Beacon Hill

By - 1/9/19 - 1:17 pm

City councilors Josh Zakim (Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Fenway, Mission Hill) and Michael Flaherty (at large) say it's time to curb a proliferating number of road races that tie up neighborhood streets, particularly in the Back Bay, but also in the Fenway and Beacon Hill. Read more.

By - 12/21/18 - 3:51 pm

The wind ripped the plastic wrap right off 6 Beacon St., undergoing renovation. Read more.

By - 12/20/18 - 12:40 pm

A man who was having a good time chatting with two strangers he met on the Common early Tuesday went home with them - only to wind up being grabbed by the shirt collar and threatened with a knife unless he transfer money from his bank account to them, police say. Read more.

By - 12/14/18 - 3:28 pm

State senators and representatives from either side of the Longfellow Bridge want the state to keep the "flex posts" that separate the Longfellow bike lanes from cars over the winter. Read more.

By - 12/2/18 - 1:32 pm
Longfellow Bridge with new lights

What's old is new: Myron Freeman took in the new lights on the rebuilt Longfellow Bridge yesterday (see it from the other side).

Brad Kelly, meanwhile drove into the spidery arms of the Zakim Bridge recently: Read more.

By - 11/8/18 - 5:29 pm
Mueller protest in front of the State House in Boston

Brad Squirrels reports from the Common:

Pretty impressive turnout on the Common with just 24 hours notice.

Lily Goldman is at a protest in Gloucester: Read more.

By - 11/7/18 - 7:43 pm

Months ago, the progressive group MoveOn set up a rapid-fire response protest plan to deal with the possible firing of Robert Mueller or Rod Rosenstein. Although neither has happened, Sessions is gone and Rosenstein is no longer in charge of Mueller and so the group has activated the plan, which includes a protest at 5 p.m. today - Thursday - on the Common across from the State House. More info.

By - 11/2/18 - 3:12 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man they say pointed a gun at another car around 7 p.m. yesterday at Beacon and Park streets. Read more.

By - 11/1/18 - 11:37 am

The owner of a nine-unit apartment building on Charles Street won city approval this week to convert it into a hotel - like it was before he bought it several years ago. Read more.

By - 10/23/18 - 12:46 pm

If you agree that trans people deserve the same rights as everybody else, and want to show it in these increasingly dark days, you'll vote Yes on Question 3. And if you have time, you might even attend the Rally for Transgender Rights, 1 p.m. on Sunday at the 54th Massachusetts memorial at Boston Common, across from the State House.

By - 10/17/18 - 9:24 pm

Transit Police report arresting a local man at the Charles/MGH Red Line station yesterday afternoon on charges he used his his phone to take a photo up a woman's skirt while they rode up an escalator on the inbound side.

Read more.

By - 10/14/18 - 11:06 am

J.L. Bell brings us back 250 years to a Boston under occupation.

By - 10/4/18 - 2:47 pm
Seagull an seagull poop atop one of the towers of the Longfellow Bridge

A disgusted citizen files a 311 complaint about the condition of the tops of the newly rebuilt seasoning shakers along the Longfellow Bridge:

Lovely seagull poop on all 4 towers of the beautiful Longfellow bridge.

By - 10/4/18 - 9:13 am
Truck filled with politicians' promises on Beacon Hill

Jeffrey D. Patrick spotted this waste-pumping truck on Beacon Hill the other day.

By - 9/26/18 - 1:27 pm

The City Council agreed today to hold a hearing on the annual Freedom Rally on Boston Common and whether it can be turned into a less of a mess or whether the three-day event has to be moved somewhere else. Read more.

By - 9/24/18 - 8:57 pm

City Councilors Josh Zakim and Ed Flynn, whose districts meet in Boston Common, say they're tired of complaints about the marijuana-focused Freedom Rally on the Common every September and that it's time to move it somewhere else. Read more.

By - 9/24/18 - 9:58 am
Trabant on Boston Common

Redsox223 took in the Boston Cup car show on Boston Common yesterday, which included an East German Trabant sputtering down one of the lanes.

Stevil checked out the cars as well, including this shinier model, an Allard: Read more.

By - 9/19/18 - 10:02 am
The Embrace

"The Embrace" by Hank Willis Thomas and MASS Design Group

The city and MLK Boston yesterday released the five finalists for a proposed memorial to the civil-rights leader and his wife - both of whom studied in Boston, where they met - on Boston Common.

Drawings of the five proposals are now on display at the BPL main library in Copley Square. They vary in size - one would include large walkways in black stone that would continue across Beacon Street to the grounds of the State House - and proposed location on the Common. Read more.

By - 9/14/18 - 9:44 am
Storrowed truck on Storrow Drive

Jason Richardson spotted the results of what he called a "slight Storrowing" this morning just inbound from the Longfellow Bridge.