Tag: history

Boston Swan Boats Kick Off The 2010 Season

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Boston Swan Boats Kick Off The 2010 Season

This past weekend the Swan Boats opened up their 2010 season.  Though Saturday was not that warm or sunny it brings us ever closer to the warmer weather. If you are from the Boston area the odds are high that you have been on the Swan Boat ride.  I remember being taken their on some […]

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Tom Hanks Visits Boston’s JFK Library

Filed in Arts & Entertainment, Featured by on March 5, 2010 0 Comments
Tom Hanks Visits Boston’s JFK Library

Tom Hanks premiered his latest documentary type film on World War II at the JFK Library in Dorchester.  Tom Hanks mentioned in one of the interviews that I saw that one of the reasons they chose the premiere of his latest HBO miniseries “The Pacific” was John F. Kennedy’s war experience.  The premiere brought out […]

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It’s Just Politics

Filed in Local Events, Local News, Politics by on September 14, 2009 0 Comments
It’s Just Politics

Last week, the Senate opened without its Lion, Senator Edward M. Kennedy. In his honor, they draped his seat in black velvet. This serves as a reminder of the all important question–what will happen to Ted’s seat? It’s fate potentially rests in the hands of the Massachusetts legislature. In 2004, the Massachusetts legislature changed the […]

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Not a Typical Day at Work: My Experience at the State House the Day Ted Kennedy Died

Filed in Headline, Local Events, Local News, Politics by on August 26, 2009 1 Comment
Not a Typical Day at Work: My Experience at the State House the Day Ted Kennedy Died

7:40AM – After waking up only a half hour earlier, I received a text message (in true contemporary fashion) reading, “Did you hear about Ted Kennedy?” I promptly turned on the computer and TV in order to find out what happened. Although I knew once I read the message that Ted Kennedy had died, these […]

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The Tale of The Trail

Filed in Arts & Entertainment, Headline, Things To Do by on August 21, 2009 0 Comments
The Tale of The Trail

Millions walk Boston’s famous Freedom Trail every year without knowing the story behind the red line. It all started with a journalist who just wanted to make it easier for people to visit the historic sites the city offers. This truly shows the power of one idea! The journalist, Bill Schofield, realized that if he […]

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Beyond the Hooker

Filed in Lifestyle, Local Events, Local News, Politics, Things To Do by on August 11, 2009 0 Comments
Beyond the Hooker

Beneath the gold dome atop Beacon Hill, past and present live together in the same house—the Massachusetts State House. Similar to a museum, it houses famous paintings and sculptures. As the seat of government for the Commonwealth since its construction in 1798, this historic building holds even more significance. Like any other place of government, […]

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Top Nine Boston Firsts

Filed in Featured, Headline, Sports by on July 29, 2009 4 Comments
Top Nine Boston Firsts

The City of Boston has an immensely rich history, as it should being one of the first cities in the USA. Right from the start Bostonians began innovating and introducing new concepts to the United States and the world. The list of things Boston did first is extensive. Here’s a list of the top nine […]

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A Gay Reality

A Gay Reality

Join the Boston Observer in exploring Boston Pride, 2009.

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