The Boston Guardian may have cracked the case.
The folks at the Boston City Archives write:
This photo was taken to document a city infrastructure project. Can you guess the project? When and where was it taken?
New England Folklore recounts the life of Ann Hibbins, a 17th-century Bostonian whose downfall began when she complained about what she thought was shoddy work by a carpenter on her home. One thing led to another, and in 1655 she was convicted of witchcraft. The General Court, on which her husband had served before his own death (from natural causes), upheld the conviction and she was hanged on Boston Common on June 19, 1656.
Aline Kaplan tells us about Jacob Sleeper and his eponymous street in Fort Point: President of the Boston Wharf Co., whose logo still details many of the buildings there, and a co-founder of Boston University.
The Jewish Journal talks to Debbie Cherry, president of Temple B’nai Israel, the last remnant of what was once Revere's large Jewish community - which she is now preparing for sale.
UPDATE: Turns out there were two Cambridge listings, but one was under North Cambridge for some reason.
The Cambridge Historical Commission recounts the history of Bennett House in Porter Square, the one "tourist home" in Cambridge listed in the Green Book, which was a guide for black tourists in the Jim Crow era of lodgings that were open to them long before it became the name of a movie.
On Jan. 6, 1800, our own John Adams, then serving as president in the nation's capital of Philadelpha, declared a national day of mourning for George Washington, who had died less than a month earlier. The date chosen was Washington's birthday - Feb. 22.
Massachusetts declared its own day of mourning for Feb. 22 that year as well: Read more.
The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this old elevated disaster. See it larger.
Of all the absurdities of the Winter that Never Ended, perhaps none was bigger than the boat that got stuck on an iceberg at Lincoln and Summer streets downtown, four years ago today.
H/t Kristie Helms for the reminder.
Mayor Walsh, Boston Poet Laureate Porsha Olayiwola and others gathered inside City Hall today to celebrate the 50th anniversary. Cake was eaten and reproduction pins were given out. Read more.
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