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Mostly Peaceful Weekend Protests Turn Ugly Sunday Night

Thousands of protestors marched in mostly peaceful protests over the weekend joining in the nationwide calls for justice after the death of George Floyd. Shortly after 9pm on Sunday night, protesters and police began to clash in the Downtown Crossing, and then continuing toward the Boston Common, Chinatown and Back Bay areas. Chaos reigned on Read More…

Community Featured

Reader Poll: Do You Support the New One Congress Office Tower?

A groundbreaking ceremony for the new office tower designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli took place last week at One Congress Street. The tower is part of the Bullfinch Crossing Project replacing the current Government Center garage. Mayor Walsh and the developers shared positive remarks about the project, how it will change the city for the Read More…

Community Featured

City Celebrates the Start of One Congress

Rainy and wet weather couldn’t change the delighted spirits for the groundbreaking of One Congress Street. The new building located at the Government Center garage will be a 600-foot-tall, 1 million square foot office tower in the Bullfinch Crossing Project. When it’s completed, it will be the tallest office building in the city. The building Read More…

Daily Briefs

Thursday Guide: NEWRA Meeting, Garage Deconstruction, Hold the Cannoli

Your Thursday Briefing! Government Center Garage Deconstruction:  Government Center Garage (seen Monday) continues to come down for @BulfinchXing! @NorthEndBoston @BosPublicMarket @universalhub @BostonPlans pic.twitter.com/g9ed2HSrDv — Adam Castiglioni (@ConciergeBoston) February 28, 2017 Articles you won’t want to miss? North Station has changed a bit over the years North Station will certainly be undergoing a major transformation over Read More…

Commentaries Transportation

Downtown View: Finally the T did Something Right. Almost.

The new Government Center T station opened with cheers all around. It finished ahead of schedule despite complicated underground construction, trains that had to keep running while work went on and a setback with glass design. Everyone heaved a sigh of relief that finally the MBTA did something right. Inside, the new station is bright Read More…

Commentaries Community

Downtown View: Re-envisioning City Hall Plaza

Mayor Walsh has asked for help in re-making City Hall Plaza. He has resorted to Twitter to re-invent, re-imagine, re-envision #CityHallPlaza. In letters, radio commentary and Twitter, Bostonians have chimed in. Art exhibits, a baseball diamond, a roller rink, Yo-Yo Ma’s music garden idea, trees, an inexplicable suggestion for an “enhanced multimodal hub-ness”—all these ideas Read More…

Commentaries Government Real Estate

Downtown View: Fix the Edges

Sorrowful, unloved City Hall Plaza. Broken bricks, a fountain filled with concrete, parked cars, a bunker of a T station and a dreadful-looking JFK building looming over it all. At least the bunker will soon disappear. As part of its two-year upgrade of the station, the MBTA will build a new, glass headhouse. It’s a Read More…