Beacon Hill

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

By - 8/19/17 - 4:42 pm
Never Again

A couple dozen racists and Nazis, one dressed as a Minuteman, spent an hour or so standing on and near the Parkman Bandstand this afternoon under the baleful eyes of thousands of jeering protesters before slowly walking away and towards the Boylston Street side of Boston Common, to await a ride out in four Boston Police prisoner vans. Read more.

By - 8/17/17 - 8:50 pm

WFXT reports the Swan Boats in the Public Garden will be locked down Saturday as a precaution during the planned white-supremacist rally across the street on the Common. Read more.

By - 8/17/17 - 1:31 pm

The Frog Pond on Boston Common will be shut on Saturday as part of the security arrangements for the white-supremacist rally on the Common. The city has also ordered the pushcart vendors who normally sell food and clothing on the Common to find some other place to be on Saturday.

By - 8/14/17 - 10:19 pm

Erin Larson asks:

Any insight into the odd tree in the Boston Common? I don't recall seeing it last week...

By - 8/4/17 - 9:18 am

A-1 Larceny

Boston Police report they are looking for a guy who stole three rings right from the window of the Exclusive Jewels Gallery, 107 Charles St., around 2:40 p.m. last Friday. Read more.

By - 8/2/17 - 12:54 am

Yeah, yeah, but the state really means it this time: The Charles River Basin is full of toxic cyanobacteria, which could make you feel pretty bad - and kill your dog, so be especially careful to keep Fido away from the water.

The state warning went into effect Tuesday.

More info on cyanobacteria from the state.