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By adamg - 4/1/20 - 9:52 am
Three men at the Robert Gould Shaw memorial in the 1980s

The folks at the Boston City Archives have been going through a collection of photos from the Flynn administration and are asking for help to identify these three men, photographed in front of the Robert Gould Shaw memorial on Beacon Street in the 1980s.

By adamg - 3/25/20 - 8:49 pm
Scene on Boston Common

Photo by Live Boston.

Live Boston reports a man was stabbed at Ashburton Place and Bowdoin Place but that police found him on the Common near the Park Street T station around 6:20 p.m. He was taken to a local hospital with injuries not considered life threatening.

By adamg - 3/24/20 - 3:28 pm
Boom! Exploding manhole in Charles Circle

Melissa reports that shortly after 3 p.m., a manhole in Cambridge Street between the Charles/MGH Red Line station and MGH itself exploded. Read more.

By adamg - 3/22/20 - 6:17 pm
Make Way for Ducklings in Masks

As he wandered through a pandemic-stricken region, Greg Cook came across the statue honoring Make Way for Ducklings in Masks in the Public Garden.

By adamg - 2/29/20 - 12:58 pm

How Rubber Bands Are Made

An exasperated citizen files a 311 complaint about rubber bands strewn all along West Cedar Street: Read more.

By adamg - 2/23/20 - 1:55 pm

Mike Saccone reports on a crash this morning outside the Charles/MGH T stop.

By adamg - 2/14/20 - 9:00 am

The Beacon Hill Times reports the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission has been identifying businesses putting free-standing signs on sidewalks and having a little chat with them to make them remove them.

By adamg - 1/29/20 - 12:58 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal yesterday granted Verizon Wireless a two-year extension to install a cell antenna on Bowdoin Street on Beacon Hill since the company can't currently erect the antenna because it's engaged in a lawsuit over its construction. Read more.

By adamg - 1/22/20 - 3:22 pm
Dunks license plate on a Porsche on Beacon Hill

That license plate on that car on Beacon Hill, parked in front of a handicap ramp. It was cold, so Ryan didn't stick around to see if the driver came back double-fisting iced coffees and wearing cargo shorts with a Sox cap on.

By adamg - 1/17/20 - 9:55 am

New England Folklore recounts the story of the two elms that flank the Robert Gould Shaw memorial at Beacon and Park streets - planted by John Hancock himself before the Revolution. Turns out the memorial sits on a vault designed to protect the roots of the trees.

By adamg - 12/31/19 - 9:48 pm
New Year's Eve fireworks over Boston Common

Louise Miller watched the family fireworks over Boston Common at 7 p.m.

By adamg - 12/24/19 - 11:10 am
Grinch on Charles Street

Patrick Marvin spotted the lord of Mt. Crumpit at the Public Garden yesterday.

By adamg - 12/22/19 - 5:51 pm
Sunset over Storrow Drive, still bocked due to transformer spill

That's a closed inbound Storrow at the bottom.

A roving UHub photographer watched the sun go down over Storrow Drive, which was still blocked inbound as crews tried to clean up the mineral oil that spilled around 9:30 a.m., along with the transformers carried on a truck whose driver thought his rig would fit under a bridge near Charles Circle, only it didn't.

By adamg - 12/22/19 - 2:18 pm
Storrowed truck

A driver with a possible reading problem ignored the "CARS ONLY" signs and drove his big rig right into a bridge on Storrow Drive near Charles Circle around 9:30 a.m., spewing fluid from the electrical transformers all over the road and putting a major hurt on a Hyundai that had the misfortune of being in the adjoining lane just as one of the transformers was knocked free by the bridge, which, as always, refused to yield. Read more.

By adamg - 12/12/19 - 7:01 pm
Guy directing traffic at Charles Circle

Ed Lyons reports:

During a truly epic traffic meltdown near MGH today, everything was gridlocked until some homeless guy put down his cup, walked into it, and started quite aggressively managing the traffic, unclogging the intersection. He succeeded. People were waving and thanking him.

By adamg - 12/12/19 - 5:44 pm

WHDH reports this afternoon is not a good time to be anywhere near downtown, Beacon Hill, the West End, etc., at least, in a car. Read more.

By adamg - 12/6/19 - 10:51 pm

MassLive.com reports the protesters wouldn't move from Gov. Baker's office and were arrested on trespassing charges.

State Rep. Nika Elugardo (D-Jamaica Plain), reports people can send donations to help with bail, transportation and food costs on Venmo at @SunriseBosJailSupport

By adamg - 11/26/19 - 10:21 pm
Sunset along Beacon Street

A roving UHub photographer stopped to take in the sunset this evening on Beacon Street along the Common.

By adamg - 11/18/19 - 4:02 pm

The Beacon Hill Times reports on one Beacon Hill resident's plans to turn the now shuttered restaurant on Charles Street into a cafe on the first floor and a bookstore on the second and third floors. Read more.

By adamg - 11/7/19 - 4:17 pm
State trooper blocking access to Storrow Drive inbound at Charles Circle

Trooper blocking access to Storrow inbound at Charles Circle for the motorcade. Photo by Ari Ofsevit.

93 south into the city is gridlocked due to delays caused to the road being shut so that Mike Pence could get from New Hampshire - where he was filing paperwork to ensure his boss is on next year's primary ballot - to a car showing. Read more.

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