Mass. Moments alerts us that on July 24, 1920, the Boston Post published an article detailing a scheme run by an Italian immigrant named Charles Ponzi that was in the middle of defrauding large numbers of people of millions of dollars from an office on School Street.
The Waltham Police Department reports cops, firefighters and the city animal control officer were able to rescue a young raccoon found, as you can see, with its head stuck in a storm grate yesterday. Found at Chestnut and Lowell streets by PRG, who reported it on Twitter.
Photographynatalia took a trip to Revere Beach for the annual sand-sculpting competition.
H_Boston spotted this sign in Davis Square yesterday.
Darrell Daniel looked up in South Boston near Dorchester this afternoon.
Some soccer players ignored the clouds at Millennium Park in West Roxbury:
Photographynatalia ran across these neon girls at Arlington the other day.
Darrell Daniel watched the sun go down over Hull after that brief rainstorm today.
Greg Cook explains what makes Chuckie Harris Park, which opened yesterday, different:
By building the slides into the hills at Harris Park, GroundView makes them handicapped accessible. And climbing back to the top of the slide is made into an adventure by asking children to scale the hill with climbing grips or aided by rope. To welcome a variety of ages, two of the park's four swings are set about a foot and a half higher than usual, Dutcher says, to better fit teens and adults. (The big slide is similarly accommodating to larger bodies.) A toddler area offers a third slide, springy cars and a shelter.
Chris Martin snapped this message on a bottle on Beacon Street between Dartmouth and Exeter.
We don't know what you did, but as Steve Annear shows us, the music hall is not amused, so cut it out.
Mark Baard captured the Harvard Lampoon's ad-hoc pool today.
So, my wife was given a reproduction of a photo when she took her job with the city several years ago. We love the picture and have it hanging in our home, but I have never been able (through moderate-to-no actual research) to discern the timeframe, location, or persons captured in the photo. I was hoping some of you could help me crowdsource the answer. Rather than pull it out of the frame and disturb what is kind of a flimsy copy, I took a reasonably good pic with my phone. Help me UHub, you're my only hope.
The river, once a largeish harbor estuary that ran into Cambridge and Somerville, now starts at the Charles under the Zakim by the equally Big-Dig funded Paul Revere Park and ends roughly at the Bunker Hill Community College parking lot off Rutherford Avenue - and you can follow a path along much of that.
If you enter from the Rutherford Avenue side (the entrance is just south of the parking lot - you can't miss the Seussian light fixtures), one of the first things you come across is a statue of sacks of potatoes: