development this week filed plans for a 23-story office building, with the first two floors and the basement set aside for retail use, at the corner of Bromfield and Washington streets in Downtown Crossing. Read more.

By adamg - 6/2/20 - 9:40 am
Destruction inside Clarendon Wine

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.

By adamg - 3/5/20 - 1:19 pm

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.

By adamg - 9/19/19 - 4:09 pm

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.

By adamg - 5/31/19 - 11:35 am

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.

By adamg - 5/29/19 - 11:26 am

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.

By adamg - 5/22/19 - 9:54 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Insomnia Cookies has filed a request to open a late(ish)-night cookie delivery service at 61 Bromfield St.

The company, which already delivers cookies into the early morning to BU students, is asking the Boston Licensing Board for permission to stay open until 3 a.m. on Bromfield.

By adamg - 4/28/19 - 1:49 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Roxbury man on gun, knife and drug charges on Bromfield Street Saturday night. Read more.

By adamg - 10/22/18 - 4:55 pm

The Globe reports the Watch Hospital on Bromfield Street closes for good on Friday.

By adamg - 8/20/18 - 11:57 am

Boston Police report arresting Joseph Porter, 47, on a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon for allegedly stabbing another man outside 69 Bromfield St. around 1:40 a.m. on Sunday.

Police say his victim remains hospitalized but is expected to survive.

Innocent, etc.

By adamg - 8/19/18 - 10:59 am
Stabbing scene on Bromfield Street

Bromfield Street crime scene. Photo by KMV.

UPDATE: Suspect arrested.

KMV and Doogs report somebody was stabbed several times on Bromfield Street, near Tremont, shortly before 1:40 a.m. The homicide unit was called in due to the severity of the victim's injuries.

By adamg - 7/20/16 - 9:07 am
Gluten-free option in downtown Boston

Crag Caplan spotted this sign on Bromfield Street.

By adamg - 7/1/16 - 6:13 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports the BRA wants the company to come up with something that doesn't completely overshadow Bromfield Street.

By adamg - 4/4/16 - 11:15 pm
Swoopy skyscraper as seen from Boston's Public Garden

What the building might look like from the Arlington Street side of the Public Garden.

Proposed downtown tower

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.

By adamg - 3/9/15 - 2:27 pm
Giant icicle behind Bromfield Street

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:

By adamg - 10/20/14 - 5:20 pm

Police are looking for five men for a gunpoint robbery around 4:40 p.m. at Bromfield and Franklin streets.

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.

By adamg - 4/15/14 - 6:56 pm

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.

The attack came just two days after a group of 20 went on a robbery and beating spree downtown.

By adamg - 2/4/14 - 2:01 pm

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.

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