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By adamg - 5/16/21 - 11:53 am
New mural in Dewey Square

Adam Castiglioni watched workers putting up the new mural on the Greenway at Dewey Square this morning.

By adamg - 5/13/21 - 10:52 pm

Transit Police report arresting a Malden man for an incident that started in an Orange Line car at Haymarket and ended with him pursued down the tunnel, around 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Read more.

By bostonpads - 5/12/21 - 11:47 am
Downtown Boston apartment inventory begins to thaw

The rental supply glut in Downtown Boston has received quite a bit of attention in the past 12 months. The pandemic caused a shift in demand for housing in Boston, and many Downtown neighborhoods went from being the hardest areas to find an apartment to the easiest seemingly overnight.

By adamg - 5/10/21 - 10:08 pm
Alleged Green Line attacker

Surveillance photos via Transit PD; note tattoos on left arm.

Transit Police report they are looking for this guy for an attack on the Green Line stop at Park Street that ended with the victim's head slamming into the platform around 8 a.m. on May 1. Read more.

By adamg - 5/10/21 - 10:13 am

Transit Police report waking up a Lynn man and arresting him on gun and drug charges at Downtown Crossing yesterday after a bystander watched a handgun fall out of his pocket while he was trying to get comfortable. Read more.

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By adamg - 5/7/21 - 12:57 pm

Boston Magazine surveys the public clocks downtown.

By adamg - 5/6/21 - 12:57 pm

The Glynn Hospitality Group, which owns bars downtown and in the Back Bay and the South End, is suing its insurance company for notreimbusring it for all the money it's lost due to Covid-19 restrictions, despite having an "all risk" policy. Read more.

By adamg - 5/5/21 - 10:14 pm

The Suffolk County District Attorney's office reported a deal today to drop criminal charges against Securitas for the way a beefy guard allegedly beat an 11-year-old girl he accused of shoplifting at the Downtown Crossing Primark in 2019, in exchange for "sweeping changes" in the way the company trains its guards and special police officers - and keeps track of any improper behavior. Read more.

By adamg - 5/4/21 - 10:52 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans by former City Councilor Tito Jackson to open a three-story cannabis shop at 150 State St., across from the Custom House. Read more.

By adamg - 5/1/21 - 3:28 pm

Transit Police report arresting an allegedly short-tempered Providence man who blamed another man at South Station for stealing his phone and then began punching him in the face, even though the victim had nothing to do with the alleged fool's phone, which was waiting for him at the station lost and found - and had been siting there before he unleashed his closed fist of fury at Track 7 shortly before 6 p.m. on Friday. Read more.

By adamg - 4/27/21 - 10:13 am

Boston Police report arresting Coleman Nee, 40, of South Boston on charges he held up the TD Bank branch at 1 Union St., across from Faneuil Hall, shortly after 4 p.m. on Monday. Read more.

By adamg - 4/22/21 - 1:46 pm

The Rose Kennedy Greenway reports Trillium and City Winery will start serving their adult beverages along the lineal park next month, to parties of no more than six people, all of whom must also order food from a food truck along the Greenway. Read more.

By adamg - 4/17/21 - 9:19 pm
Two-tone squirrel

Hugmajesty wonders what the deal is with the half-gray, half red squirrel she saw on the Common today. Read more.

By adamg - 4/9/21 - 9:25 am

A federal judge this week tossed a Lowell man's suit against Marty Walsh for urging right wingers not to rally on Boston Common the week after one of their compatriots murdered a woman in Charlottesville. Read more.

By adamg - 4/8/21 - 9:08 am

J. L. Bell has a series of articles up on Owen Richards, one of His Majesty's customs agents, who was tarred and feathered on May 18, 1770 for seizing a schooner for smuggling - and then paraded around town for four hours:

A court filing in January 1771 stated he “lost his Cloaths, Money, and Papers to the Amount of near £20 st[erling]. And in order to satiate their abandoned Brutality, they set fire to the Feathers as they stuck in the Tar, upon his naked back.”

By adamg - 4/7/21 - 2:14 pm
Ed Flynn speaks against Sonder proposal

Not happy: Ed Flynn.

The Zoning Board of Appeal voted last week to let Sonder, a multinational hospitality chain, convert the 26 apartments it owns in a Batterymarch Street building into "executive suites" aimed mainly at traveling businessmen staying an average of four days. Read more.

By adamg - 4/1/21 - 9:20 am

The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy announced yesterday it's hired Chris Cook as its new executive director. Read more.

By adamg - 3/30/21 - 9:27 pm
Kelly discusses murder at licensing board hearing

Hyatt Regency attorney William Kelley discusses murder during Zoom hearing.

Managers at the Hyatt Regency downtown and the Hotel Indigo near North Station say they did everything they could to cooperate with police arriving on scene to investigate two separate murders and that the deaths were completely unpredictable and not something they could have prevented. Read more.

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