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.
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City officials this evening formally dedicated the rebuilt Alvah Kittredge House, saved through the work of Historic Boston, which took ownership of the long-vacant early 19th-century structure on Linwood Street in 2011 and rebuilt it as five two-bedroom apartments.
Suffolk University will offer the History of Boston as a free online course starting Oct. 20, taught by Suffolk history professor Robert J. Allison.
The Dig reports a Globe column on the history of the word "scofflaw" notes its Boston roots but uses the passive voice to avoid mentioning the role of the Herald in popularizing the word.
Patrick Kineavy and Alex Lovejoy of the MBTA recently explored a long-abandoned fallout shelter next to an abandoned trolley tunnel under Tremont Street (the one you see on the right on the inbound platform at Boylston).
Imagine having to subsist on whatever's in this barrel:
J.L. Bell reports a cannon that has been in the chamber atop the Bunker Hill Monument since the 1840s is being removed today for restoration. But it's unclear where it will wind up once it's spruced up, he writes.
At least in Roslindale, old trolley tracks never died - they just got covered over with asphalt. Tim Murphy noticed the tracks exposed on South Street for some utility work in front of Wallpaper City today.