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By adamg - 3/2/24 - 12:17 pm
Bloody Sunday commemoration at the State House

Molly Lanzarotta attended the Poor Peoples Campaign commemoration on the Common and at the State House of Bloody Sunday in 1965, when armed goons under the control of the county sheriff, some on horseback, attacked and beat peaceful civil-rights marchers in Selma, AL. Read more.

By adamg - 7/19/23 - 9:58 pm

State House Superintendent Tammy Kraus reports: Read more.

By adamg - 7/18/23 - 5:02 pm
Boston firetruck at State House

Update: State House will remain closed on Wednesday.

State Police report that a fire started in a transformer room in a sub-basement of the State House, forcing the building's evacuation, shortly after 2 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 2/18/23 - 11:22 am

Aline Kaplan gives us an online tour of the murals inside the State House.

By adamg - 1/3/23 - 10:46 pm

Downtown kaboom alert: Normally, we only get howitzers firing downtown when the Ancient and Honorables have their leadership change in April, but if you're anywhere near the Common on Wednesday between 5 and 6 p.m., get your hands ready to cover your ears. Read more.

By adamg - 2/24/22 - 3:04 pm

WBUR reports, has photos from a protest at the State House today against the Russian invasion.

By adamg - 2/9/22 - 11:25 am

A small group of protesters who initially managed to get into the closed State House via the Ashburton Place entrance, claiming to want to re-open it to the public, quickly revealed their true purpose when they started yelling, masklessly, of course, about how the state needs to ban Covid-19 shots for children, the State House News Service reports.

By adamg - 7/16/21 - 9:53 am

A federal judge in Washington DC has ruled that Mark Sahady, facing charges there for his alleged participation in the failed Jan. 6 coup, is free to move about the state again - and that includes riding the Red Line as it passes under the grounds of the State House or even just going for a pleasant stroll among the geese he thinks flock on the Common. Read more.

By adamg - 6/11/21 - 12:45 am

Alleged 1/6 failed-coup participant Mark Sahady has asked a judge in Washington to free him from limitations set by a judge in Massachusetts that prohibit him from going near the State House - which he frets might even prevent him from riding the Red Line, which runs in a tunnel under the State House grounds. Read more.

By adamg - 4/26/21 - 9:15 am
Boston-area Belarusians protest Putin and Chernobyl

Today is the anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, which showered nearby Belarus with fallout. On Saturday, a group of Boston-area resident of Belarusian descent marked the anniversary - which and to call for an international probe of conditions at a nuclear plant in Ostrovets in Belarus

By adamg - 1/20/21 - 2:13 pm
Dog at the State House

Shortly before 1 p.m., Sara Mak and a companion surveyed the scene at the State House (then reconnoitered the surrounding area).

Compare to the situation on Sunday, when Boston Police shut down the streets around the State House.

By adamg - 1/17/21 - 1:39 pm
Blocked roads near the State House

Blocked road near the State House. Photo by Joseph A. Rinaldi.

Update: Roads re-opened, for now, around 3 p.m.

Boston Police announce that several streets in front of or near the State House are being shut, in advance of Wednesday's inauguration in Washington, because of potential threats from fascists. Read more.

By adamg - 12/17/20 - 9:46 am
State House in the snow in 1898

The Boston Athenaeum has shows us the Brewer Fountain and State House in a photo taken from the Common after a storm - in 1898.

By adamg - 11/7/20 - 3:57 pm

Shamus Moynihan captured a ragtag band of protesters today: Read more.

By adamg - 11/3/20 - 4:54 pm
Sunset seen from Beacon Hill

PlunkettPrime watched the sun go down from Beacon Hill this afternoon.

By adamg - 6/27/20 - 6:35 pm
Nazis in front of the Massachusetts State House

Air thick with Nazi symbols on Beacon Street today. Photo by Hilary Sargent.

White supremacists who organized a "Back the Blue" rally in front of the State House today found themselves joined by swastika-tattooed Nazis who rejected a requests from the white supremacists to leave and instead joined in the rally. Read more.

By adamg - 12/6/19 - 10:51 pm

MassLive.com reports the protesters wouldn't move from Gov. Baker's office and were arrested on trespassing charges.

State Rep. Nika Elugardo (D-Jamaica Plain), reports people can send donations to help with bail, transportation and food costs on Venmo at @SunriseBosJailSupport

By adamg - 11/7/19 - 11:56 am

Two Rhode Islanders who specialize in annoying people in their state took a trip up to Boston this week to stick their iPhone in the faces of workers at the Massachusetts State House and demand to know up front who they are and what they do. Read more.

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