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By adamg - 10/5/23 - 3:04 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports a two-alarm roof fire at the Newbury Boston Hotel, 15 Arlington St. started in a duct from a hotel restaurant on the 17th floor around 1:45 p.m. There were no injuries, the department says.

By adamg - 7/26/23 - 8:39 am

Boston Police report three men spotted spray-painting the building at 131 Arlington St. proved unable to outrace responding officers, even the one who tried to lighten his load by tossing aside cans of spray paint as he ran early Tuesday. Read more.

By adamg - 7/23/23 - 8:43 pm

Around 7 p.m., the MBTA announced inbound delays of 20 minutes due to "a train with a power problem at Copley," or what Chen Cao described as "wires down" just inbound from Copley - about 40 minutes after similar delays due to a dead trolley at Arlington. Read more.

By adamg - 10/19/21 - 10:52 am
Rendeirng of proposed building at Boylston and Arlington

Bird's eye rendering by Robert A.M. Stern Architects.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today gave the Druker Co. until December of 2023 to begin actual construction of a nine-story building at the corner of Boylston and Arlington streets, more than 12 years after it first filed for permission. Read more.

By adamg - 1/25/21 - 4:55 pm

John Boampong, 37, of Dorchester has agreed to plead guilty to federal charges related to the way he responded to police officers demanding he drive away from the Arlington Street area by shooting at them repeatedly early on June 1, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 10/1/20 - 5:04 pm

The Boston Licensing Board voted today to let Salt Bae's steak joint on Arlington Street re-open immediately, on condition his staff break up any lines outside and bar admittance to people without masks. Read more.

By adamg - 9/29/20 - 12:44 pm
Soyturk and Joyce

Soyturk apologizes; Joyce explains need for action.

Salt Bae is leaving Boston soon and that should end the crowds of celebrity hounds who'd turned Arlington Street in Park Square into a potential superspreader spot in the eight days his steak place was open before the city shut it down, Salt Bae's local lawyer and two of his sub-Baes told the Boston Licensing Board today. Read more.

By adamg - 9/26/20 - 9:56 pm
Closed notice in door of Nusr-et

Salt Bar's joint is closed for now, on city orders.

Boston licensing officials ordered the Nusr-et steak place in Park Square shut less than a week after it opened, for violations of city and state Covid-19 and fire regulations. Read more.

By adamg - 7/31/20 - 2:06 pm
The gun seized from Boampong's car

From the affidavit in the case: The gun in the back of Boampong's Elantra.

A Dorchester man who allegedly opened fire on Boston cops the night of the post-vigil rampaging last month now faces charges because one of the cops, a BPD detective, was also a "deputized federal law enforcement officer" - as a member of the FBI's Metro Boston Gang Task Force. Read more.

By adamg - 6/11/20 - 6:42 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man they say used blankets to try to light two cars on fire in Downtown Crossing and the Back Bay today - first a police cruiser and then a Honda Civic. Read more.

By adamg - 6/3/20 - 8:29 pm

A judge today ordered John Boampong, 37, of Dorchester ordered held bail for up to four months on 21 counts of armed assault with intent to murder for an incident off Arlington Street in the Back Bay early Monday morning, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 10/11/19 - 9:58 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal this week gave the Druker Co. another year to begin demolition of the former Shreve Crump and Low building on Boylston Street at Arlington Street. Read more.

By adamg - 9/17/19 - 9:09 pm
Architect's rendering of 350 Boylston Street proposal

If you were a pigeon flying over the Public Garden, this is what you would see.

The Druker Co., which won city approval more than ten years ago to replace the old Shreve, Crump & Low building at Boylston and Arlington streets with a multi-faceted glass cube, then never did, has asked the BPDA to let it go ahead with the project. Read more.

By adamg - 7/13/19 - 1:28 pm

Boston Police report arresting a local man they say was selling drugs out of a room he'd rented at the Park Plaza Hotel. Read more.

By adamg - 10/23/18 - 12:59 pm

The Garden Club of the Back Bay reports the rescue of a woodcock on Arlington Street. Same one spotted downtown yesterday? How many woodcocks could there be flitting around Boston Proper? Read more.

By adamg - 11/9/17 - 12:22 pm

A trolley that flat-lined at Arlington means "severe" delays on the Green Line, the MBTA reports. At 12:16 p.m., Matthew Miller took advantage of that sweet in-tunnel WiFi:

Green line westbound is at a standstill - was saying a disabled train at Arlington while we were sitting at Park for 20 minutes, but now we moved a little bit and are still stuck

By adamg - 5/19/16 - 12:18 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports the owners of the Taj Boston are putting it up for sale - and pricing it to move (they paid $170 million for the former Ritz, would accept $125 million).

By adamg - 5/5/16 - 2:10 pm

Shortly after 2 p.m., the Santander Bank branch at 61 Arlington St. was held up by a black man in a black puffy coat with gray accents. He was about 30.

By adamg - 1/26/16 - 2:33 pm

Boston Police report arresting an Orlando man they say reacted to being told he couldn't leave the Taj Hotel with a drink by smashing his glass in the lobby, then going outside and firing a round from the gun he was, of course, packing. Read more.

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