Kate W. spotted sad panda on Pinckney Street at Charles on Beacon Hill the other day.
The T is shutting down trolley service to Science Park and Lechmere between April 30 and November, so it can install elevators and other improvements at Science Park. Buses will run instead.
The T says by shutting down the line entirely, it will shave six months off the Science Park work.
Boston Police report a couple of city workers came to the aid of an off-duty Tufts University police officer being mugged on Charles Street between Boylston and Beacon streets around 2:30 a.m. today.
Police say the man had gone up to the police officer as he walked to his car and demanded his wallet.
Marjorie Arons-Barron reports on an incident near Charles Circle yesterday involving ten kids on bicycles riding abreast on Cambridge Street, and an increasingly impatient driver who finally had enough:
The chairwoman of the Boston Licensing Board had some simple advice for the owners of the iconic Beacon Hill bar: The next time a Boston Police detective tells them to move a bench away from an emergency exit, move it.
At a licensing-board hearing on Tuesday, Det. Kevin McGill said he told bar workers to move the bench away from the emergency exit off a first-floor function room but that when he returned for a followup inspection two weeks later, the bench was still there - as was a gate on the other side of the door.
"The bench is a couple feet high," McGill said. "It can be easily moved."
It's a story only the Herald could love: Blue bloods boil over noise of medical helicopters, complete with a classic Herald front page that makes the case that Beacon Hill residents would rather see poor people in medical helicopters headed to Mass. General die than disturb their peace.
Penny Cherubino gets a great shot of the scene on one Beacon Hill street yesterday during the ritual towing of the cars before street sweeping.
Karen Cord Taylor considers opposition to a plan by Mass. Eye and Ear to replace its Charles Circle parking lot with a four-story office building:
The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today a member of the royal House of Saud violated parole after serving time for drunkenly running a man down on Charles Street because he failed to supply a DNA sample before he was booted out of the country.
The ruling means Bader al Saud could be thrown in jail if he ever steps foot on American soil.
Boston Police report a possible break in ending a spate of bicycle thefts on Beacon Hill and the Common over the past month: The arrest of Matthew Berry, 30, of Somerville.
Police say one of the theft victims was scanning Craigslist when he saw a bicycle that looked like his. After he contacted police, a detective contacted the seller and arranged to meet him to look the bike over, which he did and then arrested Berry, police say.
The Globe reports on yesterday's dramatic Red Line rescue and says the T is reacting to "poor decision making" that led to deadly holes being covered with
Bounty towels plywood by ordering all such sheets replaced with steel.
UPDATE, 7 a.m.: They got him out and he's alive.
Firefighters are at the Charles/MGH T stop this morning, attempting to extricate an MBTA power-department worker who fell 35 feet in a 2x2 concrete shaft around 4:30 a.m.
Buses are substituting for Red Line service between Kendall and Broadway.
Earl of Sandwich has won a city lease to turn the one-time Pink Palace men's room into a take-out stand, according to City Councilor Mike Ross. The Pink Palace is the boarded-up, partially roofless octagonal structure in the middle of the Common.
The hot-sandwich chain already has an outlet at Logan Airport's Terminal E.
Ben Becker photographed the Make Way for Ducklings statues in their Mardi Gras finest.
Filed on Citizen Connect today:
Why is it that the Park Rangers do not have to pick up their horses waste? It's a heck of alot worse than any dog, especially at the exit of the parking garage on the common. They should have to clean up after the horse.