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By - 10/26/11 - 10:18 pm

Vampires out of Boston!: Photo by City Life.Vampires out of Boston!: Photo by City Life.

City Life La Vida Urbana held a protest march around Rowes Wharf and its yacht-filled docks today to protest the presence of Fannie Mae President Charles Haldeman, speaking before the Boston College CEO Club.

By - 10/26/11 - 8:50 am

Transportation Secretary Richard Davey was scheduled to speak this morning at a forum sponsored by MassInc called Moving Forward with Funding: New strategies to support transportation and balanced regional economic growth.

Aimee Ward of MassInc tweets Davey was late because of delays on the Red Line.

By - 10/26/11 - 7:32 am

The Herald sic'ed roughly half its entire reporting staff (yes, six reporters) on the most urgent public-health crisis facing Boston today: Occupy Boston. The scrappy tabloid urgently warns us today that Dewey Square is a ticking time bomb of a fetid cesspool of disease-ridden, overripe hippies and vermin. The paper does, however, note the presence of hand sanitizer at the encampment.

By - 10/26/11 - 12:09 am

Roofers

Every day, it looks more likely that this time, the Tea Party Museum will actually reopen. On Tuesday, some roofers were busy up on, well, the roof.

By - 10/25/11 - 10:41 pm

Plastic Bag Lady

The Plastic Bag Lady of Park Street is in touch with the zeitgeist, based on the sign she was wearing on her back today.

By - 10/25/11 - 8:56 pm

Boston Police report Congress Card and Tobacco, 230 Congress St., has been broken into four times since Sept 29, by somebody who gains entry by smashing the front door or window and then steals cigarettes. An example, from the first break-in:

By - 10/25/11 - 12:03 pm

So the T can install an elevator at Park Street. Look for shuttle buses instead.

The T says Green Line service through Park Street will be unaffected.

By - 10/24/11 - 8:36 am

Jeff Cutler got to his car on Broad Street downtown shortly before 8 a.m. today to find a $40 ticket for blocking a street-cleaning route. He shows us the lack of signs on the street, wonders how people are supposed to know not to park there.

By - 10/24/11 - 8:20 am

With what appears to be pro-Occupy Boston graffiti? WBUR reports.

By - 10/22/11 - 6:06 pm

The scene at Park Street. Photo by Patrick Munnelly.The scene at Park Street. Photo by Patrick Munnelly.

By - 10/21/11 - 7:41 am

Chris Faraone reports on the crime problems in the tent city and on plans for protests this weekend.

By - 10/20/11 - 12:16 pm

Foggy Custom House

Peter McStravick looked out his window this morning, wondered if David Copperfield was in town.

By - 10/18/11 - 7:24 am

Not so handyA timeless citizen complains about the clock faces on the Custom House:

By - 10/17/11 - 4:10 pm

Santas in Speedos

BehindDarkEyes spotted some Santas in Speedos warming up for their annual December run by declaring Speedos are a Human Right at the anti-war march/OccupyBoston on Saturday.

More photos. Photographynatalia also photographed Occupy Boston this weekend. H/Boston took photos. Mike Ball posted a set.

Latest Occupy Boston news.

Photo copyright BehindDarkEyes. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 10/17/11 - 10:14 am

A BPD official tries to explain to BU students why people should stop looking at police as the heavies in last week's mass arrests.

By - 10/15/11 - 11:19 am

OccupySukkah

Tprussman photographed a Sukkot celebration at Occupy Boston yesterday.

By - 10/15/11 - 7:25 am

Cambridge, Mass. — Tickets are on sale now for George V. Higgins’ The Friends of Eddie Coyle, Stickball Productions’ world premiere stage adaptation of the quintessential Boston crime novel. The production runs Dec. 8–Jan. 15 at Oberon in Harvard Square, for tickets, visit www.thefriendsofeddiecoyle.com

It is the winter of ‘69 in Boston and Eddie Coyle is a bottom of the barrel hood attempting to stay alive and out of jail among his “friends” – cops, bartenders, radical hippies, bank robbers, hit men and informants. Weeks away from a prison sentence for trucking stolen booze, Eddie’s making a few bucks supplying the guns for a rash of brazen bank heists, while looking to tip someone in for a kind word to the judge.

George V. Higgins’ classic novel has been called the “best crime novel ever written” by Elmore Leonard, and literary scholars have compared his unforgiving and realistic depiction of Boston’s underworld with the works of Dickens, Dostoevsky, and Balzac. Through dialogue quintessentially Bostonian, and the most poignant homage to Bobby Orr and the ’69-’70 Boston Bruins in literature, The Friends of Eddie Coyle has set the bar for Boston crime stories for nearly 40 years.

By - 10/14/11 - 5:11 pm

Just yesterday, City Council President Steve Murphy said BPD told him it was costing $2 million a month to watch over those scamps on Dewey Square. Channel 4, however, reports today that BPD has put the total cost of its supervision of Occupy Boston since Oct. 1 (the occupation began 9/30) at $146,189.55.

By - 10/14/11 - 9:05 am

The postponement of the food-truck festival at Dewey Square on Saturday due to Occupy Boston might have meant a loss in donations for the Greater Boston Food Bank, which had been asking event goers to bring food donations with them.