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By adamg - 11/2/23 - 2:27 pm

A disgusted citizen filed a 311 complaint this morning about the fresh "White Power" and swastika painted on the pathway near the Frances Appleton footbridge - the one near the Longfellow. The swastika was painted backwards.

By adamg - 9/23/23 - 2:54 pm
Logo of the former Boston Club

At one time, the building was the Boston Club.

Earlier this month, the Unification Church sold the 46 Beacon St. residence and former club it had owned since 1976 to a pair of local developers, according to Suffolk County Registry of Deeds records. Read more.

By adamg - 9/7/23 - 11:27 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports on plans for a proposed Nite Life Cafe at 89 Charles St. on Beacon Hill - and reminds us that that's the same name as a Hanover Street joint where two men were murdered as they tried to rustle up bail money for Joe "The Animal" Barbosa in 1966.

By adamg - 9/6/23 - 10:40 am
Malfunctioning gas lamp on Beacon Hill

The nerve of John Kerry living a couple blocks from this busted gas lamp.

An outraged citizen who lives in Dorchester files a 311 complaint about the 311 complaint somebody else filed about a gas lamp on Revere Street on Beacon Hill that is not working correctly: Read more.

By adamg - 8/29/23 - 9:44 am
New bright-yellow CARS ONLY sign being installed at Storrow Drive entrance

Photo of new signs going up by DCR.

DCR announced yesterday it's replacing the dark CARS ONLY signs at ramps to Storrow Drive, Soldiers Field Road and Memorial Drive with glaring yellow in-your-face CARS ONLY signs. Read more.

By adamg - 8/24/23 - 9:51 pm

Steve Cooper posts video of one store owner running across Charles Street to rip the spray paint out of the hand of a daylight tagger (audio is NSFW).

By adamg - 8/24/23 - 3:52 pm
James Schaff

The Beacon Hill Times reports four successful break-ins and one failed attempt this past weekend along Charles Street; quotes one business owner who no longer feels safe on the street after moving there from Newbury Street. Read more.

By adamg - 8/17/23 - 10:03 am

And the Beacon Hill Times was there.

Durkan was elected to finish the term of Kenzie Bok, who left to become the new head of the BHA. Durkan will have to run again in November to win her own two-year term.

By adamg - 8/9/23 - 1:52 pm

City Councilor Erin Murphy (at large) today declared a "public health crisis" being caused by having the same city street sweepers that brush up debris at Mass and Cass also go along the curb in the South End, Chinatown, Bay Village, Beacon Hill and Back Bay - an idea blasted as fearmongering by one of her colleagues. Read more.

By adamg - 8/7/23 - 10:14 am

Boston Police report arresting a man they say was packing saleable amounts of fentanyl while checking door handles along Myrtle Street on Beacon Hill Sunday night. Read more.

By adamg - 8/4/23 - 12:15 pm

Watertown News reports on the proposed boat service.

The tahget mahket: Read more.

By adamg - 7/27/23 - 7:15 am

The Boston Sun reports on Sharon Durkan's victory over Montez Haywood to represent District 8 (Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Mission Hill, Fenway) for the next few months as a replacement for Kenzie Bok. The two will reprise their battle in November for a two-year term.

By adamg - 7/20/23 - 8:27 am

The Boston Sun recaps the forum with Montez Haywood and Sharon Durkan, running in a July 25 special election to replace Kenzie Bok as city councilor in District 8 (Beacon Hill, Back Bay, Bay Village, Fenway and Mission Hill). They're competing for a term that runs until just Jan. 1, when the winner of the November regular election will take the seat.

By adamg - 7/19/23 - 9:58 pm

State House Superintendent Tammy Kraus reports: Read more.

By adamg - 7/18/23 - 5:02 pm
Boston firetruck at State House

Update: State House will remain closed on Wednesday.

State Police report that a fire started in a transformer room in a sub-basement of the State House, forcing the building's evacuation, shortly after 2 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 7/13/23 - 8:12 am
Firefighters at Charles/MGH

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to the Charles/MGH Red Line station for a fire under the last car of an outbound train around 5:45 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 7/11/23 - 2:13 pm
Nobody's moving on L Street in South Boston

To lobby for a first-in-the-nation law that would let them unionize, Uber and Lyft drivers assembled today for a motorcade on L Street in South Boston up to the State House, in the process jamming the street, Eileen Murphy reports.

By adamg - 7/5/23 - 11:25 am

A vexed citizen files a 311 complaint about the situation in the Public Garden - and a possible solution: Read more.

By adamg - 6/29/23 - 11:36 am

The Boston Licensing Board today granted the East Broadway Market at 869 East Broadway at O Street in South Boston permission to sell beer and wine. Read more.

By adamg - 6/28/23 - 12:35 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to grant beer-and-wine licenses to two long-time markets - the East Broadway Market at 869 East Broadway at O Street in South Boston and the Beacon Hill Market, 55 Anderson St. at Myrtle Street on Beacon Hill.

The board's hearings on the two applications this morning were as varied as the neighborhoods themselves. Read more.

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