Beacon Hill

By - 11/28/12 - 5:26 pm

Boston Municipal Court Judge Mark Hart Summerville set bail at $1 million for Anthony Williams, charged with forcing his way into a Beacon Hill residence and raping its occupant, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Should Williams, convicted of a 1996 rape in Salem, make bail, he'll still sit behind bars, because Summerville revoked his bail on an unrelated assault-and-battery charge.

The DA's... Read more

By - 11/27/12 - 4:42 pm

Boston Police report arresting Anthony Williams, 45, on charges he forced his way into a Beacon Hill apartment, raped its occupant and stole some of her possessions early on Nov. 10.

Williams, convicted of a 1996 rape in Salem, is scheduled for arraignment tomorrow in Boston Municipal Court. According to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office, Williams was already wanted for failing... Read more

By - 11/19/12 - 1:03 pm

Suffolk University Professor Bob Allison as a Pilgrim on approaching winter.

By - 11/18/12 - 1:57 pm

River of grease

A slipsiding citizen complains about Ridgeway Lane, off Cambridge:

River of fryer grease. People slipping and falling, getting injured. Attracting rats.

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By - 11/13/12 - 8:07 pm

Craig posts a copy and photos of the handwritten note he found attached to the Robert Gould Shaw/54th Massachusetts memorial across from the State House yesterday:

Dear 54th Massachusetts regiment,

Thank you for your service. You fought during a time when the country was ripped in two, the wound bleeding with the souls of its people. On that fateful day, some of your bodies

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By - 11/10/12 - 7:17 pm

BPD surveillance photo.

UPDATE: Arrest made.

Boston Police report they are looking for a man they say sexually assaulted a woman in her apartment around 2 this morning at Joy and Myrtle streets on Beacon Hill. The man also robbed her, police say.

The suspect is described as black, in his late 20s or early 30s, 5'8" with a medium complexion and braided hair. He... Read more

By - 11/5/12 - 12:35 pm

Boston Police report three men were stabbed in two altercations early Sunday.

Police say around 1:30 a.m., two men were stabbed following a fight with a larger group of men at 74 Beacon St. One victim, 24, was stabbed in the shoulder; the other, 25, in the back. Both are expected to survive, police say:

The victims stated they got into a dispute

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By - 11/1/12 - 10:31 am

Louisburg Square on Halloween

Troublewithtribbles photographed this building-sized Halloween decoration on one of the stately manors of Louisburg Square last night.

Copyright Troublewithtribbles. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 10/24/12 - 1:31 pm

The owners of Scholars are planning a $1-million makeover of an old storefront office on Beacon Street to create a neighborhood bar with a "whiskey lounge," two pool tables and American food with "a French bistro twist to it."

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to license Carrie Nation, 11 Beacon St.

Attorney William Ferrullo said the management team behind the nearby Scholars are... Read more

By - 10/16/12 - 4:32 pm

PlunkettA Somerville man was arraigned on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon today for an attack early Monday that left a man walking down a Beacon Hill street with a broken nose, a broken hand and facial injuries, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

A Boston Municipal Court... Read more

By - 10/12/12 - 8:29 pm

MBTA Transit Police report arresting a Maynard man on charges he indecently assaulted a woman - twice - on an inbound Red Line train around 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 3 after the train left Charles/MGH.

Ashish Mittal, 38, was arrested yesterday on a charge of indecent assault and battery, police say.

Innocent, etc.... Read more

By - 9/7/12 - 2:26 pm

The Boston Public Health Commission says the woman, in her 50s, was hospitalized, but has since been released. However, because she had traveled before becoming ill, the commission has no idea whether she picked up the virus from one of our local infected mosquitoes.

The virus has been detected in mosquito samples from Dorchester, Hyde Park, West Roxbury, Roslindale, East Boston and Jamaica Plain, the... Read more

By - 8/30/12 - 9:25 am

In 1995, the House of Compassion opened its doors taking in people living with HIV and AIDS to live in a welcoming home environment. The House now faces closure, with a looming 30,000 in debt threatening the homes of their ten residents. Find out more about the House of Compassion!

By - 8/27/12 - 5:01 pm

This just in from the Boston Police Department:

Traffic & Parking Advisory: Relative to College Move in Weekend August 31-September 4, 2012 Residents should expect congestion and delays in the areas of Allston, Brighton, Fenway, Back Bay, Mission Hill and Beacon Hill as 70,000 college students will be moving in these neighborhoods.

By - 8/24/12 - 4:55 pm


A vigilant citizen took a photo of the mess that is now the base of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument at the top of the Common, writes:

More graffiti at soldiers and sailors monument - big party here last night. Cleaned up most of it.

The city responds the... Read more

By - 8/17/12 - 9:38 am
Fallen Storrow sign

Matt Karolian, who got delayed inbound from East Boston due to a work crew in the tunnel this morning, had to hit the brakes again as he got onto Storrow Drive outbound, thanks to a dangling sign - no doubt taken down by another truck driver, like the one who took out a couple of lane indicators in the O'Neill Tunnel the other... Read more

By - 8/13/12 - 8:28 am

Audience heckles the heckler, by Toddiswatchingus

Dan K. and our own Ron Newman report the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company's performance of Coriolanus on the Common yesterday was interrupted by a guy who joined the actors on stage to express his disgust.

Via a series of tweets, Dan K. reports:

Part way into a

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By - 8/3/12 - 4:51 pm

Paint remover

Gintautus Dumcius photographed the people removing the paint from the 54th Massachusetts memorial today, realized that's not a job he'd want on a day like today.... Read more