Chris Watson shows us the new artwork on the Boylston side of the Pru.
1938 British Pathe newsreel on that year's Boston Marathon.
A wide-awake citizen complains:
Music playing on the greenway carousel?? It's 3:15 am.
Jamaica Plain News reports on the robbery, Wednesday night in the Forest Hills Liquors parking lot.
J.L. Bell fires grapeshot at the notion that the Battle of Lexington supposedly started with a verbal volley in which a Redcoat commander demanded the Minutemen put down their arms in the name of George III, the sovereign king of England and a minster retorted that "We recognize no Sovereign but God and no King but Jesus."
Besides the fact that none of the dozens of participants in the battle who wrote down their recollections of it ever mentioned the alleged exchange, the minister who allegedly made the retort wasn't even on the Lexington Common that morning.
The Globe looks at the prospects that the downtown developer may finally be able to tear down the Aquarium garage and put up that tower he wants, now that Boston has a mayor who doesn't take offense at his existence.
Jake Walker was one of many people to wonder about the helicopter flying low along Boylston this morning. He notes he looked down on the chopper from his 22nd-floor office.
This comes a day after people wondered about the fleet of helicopters flying around town. They're all Marathon related, of course. Today's might be your standard background radiation testing, nothing to be concerned about, they say.
A.P. Blake reminds us that on this day in 1924, the predecessor of the MBTA shut the trolley line between downtown and East Boston for 50 hours to convert it into what we now know as the Blue Line.
The Boston Street Railway Association posted this photo of one of the old trolleys at Devonshire (late renamed State).
Just in time for summer, the Boston Business Journal alerts us to a new variant of vibrio that could cause a problem for raw-oyster eaters this summer.
Drew Starr asks:
Now taking suggestions for pizza/sub delivery to Symphony. Been too disappointed by Cappy's for too long.
Although the truck won't have an onboard noodle maker turning out plates of lagman, the truck -- which is scheduled to hit the streets in the coming days -- will be serving Uyghur style kebabs, sold on skewers or inside wraps.
Via Eater Boston.
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