Beacon Hill

By - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.

By - 2/4/19 - 9:25 pm
Bad sidewalks on Beacon Hill: Watch out

Shamus Moynihan reports these signs lined Charles Street tonight, no doubt industriously placed there by the proprietors' loyal manservants, who seem to have been unaware that the signs seem to indicate the Proprietors are actually ordering people to plunge to the ground.

By - 1/17/19 - 5:20 pm

Mayor Walsh's office announced today it's hired Weston & Sampson of Boston to help the city figure out how to improve the Common with $28 million from the sale of the old Winthrop Square garage. Read more.

By - 1/9/19 - 1:17 pm

City councilors Josh Zakim (Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Fenway, Mission Hill) and Michael Flaherty (at large) say it's time to curb a proliferating number of road races that tie up neighborhood streets, particularly in the Back Bay, but also in the Fenway and Beacon Hill. Read more.

By - 12/21/18 - 3:51 pm

The wind ripped the plastic wrap right off 6 Beacon St., undergoing renovation. Read more.

By - 12/20/18 - 12:40 pm

A man who was having a good time chatting with two strangers he met on the Common early Tuesday went home with them - only to wind up being grabbed by the shirt collar and threatened with a knife unless he transfer money from his bank account to them, police say. Read more.

By - 12/14/18 - 3:28 pm

State senators and representatives from either side of the Longfellow Bridge want the state to keep the "flex posts" that separate the Longfellow bike lanes from cars over the winter. Read more.

By - 12/2/18 - 1:32 pm
Longfellow Bridge with new lights

What's old is new: Myron Freeman took in the new lights on the rebuilt Longfellow Bridge yesterday (see it from the other side).

Brad Kelly, meanwhile drove into the spidery arms of the Zakim Bridge recently: Read more.

By - 11/8/18 - 5:29 pm
Mueller protest in front of the State House in Boston

Brad Squirrels reports from the Common:

Pretty impressive turnout on the Common with just 24 hours notice.

Lily Goldman is at a protest in Gloucester: Read more.

By - 11/7/18 - 7:43 pm

Months ago, the progressive group MoveOn set up a rapid-fire response protest plan to deal with the possible firing of Robert Mueller or Rod Rosenstein. Although neither has happened, Sessions is gone and Rosenstein is no longer in charge of Mueller and so the group has activated the plan, which includes a protest at 5 p.m. today - Thursday - on the Common across from the State House. More info.

By - 11/2/18 - 3:12 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man they say pointed a gun at another car around 7 p.m. yesterday at Beacon and Park streets. Read more.

By - 11/1/18 - 11:37 am

The owner of a nine-unit apartment building on Charles Street won city approval this week to convert it into a hotel - like it was before he bought it several years ago. Read more.

By - 10/23/18 - 12:46 pm

If you agree that trans people deserve the same rights as everybody else, and want to show it in these increasingly dark days, you'll vote Yes on Question 3. And if you have time, you might even attend the Rally for Transgender Rights, 1 p.m. on Sunday at the 54th Massachusetts memorial at Boston Common, across from the State House.

By - 10/17/18 - 9:24 pm

Transit Police report arresting a local man at the Charles/MGH Red Line station yesterday afternoon on charges he used his his phone to take a photo up a woman's skirt while they rode up an escalator on the inbound side.

Read more.

By - 10/14/18 - 11:06 am

J.L. Bell brings us back 250 years to a Boston under occupation.