NorthEndWaterfront.com has video of the annual lighting of the lanterns (two if by sea and all) in Old North Church.
Old North Church
Walter Baker in Dorchester is normally the only chocolate guy people think of in Boston, but it turns out the North End had a chocolate maker of its own. The Old North Church reports it's won a $13,000 Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Chocolate History Research Grant from, yes, the maker of Mars Bars, to study the life of Capt. Newark Jackson, a parishioner who owned a chocolate mill and store in the North End back in Colonial days.
The church will also use the money to research colonial cacao trade routes.
Via J.L. Bell.
On a foggy day, JB Parrett captured Old North Church in the North End - and the more recent buildings of downtown.
The Boston city archaeologist livestreamed a dig in the crypt in the basement of Old North Church today.
H/t Josh G.
Natalia gives us a look inside the Old North Church bell tower.
This plaque is embedded in the sidewalk on the Tremont Street side of the Parker House. It's easy to miss - who looks down while walking down that particularly busy sidewalk? - but once you see it, you just know you have to stop and take a look.
And for years, your view was, in fact, of Old North Church, just to the left of City Hall. But now, well, look at what Aaron Helfand saw this morning when he stood on the plaque and looked out:
The BPL's main library in Copley Square currently has an exhibit (in the old, McKim wing) of memorials left by runners and visitors after the Marathon last year. At the end of your walk are several budding trees - and blank tags on which you can write a new message.
At the Old North Church in the North End, you'll find another collection of tags - representing the dog tags of soldiers lost in Afghanistan and Iraq. K.M. Peterson visited the memorial garden recently:
The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today that the group that runs free tours of Old North Church is not liable for the injuries a Georgia tourist suffered when she tripped on a pew riser in 2006, because it's covered under a state law that exempts sites that offer free access or tours from injury liability.
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports Old North Church is opening two restrooms to the public on a trial basis - with a suggested donation of $1 per visit. Finding a place to go in the tourist-dependent North End has long been a challenge.
Scott Stossel tweets:
Gives new meaning to '1 if by land, 2 if by sea.'