Teddy Kokoros couldn't help but notice this fallen tree between Cheers and the Common this morning.
A contentious Boston Licensing Board hearing on the future of Mary Ann's on Beacon Street ended with the board chairwoman agreeing to give the bar some time to develop a plan to address longstanding neighborhood concerns about everything from the bar's lack of windows to the young inebriates residents say pour out of the place at 2 a.m. and run roughshod over their lawns, yards and front steps.
One of the many people running around the Chestnut Hill Reservoir this evening, on the Beacon Street side.
Meg admired the annual Marathon window box on Beacon Street.
But the B Line? Amanda McNeil reports:
Direct quote from 57 driver "All the buses leaving Watertown are full. Y'all better just start walking"
An Orange Line tried withered on the vine at Tufts.
Three inbound Red Line trains passed through Central after 8:30 a.m. and nobody could get on any of them.
Nate Fedor, who watched the whole thing unfold, reports that when a charter bus got stuck trying to turn from Dartmouth Street onto Beacon shortly after 10 a.m. and then just sat there for about 15 minutes, passengers who could wait no longer finally got out of the bus and picked it up and moved it about two feet, just enough for their driver to maneuver the bus onto Beacon.
Not everybody was impressed, at least not by the bus driver. Gerald Burke wrote:
Hundreds of people peacefully marched around the Common and Public Garden this afternoon before marching up Beacon Street for a protest in front of the State House.
UPDATE: The Suffolk County District Attorney's office requested $10,000 bail for each. Boston Municipal Court Judge Judge Catherine K. Byrne released them on personal recognizance.
Boston Police report arresting three men on charges they knocked a woman down on Beacon Street early Saturday and made off with the purse they wrenched from her arm.
A steamed citizen calls into the Mayor's Hotline:
Caller reporting there is a solid covered manhole in the street on Tremont St at School, in front of church, with extremely hot steam coming out. The steam burned her foot and she is concerned for people's safety.
Sgt. Luke Taxter at District D-4 avers:
If you're at Beacon and Arlington and go 25 mph, you'll hit green lights all the way to Mass Ave. Any faster means red light.
The Zoning Board of Appeals next week hears a request from the new owners of the Unitarian Universalist Association headquarters at 25 Beacon St. to completely gut the building and turn it into nine condos and three apartments for au pairs.
SDC-DLJ, which bought 25 Beacon and two other UUA buildings next to the State House for $23.6 million earlier this year, needs zoning-board approval in part because city zoning prohibits au-pair units.
SDC-DLJ is a partnership of DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners, Sea-Dar Real Estate and CNW Capital Partners LLC.
Around 9 p.m., the driver of a Golden Temple delivery vehicle proved unable to gau around a trolley in Washington Square, Brookline. The two vehicles were still there 30 minutes later when Joe Ranft arrived on scene. Rachel Chernick reports:
Driver side bashed up but seems fine.
Naturally, the collision brought C Line service to a halt, but T inspectors used their noodles and ordered up substitute bus service along Beacon Street.
The Boston Fire Department reports a four-alarm fire at 877 Beacon St. early this morning did an estimated $3 million in damage, forced the evacuation of residents of neighboring buildings and injured two firefighters.
Firefighters responded at 1:25 a.m. to the building, which housed offices, not apartments. The department says that while residents were evacuated - MBTA buses were brought in to give them shelter - firewalls between the buildings held, preventing the fire from spreading. Residents were allowed back in around 4:30 a.m.
Sgt. Luke Taxter at D-4 reports on an arrest on Beacon Street near Exeter in the Back Bay yesterday:
Officers arrested an unlicensed BU student after pulling his Maserati over; est speed 100mph!
He adds this was around 2:30 p.m.
Zeguang Xu, 19, of the South End, was arraigned today in Boston Municipal Court on charges of operating without a license, providing a false name to police, speeding, failure to stop, and negligent operation, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. He was released on $1,000 bail.
Boston Police report Officer Clifton Singletary was helping the driver of a wayward 18-wheeler stuck near the top of Beacon Hill navigate off the hill yesterday when somebody in the truck yelled the brakes had failed:
In what will go down in the record books as one of the most Boston of truck crashes ever, a driver from Georgia who reports getting discombobulated by a GPS that put him on Storrow Drive somehow wound up near the top of Beacon Hill from which he rolled down Walnut Street and then was unable to stop as his 18-wheeler plowed across Beacon and down some stairs onto the Common, around 11:50 a.m.
â€” Animal Rescue League (@ARLBostonRescue) July 16, 2014
Boston Fire Department spokesman Steve MacDonald reports:
Called to car parked in front of 88 Beacon St. at 12:38pm with an unattended dog inside. Was called in by a Traffic Enforcement Officer. We unlocked the car using tools we carry for such things. No damage to the out of state car. Dog did not appear to be in distress. Unknown how long unattended. Animal Rescue took procession of dog.