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By adamg - 9/25/19 - 9:34 pm

The owners of the Onyx Hotel on Portland Street want to add another 77 rooms in an eight-story addition on what is now a parking lot next to the hotel. Read more.

By adamg - 9/17/19 - 12:50 pm

When a patron who'd been in a fight at the Harp refused to let bouncers and the manager keep him out and started getting out of hand, a bouncer took out a canister of pepper spray and got him - and one of his pals right in the face. But his aim was not quite true, so his own manager got some in his eyes as well, the manager and police told the Boston Licensing Board today. Read more.

By adamg - 9/16/19 - 8:56 am

The Ward 10 Democrats are hosting a forum for candidates for the District 8 (Fenway, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Mission Hill) seat that Josh Zakim is giving up, at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Tobin School, 40 Smith St. on Mission Hill. Read more.

By adamg - 8/5/19 - 12:08 pm
Burton

Transit Police report arresting a man they say indecently assaulted a woman he'd tried talking to on the Green Line Sunday afternoon.

Read more.

By adamg - 7/29/19 - 5:35 pm

Post updated with statement from contractor.

ISD ordered a halt to all exterior work at the Hub on Causeway complex above North Station and Boston Garden after a crane lifting steel beams from a truck dropped them to the ground on Thursday - just hours after another contractor's crane critically injured a pedestrian on Atlantic Avenue by dislodging construction material from a building there. Read more.

By adamg - 7/25/19 - 3:19 pm
Looking down at the steel beams that fell from a crane at Hub on Causeway at the Garden

Steel beams lying on the ground instead of being where they should be.

Teo posted this photo at 3:04 p.m., reports:

A crane’s cable snapped right outside of hub on causeway causing massive steel beams to drop several stories. Doesn’t look like anyone was injured. Building shook violently.

Earlier:
Construction debris falls off building and onto woman in the North End.

By adamg - 7/13/19 - 12:49 pm

Live Boston reports a brawl erupted on Portland Street near the Garden shortly after the bars closed this morning. By the time it was over, police were swarming the area and one person was being transported to nearby Mass. General with serious injuries.

By adamg - 5/7/19 - 9:51 pm
Pickup truck travels down a dedicated bike lane in Boston

Parking in a bike lane? Boring, not worth mentioning anymore. But even a jaded Bostonian like our own roving UHub photographer AlisonO could only watch in amazement today when a guy in a pickup drovee down the protected bike lanes, the ones blocked off to keep people like him away, on Staniford Street so he could get to the parking lot on the corner with Merrimac that much faster.

Just when I thought Boston drivers couldn't surprise me.

By adamg - 5/6/19 - 6:28 pm
Jennifer Nassour

Jennifer Nassour of the Back Bay today announced her candidacy for the District 8 (Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Fenway, Mission Hill, West End) City Council seat that Josh Zakim is giving up.

Read more.

By adamg - 3/20/19 - 9:52 pm

The Globe reports that Josh Zakim (Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Fenway, Mission Hill, Bay Village) won't be running for re-election this fall.

Zakim, first elected in 2013, joins Tim McCarthy (Hyde Park, Roslindale, Mattapan), who announced in January he wouldn't be running again.

By adamg - 3/9/19 - 4:34 pm
Building on fire near TD Garden

Boston firefighters responded to Causeway Street around 4:20 p.m. for what turned into a three-alarm fire on the 25th floor of a building under construction next to Boston Garden. Read more.

By adamg - 3/4/19 - 11:48 am
By adamg - 2/21/19 - 11:43 am
Map of proposed new buildings at Massachusetts General Hospital

Where the new buildings would go.

Massachusetts General Hospital this week filed its plans for a $1-billion project that would not only provide "21st century care in a 21st century environment" but create "a place of refuge" where hospital staffers and patients could shelter for up to four days in the face of the worst nature - or man - could throw at Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 1/28/19 - 10:03 am
Broken escalator at North Station

Was it only three weeks ago that the pedestrian tunnel under Causeway Street finally opened? T.J. Winnick reports this morning:

Not only is the weeks-old North Station tunnel way too narrow for rush hour but the escalator has already been out of order since last week!

By adamg - 1/23/19 - 2:36 pm

WBUR reports on Mass. General's plans, which includes two new 12-story buildings and 450 single-patient rooms.

By adamg - 1/21/19 - 11:00 pm
Charles River encased in ice

Rick Macomber reports:

The crackle of breaking ice pierces the silence as this boat slowly pushes through the frozen Charles River last night

By adamg - 1/18/19 - 12:16 pm
Cabral, Ross and Linskey

Cabral makes a point at hearing as Ross listens. Linskey sits behind them.

The Zoning Board of Appeals this week approved what would be Boston's first recreational pot shop, in the old Hilton Tent City building on Friend Street, near North Station. Read more.

By adamg - 5/17/18 - 10:41 am
Garden garage being demolished

Adam Castiglioni watched this morning as the old Boston Garden garage started coming down to make way for a new residential tower.

By adamg - 5/8/18 - 12:08 pm

A man who came under attack by a group of other men outside West End Johnnies, 138 Portland St., was thrown through a bar window into the bar shortly before 2 a.m. on Jan. 28, a Boston Police detective and the bar's attorney said today. Read more.

By adamg - 4/17/18 - 11:24 am

The guy was just not doing well at West End Johnnies on Super Bowl Sunday: The Patriots had lost, the bar wanted him to leave because he'd had too much to drink and then the cops showed up when he refused to leave. Read more.

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