Downtown

By - 2/16/19 - 4:52 pm

Photo by MBTA.

The MBTA today tested "tiger dams" as a way to keep harbor water from cascading down the Long Wharf entrance to the Aquarium Blue Line stop in future nor'easters and other water-raising floods.

By - 2/13/19 - 11:53 pm
Kevin White in the snow

Photographynatalia walked around Faneuil Hall and Haymarket last night after the snow came down.

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

By - 2/13/19 - 5:29 pm

Good thing South Station has a couple of places to get a beer.

By - 2/12/19 - 6:38 pm
By - 2/11/19 - 12:43 pm
Boat stuck on Lincoln Street in downtown Boston

Of all the absurdities of the Winter that Never Ended, perhaps none was bigger than the boat that got stuck on an iceberg at Lincoln and Summer streets downtown, four years ago today.

H/t Kristie Helms for the reminder.

By - 2/10/19 - 12:50 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester man on charges he threatened clerks at the 7-Eleven at 177 State St., near the Greenway, with a knife early this morning. Read more.

By - 2/8/19 - 1:23 pm

Boston Police report arresting Adelson Lovensky, 21, on charges he stabbed a man on Tremont Street near Park Street around 10:45 p.m. on Jan. 24. Read more.

By - 2/8/19 - 10:20 am

A Mattapan man should not have been tossed in a holding cell for several hours after he was arrested on Boylston Street near Tremont by a Boston police officer who mistook him for somebody else who had warrants out for his arrest, a federal jury decided this week. Read more.

By - 2/7/19 - 3:47 pm
City Hall cake

There was cake! Photo by Brad Squirrels.

Mayor Walsh, Boston Poet Laureate Porsha Olayiwola and others gathered inside City Hall today to celebrate the 50th anniversary. Cake was eaten and reproduction pins were given out. Read more.

By - 2/6/19 - 11:51 am

Transit Police report citing or arresting three people during yesterday's Patriots parade: Read more.

By - 2/6/19 - 11:30 am

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports a company that runs a Ferris wheel in Montreal wants to build a 200-foot-tall Ferris Wheel on Long Wharf - along with a liquor-serving cafe.

Building new pilings for the Ferris wheel at the end of the wharf would, the company hopes, let it avoid the never-ending battle over whether any private concern could be built at the tip of the existing wharf.

By - 2/5/19 - 5:05 pm
Crowds at South Station

The maddening crowd. Photo by Ashish Kasturia.

South Station proved a nightmare for people desperately trying to get out of town late this afternoon: Read more.

By - 2/5/19 - 12:45 pm
Construction workers watch Patriots go by

Construction workers took a break from rehabbing Emerson College's Little Building to watch the Patriots make the turn from Boylston Street onto Tremont Street.

Michael Ratty captured Gronk being Gronk: Read more.

By - 2/5/19 - 8:23 am
Patriots fans lined up outside City Hall for the Patriots parade

Sarah Bourne shows us the Patriots fans already lining up at City Hall Plaza at 7:15 a.m. for the Patriots parade.

And that means problems for people trying to get to work on public transit: Read more.

By - 2/4/19 - 9:47 pm

Boston Police post details of the Tuesday Patriots parade, along with helpful hints that basically boil down to: Don't be a knucklehead.

By - 2/4/19 - 9:41 am

Boston Police report arresting a BU student from Los Angeles last night after, they say, he refused to come down from a tree in the Common. 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 - 1/31/19 - 3:37 pm

No, not the subways - they catch on fire easily enough all on their own. But the Globe reports that as the temperature plunged, Keolis turned on switch heaters, some of which blow hot air, but others of which consist of flaming jets designed to keep the switches operable in the cold.