The Massachusetts Historical Society is celebrating its 225th anniversary this year with, among other things, an online exhibit of 225 items from its collections, from colonial days to the Revolution and Civil War. Don't click on the link unless you have some time to spare!
Among the items: This poster seeking information on the whereabouts of prominent local physician George Parkman - he donated land for Harvard Medical School (we know the site today as the home of Mass. General Hospital), and, yes, the Parkman House on Beacon Hill was his home. Read more.
First responders from both Cambridge and Boston and divers from Boston rushed to the Charles River near the Longfellow Bridge around 6:30 p.m. on what appeared to be a report that two people might be in the river. Read more.
Around 6:20 p.m., Harvey Leonard had this to say about the storm in the Boston area: "It's a very significant event" for the next hour or 2.
Megz reports: Read more.
JB Parrett watched the skaters on Frog Pond.
JDMD Owner, LLC, owned by three New Yorkers, has filed a letter of intent with the BRA to convert buildings at 33 and 61 Temple St. into 75 condominiums. Read more.
With temps approaching 70, Rachel reports the ice skating on Frog Pond today was more like puddle skating.
The Boston Fire Department reports smoke from a fire in an apartment building at 80 Revere St. Wednesday night killed two dogs. A third dog was rescued.
The fire, reported around 8 p.m. in a second-floor kitchen of the five-story, ten-unit building, did an estimated $60,000 in damage, the department says. No people were injured.
Boston Magazine reports Bryon Hefner is registered to vote in Amherst, which is just a bit out of the 1st Suffolk and Middlesex state-senate district he said yesterday he might like to try his hand at representing. Legally, at least, that's not a problem - as long as he changes his registration to his Beacon Hill home before the election.
State Rep. Jay Livingstone (D-Back Bay) announced last night he's running for the 1st Suffolk and Middlesex senate seat being vacated by Anthony Petruccelli.
His announcement came only hours after neighboring state Rep. Aaron Michlewitz (D-North End) announced he wasn't going to run for the seat. Read more.
Boston snapped these cherry blossoms on Boston Common today.
Ed. note: A lot less glamorous, but down the street from us, somebody's yard is full of dandelions.
WBZ reports on the anonymous Good Samaritan.
Around 2:40 p.m. Transported to Mass. General.
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports state Sen. Anthony Petruccelli is resigning for a job at Kearney, Donovan & McGee, a downtown lobbying firm. His district includes the North End, East Boston and Beacon Hill.