Neil the roving UHub photographer captured some of the 33,000 flags planted in the Common to commemorate Massachusetts servicemen and women who've died in the line of duty since the Civil War.... Read more
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports somebody's gotten permission to shoot off fireworks over the Charles by the Museum of Science for about 10 minutes tonight, starting around 9:30 p.m.
Steve Annear at BostInno posts a photo of chained Ride riders across Beacon Street today, protesting fare increases scheduled to go into effect on July 1. Alternatives for Community and Environment has more photos.
State Police have asked the city DPW to send somebody over with a bolt cutter.... Read more
It's one of Boston's most endearing celebrations - the annual Make Way for Ducklings parade from the State House to the Public Garden. Today was an almost perfect day for a waddling procession - the only problem was it was so warm some kids were getting out of their costumes even before they made the turn from Beacon Street onto Joy.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Zoning Board of Appeals squashed Villa Mexico's request to move from its current location in a Cambridge Street gas station around the corner. Maybe a bank could move in instead.
City Councilor Mike Ross (Beacon Hill, Back Bay) wants to make it tougher for banks to open along Beacon Hill's main shopping street.
The City Council tomorrow considers a request from Ross for a hearing on a measure that would require banks to go before the zoning board for permission to open new branches. Currently, any bank can just waltz right in, sign a lease... Read more
Late in the evening on April 26, 1933, a call came into the State House press room - the Sacred Cod was gone. The reporter who took the call at... Read more
The Greater Boston Tea Party wishes it known it has nothing to do with - and wants nothing to do with - the Mass Tea Party Coalition that is organizing a rally on the Common this Sunday:
For nearly three years, Greater Boston Tea Party has been strongly focused on the serious fiscal issues facing the Commonwealth and this country. Our organization does not... Read more
In advance of a visit by the Brazilian president today, the Secret Service no less ordered Occupy MBTA evicted from the State House steps last night. State Police provided some trucks so the protesters could move their stuff; they'll be allowed back today after the departure of Dilma Rousseff, her eyes protected from the sight of Americans clinging to the quaint idea they have... Read more
Patrick Cannon yesterday acknowledged in court he was the guy clad in a white graduation gown and a ski mask who held up the Cambridge Trust branch at Beacon and Charles last Aug. 17, the US Attorney's Office in Boston reports.
Cannon, who was on parole for another bank job at the time, will be sentenced on June 19, when he faces up to... Read more
MassBike reports MassDOT has picked a design for the renovation of the Longfellow that features just one vehicle lane outbound and wider lanes for bicyclists and pedestrians in both directions.
Rob Stanhope captured an early St. Patrick's Day celebration in the Public Garden.
State Police report arresting Ryan Parrott, 24, this morning, following a chase across O'Brien Highway that involved a helicopter and a police dog.
Museum security guards called the nearby State Police barracks shortly before 11 a.m. to report they were chasing a suspect, according to a State Police statement:
At 10:59 a.m. troopers observed the man leaving the parking garage and running across Monsignor O'Brien... Read more
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The Globe and the Herald report on a plan for the Esplandade that calls for better access across Storrow Drive, a cafe next to the Hatch Shell, doing more with the Charles River dam and the Muddy River and just generally sprucing up the existing facilities after decades of neglect. Another idea would be a 100-foot-tall Ferris wheel by the Museum of Science.... Read more
Channel 25 reports one of its Lowell watchers spotted the wee pet, dognapped from outside the Beacon Hill Whole Foods the other night:
He called to "Pebbles" and the dog came to him while the two women ran away, reports the Lowell Police.... Read more