Walking Cinema: Murder on Beacon Hill is an iPhone app meant to bring you on a walking tour of the Beacon Hill sites associated with the murder of George Parkman, a Harvard Medical School professor killed in 1849 over an outstanding debt he was trying to collect, his dismembered remains stuffed into an old vault under his office.
Ashley Herrin photographed the Mallard family on Monday.
He was raised as an American aristocrat. As the eldest grandson of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt (niece of Teddy and 5th cousin to her husband) heâ€™s twice a Roosevelt, a name which means wealth and status. With his sister, he moved into the White House at age three and became a child celebrity.
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
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.
Megan Johnson photographs an appropriately attired trash guy on her street today.
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:
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.
Posh library. Sanctuary for eminent Bostonians. Brahmin enclave. There has always been a mystique surrounding the AthenĂ¦um. Look inside the door with this review of Culture Club: the Curious History of the Boston AthenĂ¦um.
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.
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.
Hackneyed Sojourn recalls the days when he drove a cab for Town Taxi, the preferred coach of the moneyed classes on Beacon Hill:
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.
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.
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: