Beacon Hill

By - 6/27/13 - 12:21 pm

David Bernstein talks to Michael Nichols, one of the numerous candidates running to replace Mike Ross as district 8 councilor in the fall elections.

By - 6/13/13 - 7:13 pm

Seems some bicyclists are e-mailing the city Parks and Recreation Department all huffy about the new no-bicycling stencils applied to walkways on the Common last week.

But the ban is actually nothing new - it's just that, unlike in the Public Garden, where bicyclists are also warned to stay out, the previous stencils had faded away, Parks spokeswoman Jacquelyn Goddard says. "This is not a... Read more

By - 6/6/13 - 6:02 pm

Frog Pond Freddie will be there to lead opening ceremonies for the spray and wading area at 11 a.m. that day, the city announces.

By - 6/4/13 - 12:19 pm

Anne Frank sapling gets its first mulching.Anne Frank sapling gets its first mulching.

City and Dutch officials today dedicated a sapling from the chestnut tree that stood outside Anne Frank's refuge and that she wrote in her diary gave her much comfort.... Read more

By - 6/3/13 - 9:19 pm

Boston Police have released this video, which they say may show the man responsible for at least one of the three sexual assaults on Beacon Hill Thursday and Friday.

Police describe him as white, in his early 20s, about 5'8" with a thin build and fair skin, dark hair and dark... Read more

By - 6/3/13 - 9:48 am


A peeved citizen on Myrtle Street on Beacon Hill complains:

Resident from down the street put computers out in trash, sanitation dept put a note on them informing the resident they could not be disposed in street trash. Resident carried them up the street five houses

... Read more
By - 6/1/13 - 4:51 pm

Boston Police report one woman was raped and two others groped in attacks that may be by the same man.

In the first incident, around 2:15 p.m. on Thursday on Anderson Street, a woman was about to enter her home when a man came up to her from behind and groped her:

The victim yelled for help and the suspect fled on Anderson Street

... Read more
By - 5/28/13 - 9:38 pm

Unofficial city returns show state Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry with roughly 82% of the vote against Republican Joe Ureneck.

So who will host next year's St. Patrick's Day breakfast in South Boston?

Meanwhile, in the Democratic primary in the 8th Suffolk state rep's race, Jay Livingstone beat Josh Dawson roughly 68-32.

By - 5/25/13 - 1:20 pm

Gas masks

Boston woke up on Dec. 8, 1941 a changed, frightened and determined city. With war declared, Boston felt particularly vulnerable, given its position right on the coast. But Boston also rolled up its sleeves to help fend off the Axis. Scores of Leslie Jones photos... Read more

By - 5/25/13 - 10:03 am

Good Morning Gloucester shows us the 33,000 flags planted on Boston Common this weekend in honor of service members killed in recent wars.

By - 5/24/13 - 8:13 am

Wicked Local Cambridge reports on the race between Jay Livingstone and Josh Dawson to replace current state Rep. Marty Walz.

The primary is next Tuesday.

By - 5/23/13 - 1:03 pm

A federal grand jury has indicted a former Whitey Bulger lieutenant on charges he took control of a small Beacon Hill church and then looted the income from an apartment building it owns for a decade.

Edward MacKenzie was arraigned in US District Court in Boston this week on a variety of racketeering, money laundering, wire fraud and extortion charges, all related to his role... Read more

By - 4/28/13 - 7:04 pm

A flood of complaints poured in late this afternoon from downtown, the Back Bay and Beacon Hill, where a large contingent of people on dirt bikes, motorcycles and ATVs briefly took over the streets.

At 5:26, Gabe tweeted:

A legit gang of a couple dozen 4wheelers and dirtbikes just ran the red light at Washington & Essex street...confused.

At 5:47, Caitlin tweeted:... Read more

By - 4/27/13 - 6:28 pm

At 10:50 a.m., Bobby Main tweeted:

Uhaul stuck at bridge on Storrow heading east by Mass. Eye and Ear.

By - 4/26/13 - 2:21 pm

After a passerby spotted the body around 9:20 this morning by the Teddy Ebersol ballfields, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Detectives have a tentative ID based on his wallet, but have yet to release his name pending notification of next of kin, the DA's office says, adding, however, that he is from the greater Boston area.

There are no immediate signs of foul... Read more

By - 4/18/13 - 1:43 pm

Ticketed truck

Yes, that is a Boston parking ticket on the windshield of one of the trucks that has turned the Charles Street side of the Common into a National Guard encampment. Richard Lynds couldn't believe it, either.

UPDATE: See comment below: The city didn't... Read more

By - 4/17/13 - 3:24 pm

The Celebrity Beacon Hill Town Crier was giving Bostonians on the Common the news they needed today.

By - 4/12/13 - 9:01 am

David Bernstein reports that with Councilor Mike Ross (Mission Hill, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Fenway) running for mayor, Joshua Zakim, now running Joshua Dawson's campaign to replace Marty Walz in the House of Representatives, will be running to replace Ross. Phew. And yes, Zakim is the son of the late Leonard Zakim, as in the bridge.

He'll be running in District 8 against Greg... Read more