Downtown

By - 12/5/18 - 9:24 am

Josh Brogadir at WCVB reports a man who apparently stole a cab at South Station early this morning crashed it on the Summer Street Bridge, then jumped into Fort Point Channel, where he realized how cold the water was and climbed up on a coral-reef art float, from which cops eventually grabbed him.

By - 12/4/18 - 9:05 am
Red Line crowd

Jam and cram on the Red Line. Photo by Eamonn McHugh-Roohr.

The MBTA reports delays of up to 20 minutes on the Red Line due to a deceased train at South Station. Riders report it's more like 40.

The train behind it was to try to push the lame train. Read more.

By - 11/30/18 - 9:03 am

A researcher at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute reports Boston Harbor is now so clean that he hasn't found any flounders with liver tumors there since 2004. Back in the bad old days when raw sewage routinely flowed into the harbor, flounders would show up with liver tumors.

By - 11/30/18 - 8:52 am
Boston Common Christmas tree and the towers of Back Bay

Louise Miller got a dawn look today at the Nova Scotia Christmas Tree on Boston Common - lit up last night - and the towers of the Back Bay.

By - 11/29/18 - 11:49 am

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on a recent meeting on the currently closed bridge - which Mayor Walsh has said in the past he wants rebuilt to allow for cars to jam themselves into the existing crush along Atlantic Avenue.

By - 11/28/18 - 11:31 am
Amtrak inspection car at Boston's South Station

Ezra Freedman reports this Amtrak inspection car pulled in at South Station this morning next to a more mundane Needham Line train.

View of the entire car (via Daniel H. Cantwell).

By - 11/27/18 - 8:59 am
Potted plant in Park Street station on the Red Line

Roving UHub photographer Mary Frances spotted this large potted plant on the center platform at the Park Street Red Line stop this morning.

By - 11/26/18 - 1:40 pm

UPDATE: Bail set at $1,000.

A New Hampshire 16-year-old could be brought to Boston face arraignment by the end of today on charges he threatened to "kill everyone" at bars in Dorchester and downtown, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 11/25/18 - 6:37 pm

Washington Street is shut at Essex Street as crews try to clean up roughly 150 gallons of heating oil that spilled in the basement of 600 Washington St. shortly after 5 p.m.

By - 11/25/18 - 4:19 pm
Tuba player near Faneuil Hall

Leslee captured this tuba player near Faneuil Hall yesterday. He was leaving the 2018 Boston Tuba Christmas performance which, yes, featured a pack of tuba players.

Posted under this Creative Commons license and in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 11/24/18 - 5:35 pm

Boston Police report that Seabrook, NH police have picked up a Hampton, NH 16-year-old wanted for calling in violent threats to dbar in Dorchester and the Alley Bar downtown earlier this month. Read more.

By - 11/24/18 - 12:12 pm

Boston Police report officers from the Harbor Patrol Unit rescued a man spotted in the cold water off Long Wharf around 5:20 p.m. yesterday. Read more.

By - 11/22/18 - 9:48 am

The Quincy House hotel, at the corner of Brattle Place and Brattle Square, had this cover printed for its Thanksgiving dinner in 1899 (from the New York Public Library collection). Read more.

By - 11/20/18 - 11:37 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the group that snapped up Mary Ann's, the Beacon Hill Pub and the Tam is looking set to take over Sullivan's Tap on Canal Street.

By - 11/20/18 - 11:25 am

Boston Police report officers chased a gun-packing man through the streets of Downtown Crossing Monday morning before nabbing him in the men's room at the Corner Mall. Read more.

By - 11/19/18 - 8:50 pm
Blue lights on trellis at Christopher Columbus Park

Petra A. wandered around Christopher Columbus Park and Faneuil Hall Marketplace this evening.

By - 11/17/18 - 10:58 am

UPDATE: Union members approve contract.

Unite Here Local 26 holds a vote at the Hynes this afternoon on a possible contract reached with the Marriott chain for workers at seven Boston hotels.

Arisia convention being moved to non-Marriott hotel.

By - 11/16/18 - 10:09 am
Pedestrians in the snow near North Station

Photographynatalia wandered around in the snow in the Haymarket/North Station area last night.

Copyright Photographynatalia. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 11/15/18 - 12:56 pm

An investment in Polish margarine that went sour could cost a Boston venture capital firm and its principal owner more than $3 million in arbitration costs, if a federal judge here agrees to enforce an international tribunal's decision against them. Read more.