Beacon Hill

By - 10/14/18 - 11:06 am

J.L. Bell brings us back 250 years to a Boston under occupation.

By - 10/4/18 - 2:47 pm
Seagull and seagull poop atop one of the towers of the Longfellow Bridge

A disgusted citizen files a 311 complaint about the condition of the tops of the newly rebuilt seasoning shakers along the Longfellow Bridge:

Lovely seagull poop on all 4 towers of the beautiful Longfellow bridge.

By - 10/4/18 - 9:13 am
Truck filled with politicians' promises on Beacon Hill

Jeffrey D. Patrick spotted this waste-pumping truck on Beacon Hill the other day.

By - 9/26/18 - 1:27 pm

The City Council agreed today to hold a hearing on the annual Freedom Rally on Boston Common and whether it can be turned into a less of a mess or whether the three-day event has to be moved somewhere else. Read more.

By - 9/24/18 - 8:57 pm

City Councilors Josh Zakim and Ed Flynn, whose districts meet in Boston Common, say they're tired of complaints about the marijuana-focused Freedom Rally on the Common every September and that it's time to move it somewhere else. Read more.

By - 9/24/18 - 9:58 am
Trabant on Boston Common

Redsox223 took in the Boston Cup car show on Boston Common yesterday, which included an East German Trabant sputtering down one of the lanes.

Stevil checked out the cars as well, including this shinier model, an Allard: Read more.

By - 9/19/18 - 10:02 am
The Embrace

"The Embrace" by Hank Willis Thomas and MASS Design Group.

The city and MLK Boston yesterday released the five finalists for a proposed memorial to the civil-rights leader and his wife - both of whom studied in Boston, where they met - on Boston Common.

Drawings of the five proposals are now on display at the BPL main library in Copley Square. They vary in size - one would include large walkways in black stone that would continue across Beacon Street to the grounds of the State House - and proposed location on the Common. Read more.

By - 9/14/18 - 9:44 am
Storrowed truck on Storrow Drive

Jason Richardson spotted the results of what he called a "slight Storrowing" this morning just inbound from the Longfellow Bridge.

By - 8/2/18 - 7:17 pm
Ominous skies over the Charles

Rory Nolan watched storm clouds move in over the Charles shortly before 6 p.m.

By - 7/31/18 - 9:51 pm

Seems Northeastern President Joseph Aoun lives on Beacon Street at Joy and protesters are trying to occupy it to protest a research contract ICE has with Northeastern.

Beacon is currently shut between Joy and Park.

By - 7/29/18 - 10:18 am
By - 7/25/18 - 10:43 am

A group of real-estate investors who recently bought Mary Ann's in Cleveland Circle, the Beacon Hill Pub and the Tam in the Theater District told the Boston Licensing Board today that the only changes they will make to the watering holes is to hire new managers - including one better known for running more upscale eateries in JP. Read more.

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.