J.L. Bell unearths a British officer's report to the folks back home that mentioned how awful the weather was on Dec. 4, 1775. Only thing is, the weather was actually quite nice that day. What gives?
Jed Hresko took in the Bay State Model Railroad Museum's semi-annual open house in Roslindale yesterday. It's open today until 3 p.m. - admission is $5 for adults, free for kids - at 760 South St. in Roslindale Square.
I get treated like Ebenezer Scrooge at holiday time. After all, there is no investment advisor in Bostonâ€™s Enchanted Village. But rather than admonish my readers to rein in spending, Iâ€™m recommending you treat yourself this season.
The Supreme Judicial Court decided today it will not break a below-market-rates lease between Quincy and the local historical society for a building on land originally owned by John Adams, even though that deprives a beneficiary of Adams's largesse of revenue.
Iâ€™ve always wanted to dispel the common investment myth that wealthy people have an automatic advantage in the stock market. So, I thought joining a Boston Brahmin social club would be the best way to explore this topic. Things did not turn out the way I expected, but the process reinforced some very basic life lessons along with investing realities.
The Coast Guard introduces us to Joanne LaVigne Schroer, who was just a little girl when her father was assigned to a two-year spell as the Boston Light lighthouse keeper. And she recalls the ghost:
"When we went out to the island [in 1948] the second-floor bedroom that faces the light itself was always locked," Schroer recalled. "We had always heard that back in the 1800s there was a lightkeeper whose wife went a little stir crazy and killed her husband right around Halloween. Then, she wrote about it in her diary.
"Every October, we would hear these weird noises in that room," Schroer said. "One night, my mother jiggled the doorknob to see what was going on. All of a sudden, this black image came right through the door, down the hallway and then down the stairs into the kitchen. It was the lightkeeper's wife, and she had a big dog with her," Schroer attested. "I woke up in the middle of the night and there was that big dog sitting right in the room."
The BPL Johnson building Then & Now 1912-2016
â€” BAC Library (@BACLibrary) October 21, 2016
The Boston Architectural College Library shows us the changes.
The BPDA board today approved a plan to turn the one-time Hess tank farm off Condor Street into new facilities for three local marine companies, a tot lot, a dog park and a monument to a Revolutionary naval battle in Chelsea Creek. Read more.
J.L. Bell recounts Adams's trip up from Quincy in 1818 to see Trumbull's now famous painting of the Continental Congress.
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