Downtown

By - 3/22/19 - 9:38 pm
Flooded Long Wharf

As has become usual during nor'easters, Long Wharf flooded this afternoon. Human, Actual Size surveyed the briny deep where people normally walk. Read more.

By - 3/21/19 - 10:07 pm

Grace Hightower's soon-to-be-ex husband Robert De Niro is kinda going through some sh*t. His "Goodfellas" co-star Ray Liotta got a guest voice spot on "SpongeBob SquarePants" and he didn't. Some deranged former male stripper sent him some very crazy fan mail. Someone buy De Niro a drink...and you can do just that with this Broadway World promotion commemorating A Bronx Tale: The Musical coming to Boston:

By - 3/19/19 - 10:29 pm

A large contingent of Boston firefighters went down into the Downtown Crossing T stop to investigate an odor of smoke near the CharlieCard store around 10 p.m. They returned to the surface and their firehouses after determining the odor to be the remains of a heavy pot-smoking session, but not a fire.

By - 3/19/19 - 11:06 am

A woman who was apparently angry at the world in general and at the staff at Sissy K's in particular early one January morning opened up the bar manager's forehead with a single punch due to the large ring she was wearing, police and the manager told the Boston Licensing Board at a hearing this morning. Read more.

By - 3/18/19 - 12:09 pm

Transit Police report arresting eight alleged knuckleheads on St. Patrick's Day, all from out of town. Read more.

By - 3/12/19 - 11:31 am

So a guy walks into a bar, orders a beer, gets in the faces of some other patrons and then punches one in the face. Read more.

By - 3/9/19 - 10:00 am
By - 3/4/19 - 8:45 am
The Embrace

King Boston, a group set up to select and build a memorial for Martin Luther King, said today it's selected "The Embrace," by Hank Willis Thomas and the MASS Design Group. Read more.

By - 3/1/19 - 8:52 am
Sunrise over Boston Harbor

Christine Sullivan watched the sunrise this morning.

By - 2/28/19 - 8:19 pm
Melenciano

Transit Police report arresting a Dorchester man at the North Station subway stop for sinking his teeth into a passenger on one of the platforms early this morning.

Read more.

By - 2/27/19 - 4:09 pm

Update, 4:35 p.m. All-out sent, firefighters to leave, T electricians to fix problem.

Count on not going anywhere fast on the Blue Line right now, because something on the tracks at Bowdoin is smoldering. Firefighters are a bit hampered because whatever it is is under a train, only the power is off due to the possible track fire, but they need the train moved so they can take a look. In the meantime, the T is terminating and starting Blue Line service at Government Center.

By - 2/27/19 - 1:51 pm
By - 2/26/19 - 12:39 pm

The owner of the Bell in Hand on Union Street told the Boston Licensing Board this morning he immediately fired three workers because of their role in a December incident in which two underage people were allowed to buy and drink vodka and Red Bull - right before a couple of BPD licensing detectives walked in for an inspection. Read more.

By - 2/25/19 - 3:35 pm
Archiect's rendering of proposed Dock Square building

Architect's rendering of what visitors to Faneuil Hall could one day see.

In a strongly worded letter, the Boston Preservation Alliance last week urged the BPDA to kill a developer's plans to rebuild the Hard Rock Cafe garage next to Faneuil Hall Marketplace into what the alliance says would be a monument to god-awfulness. Read more.

By - 2/23/19 - 2:49 pm
Government Center smoke

Smoke rises from the site. Photo by Patrick McMahon.

Boston firefighters responded to the under-construction side of the Government Center garage complex, where a fire on the 13th floor extended to the 14th floor. Firefighters were ordered off the 14th floor.

The HYM Investment Group, which owns the garage and which is turning it into the Bulfinch Crossing complex, said in a statement: Read more.

By - 2/22/19 - 9:25 am
Two ducks on Boston Harbor

Adam Balsam watched a couple of ducks in the water of Boston Harbor yesterday.

Posted under this Creative Commons license and in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 2/16/19 - 4:52 pm

Photo by MBTA.

The MBTA today tested "tiger dams" as a way to keep harbor water from cascading down the Long Wharf entrance to the Aquarium Blue Line stop in future nor'easters and other water-raising floods.

By - 2/13/19 - 11:53 pm
Kevin White in the snow

Photographynatalia walked around Faneuil Hall and Haymarket last night after the snow came down.

Copyright Photographynatalia. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 2/13/19 - 5:29 pm

Good thing South Station has a couple of places to get a beer.

By - 2/12/19 - 6:38 pm