Beacon Hill

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.

By - 4/30/18 - 2:13 pm
Japanese woman on Boston Common

Michael Kerpan took in the annual Japan Festival on the Common yesterday. He took lots of photos and reports:

Despite the extremely variable weather yesterday, the event seemed reasonably well attended. As usual, a lot of interesting food, vendors, performers and attendees.

By - 4/27/18 - 9:05 am

The Beacon Hill Times reports Troop 65321 was the top-selling cookie-selling troop in the entire state.

By - 3/29/18 - 10:44 am
Lemuel Shaw

The case of the mystery justice has likely been solved, officials say. A portrait with no ID hanging outside the door of Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Ralph Gants turns out to be Lemuel Shaw, who served nearly 30 years as chief justice in the mid-1800s.

Credit for IDing the justice, who served as chief justice between 1830 and 1860, goes to a longtime court officer with a background in forensic science - and extensive knowledge of the antiques and fine-art business, according to court officials: Read more.

By - 3/19/18 - 11:06 am
Outside Sweet on Charles Street, Beacon Hill

JB Parrett noticed a window shopper outside Sweet on Charles Street on Beacon Hill.

By - 3/14/18 - 8:55 pm
Hooker

Earlier today, state Rep. Michelle DuBuois (D-10th Plymouth - Brockton, West Bridgewater and East Bridgewater), tweeted a photo of high-school students protesting guns outside the State House's General Hooker Entrance and asked:

Read more.

By - 2/26/18 - 11:12 am
Mark King

Transit Police report arresting a man they say got on the Red Line at Charles/MGH last Tuesday morning and "stated he would blow everybody up."

Read more.

By - 2/9/18 - 9:34 am

Investors are snapping up condos in the heart of Boston like nobody's business, and Mayor Walsh's proposed regulations wouldn't do enough to stop them from squeezing out people who actually want to live in the city, according to a study by a consortium of neighborhood groups. Read more.

By - 1/3/18 - 2:01 pm
Ashburton Place flooding

Waterlogged lobby. Photo by Sara Bourne.

Around 1:20 p.m., Julia C. wondered why there was "water pouring out all the windows" of the McCormack state office building on Beacon Hill. The Globe reports the leak, apparently from a burst pipe, is "massive."

By - 12/25/17 - 9:47 pm
Plow scraper

AV Morrison reports on an incident around 2 p.m. at the southeast corner of Mt Vernon and Louisburg Square:

I heard the plow truck scrapping the side of the car. And then the plower took the right tail light out! It was bent at a 90 degree angle for a few seconds before it cracked. I almost got hit by the large portion of it, which flew off towards the fence of the garden. And it was after that I took the license plate number of the plow truck guy. ... Whether he left a note for the SUV owner, I don't know.

By - 12/23/17 - 2:55 pm
Tree on car on Beacon Hill

Boston Attitude shows us the hunk of tree that fell on a car parked near the State House on Beacon Hill this afternoon.

By - 12/15/17 - 2:41 pm

Boston Duck Tours, Ltd. has agreed to a series of changes in the way it operates its lumbering vehicles in exchange for not having to face criminal charges related to the death of a woman on a scooter last year, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.