Mike the Mad Biologist reports that a resident of the Beacon Hill street got so fed up with bags of dog shit being left all along the street that he or she put out a trash can in the hopes that dog owners would use it - and city trash collectors would empty it. Naturally, this being Beacon Hill, somebody else promptly put a... Read more
A roving UHub photographer came upon this scene around 2 p.m. today:
City of Boston Parks Department trash truck hit a woman riding a bike at the corner of Beacon and Charles.
A Boston resident has spent the past decade battling his way through the permitting and approval process that would allow him to build his dream house on what is currently an empty lot on the flat of Beacon Hill.
But now, just after receiving the final sign-off on his plans, he's decided he doesn't want to, after all.
In 2003, Beacon Hill resident and Delta... Read more
UPDATE: The Globe reports the man with gun was, in fact, a kid with a new pellet gun. No word if his name was Ralphie or if he was warned about shooting his eye out.
State and Boston Police are looking for a blue 2001 Chrysler mini-van, Mass, plates 13618, for an incident around noon outside the State House. Stanley Staco reports:
Occupant... Read more
Final (if still unofficial) city and districtwide results. The city has yet to release ward-by-ward numbers, but NorthEndWaterfront.com tallied them for the North End, Beacon Hill and downtown.
Jim O'Sullivan ponders the race geographically, since it pits two guys who don't live anywhere near the geographic center of the city. He notes that while Walsh beat Connolly bigtime in Dorchester, Connolly won... Read more
David Wittenberg captured the scene today at the precinct at the State House.
Around 10:45 p.m., Stanley Staco reports.
David Geller filed this report on some excitement on the Common yesterday:
Landed right next to our Sunday morning football game at the softball field. Was swooping for a squirrel but missed him.
Four of the five candidates running to take Mike Ross's place on the City Council said tonight it's way past time for the city to give District 8 more elementary schools.
The fifth candidate, Angelica Addivinola might have agreed as well, but she didn't attend a forum sponsored by the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay at the Copley Square library. The field will... Read more
This just in from City Hall:
The Boston Parks and Recreation Department announced today that a 2013 Park Permit has been granted to the MassCann/NORML Boston Freedom Rally to hold an event/concert on Boston Common on September 14. The permit gives the group permission to hold the event from 12pm-6pm on September 14.
Mass. Eye and Ear reports some of its top docs have just released findings on figuring out the best way to stop a nose bleed severe enough to warrant a trip to the ER:
According to the study, nondissolvable packing demonstrated the highest rate of failure or recurrence (57.4 percent) for initial bleed management. Chemical cautery was significantly more successful in achieving lasting hemostasis... Read more
Michael Buell photographed a protest against military action in Syria outside John Kerry's Louisburg Square digs this afternoon.
Roving UHub photographer Will Kilburn reports:
While I was listening to the Clash's "Police On My Back" on the Worcester Line, this little guy landed on my leg... and stayed there all the way to Beacon Hill, where I finally... Read more
Maria Elena Cruz watched the whole thing unfold shortly after 5 p.m.:
Just witnessed an assault on a woman at MGH Station. This amazing guy jumped out of his bike, in front of cars to save her. Huge dude choked and dragged woman to floor right outside the back-door exit of MGH. Guy riding bike on street jumps in front of cars to confront... Read more