The Boston City Archives have posted a collection of photos related to the creation of Government Center in the mid-1960s, including some of the demolition of buildings in old Scollay Square. As you can see above, the JFK building went up faster than City Hall. Below, look at how you used to be able to drive right up to Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market:
Boston Harbor Beacon captured the moon coming up over the landmark lighthouse Wednesday night.
Turlach MacDonagh spotted these rental trucks parked on Brighton Avenue in Allston, just down the street from the Budget lot, busy in preparation for Allston Christmas.
The Boston Fire Department reports a four-alarm fire that erupted around 1 p.m. at 306 South Street displaced six people and sent two firefighters to the hospital, one with a foot injury and one with facial burns.
The fire did an estimated $350,000 damage, the department says. The cause: Careless disposal of a cigarette:
Photographynatalia captured Japanese fast-food cooks at work in Quincy Market the other day.
Roving UHub photographer Jed Hresko noticed this morning that the remnants of the Filene's building on the Franklin Street side are now completely gone.
Mike the Mad Biologist shows us what happens when a large willow by the Public Garden Lagoon loses a large branch - fortunately, with nobody under it at the time.
It's bad enough when stores put Halloween candy out in July. Do we really need to start worrying about Allston Christmas in August? Too damn early, as Nikki illustrates with this photo of a rental truck whose driver was forced to back up around 12:45 p.m. on Storrow Drive today, when he realized he was never going to fit into that teeny little tunnel.
Weymouth Police posted this photo of the water off Weymouth around noon today and report:
The Weymouth Harbormaster and Animal Control Officer responded and searched the area but did not observe anything. Photos and video were shown to experts who could not determine if it was in fact a shark however they could not rule it out. It is possible that it was an ocean sunfish mistaken for a shark which is common occurrence. Ocean sunfish are very large often swim near the surface because they feed mainly on jellyfish. Their protruding dorsal fins are sometimes mistaken for those of sharks. Ocean sunfish are docile and not a danger to swimmers.