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By adamg - 6/2/20 - 9:40 am
Destruction inside Clarendon Wine

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.

By adamg - 6/1/20 - 2:36 pm

Media Availability 6/1/20

At a City Hall press conference today Mayor Walsh and Police Commissioner William Gross vowed not to let rioters repeat last night's performance in Boston and to keep Boston a safe haven for people to protest in. Read more.

By adamg - 6/1/20 - 11:15 am
Elliot

Transit Police report arresting an out-of-state man on charges he attacked a homeless woman who was just sitting outside the South Station bus terminal around 2:30 this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 6/1/20 - 8:26 am
Public Works employee removing graffiti

Boston Public Works all over Tremont and Beacon doing cleanup and graffiti removal this morning. Source.

A group of people plan to meet - socially distanced, of course - at Park Street station at 9 a.m. to help clean up the area. Volunteers will gather at Park Street and Boylston stations with broom and bags around 9 a.m. to begin help cleaning up the mess left behind by rampaging last night. Read more.

By adamg - 5/31/20 - 10:25 pm

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.

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By adamg - 5/31/20 - 8:40 pm
Shake Shack being boarded up

As Macy's goes, so goes Downtown Crossing, apparently: After downtown's last department store boarded up its display windows and doors the other day, store owners all over the once busy commercial district rushed to do likewise, as Gary Waldeck discovered today. Read more.

By adamg - 5/25/20 - 2:11 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man they say stole several of the flags placed around the Soldiers and Sailors Monument on Boston Common for Memorial Day, then lit one and tossed it atop an empty BPD prisoner transport wagon parked near the Brewer Fountain around 7:10 p.m. yesterday. Read more.

By adamg - 5/23/20 - 10:37 am

Suffolk University yesterday became the latest local college to get hit with an online-learning-sucks lawsuit, by a biology major who wants some of her spring-tuition tuition back - and who, unlike her counterpart at Harvard, is not worried about her name getting out. Read more.

By adamg - 5/21/20 - 4:36 pm
Empty wax museum

A waxy-pallored Leonardo DiCaprio no longer stares at the few pedestrians who still make their way across City Hall Plaza: Neal G. reports the wax museum where the Planet Fitness used to be, across from City Hall, has packed up and gone in this Covid-19-decimated era.

By adamg - 5/21/20 - 12:50 pm
Shawn McCarthy

A Suffolk County grand jury - meeting only with strict adherence to social distancing - this week indicted a Transit Police officer for sexually attacking two women, allegedly as "payment" for giving them a ride around downtown in his cruiser in July, 2012, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 5/11/20 - 10:14 am
Proposed new Northern Avenue bridge

Proposed bridge plaza from city presentation.

Under trusses paying homage to the original span, pedestrians and bicyclists would be able to get across Fort Point Channel on a new Northern Avenue bridge that would include access to a sort of lounging area just above the water, under a plan presented by city officials last week. Read more.

By adamg - 5/9/20 - 5:17 pm

Around noon, a B Line trolley slipped off the rails at Park Street, sending the T to both right the train and alert the few remaining Green Line passengers that they'd need to take the Orange or Red lines if they needed to get to Park Street.

By adamg - 5/8/20 - 7:13 pm

The MBTA announced today it's going to shut the Blue Line in downtown Boston for two weeks this month to do track repairs originally scheduled for a series of weekends later this year. Read more.

By adamg - 5/7/20 - 11:15 am
Flynn

Transit Police report arresting Daniel Flynn, 50, on charges he tried to grab some fast cash from a Brinks employee working on an ATM in the South Station commuter-rail waiting area around 3:10 p.m. on Wednesday. Read more.

By adamg - 5/7/20 - 8:04 am
State Street with almost nobody there

Our own Swirlygrrl took a look down State Street from Kilby Street around 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

By damaskin - 4/30/20 - 12:21 pm
By adamg - 4/30/20 - 9:24 am
Suspect in stomping

Transit Police report they are looking for this guy for "a vicious assault" that included kicking his victim on the ground and which left the victim with serious injuries around 9 p.m. on Sunday. Read more.

By adamg - 4/28/20 - 1:34 pm

Boston Police report arresting a guy in an orange T-shirt they say was one of the bits of evidence linking him to a break-in at the Planet Fitness at 17 Winter St. around 8 a.m. on Monday - and to several other break-ins in the area. Read more.

By damaskin - 4/26/20 - 1:03 pm
Frog Pond frogs in masks.

I'm glad we retain our sense of humor.

By adamg - 4/25/20 - 8:47 pm

Former City Councilor Josh Zakim is calling for Mayor Walsh or Gov. Baker to make outdoor mask use mandatory after what he saw on a run through the the Back Bay, downtown, Fort Point and Chinatown today. Read more.

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