Beacon Hill, Downtown, We Love Drinks

Tam, BHP Move on after Day One [Shite Sixteen Recap]

One day, two matches – in the books.

The Tam and Beacon Hill Pub both advance, in what will certainly be a hotly contested match-up next Monday in the quarterfinals. Daisy B’s and Coogan’s? Thanks for playing. Have a dollar draft on us.

Make sure to vote in today’s match-ups pitting Southie’s Murphy’s Law against JP’s Drinking Fountain and a battle from either side of The Fenway between Huntington Ave’s Punter’s Pub and Kenmore’s Cornwall’s.

Your updated bracket, through day one:

shite sixteen day 1

Beacon Hill, Downtown, Transportation and the T

Animated Longfellow Bridge Reconstruction Makes 3 Years of Delays Worth It

The video runs 7:34; imagine how quickly that’ll pass in real life.

Last week we reported the Mass. DOT approved a major rehabilitation of the century-old Longfellow Bridge. Monday, YouMoveMass, the DOT’s youtube channel, posted a nifty video showing the bridge project’s plan step-by-step. This, paired with the pending release of the new SimCity, should get urban planners’ hearts beating.

The animation shows the bridge’s distinctive masonry towers will be removed early in the project. The warning is hereby sent to ConDucktors everywhere to modify the Duck Tours script that normally points out the “Salt & Pepper” bridge upon entering the Charles River. Perhaps an in-depth description of budgetary approvals and bridge superstructures will suffice.

Beacon Hill, Neighborhoods, North End, Quickly Around Town, South End, Transportation and the T

Street Sweeping Delayed; Don’t Move Your Car

Unsurprisingly, City Hall today announced Daytime Neighborhood Street Cleaning has been pushed back a week. A notice sent to residents this afternoon said, “due to current roadway conditions street sweeping in the North End, South End, and Beacon Hill has been cancelled through the end of the week of March 4th.”

The Public Works Department will reevaluate conditions to begin the program for the week of March 11, according to the emailed notice. More information is available directly from DPW.

WLBT previously cast skepticism on City Hall’s March 1 target for the daytime street sweeping schedule. Can’t say we weren’t justified.