Beacon Hill

By - 2/22/11 - 11:08 pm

State House protest for Wisconsin

By - 2/21/11 - 11:26 am

Unions hold a rally to support their state-government counterparts in Wisconsin Tuesday at 4 p.m. at the State House.

Via Blue Mass. Group.

By - 2/7/11 - 9:46 am

Green Bay

Katy looked out her window this morning at Charles River Park to spot an addition to a snow bank.

By - 2/6/11 - 11:10 pm

Hydrant clearing

Courtney Sacco photographed Rene Fielding of the Mayor's Office of Emergency Management helping to clear hydrants in Charlestown today. Troublewithtribbles photographed a road by Mass. General that is still so clogged with snow cars and trucks were parking in the travel lane.

No space left

Photos copyright Courtney Sacco and Troublewithtribbles respectively. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 2/4/11 - 12:39 pm

He might be a prisoner who just escaped from a work detail. Anne Allred at Channel 7 tweets police are now looking for Milton Walker, 39, serving time for auto theft, B&E and larceny.

By - 1/27/11 - 2:15 pm

As the Boston Athenaeum continues to dry out from flooding caused by a burst pipe, officials hope to re-open early next week.

In a daily e-mail update to members of the private library on Beacon Hill, Director and Librarian Paula Matthews said workers discovered the source of the flooding was a burst iron sprinkler pipe above the ceiling of one of the library's reading rooms. Once repaired, the library will be able to turn its sprinkler and fire-alarm systems back on, with the goal of re-opening in time for a Tuesday-evening lecture.

By - 1/23/11 - 9:28 pm

There's an article in today's Boston Globe Magazine with the title Home sweet hell: Falling into the condo trap.

A 27-year old novelist moved into a four-unit condominium building back in 1999. Almost immediately, she began having confrontations with her upstairs neighbors who, according to the article, had majority ownership of the condo association, meaning they pretty much controlled what did or did not happen in regard to the building.

She’d left her laundry in the building’s coin-op washer for too long, she’d left her boots in the hallway and created an eyesore, she’d arranged her things in the common storage unit in a way that somehow annoyed them.

But, the real story isn't the article (although it's written very well and is both entertaining and educational).

The message board reached a nasty level of discourse I'm only used to seeing on the other major Boston daily newspaper's site.

Criticism of the novelist:

  • she is a "self-centered brat"
By - 1/23/11 - 2:59 pm

It may sound counter-intuitive to those of us with just one pickup a week, but Ross Levanto explains how cutting the neighborhood's weekly trash pickups from three to two would make the place less trashy:

By - 1/16/11 - 6:04 pm

Channel 5 reports the coyote was shot when it tried to escape down an alley this morning. Boston Police tweet it was state environmental police who shot the canine, not them.

By - 1/8/11 - 12:26 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports torches being used to remove a cooling tower atop 165 Cambridge St. started a fire around 10:40 a.m.

The fire was contained to the cooling tower and there were no injuries, the department says, adding damage was about $100,000.

By - 1/6/11 - 7:30 pm

State House cake

Neal Gaffey attended Deval Patrick's inauguration at the State House, a centerpiece of which was a large cake in the shape of the building. Courtney Saccor photographed state Senate President Therese Murray administering the oath of office to Patrick as his wife Diane held a bible and Secretary of State Bill Galvin looked on:

Oath of office

Photos copyright Neal Gaffey and Courtney Sacco, respectively. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 1/1/11 - 10:04 pm

Matthew Cote videoed today's demolition of one of the melting Boston Common ice sculptures:

By - 12/15/10 - 10:00 pm

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By - 12/4/10 - 1:55 pm

MassDOT reports on the slightly less creaky Craigie Bridge, which will be partially shut off again sometime early next year for more repairs.

By - 11/27/10 - 2:43 pm


ChinatownKicks photographed the painting of ancient ruins covering up some ruins of a more recent vintage on Charles Street.

By - 11/11/10 - 10:20 am

Between 12:15 and 1 p.m. Carey Goldberg reports it's part of an effort to encourage people to get off their asses and walk.

By - 11/5/10 - 2:18 pm

Contractors are scheduled to begin repairing the drawbridge by the museum (the Craigie bridge for those of you in the know) tomorrow, which means shutting the Boston-bound side for a month.

Eepers. Pedestrians and bicyclists will continue to be allowed to cross the bridge, but they have to promise not to snicker or even mutter "I told you so" at people in motorized vehicles.

By - 11/1/10 - 8:46 am

Beacon Hill street

Chris Devers photographed a Beacon Hill street last night.

By - 10/30/10 - 5:49 pm

Mike Ball reports from the Boston Common event for people who couldn't make it to Washington today:

It was like a hippie event, at least for those of us old enough to recall those.

Truth be told, most of those at the rally looked old enough to recall.

What a great day for a tea party - would you care for a watercress sandwich?