Beacon Hill

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

... Read more
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

By - 11/17/13 - 11:33 am
Passive aggressive note

JF spotted a passive-aggressive note on a bicycle on Beacon Hill this morning. A passive-aggressive note written on a typewriter. A typewriter!

By - 11/16/13 - 7:23 pm
Passive aggressive note

Jed Hresko forwards this photo of some extreme passive aggressiveness: Somebody peeved at a cardboard box in an alley off Columbus Avenue in the South End spent some serious time explaining how to properly recycle the box - by writing down the directions on two sides of the box itself, because, naturally, whoever put the box out there will come out frequently to admire his... Read more

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

Update: Arrest made.

A woman's screams from one end of the outbound Charles/MGH platform got the attention of other people waiting for the train shortly before 9:30 this morning - and some of them started running after the guy who'd just grabbed her purse. Sarah Connors reports:

{It was] on platform, pretty far from the exit. Lady started yelling, dude started weaving through

... Read more
By - 11/12/13 - 7:50 am

At 7:28 a.m., Mike Connor tweeted:

It's officially snowing in Boston. Snow is blowing into the red line car "standing by for a moment" at MGH.

A train died on the Red Line this morning, of course, this time at Alewife. Also, the T reports issues on the Red Line and some commuter lines with slippery rail, caused not by the snow but by... Read more

By - 10/27/13 - 8:21 pm
Frog leads parade

A big frog led a parade around the Frog Pond today during the city's Halloween pumpkin festival, which featured floating pumpkins, giant bubbles, kettle corn and a chance to go down a slide while dressed as a princess.

And Tom Menino was there, making his last Halloween appearance on the Common as mayor. He moved slowly through a dense knot of people as parents brought... Read more

By - 10/25/13 - 1:45 pm

The BPL's posted sketches by Robert McCloskey as he prepared the famous children's book, from studies of ducks (lots and lots of studies of ducks) to drawings of the Public Garden and the nearby areas of Beacon Hill.

By - 10/22/13 - 9:54 am
Duck with a beard

Just in case there were any doubt, Django Bliss shows us for whom Mrs. Mallard is rooting in the World Series.

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