Beacon Hill

By - 1/3/18 - 2:01 pm
Ashburton Place flooding

Waterlogged lobby. Photo by Sara Bourne.

Around 1:20 p.m., Julia C. wondered why there was "water pouring out all the windows" of the McCormack state office building on Beacon Hill. The Globe reports the leak, apparently from a burst pipe, is "massive."

By - 12/25/17 - 9:47 pm
Plow scraper

AV Morrison reports on an incident around 2 p.m. at the southeast corner of Mt Vernon and Louisburg Square:

I heard the plow truck scrapping the side of the car. And then the plower took the right tail light out! It was bent at a 90 degree angle for a few seconds before it cracked. I almost got hit by the large portion of it, which flew off towards the fence of the garden. And it was after that I took the license plate number of the plow truck guy. ... Whether he left a note for the SUV owner, I don't know.

By - 12/23/17 - 2:55 pm
Tree on car on Beacon Hill

Boston Attitude shows us the hunk of tree that fell on a car parked near the State House on Beacon Hill this afternoon.

By - 12/15/17 - 2:41 pm

Boston Duck Tours, Ltd. has agreed to a series of changes in the way it operates its lumbering vehicles in exchange for not having to face criminal charges related to the death of a woman on a scooter last year, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 12/15/17 - 2:25 pm

The Globe reports tourists are starting to talk about the fur-covered butterballs in the Public Garden and on the Common.

By - 12/9/17 - 5:55 pm
Boston Common in the snow

Damaskin looks out over Boston Common late this afternoon.

By - 11/10/17 - 9:05 am

Rick Macomber shows us Boston's latest body of water caused by a broken water main, at Charles and Revere streets on Beacon Hill shortly before 4 a.m.

By - 11/5/17 - 1:46 pm
U-Haul truck on Storrow Drive

Rebecca found herself behind a wayward U-Haul on Storrow Drive inbound shortly after 12:30 p.m. today.

By - 10/31/17 - 11:25 pm
Halloween on Beacon Hill

Vasant Marur spent some time on Beacon Hill tonight.

By - 10/29/17 - 6:29 pm

Amy Bucher didn't realize she'd need a hard hat to walk under the Longfellow this afternoon.

By - 10/28/17 - 11:22 am
Appleton Bridge over Storrow Drive

Troublewithtribbles reports the first span of the new Frances Appleton pedestrian bridge across Storrow Drive from Beacon Hill to the Esplanade went up overnight. Read more.

By - 10/9/17 - 9:43 pm
Nancy Schon on one of the Ducklings statues in the Public Garden

The Friends of the Public Garden snapped sculptor Nancy Schon sitting on Mrs. Mallard on the 30th anniversary of the installation of her Ducklings statues in the Public Garden this past weekend.

By - 9/28/17 - 12:42 pm

A Red Line train came up lame at Charles/MGH outbound and now the MBTA is reporting "moderate" delays.

An Orange Line train stopped at North Station and refused to budge, but the T reports it made it budge and now things are back to normal on that liine.

By - 9/19/17 - 9:48 pm

The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today that DeLuca's Market can keep using a narrow alley off Beacon Street for once-daily trash removal, but told the market it can no longer use the space for parking cars or trucks. Read more.

By - 9/7/17 - 12:17 pm

An annoyed citizen files a complaint about a remarkably stupid, persistent truck driver at the corner of Anderson and Myrtle on Beacon Hill this morning:

A big truck keeps honking indecently at an abandoned vehicle parked on the street. Neighbors have asked the driver of the big truck to stop honking and go around the abandoned car, but he is not. It's very disruptive in the neighborhood

By - 9/5/17 - 9:58 am

There's a rally at the State House on Wednesday at 6 p.m.

By - 9/1/17 - 12:05 pm

J.L. Bell recounts and considers the story of Solomon Davis, who after a night of plum-cake eating and drinking at John Hancock's Beacon Hill place after an Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company election in 1791, meandered home following one final toast from a fellow bon vivant:

As was the natural habit of Mr. Davis, he set the table in a roar; and in one of his puns being specially felicitous, Col. Orne remarked, “Go home, Davis, and die; - you can never beat that!”

Mr. Davis, on his way home, fell dead, in a fit of apoplexy, near King’s Chapel, and his pockets were found filled with plum-cake.

By - 8/27/17 - 12:57 pm
Adam and Eve statue in the Boston Athenaeum

Ron Perry contemplated the statue in the Boston Athenaeum that shows Adam and Eve realizing they've just blown it. The statue overlooks the Granary Burying Ground.

Copyright Ron Perry. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 8/25/17 - 10:54 pm
Firefighters at 72 Beacon St.

72 Beacon St. Photo by BFD.

UPDATE: BFD says a short circuit started the fire.

Boston firefighters responded around 10:40 p.m. to 72 Beacon St., for a fire in the ceiling of the top floor of the four-floor building. Read more