By - 3/3/14 - 10:05 am
Old apothecary in Boston

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this photo. See it larger.

By - 3/1/14 - 12:05 pm

Need a break from the stress of work, the economy, and everyday life? Looking for something to do that is fun, cheap, and progressive? Join us for Games for Justice on March 22 from 3-6pm at Panera Bread! Arrive by yourself or bring a friend.
RSVP at - Newcomers always welcomed!
Fee: $2 per person + food
Location: 115... Read more

By - 2/27/14 - 12:45 pm
Old crossing gate

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can figure out where this train crossing was and when the photo was taken. See it larger.

By - 2/27/14 - 8:23 am

As of 8:20 a.m.: A Red Line train flatlined at Ashmont around 6:20. An Orange Line train gave up the ghost in Malden around 7. Another Red Line train began pining for the fjords somewhere on the Braintree Line around 7:20. A Green Line trolley met St. Peter at Harvard Avenue around 7:50. Another Green Line trolley put both feet in the grave around 8... Read more

By - 2/26/14 - 2:23 pm

oh, did i say West Roxbury? I meant Mattapan.
The address here is 622 Morton Street at the intersection of Harvard Ave.
It's been like this for 6 months and the rest of the wall is going to fall down any second into the sidewalk.
Yes, filed a citizens connect already.

By - 2/26/14 - 1:03 pm

City Councilor Ayanna Pressley is seeking four years of punishment records from the Boston Licensing Board to see whether minority owners of bars and restaurants receive harsher penalties for infractions than their white counterparts.

At a City Council meeting today, the at-large councilor said she has heard repeatedly from minority holders of liquor licenses that this is what's going on. The answer, she said, will... Read more

By - 2/26/14 - 12:39 pm

The City Council today unanimously endorsed a proposal by Councilor Tito Jackson (Roxbury) to create a commission on the status of black men and boys.

Jackson said that two years after Trayvon Martin's death, Boston faces a crisis: Black boys are twice as likely as Asians and whites to drop out of school, they're more likely to get involved in the criminal justice system and... Read more

By - 2/24/14 - 7:35 pm

Mike asks:

Any Yuengling Beer sightings in Boston yet??

By - 2/24/14 - 10:41 am
Row houses

The folks at the Boston City Archive wonder if you can figure out when and where this photo was taken. See it larger.

By - 2/24/14 - 8:36 am

The Green Line tally as of 8:30 a.m.: An inbound trolley on the B Line curdled up and died around 7:20 and an inbound trolley on the D Line spoiled at Reservoir about an hour later. Oh, and the entire Green Line came to a sluggish crawl due to "a power problem" shortly before 7.

By - 2/22/14 - 5:02 pm

Adam Salsman asks:

Where does one get excellent pork buns in Boston?

By - 2/21/14 - 3:43 pm

Jay Porter asks:

My fiancé is setting forth to find the best taco in Boston and beyond. We need your suggestions!

By - 2/20/14 - 12:14 am

WGBH researches how the mayor's salary compares to that of the mayor's of similarly sized cities in the rest of the country - and with the teeny second-tier cities of New England.

By - 2/19/14 - 10:22 pm

Do you want (or need) to raise money to support the causes and organizations you care about?

Join Socializing for Justice for a ProfDev (professional development) training Fundraising: Getting Past the Fear of Asking on Monday, March 3, 6:00 - 8:30 PM at The NonProfit Center, 89 South Street in downtown Boston.

Fee: $10 advance/$20 door - split with trainer
Limited... Read more

By - 2/19/14 - 10:47 am
Guys on a Boston corner

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can figure out when and where these corner dudes were hanging around in their scally caps. See it larger.

By - 2/18/14 - 9:39 pm

Vania asks:

Fat Tuesday is two weeks away! Do good pączki exist in Boston?

By - 2/18/14 - 5:45 pm

A number of bicycling groups are reacting to an e-mail exchange over the Southwest Corridor bike lane with by asking why major bike lanes aren't given the same clearing priority as roads.

MassBike takes the issue of snow removal on off-road pathways – and all bicycle facilities - very seriously because many people who ride bikes rely on them for their daily transportation

... Read more
By - 2/17/14 - 11:31 am
Teddy Roosevelt at Boston City Hall, 1912.

Teddy Roosevelt at Boston City Hall

Leslie Jones had a long career as a news photographer. Among other things, he took photos of presidents from Roosevelt to Kennedy. On this Presidents Day, here are some of his photos.

William Howard Taft at Harvard Stadium:


President Wilson and then Gov. Coolidge:

By - 2/15/14 - 7:59 pm


The Yahn Bomb Squad adding pompoms at the beginning of the storm, as captured by Portraits of Boston.... Read more

By - 2/15/14 - 3:27 pm
Where's all the floss?

Roving UHub photographer Harry Forbes noticed a run on floss at his local Target today. He reports a nearby Stop & Shop was also largely bereft of floss.