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By adamg - 3/24/20 - 3:28 pm
Boom! Exploding manhole in Charles Circle

Melissa reports that shortly after 3 p.m., a manhole in Cambridge Street between the Charles/MGH Red Line station and MGH itself exploded. Read more.

By adamg - 2/23/20 - 1:55 pm

Mike Saccone reports on a crash this morning outside the Charles/MGH T stop.

By adamg - 12/12/19 - 7:01 pm
Guy directing traffic at Charles Circle

Ed Lyons reports:

During a truly epic traffic meltdown near MGH today, everything was gridlocked until some homeless guy put down his cup, walked into it, and started quite aggressively managing the traffic, unclogging the intersection. He succeeded. People were waving and thanking him.

By adamg - 11/7/19 - 4:17 pm
State trooper blocking access to Storrow Drive inbound at Charles Circle

Trooper blocking access to Storrow inbound at Charles Circle for the motorcade. Photo by Ari Ofsevit.

93 south into the city is gridlocked due to delays caused to the road being shut so that Mike Pence could get from New Hampshire - where he was filing paperwork to ensure his boss is on next year's primary ballot - to a car showing. Read more.

By adamg - 4/23/16 - 9:37 am
Turkey in Charles Circle

Roving UHub photographer Joe Borkowski spotted this seemingly perplexed turkey in Charles Circle this morning trying to figure out where to go.

By adamg - 9/28/15 - 8:12 am
Trees marked for being cut down on the Esplanade

Troublewithtribbles shows us some of the trees marked for elimination to make way for the new pedestrian bridge next to the Longfellow from Charles Circle over Storrow Drive to the Esplanade. Read more.

By adamg - 2/6/15 - 1:30 pm
Gridlock at Charles Circle

With many Boston roads still not fully plowed, traffic across the city continues to be tied up in knots, as Alison Kenney shows us with her dashboard-eye view of Charles Circle around 12:45 p.m.

By adamg - 10/7/14 - 2:58 pm
Burned up car on Storrow Drive in Boston

Dia captured the remains of the car that caught fire around 1:45 p.m. on Storrow Drive near Charles Circle - after she watched the car burn. She reports the driver made it out OK.

Flaming car on Storrow Drive
By adamg - 9/3/14 - 10:13 am

Well, actually, he pounded out some e-mail, but whatever: The Globe reports a board member of the Beacon Hill Neighborhood Association threatened unspecified action against the state last year if it didn't immediately rip up the concrete-and-red-plastic handicap ramps it placed around historically important Charles Circle, which is dominated by a modern, glass-sheathed Red Line station.

State officials snorted in reply.

By adamg - 7/20/12 - 8:54 am


An aggrieved citizen reports:

Distasteful ad on beautiful public sculpture-MBTA station.

By adamg - 4/22/11 - 12:06 pm

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:

By adamg - 4/6/11 - 7:03 am

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:

By adamg - 9/20/10 - 7:43 am

Buzzy'sOn the Web, nothing ever dies. Take, for example, this page advertising Buzzy's Roast Beef, more than eight years after it was demolished to make way for a hotel where people pay good money to eat behind bars:

We're more than just Roast Beef.

Stop by and check out our menu of sandwiches, salads, and more. We even serve breakfast.

Buzzy's Fabulous Roast Beef is practically a Boston tradition. It was first opened at Charles Circle during the 1960's, and was re-opened September 27, 1996 - and has not been closed a minute since! You will find an extensive menu of sandwiches, salads, sides, breakfast, and of course, the best Roast Beef sandwiches in Boston.

Indoor and Outdoor seating available.

Spatch, who found the page, sighs:

The fact that this webpage for Buzzy's Roast Beef still exists is both amazing and depressing.

Christina recalls the last day we ate at Buzzy's.

Yes, of course there's a Facebook page for Buzzy's fans.

By adamg - 1/14/10 - 11:08 am

The Massachusetts Court of Appeals today reversed a Boston man's gun-possession conviction because prosecutors failed to prove he owned the gun in the friend's car he was driving at the time - or that he even knew the weapon was there.

Two state troopers pulled Jeffrey Snow over around 12:30 a.m. on Aug. 27, 2007 after they watched him come off the Longfellow and run through a red light with no headlights on. Snow was at the wheel of a friend's car as a designated driver following the Cambridge Caribbean Festival. He said he had no idea there was a gun in the car, wedged between the driver's seat and the center console.

By adamg - 5/18/08 - 9:27 pm

Shirley explains why it's the stretch from the Liberty Hotel to the Longfellow Bridge, where pedestrians have to battle with drivers coming out of Charles Circle, in particular, motorists coming off Cambridge and Charles streets:

By adamg - 9/30/06 - 12:34 pm

John Daley reads that the new hotel on the site of the old Charles Street jail will be called the Liberty Hotel (get it? jail? liberty? Oh, those wacky marketers!). But he wonders:

Is there any chance they'll call the hotel restaurant Buzzy's?

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