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By adamg - 6/27/20 - 6:35 pm
Nazis in front of the Massachusetts State House

Air thick with Nazi symbols on Beacon Street today. Photo by Hilary Sargent.

White supremacists who organized a "Back the Blue" rally in front of the State House today found themselves joined by swastika-tattooed Nazis who rejected a requests from the white supremacists to leave and instead joined in the rally. Read more.

By adamg - 6/22/20 - 9:49 am

The State Library of Massachusetts recounts the struggle to get the Robert Gould Shaw memorial built across from the State House - including an effort in the 1980s to add the names of the Black soldiers who fell in battle with Shaw added to the names of the white officers whose names had initially been the only ones inscribed there.

By adamg - 5/4/20 - 2:38 pm
Small group of Trumpies on Beacon Street outside the State House

Note: Looks like maybe another hundred showed up.

What a difference a few years makes. Compare the 100 or so Trumpists who demanded the right to breathe on other people on Beacon Street outside the State House this afternoon, as photographed by Frog Lane Harpy. with the tens of thousands who protested him on Beacon Street in 2017. Read more.

By adamg - 4/11/20 - 12:18 pm

Boston Police report arresting two men from Boston and one from Chelsea for a shooting near 37 Beacon St. Tuesday afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 4/8/20 - 10:40 pm

The Brookline Transportation Division reports both the Select Board and the Transportation Board have approved an "open streets" plan to reallocate some of the asphalt along Harvard Street, Longwood and Brookline avenues and part of Beacon Street for use by people not in cars so that they can get around while maintaining social distance, at least during the current Covid-19 emergency. Read more.

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By adamg - 4/1/20 - 9:52 am
Three men at the Robert Gould Shaw memorial in the 1980s

The folks at the Boston City Archives have been going through a collection of photos from the Flynn administration and are asking for help to identify these three men, photographed in front of the Robert Gould Shaw memorial on Beacon Street in the 1980s.

By adamg - 2/5/20 - 12:31 pm

The MBTA is reporting delays of up to 20 minutes on the C Line inbound because of a trolley with a door problem.

By adamg - 1/17/20 - 9:55 am

New England Folklore recounts the story of the two elms that flank the Robert Gould Shaw memorial at Beacon and Park streets - planted by John Hancock himself before the Revolution. Turns out the memorial sits on a vault designed to protect the roots of the trees.

By adamg - 1/5/20 - 3:07 pm

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint about Postal Service rubber bands strewn all over Beacon Street: Read more.

By adamg - 1/1/20 - 6:25 pm
Crashed car at Beacon and Berkeley streets in the Back Bay

A concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint over what appears to be a crash early on New Year's Day at the intersection of Beacon and Berkeley streets: Read more.

By adamg - 12/17/19 - 5:56 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today rejected a proposed new roof deck as part of an overall rehab of a Beacon Street frat house after a neighbor worried about noise and the neighborhood association groused about the dangerous precedent the deck could set. Read more.

By adamg - 12/12/19 - 9:05 am
Back Bay in 1857

The Emerald Neclace Conservancy posted this photo, taken from Beacon Hill in 1857, that shows Beacon Street extending across the Back Bay to the rest of the continental United States. To the left of the street is a spit of land, then called Gravelly Point, that eventually became the Fenway.

By adamg - 11/26/19 - 10:21 pm
Sunset along Beacon Street

A roving UHub photographer stopped to take in the sunset this evening on Beacon Street along the Common.

By adamg - 8/10/19 - 5:26 pm
Box and dog

One of the boxes on a Cambridge bench yesterday while guarded by Bronson.

UPDATE: Group that says it's based in Rome takes responsibility.

Bomb squads from both Boston and Cambridge Police today recovered small metal boxes with taped "Open Me" notes on the side as the departments urged the public to be cautious and to call 911 if they found more. Read more.

By adamg - 8/2/19 - 11:35 am
Brookline postal worker on a rental scooter

Matt Wunderlich spotted a scooter-powered postal worker on Beacon Street in Brookline this morning.

By adamg - 7/2/19 - 9:40 am

The MBTA reports delays of up to 15 minutes on the C Line due to "a disabled train with a mechanical problem" at Dean Road.

By adamg - 4/24/19 - 11:23 am
Map of proposed new Kenmore Square

Developer Robert Korff has filed detailed plans for a 27-story hotel in Kenmore Square that would feature a new plaza in the middle of what is now one of the city's busiest intersections - with his hotel and a half-acre of public outdoor space in the middle. Read more.

By adamg - 4/15/19 - 3:14 pm
Telling runners they're faster than the Green Line

Pat Tomaino and friend showed some Boston-area love for runners on Beacon Street today.

By adamg - 4/15/19 - 12:40 pm
Flaming awning in Brookline

Maggie Hoffman reports the awning at a mattress store on Beacon Street, across from Winchester Street in Brookline, burst into flames shortly before 12:30 p.m., but was quickly put out. Read more.

By adamg - 4/15/19 - 8:52 am

But are you surprised? The Green Line riders lost whatever chance they might have had when, naturally, their train was taken out of service at Kenmore.

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