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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

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 - 6/2/19 - 8:16 pm
Fog on Frog Pond

Around 5:20 p.m., fog was rolling off Frog Pond as ducks looked for a late-afternoon snack. It then collected around the Hancock tower: Read more.

By adamg - 5/28/19 - 9:28 am
Make Way for Ducklings root for the Bruins

Jack the duckling, along with Mrs. Mallard and all the other ducklings in the Public Garden are, of course, rooting for the Bruins, as JC Considine shows us.

By adamg - 5/23/19 - 9:47 am

Candidates running for the District 8 (Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Mission Hill, Bay Village, Fenway) met for a forum on Tuesday. Watch the forum.

Participating candidates were Kenzie Bok, Montez Haywood, Landon Lemoine, Kristen Mobilia, Jennifer Nassour and Helene Vincent. Read more.

By adamg - 5/21/19 - 4:27 pm
Protesters for abortion rights

Greg Cook attended a rally and protest at the State House over abortion bans being enacted in several states.

By adamg - 5/18/19 - 11:55 am
View across the Charles towards the Back Bay from the Red Line on the Longfellow Bridge

Erin Kane got an unobstructed view from the Red Line as it crossed the Longfellow Bridge this morning:

Boston on a sunny spring day is pretty great

By adamg - 5/6/19 - 6:28 pm
Jennifer Nassour

Jennifer Nassour of the Back Bay today announced her candidacy for the District 8 (Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Fenway, Mission Hill, West End) City Council seat that Josh Zakim is giving up.

Read more.

By adamg - 4/17/19 - 9:07 am
Make Way for Ducklings in their Easter Finest

Mrs. Mallard and brood quickly doffed their running bibs and put on their Easter finest, as Lily Wo found out yesterday.

Copyright Lily Wo. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By adamg - 4/11/19 - 9:25 am
Hawk at a window

Louise Miller's already cool view out her Beacon Hill window got a little better this morning.

By adamg - 4/3/19 - 9:40 pm

State Police report:

Draw Bridge between Science Museum and State Police Barracks on Charles Dam Road in #Boston stuck in slightly upward position. Road impassable in both directions. Expect major traffic delays, avoid area if possible.

By adamg - 3/28/19 - 1:11 pm

The Boston Guardian reports the latest to get in the run to represent the Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Bay Village, Fenway and part of Mission Hill is Kenzie Bok of Beacon Hill.

Zakim recently announced he would not seek re-election to the seat he's held since 2013.

By adamg - 3/25/19 - 10:45 am
Tree destroyed by truck on Charles Street on Beacon Hill

Roving UHub photographer ELE happened upon this tree-smashing truck on Charles Street near Mt. Vernon St. on Beacon Hill this morning. No word if the driver was heading for Storrow Drive.

A tree-removal crew was quick to arrive: Read more.

By adamg - 3/20/19 - 9:52 pm

The Globe reports that Josh Zakim (Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Fenway, Mission Hill, Bay Village) won't be running for re-election this fall.

Zakim, first elected in 2013, joins Tim McCarthy (Hyde Park, Roslindale, Mattapan), who announced in January he wouldn't be running again.

By adamg - 3/7/19 - 10:00 pm
Class Warfare suspect on Beacon Hill

State Police say they have plenty of images of the guy who's been tagging up the State House and other Beacon Hill buildings with the phrase "class warfare," interspersed with Xs and the word "sick" - now they have to find him.

State Police ask that if you recognize the guy in the photos they released, contact Trooper Timothy Burns at 617-740-7812.

By adamg - 3/4/19 - 8:45 am
The Embrace

King Boston, a group set up to select and build a memorial for Martin Luther King, said today it's selected "The Embrace," by Hank Willis Thomas and the MASS Design Group. Read more.

By adamg - 3/3/19 - 6:26 pm
Graffiti calling for class warfare

An example of the graffiti. Via 311.

State Police report somebody tagged up the State House - and a private house at Mt. Vernon and Hancock streets - Saturday night. Read more.

By adamg - 2/20/19 - 1:31 pm
Rat scurries in front of Boston State House

Heavy-handed symbolism or wry comment on how rats are endemic to Beacon Hill?

So this guy who says he really loves "The Departed" is trying to raise $4,000 to buy some equipment an software and hire a digital-effects specialist to digitally remove a rat that scurries across the screen at the end in what he considers too much heavy-handed symbolism for a Scorsese film about human rats. Read more.

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