In 1860, Mark Salom had this ad printed for his shop on Washington Street at West Street (333 Washington, to be exact, a number that is now assigned to a building several blocks up Washington, near Milk Street). Read more.
The Zoning Board of Appeals today rejected a company's plans to convert 21 apartments at 103-111 Arch St. into executive suites after elected officials and a neighborhood residents association said the proposal would be an end run around the city's short-term rental restrictions and efforts to increase the amount of housing stock available for Bostonians. Read more.
Boston Police report officers in Downtown Crossing had to fire beanbags to subdue a man who refused to drop a knife at Winter and Washington street even after they pepper sprayed him early this morning, following a foot chase that ended on Franklin Street. Read more.
Renderings by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gil (hard to tell at this size, but, yes, the left rendering includes a flock of birds).
Midwood Investment and Development this week filed plans for a 23-story office building, with the first two floors and the basement set aside for retail use, at the corner of Bromfield and Washington streets in Downtown Crossing. Read more.
Live Boston reports a man was beaten and stabbed by three to five other men on Temple Place in Downtown Crossing around 8 p.m. on Friday. He was found outside Boston Chops, although responding police also found blood on Park Street. Because of the severity of the man's injuries, the homicide unit was called in.
The Kenmore Army & Navy Store, 477 Washington St. in Downtown Crossing, is suing its insurance company for the more than $320,000 it says it's lost due to the Covid-19 crisis - which it says its insurance company is supposed to cover. Read more.