Boston

Boston Tuba Christmas 2010 photos

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

Here are a few photos from the very enjoyable 2010 Boston Tuba Christmas at Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market: A heartfelt thank you to tall the tuba players who participated! You contribute to a great tradition! Photos from the 2008 concert

D-14 asks students in Allston to pay some attention

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

The Boston University Police Department has posted a letter from the commander of Boston PD District 14 (Brighton/Allston) that asks students in the area to make a bit of an effort to curb “increase in B&E incidents.” Writes Captain James Hussey: Unfortunately one of the things that make the A/B Brighton a great place to [...]

Filling in the suburbs

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

Below are two pictures of house construction in the Greater Boston suburbs. The first was taken in Winchester last spring and is a pretty good example of how that town is slowly filled in. High property prices and a high-ranked school system makes it tempting to turn every piece of a lot into a home. [...]

Accident on South Border Road

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Picture of a multi-vehicle accident scene on South Border Road in Medford in Massachusetts on Tuesday October 19, 2010.

Boston in 2009: older, whiter and harder working

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Realtor and real estate writer John Keith has an interesting blog post on BostonHerald.com where he compares Boston’s population by age group in 2000 and 2008/2009 (data methodology issue: as Keith points out the American Community Survey is an annual survey of a sample of the population whereas the the 2000 data is from a [...]

Baked French Toast at Nashoba Brook Bakery

Monday, September 6th, 2010

Yesterday we had breakfast at Nashoba Brook Bakery in Concord on our way to Honey Pot Hill apple orchards in Stow. I tried the baked French toast, which my wife refers to as the baked French banana toast. It’s OK, but not on par with the very good loaves of bread the bakery churns out.

Good night, Boston

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

Photo shot on Thursday last week from the Hyatt Harborside Hotel at Logan Airport.

Car burns up on Massachusetts Turnpike / I-90

Saturday, August 21st, 2010

While driving eastbound on the Mass Turnpike on Saturday August 21 we were passed by a Natick firetruck in the right lane. It turned out to be racing towards a car on fire in the westbound lane, more or less halfway between the Weston barracks and the Framingham exit. When we passed the scene, maybe [...]

Accident on I-90: Flip that SUV!

Sunday, July 4th, 2010

There was on accident on the westbound I-90/Massachusetts Turnpike about a mile east of the Natick exit/Route 30 on Friday July 2, 2010. We were first alerted that something was going on when a couple of unmarked State police cruisers came flying down the left lane (where they were naturally slowed down by Massholes who [...]

Boston population estimates for 2001-2009.

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

What was Boston’s population in 2005? That depends on when you asked the question. Last week the United States Census Bureau released its latest population estimate for cities and towns with at least 100,000 people. The estimate for Boston was 645,000, crowning a rather spectacular turnaround for the estimate of the city’s population size. The [...]