Category Archives: Boston

Questions Still Unanswered

It’s good to see that the Boston Globe is finally catching up to the Dirty Fucking Hippies and asking hard questions about why federal agencies never passed on relevant information about Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Kevin Cullen (boldface mine): “Why would they … Continue reading

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The Water Is Rising

In the Boston Public Garden’s Lagoon:

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Why Regulation Matters: A Tragic Fire

There’s no way to know for certain, but two regulatory failures might have contributed to the tragic death of two firefighters in Back Bay. The first remedy should be mandating sprinkler systems (boldface mine): With two major fires in the … Continue reading

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Early Spring on Commonwealth

Early morning on Commonwealth Mall, between Gloucester and Hereford:

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Lego Library

In the atrium of the Boylston Street entrance to the Boston Public Library is this neat Lego display of the Boston Library:

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Nearly Thirteen Years After Sept. 11, 2001, Nothing Has Changed

In spite of all the ‘never again’ that occurred after Sept. 11, 2001, the Boston Marathon bombings show that we have learned nothing since then (boldface mine): A sharply critical congressional report on Wednesday said federal officials suffered multiple communication … Continue reading

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Waiting in the Rain

Observed at the Museum of Fine Arts stop, Boston:

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Purple Pane, Pink Rose

Observed on Chestnut Street, Beacon Hill, Boston: The pink glass panes were due to impurities in the glass making procedure, but then came into vogue in the 1800s. They can still be found in Boston houses (one house on the … Continue reading

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Hose and Ice

Wednesday afternoon, the day of the tragic fire on Beacon Street, I saw this: At first, I thought it was another fire, but it turned out to be wind-blown spray from one of the fire hoses: A couple of hours … Continue reading

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Boylston and Hereford

Observed at the corner of Boylston and Hereford Streets in Back Bay, home of Engine 33 which lost two firefighters Wednesday putting out a fire in Boston’s Back Bay: A fund to aid the families of Lt. Lieutenant Edward J. … Continue reading

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