State House

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.Read more

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

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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....Read more

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:

Ferguson protest in Boston

WBUR has local reaction to...Read more

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.Read more

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.

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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.Read more

By - 7/22/13 - 10:13 am

Box and coneBox and cone

Sometimes, the truth is just kind of boring: That upside-down lemon ice cone on the State House is just masking some repair work to the dome - including installation of a hidden lightning rod inside the pine cone at the top, Associated...Read more

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 - 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 - 5/31/12 - 10:06 am

Want Governor Romney back? We didn't think so.

Voters in Massachusetts know better than anyone else what a Romney presidency would look like—and we need to let the rest of the country know how terrible it would be.

That's why we're joining with other Massachusetts progressive groups TODAY for a rally to show that Romney was a failure as governor and we certainly don't...Read more

By - 5/21/12 - 12:21 pm

Steve Annear at BostInno posts a photo of chained Ride riders across Beacon Street today, protesting fare increases scheduled to go into effect on July 1. Alternatives for Community and Environment has more photos.

State Police have asked the city DPW to send somebody over with a bolt cutter....Read more

By - 4/24/12 - 8:43 am

Something fishy: State Police detective with the Cod.Something fishy: State Police detective with recovered Cod.

Late in the evening on April 26, 1933, a call came into the State House press room - the Sacred Cod was gone. The reporter who took the call at...Read more

By - 4/10/12 - 7:32 am

In advance of a visit by the Brazilian president today, the Secret Service no less ordered Occupy MBTA evicted from the State House steps last night. State Police provided some trucks so the protesters could move their stuff; they'll be allowed back today after the departure of Dilma Rousseff, her eyes protected from the sight of Americans clinging to the quaint idea they have...Read more

By - 2/22/11 - 11:08 pm

State House protest for Wisconsin

Historygradguy photographed the rally for Wisconsin state workers at the State House this afternoon.

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

By - 1/6/11 - 7:30 pm

State House cake

Neal Gaffey attended Deval Patrick's inauguration at the State House, a centerpiece of which was a large cake in the shape of the building. Courtney Saccor photographed state Senate President Therese Murray administering the oath of office to Patrick as his wife Diane held...Read more

By - 4/17/09 - 4:24 pm

Go teams, go!: Ethan Long took photos today of the newest additions to the State House facade.Go teams, go!: Ethan Long took photos today of the newest additions to the State House facade....Read more

By - 3/20/09 - 8:41 pm

Don't worry, they're not zombies - they're extras in an ABC drama being filmed here (the one about the Boston DA destined to become president, yeah, right).Read more