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By adamg - 1/30/20 - 10:07 pm
People watching the fire

People watching firefighters in action. Photo by Emily Borque via Kristin MacDougall.

Boston firefighters responded to School Street for a large trash fire in an alley next to the Omni Parker House shortly before 10 p.m.

By adamg - 1/13/20 - 8:45 am
Intersection of School and Tremont streets blocked off

Smoke-belching aftermath. Photo by Kelley Duff.

But Susan Tran reports that's where a manhole burst into flames and began to smoke this morning. Firefighters in action.

By adamg - 10/15/19 - 11:30 am

Around 9:40 p.m. on Monday at 140 School St., across from Arcadia Street, Capt. John Greland reports.

By adamg - 1/18/19 - 4:16 pm

Two men who got into an argument on Washington Street in Egleston Square pulled out guns and fired at each other shortly after 3:30 p.m. according to police and City Councilor Matt O'Malley. Read more.

By adamg - 12/18/18 - 10:47 am

Boston Police report arresting two 14-year-olds and a 15-year-old on a charge they attacked a clerk at Skylight Jewelers, 44 School St. - and ripped a gold necklace off her neck - Monday morning. Read more.

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By adamg - 5/4/18 - 3:21 pm

DD808 looked down and spotted tons of pugs in the courtyard of Old City Hall on School Street this afternoon.

By adamg - 4/19/18 - 8:48 am

NBC Boston reports a homeless woman climbed down a manhole on School Street downtown and then got stuck. Firefighters rescued her around 3 a.m.

By adamg - 11/17/17 - 5:42 pm

WBZ reports on the incident this afternoon on School Street - in which a police officer fired a shot at the fleeing gunman's car, a white Audi, after the driver backed into him. He was not seriously injured.

By adamg - 6/15/17 - 5:50 pm

Thomas W. Nee, 46, was arrested this week on charges he held up a bank on School Street downtown in May - and may be responsible for additional bank robberies in the area, federal officials allege. Read more.

By adamg - 8/31/16 - 10:10 am
Benjamin Franklin statute put back at Boston's Old City Hall

WalkBoston reports Ben Franklin's looking pretty good for a 310-year-old guy who got knocked to the ground in a wind storm back in May.

By adamg - 8/19/16 - 9:58 am

Update: Bail set at $5,000.

Boston Police charge a Needham woman without a driver's license ran a red light and plowed into a group of pedestrians, sending three to the hospital - after good Samaritans lifted the woman's car off them. Read more.

By adamg - 8/18/16 - 12:31 pm
Crash at School and Washington streets in downtown Boston

School and Washington. Photo by Mark Novak.

UPDATE: Driver faces charges.

A driver from Needham in a New Jersey car hit at least three pedestrians around noon at School and Washington streets downtown, then got out of her car and ran away.

WalkBoston reports that one of the first people at the scene was a man dressed as a Minuteman, who opened the car's driver-side door - only to see the woman driver bound away. When police arrived, he pointed out her direction of flight. Read more.

By adamg - 8/17/16 - 9:09 pm

Boston Police report officers investigating a call about an unconscious man in the yard of the Oliver Wendell Holmes on School Street around 6 this morning found a sleeping man with a gun tucked under one arm. Read more.

By adamg - 5/19/16 - 7:01 am
Workers moving Ben Franklin for repairs

This morning, Paul Nutting watched workers move Ben Franklin from the sidewalk he plunged to the other day outside Old City Hall to a truck that would whisk him away for some repairs. Read more.

By adamg - 5/16/16 - 1:02 pm

Boston Reddit reports on the demise of the statue of Ben Franklin in front of Old City Hall during yesterday's winds.

By adamg - 4/14/16 - 10:06 pm

NorthEast Fire Alert reports a mattress caught on fire on the fourth floor of the Omni Parker House on School Street shortly after 9:30 p.m. Sprinklers mostly doused the blaze; but firefighters ran a hose up there just in case.

By adamg - 1/12/16 - 5:43 pm
Investigation at School and Tremont streets

Tremont still shut for investigation at 7:10 p.m. Photo by La Bibliotequetress.

Anthony J. reports a pedestrian was hit around 5:15 p.m. in a multi-car crash. The pedestrian and one driver were taken to local hospitals, one in bad shape.

Our own La Bibliotequetress reports what happened: Read more.

By adamg - 9/9/15 - 1:32 pm
Lizard in downtown Boston

Graham Shepherd reports he was walking on School Street this morning when he tripped over "this huge LIZARD."

He reports Animal Control came by not long after to scoop the lizard up. No word on what the lizard was doing on School Street, but maybe the poor thing was trying to escape because it finally grew tired of its owner calling it Stumpy.

By adamg - 6/1/15 - 7:11 pm

Boston city archaelogist Joseph Bagley this week is scheduled to begin archaeological digs in front of Old City Hall on School Street - not in search of Curley's Desk, but in search of tidbits left over from the days when the land was the home of both Boston Latin School and Boston Latin School's schoolmaster.

Bagley will lead volunteers in digging a number of 16x1.5-foot test trenches in an attempt to find the foundations and yards of the schoolmaster's 17th-century home. In a statement, Bagley said: Read more.

By adamg - 1/2/15 - 4:05 pm

A steamed citizen calls into the Mayor's Hotline:

Caller reporting there is a solid covered manhole in the street on Tremont St at School, in front of church, with extremely hot steam coming out. The steam burned her foot and she is concerned for people's safety.

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