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Flashback Friday

This is an image of the construction of Boston’s Central Artery which razed and divided parts of downtown neighborhoods. This photo taken from the Custom’s Building looks out at the North End in Boston during the 1950s.

The photo is courtesy of the BPL archives.

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Flashback FridayImage of the Charles River at Norumbega Park, Newton in 1919 photographed by Leslie Jones. The photo is courtesy of the BPL archives.

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Flashback FridayNot all flashback posts are all that old. This is what Commonwealth Avenue looked like just five months ago.

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Flashback Friday ProvincetownThis week’s Flashback Friday post is courtesy of The Boston Globe archives and shows Commercial Street in Provincetown in 1979.

Want to see more? The Boston Globe recently posted a collection of vintage images of Cape Cod here.

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Flashback FridayLast week I featured the Boston Garden which you can see in this artist rendering of Boston by all the train tracks leading into North Station.   This “$110,000 highway in the skies” as the Boston Globe called it back in 1954 became obsolete decades ago and was replaced by the Central Artery Tunnel Project better known as the Big Dig.

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Flashback FridayWith the Boston Bruins playing against Chicago Blackhawks for the Stanley Cup Finals in game 2 tomorrow, I thought I’d feature the original Boston Garden – home to the Boston Bruins.  This building first opened in 1928 and was demolished in 1998 and replaced by a “New” Boston Garden.

In front of the Garden you see an elevated portion of the Green Line subway that vaguely resembles Chicago’s metro the “El”.  Let’s hope that the Bruins will eek out a win tomorrow night before they return to the Boston Garden for game 3.

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Flashback FridayBoston Area Gay and Lesbian Youth (BAGLY) officially forms in 1980 making it  the first youth run organization in Boston. BAGLY continues today as the second oldest continuously running youth organization in the country. Talk about Boston Strong.  I can’t imagine the courage these teenagers must have had to be out and proud in the early 1980s.

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