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By adamg - 4/28/20 - 10:02 am
Rock tosser

Beacon Hill Wine/Spirits/Gourmet, 63 Charles St., posted these fuzzy surveillance photos of the person they say threw a brick through its window between 3:30 and 4 a.m. - and is asking neighboring store owners and residents if they might have cameras that got a better shot of the guy: Read more.

By damaskin - 4/26/20 - 1:03 pm
Frog Pond frogs in masks.

I'm glad we retain our sense of humor.

By adamg - 4/23/20 - 10:08 pm

Motorcyclists go down Acorn Street on Beacon Hill

A roving UHub photographer forwarded this video of motorcyclists carefully making their way down Acorn Street, you know, the most photographed street in America and all that, this past Sunday.

By adamg - 4/22/20 - 5:15 pm

Boston Police report arresting men from Norwood, Somerville and Boston on charges they robbed the 7-Eleven at 122 Cambridge St. Tuesday night - and that one of them used a hammer on the clerk when he tried to stop them. Read more.

By adamg - 4/16/20 - 7:57 pm

Forbes interviews Dr. Lucy Li, an anesthesia resident at Mass. General, about what happened one night earlier this pandemic after she left work and a man ran across the street and began screaming epithets at her and and blaming her for coronavirus - and continuing to follow her until she finally ducked into a store that happened to be open.

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By adamg - 4/11/20 - 12:18 pm

Boston Police report arresting two men from Boston and one from Chelsea for a shooting near 37 Beacon St. Tuesday afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 4/11/20 - 11:23 am
Make Way for Ducklings in Masks

Paul Levy reports Mrs. Mallard and her ducklings are once again wearing masks as they stroll through the Public Garden.

By adamg - 4/7/20 - 4:58 pm

Update: Three arrested.

Shortly before 4:30 p.m. Stanley Forman photographed the area around the Soldiers and Sailors Monument taped off.

Around 4:30 p.m., Suffolk University alerted the few students still living at 150 Tremont St. "Report of shots fired in the Boston Common. If you are a resident of 150 Tremont St. Please shelter in place until further notice."

By adamg - 4/1/20 - 9:52 am
Three men at the Robert Gould Shaw memorial in the 1980s

The folks at the Boston City Archives have been going through a collection of photos from the Flynn administration and are asking for help to identify these three men, photographed in front of the Robert Gould Shaw memorial on Beacon Street in the 1980s.

By adamg - 3/25/20 - 8:49 pm
Scene on Boston Common

Photo by Live Boston.

Live Boston reports a man was stabbed at Ashburton Place and Bowdoin Place but that police found him on the Common near the Park Street T station around 6:20 p.m. He was taken to a local hospital with injuries not considered life threatening.

By adamg - 3/24/20 - 3:28 pm
Boom! Exploding manhole in Charles Circle

Melissa reports that shortly after 3 p.m., a manhole in Cambridge Street between the Charles/MGH Red Line station and MGH itself exploded. Read more.

By adamg - 3/22/20 - 6:17 pm
Make Way for Ducklings in Masks

As he wandered through a pandemic-stricken region, Greg Cook came across the statue honoring Make Way for Ducklings in Masks in the Public Garden.

By adamg - 2/29/20 - 12:58 pm

How Rubber Bands Are Made

An exasperated citizen files a 311 complaint about rubber bands strewn all along West Cedar Street: Read more.

By adamg - 2/23/20 - 1:55 pm

Mike Saccone reports on a crash this morning outside the Charles/MGH T stop.

By adamg - 2/14/20 - 9:00 am

The Beacon Hill Times reports the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission has been identifying businesses putting free-standing signs on sidewalks and having a little chat with them to make them remove them.

By adamg - 1/29/20 - 12:58 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal yesterday granted Verizon Wireless a two-year extension to install a cell antenna on Bowdoin Street on Beacon Hill since the company can't currently erect the antenna because it's engaged in a lawsuit over its construction. Read more.

By adamg - 1/22/20 - 3:22 pm
Dunks license plate on a Porsche on Beacon Hill

That license plate on that car on Beacon Hill, parked in front of a handicap ramp. It was cold, so Ryan didn't stick around to see if the driver came back double-fisting iced coffees and wearing cargo shorts with a Sox cap on.

By adamg - 1/17/20 - 9:55 am

New England Folklore recounts the story of the two elms that flank the Robert Gould Shaw memorial at Beacon and Park streets - planted by John Hancock himself before the Revolution. Turns out the memorial sits on a vault designed to protect the roots of the trees.

By adamg - 12/31/19 - 9:48 pm
New Year's Eve fireworks over Boston Common

Louise Miller watched the family fireworks over Boston Common at 7 p.m.

By adamg - 12/24/19 - 11:10 am
Grinch on Charles Street

Patrick Marvin spotted the lord of Mt. Crumpit at the Public Garden yesterday.

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