Fort Hill History takes note of the Roxbury Russet - a type of apple first grown in Roxbury, back when it had apple orchards. See where you can find them now - and the cider they are good for.
Back in the day, the land south of Charlestown used to be known as Shawmut. Then the Puritans got sick of the mosquitoes and lack of water in Charlestown and moved south and decided on Sept. 17, 1630 to call their new home Boston, in honor of the town in Lincolnshire where they'd come from.
The oldest document still in possession of the Boston... Read more
Justin H. Goodstein-Aue and Historic New England's Everyone's History project are chronicling the four seasons at Haymarket. Here, they interview longtime vendors and customers.
Tim Murphy gives us a look at Packards Corner in the 1940s, when you could still take a trolley from downtown to Watertown Square, back in pre-MBTA days.
Imagine how bad this area would be today if there were still no traffic lights?!
This plaque is embedded in the sidewalk on the Tremont Street side of the Parker House. It's easy to miss - who looks down while walking down that particularly busy sidewalk? - but once you see it, you just know you have to stop and take a look.
And for years, your view was, in fact, of Old North Church, just to the left of... Read more
Good Morning Gloucester reports the latest on what could be the remains of a a colonial-era ship uncovered on Coffins Beach.
Leslie Jones photographed the Labor Day parade through Park Square in 1920, back when "Labor Day Parades were common."
Photo from the BPL's Leslie Jones collection used under this Creative Commons license.
Boston Magazine reports the Bostonian Society is taking down the two symbols of British rule from the Old State House for repair.
Phil spent some time the other day sidewalk supervising construction of Piedmont Park Square, which is rising above the site of the Cocoanut Grove disaster. Among the things he spotted was this wire-connector thing mounted on a basement wall.
The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this old newsstand.
Jan looked out her office window this morning to see Old Ironsides returning from Castle Island after a salute of volleys.
The nation's oldest commissioned warship goes into drydock for two years of repairs in March.
Jocelyn photographed the Constitution from East Boston, on her way out to Castle Island.
Ted... Read more