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By adamg - 10/23/20 - 12:40 pm
Stripes are down for new bike lane, parking spots on Charles Street

Gary Waldeck shows us the new striping on Charles Street between the Common and the Public Garden for a bike lane, a buffer lane and new parking spots, wonders when drivers will figure it out and start parking where they're supposed to. Read more.

By adamg - 10/6/20 - 10:19 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a Beacon Hill resident's plans to turn the former Hungry I building on Charles Street into a bookshop with reading rooms and a ground-floor cafe. Read more.

By adamg - 10/2/20 - 3:09 pm

Boston Police report arresting the man they say sent a woman to the hospital with life-threatening injuries at Boylston and Charles streets yesterday afternoon after he crashed into a large granite pillar, showering her with heavy debris. Read more.

By adamg - 10/1/20 - 5:18 pm
Smashed up truck at the Public Garden

Update: Suspect arrested.; friends set up GoFundMe page for victim.

The driver of a pickup truck slammed into a granite pillar along the edge of the Public Garden at Boylston and Charles streets around 4:30 p.m., seriously injuring somebody who was walking there at the time and doing major damage to the truck and the pillar. Read more.

By adamg - 6/24/20 - 12:21 pm
Puppy

The puppy. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports no injuries after a two-alarm fire broke out around 7:30 a.m. at 98 Charles St., at Pinckney Street. Firefighters had to rescue some residents via ladders thrown up against the five-story building.

Damage was estimated at $500,000.

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By adamg - 6/10/20 - 11:32 pm

The Beacon Hill Times reports on a proposal for Beacon Hill's main commercial street in the time of Covid-19.

By adamg - 4/28/20 - 10:02 am
Rock tosser

Beacon Hill Wine/Spirits/Gourmet, 63 Charles St., posted these fuzzy surveillance photos of the person they say threw a brick through its window between 3:30 and 4 a.m. - and is asking neighboring store owners and residents if they might have cameras that got a better shot of the guy: Read more.

By adamg - 4/25/20 - 4:34 pm
Croquet in the Public Garden

A roving UHub photographer captured the scene this afternoon. OK, no, we have no idea when these folks got their croquet set. On the one hand, it's almost charming, and we're hope the holes they left in the grass of the Public Garden did no permanent damage. On the other hand: Jesus, have you guys not seen the news for the last month?

By adamg - 1/11/20 - 7:36 am

Around 2:30 a.m. in Eliot Norton Park at Tremont Street and Charles Street South, Stacos and Live Boston report. Live Boston reports at least one in custody.

By adamg - 11/18/19 - 4:02 pm

The Beacon Hill Times reports on one Beacon Hill resident's plans to turn the now shuttered restaurant on Charles Street into a cafe on the first floor and a bookstore on the second and third floors. Read more.

By adamg - 9/30/19 - 1:20 pm

The Beacon Hill Times reports that the group that bought several dive bars last year is now planning to turn the Beacon Hill Pub into the sort of high-end dining spot the nobs of Beacon Hill have come to expect. They're working with the former owner of Lala Rokh to find a suitable operator - and are also looking to convert the apartments in the building into "executive suites" for business people in Boston for awhile.

By adamg - 3/25/19 - 10:45 am
Tree destroyed by truck on Charles Street on Beacon Hill

Roving UHub photographer ELE happened upon this tree-smashing truck on Charles Street near Mt. Vernon St. on Beacon Hill this morning. No word if the driver was heading for Storrow Drive.

A tree-removal crew was quick to arrive: Read more.

By adamg - 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 adamg - 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 adamg - 7/13/18 - 11:42 am

A group that includes apartment developers Fred Starikov and Steve Whalen of City Realty yesterday bought the buildings housing Mary Ann's on Beacon Street in Cleveland Circle, the Tam on Tremont Street in the Theater District and the Beacon Hill Pub on Charles Street. Read more.

By adamg - 7/6/18 - 11:47 am
Two rental bikes that don't belong in South Boston

A peeved citizen files a 311 complaint about all the green-and-yellow rental bikes dumped along the beach in South Boston: Read more.

By adamg - 3/19/18 - 11:06 am
Outside Sweet on Charles Street, Beacon Hill

JB Parrett noticed a window shopper outside Sweet on Charles Street on Beacon Hill.

By adamg - 8/4/17 - 9:18 am

A-1 Larceny

Boston Police report they are looking for a guy who stole three rings right from the window of the Exclusive Jewels Gallery, 107 Charles St., around 2:40 p.m. last Friday. Read more.

By adamg - 2/5/16 - 12:51 pm
Pipe work on Charles Street in Boston

For the past few days, workers have been doing something with a large pipe under Charles Street and into the Public Garden. Manish Sinha gives us a view of the work in the snow today.

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