Beacon Hill

By - 2/12/16 - 6:27 am
Make Way for Ducklings in capes

You know it's cold when even the Public Garden duck family puts on capes, as Alyssa Martin shows us.

By - 2/11/16 - 10:21 pm

Longfellow Phase 3 Bike Traffic

The Boston Cyclists Union did this video today on the first day the new sidewalk was open to bicycles on the Longfellow.

By - 2/11/16 - 4:10 pm

Neighbors heard a loud crash in the wee of the night (1am 2/11/16) on Codman Island, the toney piece of real estate separating Charles Street. Civic-minded Beacon Hillers picked up the remnants of an Audi's front end (including engine parts). Yet there's no police report and worse yet, no one who will own up to the damage and cover the costs to restore Codman Island to its natural manmade state. The car had to have been towed.

By - 2/10/16 - 10:46 pm

Mike Freedberg introduces us to the six declared candidates for the First Suffolk and Middlesex state-senate seat.

By - 2/3/16 - 5:47 pm
Rabbit on Commonwealth Avenue in the Back Bay

Deborah Elizabeth Finn reports spotting an urban bun in the tiny front yard of a home on Commonwealth Avenue between Hereford and Mass. Ave. today.

ABC Haskins, meanwhile, spotted a rabbit right outside 1 Ashburton Place today.

A Beacon Hill bunny last fall.

By - 2/2/16 - 7:58 am
$3,000 reward for information on whereabouts of Dr. George Parkman

The Massachusetts Historical Society is celebrating its 225th anniversary this year with, among other things, an online exhibit of 225 items from its collections, from colonial days to the Revolution and Civil War. Don't click on the link unless you have some time to spare!

Among the items: This poster seeking information on the whereabouts of prominent local physician George Parkman - he donated land for Harvard Medical School (we know the site today as the home of Mass. General Hospital), and, yes, the Parkman House on Beacon Hill was his home. Read more.

By - 1/23/16 - 6:52 pm
Stuck buses on Cambridge Street in Boston

Buses stuck on Cambridge Street by MGH. Photo by Caitlin Melnick.

First responders from both Cambridge and Boston and divers from Boston rushed to the Charles River near the Longfellow Bridge around 6:30 p.m. on what appeared to be a report that two people might be in the river. Read more.

By - 1/23/16 - 6:25 pm

Around 6:20 p.m., Harvey Leonard had this to say about the storm in the Boston area: "It's a very significant event" for the next hour or 2.

Megz reports: Read more.

By - 1/23/16 - 5:31 pm
Snow falling on the Public Garden bridge

Rachel took a walk through the Public Garden late this afternoon.

Around the same time, Michael Ratty on the other side of Charles Street, walking through the Common: Read more.

By - 1/18/16 - 9:50 am
Working on the Red Line tracks on the Longfellow Bridge

John McLachlan watched workers working on new Red Line tracks on the Longfellow Bridge yesterday. Read more.

By - 1/16/16 - 7:50 pm
Mrs. Mallard for the Pats

27-20. Bring on the next guys.

By - 1/6/16 - 9:45 pm

JDMD Owner, LLC, owned by three New Yorkers, has filed a letter of intent with the BRA to convert buildings at 33 and 61 Temple St. into 75 condominiums. Read more.

By - 12/24/15 - 2:26 pm
Skating at 70 on the Frog Pond

With temps approaching 70, Rachel reports the ice skating on Frog Pond today was more like puddle skating.

By - 12/24/15 - 9:01 am
Fire on Revere Street on Beacon Hill

The Boston Fire Department reports smoke from a fire in an apartment building at 80 Revere St. Wednesday night killed two dogs. A third dog was rescued.

The fire, reported around 8 p.m. in a second-floor kitchen of the five-story, ten-unit building, did an estimated $60,000 in damage, the department says. No people were injured.

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

Boston Magazine reports Bryon Hefner is registered to vote in Amherst, which is just a bit out of the 1st Suffolk and Middlesex state-senate district he said yesterday he might like to try his hand at representing. Legally, at least, that's not a problem - as long as he changes his registration to his Beacon Hill home before the election.

By - 12/15/15 - 8:13 am

State Rep. Jay Livingstone (D-Back Bay) announced last night he's running for the 1st Suffolk and Middlesex senate seat being vacated by Anthony Petruccelli.

His announcement came only hours after neighboring state Rep. Aaron Michlewitz (D-North End) announced he wasn't going to run for the seat. Read more.

By - 12/14/15 - 4:38 pm

Welp. Bryon Hefner tells Politico he might have a go at the state Senate seat being vacated by Anthony Petruccelli. Politico reports Rosenberg and Hefner share homes on Beacon Hill and in Amherst.

By - 12/13/15 - 2:58 pm
Cherry blossoms on Boston Common

Boston snapped these cherry blossoms on Boston Common today.

Ed. note: A lot less glamorous, but down the street from us, somebody's yard is full of dandelions.

By - 12/12/15 - 11:02 pm
Moms Demand Action

The Massachusetts chapter of Moms Demand Action held a march and protest rally at the State House today, on the third anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre. Greg Cook posts photos.