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By adamg - 11/27/20 - 1:54 pm
Rhyming ad for Salom's Great Bazaar and Old Curiosity Shop on Washington Street downtown

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.

By adamg - 11/17/20 - 12:38 pm

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.

By adamg - 11/14/20 - 12:17 pm

Boston Police report arresting Fitsum Teklehaimanot, 28, of Chelsea, on three counts of indecent assault and battery for incidents Friday in Downtown Crossing. Read more.

By adamg - 11/2/20 - 1:30 pm
Shuttered Marshalls in Downtown Crossing

Roman Lilligren wandered the empty, boarded-up Washington Street in Downtown Crossing in advance of Election Day. Read more.

By adamg - 11/1/20 - 2:53 pm

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.

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By adamg - 10/31/20 - 11:11 am
Proposed tower at Bromfield and Washington streets in downtown Boston

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.

By adamg - 10/30/20 - 8:47 am

"Oh, rats!" Coach Bolster was no doubt thinking at DTX this morning: Read more.

By adamg - 10/28/20 - 12:02 pm

The MBTA said today it's reopening the CharlieCard store at Downtown Crossing on Tuesday, several months after it was shut due to Covid-19 concerns. Read more.

By adamg - 10/17/20 - 10:36 am
Downtown Crossing emergency response

Emergency response at Downtown Crossing. Photo by Live Boston.

Live Boston reports emergency crews responded to Downtown Crossing around 2 a.m. after a man was found on one of the third rails on the Orange Line. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

By adamg - 10/13/20 - 11:20 am

Boston Police report arresting two of three men they say tried to rob a man on a moped - who was able to drive away even though one of them had repeatedly stabbed his rear tire. Read more.

By adamg - 10/6/20 - 11:28 am

Ace Gershfield, one of the people behind the Temple Place watering hole, announced and explained the permanent closing today: Read more.

By adamg - 10/5/20 - 12:11 pm

Boston Police report arresting William Diawuoh, 24, of the Bronx on Saturday afternoon after he sold some marijuana to somebody in front of St. Paul's Cathedral on Tremont Street. Read more.

By adamg - 9/29/20 - 4:03 pm

Live Boston reports a man entered the Mass. General emergency room shortly after 11 p.m. on Monday with a stab wound he may have gotten on Washington Street. Read more.

By adamg - 9/25/20 - 5:12 pm
Bus bearing police officers in Downtown Crossing

Matthew Wilding watched as a busload of Boston police officers got out on Summer Street in Downtown Crossing this afternoon, in advance of the Breonna Taylor protest.

Kory Gladysz watched a convoy of three buses bearing cops to the Common: Read more.

By adamg - 9/13/20 - 12:11 pm
Stabbing scene

Stabbing scene. Photo by Live Boston.

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.

By adamg - 9/4/20 - 2:27 pm

The MBTA reports Orange Line delays of up to 15 minutes because it had to take a northbound train with a major door issue out of service at Downtown Crossing.

By adamg - 8/22/20 - 10:16 am

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.

By adamg - 8/12/20 - 9:18 am

Boston Police report arresting a woman from a Seattle suburb on charges she used a taser at a downtown hotel to hold up a guy she'd arranged to meet via an online dating app. Read more.

By adamg - 7/17/20 - 9:30 am

Aline Kaplan provides some history on the Transcript Building at Washington and Milk, which was home to the Boston Evening Transcript in the days when Washington Street was Boston's Newspaper Row.

By adamg - 6/25/20 - 11:57 pm

Boston Police report arresting a local man they say used a wooden drumstick as a weapon during robberies in the area of Tremont and Winter streets early this morning. Read more.

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