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By adamg - 2/25/23 - 12:00 pm
Inside the Busy Bee in Brookline

Patrick Magure takes us behind the counter at the Busy Bee on Beacon Street in Brookline on a Saturday morning: Read more.

By adamg - 2/16/23 - 1:44 pm

Patrick Maguire reports that Japonaise Bakery & Café, on Beacon Street on the Brookline side of Audubon Circle, expects to re-open in 45 to 60 days. Owner Takeo Sakan closed it in 2021 for the first extensive renovations since it opened in 1985. He started a GoFundme page both to help pay for the new equipment and to help support the staff during the closure.

By adamg - 2/8/23 - 11:26 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today upheld a man's first-degree murder conviction that stemmed from some banter-turned-fight over another man's Yankee's cap at closing time outside An Tua Nua on Beacon Street in 2004, so he will spend the rest of his life in prison. Read more.

By adamg - 2/5/23 - 5:26 pm

The Brookline Police Department reports that what might have started as a kitchen fire at Silk Road Uyghur Cuisine, 1398 Beacon St. in Brookline shortly before 3 p.m. turned into a two-alarm fire before Brookline firefighters extinguished the blaze. Read more.

By adamg - 1/25/23 - 9:30 pm
Old photo of Hotel Buckminster in 1900

Hotel Buckminster in 1900, three years after it went up in what would become Kenmore Square. From BPL.

A developer says it will soon file plans to gut Kenmore Square's Hotel Buckminster and turn it into a part of a new life-sciences building next door to the life-sciences-focused Fenway Center complex it's already building. Read more

By adamg - 1/24/23 - 1:57 pm
Hawk on a patio railing at the Boston Athenaeum

Dan snapped the hawk that's been using a fifth-floor railing at the Boston Athenaeum on Beacon Street as an observation post.

By adamg - 1/22/23 - 6:26 pm
Car on Green Line tracks along Beacon Street

Photo by a roving UHub photographer.

The MBTA had to bust out some shuttle buses for the C Line after a driver somehow wound up on the tracks near Dean Road and Beacon Street, around 5:30 p.m. The T reports things are back to as hunky dory as they get these days on the Green Line.

By adamg - 11/11/22 - 10:57 pm

The MBTA reports it's breaking out some buses to try to ferry C Line riders who are stuck between Cleveland Circle and Coolidge Corner because a driver somehow got his or her car stuck on the tracks near Cleveland Circle.

By adamg - 10/11/22 - 10:02 pm

A federal judge in Boston today sentenced Cory Goldberg, 47, to 30 months in federal prison on several counts related to the sale of meth he pleaded guilty to in September, 2020, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 10/2/22 - 12:39 pm

The MBTA had to rustle up some buses for people trying to travel between St. Mary's Street and Cleveland Circle when a C Line trolley kicked the bucket at Coolidge Corner. They managed to move Old Paint (actually, one of the new Paints) off the tracks and service has resumed, but with the usual 15-minute residual delays.

By adamg - 9/29/22 - 12:29 pm

Three men face federal charges for robbing workers at massage spas in Brookline and Stoneham one night in June - one while wearing a court-ordered monitoring device, another while wearing Adidas Yeezy sneakers - according to filings in US District Court in Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 8/21/22 - 11:04 am
Little Free Library looking like a Back Bay brownstone

Leslee spotted a neighborhood-appropriate tiny library on Beacon Street. Read more.

By adamg - 8/11/22 - 9:46 pm

The owner of the Dunkin' Donuts franchise in Cleveland Circle hopes to move the outlet to space on the other side of Beacon Street, where it would share space with a convenience store. Read more.

By adamg - 7/26/22 - 11:44 am
819 Beacon St. rendering

Rendering by Gensler.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans by a London-based developer and Children's Hospital for four new buildings at 819 Beacon St. that will have one wing rising 17 stories and which will include 53 units that will provide short-term housing for families living more than 50 miles from Boston who have children getting care at the hospital. Read more.

By adamg - 5/13/22 - 12:32 pm

It's no dinosaur delivery, but a helicopter is scheduled to bring a new generator to the McCormack State Office Building sometime between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturday. Read more.

By adamg - 4/29/22 - 11:53 am
Whole Foods on Beacon Streeet

Photo by Patrick Maguire.

Patrick Maguire reports the Whole Foods on Beacon Street in Audubon Circle at the Brookline/Fenway line is closing this coming Wednesday. He reports a regional manager broke the news to employees this morning.

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 - 1/29/22 - 9:09 pm
Snow at Longwood station on the Green Line

Roving UHub photographer Anna Geneva captured the Longwood Green Line stop tonight.

She probably enjoyed the view a bit more than the driver who managed to get a beefy SUV stuck on the Green Line in Cooldige Corner - not to mention the people in the trolleys on either side who got blocked by it, like Agiocochook1: Read more.

By adamg - 1/7/22 - 4:40 pm
Snow penis

Update: The frat brothers have taken their giant snow penis down.

A concerned citizen recovers with the help of some smelling salts and files a 311 complaint about the giant male genitals the brothers of MIT's Theta Tau fraternity erected outside their frat house at 526 Beacon St., near Charlesgate, today. Read more.

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