Beacon Hill

By - 6/10/15 - 6:18 pm
Smokey Red Line

Firefighters had to foam down a smoking Red Line on the Longfellow Bridge just past Charles/MGH around 6 p.m. Gabriel Fishman, who captured the scene just as firefighters arrived, reports they made short work of whatever the problem was and that service seemed to start up not long after.

By - 6/10/15 - 8:58 am
Fallen tree on Beacon Street

Teddy Kokoros couldn't help but notice this fallen tree between Cheers and the Common this morning.

By - 6/9/15 - 8:42 pm
Storm from South Boston deck

Frank Kosiba watched the storm roll in from his deck in South Boston.

Elsie Kenyon, meanwhile, got to see both ends of the rainbow from the Longfellow Bridge: Read more.

By - 6/8/15 - 7:36 am

A concerned citizen reports a nefarious practice:

People from outside neighborhood are bringing rubbish and paper products on Sunday for Monday pick up.

By - 6/6/15 - 10:39 am
Helicopter circling Chelsea

Chopper over Chelsea. Photo by Andrew Teman.

A helicopter is flying low and in circles over the area this morning. It could be a federal radiation chopper, or it could be a training exercise by the FBI and State Police. Read more.

By - 5/29/15 - 3:02 pm
A note to somebody who tossed garbage out of a window on Beacon Hill

A Beacon Hill resident forwards this shot of a note on a pole on one of the neighborhood's historic streets this morning - about six doors down from yesterday's space saver.

And here's what the mess looked like: Read more.

By - 5/28/15 - 6:59 pm
Clouds over the Charles River

Ryan Meador watched the clouds moving over the Charles without doing much more than looking menacing, around 6:20 p.m.

By - 5/25/15 - 11:39 pm
Revolutionaries remember the reason for Memorial Day on Boston Common

Stevil was on the Common today: Read more.

By - 5/22/15 - 10:38 am
Almost Storrowed truck at Storrow Drive entrance

Lenny Rowe watched a Storrowing that wasn't shortly after 10 a.m. today. But don't worry, traffic-jam fans: Police still shut down the road to let the trucker back up and find another way to head towards 93.

By - 5/21/15 - 10:12 am
Memorial Day flags on Boston Common

Emily Weisberg shows us the annual flag plantings on the Common by the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund.

By - 4/26/15 - 5:46 pm
Japanese prime minister's plane at Logan

Dan Santry snapped Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's plane after it had landed at Logan. Abe starts a three-day US tour with dinner tonight at John and Teresa's place at Louisburg Square. His itinerary also includes a speech at the Kennedy School across the river and a trip down to DC for a speech before Congress.

By - 4/24/15 - 5:14 pm
Sailboat capsized, righted on the Charles River

Rachel Anne Miller watched as boaters rushed to a capsized sailboat on the Charles this afternoon and helped right it.

By - 4/16/15 - 4:51 pm

Interaction with a trooper at Charles Circle on Tuesday.

Via Boston Reddit.

By - 4/10/15 - 11:10 am

UPDATE: Delvin Dixon, 40, of Charlestown, was arraigned on a charge of vandalism this afternoon. He was released on personal recognizance, but ordered to stay away from the Common until his case is resolved, the Suffolk County DA's office reports.

Somebody with a less than reverential view towards the past - not to mention Matthew Broderick - snapped off Robert Gould Shaw's sword from the 54th Massachusetts memorial across from the State House this morning.

By - 4/7/15 - 10:13 am

Given the sort of thing that's been happening even here in our quiet little cubbie of the universe, you might be interested in a Ford Hall Forum discussion next week on Vicious Anonymity.

By - 4/6/15 - 1:24 pm
Beacon Hill on a Monday morning

JB Parrett photographed Beacon Hill this morning.