Matt Frank watched the sun go down over Boston Harbor and the Zakim Bridge this evening.
The Boston city archaeologist livestreamed a dig in the crypt in the basement of Old North Church today.
H/t Josh G.
The state has made similar threats in the past about the funding it provides for the Rose Kennedy Greenway, but this year, it may really mean it, the Globe reports.
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports somebody got some pretty good surveillance photos of a guy spray-painting buildings on Henchman Street in the North End.
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports the formation of a curling club at the North End's Steriti Rink.
But where can you get poutine around there?
A couple of kids recapture the horror of a molasses tsunami in the North End 98 years ago today.
H/t Greg Cook.
A school-bus driver and a motorist got into a "negative verbal interaction" shortly before dismissal at the Eliot School on Charter Street yesterday that required a police officer to break up, according to a note the school sent to parents today. Read more.
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports discussions among waterfront interests about bringing back New Year's Eve fireworks over the harbor if the organizers of First Night have concluded they can't or won't do them.
NorthEndWaterfront.com wonders if the real reason the current operators of First Night have shifted the midnight fireworks from Boston Harbor to Copley Square is not because it's cheaper but to try to build up a Boston version of Times Square:
Watch this year as the TV hosts interview the Copley attendees and count the suburbanites that will have come in to Copley, all decked out in a spectacularly crowded space. The Back Bay event will be instantly labeled a “success” because it will look good on television.
Prevailing sentiment in progressive haunts is “2016, don’t let the door hit you on the way out.” Between a stressful election season, acts of terror, and the crisis in Syria, many of us will be glad to see the calendar page turn on Sunday night. Still, to every cloud there is a silver lining, and at least when it comes to tackling climate change in the US, Massachusetts was a bright spot amidst the clouds of 2016.
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports a local inebriate who was refused entry to the Coast Guard base around midnight tried to fight his way in. A Coast Guard guard subdued him with the help of some pepper spray; he was taken to Mass. General for some pre-booking medical attention.
Erica Mattison watched a pair of Santas wheel down the new dedicated bike lane on Commercial Street in the North End this afternoon as part of a Santa ride.
Eastie Strong was among the people jammed into Caffe dello Sport today to watch the match between Real Madrid and Barcelona (which ended in a 1-1 tie).
A concerned citizen files a complaint that somebody is going around the North End vandalizing trees, such as this one on Fulton Street, which looks like it's had its bark peeled off.
Brighton Center has long been plagued by the Brighton tree ninja, who keeps trying to kill local trees, which for some reason offend him.
Associated Press reports Harvard scientists who study fluid dynamics turned their eye to the Great Molasses Flood and, after studying how molasses flows at different temperatures, concluded that the relatively warm molasses that flowed out of that North End tank quickly cooled in the relatively chill Boston air (the disaster happened during one of our January thaws), going from liquidy to gooey and trapping people and horses.
David Wean watched the tide come in under the North Washington Street bridge today.
Adam Castiglioni reports Boston Common Coffee, 97 Salem St., will be shutting its doors for good on Monday - after first trying to drain its remaining stocks by handing out free coffee.
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