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

In the 1950s, the Boston Housing Authority (BHA) announced plans to "redevelop" the West End, a...

The West End of Boston was once a diverse, bustling, working-class neighborhood of Boston. Then, in...

If you put 15 Hanover Street into a GPS, it will bring you to the middle of a crosswalk looking...

On August 18, 1920, 36 states ratified the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote. Women’s...

Boston's schools have always been an important part of the community! Early in the 20th century...

From the outside, the Elizabeth Peabody House was an unassuming building in Boston’s West End...

Boston is a city known for its firsts. First subway, first public park, first public library, and...

In the fall of 1829, Boston abolitionist David Walker wrote and published a pamphlet entitled,...

Among the many transformations that Boston has undergone in its more than 300-year history, one of...

In January of 1846, the Hayden family moved to Boston. The Haydens became key leaders in Boston's...

On January 15, 1919, a 50-foot tall tank ruptured, sending 2.3 million gallons of molasses rushing...

In January 1870, Boston annexed the Town of Dorchester. In honor of the 150th anniversary of...

On this day in 1835, Phillips Brooks was born in Boston. Brooks served as the rector of Boston’s...

On November 18, 1755, an earthquake woke Bostonians and knocked Faneuil Hall's grasshopper weather...

On this day in 1804, the "Snow Hurricane" — also known as "the Great Gale of 1804" — made landfall...

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

On August 26, 1826, Faneuil Hall Market, now commonly known as Quincy Market, held its grand opening...

In April of 1870, Nellie Burns disappeared from her Boston home. More than 100 years later...

On this day, in 1897, Amelia Earhart was born in Atchison, Kansas. Did you know that Earhart had a...

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

As a young person, Nimoy worked various jobs in the West End. He sold newspapers, worked at local...

Did you know that the City Archives is full of records documenting the lives of Boston's women? We...

A 50-foot tall tank ruptured, sending 2.3 million gallons of molasses rushing through the...

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

Today, at 3:30 p.m., Mayor Walsh and Interim School Superintendent Laura Perille will open the new...

On this day in 1838, a group of black Bostonians petitioned the city for an addition to the Abiel...

On this day in 1893, Eliott Joslin, a Boston physician, examined Mary Higgins, a young girl...

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.