Karen Cord Taylor tags along with a Beacon Hill resident who now does most of her weekly grocery shopping at the Boston Public Market at Haymarket.
A developer last week filed detailed plans with the BRA to convert two former Suffolk University buildings on Temple Street behind the State House into a 75-unit luxury condo development.
JDMD Owner, LLC, of Dedham, says the project will meet what it says is "significant need" in Boston in general and Beacon Hill in particular, for "high-quality housing," as well as rid the neighborhood of some of those annoying college students. Read more.
Somebody left a suitcase at Mt. Vernon and Hancock streets, basically next to the State House. Declared not actually suspicious around 11:55 a.m.
New England Folklore disabuses us of the legend that hookers are named for Fighting Joe Hooker, a Civil War general from Massachusetts. For one thing, the term was already in use by 1845.
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Maybe Beacon Hill squirrels are bulking up, or maybe, as a concerned citizen complains, the wind blew this table into that tree at Mt. Vernon and River streets. In any case:
Poses danger of falling in someone, please help extract.
Last night, Sara noticed a couch sitting at the corner of Anderson and Phillips streets on Beacon Hill. This morning, she reports, the couch was still out - but across the street.
The Back Bay Sun has added a reporter, changed its name to the Boston Sun and expanded into the South End and Fenway, neighborhoods, which lost a source of local news when the Boston Courant ended its press run earlier this month.
The paper is owned by the Independent Newspaper Group of Revere, which publishes weekly papers from Lynn to Jamaica Plain, including the Beacon Hill Times.
John Gage urges people to avoid Storrow near Leverett or to just abandon all hope.
Bradley reports seeing the fabled white squirrel of Boston Common at lunchtime today:
Looked away briefly and he was gone.
You know it's cold when even the Public Garden duck family puts on capes, as Alyssa Martin shows us.
The Boston Cyclists Union did this video today on the first day the new sidewalk was open to bicycles on the Longfellow.
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.
Mike Freedberg introduces us to the six declared candidates for the First Suffolk and Middlesex state-senate seat.
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.
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.
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.