Boston – The battles of Lexington and Concord. These events should ring a bell or two with most people. However, when it comes to the Battle of Menotomy, notably the bloodiest battle that took place on April 19, 1775, the first day of the American Revolution, the number of questioning looks and blanks stares is sure to skyrocket. [Read more…] about Arlington Considers Return To Menotomy Roots
Boston – With their light wooden frames, flat or slightly pitched roofs and stacked porches, the three-decker residence has become a staple in the architectural make up of Boston’s urban neighborhoods. [Read more…] about Preserving Boston’s Iconic Three-Decker House
The New Balance Hubway bike network, currently running through the Boston neighborhoods of Allston-Brighton, Back Bay, Beacon Hill and others, is expected to establish new stations in Brookline in the early summer months. [Read more…] about Hubway Extends Network Out To Brookline
The restoration of the historic May House, a designated part of the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom, is currently underway and is scheduled to be completed and open to the public by the end of 2012. It is to become a town visitors’ center and museum dedicated the anti-slavery movement and the accomplishments of Rev. Samuel May. [Read more…] about US Rep. Richard E. Neal and Becker College to Dedicate May House Restoration to Underground Railroad Movement
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPWxs8FVSJM&feature=youtu.be[/youtube]Taking eight months to complete, at no cost to the T, Boston Under: After Hours is an MBTA production done with volunteers from the media department of the Department of Revenue.
For years, the T ridership have constantly voiced their concerns and grievances over not enough trains or too-short service hours. [Read more…] about Boston Under: After Hours / An MBTA Production
Latest information from Metro news is that members of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Advisory Board have devised a potential alternative solution to solving the $161 million budget gap without putting the entire burden on just the riders through increased fares and severely decreased services. [Read more…] about MBTA Advisory Board Offers New Proposal, 25 Percent Fare Increase With No Service Cuts
There is a growing trend and demand for urban parks, where mentions of the “High Line effect” are now spreading amongst urban planners of bustling metropolises across the country and wealthy philanthropists are doing their parts to fund projects that are bringing new life into the concrete jungles of downtowns everywhere, like Diane von Furstenberg and Barry Diller who donated $35 million to the High Line project in New York. [Read more…] about Boston Skipped in Northeast’s “High Line Effect”
Located in the Fenway-Kenmore neighborhood of Boston, and originally established in 1903, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum will be introducing its new Special Exhibition Gallery to the public this Thursday, January 19, 2012.
For those of you who wonder what goes on behind the walls of the Boston Society of Architects’ headquarters at 290 Congress Street, now is your chance. The BSA has opened its doors to the public, welcoming them to experience the nonprofit organization at work in their new 14,000-square-foot facility at Atlantic Wharf. [Read more…] about Bringing Architecture To The People, People To The BSA
As a collaborative effort to create more accessible connections between key landmarks across the city, the Boston Transportation Department and the National Park Service has initiated a movement to connect transit hubs and historic sites all over Boston via new pedestrian and bicycle paths. [Read more…] about Connect Historic Boston: New Pedestrian And Bike Paths To Link Transit Hubs And Historic Landmarks