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By adamg - 9/17/20 - 9:50 am

The Boston Sun reports the Hingham Institute for Savings is closing its Beacon Hill branch and that Cambridge Trust is seeking permission to shut its branch on Tremont Street in the South End.

By adamg - 9/14/20 - 10:21 am

Two miltary Black Hawk helicopters were set to fly along the Marathon route starting at 10 a.m. in Hopkinton this morning. Local news copters circled the Common awaiting the military copters.

By adamg - 8/26/20 - 2:42 pm
Wanted man

Transit Police report they are looking for a guy they say masturbated while leering at a nearby woman at Charles/MGH around 9 p.m. on Monday.

If he looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous text to 873873.

By adamg - 8/8/20 - 9:30 am
Falcon on Beacon Hill light fixture

Steven C. Schmitt reports this raptor was surveying the Beacon Hill scene yesterday from atop one of those street light/cell phone poles.

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By adamg - 7/29/20 - 12:00 pm

Hampshire House Corp., which owns both the original and Faneuil Hall Cheers bars and the 75 on Liberty waterfront bar, this week sued three insurance companies to recoup the losses its incurred since the city and state shut down bars in March due to Covid-19 reasons. Read more.

By adamg - 7/26/20 - 9:22 pm
Sunset over inner Boston Harbor

Adam Castiglioni caught the sunset from the North End over the inner harbor this evening.

Robert Sweeney had a ringside seat on Beacon Hill: Read more.

By adamg - 7/20/20 - 9:54 am
Dead pogies by the Museum of Science

The other day, Adam Castiglioni spotted a lot of dead fish floating in the Charles at the Museum of Science and wondered what's up with that. Read more.

By adamg - 6/27/20 - 6:35 pm
Nazis in front of the Massachusetts State House

Air thick with Nazi symbols on Beacon Street today. Photo by Hilary Sargent.

White supremacists who organized a "Back the Blue" rally in front of the State House today found themselves joined by swastika-tattooed Nazis who rejected a requests from the white supremacists to leave and instead joined in the rally. Read more.

By adamg - 6/25/20 - 4:17 pm

The Charles River Watershed Association this afternoon issued a public-health advisory for the Charles River from the Mass. Ave. Bridge to the Museum of Science due to a bloom of the dreaded cyanobacteria: Read more.

By adamg - 6/24/20 - 12:21 pm
Puppy

The puppy. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports no injuries after a two-alarm fire broke out around 7:30 a.m. at 98 Charles St., at Pinckney Street. Firefighters had to rescue some residents via ladders thrown up against the five-story building.

Damage was estimated at $500,000.

By adamg - 6/22/20 - 9:49 am

The State Library of Massachusetts recounts the struggle to get the Robert Gould Shaw memorial built across from the State House - including an effort in the 1980s to add the names of the Black soldiers who fell in battle with Shaw added to the names of the white officers whose names had initially been the only ones inscribed there.

By adamg - 6/10/20 - 11:32 pm

The Beacon Hill Times reports on a proposal for Beacon Hill's main commercial street in the time of Covid-19.

By adamg - 6/4/20 - 10:28 am

DigBoston reports on yesterday's action on Boston Common.

By adamg - 5/25/20 - 10:13 am

WBZ reports volunteers worked overnight to place 1,000 "socially distant" flags on Boston Common to remember Massachusetts residents who died in the service of their country. Earlier plans to place the traditional 37,000 flag were called off due to Covid-19 concerns.

By adamg - 5/20/20 - 10:40 am
Nettles

Transit Police report arresting a man on a charge of indecent assault and battery for an incident on an inbound Red Line train shortly before it arrived at Charles/MGH around 7:45 p.m. on Monday.

Read more.

By adamg - 5/20/20 - 10:30 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the impending demise of Artu on Charles Street.

By adamg - 5/4/20 - 2:38 pm
Small group of Trumpies on Beacon Street outside the State House

Note: Looks like maybe another hundred showed up.

What a difference a few years makes. Compare the 100 or so Trumpists who demanded the right to breathe on other people on Beacon Street outside the State House this afternoon, as photographed by Frog Lane Harpy. with the tens of thousands who protested him on Beacon Street in 2017. Read more.

By adamg - 5/1/20 - 6:33 pm

A federal judge today rejected a plea by onetime Bulger lieutenant Edward MacKenzie that he be allowed to serve the last three years of a twelve-year extortion sentence at home because he suffers from a frequently stuffed nose and high blood pressure - and because he wants to care for his orphaned grandson. Read more.

By adamg - 4/28/20 - 10:47 am
Licensing Board meets on Zoom

The licensing board held its first Zoomed hearings last week.

The Boston Licensing Board last week approved plans for a bakery cafe in one of the new residential buildings on Washington Street in Jamaica Plain and a cafe and lemonade stand on Newbury Street. Read more.

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