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In 1920, over 50,000 newly enfranchised women registered to vote in Boston.

From watching a game at Fenway Park to sailing on the Charles River, summers in Boston are defined...

Following the flow of residents from Boston’s Chinatown to the South End in the mid-20th century...

Boston’s neighborhoods are made up of diverse populations each with their own specific histories...

On this day, in 1918, two sailors housed at Boston’s Commonwealth Pier reported to the sickbay with...

Culture is woven throughout the fabric of Boston’s diverse neighborhoods. Across the City, family...

Bostonians have been using public transit systems since the late 19th century. Street-level systems...

Since the late 19th century, Boston’s transportation system has been on the move, always changing to...

In the first part of our two-part series on the role of community in Boston’s neighborhoods, we...

In the first of a two-part series about the role of community in Boston’s neighborhoods, we look at...

As the temperatures rise in Boston, the arrival of summer is all but confirmed. Recreation, much...

Boston has long been known for its commitments to education. Teacher Wilhelmina Crosson exemplified...

When Jessie Gideon Garnett first showed up at Tufts University’s School of Dental Medicine, she was...

Have you ever walked by a Hero Square and wondered who it was named for? The City Archives is...

On November 9, 1872, the Great Fire of Boston destroyed more than 1,000 businesses in Boston’s...

Is Boston's birthday on September 7 or 17? The answer is more complicated than you realize!

Morna Crawford came to Boston after World War II to take a job at the Museum of Fine Arts. She...

James Henderson, a black poet, playwright, and actor from Virginia, came to Boston in 1917. Boston...

Elizabeth Amberman recalls the Great Depression in Jamaica Plain and a robbery over Betty Crocker’s...

Franklin Park Zoo gets a hippo and Boston builds a rapid transit system. Three men reflect on...

In September 2019, a group of undergraduate students at Simmons University began work on a project...

A Roslindale woman recalls her immigrant father’s claim that he had never truly experienced the cold...

On July 4, 1861, Bostonians celebrated Independence Day as they grappled with the reality of civil...

In the 1970s, Boston residents provided oral history interviews as part of the Boston 200...

On this day in 1865, Union General Gordon Granger read General Order No. 3 to the inhabitants of...

On May 30, 1868, Americans observed the country’s first Memorial Day.

While cataloging Public Works Department photographs at the City Archives, intern Alyssa True...

Residents were arrested, tomatoes were thrown, furniture was tossed into the street. In a David-and...

At the beginning of the twentieth century, interest in public health and child welfare grew.

What characteristics do you think of when you hear the word "slum"? Deteriorated infrastructure...

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