Beacon Hill

By - 3/22/10 - 8:44 am

It's not just that there was a "medical emergency" at Charles/MGH (although if you're going to have a medical emergency ..), but that an inbound train chose to die on the Longfellow this morning

"The worst is having people walk by, watching you not move," Marti V. tweets. At least, until somebody pushes the emergency button, apparently just because they can.

By - 3/20/10 - 9:55 pm

Capuano explains:

Although I am not happy with every aspect of this bill, I have come to the conclusion that the benefits for Massachusetts and the country outweigh the problems.

By - 3/17/10 - 12:34 pm

Megan Johnson photographs an appropriately attired trash guy on her street today.

By - 3/13/10 - 9:56 am

Ross Levanto notes he can now sleep in on Saturdays if he'd parked his car on Beacon Street the night before, thanks to a change in the city's parking rules for the street. It's no small thing in the over-parked neighborhood:

By - 3/10/10 - 6:34 pm

Megan Johnson, who admits to stealing toilet papers from public loos in her current unemployment, still tried to help out the panhandler who asked her for change at Boylston and Charles today. She gave him what she had, which was a bunch of pennies - which he then threw at her. But the Boloco people who saw the whole thing gave her a free smoothie - and she reports her regular panhandler, at Beacon and Charles, volunteered to go find the first guy and beat him up after she told him what had happened.

By - 3/7/10 - 1:41 am

Posh library. Sanctuary for eminent Bostonians. Brahmin enclave. There has always been a mystique surrounding the Athenæum. Look inside the door with this review of Culture Club: the Curious History of the Boston Athenæum.

By - 3/1/10 - 4:03 pm

John Ford reports one Beacon Hill house under agreement recently failed its home inspection because the granite counter tops in the kitchen were emitting more than the safe amount of radon.

By - 2/27/10 - 1:17 pm

Craig Goedecke reports on a protest planned for this coming Wednesday at the State House against a bill that would reduce the amount of tax credits available for moviemakers in Massachusetts:

By - 2/23/10 - 10:52 am

A lawyer for the Liberty Hotel bar offered no excuses for Clink serving drinks 40 minutes past its legal closing time on Nov. 1, but did offer a possible explanation: Modern technology.

Appearing before the Boston Licensing Board, William Coyne Jr. noted that Halloween, when Clink had a Halloween event, was the night clocks were supposed to be turned back. And you know how cell phones and BlackBerries can be, he told the board.

By - 2/22/10 - 9:38 pm

Hackneyed Sojourn recalls the days when he drove a cab for Town Taxi, the preferred coach of the moneyed classes on Beacon Hill:

By - 2/5/10 - 9:41 pm

JJ Leslie was among the unfortunate who spent more than 30 minutes in a dead inbound Red Line train on the Longfellow tonight. He live-tweeted the experience:

9:01. MBTA Red Line inbound broken down just before Charles MGH. 30 minute downtime. At least we are not in the tunnel.

9:11. Stuck on the bridge. Now getting a push. One kid just took a leak in a cup. A few people freaked out. Swearing at driver.

By - 1/14/10 - 11:08 am

The Massachusetts Court of Appeals today reversed a Boston man's gun-possession conviction because prosecutors failed to prove he owned the gun in the friend's car he was driving at the time - or that he even knew the weapon was there.

Two state troopers pulled Jeffrey Snow over around 12:30 a.m. on Aug. 27, 2007 after they watched him come off the Longfellow and run through a red light with no headlights on. Snow was at the wheel of a friend's car as a designated driver following the Cambridge Caribbean Festival. He said he had no idea there was a gun in the car, wedged between the driver's seat and the center console.

By - 1/10/10 - 10:16 pm

Gee, and it's been so nice getting in and out of the post office or the grocery store without standing in line for half an hour, and having parking spaces open for friends to come visit. Oh well, looks like that's all over 'til May.

Students at the bigger/more notable institutions come tromping back:

By - 1/7/10 - 1:57 pm

Scene on the Common the other day.

By - 1/2/10 - 11:31 am

Penny Cherubino photographed a dude who'd cleared off some snow so he could slide across the Public Garden Lagoon.

By - 11/2/09 - 2:40 pm

PelosiFrancis Pelosi, 56, of Boston, was arrested around 7 p.m. yesterday after he locked himself in an emergency-department men's room at Massachusetts General Hospital, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

While arguing with hospital staff and police trying to get him out, Pelosi allegedly threatened to kill the Chelsea police chief, the DA's office says, adding a former Chelsea chief now works in security for the hospital.

By - 10/30/09 - 11:25 am

Boston's largest, most award-winningest newspaper has a handy tip for Beacon Hill parents on Halloween: "Wash any loose rat droppings from your kid's candy before ingesting."

Also alerts us that lots of college students live on Mission Hill and that drug users have been known to frequent Central Square.