State House

By - 12/5/16 - 5:23 pm
Protesters in Boston

Outside the State House.

About 250 demonstrators - split between BPS and college students - marched from the Common to the State House and City Hall today to urge Gov. Baker and Mayor Walsh to formally declare sanctuaries for not just undocumented immigrants but other minority groups, including lesbians, gays and transgender people as we move into the Trump era. Read more.

By - 11/11/16 - 10:34 am
Veterans Day service at the State House

AllstonBrighton Vets attended a Veterans Day service at the State House today with, among others, Gov. Baker, the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company.

By - 11/9/16 - 8:14 pm

Jean Nagy attended an anti-Trump rally and march outside the State House this evening. Above, they're chanting "my body, my choice." Below, they're chanting something a bit harsher: Read more

By - 9/6/16 - 8:35 pm

Channel 25 reports: Mouse reportedly caught in Mass. Governor's office, released outside.

Now, glass houses and all that here at UHub Action News, where we've never met an "allegedly," we didn't like, but then Channel 25 goes on to make sure we know there could be another side to this story:

BOSTON - A mouse was allegedly caught and released in Governor Charlie Baker's office Tuesday morning.

By - 7/23/16 - 12:49 pm
Maura Healey: Fascist or Communist?

Is Healey a fascist or a communist? Probably both, protesters say.

Hundreds of people converged on the State House today to protest Attorney General Maura Healey's decision to ban the sale of more types of semi-automatic rifles in Massachusetts and demand she rip her order up. Read more.

By - 6/20/16 - 10:33 pm

Boston Police report a woman walking with her guide dog was indecently assaulted at Beacon and Bowdoin streets around 10:05 a.m. today.

Anybody who saw something can contact detectives at 617-343-4400 or the anonymous tip line by calling 800-494-TIPS or by texting TIP to CRIME (27463).

By - 3/30/16 - 7:29 am
General Hooker Entrance to the Massachusetts State House in Boston

Tourists just love the General Hooker entrance to the State House. Photo by BluEyedA73.

New England Folklore disabuses us of the legend that hookers are named for Fighting Joe Hooker, a Civil War general from Massachusetts. For one thing, the term was already in use by 1845.

When part of Beacon Hill was known as Mt. Whoredom.

Photo posted under this Creative Commons license.

By - 4/6/15 - 1:24 pm
Beacon Hill on a Monday morning

JB Parrett photographed Beacon Hill this morning.

By - 1/6/15 - 10:44 pm

Associated Press reports on the contents of the metal box with contents dating to 1795, removed from the State House foundation.

By - 11/26/14 - 12:16 pm

State Police advise:

The Massachusetts State Police will conduct a tactical response drill this Saturday, Nov. 29, at the State House in Boston, from the hours of 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Any passersby who observe a large volume of troopers and police vehicles around the State House and on Beacon Street should be advised that this activity is a training drill and there is no reason for alarm. The drill is not open to the media or public.

By - 11/25/14 - 7:50 am
State Police cars in front of the State House

As Paul Nutting shows us, State Police seem to have figured out that they can forestall trouble outside the State House this morning by using cruisers to fill up pretty much all the space where protesters exercising their First Amendment rights would normally stand.

There's a protest planned for 7 p.m. in Dudley Square.

By - 11/25/14 - 6:39 am
Ferguson protest at Boston State House

Plunkett Prime Props watched as a peaceful protest over the Ferguson grand-jury decision by abtou150 people shut down Beacon Street in front of the State House around 11:30 p.m. on Monday.

Paul Weiskel photographed a protest outside City Hall around the same time:

By - 9/11/14 - 9:06 am
Remembering 9/11 in Boston in 2014

At 8:46 a.m., taps played outside the State House as the American and Massachusetts flags were raised to half staff. Photo by PlunkettPrime.

By - 7/23/14 - 8:47 pm
WFXT truck outside the State House

An irate citizen complains:

Fox 25 regularly has vehicles parked on sidewalk in front of the State House. Why is this gross violation tolerated? 1) it's a no parking zone 2) they block the sidewalk 3) security risk 4) terrible foreground for tourist pictures of our historic capital building.

By - 2/22/14 - 4:51 pm
Venezuelan protest at the Massachusetts State House

Brian D'Amico watched protesters call for human rights in Venezuela on the steps of the State House this afternoon, after a march from Copley Square.

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 posted by the BPL this week give a taste of life in wartime.

The State House's golden dome was painted over, to keep Beacon Hill from becoming a, well, beacon for Nazi warships (a skylight at MIT's Great Dome was similarly covered up; MIT only began restoring it last fall):