Beacon Hill

By - 7/24/18 - 10:30 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Lala Rokh on Mount Vernon Street is closing for good on Aug. 11.

By - 7/22/18 - 1:16 pm
Portable restrooms planned for Boston Common

Just look for the 1870s bird's eye view of the Common and Public Garden.

The Friends of the Public Garden reports it's hoping to wheel a portable comfort station onto the Common this week - placed to offer relief to Public Garden visitors as well. Read more.

By - 7/19/18 - 9:38 am

Maureen Rogers recalls Fred's Video on Charles Street, in the days before Netflix and streaming and stuff:

When you went on weekends, Fred’s - a tiny little place to begin with - was always crowded. Nabbing a movie before someone else got their hands on it always gave you a little feeling of triumph.

By - 7/18/18 - 11:18 am

Handmaids against Kavanagh will hold a vigil on Beacon Street outside the State House at 6:45 p.m. That'll then morph into an Everyone against Treason protest until 10 p.m.

By - 7/16/18 - 8:53 am
Truck stopped on Storrow Drive just in time

Sometime between 3 and 3:50 a.m., the driver of this box truck thought it would be a good idea to get on Storrow Drive towards Leverett Circle. It wasn't, as Chuck Fitzpatrick shows us.

By - 7/13/18 - 11:42 am

A group that includes apartment developers Fred Starikov and Steve Whalen of City Realty yesterday bought the buildings housing Mary Ann's on Beacon Street in Cleveland Circle, the Tam on Tremont Street in the Theater District and the Beacon Hill Pub on Charles Street. Read more.

By - 7/6/18 - 11:47 am
Two rental bikes that don't belong in South Boston

A peeved citizen files a 311 complaint about all the green-and-yellow rental bikes dumped along the beach in South Boston: Read more.

By - 7/2/18 - 12:24 pm

The body of a 59-year-old Boston man was recovered from the Charles River near the Longfellow Bridge this morning, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 6/30/18 - 3:21 pm
Protesting immigration policies at City Hall Plaza in Boston

Tens of thousands of Bostonians braved the heat and humidity today to rally at City Hall Plaza and on Boston Common to support immigrant families, especially the ones locked up and separated under the policies of the Trump administration. Read more.

By - 6/20/18 - 9:43 am

Several groups have organized a protest at 12:30 p.m. in front of the State House to protest the Trump administration's decision to rip toddlers and other children from their parents at the border and put them in cages and tents.

By - 6/19/18 - 6:27 pm
Smoke at Charles/MGH

A Quiet Philodox shows us the trash fire at Charles/MGH around 6:15 p.m. The MBTA reports the train operator was able to extinguish the fire and get the Red Line running again.

By - 5/31/18 - 3:20 pm

Boston Magazine reports the Hungry I, which has been serving up French cuisine since the 1980s, is up for sale - along with its Charles Street building.

The Hungry I, of course, is not to be confused with the Naked I, the Combat Zone strip club that morphed into today's Centerfolds strip club around 2000.

By - 5/31/18 - 12:50 pm
Longfellow Bridge in 1908

The Cambridge Historical Commission shows us what the new Longfellow Bridge looked like in 1908 - a couple years after it opened - as the Cambridge Bridge. Look at those gasometers in Kendall Square on the Cambridge side. Read more.

By - 5/30/18 - 11:30 pm
Longfellow Bridge Wednesday afternoon

Longfellow on Wednesday afternoon. Photo by MassDOT

MassDOT reported tonight that all lanes on the Longfellow Bridge will be open for business tomorrow. Read more.

By - 5/24/18 - 1:18 pm
37,000 American flags on Boston Common

Gary Chase shows us the flags volunteers staked in the Common this week to honor the more than 37,000 Massachusetts residents who have died defending the country in wars going back to the Revolution.

By - 5/22/18 - 11:33 am

John Hawkinson spotted a flatbed carrying a flatbed on the Longfellow Bridge yesterday.

By - 5/13/18 - 12:41 pm
Annual Make Way for Ducklings Parade on the Common

Roving UHub photographer Evangelos Efstathiou took in the annual Make Way for Ducklings parade around the Common and the Public Garden today.

By - 5/9/18 - 6:42 pm

Beth Gavin watched the fog roll over the Common this afternoon.

By - 5/1/18 - 10:20 pm

City Councilors Michelle Wu (at large) and Josh Zakim (Beacon Hill, Back Bay, Fenway, Mission Hill) will ask other councilors to join them tomorrow in urging the state to use barriers to protect bicyclists when the revamped Longfellow Bridge finally opens later this month. Read more.