Daily Archives: March 29, 2018

As North Korea Talks with China, South Korea & Japan, Could Bolton Derail Denuclearization Progress?

Jim Monroe discusses the impacts of US tariffs on China could have on the American pork industry


BBC Weather chart reveals HUGE band of snow set to cause travel CHAOS on Easter Monday

CitiesX – YouTube – Channel

Published on Jan 24, 2018

City Mouse and Country Mouse 1,393 views2 months ago

Harvard University Professor Ed Glaeser presents us with an animated update on Aesop’s classic fable of The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse for the 21st century.

YouTube Channel for Course – CitiesX

Harvard University Professor Ed Glaeser presents us with an animated update on Aesop’s classic fable of The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse for the 21st century.


Waves of destruction: Boston searches for answer to emerging flood threat

Boston Herald

Published on Mar 25, 2018

City Councilors are trying to figure out how to plan and pay for increased flooding in Boston’s near future after a relentless winter of nor’easters. (Herald video by Meghan Ottolini)

Boston Common And Proper (1920s)

A/V Geeks
Published on Apr 25, 2016

Silent film looks at Boston and its landmarks. We digitized and uploaded this film from the Prelinger Archive. Email us at footage if you have questions about the footage and are interested in using it in your project.

Full Trolley Ride Through Boston 1903

Jim Dorman
Published on Aug 20, 2012

This is camera video of a DVD with old Boston footage shot by the Edison Film Company. This DVD is part of the “The Rooters – the birth of Red Sox Nation,” but I have also seen it n a DVD called Earliest Massachusetts Film by Northeast Historic Film Company. The film was found in the library of congress along with many other reels of footage shot around the country during the advent of moving pictures. Northeast Historic Film is responsible for making this available.

PBS American Experience: The Race Underground – Testing the First Electric S ubway Motor

Untapped Cities
Published on Jan 25, 2017

The Race Underground traces the transformative ideas of 29-year old American naval officer, Frank Sprague, who envisioned a subway system that would run on electric power instead of the coal of the London Underground. Sprague was primed for the role, having worked initially with Thomas Edison after naval service. He launched a venture under his name, the Sprague Electric Railway & Motor Company, and looked for investors among the Gilded Age barons of the time. On a short track in on an alley between two brick buildings near the Durant Sugar Factory off East 24th Street near the East River, Sprague met Jay Gould to give a test run. Sprague puts Gould at the front of a flatbed train car as a showman’s move, giving the industrialist a literal front row seat. But Sprague became “a little overzealous,” says Doug Most, the author of The Race Underground: Boston, New York, and the Incredible Rivalry That Built America’s First Subway in which the documentary is partly based on.

In the place we now call Boston | Ross Miller | TEDxBeaconStreet

TEDx Talks
Published on Oct 6, 2014

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. The historic city of Boston draws visitors from around the world to revolution-era sites, but what hidden history lies beneath the charming cobbled streets and brick meeting houses? Artist Ross Miller reveals the surprising answer as he embarks urban public art project at the intersection of a beloved Boston public landscape, a long neglected period of history, and a seasonal celebration. Ross Miller is a visual artist whose work integrates art into the public landscape. Through site-based projects he seeks to encourage community conversation in outdoor spaces, and to create places for private reflection in civic environments.