Beacon Hill

By - 3/29/18 - 10:44 am
Lemuel Shaw

The case of the mystery justice has likely been solved, officials say. A portrait with no ID hanging outside the door of Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Ralph Gants turns out to be Lemuel Shaw, who served nearly 30 years as chief justice in the mid-1800s.

Credit for IDing the justice, who served as chief justice between 1830 and 1860, goes to a longtime court officer with a background in forensic science - and extensive knowledge of the antiques and fine-art business, according to court officials: Read more.

By - 3/19/18 - 11:06 am
Outside Sweet on Charles Street, Beacon Hill

JB Parrett noticed a window shopper outside Sweet on Charles Street on Beacon Hill.

By - 3/14/18 - 8:55 pm
Hooker

Earlier today, state Rep. Michelle DuBuois (D-10th Plymouth - Brockton, West Bridgewater and East Bridgewater), tweeted a photo of high-school students protesting guns outside the State House's General Hooker Entrance and asked:

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By - 2/26/18 - 11:12 am
Mark King

Transit Police report arresting a man they say got on the Red Line at Charles/MGH last Tuesday morning and "stated he would blow everybody up."

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By - 2/9/18 - 9:34 am

Investors are snapping up condos in the heart of Boston like nobody's business, and Mayor Walsh's proposed regulations wouldn't do enough to stop them from squeezing out people who actually want to live in the city, according to a study by a consortium of neighborhood groups. Read more.

By - 1/3/18 - 2:01 pm
Ashburton Place flooding

Waterlogged lobby. Photo by Sara Bourne.

Around 1:20 p.m., Julia C. wondered why there was "water pouring out all the windows" of the McCormack state office building on Beacon Hill. The Globe reports the leak, apparently from a burst pipe, is "massive."

By - 12/25/17 - 9:47 pm
Plow scraper

AV Morrison reports on an incident around 2 p.m. at the southeast corner of Mt Vernon and Louisburg Square:

I heard the plow truck scrapping the side of the car. And then the plower took the right tail light out! It was bent at a 90 degree angle for a few seconds before it cracked. I almost got hit by the large portion of it, which flew off towards the fence of the garden. And it was after that I took the license plate number of the plow truck guy. ... Whether he left a note for the SUV owner, I don't know.

By - 12/23/17 - 2:55 pm
Tree on car on Beacon Hill

Boston Attitude shows us the hunk of tree that fell on a car parked near the State House on Beacon Hill this afternoon.

By - 12/15/17 - 2:41 pm

Boston Duck Tours, Ltd. has agreed to a series of changes in the way it operates its lumbering vehicles in exchange for not having to face criminal charges related to the death of a woman on a scooter last year, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 12/15/17 - 2:25 pm

The Globe reports tourists are starting to talk about the fur-covered butterballs in the Public Garden and on the Common.

By - 12/9/17 - 5:55 pm
Boston Common in the snow

Damaskin looks out over Boston Common late this afternoon.

By - 11/10/17 - 9:05 am

Rick Macomber shows us Boston's latest body of water caused by a broken water main, at Charles and Revere streets on Beacon Hill shortly before 4 a.m.

By - 11/5/17 - 1:46 pm
U-Haul truck on Storrow Drive

Rebecca found herself behind a wayward U-Haul on Storrow Drive inbound shortly after 12:30 p.m. today.

By - 10/31/17 - 11:25 pm
Halloween on Beacon Hill

Vasant Marur spent some time on Beacon Hill tonight.

By - 10/29/17 - 6:29 pm

Amy Bucher didn't realize she'd need a hard hat to walk under the Longfellow this afternoon.

By - 10/28/17 - 11:22 am
Appleton Bridge over Storrow Drive

Troublewithtribbles reports the first span of the new Frances Appleton pedestrian bridge across Storrow Drive from Beacon Hill to the Esplanade went up overnight. Read more.

By - 10/9/17 - 9:43 pm
Nancy Schon on one of the Ducklings statues in the Public Garden

The Friends of the Public Garden snapped sculptor Nancy Schon sitting on Mrs. Mallard on the 30th anniversary of the installation of her Ducklings statues in the Public Garden this past weekend.

By - 9/28/17 - 12:42 pm

A Red Line train came up lame at Charles/MGH outbound and now the MBTA is reporting "moderate" delays.

An Orange Line train stopped at North Station and refused to budge, but the T reports it made it budge and now things are back to normal on that liine.