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By adamg - 8/7/23 - 10:14 am

Boston Police report arresting a man they say was packing saleable amounts of fentanyl while checking door handles along Myrtle Street on Beacon Hill Sunday night. Read more.

By adamg - 5/13/23 - 11:21 am
Where the trash can used to be

Where the trash can used to be.

A concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint about the disappearance of a trash receptacle at Myrtle and Anderson streets on Beacon Hill: Read more.

By adamg - 3/13/22 - 10:00 pm

Actor William Hurt died today at 71.

In 1980, in his first film role, he starred in Ken Russell's "Altered States," playing a researcher who tampers with the fundamental forces of nature, in the basement of Harvard Medical School. According to Movie-Locations.com, he and his wife (played by Blair Brown) lived at 108 Myrtle St. on Beacon Hill, and returned from a trip to Mexico via Logan Airport.

By adamg - 9/21/21 - 9:15 am
Beacon Hill street turned into torrent

BWSC reports it had already shut off water in the area of Myrtle and Hancock streets for some repair work overnight when a contractor "broke a gate valve" at Hancock and Myrtle streets around 12:30 a.m., briefly creating a roaring river, complete with waterfalls. Read more.

By adamg - 4/13/20 - 12:22 pm
Downed power line

Matthew Christensen reports a power pole, and presumably the power it carried, came down sometime before noon today on Myrtle Street, just behind the Centre Street post office in Jamaica Plain.

By adamg - 6/11/19 - 12:41 pm

With Myrtle the Turtle now temporarily clothed in a blue tarp, the Boston Parks Department reports it is has asked an outside design firm to design a more permanent shady thing to keep the statue from becoming a kid-burning heat trap again. Read more.

By adamg - 6/10/19 - 1:04 pm
City workers taping off hot turtle at Myrtle Street playground

Boston firefighters tape off Myrtle.

A concerned citizen watched city workers tape off a metal turtle in the middle of the Myrtle Street playground on Beacon Hill today following earlier complaints the thing - installed just last month - is burning kids who made the mistake of actually sitting on it. But all the tape in the world marked "COLD" won't actually cool down the sun-concentrating turtle for good and the resident filed a 311 complaint to request that the city: Read more.

By adamg - 1/14/11 - 6:28 pm
Perkins and Tierney

An alleged pair of lunkheads managed to steal an ATM from a Beacon Hill pizza place early this morning and lug it back to South Boston - only to promptly get arrested - officials say.

Gerald Perkins, 37, and William Tierney, 24, were arraigned today in South Boston District Court on charges of receiving stolen property, breaking into a depository and breaking and entering, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Tierney was also arraigned on charges of possession of burglarious tools and possession of a Class B substance - the DA's office says police found about 30 Gabapentin painkilling pills.

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