Beacon Hill

By - 8/28/16 - 7:55 pm

J. Nathan Matias watched artillery fired on the Common this evening to welcome what Rob McDougall reports are various governors and other people in town for some sort of confab - more specifically, the New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers. Read more.

By - 8/23/16 - 3:16 pm
Car with a dog in it

Jason reports Boston firefighters and Animal Control teamed up to remove a Corgi stuck in a car on Irving Street with its windows cranked down about six inches and its alarm not shutting off around 3 p.m. Dog-less Californians can retrieve their pet at the city animal shelter in Roslindale.

By - 8/23/16 - 2:47 pm

Many of the buildings sit on wooden pilings that only rot when exposed to dry conditions. The Beacon Hill Times reports on nascent concern in the area about the pilings.

By - 8/15/16 - 6:46 pm
Last Longfellow Bridge tower back in place

Photo via MassDOT.

MassDOT reports construction workers finished topping off the last of the Longfellow Bridge's iconic shakers today when they re-attached the top, or capstone, of the tower closest to the Museum of Science on the Boston side. Read more.

By - 8/9/16 - 9:14 pm
A frog rooting for the US Olympic team in Boston

The frog who welcomes kids to the Frog Pond playground on the Common is clearly rooting for the local team in the Summer Games.

By - 7/23/16 - 12:49 pm
Maura Healey: Fascist or Communist?

Is Healey a fascist or a communist? Probably both, protesters say.

Hundreds of people converged on the State House today to protest Attorney General Maura Healey's decision to ban the sale of more types of semi-automatic rifles in Massachusetts and demand she rip her order up. Read more.

By - 7/21/16 - 9:42 am

The Globe reports the proposed easement would let the developer of 25 Beacon St. add three maid's rooms, sorry, au pair's rooms, in an attempt to find buyers for the units, which go for $9 million to $11 million each.

By - 6/24/16 - 7:30 pm
Smoke on the tracks at Charles/MGH on the Red Line

Kylejemge watched the driver of an outbound Red Line train get out of the train and put a fire extinguisher to good use just before Charles/MGH this afternoon:

Climbed back in and kept going.

By - 6/22/16 - 8:43 pm

Firefighters on roof. Photo by BFD.

UPDATE: BFD says the fire started in a rooftop flowerpot, but that investigators don't know what set that on fire.

A fire called in around 7:10 p.m. at 32-34 Hancock St. did an estimated $500,000 in damage, but caused no injuries, the Boston Fire Department reports.

The four-story building has 16 units.

By - 6/20/16 - 10:33 pm

Boston Police report a woman walking with her guide dog was indecently assaulted at Beacon and Bowdoin streets around 10:05 a.m. today.

Anybody who saw something can contact detectives at 617-343-4400 or the anonymous tip line by calling 800-494-TIPS or by texting TIP to CRIME (27463).

By - 6/20/16 - 7:49 pm

A former employee of the Suffolk University registrar's office admitted today she gave herself an A in a class she never actually took - business ethics - and passing grades in other classes so she could get federal student loans, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports. Read more.

By - 6/15/16 - 10:00 am
Bagpiper and Advent School sixth graders

Sixth graders at the Advent School on Beacon Hill walked to Faneuil Hall for their graduation this morning.

By - 6/8/16 - 12:08 pm

UPDATE: Restaurant passed a re-inspection on June 10.

A city health inspector yesterday ordered Hulun Beir, 326 Cambridge St., shut until it fixes a long list of violations, including cooks not washing their hands at all - not that it would matter, since their sink had no hot water - containers in use despite caked-on food and evidence a sink supposedly being set aside for hand washing was being used to rinse food. Read more.

By - 6/2/16 - 11:51 pm

Boston Police have released photos of somebody they say needs to pick on somebody her own size. Read more.

By - 5/25/16 - 6:41 pm

Jean Nagy shows us the flags on the Common - one for each Massachusetts resident who gave his or her life in defense of the country since the Revolution.

By - 5/7/16 - 10:32 am

WBUR talks with Oliver Smoot, who gave us the measurement, back in town for the centennial celebration of MIT's move across the river.

By - 5/1/16 - 8:24 am
Boston firefighters at 11 Temple St. on Beacon Hill

Firefighters ascend a 50-foot ladder to an upper floor. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports a fire at 11 Temple St., off Cambridge, sent one firefighter to the hospital with a hand injury.

The fire, reported at 12:10 a.m., displaced between 20 and 25 residents - none injured - and caused an estimated $750,000 in damage.

By - 4/30/16 - 1:40 pm
Scooter under a Duck Boat on Beacon Street.

The remains of the scooter. Photo by dd808.

Around 11:30 a.m. at Beacon and Charles streets. WCVB reports a passenger on the scooter survived, but was rushed to the hospital.

By - 4/23/16 - 9:37 am
Turkey in Charles Circle

Roving UHub photographer Joe Borkowski spotted this seemingly perplexed turkey in Charles Circle this morning trying to figure out where to go.

By - 4/13/16 - 12:30 pm

Mike Freedberg takes a look at the numbers in yesterday's special election for the state Senate seat Joe Boncore of Winthrop won:

Winthrop, which totals about 12 percent of the District’s population, saw about 4100 ballots. Boston, whose precincts take up moire than 50 percent of the District, registered barely 5,420. A town of 18,000 people almost equaled the vote of Boston wards home to about 110,000 folks!

And the smallest turnout of all was on Beacon Hill, home to state Rep. Jay Livingstone.