Beacon Hill

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

By - 8/1/12 - 4:24 pm

A judge today ordered a psychiatric evaluation for a Quincy woman charged with tossing yellow paint at the 54th Massachusetts memorial across from the State House, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Rosemine Occean allegedly told park rangers who found her sitting nearby the newly despoiled bas-relief with yellow paint on her face, hands and clothing that the memorial was an "improper depiction of... Read more

By - 7/31/12 - 7:03 pm

Yellow memorialPhoto by Matthew I.

Boston Police report arresting a Quincy woman on charges she threw yellow paint at the memorial across from the State House this afternoon.

On arrival, after confirming damage to the memorial, officers were able to locate the suspect who was still on scene being

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By - 7/20/12 - 8:54 am


An aggrieved citizen reports:

Distasteful ad on beautiful public sculpture-MBTA station.

In a forest-trees situation, the city marked the complaint "closed," because:

This isn't graffiti. the markings on the street are for construction.

Note to Mayor's Hotline folks: Look up. And then mark the complaint closed because the MBTA... Read more

By - 7/15/12 - 1:20 pm

Frog Pond.

Jump in the Frog Pond, of course. Photographynatalia snapped kids cooling off at the Common pond.

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

By - 7/12/12 - 11:45 am

A Proper Bostonian spots and photographs the mystery Tesla roadster of Beacon Hill:

[I]t's a very rare, very quiet, all-electric sportscar for people who like to go sneaking around at high speeds without being heard.

Down in one of the hollows that surrounds Beacon Hill, Penny Cherubino spots and photographs the mystery generic crapster of the Back Bay, so filled with stuff the... Read more

By - 7/3/12 - 10:21 am

A jogging citizen stops long enough to take a photo of a tipped over tree on Staniford Street.

By - 6/29/12 - 10:59 pm

A member of the House of Saud who faces arrest if he ever steps foot in the US for violating probation after he killed a man with his car in 2002 has asked a federal court to let him back in the country to argue why the arrest conditions should be lifted.

In 2005, Bader al Saud pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of motor-vehicle... Read more

By - 6/26/12 - 8:18 pm

The Frog Pond wading pool will officially open on Friday at 11 a.m.

The celebration will feature a special visit from official mascot Frog Pond Freddie, entertainment, arts and crafts activities, Fuel Up to Play 60 program activities featuring Hood Milk, face painting, ReadBoston book giveaways, and activities and giveaways from media sponsor Mix 104.1. Children of all ages are eligible to enter a

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By - 6/24/12 - 12:27 pm

Purple glass isn't the only reminder Beacon Hill homes have been around awhile, as Mike the Mad Biologist shows us.

By - 6/21/12 - 2:29 pm

State troopers recovered the body of a Boston man around 9 a.m. from the river on the Museum of Science side of the Longfellow Bridge, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

The man was 36, according to the DA's office, which declined further details. An autopsy will be performed to try to find out how he died.