Beacon Hill

By - 11/3/15 - 2:27 pm

That's what somebody's asking for a space in the Brimmer Street garage, the Bates Real Estate Report reports, adding that makes it more expensive on a square-foot basis than that $37-million penthouse at the Millennium Tower. Don't worry, though: It's heated.

Via Boston Magazine.

By - 10/9/15 - 3:17 pm

After robbing a Charles Street bank this afternoon, a con who has spent much of the last two decades in federal prison and a pal tried to make their getaway in a medallion cab - only to be arrested 15 minutes later in Charlestown, thanks to a witness who spotted the cab's hackney number, which let police track its GPS. Read more.

By - 10/5/15 - 7:34 am
That's some rat on Beacon Hill

A cowering citizen submitted this photo to buttress his complaint about Branch Street on Beacon Hill:

Huge rodent on street.

Read more.

By - 10/2/15 - 8:36 am

I met you in the rain on the last day of 1972 begins:

I met you in the rain on the last day of 1972, the same day I resolved to kill myself.

One week prior, at the behest of Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger, I'd flown four B-52 sorties over Hanoi. I dropped forty-eight bombs. How many homes I destroyed, how many lives I ended, I'll never know. But in the eyes of my superiors, I had served my country honorably, and I was thusly discharged with such distinction.

And so on the morning of that New Year's Eve, I found myself in a barren studio apartment on Beacon and Hereford with a fifth of Tennessee rye and the pang of shame permeating the recesses of my soul. When the bottle was empty, I made for the door and vowed, upon returning, that I would retrieve the Smith & Wesson Model 15 from the closet and give myself the discharge I deserved.

I walked for hours. I looped around the Fenway before snaking back past Symphony Hall and up to Trinity Church. Then I roamed through the Common, scaled the hill with its golden dome, and meandered into that charming labyrinth divided by Hanover Street. By the time I reached the waterfront, a charcoal sky had opened and a drizzle became a shower. That shower soon gave way to a deluge. While the other pedestrians darted for awnings and lobbies, I trudged into the rain. I suppose I thought, or rather hoped, that it might wash away the patina of guilt that had coagulated around my heart. It didn't, of course, so I started back to the apartment.

And then I saw you.

H/t eeka.

By - 9/28/15 - 8:12 am
Trees marked for being cut down on the Esplanade

Troublewithtribbles shows us some of the trees marked for elimination to make way for the new pedestrian bridge next to the Longfellow from Charles Circle over Storrow Drive to the Esplanade. Read more.

By - 9/26/15 - 6:18 pm
Marijuana smoke at Boston Common

Gary Waldeck reports he just happened to be bicycling by the Common at 4:20 this afternoon while MassCann and NORML's Freedom Fest was in full toke.

By - 9/13/15 - 1:28 pm
Popcorn on Boston Common for a Red Sox game viewing

Soggy conditions seem to mean more popcorn than people on the Common today for a large-screen viewing of the Sox game, as Gustavo shows us.

By - 8/27/15 - 7:01 pm
Shattered window at Science Park Green Line station is almost impressionist

A shattered window at the Science Park Green Line station left quite an impression on John Geoffrion today:

Deferred maintenance as art.

By - 8/8/15 - 3:27 pm
Guy flying confederate fla near Massachusetts State House

One of the cleaner trucks. Photo by DD808.

There are guys in mud-covered pickups flying confederate flags, driving around the State House, with a foray into Chinatown. Read more.

By - 7/28/15 - 4:04 pm

State Police reported around 3:55 p.m. that the ramp from Leverett Circle to 93 south is shut so a crew can remove a disabled truck. EZRide Shuttle reports that translates into 30-minute delays getting through the circle.

By - 7/12/15 - 10:29 am
Naked bicycle rider

OfficerInBoston watched the World Naked Bike Ride Boston edition go by last night.

Not everybody bicycled in complete deshabille, as Arturo Gossage shows us: Read more.

By - 6/29/15 - 6:15 am
Remains of Confederate flag on the 54th Massachusetts memorial

Remains of the flag. Photo by Hkergrrl.

The Globe reports Melissa Carino took down a Confederate flag that had been draped over the memorial to the North's first black regiment last night after State and Boston Police declined to act, each saying the other was responsible for the historic marker across from the State House.

By - 6/28/15 - 10:41 pm
Cardinal Sean O'Malley addresses crowd at Parkman Bandstand

Arturo Gossage took in the protest at the Parkman Bandstand today. Among the speakers: Cardinal Sean O'Malley.

Copyright Arturo Gossage. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 6/23/15 - 8:58 am
Pope John Paul II monument tumbled over on Boston Common

Renee Graham wonders what happened to the marker commemorating Pope John Paul II's visit to the Common.