Category Archives: Boston

Long Distance (From DC) Thoughts on the Accidental Genius of Boston’s Public School Lottery

Washington DC is rethinking its school boundary policies that determine which schools students might be able to attend. Unlike Boston’s current plan, where students can choose from the six ‘closest’ schools-but two of those ‘closest’ schools must be of high … Continue reading

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Hancock, Final

Probably the last one of these I’ll post. Observed from Back Bay:

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Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow

No, I’m not giving up blogging (though, for obvious reasons, it will probably become a little spotty over the next few weeks). Not dying either thankfully. But today is my last full day in Boston. I’m taking a great job … Continue reading

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Another Undah?

A while ago, I posted a photo of the last vestiges of the old T, the Scollay Under sign in the corner of the Blue Line platform at Park Street (now closed for construction). During the repairs, two other Under … Continue reading

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Cherry Tree Down

And this was observed less than fifty yards from the George Washington statue in Boston’s Public Garden. Coincidence? I think not:

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O Captain, My Captain

Observed on Marlborough Street, Back Bay, Boston:

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The Crabapple of My Eye

Observed in Boston’s Public Garden:

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SoWa Art Walk

Today is the annual South of Washington Art Walk in the South End. It’s fun: not only is it the first day the farmer’s market is open, but the studios at 450 Harrison Street are open to the public. Definitely … Continue reading

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Back Bay Under Clouds

Observed from the Boston Common:

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More Weird Things Found on Back Bay Fences

Consider this part of our ongoing series of ‘weird stuff people leave on fences in Back Bay.’ Observed on Commonwealth Ave.:

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