Beacon Hill

By - 9/3/13 - 3:49 pm

Mass. Eye and Ear reports some of its top docs have just released findings on figuring out the best way to stop a nose bleed severe enough to warrant a trip to the ER:

According to the study, nondissolvable packing demonstrated the highest rate of failure or recurrence (57.4 percent) for initial bleed management. Chemical cautery was significantly more successful in achieving lasting hemostasis

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By - 8/31/13 - 9:10 pm

Beacon Hill protest

Michael Buell photographed a protest against military action in Syria outside John Kerry's Louisburg Square digs this afternoon.

The Globe has more on the protest.... Read more

By - 8/29/13 - 9:34 am

Preying mantis on his leg

Roving UHub photographer Will Kilburn reports:

While I was listening to the Clash's "Police On My Back" on the Worcester Line, this little guy landed on my leg... and stayed there all the way to Beacon Hill, where I finally

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By - 8/26/13 - 12:37 pm
Crushed truck

Around noon today, what State Police described as an "overheight box truck" plowed into a low-hanging bridge near Charles Circle eastbound. Tim was there to capture the scene.

Truck in repose. Photo by Tim.Truck in repose. Photo by Tim.... Read more

By - 8/2/13 - 6:16 pm

Maria Elena Cruz watched the whole thing unfold shortly after 5 p.m.:

Just witnessed an assault on a woman at MGH Station. This amazing guy jumped out of his bike, in front of cars to save her. Huge dude choked and dragged woman to floor right outside the back-door exit of MGH. Guy riding bike on street jumps in front of cars to confront

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By - 7/31/13 - 12:17 pm

Davis at Mass. Eye and EarDavis at Mass. Eye and Ear.A Middlesex County prisoner about to get medical treatment at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary managed to grab a deputy sheriff's gun and shoot him. A second deputy then shot the prisoner in the... Read more

By - 7/26/13 - 9:31 am

Signal problems on the Longfellow or track problems at Charles/MGH, take your pick of announcements.

By - 7/22/13 - 10:13 am

Box and coneBox and cone

Sometimes, the truth is just kind of boring: That upside-down lemon ice cone on the State House is just masking some repair work to the dome - including installation of a hidden lightning rod inside the pine cone at the top, Associated... Read more

By - 7/21/13 - 8:46 am

Mighty Mighty Bosstones

Chris Devers took in the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Buffalo Tom and the Lemonheads at the Outside the Box festival yesterday.

Posted under this Creative Commons license and tagged as universalhub on Flickr.... Read more

By - 7/19/13 - 11:40 am

DNA test results show Albert DeSalvo "was the source of seminal fluid" found at the murder scene of Mary Sullivan in 1964, law-enforcement officials announced today.

Specifically, DNA specialists calculated the odds that a white male other than DeSalvo contributed the crime scene evidence at one in 220 billion. At the time Sullivan was killed, only about 3.2 billion human beings were alive on the

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By - 7/15/13 - 5:55 pm

The state begins Longfellow Bridge detours this weekend as it begins to rip the bridge apart and put it back together better than ever.

Starting Saturday, only people driving from Cambridge to Boston will be allowed on the bridge. The Cambridge bound will instead be diverted via Storrow Drive up to Charles River Dam Road and then across that thoughtfully already re-built span into... Read more

By - 7/15/13 - 9:01 am

WBZ reports on some guy's arrest outside Kerry's Louisburg Square manse yesterday.

Even in this day and age, of course, taking photos in public is not necessarily enough for an arrest, no matter how angsty it might make a State Department security guy inside the Secretary of State's house. That car in a no-parking zone with an open container of alcohol, in Massachusetts,... Read more

By - 7/12/13 - 9:56 am

The Globe ran your basic second-day reaction story today to the news that another woman was indecently assaulted on Beacon Hill. About what you'd expect, except for this quote from a chipper public-relations major at Suffolk - who lives on Beacon Hill:

Honestly, I feel like the people getting attacked aren't being aware. And they're probably overreacting in their [police] reports.

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By - 7/12/13 - 9:43 am reports that Aaron Michlewitz, who represents the increasingly student filled North End and Beacon Hill, says the BRA needs to consider requiring dorms in the proposed garage re-do.

Perhaps Rep. Michlewitz is too young to remember when Beacon Hill residents managed to squash Suffolk's plans to turn the old MDC building across from the State House into a dormitory.... Read more

By - 7/11/13 - 8:51 am

Kapow! ClickKapow! Click.

George Parkman, prominent physician and member of the Boston Brahmin elite, had donated the land for the school a few years earlier. Unfortunately for him, he had loaned some money to John White Webster, a professor of chemistry at the school who had no... Read more

By - 7/11/13 - 8:40 am

DA Dan Conley with Mary Sullivan's photo behind him.DA Dan Conley with Mary Sullivan's photo behind him.Updated with press-conference info.

Modern DNA techniques and dogged work by a detective who followed around a member of Albert DeSalvo's family last year have... Read more

By - 7/11/13 - 6:37 am

Boston Police report a woman walking on Brimmer Street around 6:15 p.m. on Monday was attacked by a man who seems to match the description of the suspect in a series of similar unsolved attacks last month.

Police say the woman was walking towards the Charles/MGH T station when she was approached by a man walking towards her:

The suspect indecently assaulted the

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By - 7/1/13 - 6:38 pm

A man who called himself Peter Pan tried getting away with another man's boat in the Charles River over the weekend, only to find himself under arrest, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Around 11:45 a.m. on Saturday, the owner of a 28-foot boat watched as somebody boarded his craft at Poor Man's Landing just north of the Longfellow, start her up and make... Read more

By - 7/1/13 - 2:10 pm

A Waltham man was ordered held in lieu of $100,000 bail today on charges he took advantage of a drunk companion's unconsciousness to attack her sexually, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office.

State troopers on routine patrol on the Esplanade near Community Boating pulled Joseph Bartel, 49, off the still clothed woman around 1 a.m. on Sunday, the DA's office says.

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By - 6/30/13 - 1:15 pm

Around 1 a.m., state troopers on patrol near the Longfellow Bridge arrested Joseph Barthel, 49, of Waltham, after they spotted him attacking a 21-year-old woman, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

"Based on the evidence developed thus far, this incident does not appear to be linked to the well-publicized series of unsolved sexual assaults on the Esplanade" and at Moakley Park in South Boston,... Read more