Beacon Hill

By - 6/29/12 - 10:59 pm

A member of the House of Saud who faces arrest if he ever steps foot in the US for violating probation after he killed a man with his car in 2002 has asked a federal court to let him back in the country to argue why the arrest conditions should be lifted.

In 2005, Bader al Saud pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of motor-vehicle... Read more

By - 6/26/12 - 8:18 pm

The Frog Pond wading pool will officially open on Friday at 11 a.m.

The celebration will feature a special visit from official mascot Frog Pond Freddie, entertainment, arts and crafts activities, Fuel Up to Play 60 program activities featuring Hood Milk, face painting, ReadBoston book giveaways, and activities and giveaways from media sponsor Mix 104.1. Children of all ages are eligible to enter a

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By - 6/24/12 - 12:27 pm

Purple glass isn't the only reminder Beacon Hill homes have been around awhile, as Mike the Mad Biologist shows us.

By - 6/21/12 - 2:29 pm

State troopers recovered the body of a Boston man around 9 a.m. from the river on the Museum of Science side of the Longfellow Bridge, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

The man was 36, according to the DA's office, which declined further details. An autopsy will be performed to try to find out how he died.

By - 6/18/12 - 5:36 pm

UPDATE, 6:10 p.m. Firefighters confirmed fire is out, get off tracks, T to restore power.

Today's track fire is by Charles/MGH and, of course, it's causing delays - not to be confused with the morning delays caused by signal problems as JFK/UMass (maybe the T needs to stop giving stops dual names).

This is the first Red Line fire since last Thursday.... Read more

By - 5/28/12 - 11:17 pm

Memorial Day in Reading

Dennis Ebacher attended Memorial Day commemorations in Reading today.

Ed Hatfield took in the 33,000 flags on the Boston Common:

Flags on the Common

David... Read more

By - 5/23/12 - 10:20 pm

Lots of flags on the Common

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

By - 5/22/12 - 5:53 pm 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.

By - 5/21/12 - 12:21 pm

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

By - 5/13/12 - 5:34 pm

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.

By - 5/9/12 - 9:58 am

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.

By - 5/8/12 - 9:02 am

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

By - 4/24/12 - 8:43 am

Something fishy: State Police detective with the Cod.Something fishy: State Police detective with recovered Cod.

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

By - 4/14/12 - 10:02 am

Just put the piano on his bill.

Somewhere on Beacon Hill in 1941, a boy had a white duck as a pet, and Leslie Jones was there to chronicle it.

From the BPL Leslie Jones collection. Posted under this Creative Commons license.... Read more

By - 4/11/12 - 11:24 pm

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

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By - 4/10/12 - 7:32 am

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

By - 4/7/12 - 12:10 pm

Suspect. Photo via BPD.Suspect. Photo via BPD.

Updated, 6 p.m.

Boston Police report a man who robbed the CVS at Charles Circle this morning handed workers a note that said there were bombs both there and at the nearby West End branch of the BPL and to give... Read more

By - 3/16/12 - 11:18 am

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