Beacon Hill

By - 9/3/14 - 10:13 am

Well, actually, he pounded out some e-mail, but whatever: The Globe reports a board member of the Beacon Hill Neighborhood Association threatened unspecified action against the state last year if it didn't immediately rip up the concrete-and-red-plastic handicap ramps it placed around historically important Charles Circle, which is dominated by a modern, glass-sheathed Red Line station.

State officials snorted in reply.... Read more

By - 9/2/14 - 1:56 pm

Republican Charlie Baker thinks he can fool voters by skipping public forums, running away from his past and changing his policy positions based on the political winds. That is no way to run for the highest office in our Commonwealth and the former health insurance boss ought to start taking responsibility for his positions and stand by his record. Voters have a lot of questions... Read more

By - 9/1/14 - 10:22 am
Frog Pond in the Boston Common

Ed Hatfield watched kids enjoying the spray at the Frog Pond the other day. Today would be a great day to try it out, especially since today's the last day it will be open, at least, as a spray pond.

Copyright Ed Hatfield. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 8/30/14 - 10:13 am

Tim Lawrence and Rodney Scott report a white moving truck stuck on Storrow Drive at the footbridge.

By - 8/28/14 - 9:39 am
Xfinity trash

A disgusted citizen reports:

Beacon Hill was littered with these flyers today, both public and private property. Flyers were thrown in vestibules and taped in entryways as well as on light posts. Name of perpetrator is on flyer, please contact and fine.

By - 8/26/14 - 3:49 pm

Roxbury, MA – It is election season for Massachusetts residents! There are so many important issues that need to be addressed. Whether it be violence in the community, education, the economy, or green energy, everyone needs to be heard. For the first time, the Young Professionals Network of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts (YPNULEM) is hosting a series entitled “Candid Conversations”. During this series,... Read more

By - 8/25/14 - 11:59 am

A man nabbed for alleged fare jumping at Ruggles last year was picked up for the same offense at Forest Hills yesterday afternoon, Transit Police report.

Although piggybacking behind a paying customer normally only means a ticket, in both cases, Juan Garcia was arrested because he had outstanding warrants charging him with assault and battery on a police officer.

One of those charges is... Read more

By - 8/23/14 - 10:54 am

Globe column on the Beacon Hill ramp lawsuit:

http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2014/08/22/beacon-hill-residents-have...

Beacon Hill residents are being scorned for insisting that city officials respect the architectural integrity of this historic neighborhood during efforts to upgrade accessibility ramps for the disabled. Actually, the preservationists are right — but in Boston, that only guarantees they will get roughed up twice as hard.

... Read more
By - 8/19/14 - 3:51 pm
Flaming gas lamp on Beacon Hill

Tin Roof Rusted captured a flaming gas lamp on Mt. Vernon Street around 3:40 p.m. Boston firefighters, of course, quickly arrived to douse the flames.

By - 8/16/14 - 10:19 am
Car on its side on Cambridge Street in Boston

A car wound up sideways on Cambridge Street shortly before 7 a.m. Maria Elena Cruz captured the scene around 7:20.

By - 8/13/14 - 8:11 am

The Globe reports the Beacon Hill Civic Association filed suit yesterday against the handicap access ramps the city started installing, also yesterday.

The group alleges the ramps don't fit in with the historic nature of the august neighborhood, that there are alternative designs that are less icky and that the city failed to get OKs from the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission, the Massachusetts... Read more

By - 8/7/14 - 11:04 pm

Firefighters from both sides of the Charles and State Police converged on the Charles River near the Longfellow Bridge after a person was spotted jumping off the bridge around 8:25 p.m.

The Boston Fire Department reported around 10:50 p.m. that Cambridge firefighters recovered the person's body.

By - 7/31/14 - 9:06 pm
Sign on Beacon Hill

A concerned citizen requests something be done:

Inappropriate signage in a residental area @ 42 Cedar Lane Way.

By - 7/29/14 - 2:18 pm

Boston Police report arresting three people who allegedly used a fire escape and scaffolding to clamber to the top of 9 Park St. early this morning.

Police required the help of a BFD ladder truck to get the suspects - and the arresting officers - down.

Police say officers responded around 1:45 a.m. after a neighbor called 911 to report hearing people up on... Read more

By - 7/28/14 - 8:01 pm
Clouds after the storm

Jared Villemaire photographed the interesting clouds over Beacon Hill late this afternoon after a morning of some pretty wild weather.

Rosalia, meanwhile, went for a walk on the Longfellow Bridge and couldn't help but notice the sunset underneath the cloud deck:

By - 7/27/14 - 2:15 pm
Walking in the rain towards the Esplanade

JB Parrett photographed some rainstrolling on the wallkway to the Esplanade from Beacon Hill this afternoon.

By - 7/26/14 - 8:49 pm

boston.com:

An anti-illegal immigration rally on Beacon Hill outside the State House on Saturday, July 26 was teeming with protesters.

While Bree Sison of CBS Boston estimated that the gathering drew hundreds of people, Jeff Kuhner, the host of WRKO’s The Kuhner Report, who organized the rally, put the number closer to 10,000 people.

By - 7/25/14 - 9:16 am
Horseshoe crab door knocker on Beacon Hill

Max Grinnell noticed this unusual door knocker while ambling about Beacon Hill the other day.

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