You find the most-interesting things in a barber shop.
Here are a couple photos of pages from the April 1925 issue of Real Estate News newspaper, "Dedicated to the Development and Welfare of Boston and New England and to those who Own, Occupy, Sell or Manage Real Estate".
On the cover is a story on plans to completely rehab an existing building on Newbury Street. The renovation did take place, as Bostonians know, as the property was the location of Kakas Furs
fur for many years. In the left-hand corner of the page is a photo of the building as it existed circa 1925.
Inside the newspaper is a short article entitled "WHY BOXES REMAIN ON THE STREET" regarding trash receptacles in the Back Bay.
It is learned at City Hall that the reason the street boxes for the deposit of paper and other things no longer wanted by pedestrians remain on Boston sidewalks, notwithstanding the the announcement that they were to be removed in response to protests, is that a legal controversy has arisen concerning the permits. It seems that the city granted a permit to a private concern to maintain these boxes in numerous locations for a year, and the holders of the concession had [existing] contracts for the advertisements which appear on the boxes.
No telling if the removal of the boxes ever took place but at some point trash cans wrapped to lights were installed. Then, a couple years ago, Big Belly solar receptacles were placed all over the Back Bay, overriding neighborhood concerns and "protests".