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By adamg - 8/15/21 - 11:11 pm
Firefighters at Post Office Square hazmat scene

Boston firefighters responded to 185 Franklin St. tonight to deal with high CO readings in a Verizon battery room on the lower level of 185 Franklin St., which once was entirely occupied by Verizon.

By adamg - 11/30/20 - 4:33 pm
A Boston mail trolley

Extended mail trolley in 1900, which carried both mail and riders. From the National Postal Museum.

As the 20th century approached, Boston was choking on its own success - its streets were just too crowded. Today, the Green Line is a reminder of the innovation it took to deal with the problem - the nation's first subway and all, opened in 1897.

But putting trolleys, and eventually longer subway cars, underground wasn't the only way Boston tried to overcome its over-clogged streets. Dedicated mail streetcars and pneumatic tubes also played a key, if ultimately just short-term, role. Read more.

By adamg - 11/28/20 - 11:13 am

When officers working a construction detail at 1 Post Office Square Wednesday evening noticed a guy trying door handles on cars near them and he ran when he saw them approaching, they gave chase, police say. Read more.

By adamg - 3/27/20 - 9:53 am
Flowers in Post Office Square

EastieStrong is one of those people who still have to go to the office. She reports on some new flowers that somebody put out yesterday in Post Office Square.

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