Beacon Hill

By - 1/5/14 - 10:02 pm
Working on Bowdoin Street on Beacon Hill

Bowdoin Street on Beacon Hill remains shut tonight as workers try to repair the damage done by yesterday's water main break.

In addition to the burst main, workers also have to repair a road that buckled under the force of raging mini-torrent that rushed down to Cambridge Street.

Hannah diCicco took a photo of the repair work. Cherie L. King was on scene as well:

By - 1/4/14 - 6:46 pm

Another water main burst this afternoon, this time under Bowdoin Street on Beacon Hill, buckling the roadway and sending a flood down the hill onto Cambridge Street, which had to be shut as well. At least this time, no bus or truck got eaten.

Brian D'Amico, who took the video, also posted photos of the watery mess.

By - 1/2/14 - 4:08 pm

There's a train at Charles/MGH with door issues.

But not all Red Line trains are stuck. Kat Nicole reports:

Stuck? My Alewife subway car is actually sliding backwards a bit on Longfellow bridge now. Hopefully we scrape across?

By - 1/2/14 - 2:34 pm

Boston Police report a local man gained entrance to North River Outfitters, 124 Charles St., shortly before 2 a.m. by throwing a series of bricks at its front window until it shattered.

By - 12/31/13 - 10:55 am

No, they won't be counting down to the rockin' New Year tonight, but will tell you how long until the next Red Line train. The T reports they blinked into existence today.

By - 12/26/13 - 11:30 am

An eco-citizen on Beacon Hill complains of the annual December infestation of phone books:

Litter everywhere! Why are the phone companies allowed to dump a dead tree on everyone's doorstep?

Earlier:
The Globe's stupid pink bags.

By - 12/22/13 - 11:16 am
Public Common gates

Ryan Ruel looks through the gates of the Public Garden at the lights of the Commonwealth Avenue Mall.

Posted under this Creative Commons license and in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 12/18/13 - 1:25 pm

Let's hope he doesn't find the giant shrimp, at least, for the shrimp's sake.

H/t Sarah J. Galvez.

By - 12/8/13 - 2:33 pm

A persnickety citizen complains about these bundles of phone books on Mt. Vernon Street on Beacon Hill:

Verizon phone books left on street; who uses them anyway!!!!

By - 11/20/13 - 9:52 pm

Transit Police report arresting somebody too young to have his name released for the botched robbery attempt last week that ended with him being chased out of Charles/MGH by a group of fed-up commuters.

The teen was scheduled for an appearance in Boston Municipal Court's juvenile session on a charge of assault with intent to rob, police say.

By - 11/17/13 - 11:33 am
Passive aggressive note

JF spotted a passive-aggressive note on a bicycle on Beacon Hill this morning. A passive-aggressive note written on a typewriter. A typewriter!

By - 11/16/13 - 7:23 pm
Passive aggressive note

Jed Hresko forwards this photo of some extreme passive aggressiveness: Somebody peeved at a cardboard box in an alley off Columbus Avenue in the South End spent some serious time explaining how to properly recycle the box - by writing down the directions on two sides of the box itself, because, naturally, whoever put the box out there will come out frequently to admire his or her placement of the box (see the second side of complaining).

By - 11/13/13 - 11:30 am

Update: Arrest made.

A woman's screams from one end of the outbound Charles/MGH platform got the attention of other people waiting for the train shortly before 9:30 this morning - and some of them started running after the guy who'd just grabbed her purse. Sarah Connors reports:

By - 11/12/13 - 7:50 am

At 7:28 a.m., Mike Connor tweeted:

It's officially snowing in Boston. Snow is blowing into the red line car "standing by for a moment" at MGH.

A train died on the Red Line this morning, of course, this time at Alewife. Also, the T reports issues on the Red Line and some commuter lines with slippery rail, caused not by the snow but by the pulpy, soaky remains of millions of dead leaves that just don't stop falling on the tracks.

By - 10/27/13 - 8:21 pm
Frog leads parade

A big frog led a parade around the Frog Pond today during the city's Halloween pumpkin festival, which featured floating pumpkins, giant bubbles, kettle corn and a chance to go down a slide while dressed as a princess.

And Tom Menino was there, making his last Halloween appearance on the Common as mayor. He moved slowly through a dense knot of people as parents brought their kids up to meet him. He greeted and posed with every one of them:

By - 10/25/13 - 1:45 pm

The BPL's posted sketches by Robert McCloskey as he prepared the famous children's book, from studies of ducks (lots and lots of studies of ducks) to drawings of the Public Garden and the nearby areas of Beacon Hill.

By - 10/22/13 - 9:54 am
Duck with a beard

Just in case there were any doubt, Django Bliss shows us for whom Mrs. Mallard is rooting in the World Series.

By - 10/21/13 - 1:46 pm

Mike the Mad Biologist reports that a resident of the Beacon Hill street got so fed up with bags of dog shit being left all along the street that he or she put out a trash can in the hopes that dog owners would use it - and city trash collectors would empty it. Naturally, this being Beacon Hill, somebody else promptly put a note on the can that while the idea is laudable, the can "looks pretty ugly" and should be removed.

By - 10/8/13 - 7:28 pm
Bicyclist on gurney in front of trash truck

City trash truck, bicyclist, first responders.

A roving UHub photographer came upon this scene around 2 p.m. today:

City of Boston Parks Department trash truck hit a woman riding a bike at the corner of Beacon and Charles.

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