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By adamg - 5/8/24 - 10:04 am

The T is reporting delays of up to 15 minutes along Beacon Street due to a trolley that diverted to Train Valhalla at St. Mary's.

By adamg - 4/24/24 - 4:53 pm
Interior of the mansion

Interior photos from commission report: But do they reflect current reality?

The wheels of history sometimes move slowly: The Boston Landmarks Commission is currently considering whether to designate the interior of the former Eben Jordan, Jr./Unification Church mansion at 46 Beacon St. as a landmark of local, state and even national importance based on a petition submitted in 1977. Read more.

By adamg - 4/15/24 - 2:31 pm
Two people holidng signs alerting runners they are faster than the Green Line

Martin Lieberman noticed a developing theme among signs people held to cheer on the runners today. Another example.

Hugmajesty watched the runners rolling by near Cleveland Circle: Read more.

By adamg - 4/15/24 - 9:39 am
Kent Street crossing closed

A roving UHub photographer reports from Beacon Street at Kent Street in Brookline, where the Green Line stop was supposed to remain open until 10 a.m., but which was closed at 8:40 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 4/13/24 - 1:06 pm
Injured turkey behind a decorative fence

A concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint asking for help for an injured turkey on Beacon Street near Exeter in the Back Bay: Read more.

By adamg - 1/29/24 - 4:50 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports a California chain called Baby Cafe Kitchen is opening outlets on Brighton Avenue in Allston - in that spot where the laundry place used to be - and on Beacon Street in Brookline.

By adamg - 12/4/23 - 2:00 pm
Goat on a city street, just not a Boston street

Somebody with access to both graphics and AI apps has now filed three alleged 311 complaints about loose goats on the streets of Boston, except, as 311 noted in closing a complaint with the above photo of a "wet and smelly" goat allegedly at Chestnut and Brimmer streets on Beacon Hill, that's not Chestnut and Brimmer streets on Beacon Hill. Read more.

By adamg - 11/13/23 - 9:38 pm

The Hamilton Co., which owns the office building at 392-398 Chestnut Hill Ave. in Cleveland Circle, today sued to try to block plans by an Ipswich concern to turn the former Dunkin' Donuts on Beacon Street into a marijuana dispensary. Read more.

By adamg - 11/8/23 - 9:36 pm

The MBTA reports delays on the C and D branches of the Green Line due to "a track problem at Kenmore," bad enough to require bustitution between Kenmore and Fenway on the D Line and St. Mary's on the C Line. Read more.

By adamg - 11/6/23 - 5:44 pm

Hey, remember back in the day when the Green Line kept having embarrassing pantograph problems, and the T said in one case it was because the line was too new and in other cases it was because the lines were too old? And then the T promised it was doing stuff to fix the problems?

Yeah, good times. The T reports it's running shuttle buses instead of trolleys along the C and D lines because of a new pantograph problem at Kenmore Square.

By adamg - 10/28/23 - 11:34 am
MBTA wire workers

They've been working on the wires, all the livelong day. Photo by MBTA.

The MBTA said yesterday it's identified the overhead power-line issues that have led to a recent spate of dead trolleys from the new Green Line Extension to the ancient tracks near Copley and on Beacon Street. The T also said it's working to keep them from happening again. Read more.

By adamg - 10/25/23 - 1:12 pm

The MBTA reports that a trolley on the C Line developed one of those embarrassing pantograph problems that keeps it from moving, at St. Paul Street, and so it had to summon the buses to provide alternative service along Beacon Street.

The Green Line has suffered a series of pantograph problems in recent days near Lechmere and Copley Square.

By adamg - 9/25/23 - 8:57 pm
Car that hit the trolley

Photo by Transit Police.

Transit Police report two people suffered minor injuries when a drive heading towards Cleveland Circle turned left against a red light and hit an outbound C Line trolley that had the right of way at Beacon and St. Paul streets around 6:50 p.m.

The driver was cited for running a red light, police say.

By adamg - 9/23/23 - 2:54 pm
Logo of the former Boston Club

At one time, the building was the Boston Club.

Earlier this month, the Unification Church sold the 46 Beacon St. residence and former club it had owned since 1976 to a pair of local developers, according to Suffolk County Registry of Deeds records. Read more.

By adamg - 9/14/23 - 10:50 am

The Boston Licensing Board today gave Matsu Nori Handroll Bar, 900 Beacon St., the right to allow customers to bring their own beer and wine. Read more.

By adamg - 9/11/23 - 9:31 am
Susan Rose

A man from Portland, OR was arraigned in Boston Municipal Court today on charges he raped an killed a woman inside 285 Beacon St. on Oct. 30, 1979, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 8/19/23 - 8:01 am

Brookline Police report that Temple Beth Zion received a bomb threat Friday evening - the latest in a string of such hoax bomb calls to Jewish congregations across the country. 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 - 7/12/23 - 3:03 pm
Security door at old Dunkin' Donuts

Company cited this existing secured door, said it would remain for pot deliveries, cash pickups.

The Boston Cannabis Commission will decide whether to let a marijuana chain move its proposed dispensary from the former Mary Ann's on Beacon Street in Cleveland Circle to the former Dunkin' Donuts about 100 feet down the street. Read more.

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