Congress Street

By - 4/17/19 - 11:59 am

The developer of the Waterside Place residential towers on Congress Street says that after five years, it's been unable to find any start-up incubators or other innovative tenants to lease roughly 3,600 square feet of space it had set aside for "innovation" work space, so it's asking the BPDA to let it lease the space to people the neighborhood actually needs: Veterinarians. Read more.

By - 2/23/19 - 2:49 pm
Government Center smoke

Smoke rises from the site. Photo by Patrick McMahon.

Boston firefighters responded to the under-construction side of the Government Center garage complex, where a fire on the 13th floor extended to the 14th floor. Firefighters were ordered off the 14th floor.

The HYM Investment Group, which owns the garage and which is turning it into the Bulfinch Crossing complex, said in a statement: Read more.

By - 2/1/19 - 11:37 am
Rendering of proposed hotel

Architect's rendering showing five-story addition atop 15 Congress St.

A developer that bought into Related Beal's Congress Square project at Congress Street and Quaker Lane yesterday filed plans with the BPDA to change a proposed 35-unit condo building into a 116-room hotel. Read more.

By - 12/20/18 - 5:29 pm
Fancy old car on Congress Street

Roving UHub photographer Christine Beaton spotted this Chitty Chitty Bang Bangish car (without wings or Dick van Dyke, though) perched outside Metro Cafe on Congress Street today. That's not all that far from where the Fort Point Channel seal was spotted yesterday. What will tomorrow bring?

By - 9/10/18 - 10:27 am

Boston Police report arresting a man they say first offered to buy a couple's 13-year-old daughter and then, when they refused, grabbed her by the arm and tried to drag her away. Read more.

By - 6/27/18 - 3:54 pm
230 Congress St.

Ladders up. Photos by Rus Lodi.

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 230 Congress St. around 12:45 p.m. for an apparent chemical release that forced the evacuation of the building, sent three firefighters to the hospital for observation and turned downtown into a traffic nightmare. Read more.

By - 6/13/18 - 11:26 am
Dog in a sidecar

George W. Carroll Jr. spotted this duo this morning on Congress Street, heading into the Seaport.

By - 3/2/18 - 9:36 am
Seaport parking lot to become Amazon tower

From developer's filing: Prone to flooding.

The new Amazon tower proposed for the Seaport - and a second one that it might have built next to it - would sit on a lot that is prone to flooding and is full of hazardous chemicals left over from its days as a rail yard. Read more.

By - 3/1/18 - 10:34 pm
Rose Kennedy Greenway night before the storm

Atlantic Avenue and the Greenway were still above water tonight, S&S Conulting reports. Tomorrow, though? TrueNE_79 shows us the Aquafence at Atlantic Wharf on Congress Street at Fort Point Channel is ready for potentially record-breaking high tides: Read more.

By - 1/20/18 - 12:30 pm
Two-car crash in downtown Boston

KMV ran across the results of this crash early this morning at Congress and Purchase streets.

By - 1/8/18 - 8:46 am
Flooded Congress Street in downtown Boston

Cybah got downtown early enough today to watch the rapids on Congress Street, between City Hall and Faneuil Hall, caused by a broken water main.

Nate Morrow arrived in time to watch the repair crew at work: Read more.

By - 1/5/18 - 8:56 pm
Icy Charles River

Ari Ofsevit gazed at the frozen wasteland between Cambridge and the Back Bay today.

Casie Gillette shows us the real ice joining the iceberg statues in Fort Point Channel: Read more.

By - 12/2/17 - 12:06 pm

Folks had more to say about it which you can read here.

By - 7/27/17 - 11:45 am
Flipped truck in the Seaport area.

Manu shows us the tractor trailer now resting on its side after flipping shortly before 11 a.m. at Congress and B streets. He reports the driver was taken away in an ambulance. Read more

By - 4/24/17 - 10:37 am
Car on fire on Congress Street near Fort Point Channel

Christine Beaton looked out her window to see a car self-immolating on Congress Street at Sleeper around 9:30 a.m.

Kai Segrud took some video of the flaming car: Read more.

By - 2/24/17 - 11:21 am
Car in Post Office Square bike lane

Karen Newman spotted this car parked in the bike lane on Congress Street in Post Office Square this morning:

I guess we need sock puppets to explain bike lanes?

By - 9/23/16 - 12:29 pm
Car parked in bike lane in downtown Boston

The city has been installing bike lanes downtown that are marked off with bollards to keep cars out. But as P. Cheung discovered on Congress Street this morning, the bollards might be a bit too widely spaced.

By - 8/27/16 - 10:55 pm
Smoke in front of Faneuil Hall from motorcycles

Dan Meade reports he was in front of Faneuil Hall around 6:45 p.m. today when a large group of motorcycles came roaring up:

They came down Devonshire, held up traffic at the crossing at Congress to keep the pack together, and then about 100 motorcycles stopped in front of Fanueil Hall and smokescreened the whole block.

Copyright Dan Meade. Posted in the Universal Hub pool.

By - 8/25/16 - 11:56 am

Workers today removed Nate Swain's little Lego wall on Congress Street near the Children's Museum - as part of an overall redo of the entire building.