This print, from the BPL archives, shows a British steamer leaving Boston Harbor through ice, thanks to local merchants:
This print, representing the B & N. A Royal Mail steam ship Britannia, John Hewitt, commander, leaving her dock at East Boston on the 3d of February 1844 on her voyage to Liverpool, is respectfully dedicated by the publishers to the merchants of Boston who... Read more
The Supreme Judicial Court today updated the definition of "reasonable doubt" that Massachusetts judges have been reading to jurors since 1850, when it was first used in the case of a Harvard professor charged with murdering and dismembering a prominent Beacon Hill doctor.
The updating comes in a ruling on a man convicted of seven counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under... Read more
A 19-unit condo development proposed to replace an old horse-trolley barn between E. 5 and E. 6 streets in South Boston would come with a 33-lot parking garage, according to the developers' filing with the BRA.
Aidan Gregory Feeney and Brendan Feeney of Feeney Brothers Excavation want to replace commercial buildings at 815 E. 5 and 812 E. 6 streets with ten-unit and a nine-unit... Read more
Around 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 15, 1919, a large, poorly maintained tank full of molasses on a warm day burst, sending a huge wave of gooey death rampaging down Commercial Street, drowning or crushing 21 people and several horses and cats as it battered the supports of the el that ran down the street and knocked a neighboring fire station off its foundation.
As with... Read more
Associated Press reports on the contents of the metal box with contents dating to 1795, removed from the State House foundation.
THE BLAME GAME IS KILLING US! (USA)
It's so easy to point fingers
Play the blame game
He died, she died
Kill some cops
Shoot for the head
Remember your name
Gain some fame
It's easy to find a target
Easy to use race to bait
Blame the President,
The... Read more
A view of the Back Bay in 1878, when the massive landfill project will still in progress and when Mission Hill had a reservoir. That's Mission Church on the right.