Roxbury, MA â€“ It is election season for Massachusetts residents! There are so many important issues that need to be addressed. Whether it be violence in the community, education, the economy, or green energy, everyone needs to be heard. For the first time, the Young Professionals Network of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts (YPNULEM) is hosting a series entitled â€śCandid Conversationsâ€ť. During this series, the community has the opportunity to speak to candidates directly and learn how each candidate stands on issues that matter the most to them. All are welcome to attend.
A man nabbed for alleged fare jumping at Ruggles last year was picked up for the same offense at Forest Hills yesterday afternoon, Transit Police report.
Although piggybacking behind a paying customer normally only means a ticket, in both cases, Juan Garcia was arrested because he had outstanding warrants charging him with assault and battery on a police officer.
Globe column on the Beacon Hill ramp lawsuit:
Beacon Hill residents are being scorned for insisting that city officials respect the architectural integrity of this historic neighborhood during efforts to upgrade accessibility ramps for the disabled. Actually, the preservationists are right â€” but in Boston, that only guarantees they will get roughed up twice as hard.
Tin Roof Rusted captured a flaming gas lamp on Mt. Vernon Street around 3:40 p.m. Boston firefighters, of course, quickly arrived to douse the flames.
Hedge and some rowers had the Charles River to themselves this morning.
A car wound up sideways on Cambridge Street shortly before 7 a.m. Maria Elena Cruz captured the scene around 7:20.
Conqy photographed people gathered on the Common as part of a national vigil at 7 p.m.
The Globe reports the Beacon Hill Civic Association filed suit yesterday against the handicap access ramps the city started installing, also yesterday.
Firefighters from both sides of the Charles and State Police converged on the Charles River near the Longfellow Bridge after a person was spotted jumping off the bridge around 8:25 p.m.
The Boston Fire Department reported around 10:50 p.m. that Cambridge firefighters recovered the person's body.
A concerned citizen requests something be done:
Inappropriate signage in a residental area @ 42 Cedar Lane Way.
Boston Police report arresting three people who allegedly used a fire escape and scaffolding to clamber to the top of 9 Park St. early this morning.
Police required the help of a BFD ladder truck to get the suspects - and the arresting officers - down.
Police say officers responded around 1:45 a.m. after a neighbor called 911 to report hearing people up on the roof.
JB Parrett photographed some rainstrolling on the wallkway to the Esplanade from Beacon Hill this afternoon.
An anti-illegal immigration rally on Beacon Hill outside the State House on Saturday, July 26 was teeming with protesters.
While Bree Sison of CBS Boston estimated that the gathering drew hundreds of people, Jeff Kuhner, the host of WRKOâ€™s The Kuhner Report, who organized the rally, put the number closer to 10,000 people.
Max Grinnell noticed this unusual door knocker while ambling about Beacon Hill the other day.
No protests. No children in the schools. No effect on city services. Two children with pneumonia treated at a local hospital and paid for by the federal government.
That's how the first month has played out at Naval Base Ventura Countyâ€”Port Hueneme in Oxnard, California, where unaccompanied immigrant children are being housed
Boston Restaurant Talk reports Figs on Charles Street is closed "for renovations."
An irate citizen complains:
Fox 25 regularly has vehicles parked on sidewalk in front of the State House. Why is this gross violation tolerated? 1) it's a no parking zone 2) they block the sidewalk 3) security risk 4) terrible foreground for tourist pictures of our historic capital building.
The Boston Business Journal reports.
Karen Cord Taylor ponders why Mayor Walsh, who came into office with such promise and youthful vigor, is taking the side of a "dictatorial public works department that decided to destroy a cityâ€™s historic fabric with no consultation with a neighborhood" rather than listen to Beacon Hill residents who are only seeking to ensure handicap access ramps fit into the local millieu, like in Cambridge.
Boston leaders are always worried - is this city really world-class or not? City agencies that operate on a level of cheap, uninspired, unvetted solutions make it clear that Boston has a long way to go before it can be "world-class."