Beacon Hill

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 - 12/7/16 - 5:25 pm
Mrs. Mallard in her Christmas finest in the Public Garden

Neil the roving UHub photographer stopped to snap the Public Garden duck family, now all ready for Christmas. Read more.

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 - 11/14/16 - 8:12 pm
Supermoon over Boston

Tamas K-L watched the moon come up over Beacon Hill and the Charles this evening.

He wasn't alone: Read more.

By - 11/11/16 - 10:34 am
Veterans Day service at the State House

AllstonBrighton Vets attended a Veterans Day service at the State House today with, among others, Gov. Baker, the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company.

By - 11/9/16 - 8:14 pm

Jean Nagy attended an anti-Trump rally and march outside the State House this evening. Above, they're chanting "my body, my choice." Below, they're chanting something a bit harsher: Read more

By - 10/31/16 - 6:11 pm

Jean Nagy shows us spooky Beacon Hill tonight.

Also on Beacon Hill: Read more.

By - 10/26/16 - 1:47 pm

Bill Brett reports that first firefighters had to get out of their truck yesterday and move the damn thing because they couldn't make the turn since it was parked way too close to the intersection.

Then a tow truck came to pull the Prius C away. The end.

By - 10/11/16 - 5:04 pm
Squirrel with a French fry on the Common

This little guy ran across what seemed like half the Common with a precious, precious fry clutched in his mouth, then found just the perfect perch on which to go to town on it.

By - 10/3/16 - 12:42 pm
Figs on fire

Smoke from burning Figs. Photo by Dave.

Boston firefighters responded around 12:30 p.m. to Figs, 42 Charles St., for a ductwork fire that extended to the roof.

In 2010, a duct fire ravaged English's Olives in Charlestown, starting a process that ultimately led to him losing the restaurant.

By - 9/23/16 - 6:51 pm
Storm clouds over Cambridge and the Charles River

John Gage captured the front rolling across the area this evening.

By - 9/15/16 - 11:39 am

WBUR chronicles all the issues, including the fact that the bridge is a historic landmark right down to its rivets, which means contractors have to use historic methods to rebuild it, right down to the use of 50,000 historically accurate rivets, rather than more modern, and faster ways to connect metal support beams.

By - 9/7/16 - 2:29 pm

Ari Ofsevit takes a look at the state's shelved plans to extend the Blue Line 1,300 feet to Charles/MGH and explains how the state screwed up all the cost estimates by proposing ridiculous construction techniques just because they don't feel like building the thing.

By - 9/6/16 - 8:35 pm

Channel 25 reports: Mouse reportedly caught in Mass. Governor's office, released outside.

Now, glass houses and all that here at UHub Action News, where we've never met an "allegedly," we didn't like, but then Channel 25 goes on to make sure we know there could be another side to this story:

BOSTON - A mouse was allegedly caught and released in Governor Charlie Baker's office Tuesday morning.

By - 8/28/16 - 7:55 pm

J. Nathan Matias watched artillery fired on the Common this evening to welcome what Rob McDougall reports are various governors and other people in town for some sort of confab - more specifically, the New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers. Read more.

By - 8/23/16 - 3:16 pm
Car with a dog in it

Jason reports Boston firefighters and Animal Control teamed up to remove a Corgi stuck in a car on Irving Street with its windows cranked down about six inches and its alarm not shutting off around 3 p.m. Dog-less Californians can retrieve their pet at the city animal shelter in Roslindale.

By - 8/23/16 - 2:47 pm

Many of the buildings sit on wooden pilings that only rot when exposed to dry conditions. The Beacon Hill Times reports on nascent concern in the area about the pilings.

By - 8/15/16 - 6:46 pm
Last Longfellow Bridge tower back in place

Photo via MassDOT.

MassDOT reports construction workers finished topping off the last of the Longfellow Bridge's iconic shakers today when they re-attached the top, or capstone, of the tower closest to the Museum of Science on the Boston side. Read more.

By - 8/9/16 - 9:14 pm
A frog rooting for the US Olympic team in Boston

The frog who welcomes kids to the Frog Pond playground on the Common is clearly rooting for the local team in the Summer Games.