Beacon Street

By - 6/8/13 - 11:09 am

Masshole cabbie

Turlach MacDonagh spotted this Town Taxi cab on Beacon Street the other day:

Masshole parking for taxis 101. I didn't realize that you could use crosswalks for parking too! What great dual use. The killer is there was 3 free legit spots behind me.

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By - 5/19/13 - 5:11 pm

The scene. Photograph by Cory Gardner.The scene. Photograph by Cory Gardner.

Updated with MIT info.

MiuraKanako Miura, 36, a visiting scientist at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, died this afternoon... Read more

By - 5/17/13 - 7:34 am

Proper Bostonian reports on the wild turtle (tortoise?) she spotted ambling down Beacon Street near Charlesgate, all by himself:

There were a lot of runners passing by; it was likely he'd get squashed on or run over if he wasn't relocated. Bringing him home to meet the cats flashed through my mind for maybe a second; they have never mentioned any interest in amphibians

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By - 4/5/13 - 8:16 am

BTD truck full of plushies

An irate citizen complains about this BTD vehicle on Beacon Street in the Back Bay:

BTD has the time to hassle an elderly woman double parked with no traffic trying to get stuff out of a car as she is dropped

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By - 3/16/13 - 12:39 pm

Big log in Brookline

Turlach MacDonagh wonders: Why were happy green people carrying a big log down Beacon Street in Brookline this morning?

UPDATE: Looks like it's this thing where people undergo a simulated special-forces training run. H/t Matt D.

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By - 1/10/13 - 1:08 pm

Track fire

Neville Williams took this photo of smoking Green Line tracks at Coolidge Corner around 12:40 p.m., around the time the T was issuing an alert about delays due to "fire department activity" in Coolidge Corner.... Read more

By - 11/5/12 - 12:35 pm

Boston Police report three men were stabbed in two altercations early Sunday.

Police say around 1:30 a.m., two men were stabbed following a fight with a larger group of men at 74 Beacon St. One victim, 24, was stabbed in the shoulder; the other, 25, in the back. Both are expected to survive, police say:

The victims stated they got into a dispute

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By - 8/14/12 - 8:36 am

Stuck car in Brookline. Photo by MBTAStuck car in Brookline. Photo by MBTA

UPDATE: Seems to be a national epidemic.

The MBTA reports a woman who says she was only following her GPS's directions wound up stuck on Green Line trolley tracks in Brookline early Monday.... Read more

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 - 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 - 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 - 3/22/12 - 6:32 pm

How else to explain what Brookline Selectwoman Jesse Mermell saw on the train home today?

New MBTA experience: Woman across from me changing her whole outfit on the train, including stockings. I'm torn between being appalled & impressed. I didn't have room to tweet about the full body lotion application. It was intense. No towel. Not even close. And there was extensive lotion application.

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By - 1/16/12 - 10:13 am

Flames on Beacon Street. Copyright Pamela Rosenthal. Posted with permission.Flames on Beacon Street. Copyright Pamela Rosenthal. Posted with permission.

Channel 25 has video of the fire this morning at 1471 Beacon St.

Pamela Rosenthal is posting photos. She writes:... Read more

By - 12/23/11 - 9:02 am

So far this morning, a charred 39 bus was towed from Huntington Avenue near Brigham Circle and buses had to be rolled out for the C line when an overhead power line came down near Cleveland Circle.

By - 5/16/11 - 1:51 pm

Peart-SmithMBTA Transit Police report arresting a woman Sunday afternoon on charges she escalated an argument on a C trolley by smacking one opponent in the back of the head with her umbrella and then smacking another by opening the umbrella up in her face.

Isoline Peart-Smith, 21, was charged with assault and battery with... Read more

By - 4/20/11 - 6:27 pm

MBTA supervisor's car

Maybe there's a good reason an MBTA supervisor was blocking a handicap space and the sidewalk while parked on grass along Beacon Street today, but Todd Kirrane, who took the picture, says the driver just seemed to have stopped to do some shopping.... Read more

By - 3/23/11 - 7:03 pm

Track fire in Coolidge Corner

Sara watched the burning tracks in Coolidge Corner shortly before 7 p.m. today.

Channel 4 reports one trolley drove right over the fire - on purpose.... Read more

By - 3/23/11 - 2:28 pm

The sneakers of spring

Leslee noticed the return of the sneakers to that one home on Beacon Street on Beacon Hill where they always use sneakers as part of the landscaping.

Posted under this Creative Commons license and in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 3/13/11 - 7:55 pm

The MBTA is running shuttle buses between Cleveland Circle and Coolidge Corner due to a "power problem" at Cleveland Circle.

Kevin Aries happened to be right there when the problem occurred, around 7:30 p.m.:

May have just witnessed a small explosion on the live wires above the tracks at Cleveland Circle. Looks like a piece of the wire fell down onto the tracks.

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