Beacon Hill

By - 2/2/13 - 12:14 pm

A concerned citizen appeals to Mayor Menino's recent incapacitation to demand the city do something about Beacon Hill recalcitrance to allow "brick-red tactile strips made of a composite material."

By - 1/19/13 - 1:25 pm

Alex Jones photographed a guy with a flag daring people to try to take his AR-15 away.

Ed. headline clarification: The headline is my interpretation. Alex Jones had nothing to do with it.

By - 1/10/13 - 9:06 am

Old mine

One of Boston's more unusual public monuments is the unexploded (but presumably defused) mine the Navy had put in the North Sea to blow up U-boats during World War I, now permanently on display next to the Soldiers and Sailors Monument at... Read more

By - 1/7/13 - 7:27 pm

A Beacon Hill Times photo of a grinning German faker and his little daughter leaving church one Palm Sunday may be iconic, but Sony did not violate any copyright laws by using a replica in a TV show because it removed the elements that made the original photo unique, a federal appeals court ruled today.

Donald Harney, who took the photo on April 1,... Read more

By - 12/27/12 - 8:51 am

The city alerts us that skating on the Common has been canceled today due to weather.

By - 12/18/12 - 11:17 am

Electors about to spring into action

Steve was in the State House yesterday for the quadrennial convening of our electors. To nobody's surprise, Obama and Biden won - after the grandchildren of the older electors led them and legislators in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Copyright Steve.... Read more

By - 12/4/12 - 7:50 am

At 5:54 a.m., MassDOT tweeted:

Traffic Alert: Boston- Storrow Drive tunnel at Leverett Circle, overheight truck stopped @ tunnel entrance. Traffic back up both ramps.

At 6:12 a.m., the agency alerted those who were awake that the truck had been removed (but that traffic was still heavy as a result).

By - 12/4/12 - 7:30 am

Saggy bridge

A concerned citizen parent complains:

Frog Pond playground. Is this ramp supposed to hang so far below handrails? Seems dangerous. Have seen lots of kiddos fall through, including mine today.

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By - 11/30/12 - 10:01 am

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday approved a request from Domino's to extend the delivery hours of its Staniford Street outlet from 1 a.m. to 3 a.m. because of near-unanimous support from West End resident groups and nearby businesses - a dramatic difference from the reception Domino's has gotten in certain other neighborhoods.

Two hotels and Mass. Eye and Ear both supported the Domino's request,... Read more

By - 11/30/12 - 8:45 am

The Herald reports a deeded parking space at the Brimmer Street garage on Beacon Hill now goes for $300,000 - plus $250 a month in maintenance fees. But hey, you're worth it - and as the Herald article, written by a real-estate broker, helpfully notes:

The price tag of $1,754 per square foot may seem outrageous, but it's less than some residences in the

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By - 11/29/12 - 8:43 pm

A concerned citizen on Beacon Hill complained after the Boylston trolley accident this afternoon:

Is the helicopter circling for the T accident really necessary?? I don't think so... it's not medflight just the news being overly obnoxious. Not safe for it to fly over heavily populated areas. I thought there were safety regulations?

The city quickly closed the case:

The city of boston

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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
Williams

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

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