Beacon Hill

By - 11/7/14 - 4:31 pm

State Police report a truck storrowed on Storrow Drive outbound at the Longfellow Bridge and got wedged in real good around 3:30 p.m. All of its remains were hauled away by 4:20 p.m., however.

By - 11/7/14 - 7:49 am

Paul Levy says farewell to John Winthrop Sears, a gubernatorial candidate and the last Republican to win a seat on the Boston City Council. He died on Election Day. Levy recalls an interview he did with Sears about his role as commissioner of the MDC - many of whose tasks Levy would later take on as head of the new MWRA.

I loved spending time with John. He was as public-spirited as anybody, a great conversationalist, and one of the last of the old New England "Yankees" to serve in public office.

By - 11/6/14 - 9:49 am
Near Storrowing on Storrow Drive in Boston

Christopher was among the commuters who had plenty of time to ponder the issue on the ramp to Storrow Drive from I-93 this morning, when a truck driver suddenly realized that, hey, that sign wasn't fooling.

By - 11/3/14 - 12:57 am

commonwealthmagazine.org:

Polito’s tea party associations and a decade-long conservative voting record on Beacon Hill may undercut Baker’s move to the middle.

By - 11/1/14 - 10:43 am
Stuck Red Line train in Boston

The scene around 10:30. Photo by Stephen Marsden.

Firefighters responded to Charles/MGH around 10:15 a.m. for a fire that started in the wheel assembly of an inbound car on a Red Line train. They made short work of the fire, but, of course, that meant "severe" delays - as well as smoke in Kendall station.

Around 10:40 a.m., the train was pushed into the station for inspection before being pushed to the Cabot train yard in South Boston.

By - 10/31/14 - 6:12 pm

Throughout the governor’s race, Republican Charlie Baker has promoted himself as sensitive man. But a mournful moment in a finial debate became a major headache for Baker and sparked a media fact-checking frenzy that may not be over.

By - 10/29/14 - 9:08 am

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Watch the whole video over at WCVB.

UPDATE:

By - 10/28/14 - 4:47 pm
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By - 10/28/14 - 3:56 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports on a couple of brothers who have created an app that lets you arrange for dry cleaning over your phone - you set the date and time and somebody comes and picks up your clothes, then returns them when they're done, at least in downtown, the Back Bay, Beacon Hill and the North End.

By - 10/28/14 - 11:58 am
By - 10/24/14 - 10:21 am

The Boston Courant reports state transportation officials are working on plans to stick both sides of Storrow Drive under a Longfellow Bridge arch, which would let Mass. Eye and Ear Infirmary expand one of its buildings and dig a new parking garage under the current Infirmary parking lot in exchange for giving up the parking lot for the new road alignment and new parkland (Ed. note: Link goes to a JPG image of the article, because the Courant remains one of the few newspapers in America to resist the Web).

By - 10/21/14 - 4:28 pm

This afternoon on Radio Boston FM 90.9 Karyn Polito, Charlie Baker's far-right Lt. Gov. candidate, made the claim " I am not a Tea Party candidate." Hilarity ensued.

Part 1:

By - 10/19/14 - 11:37 pm

commonwealthmagazine:

Baker's much-vaunted outreach to people who traditionally do not vote Republican took a big hit Tuesday night when he was a no-show at MIRA's gubernatorial forum on immigration and civil liberties in Boston.

By - 10/19/14 - 7:19 pm
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Ed. note: I originally had a photo of a man being placed in a cruiser. That guy had dreadlocks, but Hutchinson had a short haircut in court the next morning. I've taken down the photo - there was another arrest around the same time for an unrelated incident near the Common and the photo might have shown that guy.

By - 10/14/14 - 5:13 pm

Awaiting word on the Common. Photo by Ed Coppinger.

UPDATE: NECN reports the suspect is a 34-year-old homeless man already wanted for assaulting a cop.

At the Soldiers and Sailors Monument. One of the rangers injured so badly the homicide unit has been called in, just in case. Suspect arrested at Beacon and Charles.

By - 10/7/14 - 2:58 pm
Burned up car on Storrow Drive in Boston

Dia captured the remains of the car that caught fire around 1:45 p.m. on Storrow Drive near Charles Circle - after she watched the car burn. She reports the driver made it out OK.

Flaming car on Storrow Drive
By - 9/30/14 - 4:50 pm

hesterprynne.net:

As reported last week in the Globe, the folks at the Commonwealth Future PAC have spent $3.6 million so far in the race for governor, rooting for Team Baker to beat Team Coakley.

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