Beacon Street

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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By - 9/27/10 - 6:55 pm

Boston Police report officers were immediately suspicious when they saw some guy puttering along in a golf cart around 1 a.m. today on Beacon Street near Clarendon in the Back Bay:

When officers asked the operator why he was driving a golf cart on a public roadway, the operator stated he was doing work for a construction company. Not convinced, the officers posed

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By - 9/13/10 - 9:02 pm

Holdup suspectWicked Local Allston/Brighton reports police charge Kevin Michael McCarthy robbed the Beacon Street Tedeschi store in August, then attempted to throw investigators off his trail by changing his photo in the BC imaging system.

According to police, McCarthy robbed the store around 5 a.m. on Aug. 13, four hours after... Read more

By - 6/23/10 - 3:04 pm

Guess when the earthquake hit the Boston area: From Boston College's Weston Observatory.Guess when the earthquake hit the Boston area: From Boston College's Weston Observatory.

An earthquake in Quebec near the Ontario line sent tremors through the Boston... Read more

By - 6/16/10 - 10:48 pm

Fire scene

Matthew Cote was among the onlookers who watched Boston firefighters extinguish a fire in the alley behind Pino's Pizza on Beacon Street tonight. Don't worry: He reports the fire did not involve Pino's.... Read more

By - 6/15/10 - 4:21 pm

Sean Roche reports the bicyclist managed to stay on her bike after being hit by a car driven by an 81-year-old woman who kept on going - at least until police, whom the bicyclist called with the license-plate number - stopped her.

By - 6/6/10 - 6:03 pm

Crushed car

Jed H. photographed the large tree that fell at Beacon and Marion in Brookline during this afternoon's storm. He reports nobody was in the car at the time.

Downed tree

Tree down... Read more

By - 5/19/10 - 8:29 am

Substitute bus service for C commuters this morning, the MBTA reports. Photo of the tree that did in the C Line.