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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 - 9/11/19 - 9:42 pm

UPDATE: WFXT reports the more seriously injured pedestrian, a woman, has died.

The Fort Pointer reports spotting the aftermath of a crash between a van driver and two pedestrians at Summer and Melcher streets, shortly before 9 p.m. At least one had injuries serious enough to warrant having the homicide unit respond. He reports the van was still at the scene of the crash.

By adamg - 6/23/19 - 5:59 pm

State Police report troopers responded to 450 Summer St. in South Boston around 10 a.m. after being called about a dead man there. State Police report the victim was 33 and that his death is under investigation.

By adamg - 4/24/19 - 11:41 am

Boston Police report arresting two men and a woman for a double stabbing on Saturday on Summer Street in front of Macy's that sent two men to local hospitals in critical condition, one with chest wounds. Read more.

By adamg - 4/20/19 - 10:58 am

UPDATE: Three arrested.

NBC Boston reports two men were stabbed around 2:30 a.m. on Summer Street in front of Macy's. One suffered minor injuries, the other is now in the hospital with critical injuries.

By adamg - 1/30/19 - 2:31 pm

City Councilors Michael Flaherty (at large) and Ed Flynn (South Boston) want the BPDA to shove developer's plans for more than 1,300 condos and apartments at the old L Street power station into a drawer until after the developer and Massport can proved the developers actually have the right to build a giant residential complex next to a truck route feeding into the nearby working port area. Read more.

By adamg - 12/19/18 - 2:07 pm
Firefighter at Summer Street fire in Boston

Fire scene. Photo by Joe Ruscio.

The Boston Fire Department reports no injuries from a two-alarm fire that erupted shortly after noon in a basement electrical vault at 245 Summer St. - the former Stone & Webster building between South Station and the postal annex. Read more.

By adamg - 10/29/18 - 9:06 pm

Boston Police report arresting four people for an incident at the Roche Bros., 8 Summer St., around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday. Read more.

By adamg - 10/22/18 - 4:51 pm
Taco Bell coming to Summer Street

Impending Taco Bell.

Cybah reports the culinary hole left by the closing of the Summer Street Subway is being filled by a Taco Bell.

Boston currently has just one Taco Bell, even if barely: On VFW Parkway in West Roxbury, just up from the Dedham line (it shares space with Boston's only Long John Silver's).

By adamg - 5/9/18 - 12:09 pm

Boston Police report arresting a pair of pubescent alleged phone thieves they say tried to out-pedal officers and when that failed, head butt their way out of capture. Read more.

By adamg - 11/14/17 - 1:06 pm

A guy asked to stop talking trash to a woman at a Summer Street bar reacted by getting enraged and smashing a beer bottle with which to stab the requester last month - after first getting on a stool to confront him and then, after the man briefly subdued him, biting him in the chest to free himself, a Boston Police detective told the Boston Licensing Board today. Read more.

By adamg - 9/22/17 - 3:41 pm
A lot of drugs

BPD photo.

Boston Police report arresting Joshua Eloi at Washington and Summer streets Wednesday afternoon before he could use what they say was his loaded, stolen gun or deal any of the variety of narcotics and other drugs he was carrying. Read more.

By adamg - 8/27/17 - 9:56 pm

Around 9:50 p.m., on some steps leading out of the Downtown Crossing T stop. Police found him at Summer and Hawley streets.

By adamg - 8/27/17 - 12:38 pm

A Dorchester man's lengthy arrest record got even longer yesterday after Transit Police officers joined an employee of the Summer Street CVS who was chasing a man with "hundreds of dollars worth of stolen items."

By adamg - 7/28/17 - 12:59 pm
Batcycle gets a ticket in Fort Point

A roving UHub photographer spotted this Batcycle with a fresh Boston parking ticket on Summer Street in Fort Point today.

By adamg - 6/28/17 - 10:13 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Marco Polo deli at 274 Summer St., has closed after a quarter century in business.

By adamg - 4/28/17 - 11:50 am

The owners of the generating station that towers over South Boston has started the formal process of turning the site into a development with 2.1 million square feet of residential, commercial, office, restaurant and hotel space. Read more.

By adamg - 11/29/16 - 11:13 am

Seems Boston has this nifty little search tool that lets you type in a car's license-plate number and see when it was last towed (and to where).

Over on Boston Reddit, mac_question has been using the tool to follow the exploits of a 2017 Fiat sports car (no, that's not an oxymoron), whose owner keeps parking it haphazardly at Summer and High streets downtown. In the past three months, the car has been towed five times from that spot. Maybe it's still cheaper than a deeded parking space?

By adamg - 10/30/16 - 12:30 pm

Your long read of the day: Street car plunge, 46 drowned.

But let's not forget the Bussey Street train disaster.

By adamg - 10/25/16 - 3:01 pm
Overturned truck in South Boston

Roving UHub photographer Jiaan Hyland gives us a look at the scene on D Street just off Summer, where an 18-wheeler was resting comfortably on its side around 1 p.m.

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