Andrew Oliver, appointed by His Majesty's Government to enforce and collect the stamp tax on all paper products, today announced his resignation from the position on the steps of the Old State House after a rabble of protesters marched his effigy around the town, put it on "trial," found it guilty and ripped it to shreds. Read more.
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Boston Magazine reports the Bostonian Society is taking down the two symbols of British rule from the Old State House for repair.
Keytar Bear has been making the rounds of downtown and Back Bay T stops, but he came above ground today to play and mug for the camera by the Old State House, where Jocelyn snapped his photo.
Kim was among the crowd showered with confetti after the commander of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company finished reading the Declaration of Independence at the Old State House this morning.
Lalunkee took in the Boston Massacre reenactment in front of the Old State House this evening.
A concerned citizen complains about some boarded up windows at the Old State House:
This building is visited and photographed by 100s of tourists every month, we should fix asap, reflects badly on boston.
It was all smiles outside the Old State House today as the British consulate threw a little street party to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth's ascension to the throne. Grenadiers milled about but didn't try to retake the former seat of the provincial government, instead spending most of their time posing for photos and showing off their weapons to children who asked nicely. The queen herself made an appearance, although the flight across the pond seemed to have left her a bit stiff:
Alert New England reports somebody was stabbed in the throat by the Old State House entrance to the State Street T stop around 9 p.m. The T shut down the station to let police investigate the incident.
Christopher Baer tweeted not long after:
I saw a man holding a cloth to his throat getting into an ambulance outside State St. T station a few minutes ago.
It's the annual reenactment of the Boston Massacre, tonight at 7 at the Old State House.
Boston Police report arresting a resident of America's Hometown on charges he kicked in a basement window at the Old State House yesterday.
John O'Neil, 33, of Plymouth, was charged with willful and malicious destruction of property after a cop working a detail at Devonshire and State watched him walk up to the Old State House and kick in the window, police say.
Ed. note: Maybe he's just jealous because his town's historic landmark is so boring.
Faegirl attended the annual reading of the Declaration of Independence by the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts at the Old State House this morning.