Turlach MacDonagh wonders: Why were happy green people carrying a big log down Beacon Street in Brookline this morning?
UPDATE: Looks like it's this thing where people undergo a simulated special-forces training run. H/t Matt D.
Copyright Turlach MacDonagh. Tagged as universalhub on Flickr.
The venerable Longy School of Music, which merged with Bard College in New York last year, told parents this week that programs for children - and adults not seeking degrees - no longer fit its new mission of becoming a world-class "institution for advanced musical study." So, school President Karen Zorn wrote parents, they'll have to find new places to send their kids for the sort of programs the school has long offered.
In a letter to parents, Zorn said the school would work with them to find alternate programs.
Parents, who say the decision came as a complete surprise to them, protested outside the Harvard Square conservatory this morning. One Jamaica Plain mother tells UHub:
What they offer simply can't be replicated by private instruction or at other local institutions - otherwise we might be studying elsewhere. For example we live in JP but take our 12 year old daughter there for a chorus ensemble every weekend, because the hassle is worth the great experience she is having.
Kostian drove into the sunset on Western Avenue in Allston today.
A completely abandoned Beacon Park railyard, shot from the air. Harvard is now free to just let it moulder for another 50 years.
Go to the front of the outbound Orange Line station at Chinatown and you'll see these mysterious tunnel entrances just past the end of the station, where the tracks curve on the way to Tufts Medical Center.
What strange wonders lie on the other side of this gateway?
Jason Feifer was ambling about Miami yesterday when he stumbled across our very own Jesus Is Lord Guy. "It's nicer here," he told Feifer about his winter home.
And somebody's got it bad on Beech Street in Roslindale.
JuanJoseOle spotted this gentleman riding down Hancock Street in Quincy Center this morning, reports:
I guess he can't afford a winter hat or is hiding from someone. There was a cut out for his face with a Saran Wrap covering it.
Kelly reports from Downtown Crossing this morning:
Line of shrieking teens all down Washington St in DTX for So You Think You Can Dance auditions.
A roving UHub photographer forwards this picture, taken around 4:40 p.m. yesterday, of the handicap parking spaces outside 12 Channel St., an Innovation District building owned by the BRA and EDIC.
They haven't plowed their handicap spaces since the blizzard.
The Boston Public Library has posted a series of Leslie Jones photographs of presidents in the Boston area, including Harry Truman campaigning in Boston in October, 1948, with J. W. McCormack, Gov. Paul Dever and Mayor James Michael Curley. Other photos include Franklin Roosevelt, Hoover, Wilson, Harding and Taft. Below, former President Teddy Roosevelt leaves a Beacon Street residence in April, 1916:
Brendan Kearney notes the impressive social media integration on the Silver Line this morning.
Yesterday was Drive Aimlessly through Quincy Day here at Chez Universal Hub. We couldn't help but stop to admire the donut shop with the best name ever in the history of donuts, on Hancock Street, and the 15-foot-tall giraffe made entirely of car bumpers outside this mall at Burgin Parkway and Granite Street.