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By adamg - 2/1/23 - 12:40 pm

The owner of 151 Charles St. on Beacon Hill yesterday sued the owner of the neighboring 149 Charles St., for what it says is illegal digging in that building's basement, which it claims removed some supports for its building, forcing it to evacuate the tenants who had not already moved after their floors started warping, their walls started cracking and doors and windows stopped closing all the way. Read more.

By adamg - 1/24/23 - 1:57 pm
Hawk on a patio railing at the Boston Athenaeum

Dan snapped the hawk that's been using a fifth-floor railing at the Boston Athenaeum on Beacon Street as an observation post.

By adamg - 1/20/23 - 4:48 pm

A man with a criminal record dating to 1990 was ordered held in lieu of $10,000 bail at his arraignment on a charge that he robbed the TD Bank branch at 250 Cambridge St. on Beacon Hill on Tuesday afternoon, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 1/17/23 - 12:26 pm
Near Storrowing on Storrow Drive

The driver of a box truck - and his passenger - were a bit luckier on Storrow Drive this morning than the driver of an 18-wheeler in Westborough, averting a storrowing inbound by maybe a couple feet, as KWAPT, who was not happy to get stuck in the resulting jam, shows us: Read more.

By adamg - 1/15/23 - 8:55 pm

A concerned citizen files a 311 report about the "hissing aggressive rats running continually between Willow Court, Willow Street and Acorn Street," rats that are "too fast for me to catch them on camera!"

By adamg - 1/15/23 - 5:40 pm
Sunset over Back Bay and Beacon Hill

Tony Ursillo had a great seat for this evening's sunset over Beacon Hill, the Common and the Back Bay.

By adamg - 1/13/23 - 9:41 pm
The Embrace after its unveiling on the Common

Photo by Paulo Teixeira.

Paulo Teixeira watched the unveiling of the the Boston Common statue honoring Martin Luther and Corretta Scott King (based on a photo of them hugging after he got word he'd won the Nobel Peace Prize).

The actual unveiling is around 2:36:00 in the video: Read more.

By adamg - 1/5/23 - 9:59 pm

A Mattapan woman was ordered held today pending a dangerousness hearing on charges she tried bringing a loaded gun into Suffolk Superior Court this morning, Boston Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office report. Read more.

By adamg - 1/3/23 - 10:46 pm

Downtown kaboom alert: Normally, we only get howitzers firing downtown when the Ancient and Honorables have their leadership change in April, but if you're anywhere near the Common on Wednesday between 5 and 6 p.m., get your hands ready to cover your ears. Read more.

By adamg - 1/2/23 - 11:35 pm

At 10:37 p.m., Archivehive reported:

Did anyone hear two loud bangs? Cambridge Street West End Boston area.

It sounded like something falling out of the sky and then bang. Then it happened again

Sure enough, others heard them, too: Read more.

By adamg - 12/14/22 - 12:54 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal yesterday approved plans for a "New York style" halal takeout place at 106-120 Cambridge St. that would offer Halal dishes such as chicken and lamb over rice and falafel. Read more.

By adamg - 12/6/22 - 10:52 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal this morning unanimously approved plans for a new Charles Street business that would combine a cafe, a small bookshop and a lounge where people could book hour-long appointments to spend time with up to ten cats. Read more.

By adamg - 11/17/22 - 3:06 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Mattapan man wanted for a Downtown Crossing armed robbery after a scuffle with an officer at Bowdoin and Derne streets on Beacon Hill Tuesday afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 11/2/22 - 11:41 am

Update: Beer and wine license approved.

Kured, which has been serving up "fast casual" charcuterie boards at 83 Charles St. on Beacon Hill since last year, learns tomorrow whether it can begin offering beer and wine to go with what people in other neighborhoods might call party platters. Read more.

By adamg - 10/26/22 - 5:35 pm
An apocolyptic looking Boston

BLVCK.machina looked out the window of his office next to the State House around 4 p.m. and spotted an apocalyptic hellscape - and only partially because of the window tinting.

A calmer view further down the Charles: Read more.

By adamg - 10/15/22 - 4:42 pm
Mansplainers on the move

Nancy shows us the 100 or so men who started marching down Comm. Ave. at the Allston Planned Parenthood to mansplain about a medical procedure none of them will ever need. The Million Thousand Hundred Mansplainer march against abortion was supposed to end up at the State House, but would anybody be surprised if most of them exhausted themselves mansplaining long before they got there?

By adamg - 10/12/22 - 11:35 am
New Frog Pond

Half the Frog Pond would go from wading pool to splash pad.

The city yesterday released its Boston Common Master Plan, an "aspirational" set of goals for bringing the nation's oldest park into the 21st century as a more inclusive, less confusing area for Bostonians and visitors to relax and play in. Read more.

By adamg - 10/12/22 - 9:27 am

The Beacon Hill Times reports on one catrepreneur's plans to convert a former bank branch at 80 Charles St. into a cafe/bookstore that would also have a room where people could sit and play with cats - separated from the other two rooms for book and coffee lovers who are allergic to or just don't like cats.

Boston's first attempt at a cat cafe, in Brighton, did not end well.

By adamg - 9/22/22 - 9:54 am

The Beacon Hill Times reports on changes coming to Cambridge Street between Court Street and the Longfellow Bridge.

More details on the plans.

By adamg - 8/13/22 - 11:07 am
Flooded Charles Street

Chris in 02134 shows us the new Lake Charles this morning. Earlier, he watched water bursting up at Charles and Beacon streets and flowing into the Public Garden Lagoon, which broke free from its artificial bounds and flooded the surrounding land: Read more.

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