Richard Chudy reports the burger at Clink is good, but not orgasmically, $17 good:
[T]his is very good burger, but anything that is this expensive has to be out-of-this-world. A fried egg and cheddar cheese in no way make this a luxurious burger, you end up paying for the allure of the Liberty Hotel, which is unique in its own way, but the ambiance should not dictate the price of a hamburger.
Compare to the $22 burger at Asana.
Antique cars back out for the season. Spotted at lunch time today on Charles Street. Two scruffy guys came out of it, so funny.
The T is shutting down trolley service to Science Park and Lechmere between April 30 and November, so it can install elevators and other improvements at Science Park. Buses will run instead.
The T says by shutting down the line entirely, it will shave six months off the Science Park work.
Marjorie Arons-Barron reports on an incident near Charles Circle yesterday involving ten kids on bicycles riding abreast on Cambridge Street, and an increasingly impatient driver who finally had enough:
It didn't work out too well. The white car sideswiped a weaving cyclist, who flew in one direction, his bike in the other. The car never stopped or pulled over. Fortunately, the bicycle rider picked himself up, retrieved his bike and his helmet and, somewhat shakily, rode to rejoin the other riders in the pack, who had stopped not far from the Liberty Hotel.
The chairwoman of the Boston Licensing Board had some simple advice for the owners of the iconic Beacon Hill bar: The next time a Boston Police detective tells them to move a bench away from an emergency exit, move it.
It's a story only the Herald could love: Blue bloods boil over noise of medical helicopters, complete with a classic Herald front page that makes the case that Beacon Hill residents would rather see poor people in medical helicopters headed to Mass. General die than disturb their peace.
Penny Cherubino gets a great shot of the scene on one Beacon Hill street yesterday during the ritual towing of the cars before street sweeping.
Karen Cord Taylor considers opposition to a plan by Mass. Eye and Ear to replace its Charles Circle parking lot with a four-story office building:
The BHCA opposes this change of use, but it has not spoken out when the hospitals have RENTED space on Beacon Hill. MGH moved into the whole second floor above Harvard Gardens less than ten years ago. MEEI recently moved out of the two-story building at West Cedar Street and Charles Circle, which it occupied for ten years. One could consider a new building at Charles Circle simply a replacement for their rental space at the end of West Cedar.
The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today a member of the royal House of Saud violated parole after serving time for drunkenly running a man down on Charles Street because he failed to supply a DNA sample before he was booted out of the country.
The ruling means Bader al Saud could be thrown in jail if he ever steps foot on American soil.
Boston Police report a possible break in ending a spate of bicycle thefts on Beacon Hill and the Common over the past month: The arrest of Matthew Berry, 30, of Somerville.
Police say one of the theft victims was scanning Craigslist when he saw a bicycle that looked like his. After he contacted police, a detective contacted the seller and arranged to meet him to look the bike over, which he did and then arrested Berry, police say.
The Globe reports on yesterday's dramatic Red Line rescue and says the T is reacting to "poor decision making" that led to deadly holes being covered with
Bounty towels plywood by ordering all such sheets replaced with steel.
UPDATE, 7 a.m.: They got him out and he's alive.
Firefighters are at the Charles/MGH T stop this morning, attempting to extricate an MBTA power-department worker who fell 35 feet in a 2x2 concrete shaft around 4:30 a.m.
Buses are substituting for Red Line service between Kendall and Broadway.
Earl of Sandwich has won a city lease to turn the one-time Pink Palace men's room into a take-out stand, according to City Councilor Mike Ross. The Pink Palace is the boarded-up, partially roofless octagonal structure in the middle of the Common.
The hot-sandwich chain already has an outlet at Logan Airport's Terminal E.
Ben Becker photographed the Make Way for Ducklings statues in their Mardi Gras finest.
Filed on Citizen Connect today:
Why is it that the Park Rangers do not have to pick up their horses waste? It's a heck of alot worse than any dog, especially at the exit of the parking garage on the common. They should have to clean up after the horse.
And books and chairs, the Globe reports.
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Boston Police report arresting two men for a knifepoint robbery last night and say they expect to charge the pair for "numerous other robberies" on and near the Common.
Tommy Gedeus, 20, and Christian Ruiz, 18, were arrested and charged with armed robbery and resisting arrest shortly after 7 p.m. after two officers noticed them being chased by a third man. The two disregarded police orders to stop and instead tried fleeing into the Park Street T stop, where they were collared at the fare gates, police say.