Seth Barnett, lawyer for the company that owns the now closed Blue, Inc. on Broad Street, came prepared to a Boston Licensing Board hearing today: He figured somebody would ask why his client would want to name the replacement restaurant after the Broad Street Riot.
And, indeed, board member Milton Wright asked what the deal was with wanting to name the place Broad Street... Read more
The interior tour starts at 1:00.
The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports on a class project at Wentworth to scan in photos of both the exterior and interior of James Michael Curley's house at 350 Jamaicaway - which is owned by the city but which is almost never opened to the public.
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