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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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By adamg - 11/12/20 - 10:07 pm

BPD Investigation Update

Boston Police have released surveillance video of the man they say dragged a woman from Bromfield Street across the Common to the Public Garden where they say he raped her, around 2 a.m. on Sunday.

If he looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-343-4400 or the anonymous tip line by calling 800-494-TIPS or by texting TIP to CRIME (27463).

By bostonpads - 11/9/20 - 1:30 pm

The challenges faced by the Boston housing market have been well documented in 2020. The pandemic has caused massive shifts in urban population distribution in metropolitan areas all across the country, and Boston is no exception. It effectively took one of the nation’s hottest real estate markets and caused it to come to a grinding halt as apartment vacancies soar all over the city.

By adamg - 11/8/20 - 4:47 pm
Wanted man

Boston Police have released a photo of a man they say forced a woman from Bromfield Street in Downtown Crossing through the Common and into the Public Garden, near Charles and Beacon streets, where he raped her, around 2 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 11/7/20 - 3:57 pm

Shamus Moynihan captured a ragtag band of protesters today: Read more.

By adamg - 11/3/20 - 4:54 pm
Sunset seen from Beacon Hill

PlunkettPrime watched the sun go down from Beacon Hill this afternoon.

By adamg - 10/29/20 - 4:22 pm
Truck driver stopped before storrowing

Rob C reports the driver of this big rig realized in time what he was about to do and so saved his job and the time all the motorists around him would have lost and stopped before taking that dip onto Storrow Drive. "It was super awkward," at least, he adds.

By adamg - 10/23/20 - 12:40 pm
Stripes are down for new bike lane, parking spots on Charles Street

Gary Waldeck shows us the new striping on Charles Street between the Common and the Public Garden for a bike lane, a buffer lane and new parking spots, wonders when drivers will figure it out and start parking where they're supposed to. Read more.

By adamg - 10/8/20 - 10:26 am

The Massachusetts Attorney General's office reports fining the Red Hat, 9 Bowdoin St. $79,790 for "violating the state’s wage and hour and earned sick time laws." Read more.

By adamg - 10/6/20 - 10:19 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a Beacon Hill resident's plans to turn the former Hungry I building on Charles Street into a bookshop with reading rooms and a ground-floor cafe. Read more.

By adamg - 10/2/20 - 7:37 pm
Rainbow over Readville

Jake looked up over Readville after this afternoon's rain.

Rachel Anne Miller looked out over Beacon Hill and downtown Boston around the same time: Read more.

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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