Soviet propaganda from the 70's using our fair city!
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Sullivan Square didn't always feel like a depressing afterthought to the construction of an interstate in the middle of a horrible rotary. The original station, built at the turn of the last century, featured a soaring vaulted ceiling, elegant architectural touches - and tracks for trolleys. Remember trolleys? The only thing it didn't have was Donut and Donuts. Read more.
Industries have a life cycle just like humans . Like a personâ€™s childhood, teenage years, adulthood and golden years, industries have distinct life stages. A local example is the Nantucket whaling industry. Letâ€™s review the lifecycle.
1659: Nantucket settled.
1752: Start up stage. Whaling voyages begin. The market for clean burning whale oil is small but growing. Industry profits are negative and large amounts of capital are required to build ships and train mariners.
1760-1789: Growth stage. In this stage capital requirements are still high, but sales grow rapidly and profits are positive.
The National Archives and Digital Commonwealth have posted more than 1,000 photos from the First Naval District, which was headquartered in Boston, taken between 1939 and 1947. About 650 of the photos are from the Boston area (on that link, click on the 976 at the bottom of the map, then on the 652) and show aerial views of naval installations in Charlestown and South Boston (some marked "CONFIDENTIAL"), workers building and repairing things and lots and lots of navy-yard buildings. Also, the two sailors above, from the USS Mason - "the first predominantly Negro ship comissioned" - at the Charlestown Navy Yard.
Watching the DNC roll call, where every state boasts of its uniqueness and where this guy from New Jersey just boldly stated "We are the state that started the Revolution!" Wha?
Residents living near the house on a hill at Poplar Street and Augustus Avenue plan to seek city landmark status to keep it from being torn down. Read more.
The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this photo of a school for learning how to pluck the guitar, banjo and mandolin.
A disgusted citizen files a complaint:
Move the Coconut Grove plaque to where it belongs. The city needs to stop bending over for the rich. 492 people died, why are millionaires allowed to change history and dishonor the dead. THE CITY SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF THEMSELVES FOR MEETING THIS HAPPEN!
The citizen probably read the Cullen column: Cocoanut Grove plaque shoved down the street.
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