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By adamg - 12/2/19 - 9:07 am

A train that died right outside South Station jammed up the tracks and meant delays of up to 20 minutes both inbound and outbound this morning, even after crews managed to push the beast into Fort Point Channel, or whatever it is they do in these more enlightened times with dead trains. Read more.

By damaskin - 12/1/19 - 5:55 pm
Snow
By adamg - 11/30/19 - 2:46 pm
Hawk at Haymarket station on the Green Line

A roving UHub photographer looked up at the Haymarket Green Line station this morning and spotted this hawk flitting about from perch to perch.

By adamg - 11/25/19 - 12:23 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk alerts us to the opening of Machu Chifa, which specializes in chifa, "Cantonese-Peruvian style fried rice bowls that can be ordered with steak, pork, shrimp, or chicken."

By adamg - 11/22/19 - 4:54 pm
Sunset over Dewey Square downtown

Flea looked up while crossing Dewey Square near South Station as the sun went down.

Meanwhile, traffic getting onto 128 north at the split was at a complete standstill, allowing the UHub mobile unit to snap this photo of the sunset: Read more.

By adamg - 11/21/19 - 6:54 pm

Trish Fontanilla asks:

Irish pub vibe in or closest to the Seaport? For whatever reason (that's a lie, I know I have a baby face), I always get approached by folks from Ireland (hi to the couple from Cork that stopped me today!) and asked where the closest pub is.

By adamg - 11/21/19 - 9:17 am
Ice along Fort Point Channel

Alexis Deise reported shortly before 8 a.m. that "all that glitters is... ice," along Fort Point Channel.

NBC Boston reports multiple car crashes in the Boston area due to black ice.

By adamg - 11/20/19 - 4:42 pm

The Chiofaro Co. told the BPDA today it will soon file detailed plans for a 600-foot-tall tower to replace the garage in front of the New England Aquarium - a garage Donald Chiofaro has been trying to replace for more than a decade now, at first under the specter of a feud with then Mayor Tom Menino. Read more.

By adamg - 11/20/19 - 4:19 pm

A Suffolk County grand jury yesterday indicted a security guard at the Downtown Crossing Primark store - and the security company he worked for - on charges of assault and battery on a child under 14 and for violating the victim's civil rights for an incident on June 9 in which he allegedly attacked a girl who tried shoplifting. Read more.

By adamg - 11/18/19 - 12:36 pm
Clement

Transit Police report arresting a Woburn man they say indecently attacked a woman as they rode an elevator down to the Orange Line platform at Haymarket around 5:15 a.m. on Saturday.

Read more.

By adamg - 11/16/19 - 10:09 pm
White material on Summer Street downtown

Crew examines car turned white by material spewed by pipe. Photo by the Fort Pointer.

Update: The stuff included asbestos.

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 99 Summer St., near Kingston Street, around 5:30 a.m. after "e steam leak earlier sprayed unknown debris in the area." Read more.

By adamg - 11/14/19 - 10:57 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Spyce, where robots make the food, is closing for a couple of months of renovations and menu changes. Maybe they could keep the robots working by having them repaint the digits of pi that the MIT graduates who opened the place felt needed to be torn off their Pi Alley wall so they could put in a window (honestly, you'd think MIT grads, of all people, would have some reverence for pi).

By adamg - 11/13/19 - 4:18 pm

Aline Kaplan, who started giving Boston bus tours to cruise-ship passengers this fall, reports tourists keep asking her where Boston's homeless are, and that's gotten her to thinking.

By adamg - 11/13/19 - 4:12 pm

BWSC reports a water main on High Street near Pearl Street downtown cracked open around 2 p.m. and that crews are now busy replacing it.

By adamg - 11/13/19 - 3:49 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk chews over plans by the local chain to open an outlet, possibly with beer and wine, at 48 Winter St., near Tremont Street, and a short walk from the competing Shake Shack on Washington Street and Burger King on Tremont Street.

By adamg - 11/13/19 - 11:56 am
Crash scene

Crash scene. Photo by Adam Balsam.

The Globe reports somebody was taken to Massachusetts General in bad shape after being hit by a vehicle at Merchants Row and State Street around 9 a.m. Because of the severity of the person's injuries, the homicide and fatal-crash reconstruction units were called in.

By adamg - 11/7/19 - 4:17 pm
State trooper blocking access to Storrow Drive inbound at Charles Circle

Trooper blocking access to Storrow inbound at Charles Circle for the motorcade. Photo by Ari Ofsevit.

93 south into the city is gridlocked due to delays caused to the road being shut so that Mike Pence could get from New Hampshire - where he was filing paperwork to ensure his boss is on next year's primary ballot - to a car showing. Read more.

By adamg - 11/7/19 - 12:20 pm
Celletti

Transit Police report arresting a Somerville man on charges he indecently attacked a woman - twice - at the fare gates to State Street station shortly before 9 a.m. yesterday. Read more.

By adamg - 11/6/19 - 4:17 pm

Emerson College announced today it is looking to buy Marlboro College, in Marlboro, VT. In exchange for roughly $40 million in an endowment fund and the sale of land, Emerson would rename its current generically named liberal arts and interdisciplinary studies program as the Marlboro Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies at Emerson College. Marlboro students could then finish their studies in Boston - and their professors would be given slots at Emerson.

By adamg - 11/1/19 - 10:21 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports it'll be conducting a high-rise training exercise at 60 State St. on Saturday morning, and that part of that includes the use of smoke.

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