Beacon Hill

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.

The DA's... Read more

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

By - 6/29/13 - 10:16 am

State Police dipped into the Charles River by the Mass. Ave. Bridge this morning to pull out a man swimming the river with no clothes on, per National Emergency Alerts.

In 2011:
Photos of naked man swimming the Charles and getting arrested for same... Read more

By - 6/27/13 - 7:11 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Griddler's Burger and Dogs on Beacon Hill and Union Square Donuts in Somerville are teaming up on a $6 "bronut:"

The dish will include a Griddler's burger patty that has a fried egg on top, with both being inside a sweet and salty maple-bacon glazed donut "bun" from the donut shop.

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By - 6/27/13 - 12:21 pm

David Bernstein talks to Michael Nichols, one of the numerous candidates running to replace Mike Ross as district 8 councilor in the fall elections.

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

Seems some bicyclists are e-mailing the city Parks and Recreation Department all huffy about the new no-bicycling stencils applied to walkways on the Common last week.

But the ban is actually nothing new - it's just that, unlike in the Public Garden, where bicyclists are also warned to stay out, the previous stencils had faded away, Parks spokeswoman Jacquelyn Goddard says. "This is not a... Read more

By - 6/6/13 - 6:02 pm

Frog Pond Freddie will be there to lead opening ceremonies for the spray and wading area at 11 a.m. that day, the city announces.

By - 6/4/13 - 12:19 pm

Anne Frank sapling gets its first mulching.Anne Frank sapling gets its first mulching.

City and Dutch officials today dedicated a sapling from the chestnut tree that stood outside Anne Frank's refuge and that she wrote in her diary gave her much comfort.... Read more

By - 6/3/13 - 9:19 pm

Boston Police have released this video, which they say may show the man responsible for at least one of the three sexual assaults on Beacon Hill Thursday and Friday.

Police describe him as white, in his early 20s, about 5'8" with a thin build and fair skin, dark hair and dark... Read more

By - 6/3/13 - 9:48 am


A peeved citizen on Myrtle Street on Beacon Hill complains:

Resident from down the street put computers out in trash, sanitation dept put a note on them informing the resident they could not be disposed in street trash. Resident carried them up the street five houses

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By - 6/1/13 - 4:51 pm

Boston Police report one woman was raped and two others groped in attacks that may be by the same man.

In the first incident, around 2:15 p.m. on Thursday on Anderson Street, a woman was about to enter her home when a man came up to her from behind and groped her:

The victim yelled for help and the suspect fled on Anderson Street

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By - 5/28/13 - 9:38 pm

Unofficial city returns show state Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry with roughly 82% of the vote against Republican Joe Ureneck.

So who will host next year's St. Patrick's Day breakfast in South Boston?

Meanwhile, in the Democratic primary in the 8th Suffolk state rep's race, Jay Livingstone beat Josh Dawson roughly 68-32.

By - 5/25/13 - 1:20 pm

Gas masks

Boston woke up on Dec. 8, 1941 a changed, frightened and determined city. With war declared, Boston felt particularly vulnerable, given its position right on the coast. But Boston also rolled up its sleeves to help fend off the Axis. Scores of Leslie Jones photos... Read more

By - 5/25/13 - 10:03 am

Good Morning Gloucester shows us the 33,000 flags planted on Boston Common this weekend in honor of service members killed in recent wars.