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By adamg - 5/8/21 - 10:38 am
Swan Boat in early part of the 20th century

A Swan Boat around 1900. See it larger.

WBUR talks to folks in the Public Garden about their return.

Photo of a Swan Boat taken between 1900 and 1906. In the Library of Congress collection.

By adamg - 5/5/21 - 1:53 pm

A company that already offers delivery of both traditional boards of meats and cheeses and 21st-century charcuterie cones hopes to put down some brick-and-mortar roots soon at 83 Charles St., near Pinckney Street. Read more.

By adamg - 5/4/21 - 9:21 pm
Santa-clad frog at Tadpole Playground, Boston Common

A calendar-conscious citizen filed a 311 complaint that the frog that welcomes kids to the Tadpole Playground on the Common is still dressed like Santa:

Duckling parade is this week but the frog is still in Santa clothes at the tadpole playground.

By adamg - 4/26/21 - 9:15 am
Boston-area Belarusians protest Putin and Chernobyl

Today is the anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, which showered nearby Belarus with fallout. On Saturday, a group of Boston-area resident of Belarusian descent marked the anniversary - which and to call for an international probe of conditions at a nuclear plant in Ostrovets in Belarus

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By adamg - 2/24/21 - 3:00 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let the owners of Lala Rokh, which closed in 2018, sell their 97 Mt. Vernon St. location and its liquor license to Kristin Jenkins, an antiques dealer who hopes to open a "neighborhood American bistro." Read more.

By adamg - 2/15/21 - 9:28 pm

WHDH reports on Boston Barber Co. barber Steve Silva's fall last week. A friend has organized a GoFundMe page.

By adamg - 2/4/21 - 12:40 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal this week granted the owners of the Beacon Hill Pub on Charles Street for a rear addition that will let them add three new apartments to the six that already sit in the building. Read more.

By adamg - 1/21/21 - 9:23 am

The Beacon Hill Times reports that a survey of neighborhood gas lamps by Northeastern students on behalf of the Beacon Hill Civic Association found that 127 of the neighborhood's 1,028 gas lamps don't work at all and that another 413 are damaged.

By adamg - 1/20/21 - 2:13 pm
Dog at the State House

Shortly before 1 p.m., Sara Mak and a companion surveyed the scene at the State House (then reconnoitered the surrounding area).

Compare to the situation on Sunday, when Boston Police shut down the streets around the State House.

By adamg - 1/17/21 - 1:39 pm
Blocked roads near the State House

Blocked road near the State House. Photo by Joseph A. Rinaldi.

Update: Roads re-opened, for now, around 3 p.m.

Boston Police announce that several streets in front of or near the State House are being shut, in advance of Wednesday's inauguration in Washington, because of potential threats from fascists. Read more.

By adamg - 1/10/21 - 2:17 pm

A beaten-down citizen files a 311 request:

Given that this is the year of the pandemic and it will be a rather long and dark winter, could the Holiday lights on the Boston Common remain on until March first?

By adamg - 12/29/20 - 12:09 pm

The Washington Post goes to the archives and finds old articles in both the Herald and the Beacon Hill Times that prove Alec Baldwin's wife grew up on Beacon Hill, Pinckney Street, to be exact, so, she can call herself a Bostonian and we were wrong to trust the Daily Mail, as one commenter cautioned us yesterday (she only went to school in Weston). Also, we can now return to never thinking/talking about her again.

By adamg - 12/25/20 - 9:28 pm
Tire with no rubber left

From Medford to Storrow Drive on just rims. Photo by Live Boston.

State Police credit the lack of traffic early this morning for the lack of any crashes due to a Reading man speeding down I-93 southbound on the northbound side from Wilmington all the way to Leverett Circle, where he got on Storrow Drive the wrong way before finally getting cornered in a parking lot near Mass. General. Read more.

By adamg - 12/17/20 - 9:46 am
State House in the snow in 1898

The Boston Athenaeum has shows us the Brewer Fountain and State House in a photo taken from the Common after a storm - in 1898.

By adamg - 11/26/20 - 2:17 pm

BWSC crews are on scene at Neponset Circle to fix a burst water main that has resulted in discolored water in Dorchester and at Mt. Vernon and Hancock streets on Beacon Hill for a water-main break that the commission says has not affected service there.

By adamg - 11/23/20 - 2:12 pm

President-Elect Joe Biden has tabbed Louisburg Square's own John Kerry for a new post: Special presidential envoy for climate.

Kerry, you may recall, has some experience in Washington.

By adamg - 11/19/20 - 10:34 am

A federal judge yesterday ordered an early release for a man with a criminal record dating to the 1970s who participated in the robbery of a Charles Street bank, because he is 60 and suffers from a medical condition that would put him at high risk for serious complications or death should he contract Covid-19. Read more.

By adamg - 11/18/20 - 9:27 am
Suspect

Boston Police report arresting a man they say forced a woman from Bromfield Street to the Public Garden and then raped her there early on Nov. 8. Read more.

By adamg - 11/17/20 - 10:16 am
Unchained carousel horse in the Frog Pond

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint to suggest chaining down the horses on the Boston Common carousel, because people are removing them.

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