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By adamg - 9/30/19 - 1:20 pm

The Beacon Hill Times reports that the group that bought several dive bars last year is now planning to turn the Beacon Hill Pub into the sort of high-end dining spot the nobs of Beacon Hill have come to expect. They're working with the former owner of Lala Rokh to find a suitable operator - and are also looking to convert the apartments in the building into "executive suites" for business people in Boston for awhile.

By adamg - 9/21/19 - 11:23 am

City Councilor Josh Zakim (Fenway, Mission Hill, Back Bay, Beacon Hill) yesterday endorsed Kenzie Bok in Tuesday's preliminary election for the District 8 seat he's giving up. Read more.

By adamg - 9/18/19 - 9:00 pm

Gov. Baker today endorsed fellow Republican Jennifer Nassour for the District 8 City Council seat (Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Fenway, Mission Hill) being given up by Josh Zakim. Read more.

By adamg - 9/14/19 - 9:42 am
22 Beacon St. fire scene

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 22 Beacon St., across from the State House, around 6 a.m. for a fire in a four-story building. Read more.

By adamg - 9/3/19 - 3:19 pm
Mike Duhawkis, the State House hawk

Grumpygrumpyowl couldn't help but admire Mike Duhawkis - the State House hawk named by reporter Mike Deehan - during a break from her weekly protest over the Weymouth gas compressor.

By adamg - 8/21/19 - 6:12 pm

Hélène Vincent is running for the District 8 (Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Fenway, Mission Hill) city-council seat that Josh Zakim is giving up. Last night, she posted a photo of a stairway in an apartment or condo building and, in a series of tweets, reported: Read more.

By adamg - 8/5/19 - 10:30 am
The equipment that hit the gas main

The excavator that hit the gas main outside 41 Temple St. Photo by BFD.

UPDATE, 11:30 a.m. Gas contained, all out given.

Construction workers hit a high-pressure two-inch gas main on Temple Street shortly before 10:30 a.m. The Boston Fire Department has shut the street until National Grid can turn off the gas.

By adamg - 8/2/19 - 2:16 pm

WGBH reports on Karyn Alzayer's protest against children in cages at the border camps.

By adamg - 7/18/19 - 1:51 pm
Tarped turtle statue

Not a crime scene: Turtle covered in tarp with sign warning literate toddlers to stay off. Source.

The Boston Guardian reports that parents worried about their little kids getting burned by climbing up on that solar-heated Myrtle the Turtle statue they never asked for in the center of the Myrtle Street playground for have reached a compromise with the city Parks Department:

The statue, which the statue, which the Beacon Hill Garden Club sternly refused to move off Myrtle Street, will be moved to a section of the playground that already is shaded by trees - rather than covered by some sort of shelter that would take up even more room in the small playground. Garden Club honchos said they agreed to the move only after sculptor Nancy Schon - yes, of Make Way for Ducklings statue fame - agreed to the move, which she did.

By adamg - 6/21/19 - 10:53 pm

State Police report divers pulled a man's body from the Charles River near the Longfellow Bridge around 6 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 6/21/19 - 1:24 pm

State Police report a man was arrested yesterday for allegedly stabbing a man during a fight inside Suffolk Superior Court on Jan. 2 - after somehow slipping a knife past security. Read more.

By adamg - 6/21/19 - 11:53 am

A concerned citizen overcame the vapors long enough to file a 311 complaint about a shirtless garbageman he or she spotted this morning on Mt. Vernon Street on Beacon Hill: Read more.

By adamg - 6/16/19 - 11:22 am
Sign that says this is our fuckin' city, no pinhead, get well Papi

Phil R. attended the March for Truth at the State House yesterday.

Andrea Doremus Cuetara shows us there was also a vigil for children who have died in border concentration camps: Read more.

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

Boston firefighters tape off Myrtle.

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.

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