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By adamg - 1/22/20 - 8:32 pm
Architect's rendering of Pinnacle building

Architect's rendering. Note birds in right view. See larger.

The Chiofaro Co. today filed formal plans with the BPDA for its proposed Pinnacle at Central Wharf, a 42-story, 600-foot-high office and residential tower that would replace the Aquarium garage - 12 years after it bought the garage and after years of an infamous feud between Don Chiofaro and then Mayor Tom Menino. Read more.

By adamg - 1/22/20 - 8:53 am

The MBTA is blaming a "power problem" at Park Street for delays on the Green Line. Shortly before 8 a.m., Jed reported:

Just hit a big bump then saw sparks on the Green Line C Train. Track 2 disabled train.

At 8:25, he shows us how passengers got from the trolley to the station: Read more.

By adamg - 1/21/20 - 8:06 am

Around 6:30 a.m., an Orange Line train headed for Forest Hills joined the choir eternal at State Street, causing delays.

By adamg - 1/19/20 - 12:41 pm

Boston Police report officers summoned via an alarm found two guys with crowbars hacking away at the rear of an ATM at 67 Broad St. downtown around 2:20 a.m. on Saturday. Read more.

By adamg - 1/19/20 - 9:55 am

Live Boston reports manholes exploded on Union, North and Thacher streets and took out power in the North End early this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 1/14/20 - 3:10 pm

King Tut - SNL

Seems we're getting one of those traveling displays of stuff from King Tut's tomb, Boston Magazine explains.

By adamg - 1/13/20 - 2:39 pm
White squirrel on Hawkins Street

Shaneoinsaino spotted this little guy today on Hawkins Street, off of New Chardon Street, adds:

This kind of camo isn't that effective around Government Center.

By adamg - 1/13/20 - 8:45 am
Intersection of School and Tremont streets blocked off

Smoke-belching aftermath. Photo by Kelley Duff.

But Susan Tran reports that's where a manhole burst into flames and began to smoke this morning. Firefighters in action.

By adamg - 1/12/20 - 1:30 pm
Take shuttle bus, sign at Park says

Rajeeve Martyn was at Park when this sign post went up, he reports that "MBTA workers were surprised, too." The T says there's an unspecified wire problem at Haymarket that means no trolleys between North Station and Lechmere - and that it's re-set the signs at Park Street, since trains are running there.

By adamg - 1/10/20 - 4:18 pm

Emerson College announced today that a bakery and a taqueria will be moving into space in its newly renovated Little Building at Boylston and Tremont streets, and that it is currently negotiating leases with an Asian noodle place and a juice bar for the building. Read more.

By adamg - 1/10/20 - 12:20 pm
A lot of pot

A lot of pot.

Transit Police report arresting a Brooklyn man fresh off a bus from the Big Apple yesterday after "a concerned employee" alerted officers to "a very pungent odor of marijuana coming from a particular travel bag located near the Concord Coach Bus lane." Read more.

By adamg - 1/10/20 - 11:34 am

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday gave Tasty Burger a license to start slinging burgers and chicken on buns at 48 Winter St., near Tremont, but deferred action on its request for a separate beer and wine license, which would have set it up for a high-end burger war with the beer-selling Mooyah around the corner. Read more.

By adamg - 1/9/20 - 11:37 pm
Signs at State Street on the Orange Line

Finn provides a before and after at State Street on the Orange Line: A couple weeks ago, the T put up a new train-arrival board - which it then blocked today by putting a sign pointing the way to the Blue Line.

By adamg - 1/8/20 - 9:08 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court judge yesterday sentenced James Clarke, 46, to 7 to 8 years in state prison following his conviction for two counts of aggravated rape and one count each of rape, indecent assault and battery, strangulation, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon for two sexaul assaults on the same woman on July 26, 2019, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 1/7/20 - 12:01 pm

A Chatham Street watering hole had to explain to the Boston Licensing Board today why a patron appeared to be drunk one September night: The bar said he wasn't drunk, he was just a hard-working local iron worker who had gotten off a double shift and dozed off while waiting for a ride home. Read more.

By adamg - 1/5/20 - 3:30 pm

State Police report troopers arrested two men whose car died on I-93 northbound just before the O'Neill Tunnel Friday evening on a variety of drug and gun charges. Read more.

By adamg - 1/4/20 - 9:25 pm
Sign reads: Stop copying House of Cards

Photo by Ron Newman.

Ron Newman attended the first anti-war rally of the decade at Park Street today.

By adamg - 1/3/20 - 9:08 pm

Protest starts at 2 p.m. outside the Park Street T stop. Read more.

By adamg - 1/3/20 - 9:04 am

The MBTA reports Orange Line delays towards Forest Hills of up to ten minutes because of a train with door problems at State. Specifically, this train.

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