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By adamg - 9/30/22 - 2:13 pm

A Dorchester man was arraigned today on an armed-robbery charge for an incident at an entrance to the Corner Mall at Washington and Winter streets on Sept. 22, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 9/19/22 - 10:09 am
Shiny floor at Haymarket

Along with all the track and signal work, the T said it would spend the Month of No Orange Line to spiff up the stations. Alex DiPrato reports that, sure, his first morning ride on the Orange Line was wicked slow (although the T had cautioned the new tracks need a week or so to settle), but at least the floors were gleaming at Haymarket today. Read more.

By adamg - 9/10/22 - 11:54 am
Blocked in MBTA shuttle

Marco shows us the scene this morning at Washington and School streets in Downtown Crossing, where one of those MBTA shuttle buses found itself blocked in and unable to make the turn because of an MBTA truck parked right at the intersection.

By adamg - 9/8/22 - 9:59 am

A roving UHub correspondent reports a gaggle of LaRouchies were out in front of the Park Street T station this morning alerting the public to the perfidy of evil old England. Kind of impressive considering ol' Lyndon finally kicked the bucket in 2019.

By adamg - 7/23/22 - 6:08 pm
Seized drugs and cash.

Not shown: The shirt.

Boston Police report arresting a man they say sold heroin inside the Downtown Crossing Macy's and that when he was done with that, tried to shoplift a new shirt, too. Read more.

By adamg - 7/21/22 - 5:47 pm

A South Boston man faces a charge of indecent assault and battery after he allegedly stuffed his face in a woman's lap on a Red Line train Saturday morning, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 7/2/22 - 5:16 pm

Chowderfest returned to Boston this year, after a couple years away because of, well, you know. City Hall Plaza is under reconstruction, so it was held this year along Washington Street in Downtown Crossing: Read more.

By adamg - 5/21/22 - 4:54 pm

Boston Police report arresting a 15-year-old in Downtown Crossing yesterday afternoon after the kid allegedly tried to end a fight between his crew and another group first by shaking up a can of soda and opening it up on them, throwing the can at them and then whipping out a folding knife and unfolding it in their direction. Read more

By adamg - 5/21/22 - 11:10 am
Seized fireworks

Seized, unexploded device. Photo by BPD.

Boston Police report four teens were arrested yesterday on charges they shot off fireworks at Summer and Arch streets and on Washington Street near Milk Street yesterday afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 5/5/22 - 11:02 am
Tremont and Park streets in 1843

In 1843, William Sharp created this lithograph of a Boston street scene, specifically, Tremont Street, looking past the Park Street Church and Boston Common on the right.

From the BPL arts department. Posted under this Creative Commons license.

By adamg - 5/2/22 - 9:08 pm

Two young teens were ordered held in lieu of bail at their arraignments today in connection with a series of attacks in Downtown Crossing and Roxbury and on the Common, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 4/28/22 - 1:20 pm

Matt Shearer at WBZ (the newsradio one, not the TV one), brings us along for a tour: Read more.

By adamg - 4/22/22 - 5:12 pm

Live Boston reports a homeless man who apparently fell asleep with a lit cigarette on Washington Street across from Macy's downtown, set himself on fire around 9:15 p.m. on Thursday. First responders found the man running down the street engulfed in flames. They put out the fire and rushed him to a nearby hospital for burn treatment.

By adamg - 4/8/22 - 3:32 pm

Associated Press reports Jody Kipnis and Todd Ruderman yesterday bought 125 Tremont St., a three-story building across from Park Street, with plans to turn the building into a Holocaust museum, which would be separate from the Holocaust Memorial along Union Street near Faneuil Hall. Read more.

By adamg - 4/1/22 - 3:02 pm

Transit Police have released a photo of a guy they say went up to a woman with a phone in her hands, grabbed it and then hurled it onto the tracks on the southbound side of the Red Line at Downtown Crossing, around 11 p.m. on March 20. Read more.

By adamg - 3/10/22 - 2:25 pm
Pay phone down on Summer Street outside Macy's

Garrett Quinn came across this sad sight today: Two of the last working pay phones in all of Boston, knocked to the ground on Summer Street in front of Macy's in Downtown Crossing. Quinn, a grizzled old-school reporter, says he picked up the receiver on the top side to see if it was still working: He says he got a busy signal.

By adamg - 3/4/22 - 10:05 am

Transit Police report that Jaquan Rowell, 29, who was stabbed on an Orange Line platform at Downtown Crossing around 10 p.m. on Feb. 7, succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday. Read more.

By adamg - 2/24/22 - 9:49 pm

Rosemarie Sansone, who in 1977 became only the third woman elected to the Boston City Council, died Monday - less than a week after retiring as CEO of the Downtown Boston Business Improvement District. Read more.

By adamg - 2/2/22 - 10:06 pm
Rendering of proposed hotel

Rendering by RODE Architects.

City Realty filed plans today to open a new downtown hotel by adding nine stories to what is now a run-down 19th-century office building next to the entrance to the Orpheum Theatre. Read more.

By adamg - 1/21/22 - 10:42 pm
Bubier in 1971 and 2020

Bubier in his 1971 high-school yearbook and in a 2020 photo for the Sex Offender Registry Board.

John Bubier, long familiar to people downtown and elsewhere in the Boston area for his outstretched arms and "Do you have any spaaaare change?" requests, died Jan. 11 at 68. Read more.

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