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By adamg - 5/21/20 - 4:36 pm
Empty wax museum

A waxy-pallored Leonardo DiCaprio no longer stares at the few pedestrians who still make their way across City Hall Plaza: Neal G. reports the wax museum where the Planet Fitness used to be, across from City Hall, has packed up and gone in this Covid-19-decimated era.

By adamg - 4/6/20 - 7:15 pm
Red Auerbach and Bill Russell wearing masks

Both Red Auerbach and, across Cambridge Street, Bill Russell, were observing Boston's new outside masks policy today, Greg Cook discovered. Mayors Curley and White are also now masked.

By adamg - 3/21/20 - 10:47 pm

Scenery of Boston during the Novel Coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic Saturday 3/21/2020

So a videographer walked through the Common, the Public Garden and downtown today.

By adamg - 2/4/20 - 7:16 pm

A federal judge today tossed Hal Shurtleff's suit alleging religious discrimination because city officials wouldn't let him fly an explicitly Christian flag from one of the three flagpoles that rise over City Hall Plaza. Read more.

By adamg - 1/14/20 - 3:10 pm

King Tut - SNL

Seems we're getting one of those traveling displays of stuff from King Tut's tomb, Boston Magazine explains.

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By adamg - 9/20/19 - 2:17 pm
Sign: I'll show up for school when you grow up

Thousands of high-school students and more than a few adults from across the Boston area jammed City Hall Plaza today as part of global climate-strike protests. Read more.

By adamg - 6/28/19 - 8:48 am
City Hall Plaza stabbing scene

Crime scene. Photo by conman0321.

Live Boston reports a man was stabbed outside City Hall early this morning. A crime scene was taped off outside the City Hall entrance on the side heading towards the Old State House.

By adamg - 6/27/19 - 10:15 pm

A federal appeals court today upheld a judge's decision not to force Boston to let a right-wing activist from West Roxbury fly an explicitly Christian flag from one of the three flagpoles outside City Hall while his suit over the issue remains open. Read more.

By adamg - 6/4/19 - 9:28 am
Rendering of new City Hall Plaza

Mayor Marty Walsh today announced a $70-million re-do of the seven-acre brick desert known as City Hall Plaza that will include "21st century civic amenities like shady seating and gathering areas, a destination play space, public art space and an iconic water feature." Read more.

By adamg - 3/28/19 - 8:03 pm

A federal court today reinstated extortion charges against two City Hall officials who allegedly leaned on the company that runs the Boston Calling festival to hire members of a particular union. Read more.

By adamg - 2/27/19 - 1:51 pm
By adamg - 2/5/19 - 8:23 am
Patriots fans lined up outside City Hall for the Patriots parade

Sarah Bourne shows us the Patriots fans already lining up at City Hall Plaza at 7:15 a.m. for the Patriots parade.

And that means problems for people trying to get to work on public transit: Read more.

By adamg - 10/12/18 - 9:45 am
Government Center MBTA station lit up in purple for Hubweek

Last night, Redsox223 wandered around City Hall Plaza, let up in various colors for Hubweek.

Copyright Redsox223. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By adamg - 10/1/18 - 1:01 pm
Pressley speaks as AOC, others listen

Future Rep. Ayanna Pressley speaks on steps of City Hall as another future rep, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, listens.

From elected officials to rape victims and their supporters, several thousand people gathered on City Hall Plaza to send a message to Sen. Jeff Flake to vote no on Brett Cavanaugh - a message he may not have heard since his scheduled 10:30 a.m. talk on another part of the plaza was pushed back to this afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 8/29/18 - 9:44 am

A federal judge today rejected a West Roxbury right winger's demand that the city be forced to fly a flag with a prominent cross over an event he says he wants to hold on City Hall Plaza next month. Read more.

By adamg - 8/22/18 - 2:02 pm
Batman gets into a Subaru

Tony Ursillo reports spotting Batman getting into a Subaru Outback after dropping somebody off on Court Street by City Hall Plaza yesterday

By adamg - 8/22/18 - 1:33 pm
Proposed flag for City Hall Plaza

From Shurtleff's request to the city.

Hal Shurtleff, a West Roxbury resident and former John Birch Society member, is suing the city for refusing to let him fly a flag with a prominent cross on on one of the three flagpoles at City Hall Plaza for a pro-Christian event he wants to hold on City Hall Plaza on Sept. 17. Read more.

By adamg - 8/14/18 - 1:15 pm
Not the seats we'll get on the Red Line

These are only placeholder seats.

As officials from the MBTA and CRRC, the company building our new Red and Orange Line cars, awaited a visit from the governor this afternoon, they explained the mock up on display on City Hall Plaza has something the actual cars won't: Shiny, slippery fiberglass seats that make riders feel like they're going to get closer than they want to to their neighbors on curves and coming into stations. Read more.

By adamg - 8/13/18 - 10:57 am
Test Red Line car on City Hall Plaza

Glenn Whidden reports workers were busy on City Hall Plaza this morning setting up a mock-up of a new Red Line car - about two-thirds the length of the actual cars - for public inspection. Read more.

By adamg - 7/3/18 - 11:38 am
City Hall Plaza with a fountain in 1973

The National Archives has a collection of photos, taken in 1973, of the waterfall and fountain that once gurgled on City Hall Plaza, in a sunken area off Cambridge Street, near the JFK federal building. Read more.

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