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By adamg - 8/19/19 - 4:56 pm

The Globe reports Suffolk University is buying the Ames Hotel across from the Old State House and will convert it into a dorm - much like BU did decades ago with a couple of hotels in Kenmore Square, such as the old Myles Standish Hotel.

By adamg - 8/19/19 - 8:47 am

Around 11 a.m., an RAF jet squad will zoom down along Boston Harbor from the north, to promote STEM learning, not to try to avenge Bunker Hill.

By adamg - 8/18/19 - 11:58 am
Downtown Boston in the fog

KMV took in a foggy Boston Harbor and downtown from East Boston this morning.

By adamg - 8/14/19 - 2:46 pm
Woman in orange gets on the Orange Line at Forest Hills

Forest Hills rider wore appropriate color for her ride into town from Forest Hills.

Shortly after 11 a.m., the first of the new Orange Line trains pulled out of Wellington, heading south. Around 11:40, it pulled into Forest Hills, disgorging its first load of railfans, regular T riders, T workers and a lots of reporters. Read more.

By adamg - 8/13/19 - 7:03 pm
Howard

Transit Police report arresting an alleged dumbass from Leominster who kicked and punched the windows on an Orange Line door hard enough to create spider-web fractures. Read more.

By adamg - 8/10/19 - 5:26 pm
Box and dog

One of the boxes on a Cambridge bench yesterday while guarded by Bronson.

UPDATE: Group that says it's based in Rome takes responsibility.

Bomb squads from both Boston and Cambridge Police today recovered small metal boxes with taped "Open Me" notes on the side as the departments urged the public to be cautious and to call 911 if they found more. Read more.

By adamg - 8/9/19 - 1:14 pm
Old Barnes and Noble facade ripped off in Downtown Crossing

Our own Cybah gives us our first look at what has long been hidden by the old Barnes & Noble facade on its long vacant storefront on Washington Street in Downtown Crossing. Workers have been busy transforming the 1881 building into retail and office space since 2018, the year after a developer bought it and decided to renovate the space rather than try to jam another high rise into Downtown Crossing.

By adamg - 8/8/19 - 12:02 pm

A man robbed the Citizens Bank branch at 28 State St., near the Old State House, around 11:45 a.m. He ran across Congress Street and dropped some of the money in front of 60 State St. before heading down towards the water. Read more.

By adamg - 8/7/19 - 12:59 pm

NBC Boston reports on the verdicts against Kenneth Brissette and Timothy Sullivan, in a trial stemming from the early days of the Walsh administration, when Boston Calling was still held on City Hall Plaza.

By adamg - 8/6/19 - 12:29 pm

Update, 8/8: Licensing Board found club was not at fault.

Barely 15 minutes after four men paid off a doorman to let them into Society on High one March night even though the club was full to capacity and they did not meet the club dress code, they got involved in a shoving match that turned into a knife fight that sent four men to the hospital - one with injuries serious enough to have homicide detective summoned just in case - BPD detectives and the club's attorney told the Boston Licensing Board this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 8/3/19 - 12:43 am

Transit Police report a man who "appeared very unsteady on his feet," stumbled and fell on the northbound tracks just as a train was entering the station at 12:14 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 8/1/19 - 10:54 am
Dead pogies at the Charles River locks

Although some of the pogies that began showing up at the mouth of the Charles a few days ago made it out to their briny destiny in the Atlantic, others are now piling up by the locks and dam, dead. Read more.

By adamg - 7/31/19 - 9:14 pm
Custom House tower and clock, running slow

A white rabbit of a citizen filed a 311 complaint about how off the clock in the Custom House tower was tonight (along with a nice evening photo of the tower and clock): Read more.

By adamg - 7/29/19 - 6:43 pm
Dukakis

At a Boston City Council hearing this afternoon on connecting commuter-rail lines that now end at North and South stations, former Gov. Mike Dukakis had a simple message: "Please kill any further work on South Station expansion; it's totally unnecessary." Read more.

By adamg - 7/29/19 - 7:58 am

The MBTA is reporting delays of up to 15 minutes on the Orange Line towards Forest Hills due to a train with a "door problem" at Haymarket.

By adamg - 7/25/19 - 3:00 pm

The Boston Guardian alerts us to a battle between downtown resident and business groups and a Winthrop company that wants to install a 25-foot-tall electronic billboard at Washington Street and Temple Place. Read more.

By adamg - 7/24/19 - 12:13 pm
Stuck truck in Sumner Tunnel

Danielle Johns had no choice but to gaze upon this stuck truck in the Sumner Tunnel shortly before noon:

Heading from airport into Boston so might want to find another route. Traffic waaay backed up.

By adamg - 7/23/19 - 10:03 am
Oak Grove flooding

Jason B. was among the Orange Line commuters who would have benefited from some waders at Haymarket this morning.

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