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By adamg - 6/10/21 - 9:31 am
Morning eclipse, with jet

Adam Balsam was among the many people who got up early to get a good view of the eclipse, which in his case meant a trip to Wollaston Beach. At first, it was disappointing, because clouds obscured the show as the sun broke above the horizon, but once the sun rose high enough, the show was on. Read more.

By adamg - 1/30/21 - 10:37 am

WBZ reports state inspectors will be giving the Canton ski area a good going over after some skiers got stranded on the ski lift for 40 minutes Thursday - two days after a 7-year-old boy fell off it.

By adamg - 10/9/16 - 4:07 pm
Neponset River marshes along the Hyde Park and Milton border

Looking across the Neponset River Reservation towards the Great Blue Hill from Meadow Road, in the southernmost reaches of Hyde Park.

By adamg - 12/2/15 - 9:22 am

BU Today takes us inside New England's other weather station, the one atop the Great Blue Hill, which has been recording the weather longer than any other station, even the more famous one atop Mt. Washington:

The hilltop often gets some serious weather. In New England’s notorious Hurricane of 1938, the observatory recorded a wind gust of 186 miles per hour, the highest ever recorded in the United States. After another of last year’s blizzards, Fitzgerald spent more than 48 hours straight at the summit.

By adamg - 1/13/15 - 7:41 am

This past Sept. 6, Greg C. took an awesome photo of a lightning storm over the Great Blue Hill.

By adamg - 12/23/14 - 7:48 am

Jef Taylor gives us a tour of the inside of the Great Blue Hill meteorological observatory.

By adamg - 10/19/14 - 12:55 pm

Transcript of a talk by Joe Bagley, Boston city archaeologist, on the Blue Hills' distant past as a large volcano, and why that became important to the Native Americans who, several hundred million years later, inhabited the area:

I have personally visited, excavated, and studied hundreds of Native archaeological sites throughout the east coast, and I have never experienced the types of intact Native landscapes that can be found in the Blue Hills. I do not mean intact as in undeveloped, but intact meaning the actual experience is similar today as it was in the past.

Via Boston Reddit.

By adamg - 9/22/14 - 10:12 am

So have you noticed WGBH-FM coming in even feistier than usual? The station reports it finished replacing its 36-year-old antenna on top of the hill that gave it its call letters a couple weeks ago. The new antenna now

Broadcasts at 100,000-watt power and provides a stronger signal to downtown Boston and reaches more Massachusetts communities and all six New England states.

Photos of the antenna being topped off.

By adamg - 12/29/12 - 2:33 pm

Spaceholders at the ready

By adamg - 2/29/12 - 8:04 am


Are those snow clouds moving in over the Great Blue Hill this morning? The scene from the top of Millennium Park in West Roxbury.

By adamg - 1/8/12 - 6:10 pm

Snowy Great Blue Hill

By adamg - 11/30/11 - 5:02 pm

Who was Daniel M. Casey and why is there a plaque in his memory at the top of the Hill?

By adamg - 4/14/09 - 10:51 pm
Observe carefully

David Parsons went to the very top - of the Eliot Tower on the Great Blue Hill.

By adamg - 12/6/08 - 6:40 pm
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OK, it's manmade snow, but still. Sure looks like they're ready for skiers at the Great Blue Hill.

You can get a really good view of the ski run from Meadow Road in Readville, off the Neponset Valley Parkway (it's the road that goes to what used to be the giant Stop & Shop warehouse) - even if you don't have a zoom lens.

By adamg - 9/7/08 - 9:28 pm
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Looking toward the Great Blue Hill (I think; somebody please correct me if I'm wrong) through a tunnel out of Fort Warren on Georges Island.

The fort is great for such framed views, given that it has zillions of slits and holes for cannons, guns and binoculars:

Out to sea
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