Downtown

By - 1/14/19 - 9:33 am
Ice forming on the Charles River

Gary Waldeck spotted the ice that had formed overnight by the mouth of the Charles River.

By - 1/13/19 - 12:40 pm
Indian pudding at Durgin-Park

One last Indian pudding (made with molasses) at Durgin-Park.

Time to pour one out for Durgin-Park, the Boston landmark that opened in 1827 and closed last night, after serving its last prime rib, baked beans (in a bean pot) and Indian pudding, after the New York company that's owned it since 2007 decided it was never going to make money again. Read more.

By - 1/12/19 - 12:35 pm

The MBTA reports delays of up to 15 minutes on the Orange Line due to "a disabled train with a door problem" at Downtown Crossing.

By - 1/11/19 - 3:05 pm
Protest in Post Office Square

Roman Lilligren looked down this afternoon to see furloughed federal workers assembled in Post Office Square for a protest against the Trump showdown. Read more.

By - 1/8/19 - 11:53 am

Transit Police report on the incident: Read more.

By - 1/7/19 - 10:57 am

Transit Police report arresting a Billerica man they say plowed into a T cop's personal car behind the Garden, then sped up I-93 while drunk. Read more.

By - 1/7/19 - 8:51 am

Maureen Rogers said the waitresses had reason to be surly back in the day: The owner was prone to bouts of screaming and raging, the days were long and hard and the pay sucked.

Nina took the nasty Durgin waitress to a new level. I once saw here leaning out the unscreened window, raining change down on the heads of her departing customers, and telling them to “shove your tip up your fucking asses.”

Still, she says she'll miss the Indian pudding (and provides a recipe for it).

By - 1/6/19 - 2:52 pm
North Station tunnel

Kathy reports the tunnel is finally open today - no more braving the elements to get between the Green and Orange Line stop and the commuter-rail station and the Garden..

Mark Allen is pretty happy: Read more.

By - 1/5/19 - 10:31 pm

Samantha Washburn was among the people who tried to get into Durgin-Park tonight, after hearing the news the venerable restaurant would be closing forever on Jan. 12. Read more.

By - 1/3/19 - 5:56 pm
Durgin-Park matchbook cover

Old Durgin-Park matchbook cover. See it larger.

The place that's been serving food since before you were born will close forever on Jan. 12, NBC Boston reports. The joint just doesn't make money anymore, WBZ reports. Has anybody checked on the Union Oyster House?

Image from the BPL matchbook-cover collection.

By - 1/3/19 - 12:35 pm
Big Christmas tree being taken down at Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Ashish Kasturia said good bye to the giant Christmas tree at Faneuil Hall Marketplace today.

This week and next, Boston will pick up residents' un-decorated Christmas trees on their recycling days.

By - 1/2/19 - 3:09 pm
Althea Garrison waiting for an office

It's not as if we all haven't known since the September primaries that come Jan. 2, Althea Garrison would replace Ayanna Pressley on the City Council.

And yet, as one roving UHub photographer discovered today, it seemed like a huge surprise at City Hall. He reports Garrison, her new chief of staff and some friends made their way up to the fifth floor at 12:30 p.m. - as somebody at City Hall told them to - only: Read more.

By - 1/2/19 - 12:26 pm

State Police report a man was stabbed on the second floor of the Suffolk Superior Courthouse in Pemberton Square - where all visitors are supposed to go through metal detectors. Read more.

By - 1/2/19 - 9:52 am
Dunkin' Donuts being renovated in North Station

Claire Blechman shows us the scene in North Station, where a Dunkin' Donuts is getting rebuilt this morning. As she notes, jittery commuters don't have to fret - they just have to walk another 100 feet or so to the station's other Dunkin' Donuts because, after all, this is Boston.

By - 12/31/18 - 9:10 am
Boston sunrise on Dec. 31

Daniel Glennon watched the sun come up over downtown this morning.

Christine Sullivan caught the last sunrise of the year over Boston Harbor: Read more.

By - 12/29/18 - 1:57 pm
Graffiti on a utility box in downtown Boston

A concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint about an overactive writer on a utility box at West and Tremont streets downtown.

By - 12/27/18 - 8:58 am

The MBTA is reporting Orange Line delays of up to 15 minutes due to a train with "a mechanical problem" at Downtown Crossing.

By - 12/22/18 - 12:17 pm
Flooding along Fort Point Channel

Justin Teman took a walk along Fort Point Channel this morning, at least, the part that wasn't flooded. Read more.

By - 12/21/18 - 3:51 pm

The wind ripped the plastic wrap right off 6 Beacon St., undergoing renovation. Read more.

By - 12/20/18 - 12:40 pm

A man who was having a good time chatting with two strangers he met on the Common early Tuesday went home with them - only to wind up being grabbed by the shirt collar and threatened with a knife unless he transfer money from his bank account to them, police say. Read more.