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By adamg - 12/4/21 - 4:40 pm

Thursday was Shaloh House's annual Chanukhah Hummer Parade, in which the Brighton Chabad center throws a party that includes a ride for kids around Boston in Hummer limos with large menorahs mounted on the roofs.

This year, one particularly put out citizen on Beacon Hill filed a 311 report about what he or she found to be a simply ghastly display: Read more.

By adamg - 11/21/21 - 1:18 pm

State Police report a Northampton man, 24, died in a single-vehicle crash on the ramp from the Sumner Tunnel to Storrow Drive around 3:20 a.m.

His two passengers, 22 and 18, were taken to nearby Massachusetts General Hospital with serious injuries, State Police say. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

By adamg - 11/16/21 - 10:12 pm
Stuck  truck on Storrow Drive

Rosabri Mejia came across the latest example of a truck driver disobeying the "CARS ONLY" signs on your finer Storrow Drive entrances and so getting caught by a bridge, in this case, the Longfellow. Judges give this storrowing low marks, because while the driver wedged himself in well enough to back up traffic, he did not majorly sardine-can his roof or spill any of his load on the road.

By adamg - 11/14/21 - 12:03 pm

Nathan Phillips, a professor in the Department of Earth and Environment at Boston University, makes the case.

By adamg - 10/28/21 - 10:18 am

The Boston Licensing Board today rejected a request from DeLuca's Market on Charles Street to let customers sip beer or wine while nibbling cheese and meat from wooden boards at tables inside the store. Read more.

By adamg - 10/27/21 - 11:39 am

Update: Request denied.

The Boston Licensing Board could decide tomorrow whether to let DeLuca's Market on Charles Street serve beer and wine at tables to people who want to sup on charcuterie boards of cheese and meat samples. Read more.

By adamg - 10/27/21 - 8:57 am
Tree falls in South Boston

What are the odds? Tree falls, misses cars in Southie.

Carina Flynn, who captured the lucky miss above, reports she's never seen so many fallen trees in South Boston.

There wasn't much joy on Joy Street on Beacon Hill this morning: Read more.

By adamg - 10/22/21 - 10:51 am

Transit Police report arresting a Roxbury man they say began punching somebody in the back of the head until he fell to the ground, after which he repeatedly kicked him in the head, on the outbound platform around 5:50 p.m. yesterday. Read more.

By adamg - 10/15/21 - 9:52 am
Proposed new MGH building

Rendering by NBBJ.

The BPDA board yesterday approved a $2-billion project by Massachusetts General Hospital to replace several current buildings with a new two-wing structure that will add 1 million square feet of clinical and patient-bed space - and leave room for a possible expansion of the Charles/MGH station should the state ever extend the Blue Line down Cambridge Street. Read more.

By adamg - 10/7/21 - 10:28 am

The Boston Licensing Board today gave restaurants in East Boston and on Beacon Hill permission to expand their beer and wine offerings to include liqueurs and the mixed drinks that can be made with them. Read more.

By adamg - 9/21/21 - 9:15 am
Beacon Hill street turned into torrent

BWSC reports it had already shut off water in the area of Myrtle and Hancock streets for some repair work overnight when a contractor "broke a gate valve" at Hancock and Myrtle streets around 12:30 a.m., briefly creating a roaring river, complete with waterfalls. Read more.

By adamg - 8/4/21 - 1:38 pm

NBC Boston provides the photo from near Mass General this morning. Roy G. Biv provides the limerick: Read more.

By adamg - 7/16/21 - 9:53 am

A federal judge in Washington DC has ruled that Mark Sahady, facing charges there for his alleged participation in the failed Jan. 6 coup, is free to move about the state again - and that includes riding the Red Line as it passes under the grounds of the State House or even just going for a pleasant stroll among the geese he thinks flock on the Common. Read more.

By adamg - 7/3/21 - 10:28 pm
Public Garden duck familiy celebrates Belarussian Independence Day

Dimas shows us Mrs. Mallard and her ducklings dressed up today for Belarusian Independence Day - the anniversary of the day the Germans were driven out of Minsk in World War II.

By adamg - 6/29/21 - 3:34 pm

Boston Police report arresting a guy they say got $5 from a man walking through Downtown Crossing early this morning and when the man refused to give him more, tried to punch him and then chased after him - continuing to try to slug him when he got close enough - until they wound up at Beacon and Joy streets, where the victim spotted a couple of officers and flagged them down. Read more.

By adamg - 6/29/21 - 11:33 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports two local bar veterans plan to get the storied Red Hat on Bowdoin Street open again.

By adamg - 6/21/21 - 5:15 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Red Hat on Bowdoin Street, which opened in 1907, is closing for good in a few days. It joins a series of other Boston watering-hole andmarks, including Durgin-Park, Jacob Wirth and Doyle's, that have shut in recent years.

By adamg - 6/19/21 - 9:26 pm

Dimas captured the action this afternoon after a box-truck driver on Storrow Drive realized, in time, no less, that the Longfellow Bridge was about to peel back his truck like a can of sardines: Read more.

By adamg - 6/11/21 - 12:45 am

Alleged 1/6 failed-coup participant Mark Sahady has asked a judge in Washington to free him from limitations set by a judge in Massachusetts that prohibit him from going near the State House - which he frets might even prevent him from riding the Red Line, which runs in a tunnel under the State House grounds. Read more.

By adamg - 5/31/21 - 11:08 am
Boston and New York Civil War veterans gather on the Common to commemorate Memorial Day in 1886

On Memorial Day, 1886, Civil War veterans from Boston and New York gathered at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument on Boston Common. Read more.

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