by The Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies
Annual gains in homeowner improvement and maintenance spending are set to accelerate in the second half of the year and remain elevated through mid-year 2022, according to our latest Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA). The LIRA...
Robert Heberton Terrell. This black and white original photo was colorized. Date of photo is unknown.
by Russell Harris
The first Black to deliver an oration at a Harvard University Commencement was Robert Heberton Terrell, graduate of Lawrence Academy, Class of 1880. Indeed, he was the first Black to attend Lawrence.
His life story reads like an old-fashioned super hero narrative -...
by Mary J Metzger
“No other tree genus supports so much life,” writes Douglas W. Tallamy in his new book The Nature of Oaks: The Rich Ecology of Our Most Essential Native Tree.
After a decade of research, this University of Delaware entomologist has the numbers. Oak trees host 897...
Parents have allowed their kids to spend around 41% more time playing online, as compared to before the pandemic began. More than half admit lockdown would have been harder without their kids having access to online games.
To parents, it must seem that their offspring speak a different...
“Put simply, this bill is about happy chickens and happy consumers.”
---Sen Jason Lewis (D-Winchester) describing his bill that would establish new standards and practices that affect egg-laying hens.
“We would be facing an “egg-mageddon” come early next year, where...
The Library is Open! - “A childhood without books – that would be no childhood. That would be like being shut out from the enchanted place where you can go and find the rarest kind of joy.” Astrid Lindgren. Photo by Steve Lieman
It was Reopening Day . . . And All Through The Library . . . Not A Creature
Was Sleeping . . . The Children Were Nestled With Books, All Chosen With
Care . . . As They Heard Her Exclaim ‘We Are Open To All!’
Library Director Vanessa Abrahm sent the following reflection on the Library’s...
Interior view of the 2 Football Fields Long, 86 feet high, Coliseum built expressely for the celebration of the ending of the Civil War near the location of the Prudential Center and Trinity Church in Boston where Ulysses Grant was the most honored and celebrated dignitary. After the celebration, he traveled to Groton.
by Jeffrey H. Boutwell, Ph.D.
In June 1869, Boston threw a party the likes of which the city had never seen, at least not since 1773. The National Peace Jubilee, organized by one of the first great impresarios, Patrick S. Gilmore, took place from June 15-19 in a specially built coliseum...
Pity the poor squirrel who might be of a mind to raid the Sartini bird feeder. Photo by Connie Sartini.
Two photos (top and middle) of Groton Hospital at 240 Main Street, circa 1910. Photos Courtesy of Groton History Center
by Joshua Vollmar
Construction is beginning on the former Donelan’s at 240 Main Street to turn it into Kilbourn Place. With that in mind, it seems appropriate to share the history of the building that was demolished to make way for the present structure in 1964. Best known as the Groton...