Beacon Hill

By - 2/23/14 - 4:22 pm
Trash on Beacon Hill

Forget the nobs, what about the slobs? A concerned citizen complains about ye olde trashe on Irving Street:

Disgusting trash. 15 Irving Street rents to college kids who constantly put trash out on wrong days and not in secure bags. Rats constantly get into and tear apart their trash.

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By - 2/23/14 - 9:54 am

The Globe updates us on efforts to get handicap ramps and bumpy warning strips installed in the toniest of Boston's neighborhoods:

[T]he plan was rejected in December by officials of the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission, who complained about the materials proposed and said the bumpy plastic strips would mar the neighborhood’s Colonial-era character.

Yes, they would seriously detract from the hundreds of colonial automobiles... Read more

By - 2/22/14 - 4:51 pm
Venezuelan protest at the Massachusetts State House

Brian D'Amico watched protesters call for human rights in Venezuela on the steps of the State House this afternoon, after a march from Copley Square.

By - 2/14/14 - 8:56 am
Old and new UU logos

From old to new.

The Unitarian Universalist Association, based in Boston, today unveiled a new logo, as part of an overall branding strategy (yes, of course churches these days have branding strategies):

Our new logo, for many, will be the first introduction to who we are. It’s meant to entice a person to learn more. And it’s doing just that. Our random testing groups of UUs and non-UUs

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By - 2/6/14 - 6:26 am
Snow blob

Italian in Boston came across this snow creature on the Common last night.

By - 1/24/14 - 3:37 pm
Williams

Anthony Williams pleaded guilty to aggravated rape and kidnapping today and was sentenced to 18 to 22 years in state prison, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Williams admitted in Suffolk Superior Court that early on Nov. 10, 2012, he forced his way into an apartment at Joy and Myrtle streets, then raped its occupant and robbed her.

Williams had previously been ... Read more

By - 1/24/14 - 2:11 pm

Associated Press reports state Rep. Carlos Henriquez of Roxbury was brought to the State House from his cell today for a closed-door meeting.

By - 1/23/14 - 4:16 pm

Death pointed a bony finger at an inbound Red Line train at Charles/MGH shortly before 4 p.m. A trolley on the C Line departed this mortal coil before it could get to Cleveland Circle.

By - 1/9/14 - 5:32 pm

Well, actually, it's not picking up much at all right now, thanks to a southbound train that decided at Charles/MGH it needed a doctor right away.

By - 1/5/14 - 10:02 pm
Working on Bowdoin Street on Beacon Hill

Bowdoin Street on Beacon Hill remains shut tonight as workers try to repair the damage done by yesterday's water main break.

In addition to the burst main, workers also have to repair a road that buckled under the force of raging mini-torrent that rushed down to Cambridge Street.

Hannah diCicco took a photo of the repair work. Cherie L. King was on... Read more

By - 1/4/14 - 6:46 pm

Another water main burst this afternoon, this time under Bowdoin Street on Beacon Hill, buckling the roadway and sending a flood down the hill onto Cambridge Street, which had to be shut as well. At least this time, no bus or truck got eaten.

Brian D'Amico, who took the video, also posted photos of the watery mess.... Read more

By - 1/2/14 - 4:08 pm

There's a train at Charles/MGH with door issues.

But not all Red Line trains are stuck. Kat Nicole reports:

Stuck? My Alewife subway car is actually sliding backwards a bit on Longfellow bridge now. Hopefully we scrape across?

By - 1/2/14 - 2:34 pm

Boston Police report a local man gained entrance to North River Outfitters, 124 Charles St., shortly before 2 a.m. by throwing a series of bricks at its front window until it shattered.

Unfortunately for James Watson, 48, all that crashing and smashing awoke a nearby resident, who called police, who arrived in time to arrest him on a charge of destruction of personal... Read more

By - 12/31/13 - 3:16 pm

Around 2:50 p.m. at Charles/MGH as cops swarmed the station looking for somebody who might have robbed a bank in Central Square.

UPDATE: Cambridge Police report:

Cambridge police are currently investigating a bank robbery that occurred today at approximately 2:00 pm at Bank of America 727 Mass Avenue. The suspect passed a note, unknown amount of money was taken, no weapon was shown

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By - 12/31/13 - 10:55 am

No, they won't be counting down to the rockin' New Year tonight, but will tell you how long until the next Red Line train. The T reports they blinked into existence today.

By - 12/26/13 - 11:30 am

An eco-citizen on Beacon Hill complains of the annual December infestation of phone books:

Litter everywhere! Why are the phone companies allowed to dump a dead tree on everyone's doorstep?

Earlier:
The Globe's stupid pink bags.... Read more

By - 12/22/13 - 11:16 am
Public Common gates

Ryan Ruel looks through the gates of the Public Garden at the lights of the Commonwealth Avenue Mall.

Posted under this Creative Commons license and in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 12/18/13 - 1:25 pm

Let's hope he doesn't find the giant shrimp, at least, for the shrimp's sake.

H/t Sarah J. Galvez.

By - 12/8/13 - 2:33 pm

A persnickety citizen complains about these bundles of phone books on Mt. Vernon Street on Beacon Hill:

Verizon phone books left on street; who uses them anyway!!!!

By - 11/20/13 - 9:52 pm

Transit Police report arresting somebody too young to have his name released for the botched robbery attempt last week that ended with him being chased out of Charles/MGH by a group of fed-up commuters.

The teen was scheduled for an appearance in Boston Municipal Court's juvenile session on a charge of assault with intent to rob, police say.... Read more

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