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By adamg - 12/12/19 - 7:01 pm
Guy directing traffic at Charles Circle

Ed Lyons reports:

During a truly epic traffic meltdown near MGH today, everything was gridlocked until some homeless guy put down his cup, walked into it, and started quite aggressively managing the traffic, unclogging the intersection. He succeeded. People were waving and thanking him.

By adamg - 12/12/19 - 5:44 pm

WHDH reports this afternoon is not a good time to be anywhere near downtown, Beacon Hill, the West End, etc., at least, in a car. Read more.

By adamg - 12/11/19 - 9:00 am
Snowy morning in downtown Boston

MattGrobo worked an overnight shift and reports that when he got to work last night, it was 55 degrees.

By adamg - 12/10/19 - 7:04 pm

Corey Dinopoulos was among the growing horde trying to get on a 7 bus at South Station this evening:

Our system is failing us daily. 6pm on a Tues; dozens of people wait in the rain as two full 7 buses pass them by. This doesn’t include dozens of people waiting at Melcher St and the BCEC outbound stops.

By adamg - 12/10/19 - 12:06 pm
Boom

LT captured the fireworks in the tunnel between Boylston and Park, suggests Green Line riders find another way to get around [Video].

Park Street filled with smoke: Read more.

By adamg - 12/7/19 - 9:19 pm
Free Guy scene set on Franklin Street, with flames, helicopters and missiles

The trailer for "Free Guy," in which Ryan Reynolds plays a bank teller who begins to realize he's a character in a shoot-em-up video game, dropped today, and it features lots and lots of scenes in downtown Boston (and one under the Zakim in Charlestown) - although oddly it starts with somebody skydiving over what looks like Pittsburgh. Read more.

By adamg - 12/7/19 - 5:05 pm
Sunset over Fort Point Channel

Steve Klise watched the sunset from the South Boston side of the channel:

Damn, Boston, winter evenings look good on you.

By adamg - 12/6/19 - 9:48 am

A. He has a wooden leg. The Globe's Emily Sweeney reports on the 1955 fall her grandfather took onto the tracks at what was then Park Street Under. Afterwards, he made the news around the world.

By adamg - 12/6/19 - 9:41 am
Delivery van with ID number of NCC-1701

Roving UHub photographer Jed Hresko spotted this late-model Enterprise shuttlecraft in the Financial District last night.

By adamg - 12/2/19 - 9:07 am

A train that died right outside South Station jammed up the tracks and meant delays of up to 20 minutes both inbound and outbound this morning, even after crews managed to push the beast into Fort Point Channel, or whatever it is they do in these more enlightened times with dead trains. Read more.

By damaskin - 12/1/19 - 5:55 pm
Snow
By adamg - 11/30/19 - 2:46 pm
Hawk at Haymarket station on the Green Line

A roving UHub photographer looked up at the Haymarket Green Line station this morning and spotted this hawk flitting about from perch to perch.

By adamg - 11/25/19 - 12:23 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk alerts us to the opening of Machu Chifa, which specializes in chifa, "Cantonese-Peruvian style fried rice bowls that can be ordered with steak, pork, shrimp, or chicken."

By adamg - 11/22/19 - 4:54 pm
Sunset over Dewey Square downtown

Flea looked up while crossing Dewey Square near South Station as the sun went down.

Meanwhile, traffic getting onto 128 north at the split was at a complete standstill, allowing the UHub mobile unit to snap this photo of the sunset: Read more.

By adamg - 11/21/19 - 6:54 pm

Trish Fontanilla asks:

Irish pub vibe in or closest to the Seaport? For whatever reason (that's a lie, I know I have a baby face), I always get approached by folks from Ireland (hi to the couple from Cork that stopped me today!) and asked where the closest pub is.

By adamg - 11/21/19 - 9:17 am
Ice along Fort Point Channel

Alexis Deise reported shortly before 8 a.m. that "all that glitters is... ice," along Fort Point Channel.

NBC Boston reports multiple car crashes in the Boston area due to black ice.

By adamg - 11/20/19 - 4:42 pm

The Chiofaro Co. told the BPDA today it will soon file detailed plans for a 600-foot-tall tower to replace the garage in front of the New England Aquarium - a garage Donald Chiofaro has been trying to replace for more than a decade now, at first under the specter of a feud with then Mayor Tom Menino. Read more.

By adamg - 11/20/19 - 4:19 pm

A Suffolk County grand jury yesterday indicted a security guard at the Downtown Crossing Primark store - and the security company he worked for - on charges of assault and battery on a child under 14 and for violating the victim's civil rights for an incident on June 9 in which he allegedly attacked a girl who tried shoplifting. Read more.

By adamg - 11/18/19 - 12:36 pm
Clement

Transit Police report arresting a Woburn man they say indecently attacked a woman as they rode an elevator down to the Orange Line platform at Haymarket around 5:15 a.m. on Saturday.

Read more.

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