Beacon Street

By - 10/19/17 - 9:09 am

Aline Kaplan introduces us to the architecture and possibly haunted history of the Charlesgate, a hotel turned dorm turned rooming house turned dorm again turned condos at Beacon Street and Charlesgate on the edge of the Back Bay.

The glowing spirits of horses that died in a flood have been seen on the ground floor where a stable was supposedly located. The building’s original plans show no stable on the premises, although you can have night-mares without real horses.

By - 9/5/17 - 8:06 pm
Two turkeys in Brookline

Jill Cetel reports this shadowy pair is constantly skulking about Beacon Street in Brookline (of course); is looking for a good caption for this photo.

By - 8/25/17 - 10:54 pm
Firefighters at 72 Beacon St.

72 Beacon St. Photo by BFD.

UPDATE: BFD says a short circuit started the fire.

Boston firefighters responded around 10:40 p.m. to 72 Beacon St., for a fire in the ceiling of the top floor of the four-floor building. Read more

By - 5/30/17 - 8:23 pm

Two development companies teamed up today to file preliminary plans for new hotels at the intersection of Beacon Street and Commonwealth Avenue that would house up to 763 rooms in two separate towers. Read more.

By - 5/26/17 - 3:43 pm
Widberg

Transit Police report arresting a Canton man for "conducting himself in a lewd manner" on a C Line trolley as it approached Coolidge Corner around 9:30 p.m. yesterday.

Robert Widberg, 53, already a Level 2 registered sex offender, was formally charged with open and gross lewdness.

Innocent, etc.

By - 5/12/17 - 9:41 am

Brookline Police report a motorist who'd just parked on the inbound side of Beacon Street yesterday opened his door into the bike lane - and a bicyclist in the lane was unable to stop in time and rode into it. The driver was cited for failure to use safety when opening a door. The bicyclist was not hurt.

By - 3/23/17 - 5:10 pm
Turkeys on Green Line tracks in Brookline

Shortly before 5 p.m., as Katrina Demulling shows us, service halted on the C inbound due to a pair of turkeys that refused to yield the tracks to a trolley.

By - 3/7/17 - 3:23 pm

Rally planned tomorrow between noon and 1:30 p.m. at the State House.

By - 2/21/17 - 1:27 pm
Robert Gould Shaw is missing his sword again

Looks like somebody's stolen Robert Gould Shaw's sword again from the memorial across from the State House.

By - 2/10/17 - 9:54 am

The T says service was pretty durn good on the four subway lines thanks to all the investments in things like new third rails and plows and dispatch centers.

So far this morning, the T has reported Red Line problems that include dead trains at South Station and near Ashmont, signal and switch problems on the Braintree branch and at Park Street. Green Line trolleys ran even slower than usual on the C line.

But as of 9:50 a.m., the T says everything's back to normal.

By - 12/10/16 - 12:21 pm
People holding a protest candle in front of the State House

Greg Cook photographed a small vigil in front of the State House last night to protest impending cabinet appointments in Washington.

By - 11/21/16 - 12:19 am
White ghost profiles in Boston Common

Greg Cook attended Sunday's World Day of Remembrancemarch from Copley Square through Boston Common and vigil in front of the State House.

Many of the walkers carried white outlines with the names of people who died in crashes. Activists have begun putting these markers at the crash locations. Not everybody is a fan of the idea.

By - 10/27/16 - 8:27 pm

Michael Burstein reports Vittorio's Grill, 1398 Beacon St., opened tonight - and will be open for lunch tomorrow. Read more.

By - 8/26/16 - 3:19 pm
Vittorio's Kosher Grill

Vittorio Hassan, who ran an eponymous kosher pizza place on Beacon Street until 2003, is returning to the same location to open an eponymous kosher pizza place. Read more.

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 - 7/21/16 - 9:42 am

The Globe reports the proposed easement would let the developer of 25 Beacon St. add three maid's rooms, sorry, au pair's rooms, in an attempt to find buyers for the units, which go for $9 million to $11 million each.

By - 6/21/16 - 8:29 am

TV reporters and their crews are lined up along Beacon Street in Washington Square this morning to report on a tuberculosis case confirmed at Tiny World Child Care, 1613 Beacon St.

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 - 6/15/16 - 12:37 pm
Flipped car in the Back Bay

Oops. Or as Rob Colonna writes, you might want to avoid the area for a bit.

By - 6/9/16 - 10:31 pm
Boy and bunny on Beacon Street in Brookline

UPDATE: More about the Brookline bunny in the comments.

Ryan Ruel spotted this baby bun outside the Economy True Value hardware store on Beacon Street in Brookline today.

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