The Cambridge Historical Commission shows us what the new Longfellow Bridge looked like in 1908 - a couple years after it opened - as the Cambridge Bridge. Look at those gasometers in Kendall Square on the Cambridge side. Read more.
MassDOT reported tonight that all lanes on the Longfellow Bridge will be open for business tomorrow. Read more.
Gary Chase shows us the flags volunteers staked in the Common this week to honor the more than 37,000 Massachusetts residents who have died defending the country in wars going back to the Revolution.
John Hawkinson spotted a flatbed carrying a flatbed on the Longfellow Bridge yesterday.
Roving UHub photographer Evangelos Efstathiou took in the annual Make Way for Ducklings parade around the Common and the Public Garden today.
City Councilors Michelle Wu (at large) and Josh Zakim (Beacon Hill, Back Bay, Fenway, Mission Hill) will ask other councilors to join them tomorrow in urging the state to use barriers to protect bicyclists when the revamped Longfellow Bridge finally opens later this month. Read more.
The Beacon Hill Times reports Troop 65321 was the top-selling cookie-selling troop in the entire state.
Teddy Kokoros took in the Greek Independence Day parade today.
The case of the mystery justice has likely been solved, officials say. A portrait with no ID hanging outside the door of Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Ralph Gants turns out to be Lemuel Shaw, who served nearly 30 years as chief justice in the mid-1800s.
Credit for IDing the justice, who served as chief justice between 1830 and 1860, goes to a longtime court officer with a background in forensic science - and extensive knowledge of the antiques and fine-art business, according to court officials: Read more.
JB Parrett noticed a window shopper outside Sweet on Charles Street on Beacon Hill.
Damaskin gingerly walked across the Common this morning.
AV Morrison reports on an incident around 2 p.m. at the southeast corner of Mt Vernon and Louisburg Square:
I heard the plow truck scrapping the side of the car. And then the plower took the right tail light out! It was bent at a 90 degree angle for a few seconds before it cracked. I almost got hit by the large portion of it, which flew off towards the fence of the garden. And it was after that I took the license plate number of the plow truck guy. ... Whether he left a note for the SUV owner, I don't know.
Boston Attitude shows us the hunk of tree that fell on a car parked near the State House on Beacon Hill this afternoon.