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By adamg - 9/22/22 - 9:54 am

The Beacon Hill Times reports on changes coming to Cambridge Street between Court Street and the Longfellow Bridge.

More details on the plans.

By adamg - 8/13/22 - 11:07 am
Flooded Charles Street

Chris in 02134 shows us the new Lake Charles this morning. Earlier, he watched water bursting up at Charles and Beacon streets and flowing into the Public Garden Lagoon, which broke free from its artificial bounds and flooded the surrounding land: Read more.

By adamg - 8/2/22 - 9:16 am
Creating an ad-hoc bike lane on Charles Street on Beacon Hill

The Boston Cyclists Union organized an ad-hoc people-protected bike lane along Charles Street on Beacon Hill this morning to press the city to add more bike lanes to downtown and adjacent areas.

By adamg - 7/12/22 - 6:15 pm

A manhole exploded shortly before 6 p.m. at Cambridge and Bowdoin streets, sending two Eversource workers to Mass. General, one with life-threatening injuries, and creating massive traffic issues in the area. Read more.

By adamg - 6/24/22 - 2:19 pm

You know why. Details on the Copley rally.

Also rallies at Town Hall in Arlington, Monument Square in Concord and Hastings Park in Lexington, also at 5 p.m.

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By adamg - 5/30/22 - 11:57 am
Memorial Day flags on Boston Common

David Parsons visited the Boston Common memorial, which features one flag for each of the 37,000 Massachusetts residents who have died fighting for the country since the Revolution. Read more.

By adamg - 5/27/22 - 12:42 pm
Proposal for Charles River Embankment

See it larger (1886 proposal; source).

What if Storrow Drive had never been built? Imagine if it were just removed? Read more.

By adamg - 5/16/22 - 9:57 am

The State Library of Massachusetts recounts how author Robert McCloskey got ready to draw ducks for "Make Way for Ducklings:" He brought some live ducks home to his apartment so he could sketch them, but they moved around too fast, so he gave them some red wine, which slowed them right down.

By adamg - 5/14/22 - 9:39 pm
Cargo copter moving things to the McCormack Building

Hank Scorpio who photographed or videoed the cargo copter lifting generator components from Boston Common to the top of the McCormack State Office Building today. Read more.

By adamg - 5/14/22 - 9:27 am
Lifter copter

A UHub photographer roving through the Common captured the helicopter that will carry a generator to the top of McCormack State Office Building today. Read more.

By adamg - 5/13/22 - 12:32 pm

It's no dinosaur delivery, but a helicopter is scheduled to bring a new generator to the McCormack State Office Building sometime between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturday. Read more.

By adamg - 4/26/22 - 9:28 am

WGBH interviews Nick Shea, who has been offering $1 portraits on index cards to passersby on the Common since 2017.

By adamg - 4/24/22 - 2:32 pm
Birds seen in the North End and the Public Garden

Adam Balsam chronicles the 27 different species of birds he spotted over a week in the North End and the Public Garden.

By adamg - 4/22/22 - 9:21 am
Turkey on Beacon Hill

Dr. Jessica Dello Russo reports that, at first, she thought this bird on Ridgeway Lane on Beacon Hill might be a decoy to scare off the pigeons, a modern update on those fake owls that never really work:

Really clever, as it even has camouflage effect with brown shading blending in with brick. Then it MOVED!

By adamg - 4/19/22 - 10:32 pm
Rainbow over Boston Common

Christopher Haley looked up at a rainbow from Boston Common late this afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 4/17/22 - 11:47 am
Red Sox license plate - issued by New York

Spotted in the Boston Common garage today.

By adamg - 4/13/22 - 11:21 pm

The Boston Public Health Commission reported today that the citywide Covid-19 test positivity rate has reached 6.2%, up from just 2.2% in early March. Read more.

By adamg - 4/11/22 - 12:46 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that what sounds like a place where you can lounge with cats - and being Beacon Hill, books and coffee - could be coming to Charles Street.

Grizzled observers of the local cat scene, of course, will recall that Boston's first cat cafe, in Brighton, didn't work out so well.

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