The Beacon Hill Times reports that a survey of neighborhood gas lamps by Northeastern students on behalf of the Beacon Hill Civic Association found that 127 of the neighborhood's 1,028 gas lamps don't work at all and that another 413 are damaged.
Boston Police announce that several streets in front of or near the State House are being shut, in advance of Wednesday's inauguration in Washington, because of potential threats from fascists. Read more.
The Washington Post goes to the archives and finds old articles in both the Herald and the Beacon Hill Times that prove Alec Baldwin's wife grew up on Beacon Hill, Pinckney Street, to be exact, so, she can call herself a Bostonian and we were wrong to trust the Daily Mail, as one commenter cautioned us yesterday (she only went to school in Weston). Also, we can now return to never thinking/talking about her again.
State Police credit the lack of traffic early this morning for the lack of any crashes due to a Reading man speeding down I-93 southbound on the northbound side from Wilmington all the way to Leverett Circle, where he got on Storrow Drive the wrong way before finally getting cornered in a parking lot near Mass. General. Read more.
BWSC crews are on scene at Neponset Circle to fix a burst water main that has resulted in discolored water in Dorchester and at Mt. Vernon and Hancock streets on Beacon Hill for a water-main break that the commission says has not affected service there.
A federal judge yesterday ordered an early release for a man with a criminal record dating to the 1970s who participated in the robbery of a Charles Street bank, because he is 60 and suffers from a medical condition that would put him at high risk for serious complications or death should he contract Covid-19. Read more.
The challenges faced by the Boston housing market have been well documented in 2020. The pandemic has caused massive shifts in urban population distribution in metropolitan areas all across the country, and Boston is no exception. It effectively took one of the nation’s hottest real estate markets and caused it to come to a grinding halt as apartment vacancies soar all over the city.
Boston Police have released a photo of a man they say forced a woman from Bromfield Street in Downtown Crossing through the Common and into the Public Garden, near Charles and Beacon streets, where he raped her, around 2 a.m. Read more.
Rob C reports the driver of this big rig realized in time what he was about to do and so saved his job and the time all the motorists around him would have lost and stopped before taking that dip onto Storrow Drive. "It was super awkward," at least, he adds.
Gary Waldeck shows us the new striping on Charles Street between the Common and the Public Garden for a bike lane, a buffer lane and new parking spots, wonders when drivers will figure it out and start parking where they're supposed to. Read more.