A Boston man charged with holding up a Beacon Hill bank yesterday had two getaway cars at the ready for his escape - which he interrupted to pay off his bill at a Back Bay hotel, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Patrick Cannon, 54, who was out on parole for bank robbery, was arraigned today in Boston Municipal Court on a charge... Read more
UPDATE: Boston Police report the arrest of Patrick Cannon, 54, on Yawkey Way last night - after security guards at the garage where he'd stashed a second car spotted him.
Boston Police are looking for a white guy in a white jumpsuit or graduation-style gown who held up the Cambridge Trust branch at 65 Beacon St. at gunpoint late this afternoon and who may... Read more
Shangri-La, a shuttered Chinese restaurant at 138 Cambridge St. at the foot of Beacon Hill, will be replaced by the Tip Tap Room, under plans presented to the Boston Licensing Board.
Gordon Wilcox, who has been involved with several other Boston restaurants and bars, including... Read more
Rhea Becker was on scene for the yappy hour at the Liberty Hotel yesterday. She reports their owners snapped up hors d'oeuvres and sipped cocktails.
The first 80 people who donate blood on Thursday at Mass. General get a free lunch provided by Redbones Barbecue of Somerville.
An incensed Beacon Hill resident or visitor complains:
Huge sandwich board sign on Charles Street. There are almost 2 dozen from Charles Circle to Beacon Street. I believe they are against Boston Sign Code. Now as one store owner sets one up, they are proliferating down the street. Please warn owners. Thank you.... Read more
Common Cause Massachusetts is hosting a Redistricting Olympics this summer. We will be taking citizen drawn Congressional, State House, and State Senate maps all summer, evaluating them, declaring a winner, giving out prizes and submitting the winning maps to the MA Legislative Redistricting Committee for consideration.
The purpose of the redistricting Olympics is threefold: to educate the public about the steps in the redistricting process,... Read more
Cat posts a cool photo of kids under the spray at Frog Pond, then adds this account:
as we were taking some pictures, a member of the staff, guarding the pond came up to tim saying it is "not cool" to take pictures of kids. they told him he was not allowed to take pictures, "especially of the children". he then asked to see... Read more
City Councilor Mike Ross, who represents the two neighborhoods, says parents there have the lowest odds of winning the school assignment lottery of any in the city and that he's getting tired of being repeatedly put off by school and BRA officials - eight years after they rejected a proposal by parents to buy a private building and just give it to the city... Read more
The City Council voted today to accept a $1 million energy-saving grant from the federal government that includes about $470,000 for installing 600 "auto igniter" devices to turn gaslights off during the day. Currently,... Read more
No, not for city council or because of redistricting or anything like that. Two people are running for president of the Beacon Hill Civic Association, Ross Levanto reports.
In my recent conversations with neighbors, the board election is all anyone wants to talk about. They are not interested in trash or recycling or neighborhood schools. They are fascinated by the election not for the... Read more