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By adamg - 1/25/23 - 9:30 pm
Old photo of Hotel Buckminster in 1900

Hotel Buckminster in 1900, three years after it went up in what would become Kenmore Square. From BPL.

A developer says it will soon file plans to gut Kenmore Square's Hotel Buckminster and turn it into a part of a new life-sciences building next door to the life-sciences-focused Fenway Center complex it's already building. 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 - 1/22/23 - 6:26 pm
Car on Green Line tracks along Beacon Street

Photo by a roving UHub photographer.

The MBTA had to bust out some shuttle buses for the C Line after a driver somehow wound up on the tracks near Dean Road and Beacon Street, around 5:30 p.m. The T reports things are back to as hunky dory as they get these days on the Green Line.

By adamg - 11/11/22 - 10:57 pm

The MBTA reports it's breaking out some buses to try to ferry C Line riders who are stuck between Cleveland Circle and Coolidge Corner because a driver somehow got his or her car stuck on the tracks near Cleveland Circle.

By adamg - 10/11/22 - 10:02 pm

A federal judge in Boston today sentenced Cory Goldberg, 47, to 30 months in federal prison on several counts related to the sale of meth he pleaded guilty to in September, 2020, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 10/2/22 - 12:39 pm

The MBTA had to rustle up some buses for people trying to travel between St. Mary's Street and Cleveland Circle when a C Line trolley kicked the bucket at Coolidge Corner. They managed to move Old Paint (actually, one of the new Paints) off the tracks and service has resumed, but with the usual 15-minute residual delays.

By adamg - 9/29/22 - 12:29 pm
Tang

Three men face federal charges for robbing workers at massage spas in Brookline and Stoneham one night in June - one while wearing a court-ordered monitoring device, another while wearing Adidas Yeezy sneakers - according to filings in US District Court in Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 8/21/22 - 11:04 am
Little Free Library looking like a Back Bay brownstone

Leslee spotted a neighborhood-appropriate tiny library on Beacon Street. Read more.

By adamg - 8/11/22 - 9:46 pm

The owner of the Dunkin' Donuts franchise in Cleveland Circle hopes to move the outlet to space on the other side of Beacon Street, where it would share space with a convenience store. Read more.

By adamg - 7/26/22 - 11:44 am
819 Beacon St. rendering

Rendering by Gensler.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans by a London-based developer and Children's Hospital for four new buildings at 819 Beacon St. that will have one wing rising 17 stories and which will include 53 units that will provide short-term housing for families living more than 50 miles from Boston who have children getting care at the hospital. Read more.

By adamg - 5/13/22 - 12:32 pm

It's no dinosaur delivery, but a helicopter is scheduled to bring a new generator to the McCormack State Office Building sometime between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturday. Read more.

By adamg - 4/29/22 - 11:53 am
Whole Foods on Beacon Streeet

Photo by Patrick Maguire.

Patrick Maguire reports the Whole Foods on Beacon Street in Audubon Circle at the Brookline/Fenway line is closing this coming Wednesday. He reports a regional manager broke the news to employees this morning.

By adamg - 2/24/22 - 3:04 pm

WBUR reports, has photos from a protest at the State House today against the Russian invasion.

By adamg - 1/29/22 - 9:09 pm
Snow at Longwood station on the Green Line

Roving UHub photographer Anna Geneva captured the Longwood Green Line stop tonight.

She probably enjoyed the view a bit more than the driver who managed to get a beefy SUV stuck on the Green Line in Cooldige Corner - not to mention the people in the trolleys on either side who got blocked by it, like Agiocochook1: Read more.

By adamg - 1/7/22 - 4:40 pm
Snow penis

Update: The frat brothers have taken their giant snow penis down.

A concerned citizen recovers with the help of some smelling salts and files a 311 complaint about the giant male genitals the brothers of MIT's Theta Tau fraternity erected outside their frat house at 526 Beacon St., near Charlesgate, today. Read more.

By adamg - 8/23/21 - 9:06 am

Transit Police report arresting a man they say was stood in front of a C Line trolley in Washington Square and refused to let it pass, around 5:15 p.m. on Sunday. Read more.

By adamg - 8/8/21 - 1:47 pm
Motorcyclists in Cleveland Circle

Danielle Johns was in Cleveland Circle around noon when hundreds of motorcyclists roared down Chestnut Hill Avenue and onto Beacon Street for the ninth annual Boston Motorcycle Marathon Ride, which benefits the Jimmy Fund.

By adamg - 7/17/21 - 10:54 pm

The MBTA is reporting delays of up to 20 minutes on the C Line due to a dead trolley at Coolidge Corner.

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 - 6/4/21 - 9:09 am

Melissa Sullivan spotted a deer running down Commonwealth Avenue in Allston this morning: Read more.

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