Inside Clarendon Wine on Boylston Street yesterday.
Looters who smashed into places like Marshalls and Walgreens Sunday night were not particularly discriminating - they also destroyed small mom-and-pop businesses across downtown, the Back Bay and the South End. Read more.
A peaceful vigil and protest march from Nubian Square to the State House organized by young black people turned heavily white and violent as night fell. As the protest dispersed from the Common, crowds began streaming towards Downtown Crossing, throwing bottles and then bricks at police officers and cruisers. Read more.
The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 1191 Boylston St., across from the Victory Gardens, around 1:05 a.m. for a fire that they contained to just one apartment but which injured its occupant and forced more than 50 other residents into the street.
The cause of the fire, which did an estimated $1 million in damage, is under investigation, the department says.
Many Boylston Street regulars knew Marc Aaron Ross as that guy who always seemed to have a friendly or funny word as he sat on the street. Of course, Ross didn't just appear one day; he had a family, and when he died recently, they posted a remembrance - one that was quickly added to with memorials by people who would see him in the street.
No loitering allowed in Flavortown, on account of all the hollow sidewalks.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Explorateur on Tremont Street, in the Masonic Temple building with the giant beaver logo and the hollow-sidewalk warning, is closing today to make room for two Guy Fieri outlets, one a restaurant with "New England influences," the other a place that specializes in chicken tenders. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board today approved a taqueria in an Emerson College dorm on Boylston Street - but with the midnight closing time sought by the local neighborhood group, which was worried what would happen to all the freshmen in the dorm if they could get tacos after midnight - as opposed to pizza, which they can get across the street even after the neighborhood's sidewalks are rolled up. Read more.
Shortly before 10:30 p.m., the MBTA threw its hands up and said the Green Line was such a mess that riders should just give up and traipse over to the Orange Line to get between North Station and Copley - because of a dead outbound trolley at Boylston.
Kids would have to express their hardware love elsewhere.
The Peebles Corp. last week told the BPDA to get ready for detailed plans for a proposed 432,000-square foot building over the Massachusetts Turnpike and part of the Hynes T station that would include both a luxury hotel and condos - and money to help spur the renovation of the T station. Read more.
As news spread today that a UMass Boston student had become the state's first victim of the 2019 novel coronavirus, a fast-buck artist set up shop on Boylston Street in the Back Bay. Finn reports his wife snapped him hard at work around 4 p.m. Read more.
Emerson College announced today that a bakery and a taqueria will be moving into space in its newly renovated Little Building at Boylston and Tremont streets, and that it is currently negotiating leases with an Asian noodle place and a juice bar for the building. Read more.